Vespa GTS Rear Panel (Pod) protection
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Lurker
Gts 300
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Hertfordshire UK
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:23 am quote
After many years owning Vespa scoots of all shapes and sizes and being really cheesed off at the rear 'Pods' getting scraped, scratched, dinged and dented, FINALLY!! a way of preventing this damage and/or being able to cover existing damage, while creating a really neat two-tone look.
Available from armourdillo-protect.co.uk
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Molto Verboso
GTS 250i.e.
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1367
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:43 pm quote
Did you have to remove your badges?
Lurker
Gts 300
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Hertfordshire UK
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:15 am quote
ArmourDillo fitting
No, the badges are still on the original body panel underneath the ArmourDillo covers. There's absolutely no change to the original scoot, they're simply an accessory that take about 10 mins to fit.
Molto Verboso
2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1961 Vespa VBA / 1964 VBB
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 1009
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:39 pm quote
Great way to hide damage!
Lurker
Gts 300
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Hertfordshire UK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:27 am quote
Damage
You're not wrong there Haole. As it happens here in the UK we have really crappy little motorcycle/scoot parking bays (esp in London), so as they fill up everyone starts shunting the other bikes and scoots up closer and closer until they're scraping against each other. Also people get off their machine and run their heel down the rear pods so you end up with these really anoying curved scratches. I've had some of my GTS's repaired and it cost a fortune and was never as good as the original. These ArmourDillo cover pods do protect the rear bodywork from dings and scrapes and cover existing damage, also I think the two-tone look is pretty neat.

Apparantly, according to Piaggio, Aus and the US are the biggest markets buying Vespas, which surprised me at first. However, it proves you guys have impecable taste. Good on yer!

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Molto Verboso
Primavera ET3 & PX150 & GTS 300
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1407
Location: Berlin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:04 am quote
Hey bluemarts,

FYI, I started a discussion of your product on a German/Austrian board:
http://vespaforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=39363

Some people like the idea, but most of them are worried about scratching their paint, if the pods are not taken off and cleaned regularly. Fake carbon is no longer popular, it seems, but nobody asked for other colours.

If you ever take new pictures, consider mounting a freshly painted exhaust.
Lurker
Gts 300
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Hertfordshire UK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:54 am quote
scratching
I've run a pair of these on my GTS for about 3000 miles and had no problems with chaffing or scrathching, as they have neoprene pads on the inside they're effectively held, for the most part, away from the paintwork. (see pic)

As far as the exhaust goes, I take your point, but this is a daily hard working scooter and I'm happy for the photos to show that.

Thanks for your interest Der Blechfahrer

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Addicted
GTV 300
Joined: 16 Jun 2015
Posts: 812
Location: Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:48 pm quote
Cool!
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1559
Location: Minneapolis USA
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:46 pm quote
Excellent Tow Tone
I really like the two tone. I think it adds a great look to the Vespa.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Hooked
Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 218
Location: Athens Greece
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:02 am quote
Nice. Do they fit into the hpe model ?
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