3rd May 2008, 00:41
I just purchased an Agility 50. I couldn't disagree more with the comment that the scooter doesn't inspire affection from the owner. I have a red scooter. I think it looks great. Fit and finish is good and the quality of materials seems to be very good.
Perhaps my prior, less than satisfactory, experience with some cheaper Chinese 50 cc scooters left me easy to impress, but so far I think this is a great bike. It handles well, has nice balance and great brakes. It really soaks up the bumps well compared with my old 50 cc scooters.
The writer is correct that the motor does require some warm up before it operates properly. In 60 degree weather, that warm up period seems to be 3 or 4 minutes. After that it runs well and has more power than I expected would be the case from a four stroke.
14th Oct 2008, 16:32
I just bought a 2009 model, and I've had nothing but problems with it. It has the same issues with starting as the others above, however, I really cannot seem to get the thing started. Weather has been warm and I do not have the ability to store it inside. I cannot get the thing to reach a level of full power and it tends to do a lot of stalling on me in the mornings. I often have to abandon it and walk to work instead. The carb has been replaced once and cleaned twice. Help!
11th Jan 2009, 23:11
Hi. I wrote the original post ahead of these comments. Just to clarify, the scooter no longer takes 10-15 minutes to warm up in the morning unless it is way below freezing (I ride it in Connecticut through the winter). The initial problem I had with warming it up was when it was brand new. I took it back to the dealer, and the carburetor was given a "sonic cleaning", which solved the problem.
The scooter generally has no trouble starting up after it has been sitting for several hours, such as first thing in the morning or at the end of my work shift. It does give trouble starting if the engine is already warm. For example, if I ride it for a while, then park it for any longer than 10 minutes, it won't just start up again by pressing the start button. I have the same problem starting it up if it has been sitting in the heat for hours.
If it won't start by pressing the start button and squeezing the left brake, you may have to turn the throttle just a little as you press the start button and squeeze the left brake. I have to do this a lot. If that doesn't work, try kick starting it.
16th Feb 2009, 23:14
I just bought a brand new 2009 Agility 50 in Hawaii. Right before I was about to drive away on it, they realized the gas gauge was not working at all. They messed with it for a few minutes but were close to closing time. I brought it back 2 days later, they "fixed" the gas gauge. It read Full. After another 2 days of not even really riding it, the gas gauge went from Full to Empty in a period of about 1 mile, then rose all the way back to Full. After about another 3 miles and a short bumpy road, the gauge dropped back to Empty, and has remained on Empty even after filling the tank with gas again.
I am planning on bringing it in again to have them check it out.
It has a decent top speed, which has been about 42 mph for me, but is very slow and sluggish right off the bat.
Also due to the length of my arms, my body wants to sit where there is a gap in between the front and rear seats, which isn't all that comfortable.
The flip up seat/backrest was unreliable on a bumpy paved road going uphill, it fell down when it shouldn't several times in only about 10 minutes.
I still like the scooter though, it does ride really nice, turns great, looks good, has decent storage space under the seat...
By the way, I'm about 175 pounds, only kind of a lard ass
I hate the fact that you have to use a key to open the gas tank though, it's so annoying.
There's also no place to put anything except under the seat.
14th Jan 2010, 10:47
Hi, I have a Kymco Agility 50. It kicks over first time, but now I have a problem with the kick; it's just jammed, but is going to be repaired. Now I only have the electric start, it's not doing me any favours. I charged the battery for 24 hours, and it started perfect first time, I got back home, about an hour after being home I went to pop to town, tried the electric but it just won't start and it drains the battery if I keep trying!! Anyone able to help me?
23rd Jan 2011, 11:20
I have a Kymco ZX50. It will only kick start. If I try to start it on the button, it just turns over and over. It has new battery and spark plug, and when I have run it a few miles and turn it off, I sometimes have a problem starting it again. Any feedback welcome.
10th Jan 2012, 12:43
I have this exact same problem, I have taken it to be repaired twice now and it still does it. In summer it is fine, but anything under 5 Celsius and it just keeps turning over, and if I keep trying the battery goes flat. I've been looking for a long time for a solution, but I have had no luck.
13th Mar 2012, 04:23
I had the same problem. Mine kept stalling, so I changed the spark plug and oil, because the oil was contaminated somehow. Check the pipe under the air filter. Clean the drive area too, and it should be running again after.
20th May 2012, 14:25
I have had my Kymco for a few years. Starting has always seemed to be a problem. Sometimes it is a battery issue. Other times it seems to be a carburetor or stop engine kill switch. Still troubleshooting! Any help? Can you order parts online?
16th Mar 2013, 07:31
Kymco 125cc two stroke automatic. Same as all the comments on starting. Nothing wrong with the battery or starter motor. I have an intermittent fault, and the scooter left me stranded too many times. Now just parking at home, as it is not reliable. Would really appreciate advice, as two bike shops could not fix the problem.