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Great write up about your trip.

Why do you think you got better consumption when it heated up? Cold = more dense air = more resistance?

Thanks  :yes:

I've always experienced higher fuel consumption when its colder/winter and even when down at the coast with any of my vehicles.
It probably has something to do with the fuel injection richening the mixture to compensate for the colder/denser air.  :dontknow:
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: My BWS experience after 3 months ownership
« Last post by Stanthescooterman on February 18, 2018, 07:24:39 AM »
After years, sometimes the oil level sensor gets loose in the hole where it goes into the oil tank and oil starts seeping out there.

The only answer is to drain oil, remove tank, degrease mating surfaces at the hole, apply 2-part epoxy and re-fit sensor with wire pointing in right direction. Fit oil tank and re-fill with oil after epoxy has set thoroughly. Ensure 2-stroke pump is bled.

A bit messy and time consuming, but worth it for a clean bike, henceforth.

The only way that you can "over-fill" the oil is to not pay attention while you are pouring in the last bit at the end and it overflows, which I think has happened to most 2-stroke owners  :wink:

Once it is full to where your eye can see it, that's fine, unlike 4-strokes where a specific min/max level of fill needs to be maintained, and which can definitely be over-filled, leading to all kinds of problems, the least of which are oil leaks.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: My BWS experience after 3 months ownership
« Last post by Vino on February 17, 2018, 01:52:10 PM »
Hey Vino!

When you have the time, I would actually be interested in your 2T consumption...

I'm still of the opinion that my Nitro (which has the same engine) uses too much 2T oil........

Hi. I got 1660km on a full tank of 2T.

I think I might to switch to premix! I get about 600 - 800 km for a full bottle of 2T...

I over filled my 2T by accident and she peed out some at work ... didnt know you can over fill the 2T reservoir!  I used about 1L plus another 250ml of the second bottle

 

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: Word Game
« Last post by dr.simon on February 16, 2018, 05:30:51 PM »
Informer
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Sound like it's be pinching/kink somewhere, the weight of sitting on it - obviously difficult to diagnose once it's stripped, as the bits pinching are no no longer there - look for any rubbing or residue on the fuel line and vacuum hoses. Else, the fuel filer is clogged.
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Have you tried checking the carburetor? It's located under the seat under the removable plastic cover. What rpm is the scooter idling on?
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: 2 Wheels Pilot Project
« Last post by Mat1998 on February 14, 2018, 02:01:41 PM »
Personally I'd recommend a scooter because the automatic transmission makes it so much easier to learn how to ride and keeps training needed to a minimum. As far as reliability goes scooters and delivery style bikes have similar reliability and they're both rock solid.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Last post by Mat1998 on February 14, 2018, 01:46:18 PM »
Probably because when the engine oil heats up it gets thinner so lubrication is better.
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Great write up about your trip.

Why do you think you got better consumption when it heated up? Cold = more dense air = more resistance?
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Re: 2 Wheels Pilot Project
« Last post by Jonathan on February 14, 2018, 12:06:03 PM »
Check out this NGO. They have a JHB branch and might be able to help you out.

https://www.facebook.com/scullyscootersnational/?ref=br_rs
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