I've trucked it down to the moobahn so I can putter around here. I've never had it dealer serviced, just changed the oil and gave the spark plug a but of a brush.
So, how is it standing up? Particularly after BiL and his sons have been bashing around the place.
Well, after a hose down, it\'s looking pretty good.
Visual inspection showed nothing has fallen off or broken. Bit of rust on the pipe, nuts and bolts mostly clean.
Some slight oil staining, though the oil I changed 2 k ago is not particularly dirty and is as full as when I changed it.
Anyone see any cause for concern there?
The only bit that needs attention is the rubber chain guard which wraps the swingarm.
Come loose at the bottom. Was just going to trim it off.
Honestly, at this point I would have to up my initial assessment. While some parts still feel cheaply finished, they are holding up better than I expected. I stand by my suggestion that if you want a value for money trail bike for casual use, you could do far worse that spending 46 k on one of these.
Thanks for the nice follow up review, the Lifan LF200GY-5 is indeed a nice value-for-money motorcycle. And if you spend some time to check it monthly you can keep a motorcycle like this running smooth for years...
By: Anonymous: mickey price () Friday, 29 March 2013 @ 08:43 AM ICT
bought my Cross 200 2nd hand and 8 months old from dealer in Petchabun. Paid 30,000 thb at 5500 kms red colour faded due to exposure to sun. Bought set of new plastic for 2080 thb in blue, looks like new again. Done 8200 kms now and no problems, uses no oil and nothing's fell off. Added a bit more padding to the seat and that's it. A really good buy and the bonus of a decent size fuel tank compered with Honda and Kawasaki 250s. Still not on reserve after 260 kms.
By: Richard (offline) Friday, 29 March 2013 @ 09:07 AM ICT
The Lifan LF200GY-5 is maybe not the best enduro style motorcycle you can buy in Thailand, but for what it cost new (48,000 THB ) you get an extremely good value for your money motorcycle.
The best part of a Lifan motorcycle is that parts are so very easy to get, compared to other motorcycle manufacturers Lifan designers always try to use a much as possible standard industry standard parts... for example all the bearings, O-rings, and seals used by Lifan for the LF200GY-5 can be bought at any shop that sells stuff like that...