Reliability Beverly 350
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Piaggio Beverly 350
Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 78
Location: The Netherlands, Vinkeveen
Mon May 20, 2019 12:13 am quote
Hey,
In the Netherlands there are several stories about the reliability of the Beverly 350. I have driven 100,000 kilometers without really large isseu's, but others have already replaced their cylinder at 20,000 kilometers. I have the impression that poor maintenance or tuning parts are to blame for this. What is your experience with the Beverly 350?

Greetings from Amsterdam.

Michel
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2014 Commuter BV350(40,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(9,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(28,000)
Joined: 27 Dec 2013
Posts: 2217
Location: Orange Park Florida
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 am quote
The commuter has 38,000 miles/60,000 km and is still running strong. I put 60% city/40% highway and I ride it hard. I service it every 5,000 miles/8,000 km not the recommended 6,000 miles/10,000 km.
I've been using the Maolssi exhaust, air filter and Variator for 20,000 miles.
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 2748
Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mon May 20, 2019 3:13 am quote
Mine has 33,000 miles / 53,000 km with no major problems and the recommended maintenance. It's all stock.
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Piaggio Beverly 350
Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 78
Location: The Netherlands, Vinkeveen
Thu May 23, 2019 10:53 am quote
Thanks, no major problems with the BV350.
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Benelli TNT 125 "Bean Alley" Kymco AK550 The War to end all Wars
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Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Thu May 23, 2019 12:32 pm quote
3,2,1
Mine had an issue when the ECU wasn't talking to the throttle body and it would bog under acceleration at around 2500 miles.

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Xmax 300
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Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 pm quote
BV350 Another center stand failure
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2014 Commuter BV350(40,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(9,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(28,000)
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Location: Orange Park Florida
Fri May 24, 2019 2:53 am quote
Re: 3,2,1
Bill Dog wrote:
Mine had an issue when the ECU wasn't talking to the throttle body and it would bog under acceleration at around 2500 miles.

Bill x
It's a good thing you don't give up so easily on women
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Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Fri May 24, 2019 4:58 am quote
Irony
Oddly enough I just have.

It's all about the timing.

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Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 am quote
Centerstand on mine broke. About 30 bucks abd a half hour to replace. Not an issue.
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 2748
Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fri May 24, 2019 5:55 am quote
zigzagguzzi wrote:
Centerstand on mine broke. About 30 bucks abd a half hour to replace. Not an issue.
Oh yeah, my center stand broke too. I welded mine myself.
Hooked
2019 BV 350, 2016 300 GTS Super Sport, 2016 150 LXV
Joined: 03 Aug 2015
Posts: 304
Location: Houston Heights, Tejas
Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 am quote
Got about 100 miles on my BV 350.

Still runs just like new!
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Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 02 Jun 2015
Posts: 1182
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Fri May 24, 2019 10:03 am quote
Mine has the start of an oil leak in the water pump seal.
The ignition key is fiddly and doesn't instill confidence in the long term reliability.
Love the way it rides!
Hooked
Joined: 06 Oct 2013
Posts: 156

Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 pm quote
Broken center stand (welded myself)

Core plug in cylinder head rusted out. I replaced it myself.

A couple of other little issues, a software update, nothing that would have stranded me except the core plug. 21,000 miles so far.
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Bv350
Joined: 08 Feb 2017
Posts: 28
Location: California - SF Bay Area
Mon May 27, 2019 7:38 am quote
+ core plug at about 8000 miles, barely caught it in time. I also seem to break the spark plug cap every time I remove it for spark plug change. 22,000 miles so far, commute about 60 miles a day mixed highway/street. Very reliable in my opinion.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7225
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon May 27, 2019 8:30 am quote
zigzagguzzi wrote:
Centerstand on mine broke. About 30 bucks abd a half hour to replace. Not an issue.
Center stand on mine broke. Took to get it welded and some added support on the left hand side. $40 bucks.

The stand design causes a "twist" once is lands on the side piece you step on to get it up on the stand. So I pointed this out and it was determined to add just a little extra support. It's just a small triangle piece welded between the leg and cross support.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 am quote
SCTLVR wrote:
Mine has the start of an oil leak in the water pump seal.
The ignition key is fiddly and doesn't instill confidence in the long term reliability.
Love the way it rides!
Do you have other keys on the key ring you have your scooter key on? That can be really hard on lock sets.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon May 27, 2019 8:48 am quote
Oh and if you haven't done it, replace the hose clamp on the radiator hose under the left foot rest.
It's the hose coming out of the bottom of the radiator.
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