Fuel injection beats cv carbs hands down in 50 degree weather. The Wolf takes about 10 minutes until it runs right. The Kymco runs perfectly after a 2 minute warm up n the driveway. Love them both and thank God my wife is so good about my obsession with 2 wheels. It helps that it gets me out of the house and happy!
No doubt Fuel-injection beats any carb setup. But some of the improvement you see is just due to the Kymco engineering vs. older-design Chinese. My China 150 took forever to "warm up" too. My carbureted Kymco is "good to go" in a minute or so, even in 30-degree winter! Yours will be like that too.
And, "Geezer express"? EEEWWW! Hey, I've seen a bunch of pretty tough-looking young gals riding them!... LOL! And, in our geriatric defense, several local crotch-rocket jockeys AND a few truly nasty chopper boys using them for EVERYTHING outside of cross-country runs. Road-capable scooters have truly come of age, and are being ridden by EVERY segment of the riding population now.
I test-rode a new People 300 from my dealer, after buying the 250. It was VERY sweet! Only thing I'd add would be a windshield similar to mine, if one could be found. I love being able to ride comfortably down to around 45 degrees! No Harley dresser (or even bikes with a Vetter "Windjammer" fairing) from my youth had wind-protection like this old scoot's Givi shield! It even keeps my HANDS warm in cold weather! The "bubble" of still air it creates would allow for heat and AC if the motor could handle it!
I have to agree about your "wife-situation"... Same here! What a blessing to have an understanding wife! My missus is glad I have something both FUN and USEFUL to enjoy. She'd love to ride with me, but her health just won't let her right now. She's in cardiac rehab after a heart attack, but the docs tell her she may well be able to ride with me in a while. Sure hope so! Nothing more fun than biking to the lake and cooking out on a nice evening! Right now, most of my riding is errands, picking up prescriptions, etc. and the great gas-mileage comes in mighty handy!
I. drilled the cap off that covers the mixture screw on the 150's mixture screw and turned out 3 turns so now the Chinese scooter runs fine after a short warm up in cool weather. Will be looking for a windshield for the Kymco. May try Puig as I've had some luck with that brand.
2017 Genuine Rough House 50 2T 2016 Yamaha S max 155 2012 Buddy 170i sold 2013 Honda CB 1100 crashed the fixed and sold Adly Bullseye 50 2T sold Yamaha R3 sold
I have had great success with the Puig Sport Fairing on my Sport City which I have mentioned quite a few times. After I went down this spring at about 45 mph after hitting some sugar sand that blew across the road I only had to buff out the Puig with a headlight kit to restore it as it survived the impact remarkably well.
The Super Bike Toy Store in Stuart Florida had the best prices around when I purchased mine. Even if they do not list one for your bike a phone call or email will get you the correct one. They might now have an expanded section just for scooters now too.
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2015 22:37:50 GMT -5 by rockynv
Post by floridagull on Nov 21, 2015 16:40:56 GMT -5
I live one town over from Stuart in Palm City!
2017 Kymco People GT 300i (bought March 2018 as a leftover!) 2016 Kymco Super 8 150R (traded in on the above) 2008 Baccio VX150 (stolen!) 1987 Suzuki GS450LH (sold long ago) 1982 Yamaha SECA 650 (sold longer ago)