Scooter Repair Southampton

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.

Double Take Motorcycles Ltd
02380 577858
Bond Street Northam
Southampton
 
Richard Atkinson Motorcycles
02380 512447
11-13 Paynes Rd
Southampton
 
Crescent Motorcycle Co (Southampton)
023 8040 3203
Victoria Garage Portsmouth Rd Bursledon
Southampton
 
A J Bartlett Motorcycles
01590 676 968
3 Gosport St
Lymington
 
Trevor Pope Motorcycles
02392 521111
55-59 Forton Street
Gosport
 
Southampton Premier Motorcycles
02380 443944
42-46 Portsmouth Road
Southampton
 
Strides Motorcycles
02380 862011
Commercial Road Totton
Southampton
 
Bikers Ltd
02380 741 234
92 Botley Road
Southampton
 
Dimons Of Gosport
023 92583494
150 Forton Road
Gosport
 
Isle Of Wight Motorcycles Ltd
01983 522675
15 Daish Way
Newport
 

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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