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« on: August 19, 2014, 01:41:34 AM »

How difficult is it to work on your own scoot, I know the majority on here do, but what about someone with minimal mechanical aptitude?  My second question would be what scoot would be the easiest to work, lesser expense, I'm assuming the less plastic panels the better?  I would like to dive into this with my next bike in the near future, but don't want to attempt it with the PCX, way too much disassembling to do with clips that break etc?  Are the flat floorboard scoots easier?  I would still be looking in the 150cc range, I have no use for highway riding.  I'm just trying to do my homework thoroughly this time.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 01:53:40 AM »

If you are worried about removing plastic then doing your own work might be a bit much.  The plastic is just the easy stuff you get out of the way before you get to the more challenging stuff..
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 02:50:36 AM »

Buy the factory maintenance manual regardless of which brand you end up buying. The Honda manuals are excellent and if you read the section you are working on you should have no problems removing the clips and panels. Just remember that your time and the tool costs may not save you as much money as you think depending on the job. Oil changes, filters and spark plugs should are good places to start and a friend with experience is always helpful.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 07:13:50 AM »

If you just want to acquire some useful skills for general motorcycle maintenance, then why not get a 250cc bike? Less plastics.

If it's specifically a CVT-type scooter that you'd like to get going on, then the Kymco B&W250 or their Grand Vista would be my first suggestion. Not a lot of plastics to take off to get where you need to and relatively easy to remove.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 02:11:22 PM »

Watch you tube videos. Thats what I did. I replaced the throttle cable, master cylinder, brake hose, rebuilt the caliper, and looking forward to the next project but I got it running now! Then I went and paid $172.00 for tires and $170.00 for labor. Hah. If I can do my own work I will. Amazon has a great selection of parts.
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