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Downtown 300

Post#1 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:21 pm

Any one got any idea what they are like please?
CB Honda have a 3000 miler in for £1700, i could
get it a lot cheaper.. :D would it make a good winter
run around????
Lyn.

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#2 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:37 pm

If you can remember that lad and his girlfriend who were from Cuba .
Rhode up from London on one to join us on a ride around Buxton . he loved his .
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Post#3 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:42 pm

Is that the white one they had in when I popped over to get that seal Lyn ? I thought about it bud, if I had the cash I'd buy it just for the fuel saving over the silver wing
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Post#4 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm

I nearly ended up with a downtown 300 (I posted on here at the time) It was BNIB & I recall I got the price down to about 2K. It had sold by the time I got back from holiday so missed out.
Roadrunner had viewed it also.

I think if the price is right a good winter hack & those who own them love them but I think tough to sell on
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Post#5 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks for that, i no people who have the more modern Sym and Kymco machines like them and they seem to be reliable enough...
It is just that i remember having to fix a few of the early machine for mates of mates...
Yes Bern that's the one, it does look nice with only 3000 miles on it. I am sure i could get a wedge knocked off it :lol:
I do not fancy running the X-ADV through the winter, all seems nice:: stainless fasteners and nice stainless spokes in
the wheels, it is just the sh1t it chucks every where in the wet, would be a pig of a job to TRY and keep clean over
winter.
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Post#6 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm

My mate has had a 300i from new for just over 3 years. No problems, no issues at all.
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#7 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:09 pm

Thanks for that Stephen.
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Post#8 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:29 am

Kymco have just changed importer (july), so as long as parts arn't an issue I'd go for it Lyn. Had a go on a j300 which is the same thing, a really good scoot.
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Post#9 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:16 am

horobags wrote:Kymco have just changed importer (july), so as long as parts arn't an issue I'd go for it Lyn. Had a go on a j300 which is the same thing, a really good scoot.


I had a J300 for 3 years and can second that. The only niggle is that the clutch take-up can be noisy unless you really go for it so it encourages you to be a bit of a hooligan off the lights. Oh, and as Kawasaki's first modern scooter they held the service interval down to 3000 miles, compared to the Downtown's 6000. But honestly, that is not a really big deal as an intermediate oil change is recommended anyway. The J300 is IMHO a much better looking machine, especially in SE trim.
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#10 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:01 pm

kayz1 wrote:Any one got any idea what they are like please?
CB Honda have a 3000 miler in for £1700, i could
get it a lot cheaper.. :D would it make a good winter
run around????
Lyn.


I think they are well built and economical machines. My little Kymco 125 People S was an excellent machine and easy to do own maintenance. I considered the Kymco Downtown 300 before I bought the Vespa but the seating position for me on the Downtown didn't suit my build. Whilst I think the £1700 is about right, if you could get a further couple of hundred pounds off and it suits your riding style, then I would go for it!
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