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Written by Ketzal "Hollywood" Sterling    Monday, 07 April 2008 09:17     E-mail
Tuned vs Standard Mini Battle
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For some people there comes a point in the ownership of any scooter when you simply must go faster. It’s like a calling from some deep set genetic code of man…”thou must go faster or suffer forever damnation” at least it’s like that for me. Some people probably hear something more like “please don’t tune your scooter you cannot handle anymore power, you are a small furry animal, curl up and die” those people leave their scooters standard. Hell even I wouldn’t tune my scooter if I became a Gerbil…you never know where you might end up. Imagine if it said that in the warranty card. “Do not tune your scooter; warranty will be voided and you will be a Hamster”. You know what…there’d probably be a lot of Hamster’s riding very fast scooters. Why tune your scooter?

Simple really…your scooter will go faster, handle better, stop quicker and generally look more bling. Case in point, we took two standard 1995 Honda Dio ZX AF-18 50's and set up a mini battle. The goal; make the tuned scooter faster than the standard scooter. See 50cc scooters are great, but really they are massively underpowered to be truly practical in some cities. A subtle power-up is sometimes all you’ll need to keep up with faster moving traffic.

Here’s the list of tune ups inc the cost and time to complete them:

21mm PWK racing performance carburetor. Price: NZ$135.00 .5hr

Full intake for Honda, Kymco, SYM, Peugot. Price: NZ$145.00 .5

Honda triple exhaust port big bore kit 72cc. Price: NZ$330.00 1hr

Variator kit for Honda. Price: NZ$124.99 1hr

Performance pod filter 50mm foam Price: NZ$34.99 .5

Sports chamber for Hondas and SYM DD50 NZ$129.00 .1hr

Rear spring/damper unit Price: NZ$116.00 .5hr

Total $NZ 1014.98

5hrs+ fitting
1 hr misc - removing oil unit..etc..
1 to 2hrs tuning

All tuning work can be completed by somebody reasonably proficient in repairs or add approx $400 for labour

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 April 2008 09:38 )


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