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HD200 / Re: I need help, scooter baffling everyone
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:49:46 PM »
It is fixed! A mechanic was able to figure it out. You won't believe what it was: loose ground wire!
Glad you got it figured out, finally, and glad it was a fairly simple fix. Amazing how such a simple thing can baffle everyone. I've always said that the electrical system is closely related to voodoo.  :o

General Discussion / Re: Life
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:48:17 PM »
We all share your concern and understand your frustration with the whole situation, david23. I find it very aggravating that there are so many jerks on two wheels out there giving us all a bad reputation. And they ride all types of bikes, but mainly some of the "hard core" Harley riders (certainly not all of them) or the crotch rocket youngsters (many more violators in this category). But, sooner or later it catches up to them and they usually end up hurting themselves. I just pray they don't take out other innocent motorists when the inevitable happens.

However, I do hold out hope because I have met some of the nicest people, those willing to help out a stranger or an organization, who ride Harleys (despite my tendency to pre-judge them based on appearance only). There are a lot of concerned and helpful citizens on two wheels out there who are helping to counter the rest of those jerks.  Take them on a case-by-case basis and appreciate the good people, then try to avoid the idiots at all costs. I believe in Karma - they will be on the receiving end of things sooner or later.

General Discussion / Re: SYMForum was down
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:31:23 PM »
I was wondering why I couldn't get on...glad it wasn't my stupid computer again. Thanks for keeping things up and running!

RV250 / Re: Service and performance related question
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:24:37 PM »

- What's the best way to check gear oil? I've changed it and put in as close to 170cc as I could measure (using the volume measurement lines on the oil container). In the manual it says to run the scoot for a few minutes then check...just doesn't say how.

That's a good question. I just measure out the gear oil very carefully with a syringe I got from our vet, and just trust that it's good. There should be a little extra in the crank case because I doubt you can drain out every drop when you change, so as long as you don't fill it too full, you should be good to go.

Pics and Vids / Re: Cafe / Scrambler Style Mods
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:17:14 PM »
Suh - weet bike! Nice job on the mods, and also a fantastic photo - thanks for sharing with the forum here. You really have a one-of-a-kind there!

HD200 / Re: Replacing blown head gasket question
« on: April 13, 2017, 11:12:03 AM »
Far as evap stuff goes, there is a thread here somewhere (do some searches or google bypass epa stuff or something) which shows how to bypass it,but also shows where the stuff is by necessity.  Whether you bypass it or not is up to you of course.  I would never encourage someone to subvert federal or state regulations.  Nope.  Not me.
Luckily, I live in a state where all that crap can be taken off. In fact, the local scooter shop here takes all the evap stuff off of their HDs before they even hit the showroom floor. Love it.

General Discussion / Re: Electric "Tadpole"trike (vs. Delta) from ZEV
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:16:47 PM »
I agree that electric will be a huge part of the motorcycle scene in the future, but the battery technology still has a ways to go. And the prices need to drop for them to be a viable option for most people. I remember buying my first VCR for about $400...a year later they were a third of that price. Just gonna have to wait a few years for the same thing to happen to electric scooters.

General Discussion / Re: One less psycho on the road
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:04:06 PM »
What a douche bag!  >:( Glad he got what he deserved and is off the roads. Hopefully, he never drives again.

General Discussion / Re: Just a nifty old scoot - the Honda Motocompo
« on: March 29, 2017, 12:04:40 AM »
Cool concept, and makes sense for a large urban area - park the car in the parking garage, pull this out, and motor around the city on this.

Fiddle II 125 / Re: Sym Fiddle 3
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »
Nice looking scooter. Love the accessories you have on it.

Thanks for being on top of things, Syd - we appreciate it!

Recently purchased the next generation SYM Citycom--a 2016. Had a 2009 Citycom I purchased new.  Sold it at 10000 miles to buy the 2016.
Both bikes are magic carpets that have met my expectations.  Fortunately, the new S is almost identical, with improvements per the website.  There are some aspects which I have not seen commented on which have added to my enjoyment. This is not meant to be a review.
Some observations:
At some point since the 2009 the severely constricted fuel filler was opened up and the gas tank fills effortlessly in 20 or 30 seconds instead of the two or three minute trickle!
The disc brakes were satisfactory before and now they much better!
Acceleration on the 2009 was acceptable and now it is noticeably quicker.
The extra torque is noticeable solo and two-up.
I believe the lock-to-lock angle is increased the bike is easier to maneuver in tight quarters.
The '09 consistently got 65MPG around town.  The 2015 has yet to get 60MPG on premium or regular around town (1600 miles odometer currently).  Perhaps my right wrist has developed some increased flexibility affecting mileage?
Both bikes have been easy starting, reliable and a joy to ride.
Hope that helps.
Good information for those of us looking at upgrading our rides to a bigger scooter. Appreciate it!

HD200 / Re: Woot! It lives!
« on: February 20, 2017, 12:48:13 AM »
Glad to hear you'll be up and riding the HD again soon. Good news!

General Discussion / Re: Its me again, and surprise!
« on: February 11, 2017, 09:09:21 PM »
So a friend and I were running around today and he was looking for a new scooter. We looked at Vespa (Expen$ive!), Genuine (weak selection), Yamaha and Honda. I just mentioned SYM/Lance and he liked what he saw online, so we stopped by our local Lance dealer...The Cabo is a really nice looking AND riding scooter for a honest price-and I recommended it to a friend. They still deserve to be in the big leagues!
I have the "cousin" to the Cabo, a Lance PCH, and it has been a very solid, reliable ride. Lance/SYM is probably the best bang for the buck on the scooter market. Thanks for recommending a SYM product to your friend, sc00ter.

I dropped a note on the noted site owner from an NSLookup.  He responded regarding another forum he owns when it had issues too.
Hopefully he will this time as well.
Thanks, Tromper. Hopefully this crap will disappear.

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