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Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:56:32 AM »

Hi everyone,

I am new here, within the last month. It seems like there is not much going on here or many people have dropped out. The forum is like a ghost town with almost no posts for 6 months or more.

I know Hyosung is kind of scarce here in the USA, but they must have a better presence elsewhere (or maybe not). Let's see who is still out there and active!

Reply and list bike (GT650, GT250, S7, GD 250R/N, etc.
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 08:43:09 AM »

There aren't many Hyo bikes being sold any more.

Forum activity tends to be either people who bought a bike and are having a problem, or people who bought a bike and want to modify it.

..and yeah, it's quiet, but certainly not 6 months without a post, quiet.

By the way I'm from Sydney, Australia and own two Hyosung bikes. My beloved Red, which is a '10 GT650 naked and then there's the one everyone else seems more interested in, the Turbosung, which as the name suggests is turbocharged. It's an '07 GT650R. I also have three other, non-Hyosung bikes. A Honda '74 Z50 monkey (as yet unnamed), an '11 Aprilia Tuono V4 (I call Ape, or Ohh No!) and a raggedy assed, fake-carbon wrapped, cobbled together POS, turbocharged 2009 'busa (I call the cliché).
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 11:52:59 AM »

Former GT650 owner, no Hyosung dealerships in Scotland, very few in the UK, I hardly ever see one on the road here.  I loved my Hyo, but they have a TERRIBLE reputation in the UK.

Euro 4 regulations (2017) seems to have killed off any new bikes, and although Hyosung could apply to sell old stock as new, I think that ends in 2018...…. even the 'new' GD250 is only listed as Euro 3, so I'm guessing that soon there will be no Hyosungs for sale here.

So as someone said before, there are fewer owners to join the forum and some that do join just to solve a problem, disappear once their bike is going again.  It's a shame really, but if Hyosung don't get their act together, they'll be history...…
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 09:29:25 PM »

They don't seem to be moving all that well in USA either. Might need to call KRM again.

It seems like they get a dealer and then the dealer dumps the inventory when they don't sell and then stops carrying them. It might be their dealer model. Should stop trying to get dealers of major brands because of the commitment they must make to the major brands. They should try to get startups and small shops to carry as they will be more motivated to sell. Tha warranty is also kind of lacking.

I would consider trying to sell some but I would not carry the full line or cruisers. Probably a scooter, GD250R, GD250N anything else would be an order item. Ah, maybe I would have a 250 cruiser on hand.
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 11:55:42 PM »


I ride a GT125R that works relatively consistently and is the most mechanically sound vehicle I've ever owned, so there's not much I have to wail about. I assume everyone else's bike more or less works perfectly too.

I've also been booting around on a 30-year-old Yamaha for the last year.
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 02:18:16 PM »

I've been a member since 2006 and still hold the honour of the greatest number of post ... 8738, and I still dip into the Korider pond from time to time.  Here's my very first post on Korider .... http://korider.com/index.php?topic=1937.msg15543#msg15543

Over the years Korider has had it's up's and downs.  Mostly bemoaning the brand, supporting the brand, loving the bikes, hating the bike, keyboard wars, friends made (good friends), friends lost ... Mike on the rocks RIP.... some gone mad and one or two dropping off the grid.

I sold my GT650R in 2009 and moved on to Honda...VFR750, VFR750, CBF1000, and now an .......shock, horror ... a Harley Street 750.

Ther are Hyosung dealers in the UK but most sell alongside Chinese scooters and are not dedicated to the brand.  Even the very first Hyosung dealer ...T Northeast, no longer list Hyosung and he was the biggest supporter of the brand.

The Chinese market is up and coming and, dare I say it, getting better all the time.  Even surpassing established brands such as Triumph in fit and finish.  Brands such as Sinnis and Herald are taking over were Hyosung left off.  Even brands such as Mutt, SWM and AJS are getting better every day.  The market for smaller capacity bikes is growing as more and more people realise that spring and summer commuting can be done on a cheap but brand new 125 better than in their Golf or Focus.

Hyosung does not promote their brand very well. They have become the Amstrad of the motorcycle world (that statement dates me ... most of you, I expect don't even know who Amstrad was)...

That's it from me for the next year ... see you on the flip side and hope someone is still here in 2020 ;)

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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 08:16:43 PM »

Owner of a 2010 GT650 and a 2014 GT650R, currently both parked because they both need a new fork seal and insuring and registering, but unfortunately my funds currently have other more important directions.

I don't post much, but I like threads about news like the one you posted about the GV300S, but for some reason the news threads don't get much attention most of the time. People like repair and issue threads, which is good, but the news need some love too!

Hyosung do have a better presence in India and Asia actually, and I believe Australia comes next. and since most people there don't even speak English (not Australia, they do speak some sort of English  :P) you won't find many joining the forum.

Maybe we'll start having a little more members when the news spreads about ECU reflashed Hyosungs on some forum called korider.  8)
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 09:31:49 PM »

Death666wish,

Where might one go for a re-flash? Do you know?  Mine is a GD250R and might end up looking at Magnumtuning.com in spring as there is no PC5
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 01:12:55 AM »

If I may, I would suggest that you avoid Magnum Tuning's products.

All they do (when they do anything at all, which sometimes they don't) is fake the intake air temp to appear colder than it actually is. This just makes the mixture slightly richer, which is not always what you want.

Seriously, sometimes their products do *nothing*. At all. Snake oil merchants.
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Re: Where is everbody? Like a Ghost Town
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 11:31:08 AM »

I guess I will avoid them. Any suggestions?
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