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Symba / Re: Replaced my stolen SYMBA
« on: May 29, 2021, 11:38:56 AM »
That one looks like one of mine!

Symba / Re: Replaced my stolen SYMBA
« on: May 27, 2021, 01:24:51 PM »
That is great news!  looking for you to post a photo..  If it turns out you need a part or two, I may have a used part that will do.  I bought most of a basket case Symba, less frame, wheels, and body panels a few years ago.  If I have something you need for your new ride, let me know and if I have it, I'll send it to you for free, with free shipping.  By the way, SD is mostly out of Symba parts now.  When you click on a picture of a part on their web site, often it will say not available.

Symba / Re: Would you buy this?
« on: May 18, 2021, 05:35:29 AM »
  As you know, Super Cubs have come in various sizes through the years.. 50, 70, 90, 110, 125 ccs and perhaps other sizes, and I can't speak to whether any of their parts interchange with a Symba, but my guess is no.  I have two Super Cub 125s and two Symbas, and no parts interchange.  I was able to fit a front rack for a Super Cub 110 to both of my Symbas, and managed to carefully bend a Super Cub accessory 110 rear rack to fit one of the Symbas.  Getting parts for a Symba is very difficult in the US.  Every now and then someone breaks one up and then sells the parts on eBay.  The last time that happened, I bought all the parts from that Symba, and put them on the shelf in case I needed them in the future.  So far, I haven't needed any of those parts except for the fuel level sensor.

These guys have some parts, but as the parts sell off, they are gone:
When you click on a specific item, you might find that it is "Out of Stock".

I don't know what the parts situation is like in Australia, but in the US, one should not count on parts being easily available.  If you find a good source, please post the info here.. thanks.

Symba / Re: Symba - stolen - again!
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:59:58 PM »
I hate that news! 

Symba / Re: 45 minute video of Symba action
« on: January 07, 2021, 08:57:56 AM »
Here is another one I made yesterday with my other Symba. In this one I drive out "Follow That Dream Parkway", to visit the spot where the Elvis Presley movie "Follow That Dream" was made almost 60 years ago.

Symba / 45 minute video of Symba action
« on: December 28, 2020, 07:10:10 AM »
 I realize that there aren't many people left on the forum who still have their Symba's, but I just uploaded a Symba video over the weekend. It is mostly about 45 minutes of riding one of my Symba's around a lake near here.. pretty boring unless you like Symba's and the sounds they make.. LOL..

Symba / Re: Rear wheel dampers supplier
« on: December 12, 2020, 06:28:18 AM »
I looked this morning on the Scooter Dynasty web site just now and don't see the shocks.  Please send a link to what you see or provide more info. 

I assume you are looking for new ones, but there is a pair of used ones on eBay, with a lot of rust on the chrome, but better than nothing if you have none right now.  It is rare to find any parts for Symba on eBay, but a couple a weeks ago, someone took apart a pair of Symbas and posted the parts.  The shocks are here:

New Symba parts have pretty much dried up in the US now.. same for Wowow parts in Asia.. It would be great if someone would post links here to any shops with new parts..

Symba / Used Symba Parts now on eBay
« on: December 01, 2020, 07:35:01 AM »
I haven't seen many used Symba parts for sale on eBay in the past couple of years, but in the last few days, someone has been listing a lot of parts for sale.  I do not know who it is, and it is not me.  If you want any Symba parts, you should act now, as they are getting harder and harder to find.  Here is the link:

Symba / Re: Replacing Vacuum fuel Petcock Symba 2009 filter tube
« on: December 01, 2020, 07:11:54 AM »
You first have to unbolt the large flat painted plate that surrounds the filler neck and to which the seat hinge attaches to.  Remove the battery, so you can reach through the battery mounting area to remove the various hoses that connect to the tank.  Then lift up that painted plate, bringing the gas tank up with it as a single unit.  It is somewhat difficult to get the tank up though the chassis, but if you twist it exactly the right way, you can do it.  Then once the assembly is out of the chassis, you can remove the tank from the painted plate if you need to, or simply leave the painted plate attached to the tank, and change the petcock. It is a very miserable job to change something that should be simple, because of all of the vacuum hoses involved.

Start by first reading section 3-12 about this in the workshop manual, see:

General Discussion / Re: What is the latest news from SYM?
« on: November 28, 2020, 07:33:31 AM »
Thoppa.. thanks for those links.. they will be helpful.  We get daily news from HK here, but very little news from Taiwan.. 2020 was the first year in five that I haven't visited Taiwan and HK.  Last year, I visited KYMCO in Kaohsiung City, and on the way saw the rising popularity of Gogoro scooters.  As you know, scooters in Shanghai, and perhaps many or all of the major cities in mainland China are now all electric.  I wonder if SYM is working some electric scooter or motorcycle deal...

