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Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Merry Christmas !!
« on: December 25, 2020, 05:17:31 AM »
Same to you and everybody else on the forum! And may 2021 bring better days to all.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Need a clutch cable, anyone have a spare for sale?
« on: September 25, 2020, 07:08:10 PM »
Bikearoo: Taiwan restarted EMS service to Canada about a week and a half ago (express mail only so far). I immediately  test-drove it with a document envelope and it works.  8 days from Hsinchu City to a small town in BC.  That isn't supersonic speed but it certainly beats no service at all.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Cabin Racer Project
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:03:30 PM »
The faster you go, the more wind resistance rises exponentially and the more power it takes. Eg. A typical bike needs at least 15 hp to reach 75 mph and 30 hp to reach 100 mph. The Wolf does not actually deliver enough hp to the ground to get much of a maximum top speed benefit from a 17T sprocket unless youíre on a downgrade or have a strong wind at your back.óbut like Papa Bear says it sure reduces strain on the engine at moderate cruising speeds.   :)

Re:  International Shipping from Taiwan to the USA During the Pandemic
There is now a worldwide slowdown in air shipping because of so many flights being cancelled due to the virus (eg. The main international airport near Taipei used to handle about 130,000 passengers on a busy day. Now it sees about 1,000 per day.)  Anecdotal reports from S. Korea, Japan, and Canada, all point to the same thing -- delayed shipping.

As of a few days ago I found out that right now it can take up to 8 days for a package posted in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, to find an available airplane to crawl onto. Most receiving countries undoubtedly have their own airplane problems.

The good news is that packages are still getting through.    Currently I can guarantee that packages sent to the USA will arrive on USA soil, but delivery time to anyoneís address there will depend on whatever problems the USPS may or may not be encountering locally, regionally or nationally.

I donít like this one bit more than anyone else and hope improvements are soon possible re: shipping times.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Sprocket Changes. Did I goof
« on: April 24, 2020, 12:41:57 AM »
Technically, the hub is the piece the spokes lace to. You're holding the  sprocket flange.  All is well!

General Discussion / Motorcycle Sales Data
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:34:46 AM »
Anyone interested in whatís happening in the motorcycle industry in various countries around the world (trends, sales data, etc.) might want to check out this Rome based website.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Suspension
« on: February 29, 2020, 03:59:29 AM »
Papa Bear wins the bet! SYM has used the same length shocks on the 125 and 150 (commonly called the 'Wolf Classic' in N.America) for 30 years or more.  Basically the Wolf is an updated copy of an early 1970's Honda 125.

You've done a beautiful job Doombug!

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: modifying my wolf 125 engine
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:44:22 PM »
Which Wolf do you actually have because it can get confusing!

Sym used to sell a massive chopper style 125cc bike here in Taiwan called the Husky, but that was about 20 years ago. It had its own distinctive engine.

They also continued to make their tried and true, traditional SYM Wolf 125, which received a larger piston and a larger cylinder bore to become what N. Americans know as the SYM Wolf 150 (called a Wolf Legend by some people).  It is instantly recognizable because of itís distinctive, vintage style, Honda, cylinder head shape and because itís electric start motor is down low at the front of the engine. The same basic engine was also used in the Darth Vader style SYM T1 125 and 150 that they sold here for a while.

SYM also made a 125 with a totally different engine and some people also called it a Wolf. It has a very different, more modern appearing, Honda style engine. They were not sold in Taiwan but generally were for the S.E. Asian market, and some clearly ended up in the UK, the Caribbean, and Latin America. They have a different shaped cylinder head, but the easiest way to identify them is by their starter motor that always sits on top of the crankcase, below the carburetor, directly behind the cylinder.  I see the SYM global website now shows what appears to be the same motor being used in a new bike the SYM NHX 125 and NHT125. I have no idea what national markets these two are aimed at but they arenít sold in Taiwan that I know of.

I honestly don't know anything about big bore/stroker kits except that Taida was the go-to place for the traditional Taiwan 125/150 bike with the distinctive vintage style cylinder head and the starter motor in front of the motor.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Corona Virus
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:57:09 PM »
Thanks Bob. Actually all's well here in Taiwan so far. They've got 10 cases here (no deaths yet) and 2,000 people (returning travellers I guess) under short-term quarantine at home. Those poor folks in China are really getting nailed hard. I hope the statistics flatten out soon instead of steadily rising, but  that will certainly take a while. I stay away from crowded places, and wear a mask when I have to go into a store or whatever. I'm not convinced those masks actually do much, but they surely can't hurt and they do seem to reassure others when you are buying groceries, etc. I'll be glad when this thing is all done and no longer a concern.

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Seat Grommets
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:41:23 PM »
I can't get those in Taiwan, but if I were desperately stuck for some I'd get some large,  rubber test tube stoppers and a really sharp X-Acto knife and settle down for an evening of delicate carving or, better yet, buy a handful of whatever grommets fit the hole (any decent industrial rubber supply house should have those) and build up the thickness with the appropriate cement and additional grommets. 

Wolf Classic 150 / Re: Cabin Racer Project
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:34:11 PM »
She's looking pretty spiffy. Nice work!

RV250 / Re: Isotta windscreen
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:02:26 AM »
If parts supplies are patchy in the UK and you get stuck--send me an email. The RV250 and GTS250 are basically the same except the EU bikes were a tiny bit faster (either a different rpm limiter circuit in the CDI-- or no limiting circuit--I forget which).

RV250 / Re: Isotta windscreen
« on: December 01, 2019, 03:56:16 PM »
Thermostats still available in Taiwan. You can email me for a quotre

Symba / Re: Looking for a long seat, front & rear luggage racks (Symba)
« on: November 25, 2019, 09:36:24 PM »
I have personally never seen a Symba  bench seat in Taiwan that actually fit the SYM Symba. I bought three great looking bench seats from a supplier here seven years ago that were supposed to fit but didnít.  I have never personally seen a rack for a bench seated Symba in Taiwan and IĎve lived here over 20 years.  Iím not saying they donít existójust that Iíve never actually seen any.  For the solo seat Symbas, a SYM Chien Wang  (fore-runner to the SYMBA) rack once available here almost fit the Symba and with an hour or so  of fiddling around and widening mounting holes, etc. could be mounted if a person had the time, tools and determination. Front racks for the SYMBA are no problem at all and fit perfectly but like all airfreight items they ship by whatever is greatest according to a post office formula---package volume (L cm. x W cm. x H cm. /6,000 = 1 kg. volume) or  package weight in kilograms-- and the splayed rack legs that bolt to the fender really increase package volume and send the freight rate skywards even though the package is light.   

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