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Sym Symphony / Re: alternative tire size for symphony st200i
« Last post by capetowngal on Today at 07:11:35 AM »
100/80/16
pirelli
ScootDr Cape Town - replacement for one slashed tyre.
price: R747.83

i had the same as you, and the bike shop DrScoot replaced my one slashed tyre with this one.

Tip: don't just do one tyre, cause its a big higher and makes driving really hard. I had to tube the tyre myself personally and incur an additional cost.


I drove in there as my tyre was flat, with the promise it would be looked at urgently. 7 days later i got her back, with a major service included as well! Gosh didn't even realise I asked of that, after me and my mother told them only to do the tyre and spark plug.
Spark wasn't changed either, causing me to miss appointments the following week when i couldn't start it, and lots of emails, i ended up hiring another mechanic to visit me at home and repair (which was a spark plug replacement). Carb is dirty too.

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Unbelievable - I figured the reason out myself.
The bike shop DrScoot, have admitted to me on email that they did not finish the major service just completed.

NO SPARK PLUG
the spark was not replaced, and i had to do it myself.

The oil for the engine and the gear - not replaced on major service

Carb - Not looked at, there are gaps in the engines performance, and now my exhaust is exploding as well. Sounds like a cat purring, like intermittent.

i am getting much less fuel per tank
and the fuel is rich, can smell it

The new tyre that they replaced as well, was the wrong size - that opened another can of worms in performance for me, and I was forced to tube that tyre myself, and learn to drive with the different wheel being higher in the front, so i had it swopped around. The wheel rim was not cleaned and full of corrosion still.

What was funny, is that the owner of ScootDr, came to my bike to show me how to start it, my squeezing the throttle and repeatedly trying to start the bike in front of me, when all along the spark plug had not been replaced.

I was charged by the way for all of these things. And I have been there for a service before, so a very scary thing to be on the road as a girl, and not have secure driving, no new oil in my engine, and no spark, and also the wheel being shaky and nothing was checked properly, but never pay for your service before collection! Little problem having another person settle your bill from overseas that was widely abused here, and also being a woman is never on my side.
I am starting to learn how to repair myself, and having a basic tool kit on hand helps.

This form is of course another life saver.

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HD200 / Auto choke/by starter
« Last post by miri88 on Today at 12:47:04 AM »
Can anyone provide a link of a good or original automatic choke? I canít seem to find it an original one or at least one that will work for sym...

Thanks In advance
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Symba / Re: Symba Clutch repair
« Last post by Jermy on February 24, 2021, 01:03:00 AM »
I'm entirely interested in that. Starting to have some clutch slipping issues and I'm having a hard time finding enlightening info on how to resolve them.
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Symba / Selling my 2015 Sym Symba
« Last post by Raymond Schilke on February 23, 2021, 06:37:36 PM »
I am getting ready to sell my 2015 Sym Symba. I bought a Honda Monkey and my wife is too scared to drive the Symba so it just sits in the garage. It is blue and white and runs great. It has 2265 miles, newer tires and battery is about 1 year old. Starts very easy and is fun as expected from these great bikes. If it sits for a couple weeks you may have to use the kick start for one or 2 kicks to get her going but after that it is all electric starts. It has never been wrecked or dropped even. Just did an oil change so she is all set to go. I figured I would post it here first before posting on craigslist. Most people don't know how great these bikes are. It has some scuffs on the center cross member plastic where lazy feet have been dragged across but other than that she looks great. I will try to buff them out in the morning. I did cut off the rear passenger hand bar between the front and rear seat so I could have more room to sit back and be comfortable. I will post pics tomorrow. Nobody has these great bikes for sale anymore but this would be a great find for someone that wants one. I have averaged about 75-85 MPG and it goes 52 MPH (radar verified by my son the cop) with enough straight away. 1800.00 US OBO and it is located in the Fort Myers Florida area. Must be able to pick up the bike as I can't deliver. If you want additional info just sent me a message. Thanks for looking,
Ray
This is a link to see the pics of the bike. I can't figure how to put them here.   https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1380137395669338/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
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General Discussion / Re: Extra plug in Lance Cabo 200 battery compartment?
« Last post by Todder on February 22, 2021, 06:49:15 PM »
Hey scooter experts...new to me Lance Cabo needed new battery and I found an extra orphan plug in there?  Anyone know what this is?  where it belongs?   it runs ok being unplugged?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CazG9llE2_YV_OcZfgtUAzA-MHuMzYcS/view?usp=sharing

Apparently this is the diagnostic OBD port...a visit to the store set me right...not deleting out of humility :-)
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SYM Joyride / Joyride 125 maintenance
« Last post by folagana on February 21, 2021, 02:17:57 PM »
Hi to all

I'm preparing to do a full service of my old joyride 125, I would like to change even the fork oil due the fact the left seal is leaking but I don't have the user manual, so I don't know the amount of oil I should fill in. I do suppose it should 10W

thanks in advance... and sorry for my english
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General Discussion / Extra plug in Lance Cabo 200 battery compartment?
« Last post by Todder on February 21, 2021, 06:38:50 AM »
Hey scooter experts...new to me Lance Cabo needed new battery and I found an extra orphan plug in there?  Anyone know what this is?  where it belongs?   it runs ok being unplugged?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CazG9llE2_YV_OcZfgtUAzA-MHuMzYcS/view?usp=sharing
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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« Last post by Tromper on February 16, 2021, 01:33:44 PM »
That just means you have to ride faster to widen the gap again.

...or old age and dementia are catching up with me.
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General Discussion / Re: CruiSYM 300
« Last post by Sylar 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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