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General Discussion / Re: How would you react to Nazi symbols on a scooter?
« on: September 16, 2015, 10:34:31 AM »
You should put a sticker of a imperial Japan war flag and a Nazi flag next to each other with an "equal" sign in between. See how they react.

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Symba / Re: Air Filter housing unit needs to replaced AGAIN!!
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:55:16 AM »
I wander if you can slather/spray this stuff all over the hose junction. I saw this commercial on late night TV...where they shot a canon ball into the bottle of a canoe, and then patch the holes using this stuff. They make it seem to be super strong and sticky.



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Symba / Re: Air Filter housing unit needs to replaced AGAIN!!
« on: April 22, 2015, 02:23:15 PM »
Mine shows early signs of cracking (6000 miles, 2010 model). The intake rubber is definitely poor quality. I wonder if your hoses are not routed properly. That could put pressure  on it and make things worse.

The hose goes to the charcoal canister. The original Honda Cub probably doesn't use a charcoal canister. So, this hose is new, and it appears to be a poor design afterthought.

You can't just buy the rubber. You have to buy the whole unit (airbox and rubber) $$$.

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Symba / Re: bike sat for 2+ years
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:12:41 AM »
So, hello again, everyone. Don't have kids. You can't do anything fun once they're born.

Hi. Good advice. LoL

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General Discussion / Re: 12 volt tire inflators. Any suggestions?
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:04:40 PM »
I have an Harbor Freight air compressor, a Slime 12v tire pump, and a bicycle manual floor pump.

I rarely use the first two. They're expensive, cumbersome and they're just sitting in the corner collecting dust.

The floor pump is so much more convenient and faster. It is a high quality unit, $30, from a yuppy bicycle shop. It's all I use for the past 5 years.

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Symba / Re: auto choke...annoying?
« on: April 19, 2015, 06:26:42 PM »
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$40 plus shipping

 :o
Might be cheaper to replace the whole carb with another one with a manual choke. There's gott'a be a ton of carb out there that would fit.

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Symba / auto choke...annoying?
« on: April 19, 2015, 04:37:37 PM »
Is this normal auto choke operation?...Engine is running at operating temperature (everything is running good), and I pull into Micky D's for a quick snack. I come out 15 minutes later and start the bike up. The bike idles high for a few minutes (The choke is probably enaged in enrichment mode), eventhough the engine is already hot.

This is kind'a annoying because when I step on the shifter with high idle, the tranny klunks harsh into gear. I don't like it. Wish there's a way to make it manual choke like a motorcycle. On days I have to make a lot of short trips, it's annoying very.

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Check your air filter too. I bought my bike second hand, and the air filter was bone dry. I think the dealer might have forgetten to oil it.

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Symba / Re: Rusty chain?
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:17:47 PM »
The chain cover looks to be a simple affair. Only held on by 4 screws. It's easy to take off and put back on--in like 30 seconds. Yes, take that sucker off and flatten out that dent. Should be done in 5 minutes. The metal is very soft. Easy. Takes you longer to type a message.

I also heard a strange noise after installing a new chain, and I just push and pull the cover in different places until the sound goes away. THe metal is soft, just push/pull in direction to better align it with the chain. I like the chain guard...keeps the chain much cleaner in my opionion, and more importantly keeps the grease off my pants.

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General Discussion / Re: What type riding pants do you use?
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:55:31 PM »
Because of my short inseam and wide waist, I have not been able to find a pair of riding pants that fit properly. And I'm too cheap to have it altered by a professional. So, I just wear triple stitched thick work jeans from Sears.

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What kind of helmet is that? ...the bubble face shield.

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Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Small engine life span
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:44:50 AM »
It depends on how you run it...I had small cc Honda's.

If you often do highway at wide open throttle (to keep up with traffic) and alot of hills, I don't think a small engine will last very long.

If you just putt around town, it'll probably last for ever.

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Symba / Re: extended rear rack
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:34:31 AM »
I have Cam's long chrome rack on mine. I also noticed extra vibration that was not there with the short rack. I guess it's from the cantilever effect like you mentioned. I want to add a brace to the winker mounts. But I am afraid to weld a brace to the rack, for fear of ruining the chrome finish.

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Symba / Re: Rear Tire Change Video(s)
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:21:02 AM »
When I lifted the back up, the center stand retracted automatically. Since I was doing this solo, I couldn't extent the stand by myself. So, I ended up laying the bike on its side. So, I would suggest tying down the center stand before lifting.

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General Discussion / Re: New SYM Purchase
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:14:25 AM »
Gitsum's neg posts are more annoying than the spams.  ;D
Man, if I'm ever that disgusted at a brand, I would just leave and not look back. There are plenty of scooter brands that to choose. Life is too short to hold a grudge.

Honestly, I was pleased when you posted that you were 'moving on' during the spamming era.

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