Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:16 pm

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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Location: Palm Springs, CA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:16 pm linkquote
Just took her out for about 30 minutes through Palm Springs. In a bizarre coincidence I got her home just before a huge thunderstorm rolled through, which is fairly unusual here...

Anyway, she is beautiful and what a joy to ride!

Unfortunately, the rear left turn signal appears to be out of order... nothing happening... the right side is A-OK. Any thoughts?







Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:19 pm

Hooked
2020 primavera 150
Joined: 08 Aug 2020
Posts: 391
Location: Lorton virginia
 
Hooked
2020 primavera 150
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Posts: 391
Location: Lorton virginia
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:19 pm linkquote
Beautiful. check to make sure tire did not hit tail light wires as this was a problem on early models.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:53 pm

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Posts: 3610
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Posts: 3610
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:53 pm linkquote
L-O-L-A, Lola, la-la-la-la, Lo-laaaa…

Oh, she's gorgeous. The beginning of Good Stuff.

(Might want to check the bulb; burnt-out or, more likely, might've come loose from its socket.)

EDIT: Okay, had to add this, couldn't help it…



Last edited by amateriat on Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:06 pm; edited 2 times in total
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:01 pm

Hooked
2020 primavera 150
Joined: 08 Aug 2020
Posts: 391
Location: Lorton virginia
 
Hooked
2020 primavera 150
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Posts: 391
Location: Lorton virginia
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:01 pm linkquote
My favorite color as I had 2 red ones before and got a lot of compliments.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:09 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Posts: 1150
Location: NYC
 
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Location: NYC
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:09 pm linkquote
Congratulations.
She looks gorgeous. Did I read it right, 8 miles on the odometer.
Im envious of that beautiful garage space..
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:03 pm

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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:03 pm linkquote
thanks everyone... I have the dealer looking into fixes... funny how they all seem to look to Robot on YouTube for advice...

I had a hard time deciding on color because quite frankly they are all beautiful, but I am VERY happy with the red

This is my first Vespa and I am loving it already...
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:06 pm

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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:06 pm linkquote
baba12 wrote:
Congratulations.
She looks gorgeous. Did I read it right, 8 miles on the odometer.
Im envious of that beautiful garage space..
here's an even rounder number



Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:12 pm

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1877
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
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Posts: 1877
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:12 pm linkquote
SlyDanner wrote:
here's an even rounder number
so didn't your dealer test ride it?
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:45 pm

Hooked
2020 primavera 150
Joined: 08 Aug 2020
Posts: 391
Location: Lorton virginia
 
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2020 primavera 150
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Location: Lorton virginia
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:45 pm linkquote
Zero miles. don't rub it in.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:53 pm

Hooked
GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 298
Location: Montreal Canada
 
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GTS super 300
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Location: Montreal Canada
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:53 pm linkquote
enjoy!!
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:36 pm

Hooked
lx150/et-4
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Posts: 124
Location: otherdesertcities, ca
 
Hooked
lx150/et-4
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Location: otherdesertcities, ca
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:36 pm linkquote
Welcome to the desert. As mentioned in other posts:

1.tryswapping the bulb with the right side bulb. That might indicate if bulb or socket is not good.

2.Red is faster

Enjoy…but avoid afternoon rides when upcoming temps are forecast
To be about 110*
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:22 pm

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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:22 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
so didn't your dealer test ride it?
They did, basically a systems check ride around their parking lot. Not enough to click the odo past zero.

I'm more annoyed they did not catch the turn signal issue.

But, first world problems.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:55 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1116
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1116
Location: Herriman, Utah
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:55 pm linkquote
Welcome to Lola from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:04 pm

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:04 pm linkquote
amateriat wrote:
L-O-L-A, Lola, la-la-la-la, Lo-laaaa…

Oh, she's gorgeous. The beginning of Good Stuff.

(Might want to check the bulb; burnt-out or, more likely, might've come loose from its socket.)

EDIT: Okay, had to add this, couldn't help it…

Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:04 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GT 2.4
Joined: 04 Feb 2013
Posts: 7602
Location: NWAOK
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GT 2.4
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Posts: 7602
Location: NWAOK
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:04 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
so didn't your dealer test ride it?
Not anywhere that required a left turn.
Seriously, the left turn signal issue should have been caught in the Set-up, where they go over a checklist as they take it out of the crate and put it together, or Pre-delivery inspection, when they went over the bike with the buyer and showed them that everything was working. And the 0 miles is something I've not seen. Right out of the crate, bikes usually have a mile or so on them from being pushed around the factory before they take it apart and stick it in a box. And the dealer set up involves a real road test, not a short jaunt around the parking lot. I would take it out for a spin and make sure the odometer works. Might as well check the oil too. Corners were cut.
The OP should have a predelivery inspection sheet that shows all the systems were working. I would go over that again and see if someone signed off on the indicators.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:07 pm

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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Posts: 2270
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Posts: 2270
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:07 pm linkquote
Congrats on your beautiful scoot and the rain. Keep the cooler temps but send the rain here, please.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:13 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Posts: 1150
Location: NYC
 
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Posts: 1150
Location: NYC
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:13 pm linkquote
SlyDanner wrote:
There is a different version of that venerable song that is by these folks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7_Lg5dd_9g
Goes well with the Red Lola we have in the desert ..
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:16 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1752
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1752
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:16 pm linkquote
A little known fact. Ray Davies of The Kinks originally wrote the song using 'Coca-Cola' in the lyrics. The BBC refused to play the record because of their strict policy at the time against product placement.

