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General Discussion / Re: Sym joymax 125i
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:18:33 PM »
Part of what Red's suggesting there would help point out a potential parasitic drain somewhere in the bike itself.
That'd happen regardless of how the charging system works, so really that's not a bad idea to try.

If the battery still discharges when then you either have evil demonic mice, for which you'll want a feline exorcist (please video the battle), or the battery has an odd internal short or other defect.  Those do happen, & can happen as easily on a new battery as a used one.  It'd be weird sure, but so is the overall issue.

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Mio 50 / Re: De-restricting my 2005 SYM Mio 50cc
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:26:56 PM »
I'd say remove the green restricter from the bike, & redo the airbox since you may able to utilize the better flow with that out of the way & a new CDI.
k5 is kinda a watershed year so you're probably CDI restricted, but might not be.
Here's a nice rundown on how to check, & a link for a cheap kit.  There are probably others available, & not guarantees this will work well with the Mio.  You start doing that sort of thing and you're pretty much on your own.

https://www.tuningmatters.com/how-tos/how-to-check-if-your-scooter-cdi-is-restricted/

Personally I just cheat and ride an HD200, but heck I wish ya luck in your endeavor.
Please do post whatcha come up with and how it works out for ya. :D

Cheers
Tromper

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Citycom 300 / Re: Citycom 300 headlight relay problem
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:25:36 PM »
Kiwi Scoot had an interesting post on the topic here http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=982.0
Also saw some reference in the archived scoot dawg forum  http://scootdawg.proboards.com/thread/40019/sym-citycom-300i-intermittent-headlight

Beyond that I'm not a real electrical whiz, but some of the folks here are. 

What are the symptoms when it dies? 
Are you able to get it going by flicking your switch as noted?
You running stock lights?
Euro or U.S. version?
What year is the bike?

Cheers
Tromper

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HD200 / Re: Scooters again
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:09:47 AM »
Depends a bit on what you're looking for.
I've stuck with the HD as my lighter bike since nobody else has anything in that range that performs as well as the HD in the large wheel scoots in the U.S.  Kymco's are great but the People 150 is notably slower than the HD, as is the otherwise very nice Piaggio Liberty 150.

In the end it really depends on what you're looking for.  If you want something bigger there's a whole nother world of 300-400's out there including the current Citycom (that I'd love to get an eyeball on, but probably ain't happening in Seattle).  The current reigning champions of that range are the BV350, & the Burgman 400, but the new Yamaha's getting some love & the new Kymco 400 looks pretty good.  Haven't seen the Kymco 300 yet but a couple folks on ADV have picked 'em up.  It's a bit slower than the old DT & People 300's I gather.

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HD200 / Re: 2018 SYM scooters
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:51:39 AM »
Thanks for the response Mike.  I have no doubt keeping up is fun, not to mention cleaning up after Carter Bro's. 
Though you have to admit that nobody since has taken the term "Fire Sale" quite as literally as they did. :o ::).

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HD200 / Re: 2018 SYM scooters
« on: November 26, 2017, 08:16:10 PM »
I dropped 'em a line regarding that a while back, got their normal, pretty rude actually, total lack of response.

Perhaps if SYM had more of a presence in the U.S. they'd be better about updating such things, or responding to questions, but I don't anticipate either their level of response or presence changing much for the foreseeable future.  Both items, sad, but true.

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Symba / Re: I'm a Pin Head!
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:52:16 AM »
If all looks OK, & it's running OK I wouldn't worry too much since the weather wasn't hideously hot & it didn't shut itself down.
Any real issues will show up if ya warm it up and take it out for a spin, maybe stay close for a bit.
Maybe change the oil if you're concerned, that won't hurt & they don't take much.

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General Discussion / Re: Hi from Kiwiscoot
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:59:29 PM »
Sounds nice Kiwi.
I do agree the Deau was a bit awkward in town.  Ran one for a bit, but laid it down.
Loved the bike but the wife says I can't have one of those again...t'was a tough choice but so far I've kept the wife & ride other bikes.

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HD200 / Re: You guys
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:39:59 AM »
Didn't seem too out of line or anything particularly new to me as I recall.

If you want more responses you could try something more controversial like what oil to use & how often to change it.  That sort of thing can get some folks going.

Alternatively you can choose something obvious like stating the superiority of the Blue HD's over other colors.  With that sort of thing you'll have folks checking in just to agree with ya.

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General Discussion / Re: Sym Fidddle II gas gauge
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
So ya figger it out Al's Mom?

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General Discussion / BMW C400X
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:46:17 PM »
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2017/november/bmw-c400x-scooter/

Looks like the bike biz has figured out that light bikes with storage have a market.
Doubt it'll get these shores, & probably wants U.S. premium gas, which is problematic in this era of single hose pumps, but I would give it a look.

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General Discussion / Re: Windshield
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:01:21 PM »
Hey Bondi,

They make generic windscreens that'll hook up to most scooters in a wide variety of sizes & shapes.
I'd check Ebay, Amazon or other interweb stuff in your area if they don't have any at your local shop ya like.

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General Discussion / Re: Sym Fidddle II gas gauge
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:28:38 PM »
Strap a spare fuel can (full) to the back and take off.
:)

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General Discussion / Re: Sym Fidddle II gas gauge
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:29:41 PM »
FYI www.fuelly.com let's ya keep track online.

+
Thanks- I do keep a notebook with mileage for each fill-up.  But if the icon lights up I would have more confidence in "guessing" how empty it is :-)

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General Discussion / Re: Top Box for a VS 150
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:29:07 AM »
In my experience  you're probably looking around the 36-40l+ range depending on shape and helmet size.
I'm a fan of the Shad SH40; albeit I hope Shad Australia is more pleasant to deal with than Shad USA.
As far as attaching it goes, that's a bit individual so can't say for sure, but the new Shad kits are pretty flexible.
Other than that if you were on a budget & in the U.S. I'd suggest a Bestem box.  You may have a better selection that we do on this side of the Pacific.

BTW..a Brummie in Australia?  Yom a lung woy frum um skip.

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