Adventure Motorcycle Magazine Subscribe Now

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1 New rider from South Carolina USA 
    retired disabled Heedehcheenuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    McColl South Carolina USA
    Posts
    5
    Just purchased a 2017 Tao Tao Powermax VIP 150cc 157QMJ. Enjoying the ride and getting her broke in. I will be looking for mod help later. Chime in and lets here about those rides.

    Heedeh (Sun) cheenuh(bird) Native American
    Just call me Chuck.

    Heedehcheenuh
    Chuck D
    Ride on.....
    Last edited by Heedehcheenuh; 05-18-2017 at 02:30 AM. Reason: TaoTao Powermax VIP 150cc/157QMJ
    Two wheels down head on a swivel
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    Senior C-Moto Guru culcune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Yuma, Arizona (the 3:10 left me here)
    Posts
    1,584
    Man, you get around these groups!! You won't get much information here due to the fact that most of the members are ex-pats from Europe living in China and would not be familiar with the Taotao, which is an export-only brand That being said, the GY6 150cc engine should be near identical to most any other GY6, so I wouldn't count out the majority of the membership just yet...
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    retired disabled Heedehcheenuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    McColl South Carolina USA
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by culcune View Post
    Man, you get around these groups!! You won't get much information here due to the fact that most of the members are ex-pats from Europe living in China and would not be familiar with the Taotao, which is an export-only brand That being said, the GY6 150cc engine should be near identical to most any other GY6, so I wouldn't count out the majority of the membership just yet...
    Well I search all forums for info and knowledge. Could not hurt. I just changed the plug to the NGK and she runs a little better. With only 200 km on the motor she is still getting broke in. My thing is just getting the feel of her and how to handle her. I rode a 19 mile trip the other day and enjoyed that run. With my R.A. she made me sore for a day or two. lol But that is me and not the bike. I was looking into the 15-16-17/36 top gear for the speed needed and then tweak the variator to get the rpm and torque at the sweet spot. They just passed the moped law in South Carolina and some are going to be unhappy about that. I want to try and stay stock with the motor but do the variator/plug(iridium)/cdi /exhaust and cold air intake. just leave the motor alone until she needs rebuilt then go for the BBK 170cc.


    Heedehcheenuh
    Chuck D
    Ride on.....
    Two wheels down head on a swivel
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    retired disabled Heedehcheenuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    McColl South Carolina USA
    Posts
    5
    I am legit now and rolling legal. Tags registration 1yr permit and insurance. Now I have to get a belt. Chinese belt could not hang with my heavy fist lol Muffler on the way also. That crack has me changing it before anything breaks. Even in the rain today she ran like a VIP Champ lol Not a Future Champ. I am so enjoying this. I was still at the DMV when the drizzle started and told myself to ride it like you stole it.*





    Heedehcheenuh

    Chuck D

    Ride on.....
    Two wheels down head on a swivel
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    Senior C-Moto Guru culcune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Yuma, Arizona (the 3:10 left me here)
    Posts
    1,584
    Glad to read the update!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    retired disabled Heedehcheenuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    McColl South Carolina USA
    Posts
    5
    OK changing belt and counted clutch 8.3 turns to 1 on tire. Any guess as to what gears my be behind the cover? Do not want to change them yet. Belt was fine also. Found 1 exhaust nut fell off driving home in the rain the other day smh. I will put the gates belt on and find a new exhaust nut to put on (Call my scooter repair cousin) so I can burn up the road.
    *
    Heedehcheenuh
    Chuck D
    Ride on.....
    Two wheels down head on a swivel
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7 Re: New rider from South Carolina USA 
    retired disabled Heedehcheenuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    McColl South Carolina USA
    Posts
    5
    New Gates belt on and nut on exhaust. She is smooth as can be. New exhaust will be here Tuesday as well as GPS speedometer and mounting pod for it. Best loose change I have spent so far. 15/38 gears are next and let her ride. Tires will go from 120/70-12 to 110/90-12 to also give me the top speed needed. The power should fall in the range I need. If not variator weights rollers/ sliders can do the rest.

    Heedehcheenuh
    Chuck D
    Ride on.....
    Two wheels down head on a swivel
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. new China rider... new rider :)
    By mmj in forum Welcome to MCM!
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-14-2016, 02:55 PM
  2. Nooby From North Carolina USA
    By ww228king in forum Welcome to MCM!
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-06-2013, 04:43 PM
  3. Hi From South Africa
    By vandevpaul in forum Welcome to MCM!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2012, 01:02 AM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-27-2012, 02:59 AM
  5. Hi from North Carolina!
    By reyboomboom in forum Welcome to MCM!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-24-2011, 11:32 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •