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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #600 on: August 06, 2017, 12:11:18 PM »
 :-[ :-[tried to start the downtown again, no spark!!! I installed new ECU,.  coil,.  wire harness,.  spark plug,. I give up,  time to go too the dealer,  in the mean while I was talking to goulet moto sport in Quebec, and he has 4 Piaggio 350i in stock,  do they look good ,.  ended up I pick it up tomorrow,. 2016 piaggio 350i sport ,.  OTD price $ 6,317.88  Canadian ,.  I will pick it up with trailer, and bring it to my break it in hill,  let the fun begin!!!

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« Reply #601 on: August 06, 2017, 12:15:22 PM »
Hi Dr Karl

Thanks. Chill pills taken & I'm feeling much better now.

Right, I've had a look and I can see what you're saying. There's a single cable coming from the actuator attached to the ignition switch. The single cable goes into a plastic housing where 2 cables come out (presumably for each seat latch)

I've tried yanking as you say, but with no luck so far (well, it pops the closer of the 2 latches with no problem).

I also managed to get the under seat cable hatch cover off can actually get a hold of the 2 cables in there. Again, no success, but I'll keep trying.

My fear is that the cable has snapped.....then I really am stuffed.

Luckily, I have a spare lid & gloves so I can keep trying with no loss of scooter. It's just a pain carrying stuff around!

The steering head bearings need replacing as well, so if I'm taking the front and off any way....
  last resort,  take front off and remove cable,( one nut,) off of ignition, and pull on the cable
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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #602 on: August 06, 2017, 06:44:47 PM »
:-[ :-[tried to start the downtown again, no spark!!! I installed new ECU,.  coil,.  wire harness,.  spark plug,. I give up,  time to go too the dealer,  in the mean while I was talking to goulet moto sport in Quebec, and he has 4 Piaggio 350i in stock,  do they look good ,.  ended up I pick it up tomorrow,. 2016 piaggio 350i sport ,.  OTD price $ 6,317.88  Canadian ,.  I will pick it up with trailer, and bring it to my break it in hill,  let the fun begin!!!

So is that the end of your 2011 Downtown, de dee?  I hope not.

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #603 on: August 07, 2017, 03:13:38 AM »
So is that the end of your 2011 Downtown, de dee?  I hope not.
  I JUST CANT AFFORD CANADIAN prices, from dealer for repairing scooter, they wanted $ 1200.00 for ECU and $ 960.00 for harness, + $ 1200.00 labor, for two pieces, way more than the scooter is worth,.  so I bought from powersportswarehouse. 
ECU $ 248.76,    harness $ 225.46.    coil $ 36.54   and did the labor myself,  all done but still no spark ,  I am looking for a mech. that knows elec. on scooters who wont charge $ 110.00 a hour,.  going to look in Massena NY.

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #604 on: August 07, 2017, 06:29:14 AM »
De dee! This cannot be happening! Your DT is the LEADER! What and when did this all start?

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #605 on: August 07, 2017, 07:44:07 AM »
de dee, sorry to hear about the DT. I just checked out the piaggio 350i. Very nice!! Similar to the DT,with a little more flair. Hope you enjoy it. Would like to see some pictures,when you take possession

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #606 on: August 07, 2017, 06:19:35 PM »
De dee! This cannot be happening! Your DT is the LEADER! What and when did this all start?

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #607 on: August 08, 2017, 12:46:12 AM »
Maybe perhaps that's the lifespan for a DT300?
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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #608 on: August 12, 2017, 05:18:14 AM »
Managed to get the seat released, thanks to this thread here.

http://www.kymcoforum.com/index.php?topic=6577.0

The only dodgy bit was taking the plastic centre panel off - other than that, it was pretty straightforward. It turn out it was a corroded and snapped 'long' latch cable, so no amount of yanking would have popped the seat open.

Right, I'm off to devise a very clever secret opening system. 

Thanks all.

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #609 on: August 13, 2017, 01:55:13 AM »
Managed to get the seat released, thanks to this thread here.

http://www.kymcoforum.com/index.php?topic=6577.0

The only dodgy bit was taking the plastic centre panel off - other than that, it was pretty straightforward. It turn out it was a corroded and snapped 'long' latch cable, so no amount of yanking would have popped the seat open.

Right, I'm off to devise a very clever secret opening system. 

Thanks all.


...no clever solution I'm afraid. I've disabled the L/H lock with a highly technical solution (i.e. a zip tie) and I'm down to just the R/H lock (viewed from the front of the bike) - which is fine I guess. After al, I couldn't prise it open when it was just the other lock holding it closed.

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #610 on: August 13, 2017, 08:58:30 PM »
Replaced the rear brake switch with with a new piece sourced from eBay for USD10.

Easy peasy to replace.


Also I discovered my head stock had developed some play. It is just turning left right free play. It doesn't have the free play in other directions.  It is also not notched.

Would be just a loose head bearing or something is worn?
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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #611 on: August 17, 2017, 07:13:52 AM »
Oil change today.
Mileage is at 54820km and running.

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #612 on: August 17, 2017, 11:02:18 PM »
Now at 55400 kms, I have gone thru:

1) On my 5th set of front brake pads
2) On my 3rd set of rear brake pads
3) 3rd front tire
5) 5th rear tire
6) 4th spark plug
7) 2nd front brake rotor
8 ) 2nd rear brake switch
9) countless oil and gear oil changes (with oil filter)
10) 2nd air filter
11) 2nd set of front wheel bearings
12) 2nd set of head bearings
13) 2nd set of air valves
14) 2nd throttle cable
15) 2nd pair of grips
16) 3rd main drive belt
17) 2nd battery
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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #613 on: August 20, 2017, 10:53:28 PM »
  Talking to the dealer where I bought my downtown, and he said the only thing left to check is the stater- generator,.  so I ordered a new stater and gasket should be here by Tuesday or Wednesday,. the scooter is striped of all tupper ware, so it is easy to work on,
  meanwhile I put 2300 Km.s on my new  2016 Piaggio BV 350 sport,.  I ordered a bigger wind-shield from Rev-zilla  a givi W S.  that is higher and wider should be here Monday or Tue.  (notice on wind-shield max speed 138 Kmh.)  will that be wind speed or ground speed??????  We get winds of 40 and 50 Kmh very often,  got to fix the downtown for windy days ,. 

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Re: What did you do to your DownTown today?
« Reply #614 on: August 21, 2017, 10:10:26 PM »
Since it is being diagnosed by the dealer, shouldn't you only pay for what would actually be the required replacement part rather than you playing for their trial and error?
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