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Offline badballie

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Wife's "new" scoot
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:35:13 pm »
So after she was bike less for a while, managed to get her the scooter, we wanted.

A 2008 Kymco 500 Xciting.

Damn what a nice ride!

Rode it to work on Monday to do the COR, nice power, keeps up with traffic and no problem running up hills. Actually surprised a few cars. Saw 150km/h on clocks tops and cruises at 130-140 easily.

Has a spot of trouble, as broke down 2/3 of way to work. Turned out the mech, the previous owner used,  was a real butcher, did not fasten the drive belt pulley properly and it came loose.

Also had a oil leak and water leak, due to wrong O-rings and gaskets used. Got all that sorted, new rear tire on etc, did COR, but still leaking a little, so took it back to my mech, to sort properly.

Very impressed so far.

Not greatest pics, will post new ones when I get it back from workshop.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 06:36:01 pm by badballie »
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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 07:04:48 pm »
They're surprisingly fast. I once had one for a couple of days and did not expect the top speed. Saw 160 on a slight downhill but the best was passing cars at 140+. The small wheel at the front at those speeds bothered me a bit though.
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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 08:37:41 pm »
Congrats lekker scoot! LOoks like even the lang hond likes it  :thumleft:
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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 08:53:46 pm »
Automatic...must be nice!
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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 10:31:28 am »
Ma se favorite honne, checking out the her new ride  :imaposer:

Must say it feels better than a normal 125 at "speed" - she had the Kymco 125 previously with 12" tires, got a bit wobbly at 90+.

Daughters Suzuki 125 scooter, gets wobbly - for me anything over 70.

This one start feeling unsteady at 140, but quite good at 120

Even surprised 2 appies on a 250 in Westmead earlier in the week, came up behind me from the robot all revs and gear changes and the scoot pulled away, just whizzing past them, thought the laaitie was gonna crash, the way he winded his bike, to get back past me again.

hahahahahhahahaha

I have to admit though that they seat is really comfy and the auto box is a joy in town. Just a lekker run around, capable of some highway riding as well.

Next thing will be to get her a gps though.

As my Busa breaks my wrists at 120, so no way I am gonna be cruising with her anywhere far, give her co-ordinates and meet me there babes.

Yes, yes, not considerate at all I know  :imaposer:

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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 11:11:32 am »
These big scoots seem to get very popular nowdays! I was passed by the big Suzuki scoot and couln't catch him before the next traffic light. Saw a couple of Gilera 800's recently - must be the bees knees!
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Re: Wife's "new" scoot
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 11:18:26 am »
Bark SA has a test a while ago, between the Gilera 800, Burgman 650 and Silverwing 600 (methinks)

Some long distance touring and think Simon was 2 up, only good things to say and apparently they will see 180 if I remember correctly
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