My wanderings and ponderings with a little kitsch thrown in for good measure.
Great mileage!Is she "winking" at you with those baby blues?Or is it a "Kymco" thing that the headlamps are on the fritz?
Deb,I'd like to think she is winking at me. Actually, I've heard of some trouble with the pilot lights, but not the headlight. We'll get to the bottom of it.Fortunately, I had headlights when I rode home Saturday night way after dark. If the light had gone out then, that would have been a bad thing.~k
Fantastic mileage, the best I got out of my scoot was 82 mpg once.Bummer that the headlights are refuse to cooperate again. Hope you get this fixed soon... days are getting darker.
I'm confident it will be fixed. Thursday will redo the temporary fix until some parts get here. I curious what kind of mileage it gets if I have to sustain 60mph for a period of time. Stay tuned.~k
Wow! That is great mileage! I can hardly wait to see how consistent it is after breaking in.So sorry to hear about the headlight! I hate chasing electric gremlins! Good luck!
Lori,Mileage is important to me. I ride with this in mind. It was a major reason I started riding. Heaven knows it isn't the major reason I keep riding :) But it is still important.The good news is Mike is great with electrical stuff. It's just a matter of time before we have it sorted out.~k
Good to hear you are getting such high gas mileage. Bummer the lights have gone dark. Sure hope it is a quick diagnosis and an easy fix.
Brandy,I'm sure it will be an easy fix. Quick diagnosis? Maybe not so confident. It will get sorted out. That's the important thing. I was surprised by the mileage, and pleased.~k
Keith:75 mpg is great mileage. I don't think I got that much when I had my Kymco B&W250, but we have more hills here. I hope your headlights can be fixed easily. Maybe it is just a faulty relaybobRiding the Wet CoastMy Flickr // My YouTube
bob,It was a relay. It could be another bad relay, but we suspect something is cooking the relay. We'll find it.~k
Dear Keith:Congratulations on this new machine! The lure of horsepower gets us all and I am not surprised that you find the 250cc motor more to your liking. I'm sure you'll discover that he headlights are no big problem. I bet a connection has just vibrated loose. And I bet the dealer finds it while you wait.I wonder if you will begin to extend your range now that you can go farher, faster, and still get 75mp?Fondest regards,Jack/reepTwisated Roads
Jack,Thanks. It is exciting to explore the Kymco's capabilities. I, too, wonder what extending my range and styles of riding will do to the mileage. I guess I'm just going to have to do a lot of research to find out!~k
In the city I still average 70mpg on my modded Bet & Win (after 24,000 miles)I rode across Missouri and up the Loess Hills of Iowa on my 250 Bet and Win with no issues. In my opinion that bike will take you wherever you want to go.
Maggie,Your experience was one of the reasons I bought Isabelle. I figured how could I go wrong with a Bet & Win with 16" wheels.Thanks for the encouragement.~k
This is the same problem that you had earlier and you had already replaced the relay, right? Any other lights controlled by the same relay/circuit such as instrument lights?
Richard,Yep it is the same problem. I have all my lights except the headlights. Something seems to be compromising the relay. Mike has talked to the guys at the dealership and the owner of the dealership is calling Kymco to see if they have any ideas. I'm pleased with the response to the problem, now we just need to find the solution. Stay tuned. I'm looking forward to publishing the post about the fix. And, I will as soon as it happens :)
Loving Isabelle. my darling Scooterchick is riding a Kymco B&W 250. And equally enamored of Billie. I have linked you in to my blog and will look forward to your posts.http://ddo2jl.blogspot.ca/
The B&W is a great bike. I've followed your travels on ADV and am honored to have you stop by.~k