Unaware of this, The Kinks released the record and went on a U.S. tour. On hearing of the BBC ban, Ray Davies had to quickly make a 6,000 mile round trip back to London to re-record the track using the lyrics 'Cherry-Cola' instead.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:53 pm

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3610
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Posts: 3610
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:53 pm linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
A little known fact. Ray Davies of The Kinks originally wrote the song using 'Coca-Cola' in the lyrics. The BBC refused to play the record because of their strict policy at the time against product placement.

Unaware of this, The Kinks released the record and went on a U.S. tour. On hearing of the BBC ban, Ray Davies had to quickly make a 6,000 mile round trip back to London to re-record the track using the lyrics 'Cherry-Cola' instead.
True. Which was hilarious, given the song's famously transgressive-if-ambiguous lyrics, but the bigger deal to the Beeb was the use the name of a popular product in the lyrics. 😄
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:45 am

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2021 GTS 300 Supersport, Triumph Tiger 800
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 205
Location: Oxford, UK
 
Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport, Triumph Tiger 800
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Posts: 205
Location: Oxford, UK
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:45 am linkquote
SlyDanner wrote:
They did, basically a systems check ride around their parking lot. Not enough to click the odo past zero.

I'm more annoyed they did not catch the turn signal issue.

But, first world problems.
Sounds very lackadaisical to me, I too haven't heard of a zero mileage new vehicle being sold by a dealer. Mine had 8 miles on her and I'd be concerned by the fact that yours hasn't been tested.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:01 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1647
Location: Berlin
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300
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Posts: 1647
Location: Berlin
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:01 am linkquote
Is that a red toilet in your garage?
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:44 am

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LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold) Now Honda Zoomer X
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 3782
Location: Kingdom of Lanna
 
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LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold) Now Honda Zoomer X
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Posts: 3782
Location: Kingdom of Lanna
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:44 am linkquote
Reds toilet at night. Shepherds delight.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:57 am

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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:57 am linkquote
Der Blechfahrer wrote:
Is that a red toilet in your garage?
haha - no - it's hard to tell from that pic but it's an outdoor plastic side table. Perfect for cocktail placement...
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:36 am

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ET2 ZAPC 1600
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Location: UK
 
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Location: UK
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:36 am linkquote
Lovely bike - red is definitely my favourite in the Super trim.

That pink lifesaver in the background - is that in case it rains a bit too much?
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 am linkquote
OscarSass wrote:
Lovely bike - red is definitely my favourite in the Super trim.

That pink lifesaver in the background - is that in case it rains a bit too much?
it's my daughter's... for the pool...
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:52 am

Hooked
LX150, GTS250
Joined: 06 Oct 2014
Posts: 378
Location: Banning, CA
 
Hooked
LX150, GTS250
Joined: 06 Oct 2014
Posts: 378
Location: Banning, CA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:52 am linkquote
A nice ride to take not to far from your area is the Palms to Pines highway. I've done it once and it was an amazing ride. Bring a jacket just in case Idyllwild is cold on that particular day.
Nice Vespa! My first Vespa, an LX150, is red.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:30 pm

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2671
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2671
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:30 pm linkquote
Dragon Red super looking Vespa. Enjoy the road and be safe.

I drove mine down to AmeriVespa today in Minneapolis.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota



Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:55 pm

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
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2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
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Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:55 pm linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Dragon Red super looking Vespa. Enjoy the road and be safe.

I drove mine down to AmeriVespa today in Minneapolis.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Wow, beautiful… what a great looking seat too!
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:00 am

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2671
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2671
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:00 am linkquote
Slydanner,

The seat is actually a cover from a company called
Cheeky Seats. You can go online and see all the different
covers for your exact Vespa.

Very responsive service orientated company. I think they
can also do a custom cover that you design.

Mine was $100 - with this bad inflation, they may be
more now. Just fits snuggly over your current seat. I
liked the black and white checked seat with my Dragon
Red GTS300. I have the same seat as yours under my
Cheeky Seat.

Bob Copeland



Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:42 am

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:42 am linkquote
Thanks Bob - I may do just that...
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:45 am

Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
 
Member
2022 GTS 300 HPE Super, aka Lola
Joined: 07 May 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:45 am linkquote
Update on my rear turn signal issue.

This goes in the category of 'you can't make it up'.

Dealer van shows up to my house and before I roll Lola over to have her brought back for a check, I decide to try one last time. Whaddya know - it works.

I have no explanation and before anyone calls me crazy, trust me the thought has crossed my own mind.

I will obviously keep a close eye on it.
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:01 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1752
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1752
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:01 pm linkquote
Probably the bulb not seated quite correctly inside the bulb holder. Just remove the indicator pod and give it a jiggle.
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