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Old 10-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #106
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The only dealers nearby, as in the next town 25 miles away, are Suzuki/Kawasaki and Honda/Yamaha. Of course they sell Honda and Suzuki scooters but they won't touch anything else. 90 miles away is Tucson and a dealer there (Scoot Over) sells Kymco and Genuine, and they always have a couple of slightly used SYM's and some other used brands. They claim they are not a SYM dealer but they will service them and they do stock some parts.

Oddly, they also sell Royal Enfield motorcycles. I'm currently lusting after the new Royal Enfield Continental cafe racer - in red, of course - and it will be soon released for sale here in the US. If you haven't seen one, google it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #107
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It has been a while since I updated this thread.

Took the SportCity 125 and Typhoon 125 out of winter storage and they seemed to have survived winter untouched. Only issue over the winter is we had an extended cold streak and the unheated storage unit down the street turned into meat locker for an extended amount of time. Despite keeping the standard lead acid batteries trickle charged the one in the Typhoon 125 shorted out. Likely more from improper dealer prep then the cold but I am sure it did not help. Probably could have warrantied the battery but I just took the opportunity and replaced the old school battery in both bikes with a Scorpion AGM battery. Scorpion is the only manufacture that makes an AGM battery in the size needed. I prefer Yuasa but so far the Scorpion's are working great and I get faster cranking with the AGM's.

One thing that amazed me is despite the cold blooded nature of these bikes and being carbureted they both fired up on first crank. Other then the need for a slightly longer warm up they ran like they were ran yesterday.

I should indicate that I actually pulled them out of storage last week. Today I ran the rest of the gas out and filled with fresh fuel. Looks like both bikes are now averaging 61 MPG now witch is a slight improvement from when they were brand new. I expect it to be even better once it gets warmer during the summer and no stabilized fuel sitting all winter. However for a 125cc scooter this is not exactly great fuel economy. Yeah its better then just about any car on the road still but not great. Sure would be interesting where the extra fuel is going?

Today I also took the Agility 125 out of storage. No issues with the battery as it was tendered over the winter. It took about 3 cranks getting it going witch is not all that bad. However it was a picky beast and it took a long time of just idling away before it would go and run smoothly. At first it would just die but slowly it wanted to play a little more. Once up and running all is well.

Also noticed that the clock on the Agility is no longer working. Not sure what that is all about and I really don't need it. In fact I don't think I even set it. Its either a loose connection in the dash or it just went tits up. Next time I am at the dealer I will mention it and probably get them to look at it. Its still under warranty for 16 months.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:19 PM   #108
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Looks like both bikes are now averaging 61 MPG now witch is a slight improvement from when they were brand new. I expect it to be even better once it gets warmer during the summer and no stabilized fuel sitting all winter. However for a 125cc scooter this is not exactly great fuel economy. Yeah its better then just about any car on the road still but not great. Sure would be interesting where the extra fuel is going?
The Leader 125 is not exactly an mpg champion. You are getting slightly better fuel economy than I did with my Vespa ET4 with the 150 version of the same engine. The fuel injected bikes are slightly better, but not much.
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