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Hi I have been browsing this forum for a while now and have found it very useful so have taken the plunge and signed up. I have recently bought a new Vespa 300 Super Sport in matt black which is my 4th GT/GTS since 2004. I also own a 2002 Vespa PX200 in Vintage Green. Pics attached. Other than the fuel pump issue and the exhaust gaskets blowing I have had no problems with the GTSs but have noticed that the paintwork underneath is very thin on the latest purchase and may attract the dreaded rust. For folk in the UK & others encountering wet and salt etc I would recommend chip guarding and under sealing the underneath. I have also removed glove box, floor and battery to waxoyl in particular around the front seam area. All this for £4k but still a sucker for the brand!

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Let me be first to welcome you to the forum, mate. I like both your bikes, but the seat on your PX is mint!
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Welcome to the Forum.

Two very good looking scooters there.

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Welcome, Scooter Brother! Two very nice rides you got there...
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Welcome from me as well! Love both of your scoots. Let us know if you are up for one of our awesome meets and rideouts. I'm sure there will be one or two within striking distance of you in the new year!
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Welcome from the Central Coast of California.

I love your new GTS. The black and orange combo is very cool.
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ashbrook wrote:
Welcome from me as well! Love both of your scoots. Let us know if you are up for one of our awesome meets and rideouts. I'm sure there will be one or two within striking distance of you in the new year!
Thanks. Certainly up for meets and ride outs within reasonable distance of Telford in Shropshire. I normally attend the Vintage and Custom show just outside of Coventry every year. I see that it's on 30th March this year. is this something that UK MV folk attend ?
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Aloha and welcome to the forum from Hawaii. Nice bikes. It's better to ask the question about the vintage show in the not so modern section on here. Here's to many fun miles on your new scooter.
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ashbrook wrote:
Welcome from me as well! Love both of your scoots. Let us know if you are up for one of our awesome meets and rideouts. I'm sure there will be one or two within striking distance of you in the new year!
Thanks. Certainly up for meets and ride outs within reasonable distance of Telford in Shropshire. I normally attend the Vintage and Custom show just outside of Coventry every year. I see that it's on 30th March this year. is this something that UK MV folk attend ?
Yup, at least some of us who are Midlands based - have done it the last few years. The VMSC show clashes with Scooter Sunday at Ace Café this year. Here's the events list I just posted - UK Rallies and Events 2014

The number of UK riders on MV is growing. Some events will have a good gathering of UK MVers - keep in touch, and welcome to MV!
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Welcome fella, your right to rust proof, i went to look at a 2 year old GTS a couple of weeks ago that was on its way out under the belly pan, i used ACF 50 the last time i did one, seemed to do the trick. A front mud flap helps alot too, buster.
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I really like these! Have fun!
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Welcome to MV from the next county. Lovely scoots!
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Awesome bikes! Welcome to MV
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Welcome!

Those are two beautiful scoots. Love the black GTS.
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Shalom and welcome from Israel. Beautiful scoots!
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