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★★★★★

“fantastic bike ”

Written on: 06/11/2013 by brian3578 (4 reviews written)

well i have 1 of these bikes and havent had any problem they keep on going .once u look after it. i have 31,500 miles on my bike right now bought her in 2009 . great little bike.From Ireland… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Slight problems”

Written on: 25/09/2013

Been driving the bike for a few weeks and now it seams to not run right. The bike drives but keeps jumping around feels like it's running out of fuel not sure what this could be any ideas people… Read Full Review

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Brian3578's Comment

Written on: 06/11/2013

could be the coke is staying on ,well i have 1 of these bikes and havent had any problem they keep on going .once u look after it. i have 31,500 miles on my bike right now bought her in 2009 . great little bike.

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Brian3578's Comment

Written on: 06/11/2013

sorry i ment choke.

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Happybiker22's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

Could be the choke. Check other easy stuff too like the fuel filter,air filter and spark plug. Does it start and run ok or does the problem occur after a while?

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★☆☆☆☆

“Sanya is a horrible”

Written on: 23/10/2012

Guys - never buy this rubbish. You won't find spare parts in UK. I had to change entire engine 3 times in 1 year !!!… Read Full Review

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Brian3578's Comment

Written on: 15/11/2012

great machine altogether i have mine 3 years now with 28,000 miles great bargain. u can get parts on ebay..u just dont know how to maintain it.:)

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Happybiker22's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

Don't know what you done to replace an engine 3 times, mines runs superb....did you bother to run the engine in according to the manual, change filters and oil etc

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★★★★☆

“Great little commuter ”

Written on: 10/10/2012

I have had the Sanya for 3 1/2 years and now done over 20,000 miles (or 32,000 kms). The bike is used every day and has never failed to start. Good points Reliable Does 120 MPG Cheap parts Quiet Never burns any oil Good lighting and indicators Bad points Chrome is just OK Rack is very weak, keeps breaking Gear lever very sloppy Very slow. 55 on a good day but not happy Brakes dontt work in the wet In conclusion, the bike cost me £720 on the road and has been REALLY reliable and gets me to… Read Full Review

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Bishop123's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2013

I got a sanya sy 125 2010 model I took the air block thing out and now I can get 75mph so not to bad

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★★★★☆

“how much to fill the tank from empty ”

Written on: 20/09/2012

does any 1 know how much it takes to fill the tank from empty at all… Read Full Review

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Dan18's Comment

Written on: 04/07/2013

routhly ten pound

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★★★★☆

“Great little bike”

Written on: 07/08/2012

For its price I cant fault this little bike, Sanya SY125-11 125. Two year old and 7500 miles on the clock its got me where I wanted to go with little fuss but there are a few pointers I would like to mention. Be careful on wet roads with original tyres on bike it does get a little twitchy until they wear a bit and the front wheel seems a little light accelarating out slow corners. I had early problems with brakelight blowing early on which I replaced and a issue with a loose wire underneath… Read Full Review

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Happybiker22's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

Small update on the bike since I last posted this review. Bike passed mot no problems at all. I did have a issue with the calliper clips though, mines were corroded and fell apart after replacing the brake-pads, hunted high and low EVERYWHERE on the net for these little spring steel square clips and the only way I was getting a set was if I bought the whole brake unit!...fortunately I made a pair to fit. Metal-work is starting to suffer a little, but the bike is kept outside all year with a cover, and given the circumstances this is expected. Exhaust is getting bad with rust though, treated that with heat paint which works for quite a while...not too fussy on the bikes looks it does its job good for short journeys and for a bog standard ohc engine am really amazed at what it does for a little bike, when that oil warms up its a nippy little machine and still has the original 15t front sprocket on. Still happy with this little bike for running about just gota keep an eye on it give it a little attention every week and it will go good. Had a few probs sourcing brake-pads at first but am out of time writing this comment but if anyones stuck needing help sourcing parts pls reply to my post and I`ll look out the sources.

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★★★★☆

“Not a bad bike”

Written on: 26/02/2012 by poecilotheria (1 review written)

At first sceptical about the sanya Sy 125-11 but its turned out rather well so far other than having to replace the tail light bulb and tighten rear drum brake. Got some great power behind it for a 125cc of this price range and great acceleration. Other than its hard to get parts for its a good little bike and mindless fun steering could be lighter though. If your looking for a cheap affordable bike to get around on this is it go buy one, they are really easy on the fuel and cheap to keep on… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to poecilotheria's Review

Written on: 12/04/2012

Which parts over which period ( in miles )

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★★★★☆

“Built Quality is AMAZING!!”

