Easydrifter

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  1. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    I found a little more info from retail sites.  Working life is 14 months and no need to ever add water,  so i guess ill just use it as is and hope it lasts over a year. 
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  2. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    Damn Man.  Maybe I should fill it with acid now and it will last longer,  I had to go to 5 bike shops to finally find one the right size so I bought it.  Maybe its just a FLA with a dry charge posing as a gel,  is what I was thinking. I guess you get what you pay for sometimes. 
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  3. Easydrifter added a post in a topic Yamaha RS110 F for outside of the city   

    Thanks for telling me about the Crux.  I didn't get an owners manual with my RS 110f  and couldn't find one to download so I downloaded tht Crux owners manual and at least now I know what weight oil it takes.  The Yamaha shop here sold me 20-50 but the book says 20-40. It probably doesnt make much difference but I do like to follow factory recommendations when possible. That reminds me,  I put 10-40 in my scooter and its supposed to take 15-40, oh well,  no big difference,  the important thing is that it has clean oil now.  I'll try to get it right next time haha. Thanks again. 
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  4. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    Thanks for all the input guys.  It had me fooled because it said add liquid if it stops working,  for longer life.  I wont worry about it anymore until it stops working. 
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  5. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    Heres a couple pics of my new "mystery battery"  It still has 12.86 volts after a couple of days so i guess ill assume its gel and not fill it with anything.  I pulled 2 of the caps of to show the fill holes. 


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  6. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    The top is totally clear so you can see inside.  Cant see any liquid in it even when you tip it.  It does have rubber caps all held down with a slide though,  so it can be filled. Its not really sealed. It says Japan on it but im pretty sure its Chinese. The last cheap battery i bought lasted 2-1/2 years so maybe it will be ok if i treat it right. The instructions are vague and in bad english though. 
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  7. Easydrifter added a post in a topic New battery came with no acid   

    Yeh,  it had 12.5 volts in the store and i brought it home charged it for an hour with a solar charger and it went up to 14 volts while charging.  I put it in the scooter and it worked fine all day. 
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  8. Easydrifter added a topic in General Tech Advice   

    New battery came with no acid
    I just bought a new battery for my Demak 150 scooter today. It was off the shelf in a Philippine motorcycle shop.  It looks like a typical lead acid battery to me except the top is clear plastic and i  cant see any liquid in it.  The sales girl tried to tell me its a gel but i dont know because it only cost 1,000. Pesos or $20. USD. Instructions on the top said if its not starting well,  then add the proper liquid.  I dont know if i should fill it wiith acid or distilled water right away or just run it dry like it is and see what happens.  I might go to a battery shop and see what they say but as far as the bike shop said,  its ready to use. I never had a dry battery before,  what do you Guys think? 
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  9. Easydrifter added a post in a topic My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa   

    Yeh I saw an SMax 155 in the parking lot the other day, talked with the owner and he was pretty happy with it. Today I went to 4 bike shops before I finally found a 6mm inline fuel filter. Only 15 pesos or $.30 US, I guess I should have grabbed a handful of them.
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  10. Easydrifter added a post in a topic My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa   

    It's hard to find parts here for a Chinese scooter so I just ordered a GY6 triangular air filter online from Lazada for about $10.00 US delivered. Today I saw on display at the mall, a real prize- a Yamaha X-Max 400 scooter. WOW, that is sweet !
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  11. Easydrifter added a post in a topic Yamaha RS110 F for outside of the city   

    Yes, it is the same as the Crux in India. They are simple, no electric start, no fuel gauge, not even a tac. Only a 4 speed too, but known to be reliable here and called a gas saver. It even came with sidecar mounts and many here are used as a tricycle and haul 6 people around town all day long. I find the side racks that came on it to be very useful at times.

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  12. Easydrifter added a topic in Non Scooter related   

    Yamaha RS110 F for outside of the city
    Hi, I moved from the States to the Philippines after I retired and ride my Demak 150 scooter around quite a bit. It's getting older though so I picked up this little Yamaha basic motorcycle to ride when I go on longer trips out of town. It goes fast enough for the roads here and is better on the gravel roads and streets you often find here. I do still prefer my scooter in the heavy rush hour traffic though. This 3rd world driving can be hecktic to say the least. The most common bikes here are 125cc underbones with automatic clutch and 4 or 5 gears. I have noticed a lot more scooters recently, they are really starting to catch on here as of late. Not too many Chinese scooters though, mostly the Japanese brands. So here's a couple of pics of my Yamaha (made in India), cost me under $1,000. USD


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  13. Easydrifter added a post in a topic My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa   

    It's a 150, came with dual shocks. I'm thinking to move them to the rear mounting holes (on top) to see if it will carry a load (girl) better. So far I replaced the clutch with a Motorstar and had to replace the CDI and coil with an orange one. 

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  14. Easydrifter added a topic in Electrical   

    Starter button quit working
    My scooter sat in a carport for 4 years in the Philippines and when I finally got back the starter button did not work. So I Jerry rigged an automotive starter button directly to the selenoid for now but I want to remove the original button from the handlebar, brush it and sand it clean to see if it will work again. Any tips on how to do this or how to replace it with a new one would be appreciated. Thanks 
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  15. Easydrifter added a topic in Show off your scooter   

    My Demak 150, The Pride of Davao City, HaHa
    Hi guys and girls, I love this old scooter and still use it as my daily driver even though I have a brand new Motorcycle. It's much easier to ride in the heavy rush hour stop and go traffic here, especially because of the automatic clutch and with the low center of gravity, easier to balance going 2 mph in a traffic jam which is the norm in this city of over 1 million people. 

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