Originally Posted by MOPED MEDIC
Often repeated, especially on the internet, but nobody has ever come up with anything from Honda referring to a GY6, or parts fiches or service manuals about this motor. AFAIK, Honda produces service manuals and parts fiches for pretty much everything they make.
The first examples of the 50cc version I have seen came on the Kymco Filly. That is the only non-Chinese one I have seen that uses a 669 belt, and it has a design flaw, corrected in later Kymco versions but still in the Chinese versions, that is the primary reason you don't see many high mileage Chinese scooters that have not had the top end replaced. When China banned two strokes on their own roads, the 150cc GY6 was rushed into production, and there is an additional design flaw in the version the Chinese chose to copy which causes abnormally high crankcase pressure to build up.
So is the GY6 a Kymco design, made into a 150cc by the Chinese? Aside from the crankcase venting problem (which the earlier Honda GET engines used in the Metropolitan and Ruckus also had) what is the other flaw in the GY6? Do current Chinese GY6 scooters still have these problems?
I won't spend more on a bike than I think it's worth, but if it's a good deal, I don't seem to have a problem buying bikes I don't need.
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