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Symba / 2015 Red Symba FOR SALE $1500.
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:34:14 PM »
So I've ranted on this forum that "I'll never sell my Symba!" Well, my wife burst my bubble. I've recently retired and she reminded me that we will be extensively traveling abroad with an eye on relocating. Taking Symba is cost prohibitive and not allowed in some countries. That said, New York/New Jersey area, red 2015 Symba, 1500 miles, great condition with Top box, front rack, FOR SALE! asking $1500 OBO. Message me if interested? I'll send pictures and any information requested.

Not happy about this, but I figure I can get another small bike wherever we end up.

Symba / Clanking noise/sprocket bolts/parts
« on: August 31, 2019, 03:45:48 PM »
My bike was making a clanking noise and I was positive it was the chain. After adjusting chain it still made the noise. I consulted this forum and sure enough! It was a lose sprocket bolt! Well had to take the tire off, remove sprocket and hub! (I hope I remember where all these freaking nuts and bolts go :-[) Went out and got some blue loctite and appears that it will do the trick. Some have suggested to replace the hub, but I don't see a reason for doing that since mine is in fine shape. My point here is THANK YOU! to all of you who take the time to post your repairs and issues. Your contribution helps others to overcome these challenges and saves $$$! Also, appears that SCOOTER DYNASTY in Los Angeles has many Symba parts you can order online and will order whatever you need. There are thousands of these bikes in Asia and the WOW WOW uses many of same parts. That said, no worries about maintaining my mighty Symba in days to come!

Symba / Parts
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:49:56 AM »
Like some here,  I've emailed Cam to inquire about parts with no response.  Appears he's no longer interested in Symbas. Does anyone have any leads on alternative sources?

Symba / I'm back!
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:09:31 PM »
Hi all! Some here may remember me and some never heard of me! I've been very busy but still have my 2015 Symba! I recently retired and have been riding the heck out of it! I almost sold it because I bought an ebike but decided to keep both! Sometimes you just wanna motor! Anyways, sorry for being away so long but though I say "hi!" and mention that this is a great site to get knowledge on fixing and maintaining my Symba. IM NEVER SELLING! TOO MUCH FUN! 8)

Symba / I'm a Pin Head!
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:36:16 PM »
My bike has been stationary because of my busy schedule and cold weather, so I decided to go and idle her for a bit. Started the bike up, phone rings, small crisis, long story short....wholly crap! Forgot! The bike idled for about 1.5 hrs! Checked it, and did not see any signs of oil burning or overheating, but a little concerned just the same. Any thoughts? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?....

Symba / Hooky from work
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:24:16 PM »
Played hooky from work the other day....

Symba / Symba asleep...
« on: December 15, 2016, 01:26:44 PM »
Old man winter is back in NY/NJ and appears that my bike will not be doing much riding. Hopefully, we'll get a few a days above 50 degrees and I can go for a quick spin, but for now, I'll keep starting her up every week.

Symba / Clutch slipping?
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
My bike was stationary for most of 2016 and last time I changes the oil was late fall in 2015. I would start her up every week, warm her up and do a few spins in the driveway to keep the blood flowing. Took her out recently for a few rides and noticed that it periodically revved with no power.

I first thought a little water/ condensation may gotten in the gas, but it continues to do it. I'll try some fresh motor cycle oil 10W-30 (4T for wet clutch) and see how it goes. I'd like to this before attempting a clutch adjustment. The bike only has 700 miles on it and I highly doubt I need new clutch plates...

Symba / Seat Mod
« on: November 24, 2016, 06:28:36 PM »
When I bought my bike I did a seat mod. I hacked off the grab bar, installed metal brackets and moved the seat back a few inches joining the  seats together.  This allowed me to stretch out and ride comfortably. It was much cheaper than getting a bench seat and I retained the functionality of the rear rack, which I use often when I go to the store.

FF to today,  and I discover that the front of my seat got chewed up because it sits on the hinge bracket rather than over it. Also, when you move the seat back the suction cups no longer work properly. Not a big deal because your weight holds the seat down, but could be considered unsafe overall.

I bought a new seat and went back to the stock/original configuration. In order to resolve the stretch problem, I simply placed a rolled wool scarf between the front and rear seat. Works great! and I can use the rear rack when needed. Sometimes things are best left alone, but as most of you know, the grab bar is unacceptable to your backside!

Symba / Front seat
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:02:26 PM »
Anyone have a front seat they want to sell?

Anyone?," Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"

Symba / Clank!
« on: August 09, 2015, 08:36:33 PM »
Whenever I'm in slow moving traffic I sometimes hear a Clank/knock when I open the throttle. Does not happen all the time, but always happens when I've ridden the bike for a while. I'm thinking it may be my chain? Any thoughts or suggestions? 

Symba / Valve job
« on: August 08, 2015, 09:35:09 PM »
Does anyone have any links or guidance on doing valve adjustment? It's not easy finding a bike shop that will work on Symbas, and it's looking like one of those do it yourself projects.

Symba / Seat Relocation
« on: July 16, 2015, 05:31:59 PM »
Has anyone ever removed the "butt bar" and relocated the seat 2" back? I sawed off the "butt bar" and what a difference! I'm looking for a way to move the seat back a few inches so it meets/touches the passenger seat. This will increase my comfort and allow me to strech without overhanging on the seat. Currently, I place a small rolled up towel between the seats and it works fine, but would like a better solution. Also, not installing a bench seat preserves the functionality of the rear rack when needed. Any guidance is appreciated :-\

Symba / Butt Bar pain!
« on: July 08, 2015, 07:35:41 PM »
Been pondering the idea of a bench seat on my Symba for a more comfortable ride. Hate the idea of shelling out $300 dollars for new bench seat! Read an idea from Sundance and Ootscoot on an old threat, where they saw off the "butt bar" and use an aluminum angle for a bracket to move the seat back 2 inches! Great Idea!!! Get rid of that nasty butt bar, save my rear rack and be able to strech and enjoy the ride! Thanks guys!!! ;)

Symba / Symba Launch
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:57:52 PM »
Got my new bike on the road today!  All went well and I had blast! I only did about 25 miles because itís still chilly (40 degrees) and also had a prior commitment. I started out in traffic which was not much fun, but once I got to the quiet roads, I really enjoyed the ride.  My only small complaint is the rocker shift lever.  Itís not natural for me to use my heel and at the expense of marking my boots, pushing the gears up is much easier. Short video below taken before the ride.

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