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Hooked
'06 GTS 250 / '09 Triumph Bonneville
Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 201
Location: Houston, TX
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:11 am quote
Congratulations, Jess!

As much as I liked my GT, I'm *really* happy with the GTS. I haven't really noticed the smoothness issue at low speeds that you mentioned, so maybe you'll be able to work through that one.

Needless to say, I like your taste (RED, Faco mid-size & GIVI - don't forget just a bit of chrome! )

Jim
Ossessionato
2012 BMW G650GS, 2006 GTS,
Joined: 15 Jan 2006
Posts: 2089
Location: Snohomish County, WA
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:28 am quote
Kick A$$!
Ossessionato
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3220
Location: The Happiest Place on Earth
Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:59 pm quote
jess wrote:
The only place where it falls down (and only a little) is the smoothness at low speed, where it's a bit thumpy, much like the LX is. The GT, when properly adjusted and when the transmission is relatively free of dust, is smoother at low speed than the GTS.
I've noticed that too. The GT I rode had 3200 miles on it though, so I figure when you get a few grand on the odo, the GTS will get a little silkier. However, it's a longer stroke, it's gonna throb it bit more.
Sir Frets-A-Lot
Vespa GT250ie/L, Honda Ruckus 50, Honda NT700V, Honda CB125
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 11198
Location: Bee eff eee.
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:31 am quote
Darn you Jess

How many scoots is that now????

You really got the bug I see.
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 29652
Location: Bay Area, California
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:36 am quote
TheO.Z. wrote:
How many scoots is that now????
Trust me, I'll be thinning the herd soon.
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Yamaha tmax 500
Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 47
Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 7:21 am quote
jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Nov 2005
Posts: 1139
Location: Whittier, CA
Fri May 05, 2006 7:39 am quote
boo wrote:
jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

Hey! you guys are parked on the wrong side of the street!! dr
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Yamaha tmax 500
Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 47
Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 7:51 am quote
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

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Hey! you guys are parked on the wrong side of the street!! dr[/quote]

Good ole blighty.....we was just leaving on a journey from east of England to the west of Wales....what a day....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Reprehensible Misinformant
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 7561
Location: Winchester, California
Fri May 05, 2006 7:52 am quote
Black GTS
boo wrote:
jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

Black GTS with BLACK upholstery? Is that non-US spec only? Or custom?
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Yamaha tmax 500
Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 47
Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 7:57 am quote



Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
Ossessionato
07 GTS250ie VCOA#2794
Joined: 23 Nov 2005
Posts: 3193
Location: Philly PA Burbs
Fri May 05, 2006 8:01 am quote
boo wrote:
Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
And it looks damn good!!
Moderatore Dedicato
GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 5209
Location: Kent,England
Fri May 05, 2006 10:53 am quote
Tenby rally,Boo??

Any good?
Hooked
'07 GTS Rosso Dragon
Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 133
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Fri May 05, 2006 10:56 am quote
Man, that blue and black really looks slick! I wouldn't have thought so but it really does.
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Vespa ET4
Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 277
Location: Vermont
Fri May 05, 2006 11:02 am quote
boo wrote:



Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
it's gorgeous!!
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Yamaha tmax 500
Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 47
Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:06 am quote
Scoots wrote:
Tenby rally,Boo??

Any good?
Scoots

Tenby was lovely...people were friendly...very good rally...
Moderatore Dedicato
GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 5209
Location: Kent,England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:09 am quote
I heard attendance was down a bit on last year...any truth in that??

PS that your GP/PX in your avatar? Saw that at Hemsby,year before last..VERY nice,my friend...
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Yamaha tmax 500
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Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:10 am quote
Tenby...





Moderatore Dedicato
GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 5209
Location: Kent,England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:11 am quote
Damn,looks just like Margate!!
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Yamaha tmax 500
Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 47
Location: East of England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:13 am quote
Scoots wrote:
I heard attendance was down a bit on last year...any truth in that??

PS that your GP/PX in your avatar? Saw that at Hemsby,year before last..VERY nice,my friend...
Yes mate thats my gp with the vespa lump in it...its for sale at the minute as i never use it...the gts has won me over mate...

1st time at tenby mate....don`t know bout last year....
Moderatore Dedicato
GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 5209
Location: Kent,England
Fri May 05, 2006 11:22 am quote
Yeah,they are addictive,aren't they? That's why my PX had to go..I just never rode it any more!



I saw that and said to my Mrs.."Look,a RELIABLE Lammy!!"
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