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Old 05-12-2017, 06:32 PM   #1
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New rider from South Carolina USA

Disabled retired old vet (USAF 1984-1987) just purchased a 2017 Tao Tao Powermax VIP 150cc 157QMJ. Getting her broke in and enjoying the ride. I will be trying to upgrade her to 70 mph top speed (So it can run 60 mph with out killing the little GY6). I am not into going fast just going and fast enough not to be a rolling road block lol. 5'9" 160-165 lbs 32" inseam so the scoot fits real good for me. I have made a few runs and changed the oil/ gear oil around 20 miles. Hit and release the throttle a few times up to 8'500 rpm at 58 mph.
I am just enjoying the ride right now. I live between small towns with low population and wide open roads. That is why i need that top speed to stay ahead of most runs to the next town 50-55 mph. 8 miles in either direction.

Chime in give pointers and have fun.

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Old 05-15-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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Fun today. Carried it on a major highway and kept pace with the flow of traffic up to 54 mph (GPS) and had throttle but I think the power is coming around. She was running at 8,000 -8,500 rpm and smooth as could be. I will recheck everything tomorrow and probably change the oil (Being safe). People like it a lot and my son drove her today with a big grin...he wants a sports bike.

I will get the belt spark plug change done after 500-600 miles. Then check on the new performance coil CDI and cold air. If she runs what is needed from there I will be good to go. I did run 45 mph at the start of a small incline and throttled up she ran 50 mph at the top of the incline. Can not get this grin off my face from the ride lol





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Old 05-16-2017, 04:43 AM   #3
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:52 AM   #4
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Welcome to ScootDawg, and congrats on the new ride!
Thanks. Just getting into the scooter scene. Learning as I ride. So far so much fun.

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Changed the plug to the NGK and she runs a little stronger. Rode her Weds. on a 19 mile round trip and she made me sore a little for a day or two. But that is me not the bike. So my plans now are to get her broke in and find the gear ratio i want 15-16-17/36 to get the top speed needed. I want to keep the motor stock until time for a rebuild but will do the variator/belt/plug(Iridium)/exhaust/gear and cold air intake. Just get those gears first the tweak the variator to that sweet spot I need.

My old butt needs to get out and ride to get her broke in good.



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Old 05-22-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
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