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    Junior Member BMW4LifeNate's Avatar
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    Dec 2010


    Hi all, as you can tell, I'm new to this community, as well as the whole biking scene. I had only got my motorcycle last week friday, and I'm now learning how to ride, as I'm 16 and it's about time in my opinion that I start to ride. It's been everything I have wanted since I was like 5. Anyway, back to the topic. Now I am a 'noob' in the biking world, so you may have to explain some things to me, and hopefully be patient. Even though I have barely taken my 1st 'steps' on the bike, I would like to do something unique to my bike, so I thought that I'd stop over here and just search for some idea's from you guys.

    The bike is called a Zip Star/ZongShen LZX200GY-2, and I am led to believe that it is an exact copy of the good 'ol Yamaha, so naturally all the mods would be compatible. It would also be a great help if anyone could clarify if these mods would be available in South Africa (my country), as I am only 16 and couldn't fab anything or build anything myself, so I would want to buy the equipment and get it fabbed by someone else.

    I have a few idea's of what I'd like to do to the bike, this being the best option IMO:

    I don't know what this would entail, so if someone could clarify it'd be great.

    This is what my bike looks like, although it isn't my picture/s

    I think that you can all see that it is the same bike from the front and side views, the only difference it seems is that the ZongShen is very old school with fuel cock, choke and kick starter, the latter of which i have to use because the battery is run down from not being ridden, and as i said, i can't ride it yet since I'm only learning. Despite it being 'old school' I love it to pieces and as aforementioned, like to do something different to separate it from the other bikes (although I have not seen many of these bikes, since people don't really buy chinese (read ZongShen) bikes) but I was glad to discover that it is just a Yamaha under the 'skin'

    Many thanks in advance,


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    Senior Member 805gregg's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Looks kind of similar to a TW but I doubt the Chinese could make an exact copy of anything, a poor imitation maybe but an exact copy seems to be beyond their capability. I would get rid of that ugly front fender first.

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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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