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HD200 / Re: Helmets
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:27:00 PM »
I'm with ya on helmets in general, but I'm a bit more darwinian in regard to making laws.
I think MN has a decent take on that with under 18 being required to wear helmets, 18+ being on their own.

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RV250 / Re: no brake light on my 2008 RV250...
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:51:17 AM »
If it's an OEM part, Cam Purvis may be able to hook ya up.
http://www.scooterseals.com/
Email him if ya don't see it on his site.

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General Discussion / Re: Welcome!
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
Well heck, good to cya back up and running...Sounds like a fun error (I hate wiring work)
Keep us posted & keep the dusty..er shiny side up :D

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RV250 / Re: no brake light on my 2008 RV250...
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:55:17 PM »
The bulbs are a great start, if they're not going then you can check if power's getting there or not & replace 'em or start tracing wiring back as appropriate.

I have tail lights but no brake lights.
I checked the brake switches already that are located at the brake lever.
They checked out ok. Does anyone else know what the problem could be and where its located??
I'm figuring the bulbs ok since the tail ligjts and brake lights and the same bulb.

Thanks in advance...
Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Scooters
« on: July 26, 2017, 10:36:25 PM »
All manufacturers should build based on quality, not price. There could still be 'better quality' scoots around, but at least they would all be reliable.

Problem is too often folks don't do their homework and buy on initial price vs. cost of ownership.
Of course you can make all but the worst chinascoots work properly if you have the skillset, dedication and time; however the person in the U.S. who just bought the $1500 taotao vs. the $3k SYM is not likely to have that combination, instead they get frustrated and give it up cuz the thing won't run right, & the shop wants $$ to get it going. 
There are exceptions of course, & there are some dealers of the cheap scoots who do 'em right, but funny thing..they cost more than those who don't as well, so miss the entry level sales too.

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HD200 / Air Filter Source - Racingplanetusa.com
« 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.

Cheers
Tromper

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HD200 / Re: Losing oil
« on: July 26, 2017, 05:20:57 AM »
I have been losing oil for months on my HD200.  Pancake size puddles in my garage all the time.  Yet every time I check the oil with the plastic dipper it shows full.  I know I need to get the leak fixed, but what do I do in the meantime.  I don't want to overfill the oil.  The bike is running perfectly.
Does the oil smell like it has gasoline in it at all?  Either the stuff on the floor or on the dipstick?

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HD200 / Re: Boric Acid on clutch pads?
« on: July 25, 2017, 05:14:31 AM »
Thanks that did seem to help quite a bit.

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HD200 / Re: Boric Acid on clutch pads?
« on: July 24, 2017, 06:31:04 PM »
I tried it. Did nothing.
It has been suggested to just lock the rear brake and rev the engine. Actually does work, stop the stuttering.

Hadn't tried that actually, I'll give it a shot.  I do have the tools to take it apart but if I can wait until that one's over the 6k mark at least so I can replace rollers and belt and not feel premature about it .

Thanks

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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

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Seriously Pele.
I am actually curious as to why your, & a couple others have had this issue, & I have not.  I ain't judg'n I'm trying to figure out the issue.

I have over 10k on the one, 6k on the other, & tend to fill at half tank, & no sign of the issue on a bike I bought new.  No sign of it on the one I bought used either.
Your bike has more miles in less time & is from a different vintage, but is essentially the same bike.

I haven't seen an overwhelming number of reports, but there have been a few so it's a real thing.  It might even be that mine will fail at some point so I'm trying to figure it out since I like the bike & plan on riding it for some time.

Lawsuit aside, any thoughts on the technical issue, & why it's not universal would be appreciated.


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"Lots" of others?  There've been a few reports that I've seen but nothing overwhelming.
I have no issues with either of mine.
No idea what you do different than I do or if you just got part of a bad batch of extra soft tanks.

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General Discussion / Re: hnzyq5jr the annoying Spammer
« on: July 15, 2017, 04:28:05 PM »
Spammity Spam Spam :)

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HD200 / Re: 2015 HD200 For Sale
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:20:20 PM »
Profile says Laguna Nigel...CA I believe.
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/6181432818.html may well be the bike.

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Citycom 300 / Re: the new SYM Citycom 300S is alive and well...
« on: July 08, 2017, 07:17:10 PM »
Good to hear it.  I've been wanting to check one out for some time, but the local SYM dealer in Seattle won't keep one on the floor so it hasn't happened.
Chris of Ooty's used to be a very active member on this forum, not sure if it's the same Chris or not, he noted some health issues a couple years back and has not posted since.

Either way glad to hear the positive review, & that Ooty's is still out there if I ever get down that way.

Felt like I had to make a fresh post positively stating the terrific new SYM 300 S is made and available. 
My source is Ooty's scooters in Santa Barbara, California.   I purchased the new S from them last year. I have noticed owners Chris and Ryan also make some of the most informative friendly helpful responses to questions on this forum. 
 I just called and spoke to Ryan. He said they sometimes run out of colors until they make a fresh batch. I think I got the last white one. They have discontinued the red.  And, most importantly, they are still made.
I hope this gets fresh post status as  people need to know unabashedly they can order and get the new version of the Citycom.   The most functional changes being more horsepower, more torque, and better brakes.
 Look both ways :)

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