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RV250 / WARNING!
« on: June 27, 2016, 09:27:26 AM »
The SYM rv250 has a glitch that prevents it from easily being sold. The odometer reverts to all zeros when it accumulates 6500 miles. This is only for scooters with Miles, not Kilometers. I contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and was told to mark the title Unknown Miles.

Two prospective buyers backed out because of this issue. I called several SYM dealers and none could provide an answer. I tried Lance Powersports and have not received a reply.

This is a good scooter but you better be prepared to either sell it prior to 6500 miles or learn to live with it and keep it forever.

Pittguy

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VS250 / Selling my rv 250 in PA
« on: June 25, 2016, 08:53:49 AM »
At age 79 its time to pass on/sell a truly terrific scoot. I've enjoyed Honda, Yamaha and Moto scooters and the rv250 is by far superior in appearance, ease of maintenance (the Miata of scooters) ride and best of all it's so dependable.

The definition of a successful ride is returning home without an accident, ticket or breakdown. Unfortunately I experienced the first two but never the last on my always dependable SYM rv250

If you're interested in owning a superior maxi scooter at a good price, go to Craigslist Pittsburgh under motorcycles for details.

Pittguy

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General Discussion / Samll cc bikes from SYM
« on: October 13, 2015, 08:42:57 AM »
I understand why SYM/Lance Motorsports is having a difficult time establishing a dealer network. I connected the folks in California with a potential dealer in southwestern Pennsylvania where hills take precedence over flat land riding. The problem is that SYM/Lance only offers smaller CC bikes not suitable for foothill country and mountains. Small cc bikes are OK but don't work with northeastern US topography.

I admire Mike and his tenacity but not his reluctance to push SYM for larger displacement scoots.

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RV250 / Primary stand?
« on: August 29, 2015, 06:21:58 AM »
Leafing thru the shop manual I came across a strange term, at least to me. It reads when checking the oil place the scooter on the "primary" stand. Is this the center stand or side stand?

Pittguy

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RV250 / Amps for electric clothing kit
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:23:24 PM »
Recently I saw an ad for Gerbing's 12v 90 watt Electric Clothing Kit (vest, pants, gloves, socks and controller). The question is will the rv250 support a 90 watt kit and how many amps does 90 watts draw?

According to another website, 500cc's is recommended to handle 90 watts. My knowledge of MC electricity is limited or more accurately, nonexistent so I need the Forum's collective advice.

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RV250 / Backrest rv250
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:22:05 PM »
I can't seem to master the search button/link on this Forum (mostly because I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer). Somewhere there's a thread about taking a headrest from a pickup or several different trucks with an 8" center that can be inserted to into the seat pan of an rv250 to be used as a backrest.

Anyone know of the thread or which pickup trucks?

Pittguy

Pittguy

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RV250 / handlebar mounted mirror
« on: June 19, 2015, 03:35:41 PM »
Somewhere on this Forum I read that handlebar mirrors can be mounted by removing rubber caps located next to the brake master cylinders. What thread size is the receiver? Some say 6mm and others say the receiver is designed to accept universal mirrors (10mm) excluding Yamaha, which has a reverse thread.

Pittguy

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RV250 / Owner's manual for an '09 rv250
« on: June 11, 2015, 11:43:12 AM »
Being the new kid on the block, I'm sure this topic has been discussed on the rv250 forum but unfortunately I couldn't find where I can get/buy one. I contacted the west coast/national SYM distributor and learned that none are available.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Pittguy
Pittsburgh, PA UsA

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General Discussion / Owner's manual
« on: June 11, 2015, 11:36:15 AM »
Where can I find/buy an owner's manual for an '09 rv250? I called SYM's west coast distributor and according to them, none are available.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Pittguy
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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RV250 / Newbie concerned about odometer issue with a 2009 rv 250
« on: June 08, 2015, 11:44:42 AM »
Recently I bought a 2009 rv250 and later discovered, on this forum, that SYM odometers automatically reset at approximately 6500 miles. If this is true, how do I know the rv250 I bought has 2100 miles (showing on the odometer) or has been reset? I believe resetting/tampering with an odometer violates federal law in the US.

My question is how do I determine if the odometer has been reset and if so what are my options? Being new to this forum, I rely on the members' experience and recommendations.

Pittguy
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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