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Old 11th June 2015, 11:59   #3376
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Have a query. Recently serviced my 5 yrs old Activa at Honda workshop and one of the observations of the Service advisor was the replacement of the rear brakes. As seen in the attached pic, the adjustment for the rear brakes is at its extreme as compared to the new ones where the adjustment nut is at the least position. According to the SA, the brakes are adjusted every tie during the service and hence reached its last position. They will need replacement in the next service.

Now I service the Activa once in 6 months as the running now is quite low. Is the SA's explanation correct? Should I replace it immediately or wait for 6 months to pass by? Would I endanger the scooter by running in such condition. The brakes do still have the bite and stop in a jiffy. What is the life of brakes (Rear esp) for the Activa?
Ask the mechanic to open the brake assembly and check the condition of the liner/brake shoes. Visual inspection is the best way to ascertain the life of the brake shoes
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Hello friends,

Need advice on buying a new scooter. I have narrowed down my choice to Jupiter, Swish and Dio (an activa is too common and generally has some waiting time, I need this right now). Lastly, the new Yamaha fascino looks quite nice and interesting, though I dislike the fact that Yamaha continued with the same old engine :(

Any suggestions?

I've excluded Wego, Access and Activa since they look dated to me. Primary use will be short city trips, need something with a nice engine, looks smart and is easy to maintain. Also importantly it would also occasionally be used by my wife, so shouldn't be very tall or heavy.

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Don't ignore the Zest 110, it has the best performance, and compact enough for your wife to use it.
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I've excluded Wego, Access and Activa since they look dated to me. Primary use will be short city trips, need something with a nice engine, looks smart and is easy to maintain. Also importantly it would also occasionally be used by my wife, so shouldn't be very tall or heavy.
Since it will be used by your wife also, I suggest you drop Jupiter and Swish as well

Choose between the Honda Dio/Activa i, Yamaha Ray (maybe the Fascino too, not sure since I haven't seen it in flesh ), Suzuki Lets. These are the lighter, sportier looking models and will be a better list to choose from (no apples Vs oranges here!).
Maybe include the Zest also, I'm not a big fan of TVS scooters.

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Fascino from Yamaha looks really good in flesh and is not very tall. It will help your wife when she is using it and it will not look too feminine when you are riding it. If Fascino does not work for you in terms of looks, consider the Yamaha Ray. Its a light weight, fun scooter to motor around town.

Honda Dio, is taller when compared to the offerings from Yamaha & TVS Scooty Zest. You might want to take this into account before zeroing in on the Dio. Also the suspension on the Dio is ages old and the latest offerings with telescopic suspension is preferred for rides over broken roads or bumps. Do consider these points. Happy choosing!!
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Yamaha Fascino ad has been released, saw it on the TV yesterday. Yamaha tried to make it on the Vespa lines but in a puny avatar. Unable to find the ad on the you tube.
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I was in the same dilemma and ended up purchasing Scooty Zest. Happy with the choice, wife finds it easy to ride and I find the ride and pickup good. I do use it once in a while for my office commute (60Km round trip) and have found it adequate to get the job done.

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Also the suspension on the Dio is ages old and the latest offerings with telescopic suspension is preferred for rides over broken roads or bumps. Do consider these points. Happy choosing!! [/quote]

Agreed, that's one of the reasons why I didn't mention the Hondas in the initial list.

The fascino does look tempting but why didn't Yamaha launch it in 150cc :(!!

What if I add the wego back into consideration? I've been reading some other posts and the comments seem to suggest that it is quite a favorite and works well for the fairer sex too.
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Can someone let me know how to advance clutch timing on my Access125? I'm fed up of explaining the issue to every new mechanic only to have the clutch cleaned and carb cleaned. The isue clearly is a clutch that engages a bit late causing judder, and disengages very early causing the engine to die before going into idle.

Btw, I changed the engine oil and oil filter and have noticed a drastic reduction in temperature after a long ride. Oil is Shell semi synthetic.
Have you changed the V-Ribbed belt? How old is the scooter?

I assume you are using AX7
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Have you changed the V-Ribbed belt? How old is the scooter?

