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Old 1st March 2008, 12:07   #466
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First of all could you tell me why are you particullarly looking out for electric scooter ?
why not a normal one ?
Ease-of-use, transportation cost and unwillingness to spend on maintenance.
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gendarmee -- i am a girl and putting scooters on main stand is a bit of an issue for us girls, esp if we are wearing sandals or any other type of footwear (which we wear often)...
sorry I mean other type of "open" footwear (cant figure out how to edit post so clarifying.... )



i will not recommend any electric scooter.. i tried to ride it once and was really terrifying in traffic. did not feel safe at all

go for an electric scooter only if u plan to ride it very short distance and in very quiet lanes only

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Old 1st March 2008, 13:09   #468
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putting vehicles on center stand is an important issue for some riders. may not be for you, but please do not ridicule a concern of other vehicle users. anyway can't wait for your youtube video (yawn!!!)
It is for any rider, after all you have to park the thing your self. Doing it the right way helps. Doing it the right, or trying to learn is better than cribbing about every bike except yours.


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gendarmee -- i am a girl and putting scooters on main stand is a bit of an issue for us girls, esp if we are wearing sandals or any other type of footwear (which we wear often).. i am sure its much easier for guys since guys wear better protective footwear , but for girls it is a concern.
Well, try this out with what ever foot wear you wearing (as long as they are not 3 inch pencil point heels ) Use the flat front, and also use leverage from the ankle.



People.I'm not saying this from some particular point of view. Thats how the stand is designed, one doesn't need to put in a lot of effort. At a time I did it the wrong way.

Try this, with any bike- Put weight with the front of your right shoe/sandle on centre stand lever so as to push it downward(not sidewards down, straight down) while holding the handle is straight (relative to the bike) with one's left hand, (one might have to gently lift/grip the bike to balance it) and the bike will effortlessly pop up on the stand.

I would love to post the video right away. Im out of station, will do it after the 10th of march when i get back. And the I'll probably make a kid do it to demonstrate.

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sorry I mean other type of "open" footwear (cant figure out how to edit post so clarifying.... )
Yea, get you. More often than not i wear those slip ons, i can understand.

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Electric bike-Great Idea. Will save you from the soaring petrol prices!
One's got to get teh hang of the bike though. Once you do and get accustomed to the different but smoother acceleration, one would be fine with it.
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Over the weekend, we did an initial mileage estimation on the flyte.. our guess is that it is 47 - 48 kmpl.. pretty good and this is before its had its first service. The fuel tank capacity could ve been bigger but its not really a big bother. It holds something close to 5 liters and that gives a range of 220-240 kms which is good on a scooter

So far our Flyte has been doing very well, we are more than satisfied with it. Samira finds it very easy to handle & manouever and feels safe on it.
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With the typical fuel gauge problem as explained by other friends (I also experience the same difficulty of gauge not showing actual fuel and reducing level), I wonder how the mileage was calculated ?

I think this is fairly serious problem because one cannot rely on the gauge reading and it will be misleading, and in worst case will end up totally dry tank in remote places !
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Ramali - even I had same confusion but was clarified on this forum itself.

This is my understanding - there are 2 parts to the fuel tank, vertical & horizontal. as long as there is petrol in vertical part, the gauge will show "full" and when you reach the horizontal tank, then gauge will start to go down. so there is no danger that you will not realize when tank is getting close empty.

If u are going for long ride better to fill it up to full anyhow. the indicator is a minor irritant but to me at least does not detract from overall superb functioning of the vehicle.

By the way, fuel indicators in general are best not totally relied upon (pn any vehicle).

As for mileage estimating, we always fill it up to full tank and take odometer readings each time and then see how much petrol had to be filled since last fillup and divide the kms ridden by petrol filled. i think that makes sense..
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In my case, The inaccuracy was not due to vertical/horizontal position. But fuel gauge itself changes position significantly without additional driving. The TVS Apache fuel indicator works fine on my bro's bike.

I also think that Flyte should have used bigger fuel tank. I have about 1100 on Odo now and after first servicing I am getting 40-42 kmpl in city driving conditions.
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In my case, The inaccuracy was not due to vertical/horizontal position. But fuel gauge itself changes position significantly without additional driving. The TVS Apache fuel indicator works fine on my bro's bike.

I also think that Flyte should have used bigger fuel tank. I have about 1100 on Odo now and after first servicing I am getting 40-42 kmpl in city driving conditions.
i am told that the fuel indicator reads only the last 2 1/2 liters of fuel from full indication. hence it drops very fast after you hit the 2.5 left in tank. so that means that half tank on the indicator is 1.25 only. so i think if the scoot is ridded for about 40 kms from 1/2 tank reading, the indicator will show almost empty!!!

this will take quite some getting used to. hope kinetic will address it. but knowing them it might take a couple of years for them to react to customer feedback.
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Yesterday, my wife was also duped by this fuel indicator of Flyte. She eneded up with empy tank in the midway from office. Had to push to the fuel station. Luckily, fuel staiton was just 0.5 km away. Now, she sworn to me, will fill the fuel as soon as the needle falls to half next time.
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I think thats the case with the blaze too. After you reach reserve, the needle falls pretty fast for the remaining 1.6L of fuel compared to when the needle is above reserve.
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Hey Guys I just booked my Flyte today with lot of thinking. I didnt like the look of Aviator and waiting period of Access is 90 days !!! Took a test drive of Flyte and was satisfied with my requirement! I'm getting a black one :-)
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mail4loys congratulations on your new scooter purchase
when is delivery
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I'm taking delivery today (11th). I'll keep you all posted on my experience
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Hi,

I have also made the payment today and taking delivery tomorrow. We are still confused on the color but. Need to tell them by tomorrow 9 am. Black looks good. Any idea why its 500 Rs cheaper? The salesman was saying that black has more resale value, and if any scratches come, we can do easy touch up jobs. Any comments?
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