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2011-01-18 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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Well, for a six-foot-three guy like myself, I would have to say I am impressed with the way the bike fits although I could have used a little bigger chassis. With that said, the rest of the bike has been nothing short of impressive and well worth the $1,800 I paid for it. The frame, engine and general mechanics have held up for the first year of abuse I have put it through. I must admit that I actually feel guilty for paying so little for such a fine machine. I am considering buying a second one for my 18-year-old son to use for back and forth travel to and from high school.
- John J, Pomona, California

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2009-04-15 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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Well I have had this bike for about 3 months. I bought it used and it had 600km on it when I got it. The only thing that I have done is change the oil and the speedo because it said I what doing 80 in before I shifted out of first but I got one for 25 bucks and all is good. I got it so that I could get back into riding as I haven't ridden since I was 12.
- Heath Conder, Ft Wainwright , Alaska

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2007-09-09 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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I just recently bought this bike from an online dealer. It had to be assembled, including both wheels installed. This is at least a 2, maybe 3 person job, and does require some mechanical skills. I am a professional auto mechanic, and was able to assemble and set it up by myself, with the help of an engine crane. I only have 230 klms on it so far (the speedometer reads in MPH, the odometer reads in kph). I have found some cheesy parts on it, especially the plastics, but have had absolutely no problems with it at all so far. It runs fine, and does what it is supposed to do. I have the genuine American Lifan LF200GY-5 bike, with a rear drum brake, no anti-lock gadget on the front brake, and the OHV pushrod engine. A lot of places are selling copies of this bike, if you get one, be sure to get the real thing. I can't figure out what there is to complain about with this bike. I looked at a Suzuki DR200S, and it was a very nice bike, better fit and finish, and the materials had a better quality appearance to them, but the dealer wanted so much OTD for that bike. You could buy 3 Lifans for that, and have $$$$ left over. The Suzuki IS a better bike, but nowhere near 3 1/2 times better. Check out the LF200GY forum on Yahoo Groups. Apparently I am not the only one that's happy with my bike.
- Jerry, Chandler, Arizona

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2007-04-25 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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Well, I've had my bike for almost 10 months now. I ride it every single day to scool and back which is about an 18-20 mile roundtrip. I take the bike trail riding close to where I live. I take it through mud, little water, sand, and all of that good stuff. So far the bike has held up pretty well. Minor issues I've had are: cheap stock tubes went flat, bolts coming loose and even breaking, (you have to locktight most everything on this bike), front sprocket cover broke off, speedo acts up every now and then, battery went dead, and the clutch cable broke (due to me not lubing it). This bike is definitely the type of bike for someone that can tool around with it. You have to be anal about checking it out all of the time. It is not for someone that just wants to ride it everyday and never give her a look and be aware of what's going on with the bike. Like I already said, I ride this thing EVERY SINGLE DAY, and it has been parked a couple of times for a week or so, waiting on parts (which I can get within less than a week). I say parts, but it was only for my clutch cable. Definitely well worth the amount that I paid for it. Yes, when I can afford it, I will probably upgrade to something bigger, and better (but I'll never let this bike go).
- Shea Douglas, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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2007-04-25 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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The reason I bought this bike was essentially the price... However, it has exceeded my expectations... I have had no issues with the bike (minus a flat tire, and that has nothing to do with the bike obviously). I took the bike out in a foot and a half of snow and had a lot of fun, it worked very well. I also use it on the road quite a bit and have no problems keeping up with traffic or getting around. It will do about 110km/h. There is a little vibration I guess, but not really very much. It is very useful with the rear rack it comes with, I have used it to carry all sorts of things. I haven't checked the mileage yet, but I have only been back to the pumps once since I bought it (I have about 500km on it). It actually has quite a few features, it has a remote starter (which I think is a stupid idea), alarm, helmet lock, steering lock, gear indicator, and the usual nuetral light and such. I would recommend anyone looking into getting one of these bikes to do it!
- Jim, Abbotsford, British Columbia

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2007-01-26 2006 American Lifan LF200GY-5 Motorcycles View Listings

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I am very impressed so far with this little dual purpose bike. It is light and easy to pilot. I have not had mine very long so I can only judge reliability as not having any problems thus far. I'll update later on if this changes... However, to date everything has worked fine right out of the crate. I assembled mine myself as I have been working on bikes for over 20 years. I did change the hard plastic grips out with some softer Renthals and I'm working on installing a gel pad in the seat for a more comfy underside. Inverted front fork is very beefy for this model; Many front forks on so-called dual purpose, look like the wheel could snap off if you just hit a bump too hard... don't care for the number 5 on the front deflector and what's with the little duckies on the crossbar pad!?!?!? It had to go. As with all new bikes shipped from the manufacturer, all nuts and bolts need to be checked over and a little tuning is usually required to get the engine happy. Mine just needed a little carb tweak on the idle screw and now idles nicely at about 1500 RPM. don't expect a supercross or motocross performer from this guy but if you are looking for something to jump on from the house, drive a few miles to the nearest off-beaten trails, this will do just fine.
- Wes Bishop, Cumming, Georgia

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