GTS 250ie w/Scorpion Pipe
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Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:40 pm quote
Now on. A little difficult to install w/oxy sensor. They have also included a bracket extension to lower the pipe about 1.5" so it clears the plastic fairing. I stripped the clamp provided so i had to put a muffler clamp from pep boys on until I can get a pretty clamp. Sounds awesome. engine light has not come on as of yet which i had a concern about. also put on side stand.

GTS 1 Pipe.jpg
side stand feels better on this gts then on my GT w/topcase.

gts2 pipe.jpg
Pipe is very close to axle, note lowering brackett

gts4 pipe.jpg
pipe sits lower than on a GT

Ossessionato
07 GTS250ie VCOA#2794
Joined: 23 Nov 2005
Posts: 3193
Location: Philly PA Burbs
Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:30 am quote
pipe looks awesome! Thanks for doing all these experimental upgrades on the GTS!!! I am sure your having fun with it too!

Tom
Molto Verboso
Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Posts: 1464
Location: Worcester, Ma USA
Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:52 am quote
Looking good . I was on the Scooter West page the other day to see what upgrades and accessories were available for the GTS and came across this picture by the Scorpion pipes. The pipe looks a lot lower on the GTS than it did on the GT. Is it ? How's the performance ?

Tim

Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:00 am quote
pipe height
yes the pipe sits lower by 1.5", comes with lowering bracket. so it does not hit plastic fairing and melt it. the pic from scooterwest is my old gt. I had to shave the plastic fairing because it came in contact while off the centerstand.
GTed4LIFE
'05 GT200
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 240
Location: Moreno Valley So Cal USA
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:54 am quote
ramrezz425,

Be very careful with the pipe that low. I know one person already that crashed because of the ground clearance on a GT with the Scorpion pipe. His problem was a bumpy road surface in the corner and the front of the can dug into the road high siding him. This was an experienced rider.

In addition, we found a scuff on the stock exhaust heat shield of my wife's GT after riding hard through an area with a lot of curves. I plan to increase the setting on her rear shocks.

There seem to be a lot of travel in the rear suspensions while in a curve.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:32 am quote
Clearance,
I ride a harley softail periodically that has been chopped, took it to the Love ride, while going into a curve on the off ramp and starting to lean the lower frame was hitiing the little lane buttons and I wasnt leaning that much!, I say to be aware of your bikes limits B4 you ride, thanks for the heads up wetspeed, I will remember that.
Hooked
2005 GT200L
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 176
Location: Portland, OR
Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:00 pm quote
Re: pipe height
ramrezz425 wrote:
yes the pipe sits lower by 1.5", comes with lowering bracket. so it does not hit plastic fairing and melt it. the pic from scooterwest is my old gt. I had to shave the plastic fairing because it came in contact while off the centerstand.
do you mean you had to do that to the GT?, if so do you have any pictures?

thanks
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:20 pm quote
gt pics
i had pics in "my pictures" but my laptop got stolen last sping, sorry
Hooked
2007 Vespa LX150 (Yellow)
Joined: 06 Jan 2006
Posts: 443
Location: Oklahoma City
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:39 pm quote
Ramrezz...

Without a doubt, you are going to have the best looking/best performing GTS of all...The Scorpion pipe looks really cool!
Enthusiast
'04 GT200, Honda CB550-4 cafe conversion project, 1974 Honda SL 70
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 66
Location: Alexandria, VA
Wed May 24, 2006 6:25 pm quote
Boss pipe
Yeah.......you've got 'em beat even before they leave the garage. That's a boss exhaust setup, man.
Does anyone out there have the PM Tuning counterpart? It seems they were the 1st to post with the aftermarket rocket exhaust. I put forth an honorable effort to get the PM last year but it was EXPENSIVE, and not much was published about it other than the required roller upgrade.
I've got the same Scorpion on my GT200 and it's performing gladly.
I'm curious about your engine light comment though.....should I be worried about something?

Vince
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Thu May 25, 2006 6:39 am quote
gts lite
no engine light issue as of this date. 700 miles, just installed malossi variator too. dr
Hooked
2006 Vespa 200 GT
Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 157
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Thu May 25, 2006 11:44 am quote
Hey Ramrezz

I got the pipe for my GT (thanks for your advice) and I have not installed it as of yet. Does it hang that low on a GT? I know that the pic of the black GT that you used to have the pipe doesn't hang as low.

Just wondering if it needs to hang that low?
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Thu May 25, 2006 12:45 pm quote
Hows it hangin'
The pipe needs to be lower due to the fact that the old way made the top of the pipe hit the fairing during operation. you should have a 2"approx. spacer with your pipes hardware which makes this possible. when the bike is off the centerstand the pipe sits and looks better. DR
Hooked
2006 Vespa 200 GT
Joined: 08 Mar 2006
Posts: 157
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Thu May 25, 2006 2:04 pm quote
Hi Ramrezz

Thanks for the explaination. I hope that the tech here in Toronto will not have any trouble fitting the pipe?

Is there anychance that the pipe can touch the road when riding?
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Thu May 25, 2006 8:16 pm quote
pipe
it can hit the road so be aware of those limits. dr
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