Opinions wanted: Hyusung GV650C Aquila cruiser

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Diogenes, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Diogenes

    Doug Cox Guest

    Could be. I've heard stories of stones snapping belts, never first
    hand though. Maybe I was just lucky. I took it over the Birdsville
    Track, among other dirt roads. The real problem for belt drives is
    mud. Clogs up the pulleys.

    This space for rent...
    Doug Cox, Jun 21, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Ahhh... This is all good info. Thanks Doug.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 21, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Ta, Deevo. How are you mending?


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 21, 2011
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    thefathippy Guest

    The Hyosung Christina Aguilera? [1] I rode one once - it was a
    courtesy loaner while my regular ride was being serviced. I didn't
    like it.

    It went OK, and it was better that the 250 Viragos they usually lent
    me, but I really didn't like the handling - it wallowed about and felt
    very unstable. I thought it must have had flat tyres, but it didn't.
    On another occasion, they lent me a Hyosung GT 650, and it was a far
    better bike (albeit with wooden brakes, but pads can be changed), so
    maybe it was just the particular Aguilera I rode. Everyone's tastes
    differ, and I'm definitely in the sporty bike fan category so I'm not
    a good judge of good looking cruisers, but I reckoned the Aguilera was
    one of the ugliest bikes I've ever ridden.

    Hyosung as a brand seem to be coming along in leaps and bounds, and
    are proving very popular with new riders. I'm seriously considering
    replacing my Japanese commuter with one of their 250s. I don't think
    reliability would be a big issue.

    If you like the looks, and a test ride proves satisfactory, go for it.

    Tony F

    [1] did you see what I did there? ;^)
    thefathippy, Jun 22, 2011
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Deevo" wrote
    I guess people would take the piss even more if you work for a Kia
    dealer and you drive a Kia.
    Engine management, brakes, gearbox, even the ignition lock. It never
    left the bitumen, was used as a shopping trolley/child transport
    Locally the savings using pump biodiesel, which is only 10% biodiesel
    anyway, and only available at Gull servos, is $0.02 per litre. Why
    would you bother? I've filled my Ranger with it a few times with no
    noticeable effect.

    Theo Bekkers, Jun 22, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Thanks for your input, Tony. I'll suss out the handling during the
    test ride.
    Wrong kind of bird. Aquila means "eagle". :)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 22, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    Also know a belt drive bike that had a stone embedded in the belt,
    visible from both sides. Noticed it in Bundaberg and rode another 4000km
    back to Melbourne before replacing the belt as a precaution. During
    that time it did not get any worse. As per Dougs comment, a belt drive
    only needs one adjustment, some time after installation to adjust for
    some initial belt stretching, and then never need another adjustment for
    the lifetime.

    Nev.., Jun 22, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Diogenes, Jun 22, 2011
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    Yeebok Guest

    My general summary of Hyosungs is that they're not great, nor shite but
    they are cheap, pretty reliable (mine at least) and have the majority of
    features you'd want as standard. Be interested to know if you get a fuel
    tap on it .. I don't have one on mine, I got a gauge..
    Yeebok, Jun 22, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Yep, that's about what I reckon. You get what you pay for. But I
    think, with my un-hoonlike riding habits, and by lavishing heaps of
    TLC on the machine, combined with the fact hat it will have a garage
    to sleep in, she'll be fine.
    Well, my Kwacka Supa Sherpa only has an "on" and "reserve" position on
    the fuel tap, no fuel gauge. You learn to re-zero the trip meter when
    you fill up and hope the reserve tank gets you out of trouble if you
    screw up. Life's rough on the grim edge... :)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 22, 2011
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    Deevo Guest

    Only the ignorant ones. One thing about working in spare parts is that it
    gives you good insight as to which cars are reliable through their parts
    Unfortunate, were these covered by warranty?
    It seems that Gull agrees with you, the two local Gull outlets here have
    (re) introduced full mineral diesel to their tanks. Most, if not all
    manufacturers of modern CRDI engines are advising owners to avoid biodiesel.
    I'd be curious to see what Ford's policy is to that. When I was car
    shopping a few years back I looked at the Subaru Outback 3.0l, the only
    drawback of it was they reccomended using PULP only. When I queried Subaru
    Australia as to whether using regular ULP would affect warranty they said
    that it would.
    Deevo, Jun 22, 2011
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    Deevo Guest

    About the same, seems I've hit a bit of a brick wall movement wise. I'm
    just waiting for a surgeon's report to see if there's any more progress
    that's likely to be made.
    Deevo, Jun 22, 2011
  13. Here is what I have seen on forums about them.

    Q. I want a bike what should I get? Hyosungs look like good value for

    A. Get something Japanese.

    Q. I got a Hyosung because I like the way they look and how cheap it
    was. All you people who bought Jap bikes are stupid/an or/ were ripped off.

    A. Anticipation.

    Q. My Hyosung just shat itself. Where can I get a new engine cheap?

    A. LOL

    Fraser Johnston, Jun 23, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Questions for Fraser:

    Isn't the Hyosung GV650's motor actually a Suzuki motor in disguise?

    Is there any reason you have it in for Hyosung?

    Who, in this thread, said/implied that "people who bought Jap bikes
    are stupid/an or/ were ripped off"?

    I find your comment weird.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 23, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Hang in there, Deevo. All the best.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 23, 2011
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    Nigel Allen Guest

    Don't know that it's an opinion or comment - I saw
    I still doubt the validity though FWIW.

    Nigel Allen, Jun 23, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Yes, I had glossed over that bit, but now that I factor it in, it
    makes his comment even murkier.

    I'd imagine one would find the full spectrum of opinions on those
    forums, so why did Fraser select the ones he did?

    In fact, it's a pile of non sequitur. It adds nothing to the

    I fail to "get" where he's coming from.

    Perhaps the error is mine...


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 23, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    After a bit more research, I find that the engine is probably a clone
    of Suzuki's SV650. Hyosung has apparently been making engines for
    Suzuki for quite some time.

    Anyone got more info on this?


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 23, 2011
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    G-S Guest

    Actually no, they are similar designs though.

    G-S, Jun 23, 2011
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    G-S Guest

    The motor was designed using information they learned whilst making
    motors for Suzuki but it's a clean sheet design, not a copy.

    G-S, Jun 23, 2011
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