My blue GTS300
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Ossessionato
'15 Blue GTS300 Super, '18 White GTS300 Super
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2702
Location: Sydney, Australia
Mon May 04, 2020 5:51 pm quote
Don't think I've posted pictures of this scooter before, so here it is.

GTS300 FL ABS ASR 2015. Wheels painted to match, and knee pads replaced with metal ones, also painted blue. Tail light replaced with earlier, more flush version to eliminate the chrome surround. Black mirrors and passenger handrail. Horn cover replaced with later chevron version, also painted to match. Some of the chrome lettering removed.

Malossi V4 kit, lambda emulator, air filter mod, Bitubo front shock, Malossi RS24 rear shocks, Brembo brake callipers.

Have just washed it and changed the oil and filter. Next job is coolant.

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Molto Verboso
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1874
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Tue May 05, 2020 10:18 am quote
Definitely a beautiful machine Mike. I'm still stumbling along with my ancient GTS. My next one hopefully will have some of the features you've employed.

We're both getting to be old-timers on MV. Not sure how many who joined in 2005 are still active.
Hooked
GTS 300
Joined: 03 Jul 2019
Posts: 286
Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Tue May 05, 2020 12:42 pm quote
Very nice and understated , my kind style.

Have a question on the Bi-tubo front shock. Does it "significantly improve"
the ride ??

Is it a "softer" ride than the OEM ?

I'm thinking about a change for my 2020's suspension. I find it way too stiff, virtually no travel , and the ride is very harsh . At least to me it's harsh and choppy.

Thanks, Doug
Ossessionato
'15 Blue GTS300 Super, '18 White GTS300 Super
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2702
Location: Sydney, Australia
Tue May 05, 2020 2:28 pm quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
We're both getting to be old-timers on MV. Not sure how many who joined in 2005 are still active.
As our join dates are so close, I presume you also migrated over from the earlier ScooterBBS forum. So much has moved to facebook now, but I still prefer an old-fashioned forum.

Doug, the first mod I would make to any Vespa (after removing those side reflectors) is to replace the front shock. The Bitubo is a very good one and has been around for ages, but there are others like BGM that are well worth looking at. Makes a big difference to ride and handling.

I have had Bitubos on my PX200, GT200, GTS250 and GTS300 scooters.

Mike
Addicted
2006 GT200L "Lone Star"-Sold, 2006 Yamaha Majesty YP400
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 635
Location: Texas
Tue May 05, 2020 5:02 pm quote
You paint matched the wheels. Wet paint (type?) or powder coat?

TIA
Hooked
GTS 300
Joined: 03 Jul 2019
Posts: 286
Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Tue May 05, 2020 5:14 pm quote
Mike Holland wrote:
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
We're both getting to be old-timers on MV. Not sure how many who joined in 2005 are still active.
As our join dates are so close, I presume you also migrated over from the earlier ScooterBBS forum. So much has moved to facebook now, but I still prefer an old-fashioned forum.

Doug, the first mod I would make to any Vespa (after removing those side reflectors) is to replace the front shock. The Bitubo is a very good one and has been around for ages, but there are others like BGM that are well worth looking at. Makes a big difference to ride and handling.

I have had Bitubos on my PX200, GT200, GTS250 and GTS300 scooters.

Mike
Thanks for the tip Mike;
I looked at the Bitubo's from Scooterwest, that's a lot of coin .
I think I should shop around and see if there are any reports on other options.
I'm not necessarily looking for a more sporty ride, I'm looking for a more cushy or softer ride.
Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3349
Location: pacifica,ca.
Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 am quote
very nice
Ossessionato
'15 Blue GTS300 Super, '18 White GTS300 Super
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2702
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed May 06, 2020 1:48 pm quote
DandyDoug wrote:
I'm not necessarily looking for a more sporty ride, I'm looking for a more cushy or softer ride.
They are fully adjustable. So it is your choice whether you set them harder (sportier) or softer (comfort), and the rebound can be adjusted for the roads you normally ride - bumps and potholes or smooth bitumen or concrete.
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ET4
Joined: 28 Nov 2014
Posts: 14
Location: Anthem, AZ
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:59 am quote
Nice color. Blue looks sharp.
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