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★★★★☆

“no complaints whatsoever”

Written on: 15/05/2014 by 380McClanahan (1 review written)

my son bought this bike but did not pass the cbt so i took it on as a cheap commute to work i use it every day 40 mile round trip and i have only really had 2 problems.the chain supplied with the bike stretches like a rubber band (i put a hd version on after the original snapped)and i dropped it on black ice in the winter.apart from that i cant fault this bike great fuel economy 100 plus per gallon and easy to maintain.looks and sounds like a bigger bike .riding it 2 years now and loving it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Perfect choice for the money spent!”

Written on: 13/05/2014 by Morganeu32 (1 review written)

I bought my HN12-5 in January. When I've got it it had 3000Km (2000miles). Now I've past a magic 8000km (5000 miles) and the only problem I had was snapped push rod. It was an original japanese part (CG125 006). My bike is 2011 model, is kept outdoor so there are some small rusty bits on it, but it runs very well. I've done some modifications on it: smaller rear sprocket (38T) bigger front sprocket (17T), front windshield, led lights, Iridium sparkplug and plastic cover for a sparkplug, I did… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Not bad”

Written on: 03/02/2014 by mistermentality (1 review written)

Bought a 2 year old Hn 125-8, petrol cap and Speedo cable needed replacing within a week and high beam bulb filament blew. But those can happen to any bike, ride wise it's comfortable and has a good riding position. Does around 70 mpg, 55 mph top speed (this can be increased to 65 mph), doesn't have great acceleration but holds it's speed well and doesn't get stuck at traffic lights. Looks nice, easy to maintain as it's engine is an old school design, has a very helpful user forum should any… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Huoniao hn125-8 review”

Written on: 03/08/2013 by pyrosfire666 (1 review written)

I bought this bike back in march 2011. Now we are in 2013 and this bike has covered 4500 miles and still going strong. The bike itself is left on the driveway through winter to summer all year round in all weather due to a lack of a garage at my home. Taken into consideration it has bared all weathers (snow as well) it only has a very small amount of rust on the frame near the handle bars. The clutch cable snapped due to rust but only cost £6 to get a new cable and 5 mins of my time to fit… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“So far so good”

Written on: 06/07/2012 by alcarphone (2 reviews written)

Not had a problem with this bike at all. It drives smooth and I actually think the stock tyres are ok. I've not had any incidents due to the tyres. I did contemplate buying some along with my bike, but good job I didn't as the ones that come with the bike are perfectly sufficient for the roads I ride the bike on. The only downside I can think of is the sidepanels have cracked. This is probably because of my weight. I am around 16 stones. This hasn't stopped me from getting more than 100mpg… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Second one of these little crackers.”

Written on: 07/06/2012

Just purchased my second one of these - bought first one 4 years ago. The first was brilliant - was working fine when I sold it - howevever it had done 22,000 miles and given the number of miles I have been doing I decided to replace it - I was so happy with the first I replaced it with the 2012 model from Learner Legal.com - the same company I used for the first purchase. firstly let me tell you about the differences - the first one of these I purchased came in a box, you had to put on the… Read Full Review

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Carllittler's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2012

hi, just bought a second hand one, and very happy with it so far, (lookin out the kitchen window at it), i just dont know how to insure the thing as most sites dont recognise the make!! have you any suggestions seing as its your second one?????

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Carllittler's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

cheers for the help guys, tried rampdale and a few others as suggested, in the end got an ok deal through bikesure! cbt tomorrow cant wait to ride it! cheers again!

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Pippin123's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

Hia - Yea try Rampdale (just google it). They specialise in insuring Chinease bikes. Alternatively join the owners club (yes there is one - again just google) - they have an exhaustive list of insurers who cover these. Many companies may not have them listed on there internet applications but can find the bike if you phone them and give you a quotation.

Other than this enjoy. For what you pay these are fantastic little bikes that are fun to ride.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2012

Hia - yes try Rampdale (you can google it). Cheap and specialise in Chinease motorcycles.

