Faulty sidestand cutout switch required removal.
Accelerator cable faulty, had to jerry-rig a spacer to take up excess cable housing, probably a factory fault (wrong cable fitted).
Front guard bolts missing on delivery.
Support rubbers missing under seat.
Drain hole in muffler blows exhaust water all over rear brake caliper. Had to plug with self-tapper.
Impossible to kick-start.
Any low tensile bolts unscrewed come out bent.
Tank side fairings cracking.
Bike won't idle when warm without throttle input. Idles okay for a few seconds, then just dies.
Rider foot pegs at way different angles, left side pointed down, boot slips off. Had to build up with weld to match other side.
All fairing attachment bolts were missing shock rubbers. Had to make my own.
Couldn't achieve a good position for the rear brake lever, there is no adjustment, so I had to cut bend and re-weld the lever to suit my riding position. Looks a bit better than the original now, but would be much more prone to bending.
The pillion grab handles are cheap, insecure and put the pillion's wrists at a very uncomfortable angle. I fitted a more user friendly grab rail.
The speedo cable tends to get caught up on the horn when maneuvering at low speeds, nearly dropped it twice pushing it backwards because of that. Cable ties fixed the problem.
Updated 25th July 2011:
The only new item of concern is surface rust appearing on the fork tubes around the triple clamps.
I knew when I bought this bike that I was going to have build quality issues. I don't mind fettling things into shape myself, so not TOO many complaints.
I wouldn't recommend a Kinlon to anyone who had to rely on paid labour to de-glitch it. Most respectable bike mechanics don't want to know about them anyway.
It gets a fair bit of two-up use, fortunately my partner's no giant, but from what I hear the pillion seat is very hard, and would bring about a bum transplant sooner or later.
Two-up performance is non-existent, but to be fair it's not really designed for that sort of use. Solo riding is fine, as long as you resign yourself to short-shifting and using what little torque the 200cc engine has. It's an acceptable city commuter, more stable with that big front wheel than a scooter. Haven't had it in the dirt, I don't think this is the bike I want to be riding to gain experience in the soft stuff.
The suspension is quite firm for a trailie, bumps go right through he bars and seat. That's okay on the blacktop, but would be scary off-road.
Updated 25th July 2011:
With all its faults at purchase, and with those sorted, in fairness I cannot really fault this bike.
The handling of this bike in wet conditions is excellent.
Brakes are still very average however.
The reliability is also exceptional. This bike has never failed to start.
I have given it minimal servicing, and it's still running very well.
Absolutely great value for money.