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« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2020, 10:57:24 PM »
Sounds fun.
I've always appreciated popular places when they're deserted.

On Wednesday it was raining slightly, so I had my run to the coast. After the high temperatures we have been having recently it was a pleasant ride, I don't mind a bit of rain, recently parking here was a little crowded, but Wednesday only me here. A cup of tea, a biscuit and a nice cigar, then a pleasant ride home.
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« Reply #151 on: June 11, 2020, 02:49:12 AM »
I took the Sym to the dealers yesterday, it was booked in because I could not remove the rear wheel. I arrived,as arranged three weeks ago, at nine a.m.  The dealer said the wrong tyre has been sent, so it could take a couple of days for the correct tyre to arrive, this, despite me having told him the tyre I wanted just four days ago. I now have to wait for them to contact me when my bike is ready.

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« Reply #152 on: June 12, 2020, 11:58:46 AM »
Well heck.  Annoying enough.  I suspect it wasn't on their agenda either if you're going to leave it there. 
Dealers (around here/heavily urbanized) don't like to keep extra bikes around since space is at a premium.

I'm guessing the tire size isn't real common in your area?

I took the Sym to the dealers yesterday, it was booked in because I could not remove the rear wheel. I arrived,as arranged three weeks ago, at nine a.m.  The dealer said the wrong tyre has been sent, so it could take a couple of days for the correct tyre to arrive, this, despite me having told him the tyre I wanted just four days ago. I now have to wait for them to contact me when my bike is ready.
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« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2020, 12:01:40 PM »
I got a phone call at three p.m. Telling me my bike was ready. New tyre fitted, and they say no problems. Anyway bike is back that is all i care about. Normally when i take the wheel off and have a new tyre fitted it costs 63, the dealer charged me 111. I suppose that is resonable. The tyre size is pretty common on a lot of scooters in the UK, it was the make i was not happy with.
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« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2020, 11:38:57 PM »
Glad you're back up and running Sy.
No clue as to what's reasonable for installs in your neck of the woods.
Seems to run $40-$50 with the wheel off the bike around here, so if costs are similar a bit extra for them taking it off seems reasonable.
I had someone else get the rear off the blue HD the first time around.  It was very stuck.  Since then I have no major problems taking it off.
The red one (mostly used by wife) was stuck but I did get it to concede with a large rubble mallet and curses in a couple different languages.

I got a phone call at three p.m. Telling me my bike was ready. New tyre fitted, and they say no problems. Anyway bike is back that is all i care about. Normally when i take the wheel off and have a new tyre fitted it costs 63, the dealer charged me 111. I suppose that is resonable. The tyre size is pretty common on a lot of scooters in the UK, it was the make i was not happy with.
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« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2020, 03:18:56 AM »
Hello Tromper, why I could not get the rear wheel off still baffles me. At least hearing that someone else had the same trouble with a Sym makes me feel a little better. That is the first time in thirty years that I have let someone else do any work on any bike I have owned.

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« Reply #156 on: June 14, 2020, 03:32:26 PM »
If it's structured the same way as the rear is on the HD, & I suspect it is, the corrosion can get over a wide area. 
The folks who got mine off commented it was a true PITA, & came down to just plain lots of force and soaking it with appropriate solutions.  Which is pretty much what I had to do to remove the one on the red one.   Having had the blue one's rear off i could see where I needed to whack it and where to use some penetrating oil.  I haven't had a problem with either since then.

Hello Tromper, why I could not get the rear wheel off still baffles me. At least hearing that someone else had the same trouble with a Sym makes me feel a little better. That is the first time in thirty years that I have let someone else do any work on any bike I have owned.
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« Reply #157 on: June 25, 2020, 07:47:45 AM »
Had my run to the coast yesterday. We in the UK are not used to such high temperatures it was 81f. I do not enjoy riding in weather like this, I prefer a cloudy day, or even a bit of rain. Today it is in the 90's in my garden,no riding today. I can feel the difference with the new rear tyre and very confident throwing the bike in the bends,160 mls on the new tyre up to now


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« Reply #158 on: July 22, 2020, 10:10:36 AM »
Just clocked up 24000km today. I really am impressed with this SYM. It is my number one bikel now, I find I can really lean it over in the bends and it  will cruise all day at sixty mph. Although my Silver wing is running okay again now,it is the Sym I prefer.

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« Reply #159 on: July 22, 2020, 11:01:13 PM »
Bit more of a contrast, but overall I ride my HD200 more than my Burgman 650 but I usually end up with more miles in a year on the big burger.
Different thing though, the U.S. driving vs. UK.

Just clocked up 24000km today. I really am impressed with this SYM. It is my number one bikel now, I find I can really lean it over in the bends and it  will cruise all day at sixty mph. Although my Silver wing is running okay again now,it is the Sym I prefer.
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« Reply #160 on: July 23, 2020, 12:21:06 PM »
I visited the USA many times, on Vacation, about fifteen since i last visited. Usually hired a car and drove places, so i understand the differance in our roadways. Personally i prefer country lanes and back roads to Freeways, especially on two wheels. Driving on long straight roads is okay in a car, but boring on two wheels.

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« Reply #161 on: July 23, 2020, 10:45:48 PM »
That's a part of why I haven't done an iron butt..sure bragging rights, but exhaustion and boredom..not my cup o tea.

I visited the USA many times, on Vacation, about fifteen since i last visited. Usually hired a car and drove places, so i understand the differance in our roadways. Personally i prefer country lanes and back roads to Freeways, especially on two wheels. Driving on long straight roads is okay in a car, but boring on two wheels.
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« Reply #162 on: August 16, 2020, 11:44:06 AM »
I bought a top box carrier for my Cruisym and a top box (a Shad). Fitting instuctions were pretty straight forward ( i thought). I fitted both to the bike after a couple of months i noticed the top box bracket was breaking, through the vibration caused when riding. On closer inspection i realised i had not fitted the central support bolt. It was my fault for not reading the leaflet for fitting, carefully enough. After drilling a hole i discovered that there was a captive nut passing through the frame of the bike ( no mention of this in the fitting leaflet), i have now fitted the bracket correctly after repairing it first. I suppose the advice of measuring twice, and cutting once, applies to reading instuctions too !!. Nearly at 25,000 km now so will be doing the service soon.   

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« Reply #163 on: August 17, 2020, 01:38:40 AM »
Glad ya got it fixed Sy,

Wish this forum were more picture friendly, so I could ask ya to post a pic; but alas it only takes (some not all) externally hosted stuff.

I bought a top box carrier for my Cruisym and a top box (a Shad). Fitting instuctions were pretty straight forward ( i thought). I fitted both to the bike after a couple of months i noticed the top box bracket was breaking, through the vibration caused when riding. On closer inspection i realised i had not fitted the central support bolt. It was my fault for not reading the leaflet for fitting, carefully enough. After drilling a hole i discovered that there was a captive nut passing through the frame of the bike ( no mention of this in the fitting leaflet), i have now fitted the bracket correctly after repairing it first. I suppose the advice of measuring twice, and cutting once, applies to reading instuctions too !!. Nearly at 25,000 km now so will be doing the service soon.   
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« Reply #164 on: August 22, 2020, 02:43:51 AM »
When I got home from my weekly run to the coast speedo showed exactly 25000 km. I did the oil change, and cleaned the variator filter, the spark plug was cleaned, gap was okay. Their is no oil filter.

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