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Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« on: March 31, 2017, 09:03:25 AM »
So I finally found my wife a symba. 2012 red with 900 miles. Runs well but may need a carb clean. I road it to work to test it out and it kept trying to die on me from a stop. But hey... I got a sweet wheelie out of it ;)
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 09:15:09 AM »
Having two in the garage is great news!  I remember seeing your thread about looking for a Symba for your wife.
Yes, it will need a good carb clean.  I also installed an inline petcock for a safety precaution of the vacuum petcock sticking open.
Member petemoss did a great modification (in my opinion) of eliminating the vacuum petcock.  Read about it here:
http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=12774.0

I think one of the best testimonies to the durability comes from this thread of a couple who took their Symbas around the world.
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/underboning-the-world-2-symbas-1-couple-no-sense.716979/#post-16645568

I'm quite impressed with how many miles they got from their front tire. 
Keep us posted, I hope your wife loves the bike!

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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 09:38:47 AM »
Ya I followed that couples travel it was amazing.
For the petcock, how do you know how much fuel you have left I haven't even looked!
So far my wife loves it, she just got her permit yesterday and we plan on going out for her first ride today. She one thing she hates about the bike is the seat she said it's like sitting on a bicycle. Any solutions?
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 02:32:43 PM »
I think you'll have to find a bench seat.  Some folks have purchased certain Honda ones from eBay, but I can't recall the version at this time, maybe do a seat search here and it will come up.

As for fuel left, the odometer area has some yellow/orange dots..4 is full or maybe it's 5 dots, bad memory right now.  Only takes less than a gallon to fill it, so be careful.
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 12:40:01 PM »
Uh oh! Looks like my family has been aSYMilated. ;) After I had to sell my wolf a year and a half ago I finally got a new one in Jan. Brand New shiny 17. Shortly after my wife wanted to ride so we found her a symba. Now my mom wants in so we got her a symba last night! :)
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 01:21:57 PM »
Awesome!!!!!!!
What color is your mom's Symba?
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 08:30:41 PM »
She has the blue one.
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 06:40:28 AM »
She has the blue one.
Fun!  Only one color to go!  :)
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 09:08:14 PM »
Hey IB, just wondering if your wife and mom are enjoying their Symbas.
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Re: Now have 2 syms in the garage.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 12:19:28 PM »
Yup! We have been on lots of rides, and they are getting more comfortable each time.
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