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scootboot



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive my ignorance but what does a 6 point socket look like?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scootboot wrote:
Forgive my ignorance but what does a 6 point socket look like?


Like any other socket, but it only has six points in the internal star instead of the twelve points in standard sockets.
I am sorry if that answer sounds flippant, but that is really the difference in the way they look. The difference in the way they work is that a six point socket grips all six sides of the flat surfaces of the bolt head, while a twelve point socket only grips at the edges of the flat surfaces. Normally the twelve point makes it easier to get the socket onto the bolt since there are so many ways that it will align correctly, but when you are applying a lot of torque the bolt head can end up rounded off. Since the six point socket must fit the bolt head exactly on all the flat surfaces, it is a little harder to align in tight quarters, but it will not round the bolt head. I think that you will find that ALL impact wrench sockets are always six point sockets.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah I see, I know what you mean now, thanks I'll try that.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much.. we will try that! as I dare say that for all of his efforts he will not of thought of that!! Icon_lol4


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Virgin oil changer! Reply with quote

I'm gonna do my oil change this weekend, and I've read ost of the excellent advice here to be happy to do this.....

the only thing is, what way up does the spring, and mesh strainer go...?

Is it......

A.) spring wide at the top, and filter upside down - like a cup.
B.) spring wide AT THE BOTTOM, and the filter up, like an umberella, or a thimble on your finger....

or..
C.) neither of these Shaun, you prat!


Help...?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Virgin oil changer! Reply with quote

stoatsngroats wrote:
I'm gonna do my oil change this weekend, and I've read ost of the excellent advice here to be happy to do this.....

the only thing is, what way up does the spring, and mesh strainer go...?

Is it......

A.) spring wide at the top, and filter upside down - like a cup.
B.) spring wide AT THE BOTTOM, and the filter up, like an umberella, or a thimble on your finger....

or..
C.) neither of these Shaun, you prat!


Help...?


Fox posted a nice picture of how the strainer goes in here:
http://chinesescoots.forumwise.com/chinesescoots-thread7748.html


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Virgin oil changer! Reply with quote

DaveS wrote:
stoatsngroats wrote:
I'm gonna do my oil change this weekend, and I've read ost of the excellent advice here to be happy to do this.....

the only thing is, what way up does the spring, and mesh strainer go...?

Is it......

A.) spring wide at the top, and filter upside down - like a cup.
B.) spring wide AT THE BOTTOM, and the filter up, like an umberella, or a thimble on your finger....

or..
C.) neither of these Shaun, you prat!


Help...?


Fox posted a nice picture of how the strainer goes in here:
http://chinesescoots.forumwise.com/chinesescoots-thread7748.html


Thanks Dave,

...so that diagram shows 'Spring wide at the bottom, and Strainer up - like a cup', (and fitting into the top of the spring.).......making the answer...........'C'...!

Say no more Dave...I know what you're implying!! Embarassed


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this.

My partner did this for me today, and also changed the tranmission oil. He said that the stuff that came out of it from new was crap (Icon_lol5) and he will change it again after about 80 miles.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep the Factory Chinese oil is crap



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scootin wrote:
yep the Factory Chinese oil is crap


But it is the dealer's fault that it is still in there when the customer gets it. Twisted Evil

I was lucky to get a much better dealer that delivered mine with good oil and an NGK sparkplug right off the showroom floor.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveS wrote:
Scootin wrote:
yep the Factory Chinese oil is crap


But it is the dealer's fault that it is still in there when the customer gets it. Twisted Evil

I was lucky to get a much better dealer that delivered mine with good oil and an NGK sparkplug right off the showroom floor.


Lucky you! Most dealers are working towards their next BMW. Spending a couple of pounds on preparing the bikes they sell cuts into their profits.

Newsagents put in more effort to sell their Sunday papers than most dealers put into their PDIs



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can somone tell me how I clean the filter thing or do I buy a new one. if so are they standard size



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's the thimble shaped gauze thing either wash it carefully in washing up liquid and dry it thoroughly before replacing, or wash it in petrol and dry it for a few minutes before refitting.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

px166bajaj wrote:
DaveS wrote:
Scootin wrote:
yep the Factory Chinese oil is crap


But it is the dealer's fault that it is still in there when the customer gets it. Twisted Evil

I was lucky to get a much better dealer that delivered mine with good oil and an NGK sparkplug right off the showroom floor.


Lucky you! Most dealers are working towards their next BMW. Spending a couple of pounds on preparing the bikes they sell cuts into their profits.

Newsagents put in more effort to sell their Sunday papers than most dealers put into their PDIs


Thats not always true matey I actully honour my warrantys and I find that spending a few quid on each bike before it goes out saves any hasstle further on down the line

I am saving up for my next BMW though Laughing not an expensive one mind one of the old skool 80's E30 bmws



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pac1982 wrote:
px166bajaj wrote:
DaveS wrote:
Scootin wrote:
yep the Factory Chinese oil is crap


But it is the dealer's fault that it is still in there when the customer gets it. Twisted Evil

I was lucky to get a much better dealer that delivered mine with good oil and an NGK sparkplug right off the showroom floor.


Lucky you! Most dealers are working towards their next BMW. Spending a couple of pounds on preparing the bikes they sell cuts into their profits.

Newsagents put in more effort to sell their Sunday papers than most dealers put into their PDIs



Thats not always true matey I actully honour my warrantys and I find that spending a few quid on each bike before it goes out saves any hasstle further on down the line

I am saving up for my next BMW though Laughing not an expensive one mind one of the old skool 80's E30 bmws


Yes, I didn't mean you. I meant the chancers who just get a crate of scooters, sell them to mugs on ebay and then disappear.



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