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Just picked this up. A little/lot rough. Looks all complete. I believe it’s a 49cc X8. Does not start yet. Going to go thru whole thing. Owner said it sat in garage for a few years. Wires to headlight and cut It has a key but it keeps the handlebars from turning , wacky engineering
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Cool I had one of these for a few months... Wasn't in this nice of condition but it ran. It made decent power for what it was but nothing like a cag
 

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What year did they manufacture the X8 and what company made them? Started tear down for resto. Lots of unfinished edges, burrs, Rusty nuts, bolts. Lots of neglect.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Tested Aluminum parts, Polislhing up fantastic. Lots of wires cut, anyone have a diagram ?
 

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They where made from 1998 until about 2006 but where selling until about 2010 before they started running out.

They were made by various 6 different Chinese manufacturers and plants a lot of them made lawn maintenance equipment or children's toys and we're re outfitted to make motorcycles during the pocket bike boom.

I believe the MSRP on the x8 was $699 their target buying market was teenagers around ages of 13 to 18.

They were designed to mimic real bikes and that's why they are called replicas basically a knock off of a real Japanese or European mini like the Yamaha YSR.

As you're noticing to make a rideable motorcycle that a teenager can afford a lot of corners have to be cut basically all of the corners have to be cut or not cut or not finished 😂😂😂 with the cheapest hardware and parts they can find.

The wiring is the worst cheap Chinese wiring with very low strand count CCA copper coated aluminum wiring is commonplace and color combinations that make absolutely no sense such as a black wire going to a red wire connected to a green wire twisting to a wad of green wires and then taped lol there have been a lot of people that think the wiring is hacked up but it was actually like that from the factory and the cheap electrical tape has fallen off lol. On top of the bad wiring they sold a lot of aftermarket crap such as remote starts alarms and light kits this encouraged teenagers to hack up their wiring and make a bad situation worse.

My recommendation is to pull the wiring off and get a real wiring kit for motorcycles solder and heat shrink tubing every connection to do it right with LEDs replace all of the grips switches knobs and levers with real motorcycle parts.
 

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Got a lot of stuff off the bike , de-burd, sanded and in primer. NOT the body partes yet. Most of the plastic chrome looks new, Rusty forks cleaned up well. Rims looking pretty good, not sure about painting them. Will post some pics later, Too humid down here today, and got some Honey doo chores to finish.:D:D:D:D
 
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