Im a Michelin type a guy My needs may be a little more aggressive than others, I absolutely love these tires and is my go to for my 150 from now on.
According to Amazon, you can get these tires for bit cheaper than City Grips. The price difference isn't much, but is how does the performance and tread life compare to City Grips?
Here is some better details on the Power Pure from Chaparral motor sports. The Power Pure is about as racy as a Scooter tire gets. harder compound in the center and softer on the sides, I would venture to guess the less racy city grip would outlast the Power pure, my preference for my riding is a stick racy tire and I really don't care that much of the milage, the 8 or 9 whatever HP scoot can't blaze these tires so they last plenty long enough for me.
Don't get me wrong Pete I wouldn't live there either. I spent six years in Brooklyn with Sara until we moved to the boonies upstate. I rode bicycles in Manhattan with her many times after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and it was a zoo. Given the traffic there a few thousand scooters instead of cars could only help the congestion and create a boom economy for scooter repairs. There are scads of bicycle shops and a few more scooter joints would be a welcome addition.
But thats logical common sense, we must make things more complicated and feel good on the other left coast.
I own and keep a cheap mountain bike at one of my favorite isla dive destinations, its the best way to get around colonial latin islands and cities and rent a scooter when I have to. and when I don't belong on the road I pay the taxi....
I would suggest dropping the fork tubes and having a look see. The or my or most of these have Two Pinch Bolts but the Fork Tube is only located by One in that Clamp. The relief in my upper tube wasn't correct so they just used impact and rammed in the bolt so the front end was tweeked. Drop and check yours, use the axle to square things up, unless something is actually bent witch is unlikely you should be able to make happy..
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2018 19:24:02 GMT -5 by pistonguy
Ok the common household Razor blade is .010" thick and you need like .003"-.004" your off by a mile, but that does Not matter because you have suffered a Major Internal failure. The engine was locked up and you simply freed it up, that did Not solve what caused the engine to lock up to begin with, one Must find and Fix that problem. Honestly you do not have the tools and knowhow so your best course of action would be to buy a complete new engine and install. cuz yo can jack with what you have forever but she aint never gunna run the way it is.. That Grinding Noise is Yelling at you that she is all over, sounding more and more like the lower end crank bearings are junk and came apart and knocked the cam chain off. good luck..