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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by superferret » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:01 pm

Thanks Kuroneko and the others, awsome info.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:51 am

I wouldn't touch the brake fluid unless you're sure it's leaking. Just check the pads. Oil every 2000km and you're good to go. I've got 12 000km on mine, bought it new. All I've done is oil changes, front pads once, then recently changed both tires, rear drum brake pads and chain/sprocket set. I change oil more regularly than 2000km,but do a lot of 80kmh highway rides, which stresses it out a bit. Manual says to change every 4000km or so, and manuals always err on the side of caution, so don't worry. 2000km is fine.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by cannabistourist » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:51 am

Is it usual to change oil every 3 months ?! Seems way too often ?
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:13 pm

Don't go by months, go by KM. The oil degrades when being used, not just by sitting there. Some people do 70km/month, while some do 2500. Check your usage and change accordingly.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by IFLstudent » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:21 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Don't go by months, go by KM. The oil degrades when being used, not just by sitting there. Some people do 70km/month, while some do 2500. Check your usage and change accordingly.
This is correct! goes by the meter.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by AndyKK » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:51 am
I wouldn't touch the brake fluid unless you're sure it's leaking. Just check the pads. Oil every 2000km and you're good to go. I've got 12 000km on mine, bought it new. All I've done is oil changes, front pads once, then recently changed both tires, rear drum brake pads and chain/sprocket set. I change oil more regularly than 2000km,but do a lot of 80kmh highway rides, which stresses it out a bit. Manual says to change every 4000km or so, and manuals always err on the side of caution, so don't worry. 2000km is fine.
What is it with the brake fluid over here. I can see that temperature will take effect. My brakes have locked solid on one occasion. Also, a friend of mine had a high speed accident in Thailand on his 1000cc moto when his front brake locked up.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by kocdim » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am

superferret wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:21 am
I'm new to scooters and recently purchased a Yamaha Taurus 114 cc underbone, no idea what year but it was registered in 2012
The speedometer is not working, so possible the odometer is also not working.
Anyone know how often I'm supposed to change the oil on these things and is there anything else I need to do for routine maintenance?
It's a manual bike. Also it says on the registration card Type: Srey (i.e. woman) what does that mean?
I heard the oil change is 5 dollars, is that correct?

Thanks
I forgot. You need to change gear oil. They recommend I think every 5K to 20K. But you dont know when was previous changed so you should change it. It will damage you transmission and you might end up paying 200-300 dollar for parts if the transmission/gear oil is gone. It should be around 2.5USD-5USD to change it. Not sure the exact price. Some scooters use the engine oil. So check first.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Jerry Atrick » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:55 am

kocdim wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am
superferret wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:21 am
I'm new to scooters and recently purchased a Yamaha Taurus 114 cc underbone, no idea what year but it was registered in 2012
The speedometer is not working, so possible the odometer is also not working.
Anyone know how often I'm supposed to change the oil on these things and is there anything else I need to do for routine maintenance?
It's a manual bike. Also it says on the registration card Type: Srey (i.e. woman) what does that mean?
I heard the oil change is 5 dollars, is that correct?

Thanks
I forgot. You need to change gear oil. They recommend I think every 5K to 20K. But you dont know when was previous changed so you should change it. It will damage you transmission and you might end up paying 200-300 dollar for parts if the transmission/gear oil is gone. It should be around 2.5USD-5USD to change it. Not sure the exact price. Some scooters use the engine oil. So check first.
Don't be confusing him. He's had good advice so far.

The semi-auto he is buying does not have separate gear oil to engine oil. That's just in two strokes, which are less common.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by AndyKK » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:55 am
kocdim wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am
superferret wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:21 am
I'm new to scooters and recently purchased a Yamaha Taurus 114 cc underbone, no idea what year but it was registered in 2012
The speedometer is not working, so possible the odometer is also not working.
Anyone know how often I'm supposed to change the oil on these things and is there anything else I need to do for routine maintenance?
It's a manual bike. Also it says on the registration card Type: Srey (i.e. woman) what does that mean?
I heard the oil change is 5 dollars, is that correct?

Thanks
I forgot. You need to change gear oil. They recommend I think every 5K to 20K. But you dont know when was previous changed so you should change it. It will damage you transmission and you might end up paying 200-300 dollar for parts if the transmission/gear oil is gone. It should be around 2.5USD-5USD to change it. Not sure the exact price. Some scooters use the engine oil. So check first.
Don't be confusing him. He's had good advice so far.

The semi-auto he is buying does not have separate gear oil to engine oil. That's just in two strokes, which are less common.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:26 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:55 am

Don't be confusing him. He's had good advice so far.

The semi-auto he is buying does not have separate gear oil to engine oil. That's just in two strokes, which are less common.
Exactly, the op said it was a Yamaha Taurus 114cc registered 2012, its one of these:

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Oil capacity is 0.8 Litre, but if you change the oil filter you put in 1 Litre of oil.
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