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It arrived this afternoon, my 2016 BV 350 with 324 miles on it. Some may recognize the photo, it was a fellow MVer's bike (a fantasic fellow by the way). I like the bike a lot so far but there are some things to address;
1. loose mirrors
2. windshield is really loud
3. pick up lag, a Malossi variator kit w/white spring may help

Otherwise I like it a lot, it's not as quick off the line as my GTS (w/Malossi kit and variator w/white spring). Why do I feel like I am cheating on my GTS...
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Many (most?) new BV350 owners remove the windscreen, because of the noise. Congrats!
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You could always cut the windshield down.
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Re: It's here! Why do I feel like I am cheating on my GTS
Budz wrote:
3. pick up lag, a Malossi variator kit w/white spring may help
Oh yah. When I bought a new rear pulley, I put the new pulley on Scoot Life And I replaced the Commuter rear pulley with Scoot Life's 9,000 mile pulley. Scoot Life now has the stock set up on it. I just bought a new Malossi variator. I don't want to ride Scoot Life with the stock set up Bleh emoticon
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A three year old scooter with 324 miles on it.

I simply don't know how you can own such a fun scooter without riding it all the time.

I rode farther than that yesterday.

Bill
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Y'know, you can have more than one ride. Your well-doted-on GTS won't mind...much. (Melody's my sole motorized ride of any kind, so what do I know?)
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Big
Work, family, travel and other shit just gets in the way.

I know the previous owner and he doesn't stay still for a minute.

You have plenty of time on your hands. He doesn't

That's how.

Bill x
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Bill Dog wrote:
Work, family, travel and other shit just gets in the way.

I know the previous owner and he doesn't stay still for a minute.

You have plenty of time on your hands. He doesn't

That's how.

Bill x
Thank you Bill Dog for introducing us! You were right, he's a fantastic fellow and the bike is in perfect condition. Thanks again man...
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Addition
Well I like to help out those who are looking for something.

The previous owner has been pretty good to me in the past so when I knew it was up for sale and I knew you were looking one I thought I'd play Matchmaker.

Gentleman, both of you.

My work here is done.

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Well done Budz, nice buy!

Regarding the slower move off, I wouldn't worry too much about that at the moment. The bike isn't even run in, the engine is very tight. Once you have a couple of thousand miles on the clock it's a completely different bike.
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Nice! Enjoy.

Better to cheat on your scooter then your other significant other. 😁
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Oh I don't know.

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Malossi variator kit does liven it up some. Razz emoticon Razz emoticon What ever color springs comes with the kit is the one you want.
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Budz wrote:
2. windshield is really loud
Assuming this is the stock windscreen, it is really too short. There are several previous discussion threads about replacing the stock screen with a taller screen or adding a flip lip.

Yes, a few people have removed the screen, but I think that presupposes you ride entirely in fairly warm weather. For the rest of us, a higher screen is the answer.
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