Post by thefranchise216 on May 6, 2013 17:39:03 GMT -5
Thanks guys. I'll look into it a bit more and see if I can figure it out. Checked the fuses and they look fine so I can rule that out. I'll update with anything new. I suppose I can still ride minus blinkers for now.. carefully.
Post by thefranchise216 on May 6, 2013 9:07:23 GMT -5
Hey all... I was hoping someone out there might know what my issue is. Here it goes:
Some of you may know, the Linhai 300 has audible turn signals. Well, yesterday my turn signals decided stop working in the middle of a ride. The part that has me confused is that the audible sound is still there. However, it's no longer the Beep, Beep, Beep, of the signal but rather a prolonged, held out Beeeeeeeeeeeep (until I return blinker switch to center).
So... prolonged, held out tone with blinkers/bulbs not flashing (on bike or on gauge cluster)
I a past disciple of the "make it perfect the first time" mentality I can attest to how you can get endlessly lost in the quest for perfection. Better to ride it now and improve it later. I believe the saying in India goes: "Do not let the excellent get in the way of the good"
Post by thefranchise216 on Mar 29, 2013 20:44:03 GMT -5
Thanks for the recommendations! I figure my best option is to use a GPS/smartphone app. I just have to make sure I'm on a stretch where I can hold a speed for a little bit.
i got a PA state police friend to use her radar gun on me.
I have a cop friend as well. I may have to call him for his services. If not for anything else, it could be fun. Lol
if you can ride at a steady speed on any of the freeways that have mileposts and have a watch with a way to measure seconds, time yourself between mileposts and divide that into 3600 which will give you exact miles per hour. example if your speed is 60 seconds between mileposts and you divide into 3600 it gives you exactly 60 mpg. it will work at any speed but best if you time between several mileposts and average those results. then simply see what percentage your speedometer is off by comparing the reading on the speedometer to the result of your calculation. obviously this won't work in town.
I'm tempted to give this a whirl just because it I'm curious if I can accurately calculate it. Haha. Thanks for the tip!
Post by thefranchise216 on Mar 28, 2013 16:58:33 GMT -5
From experience, I know that our 2-wheeled speedometers are notoriously optimistic by roughly 10%. My question is: What is the best/safest way to check how off a speedo is? I have a feeling I'm off by somewhere around 15% and I'd like to be able to know what my actual speed (or very close to it) is while riding. Thanks is advance!
Post by thefranchise216 on Mar 28, 2013 16:54:07 GMT -5
Thanks for the warm welcome!
prodigit... I hear you buddy. The little 250 Ninja was a shifting PIA! Just to cruise down the road to the gas station I had to hit 5th. I'm definitely not going to miss that at all. I may not be seen as riding something as "cool" (not that 250's are seen as cool) but I'll be smiling as I'm kicking my feet up on the floorboard! Haha
Post by thefranchise216 on Mar 27, 2013 15:59:17 GMT -5
Hi all! I've been browsing around ScootDawg for a while and finally saw the link to join the forum here. I picked up my second scooter yesterday - a Linhai Aeolus 300. I started out riding a 150 early last year for a few months, decided I wanted a motorcycle so I picked up an '05 250 Ninja and now here I am... back on a scoot! I just find the joy of riding without worrying about all the other things on a bike much more enjoyable. Nothing like sitting back and enjoying the ride! Glad to be a part of the forum and looking forward to swapping stories and learning a ton of new things.