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Citycom 300 / Removing a mirror (to mount a RAM mount)
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:31:28 PM »
Hi all,
I have a 2009 CityCom, and based on comments here and elsewhere, I recently bought a RAM mount for my phone (the type that mounts under the mirror stem: However, when I popped the cover off of the bolt-hole for the mirror stem (looks like the bolt/nut is a 10mm) my 10 mm socket won't fit down into the hole (which is only about 13mm diameter)--my 9mm socket fits in the hole but is (obviously) too small for the bolt.

I believe KiwiScoot (of scootdawg fame) had a similar issue, but other folks seem to have had no worries (maybe they have the new model with different mirrors).

Apparently there are such things as "thin wall" sockets, but the only 10mm ones I've found still have ~15m OD.

Anyone have ideas/suggestions about how to get my mirror off (and back on). Note that I'd also like to just tighten these bolts up, as my mirrors fold back under heavy gusts (like passing a big truck at highway speeds).


Citycom 300 / Start/display problem
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:29:56 PM »
I have a 2009 Citycom 300i, that I recently bought second hand. It was great deal for $1700 (with some busted panels, missing exhaust cover). Has been working great, and I really like it (the extra power after my Yamaha C3 49cc is very nice in traffic). Not quite as much fun as the "real" bikes I had back in Australia, but very nice as a commuter.

However, this morning as I arrived at work, the engine cut out suddenly, and I couldn't re-start. As I was just parking, I just let it be. However, when I went to leave today, I still couldn't start. When I turn on the ignition, the lights (including the main display backlight) come on, but the display itself doesn't come on (i.e., clock, fuel gauge etc.), and the diagnostic gauge sweep doesn't happen and the check engine lights don't come on. The engine turns over fine, but won't start.

I thought it might be a battery issue, so tried jumping it, but no difference. I now suspect a bad connection somewhere (ECU? fuel pump? something else?). I'll probably need to get it to my local dealer, but they are about 30 minutes away, and its a bit tricky to get the scooter there when its not running (may need to borrow a pickup or something).

If anyone has any ideas about what the problem is, or how to get the bike running long enough to get it to the dealer, I've very open to suggestions!


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