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Old 09-05-2009, 08:02 PM   #91
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Well done. All the best with the scoopy!
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #92
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Saw a scoopy with a Puig screen oday. Looked as though it was in just the right spot. Ended about mid-chest. Could be a purchase for next spring..
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:10 PM   #93
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Screens

Does this mean that you are not entirely happy with your Givi screen?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #94
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Not at all, just looked a bit smaller. Might be ideal for the 3 or 4 warm days we get per year...
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:54 AM   #95
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New Sh 300

Collected and rode the 50 miles back from dealers Grimsby/Lincoln.

First impressions very favourable. Will do a review after a few hundred miles.

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Old 09-19-2009, 04:20 AM   #96
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New SH Update.

Put 300 miles on so far. starting to bed in just fine, quick blasts up to 80/85 show this should be a realistic sort of cruising speed in the future, Handling very good indeed (using my 40 years plus on all types of bikes both professionally and for pleasure averaging 20k+ a year as my reference) gave it a good shake of the head at around the 80 mark and took several other liberties but the Sh was totally unfazed which is more that could be said for a few conventional bikes that I could mention. Brakes are exceptionally good and the anti-lock very sophisticated especially compared to some of the other systems that I have tried in the past, also when mucking about with the anti-lock this shows up the sport demons fitted to be tenacious little buggers giving plenty of feed back as you know just when the system is about to kick in. Yes the anti-lock does take a very small amount of control away from the rider but this system is so good that to almost every rider this system is nothing but positive in its contribution. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the linked braking system, this does remove far to much control and I dislike it intensely. the level of precise control that is lost on slow manoeuvres buy not being able to modulate throttle and rear brake independently is rubbish. Fuel consumption for first couple of tanks 71 mpg pretty good for a new motor being given a fairly aggressive running procedure, will report more later.

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Old 09-19-2009, 05:52 AM   #97
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Good one Geoff. Keep the reports coming.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #98
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Has anyone tried to remove the rear wheel yet? I'd be interested to know the procedure before I try. Ta.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:25 PM   #99
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Ok,for those interested here is how I think the rear wheel is removed.

Firstly remove the exhaust can,held in place by three bolts and loosen the clamp holding the can to the exhaust pipe.

Remove the two bolts retaining the rear caliper.

Loosen the 16mm nut on the rear spindle.

Remove bottom rear shock mounting bolt.

The can mount/swingarm is retained by 2 bolts,remove these.

Now remove the loosened 16mm spindle nut and the swingarm can be removed allowing access to the rear wheel.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #100
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That sounds about right.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:20 AM   #101
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Exploring the handling

Quick question. While really trying to find any handling quirks on the 300 I have only been able to unearth one "fault" when decellerating with hands off the bars a bar wobble or flutter sets in just below 40 mph, anyone else picked up on this and before any wag say's "then don't take your hands off the bars" as I say i am trying to find any flaws with what appears to be a pretty flawless machine to start with.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:39 AM   #102
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I have frequently found this to be a symptom of the front pre-load being too soft, and/or the rear shock as being not up to the task or out of adjustment..... at least on motorcycles.

Given as how I weigh 230 lb.s, I have found suspension upgrades to be mandatory on my bikes. I can't help but think that it's just as important on scooters as well..... yet I have never seen any posts about upgrading or setting up the suspension on scooters.

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #103
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Tire pressure & handle bar wobble

Hello

I also noticed handle bar wobbling when slowing down. The front wheel tire pressure was however a bit too low. It improved significantly with correct tire pressure.

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:16 PM   #104
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how's she doing on the trails?
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:45 AM   #105
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Not been off road - if that's what you mean. Handles the bumpy twisties fairly well. Not as well as a small M/C but...
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