Written on: 12/10/2013 by icpruleuk (1 review written)
My advice to anyone thinking of buying a Jinny is to buy one cheap 2nd hand no more than £4-500 and spend an extra couple of hundred doing it up, these are great bikes to learn whats what and can be lots of fun to work on and drive, they are fast I easily hit 75/80mph on a flat and the drive is very controlled so you don't feel like its getting away from you. Just remember buy one cheap and do it up you will still save hundreds of pounds over and equivalent Japanese bike of the same age and... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2012 by Tangerineman (1 review written)
Havin just bought my first cruiser I am liking the size of it however not being very clued up on bikes there seems to be a significant oil leak from underneath towards the left I can't pinpoint where it's coming from, it seems fairly sluggish I changed the plugs but no change other than that a lot of bike. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
JUST COMING UP TO 4 YEARS NOW. ONLY LET ME DOWN ONCE AFTER BEING PARKED UP FOR 2 WEEKS OVER XMASS O8, COS OF SNOW ICE ETC, HAD FLAT BATT.
YES TENDS TO RUST A BIT (LOT) ODD BITS N PIECES GO SOUTH BUT EVEN WITH A TINY AMOUNT OF NOUNCE YOU CAN SORT IT YOURSELF. HALF THE FUN OF OWNING A BIKE LIKE THIS IS SPENDING TIME WORKING ON IT,
AFTER 4 YEARS BIKE COVERED IN WINTER CRUD N A BIT OF RUST CAME OUT OF LIBARY TO FIND COUPLE OF BLOKES LOOKING AT HER "NICE BIKE MATE " WAS THE COMMENT I GOT THIS... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
ill start with the some bad points . the engine takes forever to warm up and when it gets to hot it struggles for life the wheels are disturbingly nasty to look at .it has lotts of plastic bits indicators,lamp,covers on the forks wich is a bit of a false negative becuase there lighter and will never rust .the bolts used on the bike are mainly substandard chinese made bolts wich Will snap and scheer when over tightened by quater of a turn
good points. it looks nice and its cheap you can... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
iv got racing sparks, racing air filters, racing cams and racing sprockets, racing exhaust and add acetone to my petrol 25ml per full tank . She gets to about 80 mph and makes a lot of noise about it lol. Its a very stable bike you can lean it to the point where your foot pegs scrape the ground :o) i would recommend this bike to a first timer or some is after a fun to use bike : (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010
please can some one tell how to fix my jinlun 125-11 gearbox i was riding down the road then all of a sudden the back wheel locked up an now will not go into gear ??? (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010 by steveb4359 (1 review written)
I bought my Jinlun 125-11 in 2008 to combat the petrol prices, surposed to get 110 mpg? more like 70 but I guess thats still better than 24 in the car, speed 70 mph? rubbish you are pushed to get 50 flat out down hill wind in your back and as for slugish! it would not pull the skin off a rice pudding so dont expect to leave anyone eating exhurst fumes at the traffic lights. Within weeks of ownership the crome started to rust and the frame, the polished alloy started to pit and crack all in... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2010 by thinktim (1 review written)
I purchased my Jinlun 125-11 in May 2008. During my 18 months ownership I took the bike about 10 times to the garage to get it fixed. Problems ocurred with the clutch, gearbox, oil leakages, and electrics.
In the end I had to sell it for scrap/repairs in January 2010.