Written on: 22/02/2012 by RisingCruiser94 (1 review written)

Ok, i had my Sanya for 2 months. But already since passing my CBT i came off the bike twice. first time car cutting me off and second a oil patch on the road. But twice, the bike a slid along the road and only came with damage to the mirrors and headlight. BUILT LIKE A TANK! and nice and cheap to buy a simple 7 inch universal light that transforms the look of the bike. And some long stem mirrors, so my shoulders isn't taking up the view. … Read Full Review

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Slickcity's Response to RisingCruiser94's Review

Written on: 23/07/2013

I quite agree. I'm one of those rare dealerships (38 years & still going) who do offer a repair service for Chinese bike owners. I tell them like it is! "You get what you pay for", and having dealt with a few brands the Sanya was by far the better make. Sadly the supply has dried up and so to have the spares. We have one (Sanya) in our cobweb corner of used bikes and can't sell it because no one here likes, even wants Chinese bikes anymore. However we used it for three hard years as part of our CBT fleet and it never let us down. The exhaust corroded a little but the rest of it is in quite remarkable condition, and it did 19k miles, all weathers. Can't get better than that.

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★★★★☆

“first road bike”

Written on: 15/07/2011

This was my first road bike having done my CBT. I bought it from another chap at work who bought it new to learn on, for £250. It had various areas of surface rust, and some of the chromeing is about as thick as tissue paper. However for the price i paid and the new price of thses bikes you really cannot complain. If i had it from new i think it would not have suffered as much as the previous owner never cleaned it by his own admission.I have now spent a grand total of 3 hours cleaning it and… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/07/2011

I have a sanya also do you no if you can get wider tyres

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★★★★☆

“Excellent value for money.....”

Written on: 30/06/2011 by colinpb (1 review written)

I was looking for a bike to get me to and fro' work, after looking at the market place and seeing the high price of Japanese 125s new and secondhand I was a bit disconcerted as new, the price was too high and secondhand the price still seemed high relative to the risk you take in buying a used 125 learner legal bike. Sanya to the rescue.... I bought the bike from the guys in Plymouth for £599 or there abouts, value for money it appeared and as you will see in this report it really is... I… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to colinpb's Review

Written on: 02/07/2011

The most sensible review yet. I've just bought one of these and am waiting for it to be delivered. Getting it insured is proving to be a hassle. Only Rampdale seem willing to give it a quote online.

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Guest's Response to colinpb's Review

Written on: 08/07/2011

which type of NGK spark plug did you change to.?

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★★★☆☆

“Sanya 125cc problems so far.”

Written on: 02/06/2011 by brizeeredcaps (1 review written)

Hi, my son bought one of these bikes to use as a commuter to and from work. He's done little over a thousand miles and we've found a problem which is a bit of a pain. One of the exhaust studs just snapped whilst out riding. we found the culprit in the car park that we had just left and on closer examination discovered that it was made from a very brittle metal and not up to the job. Since then the other has gone too. We have been in contact with the supplier L S Imports as it is covered by… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to brizeeredcaps's Review

Written on: 05/06/2011

hi do u mean the exhaust studs going in to the engine block ?

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Brizeeredcaps's Response to brizeeredcaps's Review

Written on: 04/11/2011

After 6 months I'm still trying to get a replacement head for that damned bike. The engine was originally from a XL 125 Honda from the 80's, parts are like rockin' horse sh@t and still no joy from the importer who has now changed his name. Suggestions are stay away from this bike and importer.They are very rude on the phone continually cutting you off etc. The build quality is now showing. Rust on all thin chrome work. Nylon tyres have had my son off twice in the rain. ( Now changed to rubber tyres costing £130. plastics have gone really brittle in the summer sun. We engineered a new set of studs to combat that problem and used a whitworth thread as it is coarser and held the exhaust better for a while then the head broke at the collar which holds the exhaust studs due to the cheep aluminium which does not appear to have been hardened properly during production. There's a multitude of other small things too, but in this case I think that you get what you pay for. As you can see from the comments below others are having trouble too so leave well alone and buy a second hand Japanese bike instead. Trading Standards have been informed.

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Guest's Response to brizeeredcaps's Review

Written on: 17/06/2011

if ur having hell with the people about ur bike try this it help me alot and tell them whats happing imlu@cardiff.gov,uk or mflood@cardiff.gov.uk good luck let me kw

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★★★★★

“I can't fault this bike at all. I bought it a couple...”

