60,000 miles on my GTS !
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Vespa 2013 GTS 300
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 pm quote
Hit 60,000 miles over the weekend ! I know we have to pay the premium for these 300cc Vespa's but I feel like I have got my money's worth out of this one. Have no plans of getting rid of it.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:16 pm quote
Fantastic!
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:00 pm quote
Congratulations on your milestone!, you obviously look after your GTS. Regular maintenance and cleaning goes a long way I guess. What is the polish you use to keep it looking like new?
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:16 pm quote
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Treppenwitz holds the mileage record I believe.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:40 am quote
Polish I use
I use the S100 brand name made in Germany. It sure does make it look like new. The funny part about the S100 is that you can buy it at Harley Davidson dealers. You would think that Harley would have their own polish which they might have I dont know. I just think its sad that some of their motorcycles are made in Thailand or somewhere like that. Thought Harley was real strict on being made in the USA. Anyone have any recommendations on that German brand name tire that is a 140 size. Forgot the name of it.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:52 am quote
Heidenau. Many of us use them. They are about $100 each.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 am quote
For the 140 rear tire, I use Michelin Power Pure.

I have been through at least ten of them.

They are very good tires.

I tried a Heidenau 140 once.

It was also a good one, but the Power Pures were just as good and less expensive.

And they were Michelinís.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:08 am quote
Heidenau tires
I plan to get the 140 Heidenau for the rear in the future. It always bothered me to have two different tread of tires on my Vespa. So I guess I will have to get both front and rear put on the same day. The Michelin city grips rear tire lasted me about 6000 miles. I've heard the German brand lasts longer.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:12 am quote
I love it! I hope mine lasts as long and I can stick with it as long (fickle).
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 am quote
My rear Heidenau typically lasts 6k miles on gtv250. I'm on my 4th one.

Best Miguel
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:13 am quote
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I think that Heidenaus have a different profile when they are new which means you ride on a narrow bit of the profile for a bit.

They always felt a bit harder to me also.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:25 am quote
Congrats RLH! Here's to many more miles.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 am quote
Quite the accomplishment; congrats! I'm curious to know what if any major repairs were needed to keep this beaut running to 60k? Either way, very impressive!
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am quote
Re: Polish I use
RLH3744 wrote:
I use the S100 brand name made in Germany. It sure does make it look like new. The funny part about the S100 is that you can buy it at Harley Davidson dealers. You would think that Harley would have their own polish which they might have I dont know. I just think its sad that some of their motorcycles are made in Thailand or somewhere like that. Thought Harley was real strict on being made in the USA. Anyone have any recommendations on that German brand name tire that is a 140 size. Forgot the name of it.
The ones assembled overseas are for the overseas market. The motorcycles assembled in America are for the American market.

Congrats on hitting 60K
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 am quote
Re: Heidenau tires
RLH3744 wrote:
I plan to get the 140 Heidenau for the rear in the future. It always bothered me to have two different tread of tires on my Vespa. So I guess I will have to get both front and rear put on the same day. The Michelin city grips rear tire lasted me about 6000 miles. I've heard the German brand lasts longer.
I used the Heidenaus on the Sports City for the 2014 Cannonball and the City Grip on the 2016 Cannonball. I got almost 1,000 miles more on the City Grip than the Heidenaus. I've currently got a Heidenaus on the rear of my Vespa GTS because I had a blow out on a trip and it was the only one AF1 had in stock that fit. Ride is better with the City Grip. Heidenaus is slightly better on dirt/gravel but since I prefer to stay on pavement the better ride of the City Grips makes them my preference.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 am quote
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:41 am quote
Re: Heidenau tires
cdwise wrote:
RLH3744 wrote:
I plan to get the 140 Heidenau for the rear in the future. It always bothered me to have two different tread of tires on my Vespa. So I guess I will have to get both front and rear put on the same day. The Michelin city grips rear tire lasted me about 6000 miles. I've heard the German brand lasts longer.
I used the Heidenaus on the Sports City for the 2014 Cannonball and the City Grip on the 2016 Cannonball. I got almost 1,000 miles more on the City Grip than the Heidenaus. I've currently got a Heidenaus on the rear of my Vespa GTS because I had a blow out on a trip and it was the only one AF1 had in stock that fit. Ride is better with the City Grip. Heidenaus is slightly better on dirt/gravel but since I prefer to stay on pavement the better ride of the City Grips makes them my preference.
Thanks for that comparison . I'll try the city grip next time.

Miguel
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:24 am quote
Congrats on the milestone! Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to ride nearly as much to ever register that many miles.

I hope to see you on the road sometime, maybe on Bangerter or Mountain View Corridor (although I much prefer to avoid those). We don't have near enough Vespa riders in this part of Salt Lake County.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am quote
everytimeidom wrote:
Quite the accomplishment; congrats! I'm curious to know what if any major repairs were needed to keep this beaut running to 60k? Either way, very impressive!
RLH3744. I'm curious about this question as well - have you had any issues requiring major repairs, anything beyond routine maintenance?

Also, what sort of riding do you do to rack up so many miles? Do you run much WOT highway miles?

Thanks and congrats!

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:07 pm quote
Major high-five on reaching that milestone. Over here, Melody's closing in on 10k (with luck, and some extra free time, it should reach it shortly), and I fully intend to put lots more on in the coming years.
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Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 pm quote
Also, congratulations on hitting 60,000 miles.

I love it when owners actually ride their scooters.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:13 pm quote
Throttle body
I had to have dealer back in Shelbyville Indiana clean the throttle body I think twice and had to replace something with the kill switch. It would be running fine then try to die but somehow would always fire back up. But after dealer replaced it it never did that again. That was around 40,000. As I said before, I will look at my maintenance records to see when the Malossi V4 kit was installed. Think was around 40,000 miles. Other than those things it has always ran fine.
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