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Caring for Your Scooter : How to Maintain & Service Your 49cc to 125cc Twist & Go Scooter - Trevor Fry

Caring for Your Scooter

How to Maintain & Service Your 49cc to 125cc Twist & Go Scooter

Paperback Published: 15th August 2011
ISBN: 9781845840952
Number Of Pages: 80

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With fuel costs and parking charges forever rising, it's no wonder consumers are turning towards cheaper forms of travel. Enter the twist-and-go scooter! Cheap to run, fun to ride, and ideal for those little 'pop to the shop' trips, and also for the 16-year-old getting to school. Unfortunately, there is a downside - the cost of servicing and maintaining your machine. It costs a garage the same to service your scooter as it does a 1000cc motorcycle, because it's charged on the time taken, plus the parts required. Here's where this invaluable book can help, by showing you how to do basic servicing and maintenance. Not only will you have the satisfaction of doing otherwise-expensive jobs yourself, you will also have learnt something along the way - and recouped the cost of this book (and a bit more besides) with your first oil change.

INTRODUCTION Who is this book for? Why buy this book? What's covered What's not covered IMPORTANT INFORMATION Your scooter details Safety Daily before you ride Check lights Check brakes Check engine oil level Check coolant level Check tyres Check fuel oil level Recommended tools Extras if you have them Mobile phone with camera/digital camera ONE - MAINTENANCE Section A: Fluids 1: Oils/filters - change intervals 2: Checking/topping up/changing engine oil and oil filter Engine oil top up Oil change/oil filter change 3: Hydraulic brakes/brake fluid Checking operation & topping up Changing brake fluid (bleeding the brake) 4: Transmission oil (may also be described as gear oil or final drive oil) 5: Coolant (water-cooled scooters) Checking and topping up Section B: Brakes 1: How brakes work Drum brakes (front and rear, lever-operated) Drum brakes (rear, pedal-operated) Disc brakes 2: Adjusting non-hydraulic brakes Adjustment at lever end of the brake cable Adjustment at wheel end of the brake cable Fitting a new brake cable 3: Replacing brake shoes Rear brake shoes Front brake shoes 4: Checking disc pads Front and back 5: Replacing disc brake pads Front brake Rear brakes Section C: Sparkplug 1: Removal, examination, cleaning and refitting Removal Examination Cleaning Refitting Section D: Drivebelt (transmission) 1: Inspection Section E: Exhaust Section F: Carburettor adjustments 1: Idle speed adjustment 2: Throttle cable adjustment 3: Carburettor jet checking and adjusting Section G: Battery 1: Battery checking, maintenance and charging Checking Maintenance Charging Section H: Main fuse Section I: Lights 1: Headlight adjustment 2: Changing bulbs Headlight Riding light Indicators (turn signal lights) Rear light Separate LED brake/stop light unit Section J: Tyres Section K: Air filter 1: Removal,examination and cleaning Section L: Body panels 1: Removal 2: Body panel repair TWO - DRIVE SAFELY Section M: Cleaning your scooter Section N: Other safety checks 1: Checking the wheel bearings Front wheel Rear wheel 2: Checking swinging arm bearings 3: Steering head bearings 4: Suspension THREE - TROUBLESHOOTING Torque settings Main torque wrench settings Standard torque wrench settings FOUR - TORQUE SETTINGS Main torque wrench settings Standard torque wrench settings FIVE - RESOURCES Magazines Importers/dealers INDEX

ISBN: 9781845840952
ISBN-10: 184584095X
Series: RAC Handbook
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 15th August 2011
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.23

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