The Sym bargains just keep on coming

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Has been maxi tours » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:26 am

Wimps. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by capitano » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 pm

Whatsisname wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 am
The Tour de France just cancelled today's stage in the middle of the heatwave because a freak hailstorm covered the road with ice just before the sweating riders arrived at the downhill bit!
Followed by a mud slide, 20m wide and 0.5m deep across the road.

Even the Yamaha Nikens would have struggled for grip through that! :lol:

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Sylar » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:19 pm

I've just done the 15000km service on my Cruisym 300. I watched the video on you tube ( of the sym mechanic doing the service) that someone kindly supplied. Compared to my Silverwing 600 it was fairly straight forward, but for having to remove the clutch to get the belt off. I have had the SYM just over a year now and must admit I prefer it to the Silverwing. The new belt was priced at £144, now I have the size I will be asking Gates for the next one.

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Has been maxi tours » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:45 pm

I'd got mine booked on ferry to Spain in October but wife decided she's coming now so just changed it today to her Panda .I'd been prepping it got plate on the rack I brought ready for topbox and gps holder on plus USB/voltmeter .Will see me out I think

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Sylar » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:29 pm

Hi Meldrew, never been interested in football, Rugby, Cricket or anything else other than riding. I don't go on the Silver wing website any more, Gooner kev irritated me too much. Yes, the Cruisym ticks all the boxes now still got the Silver wing may sell it soon. How is fuel economy on the Forza? I'm getting 96 mpg on the Sym.

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by road runner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:36 am

Sylar wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:19 pm
I've just done the 15000km service on my Cruisym 300. I watched the video on you tube ( of the sym mechanic doing the service) that someone kindly supplied. Compared to my Silverwing 600 it was fairly straight forward, but for having to remove the clutch to get the belt off. I have had the SYM just over a year now and must admit I prefer it to the Silverwing. The new belt was priced at £144, now I have the size I will be asking Gates for the next one.
Hi Sylar, Glad to hear that you are enjoying the Cruisym and from what I have read and viewed on you tube, they look easy to self service. I still have my Maxsym 600i which, whilst I am still able to manage it, I am going to keep for a little while longer. Mileage is 20000 kilometres and whilst I have checked the condition of the belt, which seems fine, I want to change it, for peace of mind. I have the specification for it and was curious as to who Gates are?
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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Has been maxi tours » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:32 am

Gates make allsorts of belts for Automotive industry .

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by Sylar » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:33 am

Gates are the largest producers of drive belts in Europe, not only for bikes but for cars and heavy industry. I have been using them on my Silver wing for the nine years I have had Silver wings done about five belt chages, they are usually better priced than the dealers org belts. I agree Meldrew about checking mpg but, I guess it is just a way of knowing everything is running okay.

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by horobags » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:51 am

slightly off topic , are SYM parts difficult to obtain or did I read somewhere (that I can no longer find) that Julian found a good parts supplier????
Im not a gynecologist, but I dont mind taking a look.

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Re: The Sym bargains just keep on coming

Post by basil 69 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:06 am

horobags wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:51 am
slightly off topic , are SYM parts difficult to obtain or did I read somewhere (that I can no longer find) that Julian found a good parts supplier????
Hi Mark I've been waiting for panels since I came off at end of Feb for my scoot. Still waiting for one piece that was supposed to be in stock, but been told today it will be 3 weeks, it has to come from China. My dealer was not a happy chappy when he phoned me this morning as it was supposed to go in on Saturday to be made good as new again. :(
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