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★★★★☆

“Vixen 125 review”

Written on: 24/09/2014 by Chaddyboysox (1 review written)

I currently own 1 and to be honest its great it never lets me down my girlfriend loves it i leave it out in the rain all nite and it starts second kick i rag it qbout down woods i even wheelie the hell outta it n it still works .....there cheap to buy there chesp to fix there chesp to run so basically get 1 and have a laugh i am… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Lexmoto Vixen - Worth every penny”

Written on: 15/06/2014 by Vandervecken (1 review written)

Bought my Vixen June 2013 primarily as a training bike for passing my test. As a first bike cannot find any fault with this. The engine was very tight to start with though, giving a top end of around 55 mph, however this loosened up after about 3000km and gave about 60 to 65. The higher speeds were comfortable with but some slight vibration from time to time. The Revs run near the red for the higher speeds, but this is just the way the bike is set up, and did not seem to stress or over rev the… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“well what can i say ”

Written on: 29/12/2013

i bought a lexmoto vixen last nov 2012 i have done 20000 miles in just over 12 months u might think ? 20000 but it has done that many i travel to work 5 days a week doing 80 miles a day. the bulid could be better but for it price its what u expect had a few probs . the chain has had to replaced 3 times and just replaced the sprocket set and pin bushes. not good and handling in wet or snow its looking old now so im getting a new one in march mp3 i think but must amit bike earned its money… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“super reliability if looked after”

Written on: 10/10/2013 by roadcaptain (1 review written)

I own a vixen 125cc rode it carefully till it did 1000kms,then changed the oil for a good quality oil,put in an ngk plug,replaced certain nut and bolts with stainless and locking nuts all ok now. I have just rode mine from leeds to Newcastle with one stop and that was for me not the bike and back again,the bike NEVER COUGHED OR SPLUTTERED just kept on going.look after this bike and it will look after you,thrash it everywhere and you will break it. mine has now done 6,700 kms and still going… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant bike”

Written on: 23/09/2013

I bought this bike new in 2009. I keep it garaged and don't use it in the rain generally. I have it serviced yearly and can honestly say it is a brilliant bike and unbelievable value for money. Twin exhaust and sounds lovely, goes like a dream and has never broken down except when the battery went flat because I left the parking light on. Has all the essentials, and more. It looks lovely with lots of chrome and I passed my test on it. It was affordable new and I wanted a new bike and for… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good Bike”

Written on: 29/08/2013

Ok I've been lucky, bought second hand for £200 and its 2 years old but spent £150 on it. Replaced clutch cable, mirror, engine casing, chain, sprocket, back light lens, fixed electric start. The ONLY real major problem is the rubbish nylon tyres, came off it on a wet road and slid my bike under a car! Its so bloody hard getting the correct rubber tyres for it. Got some Dunlop ones, same size but werent tubeless and now have to return them. My advice is this, if you wanrt a cheap back… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“reasonable machine at a fair price”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by wolfburgman (3 reviews written)

i have owned my lexmoto vixen bike for just over a year and a half and covered about 2000 miles. generally speaking this bike is ok for the money but the finish in places is poor. in particular the chrome is cheap quality and soon begins to flake off. make sure you keep the sidestand switch well greased or you will end up with running problems including misfires and cutting out. chains are weak too and soon stretch but after market ones are readily available. don,t over tighten the exhaust… Read Full Review

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Fredythehound's Response to wolfburgman's Review

Written on: 25/07/2013

YOU NOT MENTIONED THE RUSTING,WHICH DOES NOT TAKE LONG ON THESE BIKES

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Wolfburgman's reply to Fredythehound's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

they can rust very quickly, but again if you stay on top of them they aren,t any worse than many other bikes. regular washing then treating with A.C.F. usually does the trick. my son has a Honda cbf 125 which has rusted very quickly.

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Fredythehound's reply to Wolfburgman's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

i just brought some anti corrosion spray i got no rust yet so hoping this prevent it

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★☆☆☆☆

“nothing but problem after problem”

Written on: 15/02/2013

Got a brand vixen 125 in July 2012, done 5000km so far, think the garage are sick of me due to problems, gears locking and not changing, electrics failing, chain loosing and fell off which nearly threw me off my bike, even with regular checks the bikes falling apart due to rubbish parts, had 2 gear levers one because the bolt snapped and it fell off and another which is brand new had it three weeks and its grinded and it just spins. don't feel safe on it anymore… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Good for a starter”

Written on: 18/10/2012

First month or so was fine after that I had nothing but problems! Both exhausts fell off and had to spend a further £200 on replacing the head of the engine! The exhaust bracket bolts are prone to snap! After these problems my electric start has just stopped working and I've no idea why! Which is very annoying when your travelling down the road an it just cuts out so you have to pull over to kick start it again! Head bearings became loose very quickly and the oil was evaporating quicker than I… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“very disapointing ”

Written on: 15/09/2012

ive had the vixen for just under a year now and in the first month it was going really well, very nice to ride and good on fuel. but since then ive had nothing but problems with the electrics, the exhausts and everytime i change gear it curnches like mad. ive spent more money on reparing it than what the bike actualy cost give or take… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“just bought the vixen , been out a few times and been...”

