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Old 10th July 2012
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Default "Tha Heist" 250cc bobber by Cleveland Cyclewerks

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Saw this online and thought it wasn't bad for a ready-to-ride bike, and priced at $3200, it's cheaper than some scooters. Engine is based on a Honda design, intended for longevity and easy maintenance instead of maximum horsepower, and uses pushrods instead of an overhead cam.

Basically, its similar to what Harley used to build in the 50's, except then it had a 125cc or 165cc two-stroke engine, three speeds, and drum brakes. Now it has a 250cc engine, five speeds, and disc brakes.
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Sounds just like a Johnny Pag. His were 300cc machines. Built in China as well.
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That's a good looking little bike.
I've always wanted to build something similar to that with an old Honda XL/XR motor.
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I bought this bike back in May 2011. It has been nothing but trouble since the warranty has expired. I have about 2,500 miles on my bike. So far the engine finish is flaking, causing a little bit of rust to form. A few rust spots on the rims. The brake light bulb mount broke in the first month causing me to have to completely replace it with an LED solution. The rear cush drive (bushings/pins) have been an issue on these bikes, so I had to replace that (PIT motors just sent me a tool and expected me to do the work myself...not a simple task). After the fact they acted like they would've had the dealer do it and only after I raised hell. Neutral is basically non-existent on these bikes. Brake parts have fallen off on my bike. The speedo was garbage and had to be replaced. The chain has been replaced. The wiring is junk in my opinion. I had a wiring harness melt due to bad wiring and had to fix that. It's just been one thing after another. If I had to do it all over again I'd buy a nice used bike and spend a little extra fixing it up. I've probably already wrenched more on this NEW bike than I would have had I bought a used bike. I can not and will not recommend this brand to anyone. I know not much information is out there on these bikes, especially information such as this. That's because they are taking steps to squash these stories. I've been sent a cease and desist letter from their attorney because they don't like the truth getting out.







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I see a few for sale on my local craigslist.Figured they we're probably crap but you will look good standing next to it on the roadside haha!
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they're definitely a good looking bike. I've had a lot of people checking it out when I go out on it, it's sad they quality doesn't match and I have to explain to those checking it out why I can't recommend the company or bikes
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It sounds a bit like the old British experience all over again...good looking machinery with extremely variable quality control. Like Packard used to say..."Ask the man who owns one".
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a lot of people dismiss it as "old british experience", "early japanese bike issues", "AMF days of HD", etc. The problem is, they're not doing anything new here, these issues shouldn't exist. There's no new tech here, just a severe lack of quality control and lots of corner cutting. I hope they get things ironed out and actually address the issues, because THIS is not the way you should handle customer complaints:

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so what's the price tag on one of these bikes 3200 ??? wow
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I guess if I was in the Market for a small Bike I would get one of these for 2200
http://www.hardknockbobber.com/
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