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Old 06-18-2010, 10:36 AM   #61
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I think it is so funny when a car or truck shows you up and all you can do is say " I'M A SCOOTER, WHAT'S THE POINT" " I'M A SCOOTER".
I've had cars rev their engine at me and it is just making them so small.
Once you get an exhaust the fun begins with other people.
so far folks have been way nice to me, I don't appear as a threat so they pretty much leave me alone and only once have I had a asshat glued to my fender when taking off from the red after filtering to the front. But nothing crazy.

I have had more scooters try and race me than anything I am such a calmer mind set with the scoot I just hunker down rev and and then let them zip off as I gentle take off laughing my ass off.

I did win a race today however, but she did pedal pretty fast!

going to try and leave a bit earlier for work the traffic is crazy
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:34 PM   #62
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Went to the local Yammy store and splurged some cash ($22) on the C3 scooter model mirrors. A direct bolt on and make a huge difference in rearview, no more elbows
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Just had the first service done, exhaust valve was a tad loose, everything else checked out ok.
Picked up the same ones and the dealer threw them on for me while doing the service, wow what a difference!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:17 PM   #63
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pardon my peeking in your garage, but I see you are in Sacramento and that looks like a pretty newish TranAlp. Tell me more

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Went to the local Yammy store and splurged some cash ($22) on the C3 scooter model mirrors. A direct bolt on and make a huge difference in rearview, no more elbows
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:35 PM   #64
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mileage drop after service could be a few factors. Time will tell the scoot was sitting for a few weeks also , could all be magic and smoke

Anyway now I am thinking about a mini windshield and an exhaust

need to look up the draw backs to a slip on, less mileage but more power? just a few ponies for a lot of $ (that I can live with) but no mileage drop
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:53 AM   #65
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mileage drop after service could be a few factors. Time will tell the scoot was sitting for a few weeks also , could all be magic and smoke

Anyway now I am thinking about a mini windshield and an exhaust

need to look up the draw backs to a slip on, less mileage but more power? just a few ponies for a lot of $ (that I can live with) but no mileage drop
I would check the fluid levels....... That would be the only thing that realistically could affect the performance.....Overfilling the rear drive or engine oil.....Too much sloshing around creates friction.


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Old 07-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #66
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I would check the fluid levels....... That would be the only thing that realistically could affect the performance.....Overfilling the rear drive or engine oil.....Too much sloshing around creates friction.


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hmm, I can check the engine oil easily, is there an easy way to check the rear drive?

Somewhere here someone mentioned that over fill could effect top speed, didn't think it would effect mileage. I burn through tanks of gas fairly quickly so we can see if this is a trend.

thanks for the info.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:12 PM   #67
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Yamaha did the exchange for no charge even though the warranty has expired, it was covered under the emmissions warranty, just an FYI ,, good to know
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #68
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story on the commute

Would you not be threaten by this behind you?


So much like most scooter riders, I have a passion for showing that mine is the best (kidding, but play with me ok)

So in front of me on the way home I spotted some pray!
It wasn't that it was another scooter, more the fact that the guy filtered to the front and didn't leave space for me
Anyway he gets the lead


So we are taking upper 30's now serious stuff.

He was going to find out however the proper use of coast and red light jedi mind tricks.

Next light is turning red, he is WOT the whole way. His 150 had a few my little ponies on me, but I had skill?

anyway I let off the throttle and coasted long enough that by the time the light changed I was catching up.


Now we are in the low 40's this is damn near warp II
it was fluid throttle and traffic avoidance coupled with a falcon like sense of the road in front of me that allowed me to gain and yes sir you guessed it pass this victim.



he had no clue what wild beast just showed him the right way to handle being the pray or being the hunter, no markings on my steed to tell him the shame those extra 25 ponies he had failed him. nothing. he was going to cry himself to sleep that night for sure.
for me open road



just to be bitch slapped by a freakin Ferrari the next day!


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hmm, I can check the engine oil easily, is there an easy way to check the rear drive?

Somewhere here someone mentioned that over fill could effect top speed, didn't think it would effect mileage. I burn through tanks of gas fairly quickly so we can see if this is a trend.

thanks for the info.
Unfortunately there are no dip stick....as you I`m sure have experienced.....So the only way is to drain it......and check it...... There should be 0.13-0.15 US qt`s.....( 0.12-0.14 Liter). To be on the safe side....just buy a qt of sae 10W30 regular motor oil...... Drain it.....then refill with the correct amount. Run it a mile or two to thin the old oil. Should be changed every 12 months anyway. Your right that top speed could suffer .....but as scoot keeps going...it could regain it....but with the loss of mileage......perhaps the tech....touched the drive belt with grease fingers....causing it to slip.... there are several possibility's......

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Unfortunately there are no dip stick....as you I`m sure have experienced.....So the only way is to drain it......and check it...... There should be 0.13-0.15 US qt`s.....( 0.12-0.14 Liter). To be on the safe side....just buy a qt of sae 10W30 regular motor oil...... Drain it.....then refill with the correct amount. Run it a mile or two to thin the old oil. Should be changed every 12 months anyway. Your right that top speed could suffer .....but as scoot keeps going...it could regain it....but with the loss of mileage......perhaps the tech....touched the drive belt with grease fingers....causing it to slip.... there are several possibility's......

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good thing s to check, thanks!

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With the help of a great little online vinyl place I name the beast, like you couldn't guess it already
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so I am wandering though vendors and spot
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221

hmm, a storage bin liner for the scoot would be cool.

So we shall see if it is possible, I contacted the guy and gave him some great info:
"eh, it looks like this "


about this long:


you get the picture.

Anyway really interested in how it is going to turn out. would be nice for camping to fill up the liner and then just drop it in and roll
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scoot is packed up for the rallye on the weekend!
Going to give the GS a bit of exercise tomorrow.
I need to get a smaller packing sleeping bag it seems, I look like I am going cross country not just up the road 1300ish miles
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