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    Jeff Wilson life member Jeffsride's Avatar
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    Scooter Birthday

    On this day 5 years ago today I picked my scooter up at the dealer. The scooter now has 49000km on it and has gone on flawlessly. The recalls - side stand switch, cam chain tensioner, luggage rack and the switches have all been done. I am waiting to do the brake line till I am ready to do the brake fluid (next year) I will have the dealer do just the front line and fluid and I will do the back.

    My own maintenance I have done

    At the 25000km (15000 mile) point

    Brake fluid front and back
    The belt
    Rear chain adjuster and gear oil
    Air filter
    Brake pads
    An adjustment to the parking brake
    Washed the scooter (first and last time) Platinum Bronze does not show dirt
    I have changed the oil and filter 6 times

    I am on my 3rd back tire and my 4th front tire

    3 low beam bulbs

    Coming soon (December) I will be stripping the bike down (all that plastic) and replacing the transmission fluid you have to drop the radiator and exhaust (so the manual says) my goal is to get 1000 more to roll 50000. I will then do a new belt rear chain adjuster and whatever else I see need doing such as valve adjustment.

    Oh by the way, I don't trust dealers for service as they are not doing what they are supposed to do. If you read other posts the dealers are doing a lot of work not needed costing the consumer.

    The way the maintenance schedule is written you have to read between the lines sometimes to understand it
    Jeff
    A bad day on the C650 GT scooter is better than the best day at work

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    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
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    Nice to hear your enjoying the scooter so much
    OM
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    rsbeemer 22600's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday

    And kudos for doing your own maintenance. I agree that if you don't do it yourself, you won't know for sure if it was done. Keep up the good work and let us know when you break 100k.
    1978 R100rs MOA#22600 125cc Kymco , 180cc Kymco Racing King
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