Written on: 02/04/2011

I can't fault this bike at all. I bought it a couple of years ago from what looks like the same place as many others who have wrote reviews - LS Imports Ltd in Portsmouth (for anyone who doesn't already know, their website can be found at http://www.learnerlegal.com/).

I think the company which the bike is bought from is just as important as the actual bike itself, which everyone should know about. I haven't had a single problem with having my questions answered by the team even when asking… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought my Sanya from a dealer in Portsmouth in 2009...”

Written on: 04/03/2011

I bought my Sanya from a dealer in Portsmouth in 2009 and have used it daily since then. I have changed job 3 times and on an average i have rode it 7 - 9 miles each day. It has had it's small "faults" (front brake caliper, gear leaver, and a few other bits and bats) but i would expect this on any bike with this usage. Not once has it failed to start including through-out the cold winters of 2009 and 2010. I have found that the dealer i bought from still stocks any part you could possibly need… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2011

is this bike a two stroke

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★★★★★

“Bought the bike from a dealer in Portsmouth back in...”

Written on: 20/11/2010

Bought the bike from a dealer in Portsmouth back in jan had for almost a year now.
Its been great only niggles i had is to change the front sprocket size.Rang round for insuarnce quotes and found Rampdale were the cheapest followed by mce.
I think its best to change spark plug and oild every 4000 miles the reason i went for the Sanya was that i took my test on one at the training center.
Sure there are a lot more dearer bikes out there but i would rather save the money for the family its only… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Having only bought this bike about 4 months ago, i...”

Written on: 09/11/2010

Having only bought this bike about 4 months ago, i must say. First impressions are amazing. I'm coming from a family whose father has been a biker for 38 years, and even he was impressed.
I got this bike in a crate from a dealer in Portsmouth, £599+99P&P.
As i'm a trained mechanic, putting this together was simple. I suggest to anybody who's destined to get a chinese import, is to LOCTITE the bolts.
I've lost both bolts from my exhaust heat shielding, but have managed to find replacements. The… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“ok so the bike is good sound's good ride's good gear...”

Written on: 19/10/2010

ok so the bike is good sound's good ride's good gear shifts dont last long but easy fix , but cannot get insurance :( no insurance company will insure the bike not even company's that insure chinnese bikes anyone know a insurance company i can go with i live in walsall (west midland's) i really need it i only brought the bike to get to work and back :(… Read Full Review

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Alross's Comment

Written on: 27/10/2010

I used rampdale to insure mine. Cost about £200 for my partner and I 3rd party only.

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Sanyaowner's Comment

Written on: 29/10/2010

Dialdirect insured mine, when you get to the bike selection its under s-other.
<br/>got 3rd party for a new rider for &pound;126

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★★★★★

“This bike is good, from ebay Lsimports. just passed...”

Written on: 26/06/2010

This bike is good, from ebay Lsimports. just passed 4000k no problems at all.

550quid brand new, £15 tax, 220k per gallon. bargin.



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★★☆☆☆

“Ok, having written a previous review, outlining whaat...”

Written on: 23/06/2010

Ok, having written a previous review, outlining whaat i thought of it when it was going well, now, with just over 8000km on the clock, around 6000ish mules, the bike has really let me down, it has cut out on me at several roundabouts, causeing a lot of embarrisment, and also, with its comedian breaks, you really have to break well before you have too. i really put a lot of trust in the bike, but now, after spending over £150 on small things such as tyres, gear linkage and chains and… Read Full Review

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Brizeeredcaps's Comment

Written on: 04/11/2011

If the engine is based on the xl125 honda I'll buy the head of it for mine. Cheers brizeeredcaps at sky.com

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★★★★☆

“Hi i have just bought a sanya 125 in a crate it took...”

Written on: 08/05/2010 by Baconbuttie (1 review written)

Hi i have just bought a sanya 125 in a crate it took me a few hours to build i am very impressed with it . i have also fitted a 17 tooth engine sprocket so it dose not rev as much. I am still running in but for the money it is fantastic value ,china is catching the rest of the world up and the prices will go up . take no notice what people say if you cant afford a lot then this is the bike for you .Mark… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is my second Sanya as the first one got...”

Written on: 14/02/2010

This is my second Sanya as the first one got knicked.Its returning nearly 100mpg and costs next to nothing to service just oil changes.Build quality is as good as my mates YBR125 lets face it both are now made in the PRC… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2011

What's. The best engine oil to use?
Sanya sy 125cc 2009

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