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Thread: 2004 Scarabeo 500 New Tires Not front end wobble

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbloom View Post
    This is what I see when I turn the wheel and look underneath.
    I believe you can just see it peeking at you which I have circled in red:
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    Quote Originally Posted by richbloom View Post
    Tmanh20 thanks I think I have that but I will need to remove plastic to get to it.
    Your top picture shows the very end of the damper. So at least you have it. Thats good. In the "newbies read this first post" there is some instructions I see about adjusting the damper. Looks like we have to have super skinny wrists, arms and hands to reach way up there. There were fun puns in the thread about doing that as well. That same post also has a link how to remove all the plastics pieces to the big beo by a mechanic by the way on YouTube. Good luck. I need to adjust my damper too its way too stiff.

    Please please please let us know what you think of the Shinko tires after you get done adjusting your suspension. As I want to replace my tires someday soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmanh2o View Post
    Your top picture shows the very end of the damper. So at least you have it. Thats good. In the "newbies read this first post" there is some instructions I see about adjusting the damper. Looks like we have to have super skinny wrists, arms and hands to reach way up there. There were fun puns in the thread about doing that as well. That same post also has a link how to remove all the plastics pieces to the big beo by a mechanic by the way on YouTube. Good luck. I need to adjust my damper too its way too stiff.

    Please please please let us know what you think of the Shinko tires after you get done adjusting your suspension. As I want to replace my tires someday soon.
    I can't get to many of the adjustments or service items on our bikes without removing Tupperwear either as I wear XXL sized gloves so everything is a tight fit. Sometimes I just resort to having a kid or a mechanically inclined young woman assist with those things which thankfully both my daughters who are in their mid 20's to early 30's are both good at.

    Getting at the coolant air bleed valve for example requires removing the complete rear body, luggage rack and seat bucket along with all the incidental panels, rider pegs, etc related to doing that if I can't get someone with smaller hands to reach in to attach a bleed hose and operate the bleeder valve on top of the head.

    Once you get everything dialed in please do let us know how the tires work out.

    Do pay attention and keep an eye out for uneven tread wear too as you may have to fine tune the tire pressure to alleviate that. This is common to many scooters and motorcycles so its not unique to just the Scarabeo 500 or the Shinko tires.

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    Great discussion.

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    Thanks everyone I will post my results.

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