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Old 05-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #121
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Yes I saw that too in my research. Somehow I feel that the windshield was in a bind or it would not have done that. It is very unlike GIVI to have issues from my experience. It is a concern however.

My new to me GT has an Ermax windshield. The bike will be here Thursday and that shield may be just fine but it is dark tinted and my preference has always been for clear due to night/rain visibility issues.

I've researched a bunch but pictures of various available windscreens are few and far between.
Do what you like on the w/s but: I am short & always tour with a w/s on a MC & other than "right in front of me"! , I actually don't "look through" the w/s.It can be covered with Texas Love Bugs and doesn't matter, I can see fine. I saw this one old coot(I'm 69 so we are talking him as older than dirt) and he has his old airhead BMW MC parked in the lot to register for a rally. There are stickers plastered all over his w/s from rallies gone by- when ole shep was a pup- and while it's not what I'd do to mine which is clear & shiny, I did consider that you don't look through them anyway unless your a midget. Please no disrespect to the little people... My current MC had a Givi flyscreen on it when I bought used & it was cute but useless as it moved no air over my head-buffeting all the 1300 miles home. On a scoot or MC it seems to me that as a "sit up ride" they are something you look over the top?
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #122
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I have both a Shad rack and top case on my Zuma 125, and the quality is good, certainly acceptable, but not great. But it didn't cost a fortune either.

As for the GTi 300, I like it. I just found out that the Honda Forza is coming to the U.S., and got excited there for a moment. Then I went to the Kymco site and checked out the GTi 300, and found the MSRP to be $200 less than the Honda, plus Honda has a $300+ "destination charge" added to theirs. That's a $500 difference, and after all is said and done, with all of Honda's "dealers fees", the Kymco will probably go out the door for $1000 less than the Honda.

Does anyone know what is involved in checking/adjusting the valves on the Kymco? The Forza looks exactly like the PCX150, and it has recommended valve check intervals of 2500 miles, and it is a 3 hour job. That's why I picked the Zuma over the PCX. If the Forza has the same problem, and the Kymco doesn't, then the Kymco is definitely the winner.
I started a "what did you pay thread" on the Kymco forum-asking for info on the People GT 300i ( and getting other scoots too)-one guy in NY state paid $4400 for a new one.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #123
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This is what they were selling for at Sloans in Murfreesboro Tn last summer.

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:44 AM   #124
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I'm anxious for "Kentucky" to take delivery on his new People GT 300i scoot & make a report...
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #125
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From my experience, and it's exactly my line of work now, Givi is nothing
special in any of their product ranges, and most of their products (like many
other Italian brands) offer a good looking product without the quality to
back up the rather high price.

There's better products out there, sometimes for less money.
Ditto for topcases.
Kiwiscoot on another forum rode his Citycom year round and used a GIVI for winter riding. It broke and he went back to stock.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #126
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Received my GTi today. Only rode about 30 miles around town. Definitely a nice scoot. Installed the GIVI E52 top box and started wiring accessory cigarette lighter and Gerbing electric jacket liner pigtail. Going nicely. This is a well built and well designed scooter with the exception of the fuel tank consuming almost all of the underseat storage. Who thought that was a good idea I wonder?

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #127
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Received my GTi today. Only rode about 30 miles around town. Definitely a nice scoot. Installed the GIVI E52 top box and started wiring accessory cigarette lighter and Gerbing electric jacket liner pigtail. Going nicely. This is a well built and well designed scooter with the exception of the fuel tank consuming almost all of the underseat storage. Who thought that was a good idea I wonder?

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That must be a nice ride. I will look forward to your thoughts on how it compares to the BV 250 after you've had some time to ride it for awhile.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #128
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Paging Yellowjacket

YellowJacket just took delivery of one Tuesday. First report was
Hopefuly he will take time off the new scoot to share some opinion.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #129
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Driller is way ahead of me. I just stumbled onto this thread. Just picked this up yesterday. This was really my second choice for a new scooter, BV350 being my first. Couldn't find any really hot deals on them and nearest dealer is about 80 miles away. Kymco was only 5 miles from home and $4691 OTD, about $1700 less that the BV would have been.
Driller and I will be doing some performance evaluations soon at our local drag strip. Will keep all posted. So far, seat of the pants is very encouraging. BTW, took it out to my secret dyno test track, and can say it is quicker than my BV250 that has light rollers and Polini clutch spring.


