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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:43:22 AM »
I got a phone call to say my Silver wing had been repaired. They fitted a new starter relay and did a full diagnostic check on the electrics, and could find no fault. Total cost two hundred and sixty nine pounds. It is running okay but, I do not think I could ever be easy riding it again.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: July 07, 2021, 02:25:53 AM »
Thankyou for that Thoppa, it is because of it's position that I am reluctant to try anything. Leaving it to someone else seems the option for me.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: July 06, 2021, 05:21:52 AM »
Oh oh my mistake I should have said Allen key bolt NOT Phillips.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: July 01, 2021, 12:29:58 PM »
As my Silverwing is in for repairs i have been using the Cruisym. I noticed the front tyre is down to two millimeters of tread, i usually change tyres at this point. To remove the front wheel there is a pinch bolt that secures the main shaft in place. This bolt is a phillips head bolt , despite having a really good fit in the bolt it rounded off, and i could not undo the bolt. I know i could drill the bolt and use screw extractors but, i find it difficult to bend and get to the bolt. I went to my local Sym agent. The earliest they can do the job is ninth of August. Every time i come across Phillips head bolts i seem to have this problem. I will ask for an ordinary bolt to be put in for future use.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: June 21, 2021, 02:37:21 AM »
 It would seem most dealers are booked up with servicing and repairs. I would normally not use a dealer but , in this case, I need it sorted out once and for all. As for them keeping it for a month I don't really care. My breakdown cover is for both bikes and is sixty pounds a year, in this case they were less than one hour coming from my calling them. The Company is Emergency Assist.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: June 19, 2021, 02:55:06 AM »
On Thursday  (this week),  I went for a short ride on the Silvering. I only got about three miles when the engine stopped. E!ectrical failure. On inspection the main fuse had not only blown but had melted. This happened about twelve months ago. I had an auto electrician fit a new starter relay switch ( which is what melted then). I have since done over a thousand miles with no trouble. I have breakdown cover. This time I had the bike trailered to my local Honda dealer for repair and diagnostic check. They cannot look at the bike for about a month. I am so thankful that I have my Sym. First chance I get the Honda goes.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: June 14, 2021, 12:36:47 PM »
Just done the 35,000km service today. Everything is straight forward on the Sym. The spark plug looked like new. Only cost was some white spirit, to clean cranckase filter, just over one liter of oil,and a bit of oil on various parts. The more i ride it the more ilike it.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 28, 2021, 04:23:59 PM »
In my Silver wing workshop manual they have the same diagnostic, system it can go as high as counting the blinks, up wards of 33 blinks! If I know there is nothing wrong, and, there has not been, up till now, I won't worry about it, just consider it one of it's quirks.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 27, 2021, 12:10:35 PM »
Yes that is the one,Thoppa, Usually it should go out once the engine is started. After the final drive oil change it has always come on, i have changed the oil four times and, each time, the engine light comes on. My thoughts are, it has something to do with the pressure inside the drive unit and once it is happy with the pressure, it just goes out. Why it should have come on after changing the rear tyre i cannot figure out.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 20, 2021, 08:55:17 AM »
I refitted the wheel, after cleaning and oiling everything that needed it. I started the bike up and, once again the engine warning light came on. Each time I started up, on came the warning light. After a good run around today150km it finally went out. Why this happens I do not know. It comes on each time I change the fiinal drive oil. I know there is nothing wrong so just ignore it, until it gives up!.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 14, 2021, 11:57:10 AM »
The original tyres were Maxi's but, my tyre fitter said they do not do Maxi's, The Maxi lasted about the same mileage 10,000km. I had Michelin city grips the first time, and have stayed with that brand on changing, as they seem to work pretty well in all weathers. The new tyre was ready today so it is now on the wheel.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 14, 2021, 02:46:44 AM »
Although I booked my Sym in for it's first test, I decided to take it to a local testing station yesterday, it passed. I then decided to take the rear wheel off and replace the rear tyre. To my surprise the wheel came off , no problem, so I await to hear when my tyre comes in, so they can fit it. A rear tyre seems to last 10,000km.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 11, 2021, 12:00:25 PM »
I should have added that the test is only valid for one year, each vehicle has to have the same inspection yearly, by law, to keep on the road.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: May 10, 2021, 06:43:49 AM »
In the UK when a motor vehicle  has been on the road (from new)for three years it must be tested by an examiner, and pass a roadworthy test. My Cruisym is three years old this month, so I have it booked in to be tested. It also needs a new rear tyre so both can be done at the same time,my local Sym dealer can do both.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: April 20, 2021, 12:11:56 PM »
Normally April is our wettest month, but this April has been nothing but Sunny days, with frost at night. The wind is still cold but plenty of heat in the sun. I have been riding as normal, using the Sym and the Silverwing. The Silverwing has the power and speed ,but the Sym is more fun and definately has the better brakes. I average just over ninety miles to the gallon on the Sym, and Sixty miles per gallon on the Silverwing. I am at 33, 237km on the Sym and it gets better with each ride, i have had no problems since changing the battery.

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