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Old 12-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #9
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: May 2009
Location: Collinsville Va
Oddometer: 1,760
I have a Daelim S-2 250 that has the same engine and drive train as the KYMCO GV. My experience has been that KYMCO is a step below the Japanese, (Honda at least) in overall reliability. I've got just over 20,000 miles on my KYMCO engine and here's the list of repairs

New- faulty cdi replaced under warranty
16,000- faulty secondary air filter
19,000- stator and rectifier went out.
20,000- burns 1/2 quart of oil every 1000 miles.

I've also had longer wait times on parts then I've had on my previous Japanese bikes. I certainly don't think KYMCO is junk, hell, my scooter will start in temperatures my Buell would not dream of. It's never left me stranded and is a daily driver year round. Average speed for the life of the scooter is around 50mph. I have done some interstate blasts with the throttle pegged for over an hour at a time. I don't baby it and considering the buy in price would look at KYMCO when my current scoot dies.
2007 Daelim S-2 250, 2013 Piaggio BV350
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