Hello all. My name is Alex and Iím a new Piaggio owner. Iíve had a 2006 Yamaha Vino 125 that I bought new in 2006. It has Great service but if I donít start it every few weeks to a month it takes forever to get going. it is carbureted and even though I use ethanol free gasoline and stabil I have the starting issue. I am hoping that the electronic fuel injection will help with my starting issues .
So I ran across this 2009 Piaggio BV 500 with only 1600 miles on it. It had belonged to an 80-year-old gentleman who passed away and his family did not want it so they sold it to a local Chinese scooter shop. That is where I purchased it for about $3000.00. It is a heck of a jump from a Vino 125 to a BV 500.
My riding is mostly spring and fall months. I donít ride during the middle of the winter or middle of the summer . Itís just too hot or too cold.
I have a couple of questions . Forgive me if my terminology is a little off .
Why would anybody design a bike/scooter with the brake reservoir hidden under plastic where you have to take almost the entire front dash panel off as well as the Sideview mirror and the wind shield visor? Maybe I am being a little more sensitive since the Vino have the reservoir right up front where you could see it at all times.
Is there just one brake reservoir for the duel disk front brakes and the rear brake .
Those are my only gripes at this point. Thanks for any comments or suggestions. I look forward to being a part of this group