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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.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: April 02, 2021, 03:03:00 AM »
I think you are right Tromper,  the ( Burgman battery) is doing the job. I will keep the original Sym battery to power my twelve volt  appliances , my air compressor and torque wrench. My wife and I got our second covid19 shots yesterday. How are the USA doing with vaccinations? do you have to pay? The SYM battery is definitely kaput. I have charged it several times and it is dead after a couple of days.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 31, 2021, 12:23:45 PM »
I am really surprised about the battery problems you descibe. I have had bikes for over sixty years, and scooters for the last eleven years,and this is the first time i have ever had a battery fail this way. I always maintained that, if rode regulary, a battery would hold it's charge, i must have been very lucky. My current Silverwing is six years old and i bought it new, it has 43,676 miles on it and i have never had the battery off to charge it. My previous Silverwing i had 40,000 miles on it and again never had the battery off to charge it. I will bear in mind what has been reported though, and check the battery condition often.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 30, 2021, 03:12:29 AM »
I have been giving some thought as to why the battery failed. I have always thought that running the bike every few days was enough to keep the battery charged. Maybe my heated vest and heated handlebar grips was too much drain on the charging system, I will keep that in mind in future.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 29, 2021, 02:56:11 AM »
It would seem the battery on the Sym was faulty, as I have had no problems since using the (Burgman) battery. I never had a battery fail on me like that, the battery on my Silverwing is six years old and no problems with that.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 24, 2021, 03:55:24 AM »
The Burgman 400 I had was ten years old when I got it, it was the first scooter I ever owned. I really was impressed with it and that led me to buy my first Silvering 600. As I ride the SYM I think of the Burgman as they both seem to do whatever you ask of them, very responsive and comfortable and  a lot less weight than the Silverwing, though I still run the Silvering every week

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:20:18 PM »
Thankyou Tromper, those articles were very educational. I do have a multimeter and just about know how to use it for votage checks and continuity. As the current battery was showing 10.8 I changed it for a spare battery i had, on a Burgman 400 i used to have, it is a 12-9amp so it should be okay. The original battery i put on charge and i will keep a check on the voltage drop whilst it is off the bike.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 21, 2021, 12:44:33 PM »
I will have had the bike three years in May, i would expect a battery to last longer than that. The battery is 10amp, would putting a 12Amp battery be okay,do you think Tromper?.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 20, 2021, 10:09:34 AM »
I had bit of a problem last Sunday. I was ready for a run out and went to the nearest garage to fill up After filling the tank the bike would not start. It cranked readily and horn worked so I knew fuse was okay. I have breakdown cover, after two hours breakdown  person arrived. He immediately said not enough power in the battery, it was showing a 10. I said but it is cranking and lights  are not dimming. He said he had seen this before, and it started with jumper leads. I had only gone two miles from home so battery had not put enough charge back to enable a start. Lesson learned!!

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 11, 2021, 01:23:59 PM »
Over the last few days i noticed when i put my bike away in my Garage it was getting harder to push, i thought  maybe brakes binding, or sticking on.  On inspection the rear brake pads were getting pretty worn down, the front brake pads not as bad. I phoned the dealer his price for a full set of pads ( there are four pads on the front and two pads on the rear) was 89. I looked on ebay. I got the full set for 20.The pads arrived today so, i fitted the rear pads, after cleaning the brake caliper up. I cleaned the front caliper but decided the existing pads still had a lot of use in them after comparing them to the new pads. The pads i bought were Kyoto. I  have used this make of pads before and had no problems.

General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: March 01, 2021, 01:26:38 PM »
Great to hear from you Axlehop 2001. Really pleased you are well and riding. You made a good choice with the Honda. I had two Honda Deauvilles in the past and they were great machines. I still run my Honda Silverwing 600. I can understand your problems with servicing, i am able to service my machines, so, only visit the dealer for parts, but mostly i get Oil,Filters etc from ebay much cheaper. Iam up to 32300km on the cruisym , only use my bikes for pleasure riding, been retired a long time now , keep well and stay safe.

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