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Old 05-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #130
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Received my GTi today. Only rode about 30 miles around town. Definitely a nice scoot. Installed the GIVI E52 top box and started wiring accessory cigarette lighter and Gerbing electric jacket liner pigtail. Going nicely. This is a well built and well designed scooter with the exception of the fuel tank consuming almost all of the underseat storage. Who thought that was a good idea I wonder?

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Hey Kentucky, looks like we have the same taste in bikes. Sorry the deal on my BV didn't work out. What color GTi did you get?
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #131
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Nice looking scooter. That's the one that really made me decide I wanted a scooter not a 250cc "beginner" motorcycle. Couldn't find one locally though. Enjoy
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #132
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Driller is way ahead of me. I just stumbled onto this thread. Just picked this up yesterday. This was really my second choice for a new scooter, BV350 being my first. Couldn't find any really hot deals on them and nearest dealer is about 80 miles away. Kymco was only 5 miles from home and $4691 OTD, about $1700 less that the BV would have been.
Driller and I will be doing some performance evaluations soon at our local drag strip. Will keep all posted. So far, seat of the pants is very encouraging. BTW, took it out to my secret dyno test track, and can say it is quicker than my BV250 that has light rollers and Polini clutch spring.

Time for 14 gr Dr Pulley sliders!

Other then BV350 being a bit faster, the GTi is a better scoot in many ways.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #133
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The 2012 Kymco GTi300 is packed and ready. Here is the list of things I did in the last two days to get her ready for this exciting work trip:

Changed oil and filter: Mobil 1 15w50 Syn

Changed rear tranny oil: Mobil 1 75w90 Syn

Installed cigeratte lighter/power point in the panel that covers the coolant overflow tank.

Installed GIVI E52 top case. Hope the nylon rack is capable of holding the GIVI. It has 5 pairs of pants, 5 race uniform shirts, all race prep materials, one pair of shoes, 5 pair of socks and a bunch of other items.

The rear shocks are set one notch above the softest settings but the spanner is on top of the stuff in the underseat tray so that I can make adjustments easily when I get up the road a couple of hundred miles if required.

Installed a pigtail for my Gerbings full sleeve liner. It resides in the underseat tray.

Set tire pressures 4 pounds above factory recommended pressures.

Adjusted the Ermax windshield and installed a Laminar lip. Works great by the way.

Intalled the required AMA Pro Racing stickers and paddock access sticker to get me into the Springfield Mile Flat Track race and Road America Road Race paddocks.

As I depart Dayona Beach in the morning my odometer reading is 2035 miles.

I only had time to ride about 120 miles in the last couple of days since the bike arrived just three days ago. Fuel economy on the first tank was 68 mpg. When I get back home to Daytona on the 5th of June I should have about 5200 miles. I will change oil and figure my average fuel economy.

Its asking a bit more than average for a 300 to do this. The Sac Harley Davidson large waterproof leather bag on the passenger pillion will be completely full as is the GIVI E52 and the underseat tray.

This shoudl be fun. If any scooter folks make it out to the Springfield Mile or Road America be sure to say hello.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #134
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Hey Kentucky, looks like we have the same taste in bikes. Sorry the deal on my BV didn't work out. What color GTi did you get?
You still have about the best looking BV250 ever. My 06 BV is doing great. The GF has pretty much assumed mental ownership. I agree the Kymco is better in some ways but I will let you know more after my 3500 mile trip. The BV250 is just about the most perfect scooter ever.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #135
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It's a People 150, half the People 300! RIght? Anyway eye-candy for the people lovers.
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