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Running up that hill

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:54 am
by blackrat
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It was a nice morning and I have a few days off, so up to Boxhill with the scoot to continue running her in.

Cheers,
BR

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:59 pm
by Lusciousthelock
Looks lovely. How was the wind?

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:28 pm
by blackrat
Better after the medication, thanks for asking :D

It was a bit gusty in places but mainly I was either riding in to it or it was behind me. Got caught in some turbulence behind a fast moving bus which knocked me around a bit which wouldn't have bothered my old much bigger bikes. Its a learning curve, which reminds me, the tyres (S1's) were brilliant today, I must update that other post. I got rid of the whiskers on the tread which seem to make a big difference on these little tyres. I'm beginning to understand why people have owned scooters all their lives.

Cheers,
BR

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:16 pm
by Lusciousthelock
Trust me, the bigger bikes get knocked about too. My old GT550 was blown from lane 3 and nearly into the crash barrier on the hard shoulder on Monday morning on the A299 (I was off to Margate). Thought I was deaded. Learned quickly that 50mph was a safer speed than 90!
Nice to have a reality check every now and again :oops: Cant wait to get my scoot and be forced to travel a more sedate pace :D

How many miles do you have on your running in? Is it easy or do you keep having to stop yourself flooring it?

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:45 pm
by blackrat
Well that's an interesting question! I read the manual that came with the scoot and I'm sure it said 1000km for running-in and for the first service. Before answering your question I checked the pdf version of the manual I got on-line and it says 2000km. Hmmm, not sure now. I thought 1000km was going to take a while but 2000! Well I've already taken it gently up to 45mph but most of my riding is at 40. It has a narrow power band and it seems easy to drop out of that when going slowly in town in 4th. I think the main thing is not to strain the engine and use good quality 2T oil. Asda have a special on Castrol Power 1 for £5 or about half price, so I bought loads :D
I will check the scoots manual later and let you know.

Cheers,
BR

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:29 am
by Lusciousthelock
I was hoping for something more like 200 miles haha :o Not exactly a weekends work?

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:22 pm
by blackrat
So I checked the manual and its 2000km for running in 8-( but 1000km for the first service.

Cheers,
BR

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:02 pm
by Laurie
You were well in my manor up there!

Laurie

Re: Running up that hill

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:42 pm
by blackrat
A nice part of the world!

Cheers,
BR