The build quality is atrocious. The bike looks good but that's about it. I should have listened to my wife and paid twice as much for a Kawasaki, Honda or Suzuki so the bike could spend more time on the road than in the... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2010
I Have owned my jinlun for 12 months and has had no prblem starting, after a warm up. It is good on feul and looks great.I have viewed other types in this style and this is the chunkiest, But i have had to replace the ignition barrel, due to wear and combating the rust is an ongoing task. Most faults are down to the build.If you give it lots of love it should be problem free.Does get great comments and a smooth ride. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2010
Had the bike for nearly six months now its badge as a Lexmoto its just dropping to pieces every week something goes wrong don,t be fooled by all the blur you read about parts back its just not true had to wait three weeks for a new wiring loom as the thing just melted amazed it never caught light perhaps that would have been a good thing.Just sold the bike for £450 for spares saveing for a real bike now Honda. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010 by lajmmc (2 reviews written)
I owned a JL 125-11 for about a year. Like others have said I spent well over a £1000 on repairs. Within a week there was rust all over the bike despite the fact I kept it garaged over night and it had only see 1 rain shower. The electrics didn't last much longer that that. After a month my indicators and tail light had stopped working altogether, the kickstand safety had to be disconnected because it wouldn't let me put it into gear and the petrol gage stopped working too. After about 3... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2010
I ride a 06 Bonneville and a 72 Daytona, have been on 2 wheels for 30+ years and am an aircraft engineer by trade. I thought I'd take a punt on a JL125Y to use on the green lanes. It's OK. I stripped off the girly tank/false radiator plastic and ran it in. Bit gutless, but I'm used to bigger bikes. The original tyres were lethal on tarmac. Steering was like a thrupenny bit [ask your dad!] so I dumped the rubber, etch primed the insides of the rims and fitted Bridgestone trailwings. I... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2010
thay are rubise if u get one you will experans alot of problems with the carbs lights engine and gear box just the other day i was traveling home and the gear box gave up on me the only gear that i could get was 2ed and in the 2 years i have had it i have had to fork out more than 3 x what i pad for the bike. you cant even get the wright spark plugs from honda and you have to replas them every mounth i have had the bike coler tuned twise and it still dose not run propaly and as for it being... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010
Had my jinny for about 7 months and nothing has EVER gone wrong with it, people on some sites say it rubbish but I say dont knock it itll you tryed it. Ok its a 125 and yes not a Harley but if your a teen and pull up on this beast you will be fighting the girls off 10/10 form me (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009 by Schuster123 (1 review written)
If you are getting back to or getting in to bikes for the first time, the Jinlun is excellent. However, do not expect to be getting a £15k Harley for a tenth of the price! Sure the Jinlun has some mechanical and electrical problems but a lot of these depends on the compentcy of your supplier - these are the geezers who put it together.
The engine is a Honda - Jinlun have been making Hondas for years. The build is pretty good but do not expect mega micron chrome work for such little cost.
Are... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2009
the Jinlun 125 - 11 125 keeps stopping. it does re start but is a pain
the chain and sprocket are worn out havn't done 5000km yet
crome rusting and flaking
choke cable just broke this morning
the valve clearance was in correct and air filter had petrol damage
it will not tick over properly
they say that it was due to a bad pdi but some of the problems are just bad quality materials (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2009 by spliffyj (1 review written)
hi my jin 125 seems 2 chug on the revs some1 said replace the jets way 1mm 1s does this work? when bike is ticking over indacators flash normal speed but when i ride it they flash very fast can any 1 help me with these please and can any1 tell me roughly what the bike engine is based on ie my urban dz was based on a honda cg engine. and im up fpr the jin owners club idea as it would help lots of peaple (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2009
Well, where to start. I bought the Jinlun 125 - 11 125 because i thought having something to ride whilst doing my DAS would be better practice than none at all. How wrong was I.
Firstly the bike arrived minus a bulb in the rear left hand indicator! Not a blown bulb, it just wasn't there at all! Okay i thought easy oversight 50p sorted that out.
Went to the petrol station and filled up only to find the fuel guage was stuck on the 2 bottom lights. Got this fixed by local garage then all... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
i own a 250-5 texan, big for a 250 and lots of shiney bits, it has teething problems but what mechanical machine doesnt, it runs good and maintenance is easy, and looks good as well if kept cleaned and polished. i use it for cruising at 60-70 mph, i dont need a death trap 900cc road bike that would probably end up in a square after coming out of the crusher when it hit a brick wall of car just because i wanted to do over 100 mph, no thanks im very happy taking things in my stride and staying... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2009
Lets face it they look brilliant fantastic value for money, and save a fortune on fuel costs. anyone who buys a second hand Jinlun 125 off ebay should expect to put their hand in their pocket- buy new cheap enough mine has actually paid for itself in low fuel bills and roadtax commuting. looks like a harley gets the looks probably costs the same as the harley wheels i paid £1300 delivered. downside they are slow up hills but for a restricted 125 learner leagal i think we expect to much.... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2009 by numberguy (2 reviews written)
Bought this little cruiser brand new near 3 weeks ago, Ive done well over 500 miles and NEVER had a problem.
The Jinlun 125 does about 65+ to the gallon and will sit all day cruising along without a care.
I done 250+ in 1 day and it never hiccuped once.
The bike is well built and has loads of goodies, like a remote alarm with remote starting and immobilizer.
Ive checked online for spares incase some numpty tried to rearrange it and parts are easily available and very cheap.
