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Old 10-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #31
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Yes. It also has to be removed to clean the oil screen.

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The 110 and 100 cc Lifans, do they need to have their clutch cover removed to clean out behind the interior of the clutch assembly?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #32
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My Lifan 200 dual sport bike has turned over 40,000 miles. The engine is running as good as ever and has never had a single problem. Oil changes, valve adjustments, centrifugal filter cleaning, and one spark plug over all those miles. It is among the most reliable bikes I've ever owned in 46 years of riding.

Had to tow my friend's Suzuki 400 with under 10,000 miles back to camp with it last week.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:46 AM   #33
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My Lifan 200 dual sport bike has turned over 40,000 miles. The engine is running as good as ever and has never had a single problem. Oil changes, valve adjustments, centrifugal filter cleaning, and one spark plug over all those miles. It is among the most reliable bikes I've ever owned in 46 years of riding.

Had to tow my friend's Suzuki 400 with under 10,000 miles back to camp with it last week.

That's pretty impressive, I have to say.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #34
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I have owned 2 Lifan bikes. The first one, 100cc, 4T.... very reliable. I used it as a daily conmute, very cheap, fun to drive... a bit "small" for me, but at the end, a nice bike. I have made with it more than 40,000kms when I sold it.... no major repairs, just normal service, and electrical plant change at 38,000 kms more or less.

The other one is my scooter, 7 years with me and almost 50,000 kms with me. Almostg the same history, normal service, but with this I have put new cilinder, and pistons 15,000kms ago (the motor seize up). The spare parts for this motorcycles are very cheap in my country, I just spend $27.00 for the new cilinder, piston, rings, gasket kit.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:04 PM   #35
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First problem to report on my Lifan 140cc engine. 11,000 miles on the clock now. Under hard acceleration in first gear it feels like the chain is jumping a link on the sprocket but its internal. I suspect the shifting fork is bent, letting the dogs slip under a big load. Its spent much of its 11,000 miles being ridden off road in first and second gears. I'll split the case and have a look when I get home next month.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:31 AM   #36
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There's a great yahoo group with almost real-time questions and answers every day. I think its called honda_clone at y! groups. Theres lots of wiring diagrams detailing how to put which lifan into which C bike. 12v/6v conversions, AC or DC headlight, e-start, winkers, There's diagrams for all of it in the database.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #37
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A nice examination of what happens when you thrash a C90 engine across the world..

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #38
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Lifan 125 Exhaust Question

I've got a 1975 CT90 for which I've recently purchased a Lifan 125 semi-auto clutch to replace the destroyed original motor.
I'd like to keep this bike as stock appearing as possible and would like to use the original exhaust.
Do you think it would be too restrictive for the 125?
This is the square motor (54 bore and stroke).

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:42 AM   #39
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Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #40
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The stock exhaust won't fit the Lifan head because the flange is different but you can make it fit with some cutting and welding. It will be more restrictive than a pit bike exhaust but probably not too bad because the stock exhaust on the CT90 is a pretty good size.
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I've had my first problem with a Lifan engine, the 140 with just over 11,000 miles. Under hard acceleration in low gear it momentarily pops out of gear. Won't have a chance to pull it apart until late summer but I suspect either loose shift drum stopper or a bent shift fork.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #42
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The stock exhaust won't fit the Lifan head because the flange is different but you can make it fit with some cutting and welding. It will be more restrictive than a pit bike exhaust but probably not too bad because the stock exhaust on the CT90 is a pretty good size.
OK Thanks, that was kinda what I was thinking as well.
I'm gonna try it and see how it works.
Really anxious to see how this 125 package will work on the CT90. I've read good things about the conversion and the Lifan seems like a super value.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #43
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Great news about the incredible mileage you got from the 200. I understand that the 200cc engine will fit my CL100. I actually considered that option rather than splitting the cases (again) to replace the kick start shaft but I worried about the reliability of the Chinese engine.

Why is the Lifan engine a pushrod design? Is that a copy of a particular Honda? Every Honda mini bike, motor bike, 3-wheeler etc has been OHC. It almost seems like a downgrade to the CL100.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:53 AM   #44
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Lifan actually makes both OHC and push rod 200s but the push rod engine is the most reliable and biggest seller. It's an upsized clone of a Honda CG125 engine that was/is used in bikes that were never imported to the US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CG125

The only drawbacks to push rod engines is the RPM can be limited by the weight of the valve train (valve float), and a bit of clicking from the rockers. Still the red line is somewhere above 8,000 RPM. The advantage is there is no cam chain and tensioner to adjust or fail.

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Great news about the incredible mileage you got from the 200. I understand that the 200cc engine will fit my CL100. I actually considered that option rather than splitting the cases (again) to replace the kick start shaft but I worried about the reliability of the Chinese engine.

Why is the Lifan engine a pushrod design? Is that a copy of a particular Honda? Every Honda mini bike, motor bike, 3-wheeler etc has been OHC. It almost seems like a downgrade to the CL100.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:18 AM   #45
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My lifan 120(1 down 3 up manual clutch) is running strong and starts up easier then any honda motor i've had... however like most lifans and some genuine Honda's the trans is clunky and is hard to find nuetral with, the transmissions with all the gears up seem to be more solid in my experience.

with my 3.00-12 rear tire and i think 16-32(i'll edit this next time i look if it's wrong) gearing it tops out at 53mph GPS on a good day limited by RPMs.... it really loves to cruise at ~38mph, it's fine at 45 but i don't like it revving that high for more then a few miles
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