Zelioni Shocks on GTV Not Fitting
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Vespa GTV 300
Joined: 19 Aug 2015
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Location: St Pete, FL
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:28 pm quote
so I have my '12 GTV in a shop to put the rear springs on, and they are having trouble getting the right rear one to fit (left one went on just fine) Seems the hole on that one is a different size from the stock spring. I did not get new bolts or bushings. But am I missing a different part? Did they send me the wrong shock maybe? I ordered the right one, and the box says it is correct at least.

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Vespa GTV 300
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Location: St Pete, FL
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:29 pm quote
The bottom of the shock also looks a bit different from the one in the photos on the website.
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Vespa GTV 300
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Location: St Pete, FL
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:30 am quote
I think the mechanic is putting them in on the wrong side. If anyone has aftermarket shocks on a GTS/V and can tell which one is left vs right, that would be awesome. Mine were not labeled at all, but I have a feeling he put the right one on the left side and used the little bushings. and the one from the left side now won't. fit.

I add a photo below to show how the holes are a bit different.

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Vespa GTV 300
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Location: St Pete, FL
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm quote
Installed and working! As expected the mechanic was trying to put the left shock on the right side.

Now I just need to dial in the settings. My initial ride was a huge improvement over the stock setup though.
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GTV Sei Giorni
Joined: 12 May 2019
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Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:19 am quote
brg126 wrote:
Installed and working! As expected the mechanic was trying to put the left shock on the right side.

Now I just need to dial in the settings. My initial ride was a huge improvement over the stock setup though.
I just also got the rears on.
It was A bit strange beacouse the stock ones are both offcenter at the bottom.
The Zelioni only has 1 offcenter.

Do you also have it like this?

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 am quote
I have the Bitubos front and rear on my 2017 GTV and it makes a pretty big difference in feel. I find especially at highway speeds the scoot feels more planted and handles better than with the stock shocks.
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GTV Sei Giorni
Joined: 12 May 2019
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Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:10 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
I have the Bitubos front and rear on my 2017 GTV and it makes a pretty big difference in feel. I find especially at highway speeds the scoot feels more planted and handles better than with the stock shocks.
Great! Did you adjusted them the right way.
Iam looking for the right rider sag, different sites claim different messerments..

https://motorscooterreport.com/scooter-sag-easy-guide-to-adjust-the-preload-on-your-motor-scooter/
Front 25-30mm
Rear 20-22mm

https://racetech.com/page/id/30#3
If i take street bikes
Front 30-35mm
Rear 28-37mm

https://www.cycleworld.com/2014/02/03/how-to-adjust-a-spring/
?

Who knows what is the right goal?
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