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 Post subject: Hi folks!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:37 pm 
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Have been surfing here since July and have picked up multiple outstanding tips. Thought I'd better let you know I am here. I ordered a new padded seat cover from Cheeky Seats in order to get rid of the hump and have added a clock to the handlebars. I also looked at many folk's recommendations for replacement tires and went with the Michelin City Grips. :)

I have a 2013 PCX150 (Black - 5000 miles) and my wife has a 2016 PCX150 (Red - 600 miles). Bought the red one for her, and I had so much fun riding it that I went out and bought mine 3 days later!

I am English, but have lived in Colorado for nearly 30 years.

These are our bikes:


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Welcome!!
This place is full of informative and friendly people.
Look around and find all the cool stuff.

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Big welcome from another land of mountain ranges - New Zealand.

Bikes look great. Are you new to riding?


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Big welcome from another land of mountain ranges - New Zealand.

Bikes look great. Are you new to riding?


My wife has been riding for years, but I have been making her downsize as we get a lot older! She has had dirt bikes, Silver Wing and Kawasaki Vulcan amongst others. As for me, I have had 50cc scooters on and off for years and just decided that I needed to keep up with her now! :)


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Welcome and congrats on the purchases. It is pretty cool when you buy one and all it does is make you want to go out an buy another one .... which you did. :D

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Despite the fact that the 2013 does not have LED lighting, it is a great bike. My wife and I have 2 of them. 2013 had the fastest of the PCX 150s because of gearing. If you change out your variator, drive face, and rollers your little bike could top out at 75 mph. Your wife's bike, with the same changes would be a few mph lower. Many owners don't care if it hits 75 mph, but they do care about keeping up on hills. That is the advantage of making those mods.
As for LED lights, many of us have added auxiliary led lights. They work out well for seeing and being seen in the evenings, and even during daylight.
It might also be worth your while to learn how to do some maintenance on the bikes yourself too. It will give you more confidence and save you money in the long run.

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Mel: I like doing the cosmetic stuff, like seat covers etc., but mechanical upgrades are not for me any more. I like that to be stock. We have no complaints about performance on our PCXs, so we'll leave them like they are for now. :)

Over the years I have done mechanical work on so many vehicles that I have lost count - started when I totally rebuilt a 1960 Mini Van back in England in the late 60's. I just like to leave things stock and have other folks do my maintenance now. :D


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Limey wrote:
mechanical upgrades are not for me any more. I like that to be stock. We have no complaints about performance on our PCXs, so we'll leave them like they are for now. :)

Over the years I have done mechanical work on so many vehicles that I have lost count - started when I totally rebuilt a 1960 Mini Van back in England in the late 60's. I just like to leave things stock and have other folks do my maintenance now. :D


Great to know that I'm not alone in my thinking (I was beginning to wonder) - I've been more than happy with stock variator, belt, shocks, tyres, windshield, lights, exhaust etc. About the only thing I've done is give it a hump-ectomy and add heated grips.


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TheMaverick wrote:
About the only thing I've done is give it a hump-ectomy and add heated grips.


I did the hump-ectomy last night! Received my new seat cover from Cheeky Seats yesterday. Black with red stitching and extra padding. It looks stunning. Now my wife wants one for her 2016, but unfortunately they don't make them. :(


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