Hi all, as this forum is for sharing, I thought it would be nice to let you all know of some of the jobs I have undertaken on my scoot that may help others in the future. This is not me showing off as to be honest, before my bike, I struggled knowing how to change a spark plug, its just some of the things that have happened are not run of the mill so I know if it happens to someone else it will be tricky for them to find advice
Changing Throttle Cable - Have had to do this twice and its not for the faint hearted. Before you try it, contact me as there are a few pointers you need to watch out for.
Scooter Engine Starts but scooter only creeps forward - This problem happened to me recently and flummoxed me as the enginne sounded perfect and throttle worked fine, but the scooter only moved at less than 1 mph. The solution was that the carb diaphragm was not seated properly and there was not a proper seal. After I checked that, it worked like a dream.
Ignition Changed - I had my bike stolen and had to re-wire the whole of the front wiring loom and change the ignition barrel so I unfortunately know more than I should about this!
Seat locks - I know of 2 different types within the same manufacturer so its not as simple as 'getting a new lock' also this means ignition assemblies are not the same, something that I found out the hard way!