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Old 10-15-2018, 08:13 PM   #1
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Anyone had any luck with them? I have a hard time paying...or not gonna pay $4500 for a named brand 50cc or 90cc kids four wheeler. But considering one if these Chinese jobs if they will last 3-4 years. Anyone here had any experience good or bad with them?

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Old 10-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #2
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Yes. I've had one for many years for my kids. They are just as good as the Honda they stole the design from
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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We had one several years back and our kids brutalized that thing for a few years. It rattled and was all beat up but still worked. Definitely a lot rougher riding that our little 90cc Yamaha.

We got $450 worth out of it
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:21 PM   #4
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SunLs I believe is the brand of the one I have. My grandson still rides it
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:21 PM   #5
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Yes. Bought a “125”cc for my son about 4 years ago. He has used and abused it and still running good. Heck I even ride it some around the hood. I did have to put new carb on it due to sitting up for about a month. Easy fix and $20 was running again. For $500 bucks I went into it thinking if he got a couple years out of it that would be worth it.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:36 PM   #6
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Bought a 50cc one for the grandkids about 10 years ago. They rode the **** out of it for 4 years, and I donated it to the goodwill to get some extra money for them. It was basic, but fun and we never had a bit of trouble with it.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:47 PM   #7
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My kid has one and it’s great. The problems occur when it sits for a
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:52 PM   #8
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Don’t have a 4 wheeler, but we have a dirt bike. That thing is like the energizer bunny. Went through several tires but that little engine keeps on going. It was already used when I bought it for $100.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:54 PM   #9
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Who sells these?
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:06 PM   #10
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We bought 2 of them for our grandsons. They have run the heck out of them and they have performed very well. I have them adjusted so they do not have their full power capabilities (adjustable throttle cable stop) so they can't over do it... Plus these came with a remote kill switch that they know if they "break any of my rules" I push the button and they're dead in the water so to speak... When the little carbs get dirty or if you don't run the gas out of the carbs and they get laqured up, you can buy a whole brand new one for less than TEN BUCKS!! Plus it takes about 15 minutes to change them out.
I bought the 125 cc version and I'd buy 'em again in a heartbeat.
I got 'em from a place on FM1314 in Porter off 59 west a little ways.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:09 PM   #11
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You will get more of your money back when you decide to sell if you buy a name brand. Might look for a great condition, used, name brand one and let someone else take the loss from buying new.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
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Who sells these?
x2....wonder where I could find them around Houston area...the sunls?
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:13 PM   #13
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My kid has one and it’s great. The problems occur when it sits for a
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This. We have 2 currently. Get extra $10 carburetors from amazon.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:49 PM   #14
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This is where I got mine. Other friends have gotten them here too... Usually have plenty of inventory to pick from.

https://www.reconcycles.com
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #15
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We had two for several years. Kids drove the heck out of them. Parts are cheap. Can find parts on amazon. Everything you could need. I rode em to from time to time. I’m 6’1” 220#. Good buy for the $$ IMHO.


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Old 10-16-2018, 06:44 AM   #16
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My granddaughter had one for several years. She rode the heck out of that thing. She had the Sunl 110cc.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:00 AM   #17
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I went and looked. Mine is the SunL 125cc.

I don't think you will be disappointed if you get one.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:02 AM   #18
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I had a 90cc eTon from 2001-2008. It was used when I got it. I left it outside 100% of the time, I never once changed the oil or any filter, we rode it almost daily to feed the animals, we jumped it and had tons of fun with it and I never had a problem. I even hauled me (200#), Blood trail (more than 200#) and about 200# of corn on it at the same time. The only thing that needed adjustment was the chain would stretch. I had to turn a screw to stretch out the back end. If finally bit the dust when my son was doing about 30 mph across the field and he threw the chain and it wrapped around a bolt and stopped the transmission. It sounded like a fork in a blender. After that it would only go in reverse. I sold it for $200.

I did have a tiny chinese one that someone gave me broken. I couldn't get it running so I gave it to a TBH member broken. I think he got it running.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:28 AM   #19
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Bought 2 several years ago and one never ran worth a crap. They would not start when hot and you couldn't get parts for them. Imo pos.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:33 AM   #20
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x2....wonder where I could find them around Houston area...the sunls?
Back years ago we bought ours for our son on Harwin. $400 and rode the crap out of it for years. Only thing I ever did was replace a carb and a starter. You can find them online for $20. It was either a 90 or a 110 don't remember but it would haul ***. It was camo had racks and everything.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:48 AM   #21
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my boys each got one 3 years ago for Christmas and they have been much more reliable than I expected them to be.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:58 AM   #22
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What size would be good for a 7 year old? Thinking of getting one for my bot, but don't want to go too small to where he outgrows it in a year or so.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:01 PM   #23
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My younger brothers had Fuxion(?) four wheelers for a while that worked better than expected. I had a front wheel come off doing about 25mph though, probably was too big to be riding that little 50cc though.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:20 PM   #24
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Bought the grandson one when he was 4. He rode the tar out of that thing for years. Pretty much got all the goody out of it. Got more than our money's worth for sure. There were some minor issues along the way, he rode it hard so I think he broke the intake on it. Bought a new one on Ebay for like 8 bucks and put it back in there. That was definitely the worst thing that happened.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:23 PM   #25
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Literally half of the people that I talked to that had them had problems with them, even my buddy that bought 2, 1 worked fine and the other never would run.

I may know of a guy looking to sell a 50cc suzuki and a 90cc Yamaha 4 wheeler.....
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:36 PM   #26
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My son had a SunL and it was a tank. Ran for the 6 years we had it with zero issues.


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Old 10-16-2018, 12:38 PM   #27
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We've had a few, got as projects and kept them for a while. Parts are cheap and easy to find, pretty easy to work on. Just realize that you may have to work on them some. There actually pretty sturdy, I used to ride a little 110cc around the yard, I felt like a clown on it, but it was plenty quick and fun.

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Old 10-16-2018, 02:55 PM   #28
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Not a very good pic, but the only one I could find on my laptop other than video. Cropped trail cam pic of the ones my grandsons have... One is 5 years old and the other is 7 and both average build. The one thing that really got them going was I bought that handle bar grip adapter that allows them to twist the grip for the throttle. The thumb lever made their thumbs hurt as their small hands and the spring tension plus the bouncing made for a short ride... now that I put the twist grips on, they're non-stop!

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Of course one blue and one red, both Spiderman models with racks front and rear and helmets to match... They gotta be different to prevent constant squabbles... boys will be boys...
One thing to remember, these little ones do not charge the battery with the engine running, so you have to put one of those battery minders on 'em to keep the battery hot. Battery went bad on one and I modified the holder under the fender and put a 12 volt feeder battery on it, and it actually works better than the original.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:08 PM   #29
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They have a few store fronts that sell them if you are in Houston or Dallas but if not they will drop ship one in a crate directly to your house
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:23 PM   #30
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Also, check craigslist, lots of times people sell them w/ some simple issue, clogged carb, bad connector. I've picked a few up really cheap that way.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:27 PM   #31
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My son who is now 15 got one when he was 4 or 5. My nephew is riding it now. Only issue I had was nuts and bolts would work loose.
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