Plus, always heard Sunny was really a garbage brand...or was that SunL...or both?
Pretty much both. ;D I have a Sunny, the much-cursed D150TKA. The engine and frame seem fine, but otherwise, there was a lot of rubbish. I had to replace the tires immediately, replace all the light bulbs (two were bad when I unpacked the thing), the front alignment was way off, and I spent a day going through it re-crimping wire connections and tightening and Loc-Titeing things. I had to replace the brake pads. The battery lasted four days. The body work is very flimsy. As time and motivation permit, I am going to find a small enough spring compressor to allow me to grease up the ends of the springs on the shocks; all four of them squeak like crazy. I don't think 7AH is enough battery, but I hesitate to use a larger battery because I don't know the reserve capacity in the little stator. Since I rarely ride it at night, I have disconnected the low-beam headlight filaments to ease up the load on the charging system, and just use the high beams after dark, but, as I say, that is rare. Mechanically though, it seems fine,and runs well. It is underpowered, but I expected that, and I got it to be an around-town scoot, so it does just fine. I am collecting a tool kit for it, and after reading the forums, I am going to put up a couple of throttle cables and drive belts. I might be tempted to do a trip on it, but I am eccentric, or weird, or nuts, whatever you would call it, and I am patient enough to do a couple hundred miles at 45 mph. From here to the Gulf coast, by surface roads, is about 250 miles, and I could probably do it in 6-7 hours, but I would have to arrange for possible backup. I have friends who have done some impressive trips on 125s and 150s, but theirs were not Sunnys...
Hey friends,I just spotted this thread and I'm the guy from SD that loves the Sunny roadrunner 300.Like cliftonc says though the stock tires are pretty much JUNK,my dealer says that they are the first thing that he replaces when they come in.My scoot was already pdi ed and test driven when I bought it and was all ready to go. I've know for a fact that mine will go 68mph+ but exactly how long it would be safe to keep those speeds...That's almost wot and I wouldn't try it for 10 miles,really,I would never chance riding it like that for extended distances. Now that being said,I take mine on 40-50 mile trips at between 55-60 most all the way. I grant you that it's no speed demon,but, it's no slouch either. I think that if I were wanting to go at highway speeds of 65-70mph for that many miles I'd probably be looking for a bigger placement bike altogether. Man,I'd hate to run into winds from a log truck at 70mph or get sucked under one,but then again I'm a big clucker (chicken)I'll probably just stick to the smaller highways with mine. I hoped this helps someone. daddue11,Steve
I have never encountered tires with such problems right out of the box; the rear was badly out-of-round, and one of the fronts was separating on one side of the tread, almost all the way around the tire. I have been the geek constantly emailing Sunny Powersports telling them about where the marketing is wrong, and have never received a response. ;D With Chinese manufacturers, you get the quality you demand, and it is just a shame that Sunny has so much potential but does not pursue it. There is a new product showing up lately, a Ruckus-styled leaning reverse trike, that appears maybe a bit smaller and lighter, and it looks interesting, to the point that I would have put off my purchase had I known it was coming. Live and learn...
wereed: HOw can I start a thread?
Jun 1, 2013 10:55:49 GMT -5
wereed: or respond to a thread I started three years ago...
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marklorenzi: I just bought one of the Fleetwoods. They look like a clone of the Honda XRM's they sell overseas. It is in transit now and I should get it this week. I will try to post my experience here. Call me the guinea pig hahaha.
Jun 2, 2013 20:29:11 GMT -5
flyangler: wereed, this forum is read only the new forum is on the banner above. Dan
Jun 5, 2013 7:35:29 GMT -5
silkyg1973: can someone please tell me how to post
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