TaoTao TBR7 / Hawk 250 Kickstand Too Long?

If you just finally assembled your TBR7 or Hawk 250, you are probably looking at the motorcycle saying, “it stands high on the kickstand.” Then you will wonder, after a couple of trials and errors, why the kickstand so long? Also, “How do I shorten my kickstand?”. Is The TaoTao TBR7 or Hawk 250 Kickstand … Read more

TaoTao TBR7 Rear Brake Assembly. (Hawk 250 Too)

TaoTao TBR7 Motorcycle Assembled and still stock.

I found minimal step-by-step guides for the TaoTao TBR7 rear brake assembly. I noticed that the TBR7 and Hawk 250 motorcycles share the same rear brake pedal setup, so I pieced Hawk 250 information with my current TBR7 design to complete the process. I was unhappy with hunting and pecking around for information and found … Read more

TBR7 Shipping Oil Change? Break-In Oil?

The Shipping oil in the TBR7, or the Hawk 250, or any recent typical Chinese motorcycle is a point of argument. Many motorcycle self-proclaimed experts are feeling the need to weigh in with differing opinions. Is a TBR7 shipping oil change at the top of your to-do list? Is the shipping oil the breaking-in oil? … Read more

TaoTao TBR7 Kickstand Assembly

FYI, for the Hawk 250, Raven 250, etc.? As I have discussed and many TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle owners have learned, there are no instructions for assembling the motorcycle. The Hawk 250 and TBR7 YouTube videos are dated. Some helpful people in the forums try to explain how to build a motorcycle without photos. My goal … Read more

TaoTao TBR7 Exhaust Gasket Mystery.

TaoTao TBR7 Motorcycle exhaust gasket.

Hello Fellow TaoTao TBR7 Motorcycle Owners and Fans. When I was unboxing my TBR7 bike and assembling the motorcycle, I found parts I could not explain. Without instructions, I was lost assembling the motorcycle with all its tiny, unlabeled parts. To help current and new TaoTao TBR7 builders, I came up with an idea to … Read more

Installing The TBR7 Wheel

To get myself ready for installing the TBR7 wheel, after the unboxing(See TBR7 Unboxing Post), I removed the bolt holding the forks to the box’s base frame. This bolt, and nut, are to be saved. These pieces are the front axle bolt for the wheel. I then had assistance and moved the TBR7 off the … Read more

My TBR7 Assembly Instructions

The first item I looked for after unboxing the TBR7 (<- My Post) was a booklet, a sheet, or even a URL listing to a good set of TBR7 Assembly Instructions. I didn’t find any. With the knowledge gained through YouTube searches, Chinese Bike Owner Forum look-ups, and just plain luck, I was ready for … Read more