Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:26 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:26 am linkquote
The Vespa bug but hard. The BV is no more.

Picked up a slightly used 2016 GTV.

We are in the de-sticker and bonding process.

After all the SOFT PAINT WARNINGS, well you know what happened. Battery/Footwell sticker. Non skid tape to the rescue.

The almost 5 mile ride in the chill of the evening (50 F ) to get burgers: Decision #1. A new windscreen. Borat's swimsuit covered more area.

Stay tuned more episodes on the way.

Some future episodes:

"Chrome isn't for Pirates only "
"WTF a battery powered clock?"
"Muscle memories and side stands"
" You did what with a power drill?"
"Our first 100 miles"







Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:40 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1969
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1969
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:40 am linkquote
Congratulations!, it looks like a great find. Please post pictures when you've done your embellishments.

P. S. Don't forget to change your profile, it still says you have a BV
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:46 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:46 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
Congratulations!, it looks like a great find. Please post pictures when you've done your embellishments.

P. S. Don't forget to change your profile, it still says you have a BV
Profile changed. Thanks for catching that.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:07 am

Hooked
2020 Piaggio Liberty S 150, 2016 Vespa GTV300ie, 2009 Yamaha C3
Joined: 02 Mar 2021
Posts: 133
Location: USA
 
Hooked
2020 Piaggio Liberty S 150, 2016 Vespa GTV300ie, 2009 Yamaha C3
Joined: 02 Mar 2021
Posts: 133
Location: USA
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:07 am linkquote
Congrats!! I have the same model and am in love with her. Not that I'm partial, but it is the sexiest of all the Vespas!
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:49 am

Addicted
Piaggio Beverly 300 ie - 2012
Joined: 08 Aug 2021
Posts: 791
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
Piaggio Beverly 300 ie - 2012
Joined: 08 Aug 2021
Posts: 791
Location: Belgium
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:49 am linkquote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
The Vespa bug but hard. The BV is no more.

Picked up a slightly used 2016 GTV.

(...)
Slightly used? It has 15,8 miles on the counter. That is not used.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:42 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:42 pm linkquote
PeterCC wrote:
Slightly used? It has 15,8 miles on the counter. That is not used.
Hey, It is 6 years old. It was placed in Service April 2015. So yes, less than 2.75 miles a year.

Back story. Gentlemen bought it rode it home. Two days later he was attending the Pearly Gates Scooter Rally. Widow kept it insured and tagged.

It had triskaidekaphobian mileage when I took it for a test ride. 13 miles. I bought, trailered it home. 15.8 miles starts my purchased, licensed and insured ownership.

Today:


19 days later.

Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:43 pm

Addicted
Piaggio Beverly 300 ie - 2012
Joined: 08 Aug 2021
Posts: 791
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
Piaggio Beverly 300 ie - 2012
Joined: 08 Aug 2021
Posts: 791
Location: Belgium
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:43 pm linkquote
triskaidekaphobia: old Greek for feer of 13.

You say the gentleman who bought the scooter "attended the Pearly Gates Scooter Rally".
And then you say "the widow kept it insured and tagged".

You mean this gentleman did not dare to ride the scooter anymore because of the 13 on the counter? And then when he passed away his widow kept it insured and tagged?
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:07 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:07 pm linkquote
PeterCC wrote:
triskaidekaphobia: old Greek for feer of 13.

You say the gentleman who bought the scooter "attended the Pearly Gates Scooter Rally".
And then you say "the widow kept it insured and tagged".

You mean this gentleman did not dare to ride the scooter anymore because of the 13 on the counter? And then when he passed away his widow kept it insured and tagged?
Pearly Gates: Entrance to Heaven. He died two days after buying the scooter over 6 years ago. 13 miles was his ride home from the dealership.
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:34 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1783
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1783
Location: Central New York
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:34 pm linkquote
Well i a way I might think he went out with a smile. Who knows how long he had wanted a new two wheeler and he finally had it!

Have to feel bad for his widow, she must have known how much the GTV meant to him and she probably felt bad about the fact he never really had time to enjoy it.

I know where there is a 2013 GTV that has only 26,500 miles on it. That is my wife's ride and due to some medical issues of mine and this dang Covid that has shut down many things that GTV probably only went through a hand full of tanks of fuel in the last couple years.

I hope to see it get a few thousand this next year!
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:06 am

Moderatrice Strega
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7533
Location: Oregone
 
Moderatrice Strega
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7533
Location: Oregone
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:06 am linkquote
Oh wow, what a find! I do like that silver.
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:52 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:52 am linkquote
107.7 miles now. Replaced the gas that came with the Scooter. Filled up at exactly 100.0 miles. 1.999 gallons(US) for 50.25 MPG

Fog and drizzle. Fog cammo Vespa. Dry and inside projects today.


Chrome! Need mor chrome.


Reflectors fell off


Will $1.99 model paint work?


Pack originals, these are getting holes drilled in them.


New name for this contraption.

"The easy-peasy tip-over lever."

Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:15 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2816
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2816
Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:15 am linkquote
Duck,

I noticed in the last photo, you have the small bell to keep away the bad riding spirits.

Who do Voodoo, you do Voodoo.

Bob Copeland
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:34 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:34 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Duck,

I noticed in the last photo, you have the small bell to keep away the bad riding spirits.

Who do Voodoo, you do Voodoo.

Bob Copeland



And Sea Monsters, and "sirens" both kinds.

Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:37 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:37 am linkquote
The report back on $1.99 model paint for reflector plugs.


Front bumper area.


Rear panel area.

Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:28 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:28 pm linkquote
Well in this episode we try to finish the pre-production before we go live on G "TV"


Mud guard from SLUK


Representing the Club and the motherland.


