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Symba / My third car is a Symba
« on: February 28, 2015, 12:12:40 AM »
My daily driver car developed a coolant leak last night. I couldn't get to where it was leaking (engine bay is packed in tight German car, what do you expect?). Therefore, it was out of commission today, since I've heard that water-cooled engines need coolant to survive.

My backup car has no coolant either, but that's because it is an air-cooled 2-cylinder Honda N600 car. But it currently has carb issues. So, that wouldn't do.

So, before I was relegated to taking the bus (not the worst option as I happen to live near a fairly active bus hub), I had my Symba to thank for getting me around today. My huge basket mounted on the back of my Carter Bros. long rack, plus a small basket on the front (thanks to a front rack supplied by Cam at Scooter Seals) made the Symba the perfect vehicle for my Friday chores (before the rain started). The post office, grocery store, recycling center... it did so reliably, smoothly and effortlessly. I usually don't use the Symba much for running errands, just to ride around for kicks, but today it made itself very useful.

I like it when things just work out nicely like that.

Symba / The weather wimp
« on: February 22, 2015, 12:37:11 PM »
56 degrees with an 80% chance of rain? Guess my Symba gets to sleep in this weekend.  :(

I envy your weather hardiness, Rich.

Symba / Symba Trike
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:20:49 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a Symba Trike before? I saw a Honda Supercub trike on Google Images, and it looked pretty great. I wonder how well it rides.

Is the trike conversion even possible for a Symba? (Don't they sell "trike kits" for certain bikes?)

Just curious!

Symba / Bikes of Burden and Carrying Cambodia
« on: July 09, 2014, 02:11:09 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted here before...

So, you're feeling good after you brought home a few groceries on your Symba, huh?

If you ever wanted to see how much stuff (or how many people) could potentially be (often, very hazardously) placed on a bike that is very similar to a Symba in size and power (most of these are Honda SuperCubs or derivations of that model), check out these books, "Bikes of Burden" and "Carrying Cambodia," by Hans Kemp. I bought both and am fascinated with what I have seen. I tried to put direct links to the images, but they don't seem to work, so here's the main site just click on "Bikes Of Burden Art Prints" for the images...

Symba / LED on speedometer
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:44:50 PM »
Hi all, very minor problem to ask about.

 When I activate my turn signals, the LED turn signal indicator on the speedometer flashes along with it, but only does so for the right side flashers. If I activate my turn signals to turn left, the LED on the speedometer does not flash along.

Is it a quick fix, like a little disconnected wire somewhere? Curious.


Symba / Got my new Symba!!
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:23:12 PM »
Hey folks! I got my new Symba today! Wonderful bike, handles great, very much reminds me of my CT90 which was Cub-based.

The shifter's a little tougher to engage, but I think that's 'cause it's sooo new. I am so happy to have such wonderful transportation. Can't wait to accessorize the bike and do some long runs after the break in period's over. Exciting!!

You'll be hearing a lot more from me in the near future. Happy riding everyone.

Symba / How much was your Symba? (And 2010 vs. 2012)
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:30:03 PM »
Hi all,

As I expressed in my previous post, I am on the verge of purchasing a new Symba. My CT70 is already for sale on Craigslist.

I've found a few brand new 2010 models for $1,950 and $2,000 at a couple local dealers. Out the door after taxes and prep, it's about $2,300. Is that a great deal, good deal, fair deal, or lousy deal...?

I'm just curious to know how much you paid for yours (if bought new). Also, does anyone know the specific differences between the 2010 and 2012 models? I was told that the turn signals are chrome, or something to that effect, but if it's worth the extra money to get a 2012 model, I will.

Thanks for your help.

Symba / New guy here: Thinking about getting a Symba
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:24:47 PM »
Hi there,

First time poster, long time rider...of Honda CTs. I'm aiming to replace my beloved 1992 Honda CT70 with a Symba in the near future. The Trail 70 is a great bike, but I'm noticing that the smaller frame isn't conducive to my riding style. I need something a bit more comfy. I also used to own a 1973 CT90 but had sold it years ago when I needed some money.

From what I understand, the Symba is very similar to the CTs (and the Passport). For those who have experience with the CT70/CT90, what differences (better or worse) could I be expecting with a Symba? (For instance, I was told that the shifter on the Symba is much stiffer or notchier to engage than it is on a Honda CT.)

I'm excited at the prospect of having a new Symba in my garage in the next few weeks as summer begins to roll around; I need a fun bike for the season and I'm hoping the Symba is it.

Any comments/advice from past/present Honda CT riders who are now Symba would be totally appreciated.

And hopefully I'll get my Symba and be more active here in the near future!

Thanks, Wal

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