08 GTS rehab
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2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:30 pm quote
Got the scooter a couple months back with 14k. It was in descent shape, but since it lived near the ocean, it looked a bit rough.
Mods:
YSS adjustable front and rear shocks
Scooter West switchback front turn signals
New City grips
Dr pulley weights
Black side panels to cover up scratches
Cluster LCD rehab
Blacked out: bar ends, mirrors, non rack grab handle, brake levers, trim, passenger pegs, swingarm.
Wrinkle black belt cover
UNI press in air filter inserts and filter with box mods
Dynamic custom brake and turn light integrator.
Hella yellow horn
Arrows full exhaust
Red powder coated calipers
Matte bronze MP3 wheels
Dobeck ejk tuner
New wheel bearings
Speedo cable
IWP158 injector 170cc/min

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Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:33 pm quote
Before

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GTS 300
Joined: 03 Jul 2019
Posts: 123
Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:44 pm quote
Love it !!
Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:58 pm quote
Current cluster

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2008 GTS250, 2009 S150, 2017 GTS300Super, 2006 GT200
Joined: 18 Oct 2014
Posts: 206
Location: Houston
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:32 pm quote
Very nice! Looking good
Enthusiast
2008 Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2018
Posts: 77
Location: NH
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm quote
Love it! Now I donít have to wonder anymore what my silver Ď08 would look like with black panels and blacked out other parts!
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2010 GTS 300(Sold) 2008 Silverwing "Train"/2006 GT200L "Lone Star"
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 418
Location: Texas
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:24 pm quote
Three questions:

What did you paint the tires with?

Did you bake cure the wrinkle paint or let it air dry? That's a big piece.

Why are the front fender reflectors still on?

Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:08 pm quote
Markal XT
https://www.grainger.com/product/MARKAL-Permanent-Paint-Marker-23YT77

The calipers, swingarm, belt cover, pegs, grab and wheels are all powder coated.

I need to figure out a plug for the front, I filled the rear by solvent welding in a tapered plug I made, but that only worked because I was doing the wrap. But I'm toying with the idea of covering the front fender in a 2x2 12k carbon fiber twill, if I can find a cheap front fender
Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:10 pm quote
Also on the chrome covers, I stripped all the chrome before painting them

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Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:12 pm quote
Here is the airbox mods

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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 901
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:29 am quote
Dunno bro, I think you need to drop a little more money into that bike to make it look better and ride better

Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 am quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Dunno bro, I think you need to drop a little more money into that bike to make it look better and ride better

Na, prefer cheap and shitty
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 901
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:38 am quote
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Great Mod's! I admit, I NEVER thought of looking into the MP3 rims...

sadly just dropped FAR too much money to get my 300 back up and running. Gotta wait a bit on any additions/changes to the bike. Hoping to get my riding partners Crash bars for $100 soon. The original owner already dropped the bike and it has a bike dent on the left cowl. I just like the look of them.
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2010 GTS 300(Sold) 2008 Silverwing "Train"/2006 GT200L "Lone Star"
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 418
Location: Texas
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:46 pm quote
raceratb wrote:
Also on the chrome covers, I stripped all the chrome before painting them
Wow! Tasteful and artfully done. Nice overall integration.
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2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 442
Location: tampa
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:37 pm quote
I like your creativity. but I gotta say the black sides does not look good to me. there is soo much pretty scooter to look at but the eyes are just pulled right to the black sides. its like they stick out like a sore thumb.
Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250
Joined: 14 May 2019
Posts: 77
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:23 pm quote
I agree, but it was the easiest way to cover the rash from the tip over. Eventually I want to paint it a very dark metallic green
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2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 442
Location: tampa
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:29 pm quote
cool. I look forward to the repaint. maybe it will motivate me to finish mine.
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Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 10 Aug 2019
Posts: 13
Location: Perth
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:22 am quote
This looks great - I am hoping to one day land a pair of MP3 rims for my Vespa, I think they'd look great with the yellow.
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