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    New SportCity 250 owner

    Greetings all. Just wanted to say hi and that I知 a new owner of a 2009 SportCity 250 with 2,200 miles. I知 looking forward to riding and learning more about the scooter and hear your stories as well as maintaining this ride.

    Wayne

    2009 Aprilia SportCity 250

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    Before you ride it be sure to zero set all the maintenance items. The belt, rollers, engine air filter, engine oil filter, engine oil, gear lube, brake fluid, coolant, CVT air filter, grease on the clutch shaft and tires should be changed.

    Quickest way to total an old seldom ridden bike is to ride it without zero setting all maintenance items.

    Note that if an old belt shreds it can take out the seal on the timing cover which requires a special tool too remove and replace that few shops actually own. The press tool to remove and replace the cover with the chain guides properly aligned is over $150 and the replacement cover is around $55 plus if too much belt cord gets behind the cover it can cause the timing chain to jump so you will end up at the least replacing the intake valves. Cleaning up the belt shreds the get behind the cover will require removing the valve cover to clean out all the shreds that were pulled up there by the timing chain along with remove the oil sump and oil pump cover to clean belt shreds from the pump and drive. It is a fair amount of work and you will also have to clean up all the oil that got slung around inside the CVT case. The seal on the oil sump will also need to be replaced too. Many overlook this.

    Tool - $172.07:
    http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...x+AP8140729%29

    Timing Cover - $54.27
    http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...Seal+%2D847116
    Last edited by Rockynv; 10-19-2018 at 10:34 PM.

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    Thanks for the information. I値l do some of that. The previous owner seemed pretty well equipped. He actually replaced the Aprilia with a Bergman.

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    Welcome to the forum. You've got a great looking ride with performance as well. Enjoy....and safe riding.

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    Welcome iNov8.
    I agree on doing a maintainance reset but Rocky I didn't see any mention in his post about a shredded belt. I just changed my timing cover seal and it is not a task for a beginner.
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    um Rocky tends to be overzealous and alarmist. Ive never seen a belt shred on a SC but this is the same Rocky that says OEM ONLY FOR 30,000 MILES mantra.
    At 2200 miles... the only things Id be checking are the airfilter, variator filter, and tires.
    Its not a bad idea to keep a belt, oil filter, or spare switch in inventory (all can be had for <$100 shipped)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkscoot View Post
    Welcome iNov8.
    I agree on doing a maintainance reset but Rocky I didn't see any mention in his post about a shredded belt. I just changed my timing cover seal and it is not a task for a beginner.
    If you wait until the belt shreds then you're already exposed to timing seal damage and having to replace the cover so knowing the ramifications its best to replace the belt before that happens.

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    Don't get excited about all that maintenance and parts. I would have a few parts on hand like a belt and oil filter and maybe a filter set and gaskets. But in all the bike doesn't need a lot and if you put in synthetic oil and a good set of filters you wont have too do too much maintenance. I have the same bike and it has over 6000 miles and I just put in a malossi red air filter and iridium plug. The Dr pulley sliders I put in a few years ago. It runs very fast and will hit 90 on a straight road and get 75 mpg too.
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