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HD200 / Re: Any Dealers Lurking?
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:19:30 PM »
Any dealer willing/capable of installing a crankshaft in an HD200 Evo?

Everything I have read seems to suggest that the HD's are pretty bulletproof.

How many miles and what happened to destroy the bottom end?

HD200 / Re: Low speed shake
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:17:55 PM »
Didn't have a tire pressure guage, but plenty of air in my front tire. Steering head bearings are tight as well as there is no play in the front end when raised off the ground.

I'd be interested to hear what others have found.

I've had one other scooter (Yamaha) and that one had headshake as well with hands off the bars. It was always worse with weight in the top case and seemed to be better when the front tire was replaced (although with some wear on the tire it would go back to shaking again).


HD200 / Re: Low speed shake
« on: June 11, 2012, 07:19:46 PM »
I have a HD 125 that does the same thing. I've heard headshake is fairly common on scooters so I assumed it was normal.

If you have a topcase with some weight in it that may cause it.

Mine was knocked over in a parking lot recently. Seems like only cosmetic damage though. Can't remember if it did it before that or not.

I'll check my tire pressure and see if that changes anything.

Interested to see what you find out.

HD200 / Re: My oil has a gas smell
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:58:06 PM »
yep, that's it - just leave it sitting there with the tube that goes to the filler neck disconnected. Not that I would suggest that you tamper with the's just what I did to my own bike to keep it running smoothly, cleanly and reliably...

Thanks very much for the info.

I pulled the vent tube off and changed my oil again. Only 150kms or so on it, but little to no gas smell so I'm guessing I got whatever small amount may have been in there. I wanted to change again as a means of flushing anything that may have been left in there. Mine likely wasn't too bad as it wasn't overfull of oil, just smelled gassy.


HD200 / Re: My oil has a gas smell
« on: March 01, 2012, 05:58:21 PM »
yep that's the vent tube - I can't suggest that it be disconnected at the check-valve end...the smallest fuel filter you can find - I never bothered with the filter on mine - couldn't find one to fit that little vacuum line at the time.

Figured I would just disconnect mine as well and not worry about a filter.

HD200 / Re: My oil has a gas smell
« on: February 29, 2012, 09:21:57 PM »
Please do either ootscoots fix or the leo.urbis fix (there's a PDF somewhere). Ooty's fix sounds simpler. Do one or the other NOW. I had this happen to my HD twice (at the same mileage as yours) and both times it FILLED my crankcase with gas. This could be catastrophic! I did the urbis fix (kinda time consuming) and that cured my problem, don't delay!...Concerning the radiator it takes forever for the gauge to move. When I was having my "emissions" problem I was wondering if I was having problems there. I covered up the front of the bike (on my lift) and it took almost 15 minutes before the fan came on. My gauge barely reads over 1/4 normally...and that takes a while. Not sure if this is actually good or bad for the scoot.

Had you overfilled your gas tank? I can't see the issue being the fuel filler neck vent tube unless you did overfill it.

I should have noted above that I just did an oil change (that's how I noticed the gas smell on the oil).

I will certainly do the filler neck vent tube mod, and I think I'll change my oil again for good measure.

THanks guys.

HD200 / Re: My oil has a gas smell
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:42:13 PM »
Sorry, should have more specific - I pulled the air box cover and the filter and tube to the carb were dry. So would this be an indication that there isn't an issue with the evap lines or do those lines run directly into the carb or crank case somewhere?

I suspect if I had needle stuck in the carb I would have enough fuel in the oil that it would read over full.

I'll certainly do what you haven't suggested I do. I'll have to have a look on the weekend to see where the lines run, but if you can help in advance I would appreciate it.

HD200 / Re: My oil has a gas smell
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:11:07 PM »
There is a problem with fuel draining through the evap vent lines to the crankcase - suggest changing the oil asap. As a dealer I can't recommend that you remove seat bucket, locate the vent tube coming from the fuel filer neck, disconnect this tube at the check valve, and put a fuel filter at the open end of the tube...

Of course, you can't suggest that, and I would never do such a thing.

Hypothetically though, does the vent tube make it's way into the air box somewhere or does the check valve lead directly into the crankcase? I did check the airbox for signs of fuel as I thought I had read of an issue with that. Couldn't see any lines coming into the airbox though.

I did overfill the bike a couple of times during that oil change and read that could cause an issue. Filled once since this last oil change and only filled to the first "click off" on the pump.
Thanks very much!

HD200 / My oil has a gas smell
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:53:56 AM »
1400 miles on the oil and scooter has about 4450 total miles.

Has anyone else noticed that? Should I be concerned?

The bike was full at the oil change, but not overfull indicating a serious issue for sure.

Use is travel to work at about 50 - 60km/h for 11kms. It seems to come up to temperature (although these things run very cool if you believe the gauge), so I would think those trips should be long enough to burn off any gas making its way past the piston rings when the engine is cold.

What say you?

VS250 / Re: What is a VS250?
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:55:09 PM »
Likely a typo.

We got a VS150 here in Malaysia too, only it's labeled as "Excel II" ... an orphan model, back in the Malaysian SYM dark ages :P

What do you mean by "dark ages"?

Is the Excel II not a good scooter? The VS 125/150 are quite popular is Australia I believe.


HD200 / Re: SYM HD has a French Twin
« on: July 16, 2011, 12:10:20 PM »
The current issue of Twist & Go magazine (published in UK) has a shootout of 125cc scoots.  One of them is the Peugeot LXR 125.  A quick look shows it to be the spittin' image of the SYM HD125.  Following up on the Peugeot scooters Web site, there is, not surprisingly, a 200cc sibling, and the spec sheet makes pretty clear (notwithstanding it's in French) that it is the SYM bike re-badged.  I say this because, to the extent we are finding it difficult to secure parts for our rides, there may be another supply option.

Just curious - how did the HD125 fair out in the shootout?


HD125 / Re: 33,000 Miles
« on: July 06, 2011, 10:38:15 AM »
That's exceptional fuel mileage. I assume you do a lot of low speed riding?

HD200 / Most miles on a HD200?
« on: June 27, 2011, 10:35:05 AM »
What is the most miles anyone has seen on a HD200?


HD125 / Re: 33,000 Miles
« on: June 26, 2011, 06:43:52 AM »
Hi Skootz,

Can you give us an update on your mileage and any issues?

I'm considering a HD125 or VS150.


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