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Skyteam SkyMax 125 monkey bike

Having done a fair amount of research on what motorbike/scooter will fit in our rear garage, and having done all the axle load calculations, it would seem that I need to look at as light a bike as possible - sub 100Kg

the Skyteam SkyMax 125 has taken Mrs FB's fancy partly due to it's size (will fit easily with it's drop down bars) and comes in at 78Kg dry weight. I've been in touch with the importer who says it will take the combined weight of 2 of us but best uprated with rear gas shocks to do so.

http://www.skyteammotorcycles.com/mo...nge/skymax125/

I realise it has certain limitations but it's not going to get massive use so should suit.

anyone any experience of this monkey bike that they can pass on??

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I'm assuminhg this is partly a joke. But to be serious when I was researching scooters the lightest most practical model was the Honda Innova at around 85kgs. It's a 125cc and you will not look so daft two up as you would on a monkey bike.
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For More Infomation on the SkyMax Accessories see the Accessory Page
There is no accessory page - that I can see.

Is it hidden?
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I'm assuminhg this is partly a joke. But to be serious when I was researching scooters the lightest most practical model was the Honda Innova at around 85kgs. It's a 125cc and you will not look so daft two up as you would on a monkey bike.
not a joke at all - it's a little different! and why shouldn't we look daft??

the Innova is no longer made and it's successor the Wave 110i is now coming in at 99Kg

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For More Infomation on the SkyMax Accessories see the Accessory Page
There is no accessory page - that I can see.

Is it hidden?
errm - probably not - there are no accessories as far as I can establish for this bike but there are for some of the others they offer.

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splendid little bike i bought one off ebay about six years ago it was two years old then .Has been all over the place in the garage of my autotrail and has been very reliable .The gearing was a little low so i fitted a larger engine sprocket .it carries my wife and myself genraly to the nearest town.the only prob we have had was the rear shocks were a little weak and one did eventualy break .Think the prices have risen since i purchased mine
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thanks for that feedback Jeffro - very useful. hopefully fitting rear gas shocks should help beef the backend up a bit

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Well Your Mrs should be ok on it Fats but your going to knacker it if you get on it!

Actually I bet they are very sturdy.

Would a Honda Vision 110 not fit in your garage? 103KG

Or what about our Peugeot Speedfight II? 2 stroke 100cc and 95KG. Goes well and was originally designed to compete with 125's. Problem is finding a good second hand one.

If you get the Monkey bike you must make sure you post some photos on here or "another forum". We could all do with a laugh!


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I'm assuminhg this is partly a joke. But to be serious when I was researching scooters the lightest most practical model was the Honda Innova at around 85kgs. It's a 125cc and you will not look so daft two up as you would on a monkey bike.
not a joke at all - it's a little different! and why shouldn't we look daft??

the Innova is no longer made and it's successor the Wave 110i is now coming in at 99Kg
Thought this was a "fruitcake" post and you posted here in error. Apologies.
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Well Your Mrs should be ok on it Fats but your going to knacker it if you get on it!

Actually I bet they are very sturdy.

Would a Honda Vision 110 not fit in your garage? 103KG

Or what about our Peugeot Speedfight II? 2 stroke 100cc and 95KG. Goes well and was originally designed to compete with 125's. Problem is finding a good second hand one.

If you get the Monkey bike you must make sure you post some photos on here or "another forum". We could all do with a laugh!
I bet we look like right tits on it but what the hell - if it does the job I don't give a hoot!

I think the Vision or Wave will fit but it will be tight height wise and I'd need to take the mirrors off each time. with the Skymax, you can just fold the bars down which is dead easy. and 20kg lighter.

there is also the Lintex Jet scooter which comes in at 95kg - looks of interest but again, a tight fit height wise.

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