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Heck

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About Heck

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  • Birthday September 11
  • Location Helena, MT, USA

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    Kymco 2018 700i LE

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  1. Heck

    Speedo Calibrate

    So I spoke with the dealer, who contacted Kymco-USA... I guess there was some back and forth between them, as the dealer decided to try another 700i LE that he had on the lot. Everything the same as mine, with the same speedo error results. We checked speedo speed with my GPS and also with the GPS feature on one of the mechanic's smart phone. The smart phone and my GPS matched perfectly. The speedo in the Kymco, not so much. ..... My dealer is going to investigate further with Kymco USA, as it seems that the error is almost exactly the same on all the units. Looks like Kymco has a design problem. It will be interesting to see if they want to own it, or ignore it..... Patiently waiting......
  2. Heck

    Speedo Calibrate

    Not yet Keith.... I will discuss with them next week when the machine goes in for service. I imagine they will not have an answer directly but will have to contact Kymco USA.
  3. Heck

    Would you buy another Kymco

    I must say that so far I have not been very impressed with the aftermarket parts availability, or the distributors responsiveness to issues that I have raised. Having said that, I cannot make a comparison to other brands as I have no experience with them. There seems to be a very healthy aftermarket part availability for the major brands (Polaris, Can-AM, Honda, Kawasaki) but they also have a lot larger market share. I am disappointed with the interactions that I have had with Kymco-USA so far, however as a BMW motorcycle owner, I am used to the business model that denys all issues until they cannot any more. Put me down as a "wait and see if they become more responsive to their customers" ......
  4. Heck

    Speedo Calibrate

    So now that I have the seat belt extension problem solved, when I'm riding the UXV, I look at the speedometer and it shows a whopping 50mph (not kph)....Sure doesnt feel like Im going that fast so I clocked it with a GPS.... At 40mph on the speedometer, I'm reading 35mph on the GPS. At 50mph, Im reading 38mph... This shows that not only is the speedometer reading fast, (Read also putting mileage on the machine at an accelerated rate) but the degree of error changes with the different speeds... Calculation wise it reads 26% fast at 50mph(on Speedo) and 20% fast at 40mph (on Speedo). So, the question for the group is, How does one make the Speedo more accurate on these machines..... I have read all kinds of solutions- the most hilarious one I read was to go down to a sign shop and have them make little decals to change the numbers on a manual speedo....This one of course is digital.. I'm more interested in making the odometer more accurate as since they want you to do service work of some kind every 500 miles, it makes a lot of sense to at least get 500 miles between the service points- not an inflated mileage age...
  5. Success!!! Seatbeltextenderpros.com You can send them a picture of the belt buckle and they will advise you from there....Only took 3 days to get them. In my case, it was a "Type K" extender.... Unknown whether that will work on all the Kymcos....
  6. Thanks for suggestions Travis- struck out on both. Cant believe that it is a unique part, just probably not cross referenced to Kymco... The search continues!!
  7. Just purchased a new '18 UXV 700i LE- Am looking for a set of seat belt extenders that will work with this unit. Talked to multiple dealers and they dont seem to know or understand what I need..... Need em to get past the table muscle.... Any help would be appreciated..
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