Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:17 am

Hooked
Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 325

 
Hooked
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Posts: 325

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:17 am linkquote
Great project. Heroic effort. Excellent documentation.
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:13 pm

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GTS250ie
Joined: 30 Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Lancaster CA
 
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GTS250ie
Joined: 30 Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Lancaster CA
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:13 pm linkquote
Amazing Restoration
Thank you so much for posting such great pics and description of your work. I have a 2006 GTS250ie that a friend has given me after his crash with 296 original miles on it and would like to do the same with. It has a bent frame so I need to take it all apart, have the frame straightened powder coated and then put back together. I hope to achieve the same end result you have.



Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:56 am

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GTS 125 Sport
Joined: 07 Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Bishops Stortford
 
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GTS 125 Sport
Joined: 07 Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Bishops Stortford
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:56 am linkquote
Wow, that's incredible and such a detailed report. Great Photos.

Great Work!
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:19 am

Hooked
2006 250ie
Joined: 13 Jun 2012
Posts: 376
Location: Bellingham, WA
 
Hooked
2006 250ie
Joined: 13 Jun 2012
Posts: 376
Location: Bellingham, WA
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:19 am linkquote
Late to the party
Amazing write up. Well done!
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 479
Location: Chicago
 
Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 479
Location: Chicago
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:05 pm linkquote
That looks amazing! Very nice job.
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:48 pm

Member
Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 32
Location: USA
 
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Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 32
Location: USA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:48 pm linkquote
whodatschrome: I tracked down the owner and he gave it to me for free

T5bitza69: You're right! It was a cool color at first, but I've grown tired of it. I think I'll repaint it this spring
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 am

Ossessionato
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300x2
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 2188
Location: St. Pete, Fla
 
Ossessionato
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300x2
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 2188
Location: St. Pete, Fla
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 am linkquote
Every time I come back to this thread I am fascinated and very very thankful that you did it.
So, once again, Thank You!
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:35 am

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:35 am linkquote
1wheel_drive - Disassembly -The file you posted for this seems no longer available. When I click on the ling I get a '404 - That file isn't here anymore' message.

Is there any chance you can re-post it please?
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:36 am

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:36 am linkquote
1wheel_drive - Disassembly -The file you posted for this seems no longer available. When I click on the ling I get a '404 - That file isn't here anymore' message.

Is there any chance you can re-post it please?
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 pm

Member
Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 32
Location: USA
 
Member
Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Oct 2015
Posts: 32
Location: USA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 pm linkquote
lostboater: thanks for the props!

Touring300: I updated the Dropbox. Should be good to go.
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Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1459
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1459
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 pm linkquote
Wow! What an ah-mazing story and adventure! Thank you for sharing this epic journey.
Wed May 29, 2019 2:26 am

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bv350 2019
Joined: 29 May 2019
Posts: 1
Location: Greece
 
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bv350 2019
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Posts: 1
Location: Greece
Wed May 29, 2019 2:26 am linkquote


Thank you for this wonderful effort!
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:44 pm

Enthusiast
2019 GTS300 Notte & 2012 GTS300 Mid Blue
Joined: 10 Jan 2014
Posts: 88
Location: Los Angeles
 
Enthusiast
2019 GTS300 Notte & 2012 GTS300 Mid Blue
Joined: 10 Jan 2014
Posts: 88
Location: Los Angeles
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:44 pm linkquote
Thank you for all the effort you put into this post.
Outstanding Job!
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:58 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10227
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10227
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:58 pm linkquote
Just ran across this. Jaw-droppingly detailed and documented. 8)
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am

Hooked
Aprilia Scarabeo 500
Joined: 02 Oct 2019
Posts: 130
Location: Florida
 
Hooked
Aprilia Scarabeo 500
Joined: 02 Oct 2019
Posts: 130
Location: Florida
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am linkquote
Amazing post. I spent a lot of time reading and going through everything. Awesome job! All in all, what were your total costs to do this and how much time did it take from start to finish?
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Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 pm

Hooked
Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 218
Location: Athens Greece
 
Hooked
Joined: 19 Sep 2010
Posts: 218
Location: Athens Greece
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 pm linkquote
Now this a real restore!!
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Wed May 26, 2021 8:27 am

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2017 Vespa Primavera 3Vie
Joined: 18 Apr 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Austin, Tx
 
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2017 Vespa Primavera 3Vie
Joined: 18 Apr 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Austin, Tx
Wed May 26, 2021 8:27 am linkquote
Hi Denis,
Great blog! I have a Primavera 150 that looks like the exact same ignition assembly with the lock-block sandwiched behind the key cylinder just like your photos. My Vespa was vandalized and I'm having to replace the lock block, but it won't fit into the cylinder past the fork. Should it be able to fit with the front fork in place, or is that because I have to remove the front fork in order to replace it, or might it be that the cylinder or fork was damaged? Help!



Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:40 am

Member
VESPA GTS300
Joined: 22 Jun 2021
Posts: 12
Location: Quito Ecuador
 
Member
VESPA GTS300
Joined: 22 Jun 2021
Posts: 12
Location: Quito Ecuador
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:40 am linkquote
You are simply a master. Thanks dear friend for share this beatiful story and this great picts, that clearly shows all the process. I really enjoy it every pict and pict. I have a GTS300 red that it's my love since 2017.

Good job friend, for people as you, the world it's a better place.
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