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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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 get a… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 all… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 months… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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. give… Read Full Review
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