Hanging My GTS300
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GTS 300
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:43 pm quote
We are fortunate to have an exposed iron beam run across the garage ceiling 10 ft. high. Would like to suspend the GTS 300 from it with straps to tinker around. How many do I need and where should they be attached?
Thanks in advance for suggestions.
Ralph
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Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Oct 2015
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Location: USA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:32 pm quote
You need 0 straps, because you should not hang the Vespa There, I just saved you some trouble.
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:13 pm quote
Ha! Youíll love this guys idea!

Makeshift Scooter Service Lift

-Pick up from the handlebar grips instead of the headset fairing (making sure not to be twisting the throttle with pressure from the rope)
- Maybe add a rag or two onto the grips so as not to mark them up.

- For the rear, if you wanted to be SURE of no problems, open up the seat/remove the pet carrier and hook/tie to the frame and you are good to go. This way (instead of the pallet idea), your swing arm/wheel are still moveable for working on them.

...Simples...

I've done the same MANY times using a set of come-alongs hanging from the rafters of my garage (i've even used scaffolding and ropes with an old school block and tackle as a substitute before) with no problems at all.




I did something similar to this swapping a motor solo in the garage. I built a wooden tire chock to hold the front steering, but lifted the back high enough for me to drop the motor. Going inside the pet carrier is great because you get solid steel and donít mar your pretty paint.

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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:35 pm quote
#1 this is sketch as all get out
#2 the thing is gonna be swinging all over the place while you try and work on it.
#3 you're going to damage something. guaranteed.

buy a proper lift or build a decent work stand. a condor chock and some scrap will save you all of the headaches of fiddling about and most of the heartache when you split a plastic panel or gouge the paint.

-g
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Sprint 50
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Location: Stockton, CA
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:01 pm quote
That one looks too risky.
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