I assume you are using AX7
The scooter has had this problem for a long time now. The scoot is about 3 years old. What's the v-ribbed belt?
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It's been a little over a month since we brought home a spanking new TVS Jupiter Special Edition. Me and my wife are happy with the decision made. The engine is smooth, the ride is comfier than some other popular scooters that I have rode on and it has to be said TVS has indeed put in a lot of efforts on the Jupiter.

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It does stand out in the crowd which is great.

The scoot is just back from its first free service and, since then, we're facing a couple of issues:

1. Until we gave it for service, one kick was all it took to start. Now, its four to five powerful kicks and even then, it doesn't start easily every morning.
2. The 'low fuel warning' light is behaving weirdly ever since we got the vehicle back from service. With half tank of fuel, the light turns on every time I brake to almost stationary speeds and then start accelerating. Once speeds build up, it goes off.

I'm planning to take it back to the service station for sorting these out. Did anyone face such issues in the Jupiter?
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After 4 days of just standing in the rains, it took me quite an effort to start the Wego. The self starter was not able to start the motor and the kick didnt seem to have any connection at all. I could just feel the kick go down but no corresponding sound / response from the motor. Somehow the self start worked and i took it for a few rounds locally to warm it up.

Just 4 days of rain, is that enough to get the battery down?

The high beam / low beam switch has caught moisture and is very tight, infact the low beam comes on only when the switch is pressed tightly. Will spray some wd40 and see.

Rear Brakes were not biting well so reported this during the 3rd service and now its way better than before.

1600 kms since Nov 2014. It used more only on weekends. Suspension is very nice. Thats the major plus point. FE is around 35 as per rough calculations. My friend also reported similar FE for his Jupiter. TVS Service Centre guys are nice. Service has been good till now.
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My Jupiter gives me am average way above that...between 48 and 52kmpl. It has run around 1800kms to date.
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My Jupiter gives me am average way above that...between 48 and 52kmpl. It has run around 1800kms to date.
Cool, Even I get similar figure, but never below 50 kmpl. I find the engine at its best fuel economy zone at speeds between 45-60 kmph.

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After 4 days of just standing in the rains, it took me quite an effort to start the Wego. The self starter was not able to start the motor and the kick didnt seem to have any connection at all. I could just feel the kick go down but no corresponding sound / response from the motor. Somehow the self start worked and i took it for a few rounds locally to warm it up.

Just 4 days of rain, is that enough to get the battery down?

The high beam / low beam switch has caught moisture and is very tight, infact the low beam comes on only when the switch is pressed tightly. Will spray some wd40 and see.

Rear Brakes were not biting well so reported this during the 3rd service and now its way better than before.

1600 kms since Nov 2014. It used more only on weekends. Suspension is very nice. Thats the major plus point. FE is around 35 as per rough calculations. My friend also reported similar FE for his Jupiter. TVS Service Centre guys are nice. Service has been good till now.
The battery would have been just above its lowest charge state and in 4 days of no running & lowered ambient temperature would have put the battery into difficulty. Get it charged offline from a battery shop or a home battery charger. Jupiter runs on a TCI like Apache & Bullets. Hence a properly charged battery is critical for spark also.
Get the kick start mechanism checked at service centre, this is not normal.
Try to park the scooter in a closed area or else cover it, to protect the electricals. Try a full tank - full tank to know the fuel economy. I use an app called "Fuel Log" to keep track of fillings & fuel economy.

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1. Until we gave it for service, one kick was all it took to start. Now, its four to five powerful kicks and even then, it doesn't start easily every morning.
2. The 'low fuel warning' light is behaving weirdly ever since we got the vehicle back from service. With half tank of fuel, the light turns on every time I brake to almost stationary speeds and then start accelerating. Once speeds build up, it goes off.
1. Check the battery charge level. Might solve both the problems. Could be because of season change also.
2. It is normal because the fuel inside the tank sloshes and brings the level sensing float to a lower position because of which the warning lamps lights up. Just get bothered only if it is continuously ON.
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Hi Guys,
Need some info.
today, i wanted to claim insurance for my honda activa damage.
it's oriental insurance company. my honda dealer said, i need to go and fill some form at insurance company office and submit the copy at the dealership.
then insurance person will come to assess.
is this a valid process?

dealer is also charging 800 Rs as insurance processing fee. is it valid?

it's almost 8 years since i last claimed insurance for 2 wheeler, so don't have info if the rules are changed.
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