KYMCO GTi 300

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

  1. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I remember!!! we were in Baja on a fly & drive this winter(on the Cortez coast above the touristy area) & I ride the mainland in the winter on MC. Few places in Mexico that I have not seen. I have a friend in Michoacan, his daughter was attending a technical school in Ensenada. He lives in Morelia & he is from Patzcuaro.
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    WTF were you doing on my coast?! :huh
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    don't worry, we take good care of it!
  4. Cortez

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    Kkthnx, carry on!
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  5. kantuckid

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    As in the "Sea of Cortez". Actually I'd like to ride in Croatia, one of our sons went to the Budapest Technical University and on one of his weekend "see Europe trips he hit your coast & found it very nice. He would do Italy one weekend,Poland another,Romania another, via rail passes hither & yon. He was a bicycle racer here & went to the big races in Italy with over 800,000 in attendance! I've been around you but not "there". I'm wanting to ride Croatia,Montenegro,etc.,etc., on a fly & rent two wheels. Can I get a decent scoot for less than a MC? It would likely be a 14 day affair & my wife wouldn't do a 2 wheel trip.
  6. Cortez

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    Rent bikes?
    You'd have to do that in Italy, no one rents anything above 125cc here usually.

    :clap for the rest of the post!
  7. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I think the tour company, that does rentals too, is based in Montenegro.
  8. Kentucky

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    I am most interested in good pics of aftermarket windshields for the GT. I'm a big GIVI fan and have a definite interest in that. Mostly mine will be used for interstate work. I am 5' 10" and prefer to look just over.

    Any thoughts or suggestions from folks who have bought windshields for their GT's would be most appreciated.
    Barry
  9. Cortez

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    Might wanna skip the Givi.. read here:
    http://www.justgottascoot.com/peoplegti300.htm

    Biondi review below the Givi stuff.
  10. Kentucky

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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.
  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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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.
  12. Kentucky

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    Gotcha. I'm definitely not an expert...on anything! LOL
  13. Cortez

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    As you can see on the justgottascoot site, bike ended up with a biondi screen
    and shad topcase, exactly what I did with my Downtown 300. No regrets.
  14. JerryH

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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.
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    I have to agree...especially in reference to the topcases.
  16. klaviator

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    Kymco tends to have fairly short service intervals. I'm not sure about the 300's. My super 8 has 2500 valve adjustment interval but is pretty easy to do. Again, I don't know about the 300. My impression is that the traditional upright scooters tend to have easier engine access than the Maxi styled scoots like the PCX.

    As for price, you should be able to pick up a Kymco 300 for about $500 under MSRP + Tax.
  17. Cortez

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    The air cooled carbed ones have short service intervals, just like an older
    yamaha or a piaggio.

    The 300s are again, just like the rest of the bigger engine/FI/water cooled
    crowd. Around 4k miles for oil changes IIRC.
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    What's the valve adjustment interval?
  19. Cortez

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    I don't have the manual here, I forgot. :huh
    First check is at 1k km (so that's what.. 600 miles?) then next I believe around
    15k miles.
  20. kantuckid

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    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?:ear