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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:22:36 +0000

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:22:36 +0000 quote
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
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:26:54 +0000

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:26:54 +0000 quote
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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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:35:40 +0000

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:35:40 +0000 quote
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!
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:53:05 +0000

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:53:05 +0000 quote
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!
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:35:48 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:35:48 +0000 quote
FACO, FA Italia, Cuppini, and if you can think of another company that makes front racks for the GTS, probably theirs too.
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:54:19 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:54:19 +0000 quote
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.
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:10:23 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:10:23 +0000 quote
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.
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:12:42 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:12:42 +0000 quote
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 !!

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:28:48 +0000

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:28:48 +0000 quote
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
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:36:00 +0000

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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:36:00 +0000 quote
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
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:19:33 +0000

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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:19:33 +0000 quote
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



Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:34:13 +0000

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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:34:13 +0000 quote
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.



Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:16:28 +0000

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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:16:28 +0000 quote
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.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:24:12 +0000

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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:24:12 +0000 quote
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.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:50:57 +0000

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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:50:57 +0000 quote
Fudmucker wrote:
Here's Sunny with front rack fitted.
Thank you
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:27:09 +0000

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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:27:09 +0000 quote
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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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:57:26 +0000

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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:57:26 +0000 quote
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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