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HD200 / Re: Starter motor issue ??
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
Kinda with Syd on this one.
The battery can run the lights, but not have enough to crank properly.

The clicking is usually not quite enough juice hitting the solenoid to kick the starter over.
It can be a bad starter just not moving, but more commonly it's a battery or a corrosion issue.
Wouldn't hurt to pull the battery, clean the contacts, maybe check it under load and see if it's just lacking, maybe check the contacts all the way up the line.  One of mine did have a bit of corrosion from being stored ion a porch vs. a garage. I went through and cleaned all the contacts I could see and had a much happier bike (I did get it a new battery too).

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:33:31 PM »
Iridium plugs are a bit more expensive here, but not painfully so.

Far as riding goes.  I believe your climate is similar to what I have here in the Pacific North West (Puget Sound in my case) area.
Summers are mild, winters are wet and cool.
Apart from the mountains snow is remarkable, fog is common and black ice can be an issue.

The cooler weather is just a matter of layering correctly.  Really what's thought to be cold around here is a far cry from where I'm from originally so it's not that bad for me.

Hello Tromper, i usually fit Iridium plugs when changing the original plug. In the UK we can usually buy an iridium plug for the same price as a standard plug, so it makes sense to change to one.Autumn ( Fall) as you call it, is just around the corner, the sun is still warm but the wind has cooled things down. Still fine sunny days followed by cloudy cooler days suits me either way, as long as i have the right clothing on.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:15:19 AM »
Iridiums are great.
I use copper in the SYM since I'm in there often enough and the plug's real easy to get at, but on my Burgman I swapped to iridium plugs when I started getting some blow out at high speeds/revs at about 18k.  Checked 'em when I checked the valves a while back not a spot of wear looked great.
The OEM Iridium plugs in my RAV4 run for about 120k with no issues (just changed those a bit ago as well..probably the last time I'll need to)
Well worth the expense on applications that aren't performance and particularly ones that are tough to get at.  Probably worth it on others, but last time I got lazy on the SYM and had the dealer do some work he did me a kindness and replaced the plug (an iridium with about 2k on it) with a copper plug...

Pics and Vids / Re: Sym fiddle 150 noice
« on: September 14, 2020, 03:59:33 PM »
I'd guess a slipping belt.  if it's just a a little under some circumstances I wouldn't worry, I've heard a tetch of slip now and again in odd circumstance.

If it's consistent then you may have an issue.

General Discussion / Re: Scooter Models
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:57:53 PM »
There is no area for it.
This forum does not seem to update to speak of.

General Discussion / Re: What gas do you use?
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:55:32 PM »
87 Octane AKI.  This is U.S regular.  21k miles, no pinging issues near sea level.

The way octane measured varies by area.  Manuals often specify octane ratings using RON, which yields a higher number than AKI. 
There's a lot of confusion about this in the U.S., so I always suggest going over the wiki on the topic.

HD200 / Re: Gas gauge not reading correctly
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:55:19 AM »
A bit of fluctuation on hills and such (so constant around here) is normal, but I'm guessing you're seeing a bit more than that.

HD200 / Re: No idle on 2009 carburatorless model.
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:04:26 PM »
Have ya checked the valves lately?
Beyond that, sorry we only got the carbed HD200s in the U.S.
Maybe a minor vacuum leak, or if the system uses an extra injector to richen the mix when it's cold that's a tetch clogged?

HD200 / Re: Time to sell the parts?
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:56:09 PM »
Usually on Ebay.
I do agree with Syd.  It does sound like a popped head gasket.
There's no good way to check the head itself for erosion without taking it apart.

I've looked over that process.  It's doable but it's a bit involved.

If you decide to sell parts lemme know whatcha got and any links to fleabay for 'em.
Probably end up a bit rich for my purposes due to shipping but you never know.

The dealer I bought it from went out of business, and although there's one other shop nearby, they're quite pricey.  Others are 1.5 hours away . . .

I'll look around more here, but was curious if folks do used part sales.

General Discussion / Re: 2020 Fiddle III 200i
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:22:50 PM »
Nah other than using the molding tools I got nothing.

Thanks for the info. I'm pretty sure I've taken out all the screws and a few more just in case  I was hoping someone new a trick, push up/down here and squeeze there. More curious than anything else.

HD200 / Re: oil contaminated with fuel
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:21:43 PM »
Have you just tried discoing the hose from the fuel neck to the back CC and running a line down the side of the bike to allow for overflow?

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: August 17, 2020, 01:38:40 AM »
Glad ya got it fixed Sy,

Wish this forum were more picture friendly, so I could ask ya to post a pic; but alas it only takes (some not all) externally hosted stuff.

I bought a top box carrier for my Cruisym and a top box (a Shad). Fitting instuctions were pretty straight forward ( i thought). I fitted both to the bike after a couple of months i noticed the top box bracket was breaking, through the vibration caused when riding. On closer inspection i realised i had not fitted the central support bolt. It was my fault for not reading the leaflet for fitting, carefully enough. After drilling a hole i discovered that there was a captive nut passing through the frame of the bike ( no mention of this in the fitting leaflet), i have now fitted the bracket correctly after repairing it first. I suppose the advice of measuring twice, and cutting once, applies to reading instuctions too !!. Nearly at 25,000 km now so will be doing the service soon.   

General Discussion / Re: 2020 Fiddle III 200i
« on: August 13, 2020, 04:23:50 PM »
I aint' got one so can't say specifially.
General advice is using car trim tools like this to help probe and separate stuff.
Honestly I do it by feel..then if they're separated but still won't budge I start looking for additional screws..the ones in the front wheel area that are up under the front fairing were kinda sneaky..suspect you have the same there, but unsure of course.

SYM Joyride / Re: Joymax 300i evo 2011 drive belt
« on: August 11, 2020, 03:33:57 PM »
The belt appears to be 23100-L3A-0002 (Bando).
I cross referenced a site on it vs. the other 300I applications.
It seems to be available..Caveat Emptor of course cuz I'm not as committed to this as you are.
 Looks like 20X12 with a bit of poking around on racingplanet, but I'd want to be sure

That's all I really found on rollers.  maybe a deeper dive, but probably quicker to measure 'em.

General Discussion / Re: Maxsym 600i overheating
« on: August 04, 2020, 07:55:38 PM »
Not a bike we get in the states far as I know, but...
does your fan come on?

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