All in all a... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
i have had no problems with the jinlun 125 apart from the stand switch on working had to unplug it, and i found that the tank leaks when you fill it past the iner rim of the tank other than that it is great to ride people give u more respecked on the road. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
After nearly one years ownershipmy Jinlun 125 - 11 is now scrapped £1000 lighter in the pocket the electrics never worked when it rains people often sais they could not beleve it was a year old due to the rust the final nail in its coffin was the fuel tank leaking due to poor weld. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by bere63 (1 review written)
The Jinlun 125 - 11 is my 1st ever bike: owned it from 8mths old to 18mths old. A dog before being run-in (min. umpteen hundred kms), but subsequently a dream. What I wasn't expecting from such a VERY inexpensive Chinese bike was that it turned out to be exceptionally faithful. Constantly getting looks & attention, with lots of people of ALL ages asking about it. Yes - about it looking more like a 600/750cc. Very practical. I passed my test on it, stress-free. Supremely comfy ride & the most... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009
I have had my Jinlun 125 - 11 125 bike for three years and have done many long runs on it 100 mile plus and never had ANY problems , if you service them as you should they will give you good service (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
I've had my black and white jinny 125-11 for about 8 months,from new. i've done about 2,500km on it, mainly commuting to work and back. i had a few little problems early on whilst running the engine in, ie, loosening nuts, automatic side stand cut out clicking in while i was riding along, and the bracket mounting the spot light broke due to excessive vibration ( bumpy roads!) once she was run in though and the nuts held with a dab of superglue, i have nothing but praise for the bike. it's... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
How quickly the joy of owning a new bike disappears when faults start to appear!!.The 2nd time I rode my shiny new 125 11,there was a loud clunk from the engine and loss of oil,this was traced to a broken oil seal on the generator drive shaft and repaired under warranty,cost of seal £5,cost of taking the bike back to the dealer, £60.
Things went well for a while until I had to go on a long trip,over 20 miles!!,at the first roundabout the bike died an embarrasing death,leaving me in a... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009
Had my Jinlun 125 - 11 125 for six months now and so far the wireing has been fixed due to melting and finally the ignition coil packed up.My machine was imported through Lexeter ltd the chinese bike importers i did read the have changed there name to Lexmoto now they are no help (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009
The Jinlun 125 - 11 125 is a great bike, looks the part easy to find faults in anything,
look at the price and what youre getting,
amazing value for money,great looks, great fuel economy lots of fun. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009
I have a Jinlun 125 - 11 125 it is great you just have to take care of it never has let me down nice ride etc A great bike, fun, good learner bike, i love mine and would keep it to give to my boys. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009
I'v had 2 of these jinlun 125-11's, first one didn't last long got pulled out on at crossroads, car went on red lights and I went straight under his wheel... so that was a write off... but the little 'jin' saved me taking most of the weight of the car only pinning my leg down...
This one has lived about 6 months or so, the engine is to die for the, second time making a deep rumble through low to mid range revs... Sound's good under bridges as well as tunnels. I'm not yet sure if there is... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2009 by benorged (1 review written)
Well, i read reviews, and they were mixed. The
Jinlun 125 - 11 125(48) bike looked great, so i thought I'd get it.
Trust me, the looks weren't worth the hassle...
Every morning the engine took about 20 - 25 minutes to start. The battery ran out after only 1000km. The clutch is terrible... however many revs i put on, as soon as I lifted the clutch, the bike always went to the point of stalling, where i'd have to quickly save it. On hill starts it was impossible, hence i forced myself to... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009 by mehalstead (5 reviews written)
I took delivery of this bike today so this review is based primarily on the service from the supplier, and the aesthetics of the bike itself. Having researched a new (and first) 125cc motorbike for mny weeks on the web, i happened across the Jinlun and saw the mixed reviews.
