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Old 05-28-2013, 05:16 AM   #61
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This thread has been very helpful but I am on the fence between finding a used bv250 or a new bv350. Really like the new features and upgraded engine. Thanks for your input.

There are a few used BV350 showing up now including one in TN and one in GA. (See Modernvespa.com)
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:18 AM   #62
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I just ordered an Airhawk, but I like the bolster removal idea. Removed it on my Honda PCX150, and it helped that scoot. My group rode to Mt. Baldy and he had an Airhawk on his Burgman and let me try it on my BV. Nice! Mine should be here by Wednesday. I also have a big weekend. I'm heading your way actually. Have a friend in Temecula, but my whole group is heading to AmeriVespa, but before AmeriVespa, 3 or 4 of us (all from LA) are heading down to Vespa Motorsports San Diego. I'd love to rendezvous with you at AmeriVespa if you're going. BV350 riders UNITE!

Ill be there and wont be hard to find on my BV-350.
When you coming through Temecula?
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #63
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Thanks, found one in Wa and TN. Would like to find one in Ga. Found one in Al but price is too high and wont negotiate.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #64
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Ill be there and wont be hard to find on my BV-350.
When you coming through Temecula?
Not sure if we'll go through Temecula or not at this point, but our trip out to Vespa Motorsports San Diego from LA will be Friday June 7th. We all have service appointments at 11am. We're probably only taking side roads / rides on the way back since our appointments are early.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #65
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still lovin' this scoot. it's possibly the first one that just feels "right" for me given my riding style/preferences.

anyway, i put a 12" givi windscreen on it but lost the "plug" for the center mount hole (the givi bracket uses the mirror mounts, not the center mount port) -- apparently said plug was provided with my bv350 at time or purchase? i musta lost it. anyone know the part number for it? right now, i've blocked the hole with a rubber plug for a gts250 that i shaved down.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #66
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oh, some updates, too:

1. engine braking is now really smooth and feels really good. this is either due to 2K miles of use or my own acclimation to it. it's hard riding my wife's pcx150 and coasting like i'm on a bike. it also prepared me really well to transition back into a full manual motorbike.

2. turn signal cancel is still f*cked up bad design. i just mash it a bunch of times until i feel the tiny click that means i found the right angle of press to cancel it. barrrrrf.

3. the seat shouldn't be so comfy with the backstop, but it is. i can ride this thing for hours and hours and no pain. i find my feet creep back and back like i'm on a motorbike, too, so maybe i really AM a standard guy...

4. a bigger windscreen really is required. i had NO idea how noisy the airflow was until i changed up the windscreen. now, i can hear the little 330cc engine straight up, and it's improved the ride experience greatly on the big slab.

i want to be clear that despite my nitpicks (because i am obnoxious like that), this was the best $6K i've spent on a two-wheeled ride ever, and for once i simply KNOW that i'm gonna ride this wop commuter into the ground.

forgot: any recommendations for a good gps and mount for this bad boy?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #67
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still lovin' this scoot. it's possibly the first one that just feels "right" for me given my riding style/preferences.

anyway, i put a 12" givi windscreen on it but lost the "plug" for the center mount hole (the givi bracket uses the mirror mounts, not the center mount port) -- apparently said plug was provided with my bv350 at time or purchase? i musta lost it. anyone know the part number for it? right now, i've blocked the hole with a rubber plug for a gts250 that i shaved down.

Ask your local dealer for that plug...its used in the crate, but goes bye-bye when the windshield goes on and not every dealer keeps them or includes them with the scooter.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #68
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cool. luckily, i have a decent relationship with the dealer. thanks!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #69
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If the dealer comes thru with their promises I will pick one up this weekend.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #70
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Me too

I made a deal and will be picking up a used one with 650 miles on it this week
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #71
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I made a deal and will be picking up a used one with 650 miles on it this week
you won't regret it!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #72
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I made a deal and will be picking up a used one with 650 miles on it this week
I picked her up today and took a 25 km ride. AWESOME!

So it actually has 650 kilometers on it. Does anyone know how to change the display to miles? I futz around and got the ambient temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Can't figure out the odometer and as far as I can tell it's not covered in the owners manual.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #73
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I picked her up today and took a 25 km ride. AWESOME!

So it actually has 650 kilometers on it. Does anyone know how to change the display to miles? I futz around and got the ambient temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Can't figure out the odometer and as far as I can tell it's not covered in the owners manual.

Thanks in advance.
modernvespa forums told me how to change it. i'd get the link for you, but i'm on my phone
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #74
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modernvespa forums told me how to change it. i'd get the link for you, but i'm on my phone
Thanks, I found it. I found a free downloadable service manual. If anyone would like a link to it PM me.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #75
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I have a dear friend that picked his up, got it set up to travel and took off on a cross country tour..... To date he has roughly 9,000 miles on it and he is saying that it is a great fit for him.. So, I am thinking your really going to love this scooter!!
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