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General Discussion / A bit of fun
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:50:04 AM »
It's not on this forum.  I don't think this one's active enough for this at the moment, but...
Scooter Tag on ADV for those of you who aren't familiar with it.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/scooter-tag-an-excuse-to-ride.972287/page-173

Rules are on the first page, latest tag is on the last.  Idea is not to stump folks, but to have fun and ride a bit more.

Cheers
Tromper


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General Discussion / Electric "Tadpole"trike (vs. Delta) from ZEV
« on: April 07, 2017, 02:59:48 PM »
Xpost from ADV for thems what cover both.
http://zelectricvehicle.com/32.html
Kinda nifty, electric is pretty much the future at this point so I do keep an eye on 'em.
If money & storage space weren't an issue I'd seriously check one out.
Kinda pricey, but that's the "If money" part.
ZEV seems to be kicking out some nifty stuff. "Assembled" in USA of U.S. and imported parts even. Heck that's pretty much the description of most Fords, & certainly of Harley's these days.

If anybody owns/owned a ZEV please chime in I'd love to hear any real experiences with 'em.

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General Discussion / One less psycho on the road
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:55:17 PM »
Had heard about this a while back. 
Thankfully he didn't get the same deal Ethan Couch got.
http://www.rideapart.com/articles/texas-driver-jailed-assaulting-riders
Figured it was worth cross-posting from the Burgman forum I haunt.

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General Discussion / Just a nifty old scoot - the Honda Motocompo
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:45:33 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk9SJHcN8qs

I doubt it was ever here in the U.S., but if it was I want a pair. :)

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HD200 / Windscreen Options
« on: February 23, 2017, 06:26:42 PM »
Howdy folks,

As I continue reassembling my HD, I'm at the juncture where I'd like to install a windscreen.
I've used the Scoot 66 to good effect, & have that on my SO's HD (scavenged from this one when it was down).
The Slipstreamer's OK but I have never been in love with them due to the mounting system, & thickness of the screen.
It has worked, but I was curious if anybody here had used one of the Isotta screens (which one?) and how that was for mounting and height (give your height too please so I can gauge things), or the Puig, which I have a hunch I'd look through, not over, or if you've found a good way to mount a Givi on one (how and which one).

Any help or thoughts would be great.

Cheers

Tromper

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HD200 / Woot! It lives!
« on: February 18, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
I guess the valves are a little noisy but other than that my local SYM dealer resurrected my Blue HD.
Hoping to pick it up today, but Tuesday latest.
Of course now I'll have to reassemble the top box, & find a windscreen, but I can live with that.
Turned out to be a fuel system related issue, that the last guy I brought it to didn't catch.

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HD200 / Anybody installed an adjustable right brake?
« on: May 18, 2016, 03:30:03 PM »
Hi folks,

Just curious if anybody's put an adjustable brake lever on the hydraulic brake side.

If so what lever'd ya use, & where'd ya get it?

Thanks

Tromper

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HD200 / Cheap Aftermarket Air Filter
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:55:22 AM »
http://www.hiflofiltro.com/catalogue/model/5928
These are running fairly cheap on Fleabay, even with shipping to the U.S.
I dropped a line to see if these were available in the U.S. directly or not, but if any of you know of a dealer who has 'em or are a dealer and can get 'em please let me know.

Cheers
Tromper

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HD200 / Gas in the Air Filter & oil.
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:56:41 AM »
In a fit of foolishness I determined I'd remove the excess items noted here http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=1618.0, but must have somehow plumbed something wrong since out of the blue the engine floods out now and I end up with gas in the air box, and oil.
I really all looks right to me, so I'm a bit mystified, but don't really want to undo it.
Any ideas on what I might have crossed up?
Anybody have a good shot of how the carb and petcock look when setup correctly after the mod?

Tromper

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HD200 / Anybody find a good cover for the HD?
« on: December 08, 2015, 11:55:46 PM »
Title says it all.
I have uncovered parking at work so I have a half cover that goes over my burger, basically keeps the controls from marinating in the rain while I'm at work, but I haven't picked one up for the SYM yet.

I've seen a couple options but thought I'd throw this out there in case someone had anything good bad or ugly to say about a given cover.  Rain resistant is fine, I just want to keep the worst of it off the bike.
If ya have a suggestion please include size you're using and if ya have a top box or not.
Dowco recommends their "Large" Scooter cover for the Kymco People 250 so I'm thinking that but those are a bit more bulky than the HD.

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HD200 / Scooter Cannonball 2016
« on: November 22, 2015, 04:33:25 PM »
Howdy folks,

Just curious if anybody else is considering the Scooter Cannonball for 2016?
Looks like it's going to run from Ferandina Florida to Mukilteo WA.
I'm waiting on a few more details before I start planning but I'm seriously considering it and likely going to sign up barring an insurmountable obstacle of some sort.
Honestly not sure if I'd be on my HD, or if I'd buy something in Florida, train down and ride it back. 

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HD200 / Anybody have a parts bike
« on: November 13, 2015, 04:14:16 PM »
Just looking for a few screws that SYM doesn't offer (unless you have better plastic than I do).
I can find substitutions, but in visible spots it's nice to have the original if available.
PM me if ya gots 'em.
Cheers

Tromper

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HD200 / CR8E vs. CR8EIX
« on: November 07, 2015, 07:02:39 PM »
To iridium or not to iridium.  That's pretty much the question.
Anybody really notice any difference between 'em within the life of the scoot?

Tromper

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HD200 / Tired Again
« on: October 18, 2015, 06:49:52 PM »
Sigh...brand new Michelin city grip (rear) pulled a nail. It's mid tread, and no other damage I can spot.  :(

Thankfully it's out of season, and I mostly ride my burger for the year round commute since it's going to be over a week before I can get around to pulling the tire off.
Anybody out there actually get one patched and have it work, or is that just a bad idea? :-\

Any thoughts appreciated.

Tromper

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HD200 / Roller Prices
« on: September 28, 2015, 10:54:14 PM »
The local dealer is looking for ~40 bucks for a set of rollers for the HD.
I see roller sets going a lot cheaper, in fact I haven't seen anything more than half of that online.
Is this fairly normal for rollers?  Is this normal for special magic fairy dust SYM rollers?
If so are the magic fairy dust rollers worth it, or is this out of line?

Any thoughts appreciated.

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