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yoyo65
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:19 pm  Reply with quote
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So you all know how much trouble DH had with his first Fly10 and how I have not had any major problems with my Schwinn?

Well, I spoke too soon.

It conked out on me tonight at Lake Nokomis.
I was cruisin' right along, happy as can be, when I heard something snap and the scoot jerked just slightly. The rear wheel was not responding to the throttle. I pulled into the parking lot at the main beach to check it out.

The enginge revs when I open up the throttle but the rear wheel will not turn. It shouldn't be the brake because I could spin the wheel manualy and I could still push the scoot easily.

I walked it to my parents house who, fortunatly, live near 46th and Bloomington. It's in their garage now. Guess I will be calling Motoprimo tomorrow morning and having it towed over there. :(

Any takers on what my problem is?

Gotta look on the bright side though, I guess I will get to take DH's Fly150 to work until I get mine back.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:26 pm  Reply with quote
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Sounds like the belt broke to me.

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I agree.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:55 pm  Reply with quote
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The belt would be my first thought... but knowing chinese scooters it is probably something worse than that
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i was thinking the belt also.

It should still be under warrenty. Problem is I will have to pay for towing and labor.

I wish I knew how to fix these things.

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yoyo65 wrote:
i was thinking the belt also.

It should still be under warrenty. Problem is I will have to pay for towing and labor.


Labor isn't covered by the warranty? Yipes!

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My Pal Foot Foot wrote:
The belt would be my first thought... but knowing chinese scooters it is probably something worse than that




rub it in a little more, why don't cha? LOL! :)

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433 wrote:
yoyo65 wrote:
i was thinking the belt also.

It should still be under warrenty. Problem is I will have to pay for towing and labor.


Labor isn't covered by the warranty? Yipes!




guess I'll find out soon, huh?

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If you need help, I am willing to give you a hand. You can take can take the belt cover off and take a look to see what's up in there. It shouldn't be that hard to do....

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Being of the type that tends to tinker with the garage door open, and being a neighborhood of freindly types, I've seen a couple of schwinns in trouble. Almost certainly the belt. The schwinn owners I've talked to siad that some labour was covered, but transit to the shop was not.

I do have a "source" at MotoPrimo and I don't think the Schwinns have been exactly trouble-free for them.... maybe a little judicious whinning will get you someplace with the costs.

Good luck.

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dmarquis wrote:
If you need help, I am willing to give you a hand. You can take can take the belt cover off and take a look to see what's up in there. It shouldn't be that hard to do....

Dave


thank you for your offer!
I think since the scoot is under warrenty still, I will bring it in. In the future (when the warrenty has expired) I will certainly take you up on an offer to help. Especially since I want to learn how to fix this stuff myself. I just have not had any time to explore the mechanics of our scoots and have not found any good sources yet to show me how.

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EvilScooterKitty wrote:
Being of the type that tends to tinker with the garage door open, and being a neighborhood of freindly types, I've seen a couple of schwinns in trouble. Almost certainly the belt. The schwinn owners I've talked to siad that some labour was covered, but transit to the shop was not.

I do have a "source" at MotoPrimo and I don't think the Schwinns have been exactly trouble-free for them.... maybe a little judicious whinning will get you someplace with the costs.

Good luck.


thanks for the tips!
I expect to pay for the towing. I only live about a mile and a half from Motoprimo and have walked over there to pick up my scoot, but pushing it over there would be a whole different story! It was enough from Nokomis' main beach to my parents house, in the rain, of course!

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Lots of folks on this board have trailers (me excluded of course) maybe you could arrange some sort of beer for towing swap? I think when I talked to Motoprimo about delivery they wanted $50 which seems excessive, especially for a mile and a half. If I had a trailer, I'd help ya for a song.
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WOW! thanks, everybody, for all your help!

I went ahead and paid to have the scoot brought in to Motoprimo.
I work really wierd hours and it gets hard for me to connect with people to work normal hours.

I am REALLY thinking about investing in a trialer hitch for the mini van and getting on of those platform thingys. Since we are a 2 scoot household and I have 2 friends who have recently got into scooting, I think it would be a wise investment. Then I can just haul it in myself and help others if I can.

I would gladly swap some good beer for some much needed help!

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Talk to Bob at Scooterville about the hitch-mounted-scooter-hauling-device.

I think they are pretty inexpensive.

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