View Full Version : New scooter "break in" time
05-08-2005, 09:37 PM
Just got my Mojito 150 today and had so much fun cruising around. Can anyone tell me if and how closely they followed the manuals guidelines for the break in period. Did it take until the first servicing to tell a difference in performance? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! :peace:
05-08-2005, 11:29 PM
Congrats on your new scoot!
When I broke in my Mojito 150, I took it easy on her for the first 2-300 miles. Never went full throttle and varied my speed when I could. Be cautious with the brakes to start as they will be aggressive until they wear a little. Once I hit 300 miles I started pushing my 150 more, but didn't really go all out until after the 600 mile service at which time I did notice a lot of improvement in performance. My mechanic told me that he de-tunes the scoots before they're sold so that the engine will be safe even if the owner pushes it before 600mi. Don't know if that's a common practice or not.
There's lots of ideas about break-in periods, but I'd just take it easy until your first service. Just get out and ride as much as you can and you'll hit 600 miles in no time.
05-09-2005, 07:47 AM
Thanks for the advice! I can't believe how excited I was to get out of bed this morning. Here's another question, kind of a silly one- how does one remove the factory stickers off the bars properly without scratching or stripping the coating of the bars. Since they are not really chrome is there anything I should do in particular to avoid damaging the paint? I think my scooter was sitting at the dealer for awhile because the stickers seem to be cemented on. :peace:
05-09-2005, 09:28 AM
The stickers should come off without problem. First try using a hair dryer to soften the adhesive. I would then try soaking them off with warm soapy water. If that doesn't work, most adhesives can be removed by using vegetable oil. I wouldn't use that Goo Be Gone adhesive remover on your bike, especially the fake plastic chrome. Be sure not to use any abrasives either.
The longer the adhesive sits the tougher it gets, so get it off as fast as you can. I forget if there's a sticker on the muffler, but if there is, get that one off first (don't use the oil technique).
Have fun and ride safe.
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