Does it look like bended steering column? (photo)
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Vespa GT 200 L
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Sat May 11, 2019 3:16 am quote
Hello gentlemen,
I've bought this scooter as "accident free", it handles steady, predictable and smooth. But I was confused yesterday, when I have checked front view from a lower point.
The wheel is literally sloped Unfortunately, it looks little better on photo, comparing to reality
I have checked wear of the tyre, and from the right side (4rd photo) it is bigger (where contact with the surface would be presumably bigger).

Scooter has 28 thousand of km's on it (close to 20 thousand miles).

Thank You very much for participation!

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat May 11, 2019 4:44 am quote
What are the last two photos? Too dark to make out.
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Vespa GT 200 L
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Sat May 11, 2019 5:58 am quote
NightWing wrote:
What are the last two photos? Too dark to make out.
Last two photos show depth of tyre from each of the sides

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:58 am quote
Nope that looks original. Part of the engineering of a single sided fork.

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Sat May 11, 2019 7:25 am quote
Agreed, that looks normal. However that front tyre needs replacing ASAP.
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Mon May 13, 2019 1:39 am quote
Great, thank You very much for information!
I was able to check two GTS's at local Vespa meeting yesterday, both of them had steering columns looking the same way as mine

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Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm quote
If the steering column is bent, you will notice a rise and fall of the front end of the bike when you go lock to lock with the bars. This means that if you sit on the bike and turn the bars all the way in one direction and then back the other direction, you will feel the bike move up and down.
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