General Discussion / Re: What is the latest news from SYM?
« on: November 26, 2020, 12:30:58 AM »
"Looks like a spike then back to reality, but up generally."  I think you might be looking at a one day chart.  Please go to your same yahoo finance link, and look at the 5 year chart.  The stock was bumping along around 20 TWD for 5 years paying a regular small dividend, and then over the past couple of weeks has climbed up to over 30 TWD on unusually high volume and is still there.  I think there may have been some sort of event or rumor that kicked it off rather than a change in public habits over the course of the year.   If SYM traded on the New York Exchange, there would be a dozen news stories with the explanation, but it is hard to find news from the TW exchange.  Has anyone been able to find a recent news story about SYM?  I keep thinking they might have bought a company, sold assets, or are a takeover target.. something like that..

General Discussion / What is the latest news from SYM?
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:46:44 AM »
Not sure if anyone else on this forum owns stock in Sanyang Motor Company, but I do.  For years, the price of their stock has just been bumping along the flat line, but now suddenly, it is spiking upward.  I have been unable to find any news on the financial sites about SYM to see what is causing it.  Trading activity is suddenly brisk.  Maybe SYM is about to be bought out?  It trades on the Taiwan exchange as 2206.  Have a look at this link:

and then look at the three year chart to see what I mean.  Hopefully, there is someone on this forum who lives in Taiwan who has more news or someone who is better at searching the web than I am that can shed some light on this.. much appreciated. 

P.S. I am still looking to buy Symbas in any condition with Florida titles...

Symba / Re: Symba Carburetor Jets and Air Fuel Screw Information
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
The short answer is no, but there is a longer answer.

Scooter Dynasty still has new OEM Symba carbs at:,

but they do not show a rebuild kit.  When I was looking for the specially shaped Symba fuel filter and was unable to find one, I emailed Vince at Scooter Dynasty, and he was able to locate one, and ship it to me, even though he didn't have it listed on his web page.  You could try sending him an email at their contact page and see if he can get a genuine SYM rebuild kit.

The Kawasaki B7F carburetor for the KFX50 ATV is a very similar carb.  We already know it has a different idle air bleed screw than that in the Symba carb, but it would seem likely that parts like the bowl gasket, and various o-rings might be the same.  Compare the blow up photo of the BF7 carb to your Symba carb and make sure that it looks the same to you.  All of the parts for the Kawasaki KFX50 ATV carb are available from all of the online parts dealers, plus your local Kawasaki dealer, and don't cost much if you find they don't work.    Here is one link to an online parts house, partzilla is another:

Symba / Re: Symba Carburetor Jets and Air Fuel Screw Information
« on: November 16, 2020, 07:11:45 AM »
First, it might be that I am the only one watching this thread who still has a Symba, but I will try to answer your questions.

1. Your first question is unanswerable without more details.  When you say, change the Jets, you need to be more specific.  What were the size of your old jets, and what are the size of your new jets?  When you say adjust the AF ratio, do you mean by screwing the idle mixture air bleed screw in or out, or do you mean changing the air to fuel ratio at speed by changing the ratio of the main jet to the slow jet?  If your question is, do I need to change the setting of the idle mixture air bleed screw if I change the main jet to a non-stock size, the answer may be yes, if you want a smooth idle.  The setting of the idle mixture screw should have no impact on the problem you describe, since your problem is not at idle.

2.  The 75-23013-Y001 doesn't fit any of my Symba carbs, so if you find someone who says it does, you need to get more information from them.  Also, I don't think is possible to solder the screw in place, so I am not sure what you mean by that.  Many had epoxy put on them at the factory.  As the previous post says, the 75-23013-Y001 screw fits the Yamaha ATV carb which is very similar to the Symba carb.  If you really want to know what is what, remove your air bleed screw and compare it to the photo in the previous post.  Please report back what you find.

Good luck on your trip on the airline highway.. please report back on how it went, with photos..

Symba / Re: Intro & Question on Oil Drain Plug
« on: August 22, 2020, 04:21:44 PM »
Looking at your new photos, it looks like you seat might be a C70 Passport seat.  If it is, then it would be great if you could post photos of how it is mounted.  A think a number of people on this forum would be interested in that.

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