Oh - and make sure every now and then you get your chain re-tensioned. You wont regret the buy.

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★★★★☆

“Seriously good”

Written on: 02/03/2012

Just to add the same really as the other reviews. Had this bike a year (bike in a box purchase method). As one of the other reviews mentioned if you purchase this way rather than through a dealer, take your time preparing before first ride. Dont just assemble and ride off - use WD40 and get at the moving parts - use WD40 on the cut of switch on the side stand - this is really the only major fault with these bikes as moisture gets in and cuts the ignition - the WD40 basically waterproofs… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“brilliant”

Written on: 31/01/2012

seriously, steriotype is the only reason why people critisize the huoniao. they think \"what ?? a chinese bike ?? but its chinese\" they dont think about the quality at all. all parts of the bike are verry simular to parts on new honda bikes and is very reliable as long as you change the oil every 100km until you have done it about 5 times just to clean all the shiii.t out because i realized that after a month thing started to go abit wrong, basicly stalling every time i went up a hill but then… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Can't do better for the price ”

Written on: 23/01/2012

Bought this bike from the guys at LearnerLegal.com around a year ago and it was the best decision I could have made. For the price, I think you will struggle to find a better bike (I paid a little under £700 plus delivery for a brand new unregistered one). Not sure why anyone is comparing it to a Japanese bike as you won't get one of those as cheap and you'll lose far more in depreciation! Mine only gets used for around town but has never let me down… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“These cant be beaten for price”

Written on: 25/12/2011 by grahammortimer (1 review written)

I bought this 2010 Registated bike through E-Bay for £490 in June 2011 it had 355Km on the clock and was in as new condition. Not been on a Bike for more than 30Yrs and to be Honest very nervous (Dubious) however it made it the 60 Miles home and had it checked over by a Mechanic Friend of mine as it was a Chinese Import for my peace of mind. Insurance was £158 Fully Comp with No NCD, Full tank of Fuel £14.00 that lasts for 3 weeks to and from work 10 Miles each way, Much cheaper than a bus… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Poor Quality Material”

Written on: 06/09/2011

Anyone who says these bikes are robust and reliable, is talking rubbish. The metal is soft, its put together badly, and doesnt last long at all. Those who praise it only do so because they are jealous of the better manufacturers like Japanese bikes. This bike plagued me for a whole year of having it, falling apart and the replacements costs are 20 times overpriced! They say its reliable, yet the first thing thats reccomended is to remove the sidestand switch, because it fails... My exhausts… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 13/09/2011

I have had none of the problems above.The bike is what it is cheap but worth the money.Looks good,comfortable,smooth and reliable so far.Any bike that is not treated with care will fall apart.If you run the bike in slowly for the first 500 miles and then take care of it with regular oil changes you cant loose for the price.Jealous of the Jap bikes? lets be serious these bikes are copies of old jap bikes and are a 30 year old design and alough the crome and paintwork wont last if you dont cover with oil to protect it are great value for money.Lets face it,if you buy one and run it for 5 years you can still get a couple of hundread back now thats cheap motoring!

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Diagman's Comment

Written on: 10/01/2014

I have been a biker since 1974, I understand your frustration, and yes things will break, and fall off. I had the same problems with my first Honda back in 74 when they first arrived in the uk. My Suzuki GT 500 was even worse to the point of dangerous. But that was then, Chinese bikes are having the same quality issues, but will in the future be the bikes to buy. I use a 55 plate Better BT125-20 for local runs, which is identical to the Huoniao HN125-8, and yes few things need sorting, but these are undertaken during servicing. All bikes need a regular check over, thats part and parcel of having one, nuts and bolts will loosen due to vibration. Use a proprietary thread lock where there is no heat, for your exhaust issue double nut the studs, that will stop them falling off and not bend the retaining flanges. £ for £ these bike represent great value and are simple to maintain, with fantastic fuel economy too :-)

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Mikethebike2Go's Comment

Written on: 02/03/2012

I can only comment on my own bike. Had no problems at all. Perhaps you have experienced a Friday afternoon model as very few people here share your experiences.

