Front Cowl repair and use update

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weissp
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Front Cowl repair and use update

I removed my front plastic cowl so many times on my Zapino scooter that all the plastic bolts hole are warn through and the thing was falling apart over every bump I went over. To fix I purchased 2 giant zip ties (Ace Hardware) that I now use to wrap around both sides of the top cowl on either side of the handle bars/headlight area. It seems to really work well, but will have to replace when I need to open things up again.

BTW I am on my third season (summer only here in Maine) on the scooter using full throttle (43 MPH) to work 17 miles, then charge at work and go home 17 miles. I think I have 4300 kilometers on it. So if you use the federal rate of payback, I think I have completed the original cost to purchase and am now in the "saving money" phase of ownership. I also charge at home off of a rooftop solar array. Still is a really nice scooter except for poor quality parts.

Even got some good footage on local TV: http://www.paulweiss.bz/Channel%206%20NBC%20small3.wmv

Paul

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

Local news footage of Zapino

mf70
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Re: Front Cowl repair and use update

Two full seasons on the pack! Fingers crossed for the third....

I'm sure the factory never thought it would get used that hard. Perhaps you can install Dzus quick-release fasteners, though zip-ties are probably cheaper...

mark

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Re: Front Cowl repair and use update

Great Plug Paul! I am on my second season on the original pack with about 3K Kilometers, and have not had any reduction in range. I bank charge at work (15 mile commute), and string charge at home. So far, so good!

Dan

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