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I've got a couple of taotao 125's I picked up really cheap for the kids. I thought I would document some of the issues I have had and repairs I have cobbled, because obviously at this price point and quality level one cannot invest much in improvements.

 

First of all, if you are not mechanically inclined do not buy one of these. You will need a awareness of how things work, a willingness to take things apart, and the patience to do things more than once, because whatever you do you will probably be doing again at some point.

As is pretty common knowledge, every  bolt on these that can come loose, will. Get some locktight and keep it handy. do wheels, axle nuts, swingarm and front suspension right away, and anything else as you go through it, and you will go through it.

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I got a 110cc Taotao.  Any idea how to remove or bypass the stupid rev-limiter??

and where is it usually?

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I didnt see anything.  There is something coming out of the exhaust on my bike that I was going to take apart and look at-  seems almost like a valve....

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I don’t see them having a rev limiter due to the low cost of these bikes so you may be looking for something that’s not there in the first place.  

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haha good point.  the only reason I assumed it had one is it dies if you peg it from a stop. like not bogs, dies.  but if I floor it after getting going, it hooks and goes..  My friend told me before getting it that I would hate it cause it had a 'rev limiter'.  first time I had heard of them.

I'll post a pic on my thread.

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Get it running as best possable. Wash the shit out of it and hit it with some armor all and sell it!

I gave mine away  to a friend for his son only bc I was nervous about selling a bike that only ran when it wanted to. I didn’t want anyone coming back to me saying it’s a broken piece of junk! Very finicky.  It was a 50 cc bike. Still runs good but needs a new sp every other week. 

Be honest with the buyer and let them know there not getting a rolls Royce and its a good starter bike to learn on but needs maintenance to keep it going.   

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yep. when selling a bike, always pays in the long run to be honest.

...and other places in life too.  always pays to be honest

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