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Gts 300 notte
Joined: 27 May 2020
Posts: 214
Location: Toronto
 
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Gts 300 notte
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Location: Toronto
i was just wondering if anyone knows of any good front racks for a gts that dont require drilling a hole in your front middle cover? thank you

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 11022
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Pretty sure mine is a FACO, no drilling required! Mounts pretty easily as well. Don't use it very often, so nice to be able to remove when I want to.

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Gts 300 notte
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Location: Toronto
 
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Location: Toronto
awesome! do you have a link to what it looks like or to buy? im having trouble seeing which ones require drilling and which dont. and the descriptions for them dont mention either. thank you!

Molto Verboso
2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
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Location: North Coast - Rural
 
Molto Verboso
2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
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Location: North Coast - Rural
Scooterwest "search" function is good. Pick of brand/model/style. Here is a quick example of a front rack, without drilling using the Scooterwest "search" function:

VESPA GT GTS CHROME FRONT RACK BY FACO (GT/GTS/GTV)

There are many flavors to be had. I see they have black, as well. Not sure about matte. Hope this helps? Best to you!

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GT 2.4
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Posts: 7756
Location: NWAOK
 
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GT 2.4
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Location: NWAOK
FACO, FA Italia, Cuppini, and if you can think of another company that makes front racks for the GTS, probably theirs too.

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1896
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1896
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
I have a FA front rack for Sunny like this:

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/luggage-carrier-front-fa_FA00110

Mine has a metal strap that secures the bottom to the bodywork at the front fender cutaway. I lined that strap with thin neoprene to prevent scratching. That meant I had to use a slightly longer screw to reach the carrier.

Because front racks are made to fit both GTS and GTV scoots, they sit high on the front.
I would have preferred them to sit a little lower, but it means you can also strap stuff below the rack if you have clear space and don't obscure the turn signals.
That space is ideal for a tool roll with your puncture repair kit when the underseat storage is full of other stuff.

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1985
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1985
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
The quality of chrome differs considerably between manufacturers. The cheaper ones will start to pitt and show signs of rust very quickly. Whichever one you choose, try to regularly apply a coating of wax or light lubricating oil especially in damp/wet weather.

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GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 317
Location: Montreal Canada
 
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Posts: 317
Location: Montreal Canada
Fudmucker wrote:
I have a FA front rack for Sunny like this:

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/luggage-carrier-front-fa_FA00110

Mine has a metal strap that secures the bottom to the bodywork at the front fender cutaway. I lined that strap with thin neoprene to prevent scratching. That meant I had to use a slightly longer screw to reach the carrier.

Because front racks are made to fit both GTS and GTV scoots, they sit high on the front.
I would have preferred them to sit a little lower, but it means you can also strap stuff below the rack if you have clear space and don't obscure the turn signals.
That space is ideal for a tool roll with your puncture repair kit when the underseat storage is full of other stuff.
Great !!

Last edited by Spirovision on Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:36 pm; edited 3 times in total

Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 1770
Location: AZ
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
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Posts: 1770
Location: AZ
i have a front rack which comes with protective bars on the front, believe it is Faco and believe i bought it from Scooterwest and is great, if more info is needed i can look a bit more where and when i bought it

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GTS super 300
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Location: Montreal Canada
 
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GTS super 300
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Location: Montreal Canada
RE FA front rack, can anyone please show a photo of the rack attached? I purchased the same one but the top hooks seem to rub against the headlight cover ?? and would love to see the position of the bottom metal strap once attached thank you

Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
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Posts: 1770
Location: AZ
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
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Posts: 1770
Location: AZ
Hope this pic helps, as the temp in AZ is so high the Vespa is off to the side as not being ridden now, and hope I attached the pic properly




Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1896
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1896
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Spirovision wrote:
RE FA front rack, can anyone please show a photo of the rack attached? I purchased the same one but the top hooks seem to rub against the headlight cover ?? and would love to see the position of the bottom metal strap once attached thank you
Here's Sunny with front rack fitted.




Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Posts: 22126
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Hummus2 wrote:
i was just wondering if anyone knows of any good front racks for a gts that dont require drilling a hole in your front middle cover? thank you
never seen one that does.

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1985
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Posts: 1985
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old as dirt wrote:
never seen one that does.
The OEM rack supplied with the 'Touring' GTS requires 3 holes drilled into the horn cover.

Hooked
GTS super 300
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Location: Montreal Canada
 
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GTS super 300
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Fudmucker wrote:
Here's Sunny with front rack fitted.
Thank you

Ossessionato
2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD)
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3168
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD)
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3168
Location: Springboro, OH
I've had the Faco no drill rack for several years and it is well made and sturdy. I placed clear vinyl paint protection film at all the contact point to prevent paint damage at those places.

The chrome does require some attention a few times a year to keep rust at bay, but that is true of all chrome. 10 minutes with Never-Dull wadding polish does the job.

As noted above, there are other options, but I have no personal experience with those.


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It will also depend on which horn cover you have, I have a 2021 GTS 300 hpe, and the horn cover goes all of the way down the front. If you have a horn cover that only goes partway down then you would be able to use the "strap" style front rack.

Mine is this style.

https://i0.wp.com/vespaportland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GTS-300-Verde-Relax-1-scaled.jpg?fit=1024%2C731&ssl=1
   

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