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skootz

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60k Miles
« on: September 24, 2013, 11:32:51 AM »
August 31st this year, I turned 60,000 miles on my
2009 HD 125. (touring miles)
Happy to report, no major mechanical issues.
Got new tires going on soon.

These SYM scooters have exceeded our expectations.


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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 08:50:33 AM »
Absolutely amazing!  I think you must have set some kind of record by now?  Perhaps most miles on a Taiwanese scooter without a top end rebuild or any major repairs?

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 08:13:29 AM »
Thanks gitsum,
We are probably past due for new variators,
looking into that now.
But no "top end" stuff.
I'll see if I can get Mr Skootz to
post because he does the upkeep on the
scooters and usually says things like
"I really can't believe how well built these things are"




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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 08:51:52 AM »
Well done you! I've not reached 1,000 miles yet on my Joyride.......... :-[
Perranporth, Cornwall.
2012 Sym Joyride, 1983 Suzuki SB200, 2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 or (with special dispensation from Tricia) 2006 VW Convertible.

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 07:01:44 PM »
Thanks rjc!
I just went and looked at the Joyride...Nice!!!
Sporty looking wheels and handle bars.
Looked at the specs and the weight is good too.
Enjoy the miles!

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 10:16:31 AM »
If you're thinking of getting a Joyride make sure you have a long test ride first. I love the way mine looks, goes, steers, brakes and uses fuel but it's just not very comfortable. I had the seat raised, which improved things slightly, but I can't ride more than about 40 miles without getting off for a stretch.
Perranporth, Cornwall.
2012 Sym Joyride, 1983 Suzuki SB200, 2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 or (with special dispensation from Tricia) 2006 VW Convertible.

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 02:01:20 PM »
Hi rj,
Seats...we have pondered modifying ours for a few years now.
We're ok for a few hours, but after that, we start shifting positions
a bit.
(there's the geezer factor too!) :o
We're 50-somethings
We may eventually pull up the vinyl cover and add
some foam as the material tends to compress after awhile.

I saw my odometer posted on the Alliance Powersports FB page
Mr Skootz has 58k on his. Its just that sometimes he rides
the older HD200 scratch & dent we picked up a few years ago.

I also like the Symba and the Wolf!









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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 03:40:04 PM »
We took some long trips on the HD200 and our bums got broken in by the seat after multiple rides, so it was good enough to make it through the day as we always took our time and made a lot of stops.

However, the handlebars were kind of close for me, and the floorboard space was limited so my shoulders, neck and legs would get cramped up long before the end of the day.  The passenger ergonomics fit my wife well and she could always outlast me in that department, though I could tolerate the seat much longer.
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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 07:28:46 PM »
Hi gitsum,
We seemed ok with the seats the first few years
but we are having to take more breaks.
It could be an age thing too.
We're die hards!
I flip my passenger foot pegs out and hang my boot heels
for a position change.

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 07:04:53 PM »
that is impressive skootz,  I have 2 big sport tourer bikes and have been all over the country on both and between the 2 of them only have about 15k more miles.

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Re: 60k Miles
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 10:08:33 AM »
that is impressive skootz,  I have 2 big sport tourer bikes and have been all over the country on both and between the 2 of them only have about 15k more miles.
And just think: 24,901.5 miles around the equator!
Could have done that almost 3 times!
We averaged more miles per year the first few years that we had the scooters
because we could stay out all day on weekends.
Daughter married and moved so and now we have to cut rides short to get home and let the dogs out.
Got a toy hauler for greater range on (holidays) & occasional weekends.

Well get out there! Great time of year!
Thanks!