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Enthusiast
2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
 
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@swingrrr avatar
2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Hi everybody. Bought my first scooter last month. It's a 2009 GTS 250ie. Got it with 8600 miles. First thing I did was the fuel pump recall. The guy never did it. New tires, new battery, replaced all fluids and hub oil/engine oil and filter, new belt and rollers, valve adjustment, new spark plug, new exhaust gasket,cleaned air filter, etc. smooth ride. The guy also had records of frequent service.
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Enthusiast
2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
 
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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more pics
she's fast!
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
 
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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one more
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Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
 
Molto Verboso
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2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Location: Virginia, USA, from London, England
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Very nice ride. Apparently, you've bought the fastest colour too.
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Hooked
2009 GTS 250 BMW F700GS
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Location: Dana Point
 
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@tito avatar
2009 GTS 250 BMW F700GS
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Location: Dana Point
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Welcome to MV and congrats on your most excellent choice in scooters!
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GTS 300
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Location: Woodhall Spa Lincs.
 
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GTS 300
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Location: Woodhall Spa Lincs.
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Greetings from Lincolnshire. That looks a nice, well cared for machine.
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saggezza di scala
2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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saggezza di scala
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Shalom and welcome to MV from Israel.

You bought what is (IMHO) the best, most reliable and proven year/model of GTS. It is an absolute work horse that will serve you well.

Mine has just passed the 120,000 km mark and is going strong.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
946
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Location: Acworth, GA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Congrats...solid purchase! Welcome to MV.
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Hooked
GTS 125 Super ie
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Location: South Yorkshire, England
 
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GTS 125 Super ie
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Welcome! You have a truly beautiful Vespa there! It looks like mine but you have the added bonuses of official top box and crash bars.
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Location: Columbia, MD
 
Ossessionato
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Welcome!

Nice scoot! Have fun!
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Hooked
Vespa 250 GTSie
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
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Vespa 250 GTSie
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Great Choice!
It's a fantastic scooter, I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot.
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Molto Verboso
'12 GTS 300 Super
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Location: Austin TX
 
Molto Verboso
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'12 GTS 300 Super
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Great lookin' scooter. Welcome to the forum!
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Thunder Thief
2010 GTS 300 Super & 2015 Kawasaki Concours 1400 ABS
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Location: in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia... on the trail of the lonesome pine..."
 
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2010 GTS 300 Super & 2015 Kawasaki Concours 1400 ABS
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Location: in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia... on the trail of the lonesome pine..."
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Welcome!


Congratulations on the fastest scooter color 😉
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
 
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.
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Hooked
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
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Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
 
Hooked
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2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
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Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Welcome welcome welcome!!! Terrific scoot! You'll really enjoy her. Great group of folks here...you've landed at the right place.

Victor/Palm Springs
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2013 GTS 300 Super
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Location: Ohio
 
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2013 GTS 300 Super
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Welcome to a fine forum. Your Vespa looks perfect. It sounds as if you know a lot more to begin than I had upon acquiring such a fun vehicle.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
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Re: more pics
Swingrrr wrote:
she's fast!
I'll say, by your avatar picture, looks like she's ready to launch!

Sorry for the razz....seriously, welcome to MV. Hope you enjoy it here as much as I have.
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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Aloha and welcome to the forum from Hawaii. Beautiful pics and scooter. Yup you got one of the great models. Have fun and be careful You scored!
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A fracking cage sadly
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Location: Seattle
 
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A fracking cage sadly
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Congratulations and welcome to MV! You picked the right color, by far the fastest!
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Location: pacifica,ca.
 
Ossessionato
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welcome to a great forum and congrats on your scoot
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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
 
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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Welcome! She's a beaut!
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Hooked
2017 Vespa GTS 300 SS (and a buncha dumb shifty bikes)
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Location: Seattle, WA
 
Hooked
2017 Vespa GTS 300 SS (and a buncha dumb shifty bikes)
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Location: Seattle, WA
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very nice! you're gonna have a blast with that bad boy/girl.
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2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
 
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@swingrrr avatar
2009 gts 250/malossi shocks, 2008 mp3 400
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Location: Tacoma, WA
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Treppenwitz wrote:
Shalom and welcome to MV from Israel.

You bought what is (IMHO) the best, most reliable and proven year/model of GTS. It is an absolute work horse that will serve you well.

Mine has just passed the 120,000 km mark and is going strong.
Why do you think the 2009 is the best? Just curious. Initially I tried to buy a newer 300 from a dealer but too expensive. I did notice the 2009 has a richer, thicker, brighter paint job than the newer gts 300. Cost cutting? I paid 3,350.00 for mine plus 600.00 in new parts and tires plus 400.00 for a mechanic to install and adjust. Fuel pump recall was free at dealer.
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nope
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Location: I'm going there, but I like it here, wherever this is.
 
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nope
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Location: I'm going there, but I like it here, wherever this is.
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Welcome & congrats...now go buy a lock & chain. I'm not slamming Tacoma, I lived there for 3 years, just being realistic. Buy it & use it.
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Location: San Jose, CA
 
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Nice score! Welcome aboard. Enjoyed looking over your pics of your new ride. Enjoy!
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Molto Verboso
2006 GT (sold) 2015 GTS (sold) 2007 LX (sold)
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Location: Just outside Milton, Georgia USA
 
Molto Verboso
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2006 GT (sold) 2015 GTS (sold) 2007 LX (sold)
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Location: Just outside Milton, Georgia USA
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Hello and welcome! That's one great looking scooter...and let's face it, you just can't go slow on a red scooter!

Well done!
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Hooked
2023 Vespa GTS
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Posts: 416
Location: Inverness, FL
 
Hooked
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2023 Vespa GTS
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Location: Inverness, FL
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I have a 2007 GTS, bought it from a dedicated maintenance guy, LOVE it!!! You'll love yours too; congratulations.
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Member
GTS 300 Super
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Location: Florida
 
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GTS 300 Super
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grats! looks clean nice deal
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Molto Verboso
GTS Vintage Red
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Posts: 1028
Location: Scarsdale, NY
 
Molto Verboso
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GTS Vintage Red
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Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Nice ride! Welcome!
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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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World Traveler
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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SWING i;m guessing because he has one and has a ton of miles on it and it hasn't had any real problems.
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