Scooter Repair Cardiff

Caring for and maintaining your scooter is essential to making it last for many years to come. Continue reading to learn more about scooter maintenance and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Robert Bevan & Son
02920 227477
Hadfield Road
Cardiff
 
W Mounter Motorcycles Ltd
01443 400960
46 Pentrebach Road Glyntaff
Pontypridd
 
J G Plant Ltd
01656 652299
Braclia Industrial Estate
Coity
 
Thunder Road Motorcycles Ltd
01656 661131
Tremains Road
Bridgend
 
Kevin Thomas Motorcycles
01685 877723
Unit 5 Canal Road
South Wales
 
Gt Superbikes
01443449555
Unit 15 & 16 The Beeches Industria
Talbot Green - Wales
 
Thunder Road Cwmbran
01633 868888
Units 4/5 Llantarnam Ind Park John Baker Close
Cwmbran
 
Thunder Road Motorcycles
01656-661131
Tremains Road
Bridgend
 
Tarnock Bikes
01934 750320
Tarnock Garage
Weston-Super-Mare
 
Wayne Bowen Motorcycles
01443-776060
164 Bute Street
Treorchy
 

Maintenance

Written by Ant "Spanner" Stead    Saturday, 12 January 2008 09:04   
Maintenance

Basic Maintenance

There are a number of simple things that can be checked to keep your scooter running well.

Tyres

Make sure you have the correct pressure, and that they are in good condition, no cracks, not bald, no flat spots. Also getting the wheels balanced is a good idea. If can afford a good set of tyres, buy them. They are the only thing keeping you up-right, and off the tarmac, don’t buy poor quality tyres. Good tyres will make you faster around the corners, and safer in the wet.

Brakes

Stopping is pretty important, and unfortunately the braking system is often poorly maintained. Make sure that the discs aren’t warped or scored. If you notice pulsing, grapping or uneven braking then it is a good bet that the disc is to blame. The brake pads don’t really require much in the way of maintenance, but do keep an eye on them; they wear out and need to be replaced. However as with tyres - don’t always purchase the cheapest set, get good quality brake pads from a quality manufacturer. Brake fluid is vital for good braking performance. And should be replaced as part of a good maintenance plan.

You should check the level, which is located on the reservoir, this is mounted next to the brake lever on the handlebars. On most models there is a window to see the fluid level. Make sure the scooter is on a level surface, and check that the fluid falls within the indicated range. If it is not then you need to gain access to the reservoir and carefully add more brake fluid. Don’t spill any on the paint work as it will destroy it!

Oil

This is the life-blood of the your scooter, in fact any motor. In a two-stroke engine you have to make sure the reservoir is full with 2-stroke oil. Not all oils are created equal, so get good oil, really good oil, your engine will love you for it and you give you many years of trouble free scootering.
In a four-stroke engine the oil is housed in the sump at the bottom of the engine and is pumped throughout the engine’s lubricated parts. As with the oil in your motor car it must be routinely and regularly changed. If you use your scooter regularly, say four or five days a week you should think about changing the engine oil approximately every six months.
There is also a small amount of oil in the final drive (gear box). It should be replaced once a year.

Driveline

Most modern scooters feature continuously variable transmission’s, commonly referred to as a CVT. It turns out that Leonardo Da Vinci conceptualized this system more than 500 years ago. There are a few parts that may require maintenance within a CVT transmission. One item is the belt, which drives the rear wheel. When new the belt is certain width, but as you ride around wear and tear cause the belt to become thinner. This wear reduces the top speed of the scooter. Therefore if you notice that ...

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