GTS Swingarm, Uuuugly
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2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:27 am quote
Perhaps its function over form, but the rear swingarm on my '09 GTS might be the least refined part on the bike. When you install an aftermarket exhaust it only draws more attention.

Maybe I have one that was poorly cast, but it's pitted and rough. I realize for about $400 Zilioni will resolve this, but was curious if anyone has taken action and painted or somehow addressed this?
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:59 am quote
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See if you can send a photo of the swing arm.

Bob C
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Blue GTS300 Super 2015, White GTS300 Super 2018
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:09 pm quote
Paint it black.
Hooked
2017 Piaggio BV350
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:20 pm quote
Mike Holland wrote:
Paint it black.
https://youtu.be/O4irXQhgMqg
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T (totaled), GTS 250, S 150 (Missing in KS), Something Chinese, GT 200 (sold)
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:24 pm quote
monogodo wrote:
Mike Holland wrote:
Paint it black.
https://youtu.be/O4irXQhgMqg
Had a good laugh! A little bit more on the dramatic side.

https://youtu.be/tux7eKFZn30
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2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:40 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
monogodo wrote:
Mike Holland wrote:
Paint it black.
https://youtu.be/O4irXQhgMqg
Had a good laugh! A little bit more on the dramatic side.

https://youtu.be/tux7eKFZn30
We'll if this is where this is going, and I started the post, I should partake.

I'll up the dramatic ante.

https://youtu.be/vFwYJYl5GUQ
Molto Verboso
150 Sprint Veloce,Vespa GTS 300
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 am quote
I powder coated both the swingarm stand and the side stand for the GTS lasy year, - cheaper than I thought, and apart from a few bloodied knuckles, putting the bloody stand back on, it went surprisingly well

Transformed both the stand and side stand, and made them looking quite fresh!

Graham
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Vespa gts 125 I get
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:20 am quote
I cleaned mine with wire brush for angle grinder and de coking wire brushes for rear section all shiney and nice and clean . Masked bearing of and gave it a coat of clear laquer it looks great now
Shebalba wrote:
Perhaps its function over form, but the rear swingarm on my '09 GTS might be the least refined part on the bike. When you install an aftermarket exhaust it only draws more attention.

Maybe I have one that was poorly cast, but it's pitted and rough. I realize for about $400 Zilioni will resolve this, but was curious if anyone has taken action and painted or somehow addressed this?
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Yellow GTS 300 Super, Black GTS 300 Super Sport
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Location: London
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:44 am quote
On salted roads they donít end up looking that great so I painted mine black too.
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Vespa Supertech 2019 (EURO3/APAC)
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:55 pm quote
Bob Copeland wrote:
See if you can send a photo of the swing arm.
see pic of my supertech directly after installing the Arrow exhaust.

related: the mid pipe has gone a dark purple and the front section of the silencer has yellowed up like Malossi's pic of their rebranded arrow. see https://www.malossistore.eu/EN/exhaust-s-rx-black-homologated-vespa-gts-super-tech-hpe-300-ie-4t-lc-euro-4-2019-ma36m-3218016_K0-vegt300ssth-M-P so I'm thinking of painting the mid pipe with high temp matt black

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arrow exhaust

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Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:20 pm quote
steelbytes wrote:
Bob Copeland wrote:
See if you can send a photo of the swing arm.
see pic of my supertech directly after installing the Arrow exhaust.

related: the mid pipe has gone a dark purple and the front section of the silencer has yellowed up like Malossi's pic of their rebranded arrow. see https://www.malossistore.eu/EN/exhaust-s-rx-black-homologated-vespa-gts-super-tech-hpe-300-ie-4t-lc-euro-4-2019-ma36m-3218016_K0-vegt300ssth-M-P so I'm thinking of painting the mid pipe with high temp matt black
Your photo highlights my exact point. Your bike is stunning, and great choice with the exhaust, but the swing arm directly behind it looks like a big slab of un-refinement.

It's a silly thing to be hung up on, I know.

I actually like the discoloring of the mid-pipe.
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Granturismo 218
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:14 pm quote
I bought a GTS with a chrome one, and it looks good. So I kept it. It's the Piaggio swingarm, but it's got really thick chrome on it. I'm not sure if someone did it, or it came that way. I tend to believe it came that way. I've not been able to figure out where the previous owner got the part though.
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Blue GTS300 Super 2015, White GTS300 Super 2018
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:04 pm quote
Why this concern about something that is mostly hidden by the exhaust? Do you like looking up ladies' skirts too?
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2012 GTS 300 Super
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 pm quote
Mike Holland wrote:
Why this concern about something that is mostly hidden by the exhaust? Do you like looking up ladies' skirts too?
Who doesnít?
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:32 pm quote
Mike Holland wrote:
Do you like looking up ladies' skirts too?
That seems a bit excessive and unprovoked.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:38 pm quote
Shebalba wrote:
Mike Holland wrote:
Do you like looking up ladies' skirts too?
That seems a bit excessive and unprovoked.
Aussie sense of humour.
https://insiderguides.com.au/a-beginners-guide-to-aussie-humour/
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:40 pm quote
PapaWheelie wrote:
Mike Holland wrote:
Why this concern about something that is mostly hidden by the exhaust? Do you like looking up ladies' skirts too?
Who doesnít?
Yes well ... I think the author of the topic meant that you can also look under the skirts but the underwear must not be pierced. It's a bad thing to see.
Solution: take the measurements of the holes and cover them with aluminum caps (that is a hot area too ...).
Sorry for the double entender.
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Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:49 am quote
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Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:43 am quote
Just spray it hammertone black and you would not notice it at all. Pretty durable stuff too. And match the transmission cover too. I will do that on my '09 GTS at some point as the silver paint on the cover has some bubbles around the edges.
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