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HD200 / Re: windshield brackets
« on: Today at 12:13:33 AM »
Haven't seen that one off the top of my head.
 Does that mount under the handlebar where the U.S. version has it's blinker stalks attached, or to the mirror mounts?

General Discussion / Re: Parking in Downtown Minneapolis
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:04:34 AM »
Dave H of notes that even the true moped parking is a bit hazy.
Way back inna day (over 20 years ago) I was able to park my Jawa anywhere, no issues.  That was a real moped, & maybe since it was black and bicycle shaped cops just didn't register on it.
It's possible they'd ignore ya, maybe cruise a bit and see if anybody else is doing it.
Beyond that, I'd check around with some of the regional forums to see how things work these days.

HD200 / Re: Belt Clutch and variator inspection after shudder
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:05:43 PM »
Good to hear Narzio,
What weights did you wind up using?
How's the MPG holding up?

I bought my bike with damaged front handlebar cover. A used gray replacement didn't fit.  I think the handlebar is bent.  The blue cover is on backorder and a new handlebar is too expensive.  Anyone know where to find cheap used parts?

Ebay has been about it for any blue plastic.  They discontinued the color, & haven't kept up any stock of it for spares.
If you find a source please let me know.  I was thinking of getting a can of the blue made by a local outfit doing a color match off the bike so I have some.

Handlebar you should be able to get from the dealer, or Alliance, or, once again, Ebay.  I think that is unchanged over the years, but I could be wrong.  Considering you're looking for blue plastic I assume you have something older than a k10.  If you can't dig it up elsewhere ping Ryan at Seattle Cycle and ask if he's parting the wrecked HD still.  It took a front end hit so no front plastic, but the bar may be good.  No guarantee on what he'd charge.  Seattle's a pricey town to exist in so he's not the lowest generally but has been good to deal with in my experience.

HD200 / Re: SYM HD 200 motor oil change
« on: June 11, 2017, 01:11:26 AM »
Of course that could be that you're riding an HD200, which has a dry clutch...
Check the burgmanusa forums in the 650 section for slipping clutch.  You'll find a few.  Sometimes a flush and fill got it. Sometimes you're digging out the plates and replacing 'em (messy).

Craigslist, maybe cycletrader, possibly a local dealer.
Depending on where you are you might even find an NOS one for a better deal than a used one.

Just remember to keep the shiny side up & you should do fine.

HD200 / Re: 2008 HD200 Cooant hoses
« on: June 05, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
I've seen a few of them new on Ebay, & of course there's always the dealer.

General Discussion / Re: Welcome!
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:46:46 PM »
Don't sweat it Dave.  It took my blue HD years before it gave me any flak, & no need to feel left out if yours doesn't.
About the only thing I'd suggest, if you haven't done this yet, is to swap out the factory bricks for some better tires.
When I did that my only thought was exactly the same as everybody else..."Why didn't I do this sooner".
The factory ones wear like iron, but handle poorly, particularly in the rain, vs. other choices.

Keep the rubber to the road.

Hello, this is david23, I'm glad I found this forum I realize that forums are usually for people who need mechanical advise on their vehicles because they have some kind of issue or issues with their vehicle I guess I'm lucky and I haven't experienced any major issues with my 2015 HD 200 so that kind of makes me feel like I'm not one of the group, but that's not how it is in reality I'm glad your forum is here for any possible problems that may arise, but even if not, it's good to know this thing is available for the entertainment value and other reasons That's all I got for now, have a good one

Citycom 300 / Re: I may soon be the owner of a CityCom scooter
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:42:21 AM »
The Kymco "200" is a 163 2 valve air-cooled.  Tough as nails, & 50 lb's lighter than the HD.  I rode one across the country.
I then repaired my SYM, down at a bad time with fuel system issues I couldn't get sorted in time, & sold the Kymco.
Simply put.  The SYM has enough more oomph and is reliable enough that I preferred it greatly over the S200.  I just got hit with a case of very very bad timing for that issue.

Citycom 300 / Re: I may soon be the owner of a CityCom scooter
« on: June 05, 2017, 12:06:00 AM »
In that 300ish class, the older Citycom, & the Forza are kinda the dogs for power, but both good bikes.
The newer Citycom (2016+) is right there with the GTI300, & DT300i.  The BV at 350cc is in a class by itself; albeit it's looking for 92 octane gas, & has it's quirks.

That said the older Citycom, & the HD will do 70ish so aren't too awful for speed.  Ride it for a while if you want more speed upgrades are common and available with lots of good choices.

SYM Joyride / Re: What Does That Battery Voltage Reading Mean?
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:32:37 PM »
Usually a self check aka things are working more or less.
Kinda depends.  Did you get your battery sorted out?

SYM Joyride / Re: What Battery to Buy for my 2014 SYM RV200 EVO?
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:31:13 PM »
You get that figured out Careful?

HD200 / Re: Should I continue spending money on a 25,000 mile HD200?
« on: June 01, 2017, 05:42:12 PM »
The shop I took my scooter to said they stopped selling SYM because they found that so many of them were having issues with the cooling system. Lots of gunk and corrosion going on throughout the entire system.

Not sure about the later ones, I'd heard it was better, but your experience would contraindicate that; however on the ones from my vintage step A is drop the coolant, do a flush and fill if it has any miles on it (did this with both after I learned this).  Step B is to replace the stock tires if you don't live in a hot environment, they gripped poorly in cooler weather, particularly on wet roads.  Wear like iron though since the compound is hard.

I had no issues after flushing them; although apparently I failed in bleeding since one of them needed some coolant after I did that (Had a good mechanic check it out for it's yearly tune up)  Seems to be running fine after that.

I have a lot of miles on this scooter and it has served me well. I have been unable to solve an overheating problem though and am looking at over $500 for the repair shop to replace the entire cooling system.

After a certain amount of miles one reaches a point where a vehicle becomes a money pit, fixing one thing after another. I may be at that point.

Has anyone out there gotten significantly more than 25K miles on their HD200?

All pretty much a numbers game. Assuming they guarantee that'll fix it that gives a starting point (if they don't then it's possible the number could go higher), but then you need to judge things like whether it's coming up on tires, fork oil, & brakes too, the body's beat and you'd like something shinier. 
Then, if the numbers are close either way & you're not a sentimental sort I'd take a look around at low miles used (factor in tires, fluids etc too as appropriate, & scope out what I could get a new one for.
If the numbers aren't close. then there's your answer of course.

Of course if you are sentimental, or if the color's one you can't get anymore or some other factor I ain't thinking of, those play in too.

Citycom 300 / Re: citycom 300 discontinued?
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:05:58 AM »
Last I checked with Ryan at Seattle Cycle Center he could still get 'em.
He tends not to stock the bigger bikes since they move more slowly. Kind of a pity really I'd love to check one out & maybe buy it.
It's also still on the site so I'd assume it's out there.   Not selling well though it appears. 

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