Written on: 08/09/2012 by workbike (1 review written)

just bought the vixen , been out a few times and been ok , but now the green neutral light is always on and the gears wont go into neutural it only goes ist then second ,,, any tips please… Read Full Review

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Mickboro's Response to workbike's Review

Written on: 12/09/2012

If its new give it to the dealer to sort out, should still be under warranty. If not i'm no mechanic far from it but how about changing the oil i think they run on a 'wet clutch' system and don't like car oil in em so much. try a good quality bike oil.It certainly won't hurt. good luck mate.

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★★★★★

“a joy to be back on a bike ”

Written on: 04/08/2012 by philquinn2345 (1 review written)

after a long time not bikeing i took the step and got a lexmoto 125 vixen 18 months wet dry every day never let me down good fuel mpg if you want a good deal try one dont expect a harley remember the price tag keep eye on bolts tighten up kill swith on side stand in wet… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good if basic rules are kept.”

Written on: 14/07/2012 by Pidgeon46 (1 review written)

For all those people who are thinking of buying a chinese bike,there are some poor ones and good ones.This bike is good for the money.But you must remember a few points.Check the bike regulary,replace any lose bolts with decent ones with nylon thread nuts.Change spark plug to a decent plug.You can as I did change lead to a proper silicon spark plug lead.If buying new put decent oil in.If second hand change oil and put in top notch oil in.It will be worth the money if you are intending to do… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Lexmoto Vixen”

Written on: 21/05/2012

I bought this bike recently brand new, done 650km on it so far, all is good, only problems i have had is the bad build quality of the place i bought it from, had problems with no first gear, chain scraping, lights tilted down, no tick over, however i do completely put this down to the person who put it together not the bike! make sure you go to a good dealer! no problems at all now! hopefully none in the future really enjoy riding and owning the bike! very happy! :)… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Vixen very good”

Written on: 14/04/2012

I bought a Vixen on 1st March, so even though iv only had just over a month on it i dont have any real probs with it, apart from i cant find a user manual for it ( any help any one). I get about 175 miles to a tank, riding position comfitable. I use it going to and from work and its great for this. I just make sure to give it a wipe after rain so it should stay nice for longer… Read Full Review

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Mickboro's Comment

Written on: 17/04/2012

Haynes do a service manual for chinese 125s mate it includes our model. Available ebay amazon ect . Hope this helps

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Fredythehound's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

go to chineese parts on ebay you get manual there for your vixon,my bike is exsactly the same as a vixon except mine is called a HAOTIAN,ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE NAME,I BROUGHT MINE FOR£475 YEAR OLD,PUT A 16 TOOTH SPROCET ON IN AND I GOT 68MPH OUT OF IT IMPROVEMENT OF 13MPH,BROUGHT SOME ANTI COROSION SPRAY AND HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH IT,AND I THINK IT LOOKS A VERY NICE BIKE FOR THE PRICE,

THE MANUAL YOU WANT IS CALLED HAYNES CHINEESE MANUAL

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★★★☆☆

“vixen could be better”

Written on: 11/03/2012

Had my vixen for one year, it does'nt like rain. you will have to get the spark plug connector chainged. Also disconect the stand cut off switch. The bike vibarates but bareable. Head light bulb is prone to blowing. Apart from that its really good on fuel 1oo miles to the gallon,the tank will take £14 without leaking through petrol cap. £50 for a back tyre £60 for a new chain and sprocket fitted you cant go wrong at that… Read Full Review

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Jimbo51's Comment

Written on: 17/03/2012

my one doesnt mind rain
done 5k in 6 months spark plug etc still original
stand cut off switch operates as it should
not a lot of vibration, quite smooth

head light has become a bit of a problem but dealer is fixing it f.o.c

fuel consumption - about 80 mpg - current price 1.36 per litre tank holds 12.5 litres cost to fill
is 17 quid

so you must get cheap petrol, eh

only leaks thru cap if you overfill but i do admit cap not that good

where in uk are you and which dealer did u buy bike from

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/06/2012

how hard is it it to get it serviced or repared ? did u find people to service it easy enough

