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  1. #1 Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Hi China moto'ers
    My wife is now the proud owner of a Skyteam V-Raptor 250...I found it second hand at a local bike shop, three and a bit years old but with only 1100kms on the clock...Stupidly cheap for such a pretty bike, and so far, (We've clocked up around 120 miles in the last week), it seems like a great little bike.
    vincefin1small.jpg

    I've spent a couple of days prettifying it with some vinyls and matte black brushwork, (It was looking just a little tired in places), but mechanically it seems good to go! I've read that Skyteam have approved a carburettor/gearing upgrade which gives a little more midrange uuummph and wondered if anyone on here had had their bike modified?
    I'll keep posting as we continue to increase that odometer number...
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  2. #2 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Hi, and welcome. I'm in the same boat as you... V-Raptor for the wife I mean

    I haven't done any performance modifications to ours, but if you want check my threads about some other things I did:
    http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...V-Raptor-owner
    http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...10-side-racks-)
    http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...B-(re)charging
    http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...coil-(Magneto)
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  3. #3 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Hey Krasi
    Good to meet you!
    Those side racks look pretty useful
    Did you get the coil sorted?
    Skyteam now have a reasonably large dealer network in the UK and an online parts service...
    http://www.skyteammotorcycles.com/
    Don't know where you're based but they may ship internationally.
    Cheers
    Happy riding!
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  4. #4 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Magneto was sorted long time ago. I checked with the UK importer, but didn't like their price, so purchased it directly from the factory (as weird as this sounds).
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  5. #5 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Glad you're sorted...Sorry, I probably should have worked out the thread was a bit ancient ...I'm a bit new to forums.

    Straight from the factory can't have been easy, (unless you speak Chinese)...How did you manage that?
    Cheers Krasi

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  6. #6 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    No, Mandarin, just plain, old English via email. Much to mi surprise! I used a TaoBao agent (extra 10%) to handle the transportation from China to Bulgaria as the factory does not offer good "retail" shipping :D

    Actually 2.5 years ago, when I decided I want this bike I contacted them and they sent me an offer for just one bike, no problem. But then I found a guy in Bristol who sold me one for pretty much the same price if had shipped it and import-taxed it from China.

    So, the moral of the story is that Skyteam factory seems unusually customer friendly and responsive. I can only imagine if you call a Honda factory asking for spare parts
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  7. #7 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    hi guys will be happy to share details and tips about this bike..................while you bought it for your wives I bought a preonwed one for MYSELF from someone else's WIFE, LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krasi View Post
    No, Mandarin, just plain, old English via email. Much to mi surprise! I used a TaoBao agent (extra 10%) to handle the transportation from China to Bulgaria as the factory does not offer good "retail" shipping :D

    Actually 2.5 years ago, when I decided I want this bike I contacted them and they sent me an offer for just one bike, no problem. But then I found a guy in Bristol who sold me one for pretty much the same price if had shipped it and import-taxed it from China.

    So, the moral of the story is that Skyteam factory seems unusually customer friendly and responsive. I can only imagine if you call a Honda factory asking for spare parts
    The difference is that you are far more likely to find a Honda (Kwaka, Yamaha, Suzuki) dealer/agent, who'll more than likely be able to assist... after sales, service, support, parts & manuals etc... therefore no need to contact 'mother ship'... just sayin...
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  9. #9 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krasi View Post
    No, Mandarin, just plain, old English via email. Much to mi surprise! I used a TaoBao agent (extra 10%) to handle the transportation from China to Bulgaria as the factory does not offer good "retail" shipping :D

    Actually 2.5 years ago, when I decided I want this bike I contacted them and they sent me an offer for just one bike, no problem. But then I found a guy in Bristol who sold me one for pretty much the same price if had shipped it and import-taxed it from China.

    So, the moral of the story is that Skyteam factory seems unusually customer friendly and responsive. I can only imagine if you call a Honda factory asking for spare parts
    old English? Did you lead in with thou shall?
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  10. #10 Re: Skyteam V Raptor 250..... New bike for my wife... 
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    Wow, that's an old thread resurrected!

    Meanwhile, Skyteam has a nice "European" distributor now:

    http://www.skyteammotor.com/def/?navigatieid=1
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