Friday, March 26, 2010

Atomik Reign Bigfoot 140cc Review

This bike is possibly the best 140cc Pit bike on eBay Australia for price and quality hands down. I'm not just endorsing this bike because I like it but I've bought and tested many bikes and this still stacks up to be the best 140cc bike on the market period.

The Atomik Reign Bigfoot is basically like a Atomik Nitrous but with bigger wheels, 14inch at rear and 17inch on the front. The look and feel of the trellis KLX style frame when riding feels well balanced and conforable. It's great ofr tall teens and adults too. It can hold up too 100kg just with a upgraded rear shock you can make it stiffer at the rear.

The overall quality is what I really like. The workmanship gone into the frame and other components speak for themselves.I mean just by looking at the bike you can tell it will cop and flogging and then some. It will last the test of time compare to other eBay models out there.

I want to talk about the engine. The YX 140cc engine needs no introduction. This engine has proved itself again and again and it's lived up to the challenge. Personally I have flogged a YX engine to the ground untill it literally died. I gave this thing hell and back. I'm taking burning out brand new Carlsbad tyres from new on the concrete for fun to non stop 12hrs hard of riding up hills and in water. (water definately a no no). I also like the Lifan engine. Much the same but sligthly different internals.

One thing I don't about the Atomik Reign Bigfoot is the front suspension setup. others have the same opinion. when jumping the bike on large jumps the fron 17inch tyre will hit the bash plate because the forks compress and because of the load and stresses the forks are not heavy duty enough. This occurs if the rider is too heavry (over 80kg) or the bike is jump over 10ft in the as a rough estimate give or take). The front forks need to be upgraded. You can replace the oil with thicker oil. If you don't want to upgrade the forks which will cost you anywhere from $800-$250 depending on the quality, go to a Dirt bike suspension specialist and theu will replace the spacers in the forks with better ones. This does exactly the same thing.

I would definately replace rear with a chunkier Carslbad tyre. It will tend to slide in the gravel quite easy if your going hard. The Carlsbad grips like a b*tch excuse my french. Other small mods off the bat are Uni filter upgrade  cost you about $30, better grips for comfort, upgrade your chain for a japanese chain. Infact I would do this first over another other small mod. Last thing you want is going riding for a day and having to wheel you bike back for kilometers because your chain snapped in the bush.

The fuel tank looks smaller than the CRF style tank which is higher and wider but the KLX style tank for the Atomik Reign Bigfoot is set into the frame an there is alot of depth and volume for fuel it just looks deceptive.

The faring and new deal design is very motocrossis. It's what the kids want. The white and blue combination is very asfeticlly pleasing to the eye. besides chicks dig the looks. It's all about the looks. People buy this bike because it looks sic I rekon.

If you want a relieable Mini Dirt bike which will last years and give you miniimal greif I highly recommend the Atomik Reign Bigfoot. You can find them on eBay Australia under Trail Bikes>Other.

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49cc 2 stroke Mini Dirt Bike Review - Ideal Starter Bike or Death Trap

Everyone into Mini Bikes or starting out at some point in time would have come across the 49cc stroke Mini Dirt bike either on ebay or your Local Trusted Mini Bike seller (LoL). You know the ones that look cheap and nasty with the whipper snipper motor and expanded cheap chrome exhaust pipe. These little suckers are like Crane Toads (A introduced pest in Qld in the early century used to elimiate cane toad beattles but over populated out of control) they are in every backyard, in every tool shed it's like every man and his dog had one.

Why did people buy these things. Very simple, they are cheap as chips. I mean the chinese pumped these things out like hot cakes. When they first came out in the market they sold like HOT CAKES. We had never seen something like that before. How can they make it so cheap with a 2 stroke enegine , frame, off road ttres. It looked , felt and sounded like a real dirt bike but 1/8 of the price of a jappa. Even today people still buy them. They are still on eBay selling. I don't think people really care of the quality. The frames are knocked up in 2 mins. A few spot welds here and there and the cheap recycled mild steel frame is good to go. Slap on some grey under coat and that's your rust

Good Points (I'm struggling here)

  • Cheap as chips
  • Excellent for starter rider
  • Low maintenance, suprisingly quite reliable engine if looked after
  • Tank of fuel last 4-6hrs. (100km seriously)
  • Parts cheap, clutches, tyres all can be found on eBay for dollars
  • Good hobby to start very low cost (build a race track get a few mates together)
  • Throw away ite. Easier to replace than repair for non techies

Bad Points (hmmm)

  •  Cheap construction
  •  Cheap material used
  •  No regualated by government so poor workmanship used
  •  Throw away item
  •  Built by unskilled cheap labour force
  •  Cluches wear fast under heavy loads or up hills.
  •  2 stroke motor must be well maintained or frequent problems will occur
  •  3-6 months life span if no maintaince

Don't knock them before you try it. Check them out on eBay if your son or daughter wants a cheap 50cc 2 stroke starter bike for about $200 bucks (a days work for Dad) your child can enjoy the wonders dirt bike riding. Check out eBay