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Written on: 26/04/2012

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★★★★☆

“Can't beat the value for money lexmoto vixen”

Written on: 25/02/2012 by mickboro (1 review written)

Bought one of these recently after spending many months researching Chinese bikes on the net and finding this to largely being the best rated.I've covered 500km in all weather conditions and have so far been happy. The side stand kill switch WILL give you problems by cutting your bike out intermittently. Don't leave it and hope for the best, its a simple 2 minute job to disconnect or even unscrew and tuck under the seat. this problem is well documented on blogs and forums and simple steps… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Lexmoto Vixen”

Written on: 23/02/2012 by matt-kellow (1 review written)

I baught a Lexmoto Vixen 125 in november 2011. it was cheap granted. I have had nothing but problems with the bike. The first was the exhaust studs kept snappin and after 1 month I need to replace the cylinder head (£45). I mananged to solve that issue by reinforcing the exhaust studs. I did this by placing a nut on either side of the mounting bracket. As of late the bike keeps cutting out around every 100 miles. I have yet to find a solution to this problem. Not to mention the lack of a fuel… Read Full Review

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Mickboro's Response to matt-kellow's Review

Written on: 25/02/2012

Try disconnecting the side stand kill switch mate that will more than likely cure the cutting out problem and its a simple job. Hope this helps.

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Guest's Response to matt-kellow's Review

Written on: 29/04/2012

only reason for the petrol to seep out of you cap is that you are brimming it, putting to much petrol in, thats what they do thats as there is a little gap in between the cap and the tank

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Wolfburgman's Response to matt-kellow's Review

Written on: 04/03/2012

the most likely cause of your cutting out problem could be your sidestand switch. i tried all sorts to find out the problem and finally the switch wasa checked then replaced. problem solved.

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★★★★☆

“VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY”

Written on: 07/11/2011

I have recently purchased a lexmoto vixen 125cc it is a brand new bike I cant fault anything on it. Apart from the petrol how many miles do you get on a full tank CAN SOMEONE ANSWER ME THAT PLEASE cant believe something as simple as putting a fuel gauge on a bike is such a problem. Why are they not fitted with one who wants to get stuck in the middle of nowhere with no petrol!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/11/2011

mine gets to 250km before i have to fill up but the reserve tap gets your anouther 40 km, hope this helps :D

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Fredythehound's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2013

dont forget you got your reseve tank so should not run out,

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/05/2012

thats what the reserve tank is for

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 27/04/2012

Fill up then zero the trip reading, after 300 Km top up, should be about 8 litres, simple!!!

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Davethesinger's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2012

In 1981 I had an XJ750 Yamaha - it was fitted with a digital fuel guage.
2 years ago on my 50th birthday I was very lucky to receive a gift from my younger brother, a mint nick 2000 reg XJ600N. It doesn't have a fuel guage!

I've just bought (awaiting registration) a Lexmoto Gladiator 125 Scoot.
Because of the ridiculous price of fueI I was planning to start commuting to work on theXJ600N but at 55mpg it's not really that frugal, as it's in perfect order I don't really want to put miles on it.
Also I plan on fitting a screen on the Gladiator to add to the weather protection alreay there. I'm hoping that the plastics will keep the weather off the electrics/engine.
I'm a practical chap, I'm hoping that with common sense, TLC and copious amounts of WD40 that the Gladiator will be reliable and give me 90mpg!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/11/2011

Why not fill up (making a note of mileage), carry an extra pint in your pocket and keep going until you run out. Or of course just check main tank mileage and only use reserve to get you to the nearest filling station.

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Emmievixen's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2011


@ guest

so you only get 180 miles from a tank!!

65mpg

interesting



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Emmievixen's Comment

Written on: 09/11/2011

tank holds 2.75 gallons

100 mpg = 275 miles

275 miles = 442 km

So if I were you I would fill the tank up every 320km

Set trip meter to zero on next fill up

dials are in km

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★★★★★

“My Lexmoto Vixen”

Written on: 07/11/2011 by emmievixen (2 reviews written)

Hello Everyone, Well I bought a Lexmoto Vixen from Bike Smart in Aberdeen brand new on the 29th September 2011 and I have to say I am a very happy bunny. I have covered 2500km on it already and I havent had any problems at all so far. Calum at Bike Smart built the bike and I think a bad build is the most likely cause of all the problems other reviewers have listed. My bike like all the bikes Calum builds is a first class build and the bike looks great and performs very well. I use it all the… Read Full Review

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