Interesting more for the fact that it shows how cheap fuel injection systems are getting. Or at least that's what I assume, as Lance seems to be putting their name on the cheap Sym bikes (China made Syms?) while leaving it on the higher end product under the Sym name.
Looks good, hopefully you'll get the bugs out. That said, two things:
1• I hate that the page navigation is only at the top of the listings, only because I don't want to scroll up just to move to the next page 2• The pictures on the 50cc performance exhaust are reversed
Final note, having ordered one of those exhausts from you, you might want to indicate that it won't fit the dual shock scooters (well, at least not the Bintelli Havoc), as the additional shock mounting hardware effectively makes the bike wider. Is it possible to order just the muffler? While I've made mine work (well, almost, gotta fab up new brackets), I'm thinking I'd like to build my own pipe in the future, and just need a muffler for it.
Stumbles in, "Hmmm, forgot about my scooter, and this place, more or less. Been busy with other things, but time to resurrect it. Got a bunch of parts from Dan because just cleaning the carb and putting fresh gas in it would be boring. So, here's the run down and questions, we'll add photos another time."
CDI Uni Filter Plug, do I need to do anything to it, ie grease or anything, before I screw it in? Performance exhaust (this came from Scrappy), most definitely not bolt on, partially because of a manufacturing issue, largely because I've got a dual shock rear, pipe's now rebent, just need some new bracketry Coil Keihin carb, prolly should rejet, there any agreement on the best for a 50cc with these upgrades? Fuel filter since it can't hurt
I think that's everything. Now just have to get time and motivation to get this going. Oh, and need a new battery, one terminal on mine is corroded, and I'm going to see ifn I can't squeeze a slightly larger one into the box. If I turn the battery around, I should be able to get just a slightly larger battery in there, I think... Measure, gotta measure. Also got a few lights to add to the bike.
Yeah, need to get my in gear and get back on the road.
They are in China, so not only would you have to pay the shipping but have a US Customs Bond and get the product cleared through EPA.
You would be better buying local so you have a relationship with a company after the sale.
Nods, "I was really hoping to find a good manufacturer, so there was the possibility of turning it into a business. Hmmm, maybe find a good scooter and ATV company and see ifn they can't create one from parts."
Happen to stumble upon them, and they have the trike i want for $999, about half the price anyone else is quoting. Yeah, i know, too good to be true and all that, but still.... Even if that doesn't include shipping (haven't bothered to check), it'd still come in cheaper than the other dealers.
So, any of y'all heard anything good or bad 'bout them?
That is nice. Bet it makes the scooter ride a bit smoother too.
Not so much, but handy it is.
So, while i'm here, lets do an update. Had a bit of work done, 5 gram rollers specifically. Was going to get it re-jetted, but ran into a problem there, its a 72, and apparently this carb doesn't have an adjustable needle, so they couldn't get it to work right. Not sure what i'll do as i'm considering upgrading to a 150 reverse trike next year, prolly wait until i get started on the project scooter, and use that as a guinea pig. Still, the rollers are working out great, i would've gone with a 1 gram drop, but Dave swears by 5 grams on a 50cc. I have to admit, i'm not regretting it, i might've lost 1 or 2 miles on flat ground, i've never paid that close attention to my speed, but i'd swear that on hills i'm picking up a lot, possibly as much as 5MPH, and considering the amount of hills i face, that's a great thing.
Here, have a pic of the scooter last night at work
Yes, it really is locked to a pallet. We've got 4 pallets and 3 racks of clearance plants where i usually park, so i've had to make do. 47˚ here this morn, i need to wear the heavy gloves i think, and if it goes down much more, i'll have to put the liner in my jacket. By Jan i'm going to need something heavier and waterproof to where if i'm going to continue riding.
Oh, one bit of a problem, turn signal switch broke on the way home, have to find out if that's covered by the warranty. Flipped it to the left to trigger the hazards (right signal was already on) and the lever broke off. That's annoying, i'm guessing that the cold had something to do with it.
You can try to change the mode of transportation from car to walking or bicycling and see what it will show you.
Tried, but running into the same basic problems, rigid refusal to let you use freeways, you can see it on my trip to Memphis, any non freeway option sends you south of the I55 bridge to the first non-freeway/interstate bridge on both GMaps and MapQuest. Considering the size of the trip, i need a good, solid estimate of trip length. Ideally a mapping solution would allow me to build a route dot by dot and tell me the mileage.
try mapquest.com you can type in where you are starting from where you are going to, filters for no freeways etc. and can also click and drag the route if you want to take a different way than it shows.
Can't hurt to try, but the running problem with Gmaps is that it will fight you in every way possible, if you set it to avoid highways, it won't let you adjust your route to use one, and if you don't tell it to, it'll fight to use one every time, no matter how stupid it is.
Anyone recommend an online site or a program for this? Considering scootering to the convention i just got home from, but want to compare routes for mileage and such. And this all assumes i've upgraded to at least a 150 by then. The wrinkle is that i'm not expecting to use the interstates to make the trip from Hazelwood MO to Olive Branch MS, and while Waze is great for that on my phone while i'm on the road (aside from massive battery drain), trip planning with it isn't so good. Google Maps on the other hand is rigid about its routes, you either take the interstate, or if you choose no highways, it'll go far out of its way to avoid them (my guess its adding about 75 miles to this trip). I need something i can use on my computer that has Waze's intelligence really.
Grumbles, "Ok, The Scooter of War is in the shop, its always been a bit of a dog on hills, but it got worse Mon morning, right down to struggling to move from a stop. Bringing it to the shop, my flat ground top speed was barely over 25, and i could swear the back end was trying to get out from under me to the left. Its tried that before, but only occasionally, and it was easy to blame it on the road considering how crappy Missouri roads are, but... Any how, i'm going on vacation, and hopefully it'll be right as rain when i get back."
I take it they promised you that it was a hot exhaust? Guess you thought they only meant look and sound.
Seriously though, while i wouldn't know where to find the problem, i'd approach it by looking for a wiring diagram, there's prolly a generic 50cc one in the tech files section here. From there i would starting testing for voltage and working your way back (towards the main fuse) until you find the problem. Pain in the and time consuming, but its prolly the best bet.