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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 / Re: UK Accessories
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:02:50 PM »
"Campurvis" who you easily find on this forum deals in Symba parts should be able to get you what you need. Good Luck!

Symba / Re: Hard shifting issues
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:13:36 AM »
Nice work beltho! I don't have anywhere near your miles but thank you for sharing this info! Something else to lookout for down the road. ::)

Symba / Re: Symba headlight bulb keeps burning out
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »
A buddy of mine had the same issue on a different type of bike (Honda Shadow). Turned out to be the "voltage regulator". I believe you need a "voltmeter" to isolate the issue or just have it checked out at a bike repair shop.

Good luck!

Symba / Re: Maintenance free Battery
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:58:44 AM »

Now I get it! That will make it easy and convenient. Will do it ASAP! Thank you Tromper ;)

Symba / Re: Maintenance free Battery
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:42:50 PM »

That's the exact charger/tender that I have. Mine comes with both ring and alligator clip connectors. The rings I would use in the winter when I winterize the bike for a few months, which entails removing the battery out of the casing to connect the rings.  The clips I use during the week, but again, I can only connect to the positive (red) terminal and ground the negative (black) to avoid having to take out the battery out of the case. Maybe I'm missing something?

Symba / Re: Maintenance free Battery
« on: April 30, 2018, 06:39:22 PM »
So I went with the Yuasa YUAM225LB YB5L-B Battery in the last post. I filled it with battery acid, charged it and worked very well. BUT in hind sight topping it off can be a bit of pain. However, I read somewhere the conventional batteries last twice as long as the maintenance free ones provided you maintain them. That said, how often to check and top off? I figure every couple months since I don't ride every day. Thoughts?

I also put a battery tender on it because I only ride my bike on weekends and even less in the winter. Problem as most of you know is that you can't reach the negative terminal unless you remove the battery from the casing, so I connected the positive and grounded the negative to a metal part on the bike. I hope this maintains my new battery strong. Anyone use a battery tender?

Do the maintenance free batteries need to be charged when bike is not used for a long time? I would assume so....

Symba / Re: I'm a Pin Head!
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:27:54 PM »

Good point about the weather. It was pretty chilly , about 42 degrees,  and being an air cooled engine it would have been bad news in the summer.
Next time I'm not walking away from the bike.  :-[

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 / Re: Topping-up SYMBA's tires?
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:43:08 PM »

Not often at all! In fact, been at least 5 weeks since my last top off. Could it be the weight you're carrying in the back seat?

Symba / Re: FED UP >:(
« on: June 14, 2017, 12:46:44 PM »

I read through this thread and  admire your tenacity. I would have towed the bike or rented a small truck/van and taken it to the shop, but consider the education and experience you're getting! Any issues down the road and you'll be able handle yourself without spending a ton of money. Keep us posted on your progress.

Symba / Re: Hooky from work
« on: June 05, 2017, 12:19:37 PM »
@HelloPitty, glad you like the video and the GW bridge. I'm planning on retirement in a year, so I hope to have many free days to enjoy my Symba! ;D

@redridinghood, I was in Tampa at the time when "miracle on the Hudson happened," but would have been totally amazing to witness such an event. Captain Sully is one cool cookie and has the admiration of many!

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

Got the info. Thank you Pitty!

Hi Pitty:

Thanks for the tips, I ordered the Petcock. Can you post a picture to see how you did the install? What smog items can I take off? Will it enhance performance? 

Many thanks!  ;)

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