Tomos Arrow

does anybody have the arror, how is it with the different tires,Was wondering how it rides, Looking to buy Tomos and cant decide on the model I want.......

Re: Tomos Arrow

BryAn eurism /

Come original. I suggest something like: What are your opinions on TOMOS ARROW? Or even something like TOMOS ARROW-Trick or trash? Generic thread titles are usually indicative of a JERSEY KID asking.

That said, I think they're OK but for 200 less I'd rather have the TOMOS ST and get the bigger gas tank and something that looks like a moped, therefore cops leave alone

Re: Tomos Arrow

its kewl lookiing, but when you start to go fast , it vibrates like crazy, cant change the rear sprocket, gas tank sucks, otherwise cool. If your going for more cool points get an arrow, fast , get something with bigger wheels./

Re: Tomos Arrow

What the hell are you talking about, it "vibrates like crazy"?

It's quick off the line, you can accelerate at about the speed of cars, and it's a monster going up hills, as far as mopeds go.

Great low end, decent top end, and no, it doesn't speed wobble.

The gas tank is in the frame, and it does have it's difficultys there. You see how the fram bends from the top, near the handle bars, bends around on the botton, and reaches up to the bottom of the seat? Under the seat there's a little button that vents air from the tank so that you can fill it all the way, and so that the bike will be able to get gas out of the tank.

Anyway, that thing has some very irritating bugs in it. While filling your tank, you to fill it up completely, you have to push that button a couple of times, and you'll hear a small hissing noise. That's perfectly normal. But if you do it more than twice, the gas will spill out, since that hole is below the opening you use to fill it. So you can't really tell how close you are to spilling without practice. Rule of thumb, fill it up once, hit the button, fill it up again, hit the button, and leave.

Also, if you crash, try to land so that the right side is up, or you'll spill gas all over.

Other than that minor issue of a tank that sometimes spills if you're extremely careless, the arrow is a great bike.

--Scott

Re: Tomos Arrow

BTW, the cops have always left me alone, even though I ride around without plates on it. Or, rode around. Got tired of pushing my luck.

--Scott

Re: Tomos Arrow

Buy something with a large seat and pedals, not pegs, both for comfort of course. On a long trip you can shift leg and foot position with pedals.

Re: Tomos Arrow

my arrow vibrate like crazy..lmwp23m

scott, yours doesnt vibrate?

i know about the stupid button, i wish it was bigger.

and no i have no speed wobble, just violent crazy ass numbing vibrating.

Re: Tomos Arrow

Oh yeah. It vibrates a bit. I was thinking of speed wobbles, which it doesn't do.

No, vibration is true. My apologies. You can reduce the amount the vibration bothers you by wither wearing gloves (in the winter) or getting soft padding for the handlebars. Then it won't bother your hands as much.

The vibration tends to harmonize just below full throttle, so you can just go a little bit faster or a little bit slower, and it'll reduce that way too.

--Scott

Re: Tomos Arrow

All Tomos mopeds are good, with the exception of one thing which I'm not going to get into now. It's an easy fix. I own 2 of them. I prefer the Sprint and ST, they look like mopeds, and have really comfortable seats. Whichever model you get, make sure to get one with pedals if you plan on riding in town. I ride my Sprint and ST with pedals in the bike lanes all the time, been doing it for years, and even though it's technically illegal, plenty of cops have seen me do it, and I've never been hassled. I can just imagine how far I would ( or rather wouldn't ) get trying to ride a Streetmate with pegs like that. Peace. Jerry.

Re: Tomos Arrow

unless you're in mass, where any moped is allowed in bike lanes as long as it's part of the road not a separate bike path that is next to the road. but yea I prefer the actual moped look of the sprint/st. I have a targa with foot pegs and it's pretty sweet, but if I had a choice I would definitely get one with pedals. If nothing else I think it's sweet to be able to pedal to the gas station if you run out of gas, pedal into places where you can't reasonably ride with the motor, etc. I only got the noped because it was really cheap so I didn't really care.

Re: Tomos Arrow

The bike lanes here are part of the road, seperated by a soild white line, and "bike lane" signs. Motorized bikes ( like a regular bicycle with a Chinese engine ) are allowed to use them, but not actual mopeds with moped plates. But there are so few mopeds around (yes, I know there is a MA branch in a nearby town, but I've never seen a moped in my town ) that the cops don't bother you unless they get a complaint, or see you riding in a reckless manner. That's why I don't pass a long line of cars backed up at a red light on my moped. One of those drivers having to sit there is going to get pissed that somebody on a motorized bike went past them in the bike lane, get on their cell phone, and call the cops. On the other hand, the cops would probably mistake a Streetmate for a motorcycle, and stop you. The only time I've ever used my pedals is when climbing steep hills, and only for a short period of time. If the moped breaks down, I actually find it easier to push. I mostly like the pedals because they make the bike unique, a genuine moped, which shares something in common with the very first motorized 2 wheelers, which also had pedals. Peace. Jerry.

Re: Tomos Arrow

David Virtue /

I bought a 2006 Arrow last fall and I love it. I changed the rear sprocket to a smaller one and I can do 35 mph. Some guy in CA makes and sells them. Everything has worked fine, no vibrations and I like the looks. Mine is the newer model with the better seat and elect starting which comes in handy sometimes. Maybe it doesn't look like a classic but I like the looks, see it in person and then decide.

Re: Tomos Arrow

One benefit the Arrow has over every other Tomos except the Streetmate R is tubeless tires. If you ride very much, that is definitely worth something. When you have a flat, you stick a plug in it, air it up, and be on your way, without having to remove the wheel, and the chain, and take the tire off the wheel, replace or patch the tube, put it all back together again, and adjust the chain. Not that any of that is difficult to do, it's just a real PITA, especially when you have as many flats as I do. (about one a month, I live in the state of AZ, the largest construction zone in the country, maybe in the world) Of course, except from Tomos, I don't even know where you can get tires to fit the Arrow. It also has a lower carrying capacity than any other Tomos, probably due to it's single sided swing arm. Peace. Jerry.

« Go to Topic — end of thread

Want to post in this forum? We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first:

Login or Create Account