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Technical | How To / Re: 2011 Maxxer 450i fuel pump
« Last post by CROSSBOLT on Today at 06:46:27 PM »
Unplug fuel pump, apply 12 volt directly to pump wires and see if it runs.

Karl
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General Discussion / Re: Scooters and ABS
« Last post by CROSSBOLT on Today at 06:29:53 PM »
Good question! I think everyone would like to hear about this.

Karl
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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Piaggio came today....
« Last post by Stig on Today at 04:07:26 PM »
So how do you decide which scooter to ride? What a nice dilemma to be in.  8)

Took out the LIKE the other morning. The actual ride comfort of my LIKE was matched only by the weighty Forza (440lbs) and Burgman beast (500lbs) - that big ol' goofy looking seat that I built for the LIKE is so comfortable !!
As I've said before , the LIKE may be banging around beneath me over rough stuff - but I'm barely feeling it in the seat.
I kept adding foam to hide that pan ridge and to widen the seat, until I got something truly ugly but more plush and supportive (side-to-side) than any 2-wheel seat I've ever sat upon. At 6'3" my knees are well back form the bars. It's like a big long, straight Vespa seat. But, ugly.

The Piaggio is easy to keep clean, and to service (so far) - but I will probably park it through the winter months when there might be even a hint of salt residue on the roads. The LIKE with it's big YUASA will be used then.
The Liberty's tiny battery box is the only gripe I've found so far. There aren't any more powerful conventional batteries that will fit in that small space. But if I'm not riding it in the dead of winter - it's probably of no consequence. I was going to swap over the Burgman's battery-tender pigtail before it went on the truck - but it was too hard to get at. BTW - Portland says the scoot has yet to arrive. (loaded onto the truck 8 days ago - due to arrive today according to the paper-work)

Braking in the Piaggio, and adding some essentials. Replacing the 'sporty' black mirrors with Piaggio chrome (standard on the non-S models),  replaced the black heat shield with a metallic silver (again, standard on the non-S model)....and of course had to have a nice little 6-legged AGIP logo belt cover emblem!
Looking forward to the first oil and filter change...and the valves!

The possible resale value of the LIKE is so small, at 4+ yrs and pushing 13,000 miles - and I have so many new spares - I'll probably hang onto it for awhile. Maybe years? It is like new to me - and worth keeping.

Stig
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General Discussion / Scooters and ABS
« Last post by PaulF on Today at 04:05:14 PM »
Has anyone here been on a scooter with ABS and had to stop in a hurry?  Just wondering how a two wheel machine acts when the ABS is activated.   I had a car with ABS and really did not like it especially as I traveled off road a lot it activated all the time when braking on loose gravel or wet clay.  At least most of the adventure bikes now that has ABS are able to turn the system when traveling off road.
I have been more that happy with the brakes on the LIKE and in the few times when I had to apply full brakes I have never had a problem but I also realize when I upgrade most scooters now are using ABS and CBS.

Paul
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General Discussion / Re: Swerve n curve scooter rally
« Last post by PaulF on Today at 03:55:21 PM »
That looks like so much fun and just spent some time going through the galleries.  There are some really good looking scooters there.
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General Discussion / Re: Swerve n curve scooter rally
« Last post by Stig on Today at 02:02:24 PM »
That photo of all those scoots lined up along that oceanfront road.....is amazing stuff.
In the past several weeks I've seen a nice gold Vespa at a art fair in my coffee village....and old Joe ripping around on his skinned up red Reflex.
When I  need to see some scooters I go look at the 10 or so at my local dealer (Kymco, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha & Kawasaki .....no Italians)
Haven't  seen my neighbor or his wife on their LIKE200i 's this year.
After I started riding my LIKE every day to work, all year, 4 neighbors bought motorcycles and Darryl bought the pair of LIKE200I's.
Coincidence, probably.
Stig
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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Piaggio came today....
« Last post by TroutBum on Today at 01:57:41 PM »
So how do you decide which scooter to ride? What a nice dilemma to be in.  8)
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LIKE 200i / Re: Dr Pulley Update
« Last post by TroutBum on Today at 01:55:02 PM »
That's great you are still getting the mpg range you have before the Dr Pulley install. Now you can have your cake and eat it too. 
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Super 8 / Re: 2013 Kymco Super 8 2t Tuning Upgrade Help
« Last post by freemo on Today at 12:59:36 PM »
Guys,

Have you got any instructions on how or what to do with the leftover air valve that connects to the stock exhaust as I am replacing with a LeoVince TT exhaust?

Cheers.
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General Discussion / Re: Exhaust washer restrictor
« Last post by freemo on Today at 12:57:43 PM »
Hi Guys,

Have you got any instructions on how or what to do with the leftover air valve that connects to the stock exhaust as I am replacing with a LeoVince TT exhaust?

Cheers.
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