Saturday, January 29, 2005

2003 Yamaha Majesty F1 -125 cc fuel injection problems.

Before buying Yamaha fuel injection scooters (whether Majesty or the newer Cygnus SR F1), there is a note to consider. Due to the small displacement of these engines (125 cc) and the sake of lowering costs, Yamaha engineers have left out an fuel/air ratio sensor at the exhaust. This results in needing to tune the air/fuel mixture computer for the fuel injection during EACH oil change...which is not noted in the instruction manuals. Yamaha notified stores to tune the engines during each oil change. But because each Yamaha resale store are individually owned, service quality varies. Therefore, owners of scooters have to remind the stores to tune it while changing the oil. Even though the service is suppose to be free, you know...its best to endorse other services to make sure they did the job right. FYI: what happens if you don't tune it? The engine will die everytime you release the accelerator (eg. at the red light, slowing down, etc.).

Besides the engine, the only other complaint is that the compartments under the seat is not big enough for 2 helmets even though it can carry 2. I have to fit my rain coat and gloves in the front glove compartment and put my locks in the compartment under the seat. With the locks in the seat compartment, 1 heltmet will hardly fit in it. So consider this point if you require to carry large loads. Otherwise its a great getaway scooter...(for getting away from whatever).

Living in Taiwan...

Um...anybody noticed the rolling armory of natural gas (I am not referring to a big bus load of people that just finished a Stinky Tofu eating contest all farting with the windows rolled down).

After living in Taiwan, I realized the gov is pretty much trying to catch up with the progress of its people. From being a provincial temporary gov thinking will be going back to China sometime, to a real national government that is pretty much insignificant to other countries. Though it might be a sad point of view (Gov: Hey! Lookee here, we a country!!), it is a huge endeavour. So this site is dedicated to all the weird and bothering things that is noticed during my tenure here in Taiwan (however long that may be...).

Oh! Cool! A Fight! Fight! People fighting over parking spots! FOR SCOOTERS!!!....sigh...