Written on: 17/06/2012
I bought my Kymco Pulsar 125 a couple of weeks ago .Some faults became apparent after riding it a few miles .The mirrors are next to useless, in particular the right one .All I can see is my right shoulder despite fiddling endlessly with the adjustment.The vibration from the bars is cruel and after 10 miles of riding my hands are crying out for a rest . I recently got back into biking after a 30 year absence.The last bike I had was a 50cc MZ Simpson with 3 gears. It would do 40 mph flat out and I could stay on it all day without any discomfort what so ever .I also used to borrow a friends Super Dream which was very smooth.I feel the Kymco could be a good bike and I will experiment with foam grips to try and solve the vibration problem . Perhaps a thin rubber washer will help where the bars bolt to the head stock .Next week I will wrap some tennis racket tape around the grips , some people reckon this will help .Has anyone else suffered similar problems? I would like to hear of any tried and tested solutions .Maybe as I`ve got older I need a little more refinement .To be fair , the ride to work (3 miles ) is enjoyable .I havn`t gone over about 40 mph yet as I`m trying to run her in .The hand book says 30 mph but that might be a little dangerous on the roads I have to go on! So 40 it will have to be .