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Last post 11-08-2008 12:18 AM by modern. 11 replies.
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  • 10-08-2007 01:11 AM

    Running in a new scoot

     Hi all,

    after much useful advice for the forums, I finally bit the bullet and decided on a HD200. So far so good. I am not sure what to do about running the scoot in and maybe over did it by hitting 80 for a short burst on my first ride home from the shop. Is it likely to be damaging to have done this once? What guidelines should one stick to with a new scoot and for how long? Besides that I've stuck to 60 max and trying to accelerate as gently as traffic permits.

     rgds,

    jason
     

  • 10-08-2007 06:55 AM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    What does the manual tell you

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  • 10-08-2007 08:18 AM In reply to

    • Tubsta
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    Nope, the scoot will be fine and you would not have damaged it.  Try and stick to the break-in as the manual explains but don't worry if you have to go outside of it for short bursts at a time because if you try to stick to it to the word, you could become a traffic hazard.

     Welcome to scootering.

     

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  • 10-08-2007 10:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Running in a new scoot

    I wasn't supposed to push my Majesty over 5000 rpm for the first 1000kms which was hard to do even at 60 kph when riding up a hill.

    I find this a bit puzzling when I read reviews in magazines where the rider has presumably taken control of a brand new scoot and takes it for a run than sometimes exceeds 100 kph.

  • 10-08-2007 10:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Running in a new scoot

     Hi,

    the manual provides the suggestion that for the first 1000km you should avoid rapid acceleration and keep the speed to 60km/h. I was wondering what effect minor violations of this might have. I plan to stick to the 'suggestion' as best as possible. So I guess that will mean avoiding certain roads and situations for the first 1000.

     

    Rgds,

    Jason
     

  • 10-08-2007 02:47 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    Hi Jay firstly welcome to the forum. Just as long as you take it easy you wont have a problem. Just vary your speed a bit and dont labour the engine.

    Over 60 k's is possible so dont think you have to labour the engine around this speed. It wont be good in the long run. Just no full throttle openings for a while and vary your speed.

    All will be good and congrats on the HD. Did you get the rear disc model?

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  • 10-08-2007 08:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Running in a new scoot

    Hi everyone,

     

    thanks for the advice and the welcome. I also got a lot of good advice which lead me to getting the HD200. Allen, I got the current model which has the rear disc brake which seemed like a good idea. The price seems very good at the moment for these machines. I've only clocked up about 35km though so far. Anything else to keep an eye on (besides the traffic around me) in these early days?

     rgds,

    jay
     

  • 11-07-2008 11:55 PM In reply to

    • modern
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    more of the same old ***...isnt there a newbie section to this forum?

    You goin to Brighton this weekend?
  • 11-08-2008 12:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Running in a new scoot

    Modern so why do you bother responding? Why not just ignore it?

    But I have raised the question of starting a FAQ to answer the questions that are asked regularly, or those that should be asked but newbies may not think of.

    For the person who started this thread - this question has been raised numerous times & the debate often gets fairly heated. Would you mind doing a search? Ta Big Smile

    Wanda
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  • 11-08-2008 12:10 AM In reply to

    • modern
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    im raising the point....its why i started the 50cc thread a week or two ago....the same old questions get asked time and time again...if a newbie section existed then we could get on with the scooter talk here which should basically be about us wanking on about our scooters and the like....can these sorts of topics be moved to another area? i know some of you dont mind all the questions.....but i would rather see more technical or social post on here.....ok....yes ive had a glass of wine....or 3

    You goin to Brighton this weekend?
  • 11-08-2008 12:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Running in a new scoot

    LOL I'm on my second glass of red here. Warburn Cab Merlot. Yum!

    I'll raise the question of the FAQ again & see if something can be done.

    BTW - technical questions should be posted in the Technical forum. So there! Stick out tongue

    Will you be coming on the group ride Sunday?

    Wanda
    Today 50 (2,500km), Montego. Fly (2,500km), Le Grande (7,000km), Vespa PX (200km), Vespa GTS250ie (46,000km), now looking at the world through Ruby coloured glasses on a Vespa GTV300ie Vie Della Moda.
  • 11-08-2008 12:18 AM In reply to

    • modern
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    Re: Running in a new scoot

    my sunday is currently taken up with perth glory...but yes as soon as summer kicks in...im coming on a ride....

    You goin to Brighton this weekend?
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