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I have sought help from Elstar Sydney now on 7 occasions over 3 years trying to fix the same electrical problem. I have replaced every component along the harness with no result. This 250 Tank quad turns over very slowly doesn't and start. This has been a regretful purchase.
Purchased in October 2014 at Elstar Sydney for A$1,400.00.
Purchased from MONO MOTO with TOW pack & Full warranty
Got the latest 2019 ELSTAR TANK 250cc with all the updates ... F & R racks Tow Pack with lower gearing great for pulling our arena rake & lawn trailer with ease new lights and ultra quiet muffler. Really like the twist throttle and the single foot operated brake , makes spraying fast
Purchased in January 2019 at Mono Moto Pty Ltd for A$2,950.00.
soon as u get it change your air filter!
It came in a box was packed ok with steel frame crate to protect the quad, was mostly assembled only had to put on the wheels and handle bars, anyway I have now owned it for 4 months and use it daily, the quad its self seems good has good power but the air filter is terrible it has a paper filter that allows dirt to flow directly through it as the quads rear wheels throw off a lot of dust when riding, don't try and oil it, it will only fall apart on you, do your self and the engine a favour and get a foam one for it as continued use of the orig...inal will surely kill your engine over time, other than this the quad good so far, it takes steep hill's okay has good pulling power, and nothing has broken yet, and I have given it to it here and there and it takes it, good bang for your buck, more than I expected from a Chinese quad bike for sure. UPDATE 26/04/2020 Clutch gave out today while riding up a steep hill moving firewood, it was giving me warnings it was on its way, have done a lot with this quad over the last 2 years its been a workhorse, i have beaten it and it took it, pulled tons of firewood up steep over the 2 years, sprayed weeds and Ratstails with a 60L weed sprayer every summer, took it pretty well, I use this quad at least 2 times a week to 4 times a week for work and to get me around my property, i kept it serviced, the engine still runs strong and starts first go, but now for the bad parts, in the pic below, the parts in the red cracked and needed welding up a few times, ended up having to add steel plates on the under side to reinforce it, also the chain Tensioner Idler under load ends up letting your chain jump off the rear sprocket and destroy the rear sprocket bolts (pics below replacing bolts and sprocket and a crack repair ) so in the end i had to relocate the chain tensioner idler and weld it closer to the rear sprocket, and haven't had an issue since, but other than those few issues it runs good and did the job, now i gotta replace a clutch, if I didn't ride it hard I think the clutch would of lasted much longer, would I buy another one after owning one? well that depends on my budget, you can get a good second hand Japanese quad for $3000 if you look long enough, after owning it this long there has been times when I needed more power, like towing power, I would like to be able to pull around my small box trailer, this could do it but it didn't like it, and it would be much better to have independent rear suspension, if I were to buy another quad bike, I would try getting a good second hand Japaneses quad bike. this quad still has life and runs strong and I will fix the clutch and continue to use it.
Good value for money
Great value for money and came mostly assembled. Have used on small farm for years without major problems. Towed a trailer most of the time. only thing currently wrong its rear pivot arm bearing has snapped so out of action. Has been a good workhorse over the years and would consider another one especially as they continually refine the issues.
Cant fault it
Very happy with the 250cc quad i have it on beach all the time. it loves the sand and shallow water. just change out oil before you start it. i am going to buy another for my wife in the comming months if or when they come back for auction on ebay. changed to the 15t cog and still get about 75 to 80 on sand and im 100kg
good for the money. very powerful
Great for small farm use lower gear set is good for trailers etcW
Easy set up out of the box, fuel hoses are junk, some of the racks are a little out of square as are the plastics dealer didn't want to replace distorted plastics just offered cheap spares latter on! Bike is comfy to ride engine and other structural parts seam fine. Offers good bang for you money companies to a Jap quad.
Value for money as apossed to a Jap b
Fuel hoses, plastics distorted no dealer help
Questions & Answers
I would like to know what the intake and exhaust valves should be set at (cold). As mine has had 4 months use and has valve tap when hot. Yes i do have and use the equipped thermo fan.
Would this be suitable for carting sport equipment at little athletics?
depending on the weight of the the equipment you wish to carry, I use a small polly trailer I got from bunnings to pull full loads of fire wood up steep hills and it has done the job for almost 2 years now, also carry around a 60L weed sprayer in the summer and it handles that pretty well, but i once tried to pull a full size steel box trailer with it and it didn't like towing it, if you have a small trailer to suit it you should be fine.
I was wondering if this quad can be fitted with a tow ball on the front?
Maybe if you have welding skills, but to be honest I don't know if the front frame would be strong enough, but that depends on what you want to tow with it, and if you do end up getting one just keep an eye on the chain and keep it nice and tight as I have had a good few problems with my one coming off on steep hills and in reversing, but other than that the quad is pretty good so far, hope this helps you out ;)
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