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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: February 16, 2021, 01:31:11 PM »
On Friday i thought i would go for a ridearound, tried starting the SYM engine spins but will not fire up. Got on the Silverwing ,fired first time and off i went. Whilst riding i was thinking what could be wrong with the Sym? It suddenly hit me that maybe i had not pulled the brake lever in to start up. When i got home i sat on the Sym and pulled the brake lever in and it fired first time.My only excuse is, i fit handlebar covers in winter, and possibly that was the reason, either that, or old age and dementia are catching up with me.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: February 08, 2021, 04:00:26 AM »
Although in the UK, we are having some really heavy snowfalls, where I live, in the North West, we seem to be missing the worst of it. Fortunately I can still get out some days, I had a run of 85 km yesterday not much traffic on the roads and banks of snow only on the highest hills, but a bitterly cold wind, Iam really glad I have my Keis heated vest and heated handlebar grips.

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General Discussion / Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« on: February 07, 2021, 04:40:47 AM »
All very technical. I also used to set points in the distributor when we had HT coils as well. I also run a Honda Silver wing 600 and the only time I have had breakdowns it has been electrical problems. All very well when everything is working okay but, a real problem when things go wrong. Machines of today are not meant for home maintainance, "take it to your dealer" is the mantra.

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General Discussion / Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« on: February 06, 2021, 01:31:22 PM »
I know the principles behind ABS but, how does Traction control work, Thoppa ?

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General Discussion / Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« on: January 31, 2021, 12:37:57 PM »
I saw that SYM had updated the Cruisym, now called an alpha, i think. It seems they have introduced an electronic dash panel and changed the halogen headlights to L.E.D. That was one of my niggles, having the speedo in Km instead of M.P.H. My Cruisym 300 will be three years old in May, so i will not be changing it just yet. I got my info from You Tube.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: January 29, 2021, 01:25:50 PM »
I 've been managing to get a few rides in, between the snow and rain showers we keep having. The engine warning light finally went out. I have done 430km since the service and everything running smoothly. I run my Silverwing 600 once a week just to keep the battery topped up( i do have a charger) but prefer to to give the bike a run on the road. We are still in Lockdown and, are not supposed to leave home unless shopping. As far as iam concerned riding my bike is my exercise, i do think the police cars i see think i might be a delivery driver, so leave me alone.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: January 16, 2021, 12:50:01 PM »
After a couple of rain filled days the clouds finally parted and i went for a run around on the Silverwing, just 20miles and a slight drizzle, on coming home i decided to do the same run on the Sym. All running okay( engine warning light still on). My wife and i had our coronovis vaccination shots last night ( Pfizer) apart from slight headache, no problems. We are still in Lockdown, no real problem for us.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: January 08, 2021, 01:15:56 PM »
We had a light fall of snow today, but, i wanted to change the final drive oil ( last job of 30000km service)  so had a little runaround to warm the engine up, then changed the oil. Each time i change the final drive oil the engine warning light comes on, it did it again today. My theory is, the pressure drops in the final drive, and it takes a few rides to put pressure up again.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: January 05, 2021, 12:59:39 PM »
Fitted new belt and Sliders Yesterday. A lot of dust inside casing, cleaned everything up with brake cleaning spray. Had a run round today and everything seems okay. We are into total Lockdown as from tomorrow so do not know when i will get out again.Let us hope this vaccine they have got works as well as we are told it will.Stay safe everyone, it will end one day!

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:04:51 PM »
That's the problem isn't it Tromper. You cannot see the wear on the clutch, belt, sliders etc until you take things apart. I was out for a little ride around today although it was foggy, and snow in some areas, cold, but only just above freezing, so not that bad.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: December 27, 2020, 11:39:42 AM »
I was nearly at 30,000km today so went for a short ride around ( in the rain). Got home and mileage at 30028km. Changed the engine oil and cleaned the oil filter. Put new air filter in and cleaned crankcase filter and crankcase breather pipe. Still to do ; final drive oil,  fit new drive belt and fit new set of rollers. Might wait for better weather to finish service.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: December 02, 2020, 12:50:15 PM »
How nice to hear from you Aexhop2001. I often wondered how you were, with this virus and all, good to hear you are well and still enjoying your cruisym. With the things you do, the bigger bike might suit you better. I have been using my Silverwing 600 a bit more recently, and i have to be careful as it has double the engine power of the Cruisym. I will soon be doing the 30000km service on my cruisym, i have the oil, airfilter, a new belt and a new set of rollers ready to fit. It looks like we will soon be having some snow ,so, that might stop me getting out as much. Anyway glad you are okay, stay safe.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: November 17, 2020, 01:22:33 PM »
Hi Tromper, i have heated handlebar grips and i also have Keis heated inner gloves and boot liners, but i do not like the cables running down my arm and legs so , rarely use them. It is still in the fifies (F) but set to get a lot colder in the near future. Hope you stay well and keep safe. I have been on my Silverwing 600 lately, just to keep everything loosened up and running free.

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General Discussion / Re: Bike died
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:03:24 PM »
I would start with basics, only two things needed Spark and fuel. If you take spark plug out is it wet ? if so, fuel is getting through. Take spark plug out, keep plug lead on, Lay spark plug against metal part of engine ,tun ignition on and see if there is a spark. At least with this method you will know whether it is electrical or fuel that is the problem.

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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:35:14 AM »
Just topped 28200 kms. Getting colder now, layering up no longer warm enough , time to get my Keis heated vest out again. Many clear sunny days in between the cloudy rainy days ,so a lot of good rides. The Sym is performing really well, I think it is well run in now, always get 90+ m.p. g.and a pleasure to ride. We are in "lockdown" again, so not suppose to leave home except to exercise, well riding is my exercise One other point is it uses no oil in between oil changes, I check oil level weekly.

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