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★★★★☆

“This is a lovely bike,not really in to sports bikes so...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

This is a lovely bike,not really in to sports bikes so this was the perfect choice. Handling is fantastic a real dream to ride,you do find that your having to go straight in to 5th gear after going in to 4th,but the riding of the bike is great. Very comfy and easy to ride it'll do 60mph at a push, but it's not a sports bike its a cruiser,so if its speed your after this isn't the bike for you,if you want something to learn on and something to build confidence then this is the bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I saw this bike going cheap on Ebay and thought i...”

Written on: 13/05/2011

I saw this bike going cheap on Ebay and thought i would temp fate and buy a chinese bike. All I can say is that THIS chinese bike is very good. Never failed me yet. easy to modify and very comfy. Not the fastest bike on the road but i have fitted a 17t front sproket for good cruising at about 60-70mph and still get 128mpg.
If your unsure, theres a Brilliant owners club and forum with lets of help with modding, servicing information or with just general chat. Would I buy again? definatly!!!… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 24/06/2011

people have told me to remove the baffle's from the exhaust and adjust the tappets , good idea ?

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Skar's Comment

Written on: 12/08/2011

Brought? Do you mean bought?

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★★★★☆

“Good runner, aslong as you look after it, if treasured...”

Written on: 07/05/2011

Good runner, aslong as you look after it, if treasured properly it can sevrve you and get you around for years to come, take care when repairing as once broke, repairing is a risky job. 100 MPG, cant moan there, easily modified. Parts are not premium so suseptable to rust, sliding, wear/breakage, but coated in oil and kept under a roof to be taken out in summer is a fine way of looking after it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“As other owners have said, was put off by everyone...”

Written on: 22/04/2011

As other owners have said, was put off by everyone saying "dont buy a chinese bike, there c--p". but ask them "have you ever owned one" and 9 times out of 10 they have not. This bike was cheap, easy to build and just as good and just as fast as any more well known bikes. By one, look after it and it will go for years. Be safe and happy biking… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought this bike nearly 4 years in a crate built it...”

Written on: 06/02/2011

I bought this bike nearly 4 years in a crate built it myself done all my own servicing, this bike has never let me down good runner, round trip to work and back over 50 miles only battery been replaced reccomend this bike to any body who wants a cheap bike to get around on… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“All in all a good bike, having owned one for two...”

Written on: 24/08/2010

All in all a good bike, having owned one for two years, it's never let me down. True there are a few teething problems, but these can be easily resolved with an hours work overall. There are plenty of upsides; It's cheap to run, cheap to insure and if you look in the right places, easy to get parts for (Shameless plug, but they've earned it! - I personally use chinesemotorcyclepartsonline.co.uk, who specialise in Chinese bikes and usually get them to you next day). The main downsides are that… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Considering the price I paid for this machine in...”

Written on: 14/08/2010

Considering the price I paid for this machine in comparison to better known Japanese bikes I am disappointed by the almost total lack of problems so far experienced. The only thing against it I have noticed is that you must be careful not to over fill the petrol tank as it has a tendency to leek all over your crutch. I did a lot of research before I risked my money on one of these Chines bikes and I must say it's paid off if you take note of the various comments from people you can save… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great looking commuter/cruiser bike, very comfortable...”

Written on: 13/08/2010

Great looking commuter/cruiser bike, very comfortable ride, superb economy (100mpg), good quality and very cheap. Just needs to be maintained with some TLC.
Very good service by Learner Legal and great support by the Houniao owners forum members.
What more could you want when starting out on two wheels… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Bought the HN125 in Jan this year when snow was about...”

Written on: 17/07/2010

Bought the HN125 in Jan this year when snow was about so never used it till mid feb it started on third kick not bad.
Now the weather good been useing for all of June and July all seems ok had to get the first service done £70 seems a little steep for a oil and spark plug change and and adjust chain.
This is my first bike and im not complaining it seems ok… Read Full Review

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