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Since getting Beverly back from the dealers, after the unknown loss of engine and power, all seems to be well with the bike. A new fuel injector was fitted and also a new kill switch and as I say, I've been riding it now for 4 or 5 weeks without any problems.

Acceleration is good. I've had a tiny blip taking off from a set of lights, where the engine revs dropped for about a millisecond, but apart from that it's been GREAT!

One thing that is getting on my nerves in all this winter rain, is the height of my givi screen. I am going to follow KDV's advice and cut the mutha down a couple of inches. I'm actually quite scared riding when the screen is covered in rain and car brake lights and headlights create a blinding glare. I guess I've been lucky so far staying rubber side down!

That's all for the update. Happy riding folks.

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Thanks for the update!
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Glad to here your problem has been solved . My BV has performed flawlessly so far (2900 miles)....however with winter conditions I won't be riding until next April
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Glad to hear the injector did the the trick. Regarding the windscreen - I agree that trimming the screen so your line of sight is over the screen while the airstream goes mainly over your helmet is the right compromise. That means you won't be trying to look through the dirt and water on your windscreen.
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Mine is in the dealers as I type. Same problem; engine cutting out. I have seen this reported a few times now and I am wondering if this is a known problem to Piaggio. My dealer is checking it out.
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futIsle wrote:
Mine is in the dealers as I type. Same problem; engine cutting out. I have seen this reported a few times now and I am wondering if this is a known problem to Piaggio. My dealer is checking it out.
Oooh! Keep us informed of what happens. I believe Piaggio know this is a problem but don't know what to do about it. My dealer had mine for two weeks and still couldn't honestly say it was something conclusive - hence the renewed fuel injector and kill switch as a "hope this fixes it" kind of thing.

Good luck with you bike.
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good to hear!

my scarabeo came with a giant givi windscreen. It's great, except that it scratched easy and is so tall that if it gets wet/light snow, I experience the sight problems mentioned previously. I'll be swapping for a cee bailey's next year.

I watch the BV threads anxiously, as we may someday own one.
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tclhb wrote:
Thanks for the update!
+1. I am still very happy with my large Givi screen since she's been cut down to nose height and I can see over the top.

Merry Christmas! John W.
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Kruella_DV wrote:
tclhb wrote:
Thanks for the update!
+1. I am still very happy with my large Givi screen since she's been cut down to nose height and I can see over the top.

Merry Christmas! John W.
Merry Christmas John to you too!

Have ordered a fret saw, some non permanent markers and some painters tape. Givi screen? I'm comin' to get ya!

Will let you know how it goes when I get round to cutting it down.
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Re: BV 350ST Update
Danzargo wrote:
Acceleration is good. I've had a tiny blip taking off from a set of lights, where the engine revs dropped for about a millisecond, but apart from that it's been GREAT!
Dan
That was probably just the ASR kicking in (ie the tyre/surface contact was poor). I've had this many a time.
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Re: BV 350ST Update
Cillit*Bang* wrote:
Danzargo wrote:
Acceleration is good. I've had a tiny blip taking off from a set of lights, where the engine revs dropped for about a millisecond, but apart from that it's been GREAT!
Dan
That was probably just the ASR kicking in (ie the tyre/surface contact was poor). I've had this many a time.
Ahhhh, of course! Thanks CillitBAng.

Love the handle by the way. You're not Barry Scott are you? Hahaha!!!
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