Amerivespa 2019 Announcement
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Location: Newark
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:18 pm quote
I wanted to post something here just to get Amerivespa back to the top of the list this is one of the best ralleys in the United States and Lake Geneva is a great place to ride good people small town winding roads hills it does not get any better than this Ride Ride Ride
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2018 Vespa GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 09 Apr 2018
Posts: 31
Location: Chicago
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:56 am quote
See you guys in beautiful Lake Geneva
I hadnít been through Lake Geneva for years, but when I heard that Amerivespa was going to be there in 2019, I had to take a short trip up from Chitown to see whether I remembered it well. Joniís was still there, so I stopped by for breakfast then tooled around the lake a bit, everything as I remembered it from my midwestern scuba diving days.

Iíll see everybody in June at my 2nd Amerivespa. I enjoyed Richmond immensely last year, and the adventure of riding from Chicago, all the way there and back was incredible. But Iím happy to have the rally in my backyard this year. Iím thinking ahead to next year already too. Thinking west coast (I think thatís a safe prediction), and how to get there and back. Thatíll be a hoot!

TravlinMan
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm quote
Rented a Nissan Frontier pick up truck to haul my GTS300 to Lake Geneva. The bed is small so the rear Vespa tire will sit on the open tail gate. She'll be strapped to the front anchors and I think the rear will also be strapped down. Do I need to worry about the tailgate bouncing over bumps with the rear Vespa tire on it?

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rear vespa tire will sit on the tail gate?

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Location: Vermont
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:34 pm quote
I think you will be okay. I have seen other bikes transported with the tailgate down with no problem.

On a side note, we will be in your area on our way to AV2019. We will be there the night of June 16, staying at the KOA in Thompson OH for 2 nights so we can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Hooked
GTS300, GTV300, 71Rally 180, 64VBB, 79&80 P200
Joined: 05 Jan 2009
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Location: North West Georgia
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:45 pm quote
RP Tech wrote:
Rented a Nissan Frontier pick up truck to haul my GTS300 to Lake Geneva. The bed is small so the rear Vespa tire will sit on the open tail gate. She'll be strapped to the front anchors and I think the rear will also be strapped down. Do I need to worry about the tailgate bouncing over bumps with the rear Vespa tire on it?
Iíve taken a GTV and a GTS in the bed of a Toyota Tundra with the tailgate down to accommodate the length to Key West and Seattle and many places in between. Put a tie down somewhere on the rear of the bike and and anchor it to the bed. This will put more down pressure on the tailgate than just the weight of the bike. See you there.
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Location: North West Georgia
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:50 pm quote
wbdvt wrote:
I think you will be okay. I have seen other bikes transported with the tailgate down with no problem.

On a side note, we will be in your area on our way to AV2019. We will be there the night of June 16, staying at the KOA in Thompson OH for 2 nights so we can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The wife and I are heading up a couple of days early too. Sheís dropping off the shirts for AV2019, she made them this year; then weíre going to visit some Frank Lloyd Wright sites in Wisconsin before AV kicks off.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:02 pm quote
usmusket wrote:
The wife and I are heading up a couple of days early too. Sheís dropping off the shirts for AV2019, she made them this year; then weíre going to visit some Frank Lloyd Wright sites in Wisconsin before AV kicks off.
Cool on the shirts...can't wait to see them.

Just spent a night in Spring Green (near Taliesin). Great little coffee shop/bookstore in town....and Freddy Valentine's is a pretty nice restaurant.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:37 pm quote
Look forward to seeing Taliesin and hoping for good weather for riding.
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 am quote
Thanks for all the info on flatbed hauling. I already fashioned a front wheel chock and holder out of pressure treated garden wood. Heavy as heck.
Also plan on removing the wind screen.
Should I put the cover on the scoot and shock cord it down?
Are canyon holders necessary or can I use the hook on the strap?
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:26 am quote
RP Tech wrote:
Thanks for all the info on flatbed hauling. I already fashioned a front wheel chock and holder out of pressure treated garden wood. Heavy as heck.
Also plan on removing the wind screen.
Should I put the cover on the scoot and shock cord it down?
Are canyon holders necessary or can I use the hook on the strap?
I carry our scoots in the back of the pickup bed with the wind screens on. Afterall, the scoot is driven at high speed, so they better stay on.

I would not put a cover on as they will blow off and/or scratch the paint.

I use canyon straps as they are the best and easier.

Hope that helps and sure others will chime in.

Barry
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm quote
Iím heading to Lake Geneva tomorrow. If you see a white T5 thatís probably me! See you there.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 pm quote
RP Tech wrote:
Rented a Nissan Frontier pick up truck to haul my GTS300 to Lake Geneva. The bed is small so the rear Vespa tire will sit on the open tail gate. She'll be strapped to the front anchors and I think the rear will also be strapped down. Do I need to worry about the tailgate bouncing over bumps with the rear Vespa tire on it?
I have a Ridgeline with a short bed and have transported my Stella on it many times with rear tire on tailgate. No issues. I use canyon dancer on handle bars with straps for front, no straps on rear.
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GTS 300
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:55 am quote
Re: AmeriVespa 2019
Looking forward to meeting some of you from Modern Vespa.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota[/quote]

Hi Bob, in viewing the pic of you with the red scoot, I think your seat doesn't seem to have the ridge separating the rider from pillion passenger. That ridge cuts across my butt and is obviously uncomfortable.
I contacted both CHEEKY SEATS AND CORBIN but it's a costly proposition to tailor me a seat.
How did you get it flat or is that from years of sitting on the ridge?
Leaving friday morning to Geneva and will see you there.
Ralph
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:29 pm quote
2020 Vespa MY20 GTS300 Blu Energia , For Sale Friday, Sat.
Hi , Coming up Friday with wife for short Ride. Owner of the largest Scooter Dealership in IL , New Piaggio Vespa Dealer . I set up the New Engine 300 for the Morning and it has a special Look. If anyone would be intrested in taking a look at it or a test ride you can text me 847-366-1155 Mitch The Scooter has a Gorgeous look and has very tasteful accessoires already installed. In fairness to Midwest Action the Host shop the price is $7199 plus State Fees, However the Accessories can factor in for some added value. Lets let the sun come out and all riders have a fun and Safe Weekend

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