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Old 13th October 2011, 12:51   #1816
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Thanks a lot @Mpower and @sagarpadaki, it was still under warranty and due for the last free service. I believe the culprit was the brake drums which they have replaced. The bike now feels as new and as smooth when we bought it
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Thanks a lot @Mpower and @sagarpadaki, it was still under warranty and due for the last free service. I believe the culprit was the brake drums which they have replaced. The bike now feels as new and as smooth when we bought it
Have they replaced the brake drums or brake shoes?
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Lately have been having problems with my Honda Activa. Whenever the scooter is deacelarated there is noise heard Krrrrrrrrr, am unable to identify from where the noise is. The noise is heard distinctively when the speed is reduced and not during the acceleration. This has caused the scooter to get stalled on more than couple of occassions when I am trying to identufy the source of the noise. Planning to show it to the workshop during the weekend.

Has anyone faced this kind of issue before, experts advise.
Had my Activa serviced over the weekend. The front shockobs were replaced since they were earlier diagnosed to have gone bad. Apart from that the usual regular service was done. Regarding the kar kar problem, it was found that the earthing wire was loose and was grounding. This had infact started stalling the engine during running, any additional weight added to the scooter it used to stop intermittently. All the issues are now attended. The total cost of the service was 800/- including the cost of shockobs replacement.
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Hi!

Am totally out of sync on the gearless scooters of todays time.

My friend wishes to buy a gearless scoooter for his daughter. His wife uses a Honda Activa and they are happy with it but it has a lead time of 8mths plus.

The daughter is quite delicate and they would like to something that is light, reliable, trendy and available right away.

What would be the options? Pls advice.
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Hi!

Am totally out of sync on the gearless scooters of todays time.

My friend wishes to buy a gearless scoooter for his daughter. His wife uses a Honda Activa and they are happy with it but it has a lead time of 8mths plus.

The daughter is quite delicate and they would like to something that is light, reliable, trendy and available right away.

What would be the options? Pls advice.
As you've mentioned that the daughter is delicate and wants something light, I'd suggest the TVS Scooty. Or even the Hero Pleasure.

If she can manage with something bigger, then there is the TVS Wego and Suzuki Access. Search this thread for reviews on the Wego and Access. I am not sure if there are any posts on the Scooty or Pleasure.
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The daughter is quite delicate and they would like to something that is light, reliable, trendy and available right away.
HH Pleasure, Mahindra Rodeo/Duro can be good alternatives. I dont know if Scooty Pep+ would suit her. The other options is Wego but I guess it will be a bit on the heavier side.
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Hi!

Am totally out of sync on the gearless scooters of todays time.

My friend wishes to buy a gearless scoooter for his daughter. His wife uses a Honda Activa and they are happy with it but it has a lead time of 8mths plus.

The daughter is quite delicate and they would like to something that is light, reliable, trendy and available right away.

What would be the options? Pls advice.
Mahindra Rodeo/Duro will make for a good choice.

I would have suggested the Suzuki Access or Honda Aviator anyday, as both are very good options in the gearless scooter market. But then the Suzuki Access would be heavier and the Honda Aviator has a tall seating position. I have recently driven the Aviator extensively and was not really comfortable on the main roads as my feet were not touching the ground completely. I'm 5'8". Hence, if the lady/girl who would be driving this vehicle is less than that, you might want to give it a miss.

Check out the Duro. It should serve the purpose.
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Old 19th October 2011, 15:10   #1823
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@sagarpadaki, I believe they replaced the brake shoes my bad!
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It looks like the strike at Suzuki has also affected deliveries of the Access. I inquired yesterday and was told it takes 60 days now at Hyderabad to get an Access. The OTR price is now Rs 55000, and that does not include registration.

On the other hand, the Honda Activa has a waiting period of 90 days, with OTR of Rs 57000. The price includes registration.

