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Wolf Classic 150 / Re: SYM Wolf expenses
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:49:20 PM »
Welcome !!   What part of the country are you in?

Is your father mechanically inclined?  Do you have friends who ride now?

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: SYM Wolf Classic 150 FAQ
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:29:32 AM »
Do you mean the wrench size of the oil screen cover?

The oil screen cover is identical (interchangeable) with the valve cover.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Cam Shaft
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:17:32 PM »

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Trickle Charger Recommendation
« on: December 21, 2017, 02:45:48 PM »
Lots of good options out there.
Are you removing the battery and bringing it inside?  I do.
I use one of those cheap Harbor Freight units on it like this one

Every week or two I let the charger run overnight - no need to leave it on all the time.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Oil Change, Hot or Cold?
« on: December 20, 2017, 07:41:53 AM »
The manual says to use "API SH, SAE 10W-30 or better".
API SH is an obsolete oil rating that was used 20 yrs ago when oils had well over 1000/PPM of Zinc & Phosphorous as most engines had flat tappet valve trains like our Wolf.
New auto oils (SM/SN) are limited to 800/PPM so as to not damage catalytic converters and the engines today are roller valve drives.
The oils today that still have the high Zinc & Phosphorous (1200/PPM) levels we need are diesel rated HDEO 15W-40 or 5W-40 synthetics - be sure to select one that is JASO MA/MB rated for wet clutch shared sump motorcycles.
One of the "best" and most popular are Shell T4 conventional (I use this) and Shell T6 synthetic.
Get it at Walmart.... cheap good bike oil. I get mine at TSC when it's on sale.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Oil Change, Hot or Cold?
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:46:45 PM »
What do you guys and gals recommend when doing an oil change? Run the engine or don't run the engine before the change?

Run the engine - change the oil when it's hot (quite warm).

I'm using an synthetic motor that doesn't need to be changed every 5000 miles

I hope you aren't using a common automotive synthetic oil that isn't JASO MA/MB approved.
In a motorcycle like ours (wet clutch common sump) the transmission shears the oil more than the engine does.
Just because you can go "XXXXX " miles in a car using synthetic oil doesn't mean you can do "xxxxx" miles in a motorcycle.
Also auto rated oil doesn't contain the required ZDDP that is best for our flat tappet bikes.
HDEO diesel oil does have the extra ZDDP that we need.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Oil Change, Hot or Cold?
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:23:00 AM »
Change the oil hot (warm)
What oil are you using?
I change my oil every 2,000Km - no way would I run it 8,000Km (5,000 miles)

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Season's Greetings!
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »
Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year !!

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: smog device removal
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:41:42 PM »
Excellent, Cody !   ;)

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Tachometer ratio
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:35:41 PM »
Our tach isn't cable drive, it's electronic

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Appreciation of Depreciation x2
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:14:45 PM »
There hasn't been a tank of gas through either one of them ....

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Sym Wolf vs Kymco Spade
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:45:40 PM »
The Spade sounds like a Honda Grom clone.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Avon Streetrunner tires
« on: October 05, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »
Good looking skins  ;)

What rear size did you choose?

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Sputtering engine
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:56:57 PM »
Over the years a lot of folks have had a problem with their new Wolf not running right .

Mine ran funky as well when I first got it. I tried FI cleaner in the gas along with other chemicals...
Some of the oldtimers here said "Pull the jets out of the carb and clean them with carb cleaner, run a fine copper wire through all the holes in the jets and finally wash them in hot soap & water".
I did that and the bike ran like new....
Once you've done it the first time you can remove and clean the jets in 15 mins.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Trouble starting
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:45:52 PM »
I seldom fill my Wolf at the gas pumps.
I take the van and fill a gas can with premium ... I run the first ~3L (qt) into the van to purge the line then fill the can up - I use the can to fill the bike.
As I said above my Wolf will "run" on all grades of fuel but the higher the octane the better it runs.

My Suzuki S40 doesn't seem to care what you feed it so it gets regular. Regular is recommended in the Suzuki manual.

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