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    New to the brand, old to the scoot.

    Hello everyone!

    I'm Don from Kansas City. I got a demo 2016 C650 sport a month or so ago. I've added a few things. Here is a picture of it when I sealed the deal.

    Thank you for adding me.


    Don
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    Don,

    Welcome to the group! I like the color, sometimes I wish mine was not so plain. What scooter(s) did you ride previously?

    Mark
    2014 C650GT Quartz Blue Metallic

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    I lived in KCMO for a few years. Lots of low speed surface streets for commuters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenut View Post
    Don,

    Welcome to the group! I like the color, sometimes I wish mine was not so plain. What scooter(s) did you ride previously?

    Mark
    Thanks.

    I have had scooters as small as a Honda Metro up to a Kymco Xciting 500ri. I really missed a scooter one could take coast to coast. Currently, I also have a 2007 Vespa GTS 250ie.

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    A number of years ago when I had my Harley Road King I wanted something lighter for around town so I added a Kymco 300GTI. Lightweight scooters are a lot of fun. I would tell other HOG members to think about adding one to their garage. Of course, the C series is a few steps above the lighter weight scooters, but they also can be a fit for those looking for an urban mid-weight bike with the added benefit of strong touring capabilities. For quite awhile it's been tough for me to own one bike, but if I had to.....

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    Don
    Cheers from oz..
    It's exactly the same as mine...I love it except for a niggling issued with the clutch..
    Replaced 1 12 months ago and have same problems of a shudder during take off so it will be another replacement..
    I believe dr pulley has upgraded clutch much stronger than the bow supplied one..
    I asked when installing whether they would replace it with a dr pulley and they declined..
    So will be wondering if they will replace it this time..
    Apart from the clutch issue I love the bike..it handles like a real sports bike and I leave many scratching their heads with its handling and performance.
    Have fun

    Nokey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokey1 View Post
    Don
    Cheers from oz..
    It's exactly the same as mine...I love it except for a niggling issued with the clutch..
    Replaced 1 12 months ago and have same problems of a shudder during take off so it will be another replacement..
    I believe dr pulley has upgraded clutch much stronger than the bow supplied one..
    I asked when installing whether they would replace it with a dr pulley and they declined..
    So will be wondering if they will replace it this time..
    Apart from the clutch issue I love the bike..it handles like a real sports bike and I leave many scratching their heads with its handling and performance.
    Have fun

    Nokey
    Hey Nokey1. I had a big Kymco (Xciting 500ri) and the clutch gave me fits. I had the dealership change it out at least 4 times for the shudder like you speak of in the BMW. They told me the seals were inferior and that oil had migrated to the clutch discs. Every time the noise would get offensive, they would pull the assembly and you could see where the clutch was contaminated by oil. They finally got approval to replace the seals and basically rebuild the assembly. That seemed to finally fix it. It actually spoiled what I considered to be an excellent scoot.

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