I decided to take a chance on the bike as being 6'2" and 16 stone, i didnt relish the idea of riding a scooter of tiny sports bike. This brings me onto the first point about the Jinlun -It is a massive bike for a... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009
Bought my Jinlun in June 2008, firstly found it hard to find somewhere that will service it as most bike shops will not touch it. My dealer did not supply a log book which the mechanic I eventually found thought was very odd. The gear rocker leaver became worn which made gear change very hard which meant I had to get it repaired. I was then stopped by the police on routine stop check who kindly pointed out the pannier metal frame was cracked and split around the weld, they informed me that... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by valek
I bought my jinny in october this year with the intention of using it for work.... currently iv done less than 200km on it and its broken down again 5th maybe 6th time iv lost count :(
serious advice to anyone wanting to buy a cheap 125.... save a bit more money and buy the japanese equivalent DONT make my mistake and spend £1200 on a useless pile of metal and plastic (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2008 by terrance1947 (1 review written)
High vibration levels over 60 mph, nuts and bolts come undone bits can literally drop off i.e. on mine the headlamp, the footboards, the gear changer, the twin headlights support bars snapped because of the vibration, the centre stand bent and collapsed, this is all in the first 6 months and less than 800 miles, don't buy one. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2008
Handles like a dream, gets great looks, bike has done 150 km only the cutting out is doing my head in, build quality is good, needed a bit of tightening up, bought the bike off Marshy Motorcycles wouldn't recommend as they never reply or have tried to help. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008 by Ac Mc (1 review written)
I will soon be owning the custom bad boy, a strip down version of the 125-11 take alook....... type 125cc custom chopper and go to kent choppers, great bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008
I have just bought my Jinlun 125. It has only done 600 miles but as I had to ride it back from Inverness to Dundee it has done a bit more. First impressions were "wow".
I had just sold my scooter on EBay and saw the Jinny there to. it is a 55 plate in red and only cost £650.
The first ride was bit awkward as having a scooter you only used your hands, using gears again, the first time in about a year was weird. The gear selector on the 11's is a rocking one. Toe down for first, heel down for... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008 by sizzling (1 review written)
If you have just passed your CBT and are looking for an affordable bike that is not going to give you any problems, look no further. This 125 is brilliant (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008 by Stoppe (1 review written)
I would recomand this bike to anyone who wants to start riding a bike
I got mine now for about 4 weeks, and I use him as much as I can (everyday ) driving to my work and getting home, in my free time and so far i didn't have any problems with the bike. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008
Having owned my Jinlun 125 for 6 months now I have nothing but praise for my bike! I'd read the reviews and done my research on the Jinlun before I bought it and have been delighted with it ever since. I joined the owners club and read through all the info from other members (which is vast) about keeping it running great and how and what nuts and bolts to tweak and when, and have found it easy to work on and enjoy just tinkering with it. My bike is run in now and what a difference it makes!... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2008 by miket69698 (1 review written)
The Jinlun 125 is a super bike easy to look after just loads of chrome to clean! (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2008 by pulvil29 (1 review written)
A great bike, as long as you ask for help from a Jinlun Owners Forum. They do have a few niggles but for 1000 you cant complain. I've now done 1500 miles with no problems, because I listened to advice and acted upon it. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2008
There is too much plastic on my Jinlun, lot of chrome details are from plastic but it's good quality plastic, important things like rool bar are from real metal but other things are not... frame get rusty after 2 years, best solution is to spray frame when is new once again! Great fun, it's nice to have one, feel's like real bike! Girls just like them! (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008 by chopperman (1 review written)
Picked up a black and white Jinlun and I hadn't seen it until it was delivered but was blown away by how good the latest colours looked! totally retro! Took it out for the first time and it handled really well and the level of comfort was first class. Would recommend one to anyone but please remember you will have to tweak the odd bolt and keep a check on things (we all know you get what you pay for) but as long as you do your be fine and just enjoy riding it and watching everyone admiring... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008
As long as you take good care of this bike, it's fantastic. (if not it will rust.) This is a nice little bike with excellent build quality. It is comfortable to ride and sounds good for a 125 engine. It is great fun for a cruise to far destinations. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2008 by stu75 (1 review written)
I've had my Jinlun JL125-11 since January 2007 and have done over 16000km (10000 miles) since then.
All I can say about this bike is it is well worth the £1000 price tag.
It's an ideal bike to learn on, and as it's a big long bike, if you can ride and control a bike this size you'll have no problems when you progress upwards.
The support from the dealers and other owners via the Owners Club http://jinlun-owners.co.uk is fantastic. If anybody has any queries whatsoever about the bike or anything... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2008
they look really nice and ride nice but when you get past your first 1000 miles thats when the problems start to kick in (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2007 by Klaus Dieter
I bought my Jinlun 125 - 11 some weeks ago. A great bike attracting enormous attention wherever you park it. Did about 200 km with it by now. No problems so far. Here in Germany there are still problems getting spare parts, although I haven't needed any yet. From the other reviews I learned that waxing the bike seems to be important. Will do it regularly to keep it shiny. No problems with loose bolts, just sit on it and have fun! (read more)