2008 Baja Motorsports SC150 from United States of America

Summary:

My motorcycle is outstanding

Faults:

When I got my Baja SC150 in 2013, it sat for about six months because the gas wasn't getting to the carburetor. It wasn't connected right, so I got that fixed. And after that, I found out that my VIN on my Baja motorcycle didn't match the VIN on my certificate of origin for the vehicle; that's my biggest problem right now. And if anyone has a phone number that I can call to get this problem resolved, please help me.

General Comments:

I love my Baja, it runs really good. I'd get another one if I could.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2015

2008 Baja Motorsports SC150 from United States of America

Summary:

Coolest style of scooter on the road

Faults:

Belt replacement.

Gas gauge sticking.

Headlight is cheap.

Small oil leak.

General Comments:

Very cool bike. 2nd owner of a 2008. It sat for a few years because the owner left it apart while replacing the belt. In 2015, I bought it, and it started up with little effort. Drove it in high gear until I bought a longer belt (CVT). From there, it drove fine, other than take off was slow.

Found out, the variator just needed resetting. The longer belt allowed it to ride fine with the front pulley (variator) stuck closed! Now I need the correct belt again so the variator will work correctly.

Always starts, easy to customize, and looks way cooler than other scooters. Goes 50mph, even with a passenger. Even with two people, the ride is very comfortable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2015

2009 Baja Motorsports SC150 from United States of America

Summary:

Fantastic scooter, well worth the money

Faults:

Mirrors vibrate loose every 2-3 days.

Broken headlight wire.

General Comments:

Pick up is much better than I thought it would be, and it maintains 50 MPH with no problem, and I weigh 220 LBS.

Mileage is averaging around 85 MPG.

Will buy another one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2012

2008 Baja Motorsports SC150 from United States of America

Summary:

Absolutely fantastic scooters for the money!

Faults:

Mirrors are loose and break.

Carburetor intakes crack.

Rims were bent from the factory.

Belts are cheap.

Fuel lines eventually break down and leak.

All fasteners come loose.

Plastic vibrates and breaks, or cracks.

General Comments:

I love these bikes. I purchased two 2008 models from Pep Boys at discount of $600.00 each, with both missing parts. They all have issues, but for the price, you just have to do a little preventative maintenance and common sense.

I went thru both bikes. It took me a week to do, and added safe ties and Loctite everything, and silicon-ed all clip nut screws, and replaced all cheap fuel lines with new clamps and American hose 3/16". Nothing is now loose or vibrates.

I also have issues though with out of round rims. A cheap fix is buy a new rim from aftermarket or eBay, which is the same stuff the dealer has to offer.

I put 4000 miles on my bike, and wife has 1200 on hers. I drive dependably every other day to dialysis with no problems. 45 mile round trip. Not a Honda, but also all parts are cheap, and not high Honda or any other manufacturer pricing. Again, good bikes for the money.

If you are not mechanically inclined or can't work on your stuff, then do not buy. Good, cheap fun bikes.

My gas mileage is right at about 95 to 100 MPG, cruising at around 40 mph GPS verified.

Also another factor is the head lighting is not the best, but will get you by. Do not add halogen or brighter wattage bulbs; they will melt the housings out.

My last thought is change out the belt to a name brand good quality, or you will be sorry. Both broke around 1000 miles. Get a Gates Kevlar or equivalent that will last a year or more of long riding.

I know all this from one year's experience with the Baja SC150 scooters.

Thanks for reading.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2012

8th May 2014, 16:29

Thanks for a great review. Might be worth it.