KYMCO GTi 300

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by tastroman, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. KennyT

    KennyT Adventurer

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    After reading the last several pages about the Kymco GTI 300, all I can think is "I want one!"
    But in what color?
    :)
    Ken
  2. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    I've never heasrd of any scooter doing that. Did you hit some deep water?
  3. Trucker jay

    Trucker jay Adventurer

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    I believe we got 2 inches of rain that day. Other riders have stated the same thing at Kymco.com forum
  4. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    Me too on the belt slipping, in a very light rain.
  5. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    see the Silver in person and you will take it. its great looking imo :deal
  6. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    That seems like something to be concerned with. Have you talked to a dealer about it? Can they do anything ?
  7. Kentucky

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    My belt always slips in the rain on my GTi 300
  8. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    Looks like we may have a problem here with the belt slipping. I for one will be in touch with Kymco. Just for the record, I've had some past experience with Kymco warranty claims. They are second to non in that department, the very best.
  9. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    What happens? Does the bike redline or just no go with any revs?

    My bike has an open exhaust vent for the CVT cover and I take it to the spray and wash usually blasting the area pretty good. Never had a problem.
  10. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

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    Just don't get the gold/yellow color - gawd it's ugly. I have to keep mine covered up in the garage 'cause it makes me want to barf! :puke2
  11. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    No, rev's didn't go way high. I was riding pretty easy since it was raining anyway. Just a little throttle on an uphill and rev's went up. Soon as that happened I backed it off, didn't want to be doing donuts at 45 MPH. Took me by surprise. No trouble maintaining speed, just couldn't speed up on the uphill. I would really like to hear an explanation as to what is really happening here.
  12. klaviator

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    CVTs need to have some cooling air. It would seem that the way the air intake is designed allows some water to get in.
  13. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    ..which is also great at cooling. :clap
  14. fzrspirit

    fzrspirit n00b

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    I'm a member of that club too. I really don't know if I'll get another motorcycle. Although I chose a Honda Reflex 250 over my sportbikes. :super
  15. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

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    Finally got a chance to get my GTi out on the highway for an extended high speed ride. Rode it 100 miles, of which 80 was on the highway and freeway (posted 65 & 75mph). This machine really goes! I even had a 20 knot crosswind changing to a headwind for most of the ride. Very comfortable cruising at these speeds and higher. Every time I ride it I am further impressed with it! What a great scoot.
  16. Phipsd

    Phipsd Been here awhile

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    I have to agree with you on that. The GTi is a very nice scooter and if I needed an urban commuter the 200 which is all we have in Canada; would be high on my list. It fits me; just, the SYM HD 200, not even close.

    For longer rides, the lack of a windshield and the underseat tank would be a pain along with that skinny hard little seat, but for local commuting I wouldn't care.
  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Long timer

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    In a heads up drag race or roll on the BV350 and GTi 300 are evenly matched.
  18. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Probably only up to a certain point.

    I've ridden both and subjectively the BV feels faster and has a better launch
    thanks to that great clutch (which all scooters should have). Did you race them
    side by side?

    I figured they'd be close up to around 60mph, but extra 5hp on the BV has
    got to come into play at some point.
  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky Long timer

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    Head to head several times. They are so close. The GTi clutch is about as quick as the wet clutch in the BV.

    The GTi can stay with the BV500 too up to about 45 then you see tai lights on the 500 as it steadily pulls away.
  20. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    That can be fixed with 14gr Dr Pulley sliders.
    Been there, done that. :evil

    My half-sister had a BV500 (the 492cc cruiser version).
    After I droped in 14gr sliders in my DT300 (which is heavier then the
    People by around 40lbs), it was faster only above 70mph!