Happiness with a PAV
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2008 Vespa GTV 250 1962 VBB 1965 VBB
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 pm quote
Just had to share my joy at getting my beloved Ď08 GTV 250 on the road with my new PAV style trailer.
With the scooter fresh out of the shop with all the malossi head and cylinder work done, the pair looks like they were meant for each other. Already had it out on the open road for a few hundred kms and couldnít be happier. Loves the windy country roads and safely handles 90+km/h. Perfect for a winter picnic with the Mrs.

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2009 GTV250, 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:16 pm quote
And just to complement yours, here's my 2009 GTV with Inder trailer.

If your experience is anything like mine, you will by surrounded by onlookers almost everywhere you go, especially those places where there are lots of bikers.

Please show us the hitch details.

Cheers.
Miguel

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:39 pm quote
So you'll be using it on your ride down to Umina next year?
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:59 pm quote
Simplicity. One piece bar steel welded directly to the chrome rack in three places which is bolted straight to chassis. Second, slightly smaller gauge bar steel with uni joint attached, slides in then bolted. Very solid.
Central coast bit far from Brissy Mike.

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:00 pm quote
Kevin Dean wrote:
Just had to share my joy at getting my beloved Ď08 GTV 250 on the road with my new PAV style trailer.
With the scooter fresh out of the shop with all the malossi head and cylinder work done, the pair looks like they were meant for each other. Already had it out on the open road for a few hundred kms and couldnít be happier. Loves the windy country roads and safely handles 90+km/h. Perfect for a winter picnic with the Mrs.
Great looking rig!
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:08 pm quote
Miguel,
The tube steel detaches from the frame for easy transport. You could probably retrofit a new arm if you wanted a similar setup. The key is no slop in the attachment I think, including the uni joint. Any play will have a huge effect on the trailers stability.
Kev

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:09 am quote
Re: Happiness with a PAV
Kevin Dean wrote:
Just had to share my joy at getting my beloved Ď08 GTV 250 on the road with my new PAV style trailer.
With the scooter fresh out of the shop with all the malossi head and cylinder work done, the pair looks like they were meant for each other. Already had it out on the open road for a few hundred kms and couldnít be happier. Loves the windy country roads and safely handles 90+km/h. Perfect for a winter picnic with the Mrs.
That's one smart scooter/trailer combination. You must be a very proud owner.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:57 am quote
That's one sweet-looking setup!
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 am quote
Kevin Dean wrote:
Simplicity. One piece bar steel welded directly to the chrome rack in three places which is bolted straight to chassis. Second, slightly smaller gauge bar steel with uni joint attached, slides in then bolted. Very solid.
Thanks Kevin. Looks great. Thanks for showing us the hitch.

Here's my hitch. I wasn't sure I was all that committed to the trailer so chose a different approach that allows me to completely remove the hitch. I've had the trailer for about 18 months.

Here's Capt Gary's Inder trailer
Miguel
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:43 pm quote
Thanks for comments guys.
Thanks Miguel, I purposely made the hitch small and discreet so itís not really noticeable without the trailer. Chroming the unit helped as well.
Strength is definitely the biggest concern and I donít think Iíd trust anything thatís not bolted or welding straight to a solid part of the scooter. Any trailer, especially a single wheel one losing attachment in any way at 90 km/h would spell disaster. Forgive me for saying, but your setup would concern me.
The pic shows 2 welds. Also have another one to the rack.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 am quote
It's a great refit!I tried to modify my scooter too,but it's misfit in my city.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:51 am quote
300 vespa
This is my set up

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:46 pm quote
Beautiful pic
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