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Review of the 2007 Generic Trigger SM 50:
Generic Trigger SM50
Author: Michael ´Scania´ Phillips, 2009-02-12|
I recentley bought this motorbike to drive with a CBT licence, and was very excited. I passed my CBT 2nd of Jan 08 I´m pleased to say.
Anyway, about the bike. It´s not good news...
Of course, as soon as I looked around the 50cc roadbikes this motorbike screamed BUY ME. It looks absolutely fantastic, and would stand out in a group of scooter riding teenagers in the MFI car park. Also when it works, it´s a brilliant bike to ride on the single lane back roads. Very responisve breaks, tough suspension though it must be said.|
But the suspension is the least of my worries. Since I bought this bike from new, I´ve had nothing but problems.
For a start, when we tried starting it ready for my CBT, the electric start switch was faulty and we had to kick it. Turned out to be a loose wire.
That got sorted on the 600 mile service.
But 4 days after I got it back, it wouldn´t start with the kick or the electric, so it got sent back and they replaced the starter.
Yet again it still doesn´t work. The night I got the bike back I went for a spin and the performance was lagging. The bike is in the shop again being sorted as I write this.
Furthermore the gearbox is really stiff. It takes so much time to get to neutral when you stop at a red light that by the time you do the light is green again.
Plus it hasn´t ticked over propperly since I bought it.
When I drive it in the rain (Living in Wales, that means I drive in rain all the time), the lights on the dash become faulty. For example, once I drove a 20 mile trip in neutral according to the dash.
If you´re going to buy this bike brand new, do NOT take the restrictor out untill you´re sure the bike runs propperly. Wait for about 700-1000 miles. If you take the restrictor out, then the years warranty is out the window, and any mechanical faults are coming out of your pocket (Thank god I didn´t take mine out).
When the bike runs perfectly (which is rare) it´s a great bike, and great fun.
But the mechanical faults on this bike have ruined my first roadgoing experience, and is seriously leaving some doubts about getting a 125cc.
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