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Symba / Re: New Symba 100 owner
« on: March 22, 2017, 01:26:43 PM »
Many congrats Petemoss and welcome to the club! You made a terrific a choice and I think you'll find this forum very helpful going forward. I have no doubt that your new mighty Symba will turn more heads than the Harley you sold. People find the bike nostalgic and are curious when they see it ride by.   Good luck and enjoy! :)

Symba / Re: Hacked
« on: January 19, 2017, 06:41:52 PM »
What else new? Seems like that's the national pass time in Russia. :o

Symba / Re: Need replacement parts!!! source?
« on: December 20, 2016, 02:49:06 PM »

You're correct! Cam is the best source for all parts and I bough my seats because the guy had it on hand, but for real parts orders I would always got to CAM!

Symba / Symba asleep...
« on: December 15, 2016, 01:26:44 PM »
Old man winter is back in NY/NJ and appears that my bike will not be doing much riding. Hopefully, we'll get a few a days above 50 degrees and I can go for a quick spin, but for now, I'll keep starting her up every week.

Symba / Re: Clutch slipping?
« on: December 01, 2016, 06:05:34 PM »
I recall that when I bought my bike, the dealer who prepped it gave me some pointers. He said "you will be adjusting your idle frequently especially in cold weather". He went on explain that the bike can be sensitive to cold weather.

Good thing for this forum to remind and guide us when we come across these issues  :)

Symba / Re: Clutch slipping?
« on: November 30, 2016, 07:03:20 PM »
Thanks Rashad!... you may be right about the weather. It's been real cool up here and Symbas are sensitive to colder weather. I'll change the idle a bit, and since it has been sitting awhile, no harm in changing the oil either. Glad to know someone else came across the same issue.  NO WORRIES! ;D

Symba / Clutch slipping?
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
My bike was stationary for most of 2016 and last time I changes the oil was late fall in 2015. I would start her up every week, warm her up and do a few spins in the driveway to keep the blood flowing. Took her out recently for a few rides and noticed that it periodically revved with no power.

I first thought a little water/ condensation may gotten in the gas, but it continues to do it. I'll try some fresh motor cycle oil 10W-30 (4T for wet clutch) and see how it goes. I'd like to this before attempting a clutch adjustment. The bike only has 700 miles on it and I highly doubt I need new clutch plates...

Symba / Re: Seat Mod
« on: November 27, 2016, 12:52:38 AM »
Yeap, the scarf served me well. I really like the option of removing the rear seat and having cargo space. It also preserves the original look which I like.  8)

Symba / Seat Mod
« on: November 24, 2016, 06:28:36 PM »
When I bought my bike I did a seat mod. I hacked off the grab bar, installed metal brackets and moved the seat back a few inches joining the  seats together.  This allowed me to stretch out and ride comfortably. It was much cheaper than getting a bench seat and I retained the functionality of the rear rack, which I use often when I go to the store.

FF to today,  and I discover that the front of my seat got chewed up because it sits on the hinge bracket rather than over it. Also, when you move the seat back the suction cups no longer work properly. Not a big deal because your weight holds the seat down, but could be considered unsafe overall.

I bought a new seat and went back to the stock/original configuration. In order to resolve the stretch problem, I simply placed a rolled wool scarf between the front and rear seat. Works great! and I can use the rear rack when needed. Sometimes things are best left alone, but as most of you know, the grab bar is unacceptable to your backside!

Symba / Re: Front seat
« on: November 24, 2016, 01:04:53 PM »
45 Army Heritage Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013

They are a Sym dealer and says he can get many parts.


Friendly folks!

Symba / Re: Front seat
« on: November 15, 2016, 03:53:37 PM »
I appreciate the response, but I needed the seat ASAP and found one from a Sym dealer in Peensylvania,  Carlisle Cycle And Scooter. In fact, he said he can get any part I may need in the future and sold me a new Symba seat for $50 bucks. ;D

Symba / Front seat
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:02:26 PM »
Anyone have a front seat they want to sell?

Anyone?," Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"

Symba / Re: Any interest in a chain replacement video?
« on: May 24, 2016, 12:16:30 PM »
Thank you underboning! Saved the video to my U tube Symba folder along with your previous video on changing flat tire. Any future posts of this kind are much appreciated ;D

Symba / Re: Any interest in a chain replacement video?
« on: May 18, 2016, 06:06:50 PM »
Underboning, any videos you can post are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Symba / Re: Symba 30K
« on: April 08, 2016, 02:36:19 AM »
wow!...congrats on the 30k milestone! I'll never get there on mine, but nice to know that I could ;D

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