Post by YellowScooter on Aug 5, 2007 6:07:48 GMT -5
Anyone heard of these bikes? I think Ebay is the only outlet to get one. I googled the name and all I got were ebay hits I'm not really thrilled with mail-order scooters, but if there are some positive feedbacks, I'll consider it. Thanks All! :-) Stay Safe
Don't let your children chew on your scooter. China still uses lead-based paint!
The only Komoto info I got for you regards a 150 I saw with 16 inch wheels. It was built by a company called Chuanl that makes Longbo. Course that doesn't mean Chuanl builds all Komoto's but you may want to check these links.
Wildfire Motors in Stubenville, OH tell me this is the best scooter they have. I was really impressed with their operation when we stopped there last fall. As soon as I get my 150 sold I'm ordering one.
Wildfire is a cheap importer, I would never buy anything from them with their brand name on it. If it says Wildfire, it's the cheapest build available.
The Komoto 250 is made by Chongquing Hi-Bird Motorcycle Industry Co., better known as Hi-Bird. I have seen a few come through the shop, mostly from eBay and they seem to be no better or worse than average. Poor wiring, gang connectors, cheap tires and brake pads, lots of rust on the frame. Nothing a good PDI can't solve if the price is right.
In 05, Hi-Bird had a head casting problem, much like the Pegasus problem, so most dealers dropped them because they didn't solve/warranty it. I haven't heard much about them since, except for eBay.
I got a used Komoto 250. Be sure to do a good PDI. It is 2008 and had 50 miles. I had to go through the cooling flush, re-build the thermostat and refill with good anti freeze. Then I had to replace the intake manifold (Mine was cracked). Replace the carb, the air box that attaches to the carb, all of the fuel and vacuum lines ( Use good fuel line) and adjust the valves.. I removed the petcock and put an on off valve as well as replaced the fuel filter. Mine mostly set from the origional owner. I also had to replace a few light bulbs and make sure all the wiring is fastened good. Now that I went through all that I have put about 400 miles. It is running and sounds great. I have had it to 70 mph I was not topped out. It cost me about 100 dollars but well worth it as I paid 600 for it. With proper care I believe this little bike will last a long time and it is very easy to work on. It is a bit of a bumpy ride but it is the only scoot I have ridden. Hope this helps.
The first scooter I bought was the Komoto 250cc in the sport frame from Anam Cycles. They are located in my home town so I didn't order over the internet. They have had all kinds of problems with these scooters and have stopped carrying any 250. After 30 days of not being able to ride the scoot without it overheating and then something in the electrical kept blowing the fuse, I took it back to them and bought the Sampo 150cc touring model that is picture on their website. I pushed the Komoto more than I rode it. The Sampo has proved to be a good scooter. I have had very few problems with it. I would be very leery of the Komoto brand of scooters.
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