The Wego was readily available a month ago. Not sure of the current situtation and price though.
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Old 21st October 2011, 18:17   #1825
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Waiting period of Activa in Trivandrum is infinite ( more than 8 months).
Acess is more than three months.
Wego is nearly one month ,but if you payup full at the time of booking ,you might get in in 2-3 weeks.
Hero pleasure also has some waiting period depending on color.
Mahindra's are readily available.

@ACM .As suggested ,scooty will fit her welll and will be easily maneuverable or Pleasure
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Been hunting for a gearless scoot for Dad recently. Almost finalised on the Wego after test driving Wego, Access and then got the Aviator to admire from far (no TD). Might pick up the Wego tomorrow. How do I check the manufacturing date of the Scoot? Any pointers where I can see that info?
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How do I check the manufacturing date of the Scoot? Any pointers where I can see that info?
Manufacturing date will be on a sticker stuck on the rear number plate. Should be very evident. In case the sticker is removed then you can ask for the same to be shown as it will be stuck onto a file which will be sent for registration purpose.
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Two days back my first hand Jan '96 Kinetic Honda DX engine got seized. So after the inspection of my 1996 Kinetic Honda DX, the engine got seized because of no engine oil pumped into it. Even though the engine oil(Shell) was full, because of garbage(whatever) it got choked and end result being seizure.

I have two options either to buy a new piston and use the same block. A new piston costs Rs 380 of Sam/USHA make, no way Kinetic to be found. Than the old block needs to be re-bored which is additional Rs. 700.
The other option being buy a new block with piston costing Rs. 1700, Kinetic made. So decided to go with the later option. What do you all suggest.

The crank rod needs to be replaced and if possible the whole crank shaft. Seals, bearing on crankshaft, engine belt, rear brake pads, etc and what not.
Its gonna be a major overhaul. Need suggestion if anyone has ever overhauled his/her Kinetic Honda DX. This two wheeler is special and will always will be there with me. Finding parts is becoming quite cumbersome.
Even planning to change the metal parts aka body as its all rusted, so any idea where I could get a new body in Mumbai. My Kinetic's color is black and will remain black.
Any suggestion, advice will be helpful.
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Manufacturing date will be on a sticker stuck on the rear number plate. Should be very evident. In case the sticker is removed then you can ask for the same to be shown as it will be stuck onto a file which will be sent for registration purpose.
Thanks Abhinav! Finally got the Wego home in a quick fit. Me and Dad were passing by a marketplace and we happen to see a TVS dealer right there. Called up Mom to come down and give the ok from the rear passenger's perspective (she will be an occasional passenger). She reluctantly agreed and I got the cash from the nearest ATM and the deal was done for a gleaming new Black Wego.

I didn't get much joy out of bargaining though (not very good at it anyways); only managed to get a seat cover and 400/- off on the total which came to 51,600/- including some accessories like the footrest, etc and the front and rear guards (don't know what they are called).

Now the only question mark is about the lack of some support for the rear passenger (read stepney/spare tyre). Mom's used to it and doesn't travel at all on bikes for the same reason. Although she will be an occasional passenger (daily running is less than 10 kms on average anyway), is there a way we can do something about this? Suggestions folks!!

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Thanks Abhinav! Finally got the Wego home in a quick fit. .....deal was done for a gleaming new Black Wego.
Congrats on the new acquisition. Wishing you (and your dad) many happy miles on the Wego.

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I didn't get much joy out of bargaining though (not very good at it anyways)
You have managed a good deal. There are no discounts on the 2 wheelers as opposed to the 4 wheel counterparts. So it is good you got the seat cover and also knocked off 400 bucks out of the total. It is the same deal here in Bangalore as well where they will reluctantly reduce the total price and offer free seat cover.

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Now the only question mark is about the lack of some support for the rear passenger (read stepney/spare tyre).
Well there is no provision to hold the spare tire on the Wego at the back AFAIK. So it has to be the grab handle that she has to hold on to. Is the support in terms of back rest or just something to grab onto. If its just to hold onto something then the grab handles at the back are good for the job.

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