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Old 09-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #16
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Um, how did you manage that? Guessing there's something I've missed here?
Kymco sponsors our Grand National championship and Road Race series. I have ridden the GTi300 on three 3000 plus mile trips to events and photo documented sme of them. They liked it and want to use their social media to follow my trip to LA for our Flatrack championship.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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You are one very lucky boy !!
Here's a thought; I am in central NC. depending on the route you choose maybe we could meet up and I'll do a day ride with you . I have a 2012 Burgman 650 , we could swap for a bit and you could do a comparison.
That would be very cool. Perhaps we could get a thing going and meet up with scooter people across the country!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #18
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Kymco sponsors our Grand National championship and Road Race series. I have ridden the GTi300 on three 3000 plus mile trips to events and photo documented sme of them. They liked it and want to use their social media to follow my trip to LA for our Flatrack championship.
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Tell me more about this Flatrack series ????????????
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #19
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Interesting turn of events! Kymco USA is flying me from Daytona Beach to Spartenburg, SC to their headquarters on October 3rd. They have a new Xciting 500i that they want me to do the LA trip on. It will have a GoPro cockpit cam and a forward facing one. I am looking at routes now. I will likely Interstate out to Los Angeles from South Carolina then look for a nice two lane adventure coming home on the 500 to Daytona.

This should be fun. Any Xciting 500i owners who can share good info it might be helpful.
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Lucky you. Another here that wants to know how you pulled that off.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:02 AM   #20
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Lucky you. Another here that wants to know how you pulled that off.
I have commuted to several rounds of the AMA Pro Flatrack series this year on my Kymco GTi300. Most journeys were about 3000 Interstate miles round trip. I have documented some of those via Facebook. Kymco liked the idea of that and offered me a new Xciting 500 for my trip to LA for the season championship round.

They will be posting my updates on their Facebook, Twitter and perhaps website accounts.

My plan is to do six 500 mile days on Interstates to get there. Headed back to Daytona using mostly two lanes is my current plan.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:48 AM   #21
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Wow- sounds great- free use of a new 500cc scooter and a cross country road trip.

Can't beat that with a bag of hammers (one of my coworkers from Bangor ME. used to say that)!
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #22
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It is going to be a really fun adventure. Not to mention that the season championship is going to be fun to announce as the Grand National points look to be coming down to the wire. Perhaps a new thread should be started that would see if we have interest in a couple of ADV scooter riders get together in a few regions around the USA enroute to LA or on the retunr home? That would be fun to see on Kymco's social media streams.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #23
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I'm going to hijack this thread and talk about what a small world it is.

This morning I was packing up my camping gear after a weekend of camping at the Two Wheels of Suches motorcycle campground when a guy walks up and says: "You're having more fun than anyone else here but they don't know it."

Pause

"That's because you're on a scooter."

Then he told me he has 2 scooters balk home, a BV500 and BV350.

So we talk about scooters for a while and I happen to talk about Kymco so he tells me that he has a friend with a new Kymco 300.

Then he tells me that this friend is being supplied a 500 by kymco to ride across country

Since I doubt there are 2 people in that situation I figured it must be you.

I think you know who I was talking to.

Another case of: It's a small world.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #24
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Crazy world that's for sure. The xciting doesn't have too much written about it but I would love more info on it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #25
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What dates are you going and returning?
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #26
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I'm going to hijack this thread and talk about what a small world it is.

This morning I was packing up my camping gear after a weekend of camping at the Two Wheels of Suches motorcycle campground when a guy walks up and says: "You're having more fun than anyone else here but they don't know it."

Pause

"That's because you're on a scooter."

Then he told me he has 2 scooters balk home, a BV500 and BV350.

So we talk about scooters for a while and I happen to talk about Kymco so he tells me that he has a friend with a new Kymco 300.

Then he tells me that this friend is being supplied a 500 by kymco to ride across country

Since I doubt there are 2 people in that situation I figured it must be you.

I think you know who I was talking to.

Another case of: It's a small world.
That is my neighbor and great friend Van!!! How cool is that?
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #27
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What dates are you going and returning?
Leaving Spartanburg SC (home of Kymco USA) on Friday the 4th of October headed to LA. Our race is on the 12th but I need to get out there a bit earlier than that. Will begin the trek home either Oct 13th or 14th from LA to Daytona Beach. No real time restriction on the West to East return. Planning some two lane on that route. The Spartanburg to LA is going to be six 500 mile days it appears.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #28
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Crazy world that's for sure. The xciting doesn't have too much written about it but I would love more info on it.
I will definitely know more about that one in about 7500 miles over a couple weeks time!
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #29
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3000 miles in the rear view mirror. Spartanburg to LA was amazing! Grand National is tomorrow then home to Daytona. kymco is posting my blog o their site. This is serious scootering. 450 miles to Kingman Az. The entire day was a challenge with 40 to 50 miles per winds from the Southwest all day. Crazy. Yesterday was beautiful riding Route 66 from Kingman Az to Pomona Ca. No wind and over 250 miles on the high desert floor. Priceless. The Xciting 500i is amazing.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #30
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I just read the whole blog, it's on kymco's facebook site. Sounds like an amazing trip. Have fun tomorrow.
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