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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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