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  • 01-20-2011 07:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Took delivery of my brand spanking new Beo today. Comes with a free topbox (I paid a bit more to upgrade it to a 35L box). I've been careful not to go too fast while the engine is running in (max speed 65km/h on the speedo). Compared to the demo model, mine seems to lack (a wee bit) grunt. :( Hopefully the engine will open up with more kilometres clocked.

  • 01-20-2011 07:17 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Pierat:

    Took delivery of my brand spanking new Beo today. Comes with a free topbox (I paid a bit more to upgrade it to a 35L box). I've been careful not to go too fast while the engine is running in (max speed 65km/h on the speedo). Compared to the demo model, mine seems to lack (a wee bit) grunt. :( Hopefully the engine will open up with more kilometres clocked.

     

     Up to 100 you will be fine for a little while, and you will notice it open up more and more each day.  What colour did you get?

    Mine had it's 24,000km service today :)

    2008-Venice White Aprilia Scarabeo 200 "Marty"
    48,000kms and wriiten off. RIP 2008-2012
    2012 - 2009 Red Aprilia Scarabeo 200
    Named Bomber. 8,000kms in 5months
  • 01-21-2011 12:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    yep, the engine & other assorted working bits will loosen up within 500-1000km.

    Now the question is which school of thought will you follow, the run em hard from the start or the break them in nice & gentle? Personally I like the second as it gives the rider time & space to discover the bike's capabilities & any shortcomings it might have. The linked breaks for example can take a bit of getting used to & some go to the trouble of having them unlinked as they feel it gives them more control when cornering etc.

    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.
  • 01-22-2011 12:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    I listened to the missus and got the silver. :)

    In terms of breaking in the engine, I'd prefer the 2nd method. Though at times I'd gone harder than I'd like. Had my first fill at the servo last night - 98 ROM...such luxury and yet so cheap!

  • 01-22-2011 11:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    When you can afford it replace the stock tyres with Pirelli ST66's the stock ones are dangerous in the wet.

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  • 01-24-2011 04:30 PM In reply to

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    danceswithdingoes:

    When you can afford it replace the stock tyres with Pirelli ST66's the stock ones are dangerous in the wet.

     

    Tongue Tied

     

    Wow...seriously? How dangerous? How much would those Pirellis set me back?

     

  • 01-24-2011 04:45 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Pierat:

    danceswithdingoes:

    When you can afford it replace the stock tyres with Pirelli ST66's the stock ones are dangerous in the wet.

     

    Tongue Tied

     

    Wow...seriously? How dangerous? How much would those Pirellis set me back?

     

     

     They weren't THAT bad.  Maybe you just need more practice in your riding skills.

    2008-Venice White Aprilia Scarabeo 200 "Marty"
    48,000kms and wriiten off. RIP 2008-2012
    2012 - 2009 Red Aprilia Scarabeo 200
    Named Bomber. 8,000kms in 5months
  • 01-24-2011 05:36 PM In reply to

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    Phew! Cheers Dakoda! I might get the Pirellis at my 2nd service then.

  • 01-24-2011 05:43 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Pierat:

    Phew! Cheers Dakoda! I might get the Pirellis at my 2nd service then.

     

     Tyres are quite personal in what people prefer etc.  If you aren't having any dramas with the stock tyres, then stay with them.  If you feel they are unsafe, change them.  There is nothing worse than feeling unsafe especially where your tyres are involved, as these are one of the most important safety aspects of your scoot.  I love the Pirelli's.  I have done 12,000kms on mine, and my back is due to be changed soon.  I do a lot of freeway riding, so with road cambering etc, the tyres can wear unevenly.  So when they need changing, I dont mess around, I do it ASAP.  But dont base your opinion on something based on someone else's opinions.  Know what works for you and your scoot.

    2008-Venice White Aprilia Scarabeo 200 "Marty"
    48,000kms and wriiten off. RIP 2008-2012
    2012 - 2009 Red Aprilia Scarabeo 200
    Named Bomber. 8,000kms in 5months
  • 01-24-2011 06:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Pierat:

    danceswithdingoes:

    When you can afford it replace the stock tyres with Pirelli ST66's the stock ones are dangerous in the wet.

     

    Tongue Tied

     

    Wow...seriously? How dangerous? How much would those Pirellis set me back?

     

    Tyres will cost you between $150-200 each fitted. I reckon it should be a few thousand ks before youre looking at replacing them. Then you can get into the Zen of picking the right tyre. You do have to slow down in the rain though and lookout for oil and diesel on the road but you should be ok with the stock tyres.

     

     

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  • 01-24-2011 06:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    Remember its after the first bit of rain when the road is more slippery after a good downpour  most of the oil and stuff as been washed away . Its a matter of altering your riding style in the rain

  • 01-24-2011 10:51 PM In reply to

    • gaw
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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    dunno what they are like at all, but if anything like a 125 chinese scooter I test rode, it would wheelspin whenever opened up on wet rods if riding in a slick.....fun, but dangerous for newbies !

  • 01-26-2011 10:16 AM In reply to

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    petegailey:

    I reckon it sould be a few thousand ks before youre looking at replacing them.

    At least! My HD200 is still on its original tyres and at nearly 13,000km they look like they should be good for another 13,000! At this rate they will outlast this scooter... Now my scoot might be only 170-something cc, but I can't imagine that extra 30cc would change bike's character from tyre miser to tyre shredder.

  • 01-26-2011 10:36 AM In reply to

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    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    ferrix:

     

    At least! My HD200 is still on its original tyres and at nearly 13,000km they look like they should be good for another 13,000!

    13,000ks is pretty good. Is that the rear too? Im used to a 250cc Vespa with 12" wheels. Ive got nearly 12,000ks on the rear and its pretty well cactus but Vespa 250's are tough on rear tyres. The more I ride the more I realise not to skimp on tyres, good rubber is imperitave for safe riding.

     

     

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 01-26-2011 11:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Aprilia Scarabeo 200

    petegailey:
    The more I ride the more I realise not to skimp on tyres, good rubber is imperitave for safe riding.

    Having experienced a variety of tyres on a few different scoots it's made me rethink my view of tyres overall, even on the car. Ick!

    Certainly the Pirelli's make a hell of a difference, not only to the Vespa's braking ability & road handling in the wet, but to it's handling overall.

    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.
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