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Old 04-11-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Does anyone have Experience with SSR pitbikes?

I just stumbled on to these browsing youtube yesterday, I read some reviews and most people seemed to like them and were happy. Which honestly was surprising to me. My thought is what would you do? I can buy a 110 SSR for $619 shipped to my door or buy a 10 year old CRF50 for about the same money?
I can't decide, I'm leaning towards the Honda just because i've had one and I know they are indestructable, but it looks like you Get a lot more for your money with the SSR.
Here is the one I'm looking at,
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Ive worked on several chinese pit bikes and mopeds...no matter how many times you repair them, they still break down..cheap metal, no quality control, and i dont of any reputable bike shop that works on them for this reason...honda is nothing but proven reliability and quality
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Thank you these are the kind of reply's I am looking for. I've never personally had any experience with the chinese bikes, but your comment are aligning with what i've heard from friends that have been around them.
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Some china bikes are better than others, the SSR's are one of those that are better.


honestly, for the money, they are great.
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Some china bikes are better than others, the SSR's are one of those that are better.


honestly, for the money, they are great.
I've heard good reviews about the SSR's, but like he said "for the money", I think it's about managing expectations.

I'll probably pick one up just to play around with. I don't know that I'll have much use for it really, and don't see myself convincing my wife to let me spend $1200-1500 for the Japanese equivalent.
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We all know you get what you pay for. . .most of the time. We also know that you can find numerous negative reviews for ANYTHING on the internet, humans are quite vocal over negative issues but not nearly as vocal over positive issues. SSR has been refining their pitbikes for over 10 years and I believe you get a whole lot of bike for your money with an SSR. I suggest you sign up over at www.planetminis.com and read trhough the chinese pitbike section for a little while. If you do decide on an SSR, find a vendor at planet minis that has a good reputation and buy from them. Good vendors make their name on customer service and I've seen repeated stories of those guys standing behind bikes that they sell. A bike sold by a PM vendor that has a kickstarter break in 3 days usually results in a new kickstarter shipped out the door asap, free of charge, just by placing a polite phone call. Honda builds ultimate reliability. SSR builds a reliable honda clone. It won't be a Honda, but it will serve it's purpose reliably for a fraction of the price.
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Personally, I had one a little while back. Rode it and romped on it for a little while. Rode great from the day I bought it to the day I sold it.
I also have an xr 50 with a big bore honda motor in it. Works great.
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Personally, I had one a little while back. Rode it and romped on it for a little while. Rode great from the day I bought it to the day I sold it.
I also have an xr 50 with a big bore honda motor in it. Works great.
what size ssr did you have and how did it compare to the power of your xr 50?
I'm guessing you have a 88 kit on it?
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The OP also has to decide on the primary use of the bike and buy the features that you want. If you'll be riding a pitbike on an MX track you'll want more motor and suspension. If it's a mini motard you don't need long travel shocks, etc. Identify your intended use and we can help identify the best bike for your buck.
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The OP also has to decide on the primary use of the bike and buy the features that you want. If you'll be riding a pitbike on an MX track you'll want more motor and suspension. If it's a mini motard you don't need long travel shocks, etc. Identify your intended use and we can help identify the best bike for your buck.
Basically I just want to take it with me to bash around a little bit on, when I take my 400ex out riding. I don't really care that the SSR110 has a higher tops speed than the CRF50, but I do like power. The Crf50 I had was basically stock and I could ride circle wheelies or 3rd gear wheelies all day. Would the long suspension of the SSR110 I posted a link of be able to do these things? I'm sure not as easily as my old CRF50, but would these types of things be out of the question, or just harder to do? I like the idea of the bigger suspension if I get a wild hair up my and want to jump it or bomb thru a dry creek bed or something. I would just hate if the longer suspension meant that the bike wouldn't have enough power to pull and hold the front end up... looks like the SSR110 is about 5"-6" longer than a stock 50. Also if I do the Honda route I would be adding a 88 kit to it pretty quickly i would assume. Thanks for all the help
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what size ssr did you have and how did it compare to the power of your xr 50?
I'm guessing you have a 88 kit on it?
Don't recall the exact model. 12" front. 10" rear 108cc 4 speed with clutch.

Xr is geared more towards street/stunt (street legal) has an Gpx 1xxcc I don't recall at the moment. Stock wheel base with stock style suspension 4 speed with clutch. It absolutely rips. 3 rd gear roll ons whoolies and 4th gear clutch ups. Does about 50 mph. With my big on it.
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I have an Apollo 110cc that i beat the out of regularly. Hasn't died on me yet!
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