Scooter Repair Lancashire

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.

Buzzinmotos
01772 739700
Scooter Centre, Blanche Street
Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston
 
Hunts Motorcycles Ltd
0161-432-1303
255 Kingsway
Manchester
 
Riverway Motorcycles
01942 242392
1A Westbridge Mews
Wigan
 
Lloyd Motors
01228 404101
Grearshill Road Kingstown
 
Blackburn Cycle And Scooter Centre
01254 675181
31 Northgate
 
Freedom Bikes
01772 822885
2.11A,
Preston
 
Kc Superbikes
01228 525024
Carlisle
Caldewgate
 
Express Equipment
01539 739733
Mintsfeet Road
Kendal
 
All Bikes
01706 713680
Rochdale
 
Dave Milling M/Cycles Ltd
(019) 466-3380
Preston Street
Whitehaven
 

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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