Is The Stock TBR7 OK To Ride Unmodified? – FAQ


You can ride the TaoTao TBR7 Chinese Dual-Sport Motorcycle as stock, and the TBR7 bike will operate out of the box.

Depending on your altitude, the TBR7 might feel very ‘subdued’ in power and top speed might be low, but the bike is still a fun ride. I am told the TBR7 motorcycle’s stock carburetor is jetted for a higher altitude, so for those running the motorcycle closer to sea level.

Running the TBR7 motorcycle so lean, it feels almost anemic at full throttle open. The engine even bogs down.

Stock TaoTao TBR7 Motorcycle Run Bad?

My TBR7 bike recommendations are fueled by hindsight, assembled the motorcycle, and ride it stock during break-in. This stock break-in period allows you to get used to how the motorcycle feels while still stock.

You will ‘baby’ the TBR7 motorcycle during the motorcycle break-in period, and you will better appreciate the performance upgrades you do later.

Ride your TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle as stock in the beginning. You will appreciate the motorcycle better later after you start doing upgrades.

One suggestion to change immediately: Upgrade/Change The Oil immediately(for all Chonda Motorcycles). I posted here why: TBR7 Shipping Oil Change? and I posted here how: TBR7 Oil Changes.

Oil Change, funnel, drain pan, and measuring cup.
Just Change Your Motorcycle Engine ASAP, after getting it.

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TBR7 Upgrades

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Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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