GTS Topcase and Faco folding rack
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Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 8
Location: Peoria, AZ
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:35 pm quote
I bought a used 2015 GTS. It didn't come with the standard Vespa folding rear rack. It had the standard grab bar that comes on a Super. I bought the Faco folding rack on the advice that when I was ready to purchase the matching Vespa topbox, there wouldn't be any issues. Fast forward a couple of months. I'm ready to purchase the topbox and someone else at the store explains that it won't fit the rack naturally because the Faco rack doesn't have the precut holes in the back of the rack.

Has anyone mounted the Vespa topbox to the Faco rack?
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2016 GTS 300 i.e. Super (Sky)
Joined: 25 Jul 2017
Posts: 31
Location: Bregenz, Austria
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:01 am quote
Hi.

One of the first things i did was get the matching topcase for my gts with backrest, however not fitted to the folding rack rather the standard rack from faco. Everything fitted a treat. I have the 42l case which allows storage for 2 open helmets. Bought the complete set at SIP. My scoot is the 300 gts 2016.

I can also recommend the footpeg extenders for the passenger. My wife love riding on the vespa now.

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Primavera 150 (La bella Argento)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 239
Location: Providence, RI
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:04 pm quote
It won't fit the Faco folding rack, you need either the Vespa Original folding rack or the FA or Vespa fixed rack to get it to work. As Englischdude mentions SIP sells it as a kit including the F.A. Italia rack as do most vendors. I got mine from my local dealer and they gave me 15% off on the original Vespa parts and it was the same as buying online and now I have friends at the dealer.
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2016 GTS 300 i.e. Super (Sky)
Joined: 25 Jul 2017
Posts: 31
Location: Bregenz, Austria
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm quote
I was at SIP in landsberg last week and picked up a copy of their latest catalogue. Here the page. Seems they offer a set with tje folding rack too.

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300 GTS 2014
Joined: 23 Aug 2016
Posts: 15
Location: NOLA
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:14 pm quote
Be sure to check out AFI Racing in Austin Texas. I bought the rack and the large top case Flat Black and Orange to match my 2014 GTS 300 with Orange trim. The most wonderful people to deal with and the top case was about $200 cheaper than anywhere else I could find. I brought it to my local Vespa daler here in NOLA to install it for the hourly rate. Love it.
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Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 8
Location: Peoria, AZ
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 am quote
Thanks for the replies. I think I've found someone selling their 2010 300 GTS that is willing to swap out their original Vespa rack for my Faco rack for $50. I shouldn't have any issues with a 2010, should I?
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GTS 300
Joined: 24 Sep 2017
Posts: 45
Location: Chillicothe Ohio
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 pm quote
Did you try a youtube search. Maybe someone has figured out how to do it.
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 22 Aug 2017
Posts: 39
Location: Marietta, GA
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:39 pm quote
I might also suggest a consideration of other Top Boxes. I got the matching Vespa box when I bought my GTS but was disappointed in the quality and function of the top box. I returned it and went with a Shad SH39 box instead. Mostly because I have an SH50 on my other bike and I like how they function compared to Givi boxes. You'll save some $$$ as well.
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GTS300 Touring
Joined: 03 Jan 2018
Posts: 53
Location: Norfolk UK
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:42 pm quote
Can someone post a link to the passenger footrest extensions please, l canít find anything listed here in the UK.
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Vespa GTS 'Ruby Roo'
Joined: 24 Nov 2011
Posts: 2984
Location: London UK
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:14 am quote
injebreck99 wrote:
Can someone post a link to the passenger footrest extensions please, l canít find anything listed here in the UK.
German shop but here is the link I found:
https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/foot+peg+adapter+sip+pillion+_mv573270
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