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Old 7th January 2014, 15:51   #106
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sorry
please read it as First Left & not right .
(considering JC road is one way & You are entering from JC Road entrance )
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Hi! guys, another fan of the iconic scooter here. I own a 2005 model, one of the last ones sold. The scooter has approximately clocked 50k kms.

With the edgy design and the rear mounted spare wheel, it looks much more retro than the newer Vespa.
Will share my experience in detail, along with the pics.

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Hi! guys, another fan of the iconic scooter here. I own a 2005 model, one of the last ones sold. The scooter has approximately clocked 50k kms.

With the edgy design and the rear mounted spare wheel, it looks much more retro than the newer Vespa.
Will share my experience in detail, along with the pics.
Welcome prokinetic. Looking forward for the details and pics.
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My Ki-Ho is shod with Ceat tyres and off-late i have been observing that both front and rear tires are worn-out on one side! What could be the probable reason - Alignment or bent wheels?
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My Ki-Ho is shod with Ceat tyres and off-late i have been observing that both front and rear tires are worn-out on one side! What could be the probable reason - Alignment or bent wheels?
For the front the culprit will be the worn out bushes from the Suspension and Pivot Arm.

Also, you would have noticed (being a Ki-Ho Owner), that the front wheel used to rub the suspension on the left side and to overcome this mechanics used to place a washer that would move the tire to right by few mm.

These are the 2 good reasons for uneven wear on the Ki-Ho.

For rear, you will have to check for weak suspension first. The whole engine block is supported at the rear by a single strut and a worn out bush or a weak struct can be the biggest reason.

Beyond this, you can check the engine bedding bush. There are 2 and these are rigidly fixed to the aluminium engine block of the Ki-Ho and through this they pass a thick threaded stud and the Engine block swings from this point (Pivot) whereas the Strut at the rear is the support on the other end.
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Yesterday this little pipe came out from near the transmission. Anyone knows what is the function of this pipe?
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My scooter is spewing up a lot of smoke especially when started. I asked my technician who says the oil pump is faulty & needs replacement but cannot source an OE pump. Does anyone have a picture of how the pump looks like? I am getting a Pricol make pump but not sure whether it fits my 96 model perfectly.
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Yesterday this little pipe came out from near the transmission. Anyone knows what is the function of this pipe?
Looks like a battery breather tube. See if you can trace is to the battery compartment.
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Looks like a battery breather tube. See if you can trace is to the battery compartment.
No this is not the breather tube from battery which is usually a clear tube. This is a oil carrying tube attached to the top of the crankcase. I believe it to be a crankcase breather tube but not sure
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I am getting a Pricol make pump but not sure whether it fits my 96 model perfectly.
Should it be the right one, Please help me get another one?
Our kine has been on the stand for 6 years now due to unavailability of a new oil pump. changing the oil seal was of little use.
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Should it be the right one, Please help me get another one?
Our kine has been on the stand for 6 years now due to unavailability of a new oil pump. changing the oil seal was of little use.
I just brought one from this link
https://safexbikes.com/productdetail...ic-zx/PRI8505i
Let's see how the actual part is once i receive it.
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Yesterday this little pipe came out from near the transmission. Anyone knows what is the function of this pipe?
This is the gear box( Has a reduction gear box) breather tube.Replace with a new one or water will enter gear box and ruin the bearings.
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