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Old 18th November 2012, 20:04   #31
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Default Re: My Valentine- The Honda Activa- a very long term test!

The side stand of my Activa had a rubber guard (aftermarket fitting by me) which helped me in not ever hearing the metallic sound (partly destructive, it was I believe) whenever it was disengaged. This one encircled the entire side stand, lowest part and hit the lower body when disengaged, with its cushion.
It gave me about 8 years of service. Very recently, it got torn apart and had to be discarded. This picture shows the rubber, when the going was good!

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Now I was in a fix as to what should be done to replace it? Then I saw the balance rod bush on my Scorpio and thought this one will be surely act as the new rubber saviour for me. It was available for Rs 61=00 (Mahindra spares don't cost a bomb) and I just got one.
The problem was that this would not encircle the lowest part of the side stand wholly, but only partly.
The fitting was done using a discarded Hawkins 2.5 litre pressure cooker gasket and Oh yeah ! Now its doing its duty very well.

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The gap (rubber balance rod bush) has been left at the lower portion of the side stand ,as the upper portion hits scooter's underbody.

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Pictures of the balance rod bush and the gasket and how these have been fitted.
The manufacturers rarely bother about such nitty-gritty problems faced by users and only volumes and money matter to them.

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My Valentine Activa (bought on Valentine's Day of 2003) has completed 15 years of tireless service on 14.02.2018. This is a first generation Honda Activa and I can't believe 15 years have passed so fast in its loving company. It has got new rear tyres - MRF original and MRF again now. The scooter is sparingly used and has done about 22,500 kms till now. It has been doing its duties tirelessly, whenever called for.

It is particularly used whenever I have to go to places, where maneuvering or parking a car is an uphill task.

Its mandatory fitness test with the local RTO office was done on 26/02/2018 and the scooter has got a new lease of life till 25/02/2023. Green Tax due was Rs 2000=00 that has been paid wef 15.02.2018 till 14.02.2023.

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