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Wink Rct 170 panels vibrating to kingdom come
Posted by: Mat1998 - 12-19-2018, 04:33 PM - Forum: All about 4 Stroke Scooters - No Replies

Hey guys, 
So i havent been riding my rct for a few weeks, i noticed bits of plastic falling off plastic panels, and i figured out when it went for its last service they forgot to put back two smaal screws. As a result, the unsecured pieces have vibrated to pieces after two years of ridding on the pothole riddled old jhb road. Stay tuned as ill be losting pictures of how i fix it !

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  Who are you
Posted by: Seanf - 12-13-2018, 02:26 PM - Forum: Who Are You - Replies (2)

From Nigel Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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  Quiet around here!
Posted by: mighty mouse - 12-10-2018, 11:36 AM - Forum: All about 4 Stroke Scooters - Replies (5)

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  Beware leaky brake reservoirs
Posted by: Mat1998 - 12-05-2018, 12:47 PM - Forum: 25cc to 400cc Scooters and Motorcycles - No Replies

Hey guys, so I repaired my leaky brake reservoir a few months back and to my horror I noticed it started leaking again literally overnight. Not only that, but the surrounding plastic has cracked and started falling off, I suspect the highly corrosive brake fluid weakened it and caused small cracks to form. So please remember that a leaky brake reservoir can literally eat your plastic panels in hours if left or if it goes unnoticed!

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  Hi from the Woes Rand
Posted by: Diesel - 11-16-2018, 12:27 PM - Forum: Who Are You - Replies (3)

I'm baaacckk! One of the original and oldest members of the old forum. Rolleyes 

The new forum is definitely way faster than the old one, which can only be good. Big Grin 
Just a pity we have to basically start from scratch again.  Wink 
I'm not particularly talkative on the forum so it will probably be a while before I have a decent post count again.
Hopefully the Big Chief (AKA Slang) will over time manage to migrate some of the interesting threads from the old forum.

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  Rct170 battery running flat
Posted by: Mat1998 - 11-09-2018, 09:02 AM - Forum: All about 4 Stroke Scooters - Replies (8)

Hey guys,
So I've noticed over the last week or so that my starting issue has returned with a vengeance so I decided to test the battery voltage with a voltmeter while revving the scooter, and on the rct the max voltage reached about 12.6 volts. I repeated the same test on my brother's retro 150 and the max voltage was 14.8 volts. Do you guys think it's something wrong with the alternator?

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  Licence tests
Posted by: maidenvoyager - 11-07-2018, 06:15 PM - Forum: NEW SITE - 9 Oct 2018 - Replies (4)

Hi! I'm looking for the three versions of the learner's licence tests that used to be available on the previous version of the site, please! I'm writing on Friday - I have diligently gone through all the questions in the K53 book, but would like to look at the test papers themselves as well.

If anybody has them, please email me at hanellef@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!

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  Centrifugal service question Honda XR150L
Posted by: 1200GXman - 11-06-2018, 08:53 AM - Forum: 25cc to 400cc Scooters and Motorcycles - Replies (6)

Hi all

Just a quick question for the motorcycle mechanics.
Honda service manual says I must clean it on 12500km service. When I went to Honda to buy the gasket for the engine cover, they said I am wasting time. They do it on the next major service which is 25000km. it won't have enough dirt in it to make it worth it.
My oil changes I do at 2500km and I have a very strong magnet on the oil drain nut.
I even phoned a motorcycle mechanic that works from home and I saw many times some high end bikes there. So I don't think he is just a micky mouse mechanic.
He also said it is a waste to do it so early can do it on the next major service.
Any advice here?

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Thumbs Up LED kit for big boy scooter
Posted by: Mat1998 - 10-28-2018, 04:23 PM - Forum: 25cc to 400cc Scooters and Motorcycles - Replies (3)

So riding on the old jhb road kills my lightbulbs, always the low beam, I suspect it's the vibrations because it's never ever only on one side of the element but on both. Does anyone know of any good LED kits for scooters that don't require a different alternator?

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  Oil still in the water.
Posted by: xsel777 - 10-27-2018, 12:14 PM - Forum: All about 4 Stroke Scooters - Replies (15)

I managed to secure a water pump, and 2 weeks later, there is still oil  in the water. I did notice that the water temp needle dropped from just over half  to just under half, the first time ever.
The only thing I have not changed is the oil cooler, but I did bypass it during a test run  and did not see any oil in the water channels. So, I am stumped. The  head gasket has been changed twice. No mechanic noticed a crack. There is another gasket below the new barrel, that did not get changed, so I am not sure if there is an internal leak there.

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