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Last post 07-31-2011 08:55 PM by gaz. 12 replies.
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  • 06-25-2011 05:53 PM

    SYM 150

     Hello people, I have a Bolwell euro 150 and think its about time to adjust the tappets. Any one have clearance figures.

    Also, how often should you change the drive belt, I have 18000 km's on my scoot and should you change the variator, rollers etc.

    Advice appreciated, Thanks.

     

  • 06-25-2011 09:42 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    The VS is .12mm (is that 50 thousandths of an inch?) plus or minus 0.02mm

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 06-25-2011 11:21 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    .12mm +/- .02mm is correct according to the service manual, just remember the Euro MX150 has a 4V head so there are 2 valve covers to remove.  The bottom one is a bugger to adjust the valves in.

    My Euro MX150 has done 30,000Ks on the original belt and rollers, how long they last depends on where and how you ride.  City stop/start traffic wears the belt out faster.

  • 06-26-2011 10:22 PM In reply to

    • gaz
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    Re: SYM 150

    Hey munnsi, glad to hear you've done 30,000k's on the mx150,mine has 22,000 though I've only done 2,000 myself since I bought it(4th hand).Told it still has original belt & rollers,has done a lot of city work but it still willingly hits 100k's.Always wondered how many k's these scoots would be good for.

  • 06-28-2011 11:44 AM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    Your belt and rollers should be changed every 12,000kms, keeping your serviceing up to date will get you alot more kms out of your euro, I have seen them with well over 90,000kms on them and still going strong.

    Worn belt and rollers can lead to premature ware to other components and a broken belt can cause all sorts of damage.

  • 06-28-2011 01:44 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    Hey, SelectScootas any chance of you selling spares direct to the public? 

    There is a large market out there of people who service thier own scotters and buying spares through dealers is a pain in the @r$e as they don't want to help unless they are going to fit the item.  Forcing people to buy form overseas.

    Sorry to change the thread topic.

  • 06-28-2011 02:20 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    munnsi:

    Hey, SelectScootas any chance of you selling spares direct to the public? 

    There is a large market out there of people who service thier own scotters and buying spares through dealers is a pain in the @r$e as they don't want to help unless they are going to fit the item.  Forcing people to buy form overseas.

    Sorry to change the thread topic.

     

     Wink That would make the SYM dealers happy Stick out tongue

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 06-28-2011 08:50 PM In reply to

    • gaz
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    Re: SYM 150

    Thanks for the info on changing belt & rollers.Bloke I bought it off got it at 12,000k's & it was supposed to be serviced then so perhaps these had been changed then,as when I got it,was told by a mechanic these were okay then, but 2,000 later--,so yes will get it checked asap.While I'd like a larger capacity scoot for some highway work,I'm having a ton of fun on this thing around town & freeways.Glad also to hear that maintained they get some good mileage.

     

  • 06-29-2011 01:12 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: SYM 150

    munnsi:

    My Euro MX150 has done 30,000Ks on the original belt and rollers, how long they last depends on where and how you ride.  City stop/start traffic wears the belt out faster.

    When you get to 32 000ks write a report and post a pic in the 32 000k club thread.

     

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  • 07-09-2011 10:32 AM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

     Thanks for the info guys, checked valve clearance and all ok so that was easy, replaced belt ( $110.00, did I get ripped off?)  and thought I had better replace the plug after 18000km. Scoot goes well now, seems to take off a bit better, maybe the belt was stretched.

    On another note, has anyone with a 150 mx euro changed their variator to a performance one, they are expensive so wondered if anyone had feedback.

    Cheers.

  • 07-11-2011 03:57 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

    Where did you buy that and was it genunine?

  • 07-11-2011 06:36 PM In reply to

    Re: SYM 150

     yes genuine belt, same number as original, bought in Perth from scooter performance in Joondalup.

  • 07-31-2011 08:55 PM In reply to

    • gaz
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    Re: SYM 150

    Got a service on the mx150 as couple of weeks ago & now goes even better,but had to wait for new belt & rollers which were fitted yesterday,it feels great! Now has a Polini kevlar belt,cost $74 plus fitting & SYM rollers.Was told the engine is in great condition so looking forward to many good k's & a lot of fun on it.

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