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HD200 / Air Filter Source -
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:02:44 AM »
There are a couple different air filters for the HD.
The OEM one which is $30-$60 from what I've seen, & I haven't seen $30 for a while.
The expensive reusable cloth one for ~$70ish or a bit more these days.
The HiFlo aftermarket one That I've bought off ebay from the UK, usually ~$20 including shipping.
Really kinda marginal choices since that's the kinda thing it's good to have a spare or two around.
Yup you can make your own once ya have the frame if that's your bent, but I have not.

What I did find was racingplanetusa has what I assume is the HiFlos (they're in a plain white box, haven't looked too close yet) for ~$10@ and charges ya ~$10 shipping for the order so if you're ordering a few you come out OK..
The shipping's a bit slow since they seem to do a batch to their U.S. center from Europe once a week or so in order to keep their shipping cost down.

Either way, at first glance they seem to be the real deal so if ya need one or two and have a friend that does as well buddy up & order a batch.


HD200 / Boric Acid on clutch pads?
« on: July 24, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »
Cross posting this in a few forums since it's applicable to any dry clutch potentially.

I've been doing some reading in preparation for de-glazing the clutch on one of my scoots.
Last time I did this I just lightly sanded the drum and the pads, but have read that apparently Boric Acid helps, & maybe cures this?

Anybody here use it?
If so:
How & where did you apply it?
Did you still sand the pads and bell?
If ya didn't sand the pads and bell how long did it take before everything de-glazed?

Thanks in advance

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.

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.


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.
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.

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.
Figured it was worth cross-posting from the Burgman forum I haunt.

General Discussion / Just a nifty old scoot - the Honda Motocompo
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:45:33 PM »

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

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.



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.

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?



HD200 / Cheap Aftermarket Air Filter
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:55:22 AM »
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.


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, 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?


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.

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. 

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.


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?


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