Voltage monitor & USB reg and USB-c.
Plus a courtesy light.


Let there be green light. Red makes it to hard to read PAPER maps.


Rear crash bars.


Injured on the set.

Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:24 am

Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 3548
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
 
Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 3548
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:24 am linkquote
Ya think that dangling key ring with tag and flashlight might beat up your nice new paint?
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:42 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 11006
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 11006
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:42 am linkquote
Looking good!
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:55 am

Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2399
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2399
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:55 am linkquote
Tor2ga wrote:
Ya think that dangling key ring with tag and flashlight might beat up your nice new paint?
That's the first thing that came to my mind.
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:56 pm

Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1732
Location: Toronto
 
Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1732
Location: Toronto
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:56 pm linkquote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Mud guard from SLUK
Is it just camera angle, or is the mud guard interfering with the tire?
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:13 pm

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 433
Location: Upstate SC
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 433
Location: Upstate SC
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:13 pm linkquote
Wow what a find..Congratulations
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:18 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:18 pm linkquote
berto wrote:
Is it just camera angle, or is the mud guard interfering with the tire?
Photagruffy ain't me strong suit.


Is this better?

Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:24 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:24 pm linkquote
Wanted to Introduce you all to the Star of G TV, "Argento".

We were playing tag on another forum and the name just dropped.


Tag was Reindeer.


New destination is a Town Square or Statue and Holiday decorations. See how the curb matches Argento's seat.

Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:00 am

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3752
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3752
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:00 am linkquote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Photagruffy ain't me strong suit.
Wow...that looks far more slick than anything I've seen anywhere, including SLUK. Have to keep that in mind.

Congrats on the new (to you) ride. Looking forward to more stuff on Argento soon..
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:18 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:18 pm linkquote
Argento got a few gifts. Some light upgrades.


Classic Racks and a sign.


Steady running and pulse brake light. Oh, a mud flap.


Classic Rack installed.

Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:24 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:24 am linkquote
Well after a long talk with Argento. Some mumbling and choice words about "You don't see BMW' or Porches or Ducati's plastered with flags, That's for Triumph and Harley. A few more changes were made.

Ditched the Italian flag. "It's more about the journey, than the destination."

So what replaces the flag for an Italian like Argento?

What?…… your scooter does not talk to you?


St. Christopher…..


And I flipped the rack springs.

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Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:58 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:58 am linkquote
Scootering is Deere to me. The free top case I found in thee garage. Really leaning in the removable soft case direction.


Playing tag in another forum. Using a Helmet bag as my Possibles bag.

Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:09 am

Hooked
Racing Sixties 300, Cub, Gold Wing, Can Am
Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Posts: 244
Location: NoVA
 
Hooked
Racing Sixties 300, Cub, Gold Wing, Can Am
Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Posts: 244
Location: NoVA
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:09 am linkquote
Ah, over on that other forum I told you how to remove the gremlin bell. I have to say that scoot has more chrome than my '79 Low Rider. I do approve of your floor mounted beer can holder. I think I'll get one for my Racing '60's, black of course.
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:45 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:45 am linkquote
Bell is hanging on the tool board. I'll let ya know if it helps with those knuckle scraps, finger cuts, pinches and errant hammer blows.


The "NOT TACO" Bell.

Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:48 am

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:48 am linkquote
And more Chrome.


Clock is on order. I LUV those Vespa battery powered clocks.

Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:52 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3752
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3752
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:52 pm linkquote
Duck Dodgers wrote:
Well after a long talk with Argento. Some mumbling and choice words about "You don't see BMW' or Porches or Ducati's plastered with flags, That's for Triumph and Harley. A few more changes were made.

Ditched the Italian flag. "It's more about the journey, than the destination."

So what replaces the flag for an Italian like Argento?

What?…… your scooter does not talk to you?
According to Vroom With a View/Vroom By the Sea author Peter Moore, those religious medallions are something of a thing in Italy with scooterists, somewhat akin to the whole "blessing of the motorcycles/scooters/bicycles" phenomenon here in the States. Agnostic fella that I am, I must say yours looks rather tasteful.

Also: what's the deal with that license-plate frame with integrated pulse-brake light? THat's the neatest implementation of a pulse-light I've seen to date.

And: Melody and me didn't actually talk…we just sort of understood one another. I think. (We'll see about Nica…)
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:32 pm

Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
 
Hooked
2016 GTV
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 312
Location: Planet X
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:32 pm linkquote
amateriat wrote:
According to Vroom With a View/Vroom By the Sea author Peter Moore, those religious medallions are something of a thing in Italy with scooterists, somewhat akin to the whole "blessing of the motorcycles/scooters/bicycles" phenomenon here in the States. Agnostic fella that I am, I must say yours looks rather tasteful.

Also: what's the deal with that license-plate frame with integrated pulse-brake light? THat's the neatest implementation of a pulse-light I've seen to date.

And: Melody and me didn't actually talk…we just sort of understood one another. I think. (We'll see about Nica…)
The plate is black. No Frame. The aux light is mounted behind and uses the same mounting holes as the plate. It's a Pazoma Racing they make knock-off or such parts for everything. Most (90% and there are many)complaints are on the reliability of their hard parts, mirrors, racks, tail kits etc. Mine works no complaints.

Their return policy SUCKS. So double check your checked boxes. Only order what you need and know will fit.

It (brake light) was $29.95 vs $125-140 elsewhere. The address label from here in the states was pasted over a label from China. Your emailing China (customer service) through the website. I also ordered turn signals. These I wanted to return. 4 emails later I get the address. Damn what a long address. Went to the Post Office and it was going to cost $27.50 to mail them back. So spend $27.50 to get $29.95 refunded. Now that's a deal.
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