Look at what tire sealers can do to a scooter rim! Do not use sealers on flats as they ruin the rim.
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We just received the Fiddle III fuel injected scooter. As a dealer for SYM I am of course biased, but this is ONE nice bike. The engine also comes in the Havana, Cali, PCH and Cabo but in the Fiddle frame it just feels better. First let's start with the engine. Although SYM calls it a 200i it's actually a 169cc, 4 valve, ceramic coated cylinder, fuel injected 4 stroke producing 11.8hp. Fast off the line and in the top end. Top speed will be about 65mph plus with 87 mpg. Dual disc brakes with the combined braking system which means when you squeeze one brake it applies both. Kinda cool but don't get in the habit of only using one brake if you ride different bikes! Two shocks in the rear, big storage compartment under the seat, locking glove box and a nice luggage hook. Fit and finish is excellent and the new flat black and gloss black two tone paint is really nice. Red piping on the pretty flat seat and red accents on the black rims. Handling, braking and acceleration is superb. A little touch I noticed is the feel on the handlebar grips. They feel softer and stickier than all the other bikes. I don't know what SYM did to the rubber compound but someone had to actually think the grip change through. The old Fiddle II which is discontinued was a 125cc and a nice bike but was $500 more than the same 125cc in the Cali Classic or any of the other Lance bikes in the 125cc. The Fiddle is $2,895 which is only $200 more than the Calis or all the other 200is so the price spread has closed by $300. Having ridden all the Piaggios, Vespas, Hondas, Yamahas, Buddys and Kymcos I would put this Fiddle III above all of them in the same engine class. Just my opinion.
Here's a picture of a rim that was filled with "stop a flat" or a similar corrosive. As you can see the rim is corroded which can cause a new tire to not seat properly and lose air.
Although stop-a-flat or other types of sealant product may seem like a good idea to seal a puncture on your scooter these products actually corrode the rim and eat through the paint on the inside of the rim.
When we receive a bike where the customer used stop-a-flat we will have to clean the rim completely and either sand off the corrosion or in extreme cases replace the rim. If you have to use these products make sure to get your bike into the shop ASAP before you damage the rim beyond repair. Any pitting or corrosion that cannot be sanded off will cause a slow leak between the tire and the rim because the tire bead will not seat properly.
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