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Old 4th March 2015, 12:50   #3256
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Can someone please help me out with the Owner Manual of the Kinetic 4S ? Or better still, the Workshop Manual if available ?

Also, since this scooter is no longer in production, where would be the best place to try for spare parts, etc. in Pune ? Any old showroom? Or any articular shop in Nana Peth?
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Request you to kindly guide me if possible on buying a new gearless scooter so that me/sister both can use it. Sister has a pleasure, but too many issues with startup + it wont turn easily in small diameter range (don't know the technical word for this).

If you can recommend this v/s Suzuki Access (used or new) v/s something else.
Check out Yamaha Ray. I'm sure your sister would like it.

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Can someone please help me out with the Owner Manual of the Kinetic 4S ? Or better still, the Workshop Manual if available ?

Also, since this scooter is no longer in production, where would be the best place to try for spare parts, etc. in Pune ? Any old showroom? Or any articular shop in Nana Peth?
Try out the Mahindra service centres for spares. I think they may fit, considering the current mahindras are basically Kinetic scooters.
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Try out the Mahindra service centres for spares. I think they may fit, considering the current mahindras are basically Kinetic scooters.
Thanks for the suggestion. Will try that route too, though I have heard from Kinetic owners that even though on paper Mahindra has taken over Kinetic scooters, in reality its a hands washed off attitude.
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Can someone please help me out with the Owner Manual of the Kinetic 4S ? Or better still, the Workshop Manual if available ?

Also, since this scooter is no longer in production, where would be the best place to try for spare parts, etc. in Pune ? Any old showroom? Or any articular shop in Nana Peth?
I have the manual for DX/ZX zoom (but its 2Stroke) ? Will that suffice your need? Can take pics and put in a doc, share it - Provided its allowed here or mail it to you.

Do let me know if it can be of any help to you.
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I have the manual for DX/ZX zoom (but its 2Stroke) ? Will that suffice your need? Can take pics and put in a doc, share it - Provided its allowed here or mail it to you.

Do let me know if it can be of any help to you.
Thanks buddy, but unfortunately that will not work. Two completely different scooters, even though they look the same. Sure some parts etc. would be common. But the engine is completely different.
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Thank you Rohan_iitr, Gansan, ebonho for the suggestion / experiences.

Here's the response I got for ray: "Nice to look at her from the back, But the moment she turns her face... you see a weirdo-shaped lady with too much make-up wearing big fat ear-rings, flambouyant colors and witchy eyes" .. lol

Suzuki - Access v/s Let's is what I have to choose from? In that case any real experiences around here please
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Thank you Rohan_iitr, Gansan, ebonho for the suggestion / experiences.

Here's the response I got for ray: "Nice to look at her from the back, But the moment she turns her face... you see a weirdo-shaped lady with too much make-up wearing big fat ear-rings, flambouyant colors and witchy eyes" .. lol

Suzuki - Access v/s Let's is what I have to choose from? In that case any real experiences around here please
I had a chance to ride a Let's a few days back. I rode it for like 15 km. It had 3xxx km on the odo. Believe me, this is the best scooter out of Pleasure, Activa and Let's (three scooters I have ridden).


++ Let's has nice suspension setup. I rode it on few pothles and it was never uncomfortable. In comparison, Pleasure and Activa do not have something called suspension. Your back will feel every bit of undulation on the road.

++Feels pretty solid and well put together when compared to Pleasure.

++Looks a bit feminine but a man riding it wouldn't look out of place (unlike Pleasure)

--Could do with a little bit more power, especially since I felt that the platform is competant.

--Mirrors aren't that effective.

--Putting on the main stand is difficult because of its design. In comparison, my Pulsar is way easier.

I think you can also consider Jupiter. I have heard some nice review about that scooter.
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Thank You blue_pulsar

I agree with Let's mirrors being too small or uncomfy. But the showroom guy was ready to put any one I demand (he had to sell the bike anyhow).

Since you have suggested I will try Jupiter out too. I saw it online and looks neat - clutter-free front design. Dunno of local level TVS services but scooty was quite a hit during my college days! I feel I must try it once or twice before we buy. Buying time I've postponed to April now so that we don't end up in regrets later. 60K is anyways a reasonably handsome amount (If you work hard for money... that is)!
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Dunno of local level TVS services but scooty was quite a hit during my college days! I feel I must try it once or twice before we buy. Buying time I've postponed to April now so that we don't end up in regrets later. 60K is anyways a reasonably handsome amount (If you work hard for money... that is)!
You should try it along with your sister and I am sure she will love it. Scooty Zest that is. TVS has decided to leverage the Scooty brand in the higher segment and its an excellent product. What you have is the same engine / power of the Jupiter and Wego in a compact and light weight package. Which makes it very quick. I also tried it on bad roads and it takes it with ease, on the same patch Pleasure or KH would have tossed you no end.

I was serious about buying it, but the economics didn't work out to replace my aging but trustworthy KH Y2K since i hardly do 200-300 kms/month mostly around the house. So the old war horse will remain with me for ever.
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My brother's three year old Access has developed rust on the silencer.

Can we spray some thing to prevent the rust from corroding the silencer further?
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You should try it along with your sister and I am sure she will love it. Scooty Zest that is. ....
Thank you Zulfi Hansi for spending your valuable time on this. I respect your choice but somehow scooty doesnt suit me. (Personally, I feel Jupiter/Access/Lets/Activa create a better image of you compared to what Scooty does.)
No hard feelings bro! But yeah if it were only only for college ladies, then scooty is good for those upto HSC kinda.
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I posted a query earlier about looking for a scooter which the three of us in family will be commonly using, ie , Myself, my wife & my brother. Myself and my brother are 6 ft tall and my wife in only 5 ft 2 inches. I was slightly inclined towards Scooty Zest. My only doubt was about any difficulty/ scraping of handlebar on my kneecaps during turning. Yestedrday in OVERDRIVE programme, Bert was recommending the same to one viewer and also commented that it was suitable for people over 6ft tall also which is verified by OVERDRIVE team members. Is this assertion correct? Do any of our Team-BHP members over 6 ft tall own TVS Zest? what is your feedback? Please pour in your experiences.
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My brother's three year old Access has developed rust on the silencer.

Can we spray some thing to prevent the rust from corroding the silencer further?
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Our Access had the same problem, luckily it was detected early and I simply painted the surface with matt black paint available at local paint shop. Rusting seems to have stopped but the problem is that paint needs touch up every now and then.
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Please advise a scooter for a lady rider to take to Ladakh - should be robust and reliable and lightweight (she's a petite middle aged woman - not very strong). I'm curious about their straight exhaust as opposed to upswept exhausts on the Pulsar. If there are any such triplogs - please point me there so I can forward them to her.

Thanks in advance!

/My friend has a dream and I want her to live it - in the end, she may still balk looking at the terrain/costs etc but I want to give her the information she needs to make her decision, even if it turns out to be a flight of fancy in the end!
//mileage is immaterial since she plans to ride there as part of an organized group ride.
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