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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2019, 01:44:44 AM »

Great looking bike. Congrats!

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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2019, 05:06:23 PM »

After enjoying 10 days of grinding, bureaucratic paperwork she's finally home. I guess I could have picked it up yesterday (The Ides of March) but the weather was bad & today looked like a better choice. More photos tomorrow if the weather holds & I can get out in the AM for better light.

Now I've got the rest of today and tomorrow to figure out all the bells and whistles on the dashboard. I remember when you got a needle and a row of slowly rotating numbers and, if you were really lucky, another needle and some lights.


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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »

So good looking!!
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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2019, 09:51:54 PM »

Damn that plate is HUGE!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 12:03:05 AM »

You picked a seriously good-looking ride. Looking forward to more reactions from riding the Kymco.
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2019, 01:07:40 AM »

Beautiful bike, congrats!
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2019, 07:36:41 AM »

Damn that plate is HUGE!!!!!!!!


And this is the small one. A couple of years ago the idiots in Belgium decided, all on their own with no input from anybody, to demand a larger plate. The industry wasn't ready, the dealers weren't ready, and most of the bikes didn't have room for that monster! They finally capitulated but if you wanted a smaller plate you had to go through a ton of paperwork and pay out of pocket for the new one.

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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2019, 05:44:02 PM »

I went down the coast road to Cape Sunion this morning, promising not to exceed 50mph (fudged that a bit). This is the road that, for all practical purposes has no strait parts. The AK was nimble and rock steady through all the turns. I'm quite pleased with the handling & the Metzler FeelFree tires are still working as advertised. (I had a pair on my SYM 250i) The CG is noticeable higher than the X10 and the ride is rougher but that may soften up some down the road.

The all digital dash had a habit of getting lost in the sun and the gas gage and I are going to have to have a discussion one of these days. It started screaming at me when there was still over 5 liters in the 15 liter tank and the 2ed 20% disappeared almost before I noticed that we'd gotten down there.

The seat is still a bit hard (I'll bounce a couple hundred pounds on it again tomorrow and see if that softens it up a bit) and the leg room could do with a few more inches but it's adequate. The under-seat storage all but disappears once you've got the helmet (upside down) in it. What's left is a steep slide down into the helmet well that's not much good for anything.

I've still not been able to sync my phone to the scoot. It may be my data plan or my phone as the dealer's phone hooked right up.

1st tank of gas (10 liters & 200 kmeters) produced 50MpGs. I'll work on that when I get past the "break in" period.

As usual on this road, the sun wasn't with me so only one photo with the blue sea in the background. If you want to see the road I was on there's an old clip I took while on the X10 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QeyCvDq2Rc&t=165s


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« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »

Great to see you out enjoying the new bike.
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2019, 04:10:24 AM »

Sweet Kymmie!

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« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2019, 03:09:24 PM »

Wow what a beautiful ride.
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« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2019, 04:38:47 PM »

Just finished the 300k < 80kph (50MpH) so tomorrow AM we get started on teaching it new tricks.
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« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2019, 01:18:58 PM »

I have a serious case of scooter envy.
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« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2019, 04:15:54 PM »

Nice ride wish we could get it stateside. It would be a perfect upgrade to my Forza. Congrats

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