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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 2:39 am    Post subject: General Maintenance Reply with quote

Arrow Technical Library

Arrow Scooter Tool List (Thanks Corsair!)

Arrow What's that hose hanging down on the left side of the scooter?! (Hint: it's perfectly normal.)

Arrow Where's the Spark Plug?!

Arrow More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Motorcycle Oil (Thanks POCPhil!)

Arrow Battery, Dead Battery, Charging and Tending (Thanks POCPhil!)

Arrow Fuel Additives (Thanks POCPhil!)

Arrow CVTs (automatic transmission) explained (External Link to Howstuffworks.com)

Arrow Winterizing and/or Storing Your Scooter

Arrow Maintenance intervals and SERVICE MANUALS

Oil Changes Arrow Buddy 125 (Thanks mlstephens!) (Buddy 150 is the same except the oil filter placement on cooler next to battery) and Arrow Blur Thanks illnoise and Arrow for the 2-strokes' oil changes (External Link). See Arrow service manuals below for changes (2-stroke gear oil for example) that have no member walk-throughs.

Valve adjustment Arrow Method 1 (Thanks olhogrider!) or Arrow Method 2 (Thanks SCOOTERSOLDIER!)

Arrow Adjusting the idle (Thanks Ericalm!)

Arrow 06 Headlight Replacement (Thanks ebcspace!)

Arrow How do I check the brake fluid?!

Arrow How to change the brake pads (Buddy 50cc) (Thanks jasondavis48108)

Arrow Tire removal/replacement More coming soon! ...Hopefully...

Arrow My mirrors wont stay tight (Thanks olhogrider!)

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 3:31 am    Post subject: Winterizing your Scooter Reply with quote

Winterizing your Scooter

I'm going on suggestions found throughout the thread as this is something I've not done personally. I'm semi-ridiculous and rode mine through the winter. The general consensus is the following:

(Optional) Some folks suggest changing the oil before storage, others suggest after storage. You're going to want fresh oil in the Spring and oil needs to be changed once used regardless of mileage because it breaks down. There's strong opinions on either side or the argument - just be aware that it should be addressed before or after storage.

1) Fill up the Gas tank with fresh fuel.

2) Treat with Sea Foam or Stabil or some other fuel stabilizer (Sea Foam usually gets the most recommendations).

3) Run the engine for 5-10 minutes with the treated gas.

4) With the engine off, drain the float bowl on the carb. Exclamation Be sure to re-tighten the drain screw

5) Remove the Battery and connect to a Trickle Charger (Battery Tender Jr. comes highly recommended).

6) If you have chrome on your bike, find a good metal polish (like Mother's Metal Polish) or silicone spray lubricant. The idea is to create a barrier between the metal and the air so there's not a rusted hunk where that shiny bit should be.

7) Give it a good cleaning, you're not going to be spending much time with it for a few months. Apply a light wax or protectorate. Some people like Lemon Pledge... but some people like jumping off of bridges - to each his own.

8)Stuff a rag in the Exhaust to keep out any winter nesters. Be sure to remove this when you go to start it up again.

9) Write a list of all the steps that you've taken so you know the exact state you left the bike in. Tuck it in the Pet carrier or tape it to the speedometer. Exclamation Be sure to note, if nothing else that you've got a rag tucked in your exhaust!

10a) If parked in a garage, throw a tarp, painter's plastic or a proper motorcycle cover over it and wait till spring.

10b) If no garage is available, find a good spot to secure it to with a decent lock and cover with a weather resistant motorcycle cover. Try not to store in a place that's prone to winds and make sure it's on solid level ground. Use the center stand. If the cover has eyelets, loop a lock or a bungee through it to cinch the cover on the scooter good and tight: a loose cover flapping in the wind will rub up against the paint and if excessive, there's a small chance it'll scuff the paint.

Walk away and wallow in self pitty Crying or Very sad for a little while then get on with your winter. Don't start the bike until you're going to be riding it regularly, unless you want to drain the float bowl again, as well as the other steps.

That should just about cover it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:29 am    Post subject: Maintenance intervals Reply with quote

Maintenance intervals AND Service Manuals Exclamation

Here's a handy picture you can print out for reference, or see the pages listed in the service manuals below. This is taken from the GMax Service manual, but applies for the most part to all Genuine models except the Stella (as of July 09).


Buddy 50
See Pages 21-24 for the maintenance intervals.
Buddy 50 Service Manual

Buddy 125/150
See Pages 22-23 for the Maintenance intervals.
Buddy 125 Service Manual

Blur/GMax 150/125
See Page 16 for the Maintenance intervals.
Blur (G-Max) Service Manual

Stella
See Page 48 for the Maintenance intervals.
Stella Service Manual

Rough House/Black Cat/Rattler
See Pages 28-31 for the Maintenance intervals.
Rough House/Black Cat/Rattler Service Manual

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