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Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by superferret » 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
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:14 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
mine used to cost $4 but it depends on what oil you use, cheap or expensive
might be good to do an oil change or 2 as soon as you buy it to clear out all the old stuff,
you can change it as often as you like maybe once every 1-2000miles or something
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by kocdim » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:53 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
You should change the oil every month. So new oil once per month. You will protect the engine. If you dont do that you will start getting problems with starting the engine and when you brake sudden might start turning off. So you will have to keep on restarting it. Also watch the breaks. IF you feel they are loose (doesnt break that much) you need to refell the breaking oil. I think just the front break the breaking oil. The back break just tigten the scrue. The shop will charge you 5 dollars for the break but is well worth it. Also there is lot of mud on the top of the engine and the filter because of the rain. You might want to remove the seat and clean up the mud with tooth brash and wet towel (dont use so much water it might mess up the electronics). The motor will run much better. Check the tires all the time before you start the motor. The air from the tires can get out if you hit something hard, like stone. If you dont add air you will end up flat tire (and you have to push to the shop and probably buy new interior tire). Also check the outside tires. If they dont have enough spacing between the lines (is used up tires) you will need to change it. When it start raining you will slide on the mud if the outside tire no good.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by epidemiks » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:00 am

Once every three months should be plenty, unless you're doing regular highway miles.

Not much else needed besides keeping the tyres and brakes in check. Fill the tyres once a month and have the brakes adjusted with the oil changes.

Srey because it's a step-through, I think.

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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:31 am

Cambodia/Thai/Laos all the same, assume u mean semi manual ( change gears but no clutch) ?
i change mine every 3-4 months ( only do about 300 kms/month) if i remember..
if its a front disk brake, check fluid when u change oil, rear brake check and adjust
I use Sonax -orange can MoS2 Oil ( same WD 40) on all cables, springs, anything that moves, every 2 months
check tries often...

Just for comparison.... oil change here in Phuket is 120 baht ( $3.80) air FREE, shop I use, also adjusts my brakes for free
Change spark plug once/year
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Kammekor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:49 am

Have a check on the belt, it's guaranteed to last 25k km's, but since your odo is broken.....

Yo also might want to check the air filter. After cleaning it out / replacing it you might notice either a lot more power, or a reduction in the use of gas.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:54 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 run a Jupiter which is the same as the Taurus but with alloy wheels and front disc. I bought it new in 2012 at the main dealers YAMAHA TOWN Bak Touk, No. 35 DEF, Street Tchecoslovaquie(169). I change oil every 1000k but I would not leave an oil change longer than 3 months. I always take it to Yamaha Town for regular service, most of the work they do free and you only pay for parts.

If you've just got it I would take it to Yamaha Town and let them sort everything out. They should fix the speedo cable, they often come lose or are disconnected deliberately (they did mine FOC), get them to check breaks, chain and sprockets (A chain and sprocket set lasts between 20,000 and 25,000ks and costs about $20). They used to be really good with their work but now with new staff its not as efficient and you need to make sure they do everything asked. They have an English speaking staff that can help.

Seeing that you have just got it I would change oil filter ($3.50 but might have gone up recently) oil (Yamalube 4T $4.40) Air cleaner ($7) spark plug ($2.20). Check the break shoes and replace if necessary. Not sure of cost here as mine has a disc and pads are ($18) If you have any problem with the battery get a Yuasa from around Orussey Market for about $10. Yamaha batteries are expensive.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Username Taken » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:06 am

brakes. brake pads.

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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by one_dolla » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:40 am

probably just the speedometer cable mine went a two months ago $5 had a new one fitted.

oil 2-3 months
back brake: pop the bike up on the middle stand so the back wheel is off the ground. spin the wheel by hand it should rotate freely, if gears in neutral or autobike, screw the adjuster on the cable in little by little to you notice the wheel not spin so freely and back adjuster off one or two flats.
Front brake - fluid should not go down unless leak but will get lower as pads wear - depending on mileage done new pads every 3-6 months easy to check usually $3 fitted. I find in wet season pads wear more I guess more abrasive crud on disc from going through mud etc...
Keep your tires inflated hard it helps avoid punctures.
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Re: Changing oil and maintenance of a Cambodian scooter

Post by Jerry Atrick » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:21 pm

Oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plug.

The lot should be under $20.

I change every month, by and large on scooters, but it's not necessary; up to every 3000km is fine.

Yamaha's are bulletproof.
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