Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:13 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:13 am linkquote
I am looking at a 2020 Vespa GTS.

I asked owner if it was in accident.

Response: Has it ever been in an accident?
Forks bent by someone who backed over it. But it's modular and everything was replaced in a $6,000 repair. The bike is newer than when I bought it.

Is that something that should make me not buy it?

Thanks.
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:26 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:26 am linkquote
I would be very concerned about alignment and integrity of the steering head. Modular? naahhh. This scares me....unless the price is right
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:27 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:27 am linkquote
I'm guessing it would have a rebuilt or salvage title then? Me? I would walk away. Anyhow, my insurance company would not insure it.
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:31 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:31 am linkquote
Modular in the case that there is no tubular frame - several metal preformed pieces welded together, much like uni-body for cars. It does not take much to whack it out of alignment and then you have a scoot that eats tires and takes left( or right ) turns too easily.
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:35 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:35 am linkquote
I will pass on this.

Thank you all for your input and thoughts.

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:36 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:36 am linkquote
I would walk away from that one.
"Bent forks" requiring a $6000 repair?
No way it's better than new.
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:14 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:14 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
I would walk away from that one.
"Bent forks" requiring a $6000 repair?
No way it's better than new.
It could have been a new frame as well as forks etc. I'd ask to see the list of things done in the 'repair'. I'd probably still walk away though - there are unmolested ones out there!
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:52 am

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:52 am linkquote
Run, don't walk from that bike.
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