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gts 300
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Location: pennsylvania
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:13 pm quote
hello im new to this forum ,and im glad to join it is a lot of information.thanks .
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:14 pm quote
welcome! and as you will discover, everyone loves pics so post a pic of your scooter!
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:15 pm quote
Welcome!!!
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:15 pm quote
Most of us are confused about many things already, but there is certainly room for one more.
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gts 300
Joined: 28 Nov 2019
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Location: pennsylvania
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:25 pm quote
fall in love with a gts
I don't have my gts yet ,I probably will purchase in a few months, for now im looking for maintenance difficulty because I will like to do my own vespa mechanic are very expensive .sorry for my English.
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gts 300
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:28 pm quote
thanks for make me fell welcome



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Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:04 am quote
Welcome to the Vespa forum tinddu. This is a great place to acquire knowledge about your intended purchase. There are loads of people here who will give you honest and reliable advice and opinions of anything you need to know. Good luck in your search for a GTS!
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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:12 am quote
Well, you are certainly in the right place if you are going to get a GTS and want to get advanced information about maintenance.

The GTS is one of the easiest bikes on the market to look after and there is plenty of information on here and the internet in general about how to look after it. Have fun!
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:43 am quote
Re: fall in love with a gts
tinddu wrote:
I don't have my gts yet ,I probably will purchase in a few months, for now im looking for maintenance difficulty because I will like to do my own vespa mechanic are very expensive .sorry for my English.
Welcome.
Do you feel sorry for your English? And the mine..?
As for being confused it is normal, the forum exists to dispel the mists ...

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 pm quote
Welcome aboard, tindduÖif we can't help un-confuse you, take comfort in the notion that mass confusion feels more comfy than feeling left out.

And, good choice on looking for a GTS 300. Are you buying new or used? If the latter, we can offer some pointers in what to look for (and look out for).
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2014 GTS 300ie
Joined: 20 Jun 2014
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Location: Belgium
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:21 pm quote
Welcome to MV!

Are you planning to buy a new GTS or a used one? The brandnew model is quite different, regarding engine and how things around it are put together, like CVT cover. There's not yet a lot of tech information available.

On the other hand, for the previous models, there's plenty of technical documentation like workshop manuals, exploded views, torque values, wiring diagrams and so on. If the new GTS is like the pre-2019's, then they are easy to maintain.

I don't know how much of maintenance you're planning to do. Changing oil and such wouldn't be a problem. However, personally, although I do all services, including variator rollers, belt, clutch and all alike, adding electrical things, I have no idea how to do that on the new model. For instance, the CVT cover lacks the familiar nuts and bolts to open it, and will the old Vespa tools I have still be usefull?

Would be interesting if any MV members, with experience working on the new GTS, could weigh in on this...



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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:00 pm quote
If anyone has concerns about trolls or spam they should report a post.

They should NOT discuss it on that very thread - exceptionally bad manners if and probably when the poster is legit.

The moderators have very good tools to weed out undesirables. Please leave it to them (once alerted!) instead of jumping in at the deep end when there may be no water...

Better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and prove it to the world...
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Vespa Super 300
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:15 pm quote
sorry
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gts 300
Joined: 28 Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Location: pennsylvania
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:46 pm quote
hey,im planning to purchase a new gts 2019 model or earlier try to save some $$ , regarding maintenance I am a maintenance guy (industrial maintenance) its why I like to do my own maintenance with the help of this forum of course some people are very knowledgeable as far my English my kids and wife help the spelling thanks for your response.
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gts 300
Joined: 28 Nov 2019
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Location: pennsylvania
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 pm quote
im doing something wrong???
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 37661
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:03 pm quote
tinddu wrote:
im doing something wrong???
Not at all.

You should be fine doing your own maintenance. Just ask for help or advice if needed.
Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
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Location: w.ma. Northampton
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:05 pm quote
No you are not doing anything wrong. Welcome to the forum from New England.
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gts 300
Joined: 28 Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Location: pennsylvania
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm quote
thank you
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LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:32 pm quote
tinddu wrote:
hey,im planning to purchase a new gts 2019 model or earlier try to save some $$ , regarding maintenance I am a maintenance guy (industrial maintenance) its why I like to do my own maintenance with the help of this forum of course some people are very knowledgeable
Yes you can DIY. Itís not rocket surgery, though we do have a rocket surgeon on the forum.

Ps
If Homer is someone you look up to professionally you should probably pay someone, anyone, to maintain your scooter.
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:51 pm quote
znomit wrote:
tinddu wrote:
hey,im planning to purchase a new gts 2019 model or earlier try to save some $$ , regarding maintenance I am a maintenance guy (industrial maintenance) its why I like to do my own maintenance with the help of this forum of course some people are very knowledgeable
Yes you can DIY. Itís not rocket surgery, though we do have a rocket surgeon on the forum.

Ps
If Homer is someone you look up to professionally you should probably pay someone, anyone, to maintain your scooter.
Why? I look up to Barney and have gotten along just fine so far.


Someone spilled beer in that ashtray!!!

For clarity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaoU-qbp3cs

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gts 300
Joined: 28 Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Location: pennsylvania
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:09 pm quote
never work in vespa .but I look at some video belt ,roller stuff like that it pretty simple, im used to rebuild rear end ,valve body, brake line i do{most}everything on my car, but of course I wont try any difficult task if I don't know what im doing ,in that case il go to vespa piaggio specialist.
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2014 GTS 300ie
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Location: Belgium
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:27 am quote
tinddu wrote:
im used to rebuild rear end ,valve body, brake line i do{most}everything on my car, but of course I wont try any difficult task if I don't know what im doing ,in that case il go to vespa piaggio specialist.
Okay, so you're definitely more than capable to work on your Vespa. As for knowing specifically how to do things, you're at the right place here. Lots of kind people with excellent knowledge that can help you figure things out. Actually, your biggest problem will be that you can't ride while doing service, and the only thing a Vespa makes you do, is wanting to ride, ride, ride, and never stop
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