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john grinsel
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john grinsel

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PostSubject: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 am

As Honda has nothing in new street scooters in the US market, and what left overs there are, are getting old (SilverWing or Forza) and not deeply discounted.

So I bought a 2019 Kymco Xtown 300i ABS---price right, 2 yr warranty, although up from last year---$4900 out the door/taxes/freight/lic., etc., then I had to make it usable for my type of riding---front mud flap from Burgman 400, throttle stop (Aerostich), I marked throttle with white paint in quarters so I do not run wide open during the breaking in miles.

Yesterday, installed Puig Touring screen as air management of the stock windshield better than the Japanese maxi scooters I have owned, but still not good for all weather riding--stock had one still air point, 55-60mph, the rest sucked. New shield comes out about 4 inches higher than I want/am used to. But will ride 1,000 miles or so before I get out the saw. Looking thru dangerous in my book.

Biggest project---mounting and getting to fit my $40 Bestem Box and its mounting plate---there are 4 pre-tapped 6mm points in rear wing. Got it to work, by making template for the blind mounting holes---drilled and fitted. Looks fine and nice rigid mounting. Dog likes this box.

My Givi "HUMP" bag works----I use velcro to secure it.

Performance seems ok, for my use as scooter. Center stand--bike goes up real easy. On side stand added a bigger foot I had from my CB300F.

Kycom nicely made, front blinkers in mirrors, engine temp gauge and outside temp gauge, etc, etc. Have to see how this all works out.

I did consider Burgman 400---but already have had two new ones---the $8000 price scares me in the $4000 or more depreciation in the first year, not wise investment.
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Mt440
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PostSubject: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Sounds like you got it figured out.  How do you feel about the leg room?
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john grinsel
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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Fine---I tend to ride in the feet way forward position---allows better feet and leg control of bike.











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john grinsel
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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2018 5:35 pm

Also found out Kymco has $100 military discount---I did more than 20 years in the Air Force---after I do paperwork Kymco should send me $100 check.

Xtown 300I, also has 4-way flashers.Handy for someone who stops to pee a lot.



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cube
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Location : Colorado
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Registration date : 2018-06-14

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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2018 2:39 am

Sounds interesting, it's too bad the local dealer never even greets me when I've walked in their door. I heard there was another dealer in a small town in the mountains, might be worth a trip.
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GHM-PM
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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2018 7:29 am

I wish the Silver Wing has 4 way flashers. Considering the MSRP of $9270. in 2012 you would expect that it might have been available... My Goldwing had them and they came in handy several times...
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Scootypuff Snr
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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2018 1:26 pm

john grinsel wrote:
Also found out Kymco has $100 military discount

I love you

Xtown 300I, also has 4-way flashers.Handy for someone who stops to pee a lot.

rolling laughter rolling laughter



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Easyrider
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Registration date : 2015-12-18

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PostSubject: Re: New Scooter   New Scooter I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2018 10:41 pm

GHM-PM wrote:
I wish the Silver Wing has 4 way flashers. Considering the MSRP of $9270. in 2012 you would expect that it might have been available... My Goldwing had them and they came in handy several times...

Costs less to install a four way LED flasher. DennisB installed one on his Swing and did a review. Initially I was going to modify my turn signals but decided against it due to the current draw. In order for it to work you would have to turn on the ignition which turns on all the lights and electronics. The battery would be dead within ten minutes. LED would be better.
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