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Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Molto Verboso
@ravenlore avatar
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Posts: 1574
Location: Minneapolis MN
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Five years ago today I took delivery of my beloved GTS250.

Because of her i've become part of COMMUNITIES- here at MV and in the physical world.

Scooter people are truly the kindest and generally best genre of people i've ever interacted with.
Ready for Kindergarten in the fall?
Ready for Kindergarten in the fall?
Not nearly enough.
Not nearly enough.
@max6200 avatar
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Banned
2006 GTS 250
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Location: KS USA
 
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2006 GTS 250
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Wow! Congratulations. The bike is brilliant.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Congratulations on the anniversary!

Lovely color!
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Ossessionato
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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@strick avatar
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Congrats ravenlore! MV is a better place having you here.

Here's to 5 more years!

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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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@judy avatar
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Congrats. Great having YOU on here as well. 8)
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Hooked
2012 Vespa GTS300ie
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Location: California
 
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2012 Vespa GTS300ie
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Now post a pic with her new little sister!
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Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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@amateriat avatar
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Purzell wrote:
Now post a pic with her new little sister!
Seconded

And...five? Doesn't look a day over one. Congrats!
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Ossessionato
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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It looks shiny and new. Happy 5th! Enjoy many more years.
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Hooked
None at present
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Location: Hill Of Beath, Fife
 
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None at present
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Location: Hill Of Beath, Fife
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Happy 5th Birthday GTS250, hope you have many more 8)
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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Moto Giro Titan
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2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
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Happy birthday, little black GTS!
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Hooked
2019 Vespa GTS 300
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Location: Towson, Maryland
 
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2019 Vespa GTS 300
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Looks great! How many miles do you have on her? I can't make it out by the picture.
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ET4 187
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I can truly understand your pride!

Question sir:

I notice the grips seem to be of a smaller diameter. True?

The reason I ask, I'm a bit older and my fingers and thumbs hurt most of the time. Especially the thumb joints.

Are your grips smaller?

I wish to have smaller grip diameters, and closer levers would be nice too.

Rheumatism is not a pita, just an age deal concerning joints, a shorter and smaller grasp would be very helpful.

Thanks.
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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@amateriat avatar
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Posts: 3923
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
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MichaelG wrote:
I can truly understand your pride!

Question sir:
ravenlore be "she." As far as grips go, they look pretty normal for that bike.
Lobo104 wrote:
Looks great! How many miles do you have on her? I can't make it out by the picture.
Squinting at that pic o' the dash, it's 14,401 miles. And lots more to come, for certain.
@lobo104 avatar
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Hooked
2019 Vespa GTS 300
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Location: Towson, Maryland
 
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@lobo104 avatar
2019 Vespa GTS 300
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Wow!
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Molto Verboso
2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
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Molto Verboso
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2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
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Location: North Coast - Rural
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Cool!!! Keep on, keep on ... Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon

Just noticed, we are two days apart from joining this online MV community!
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@ravenlore avatar
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Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Posts: 1574
Location: Minneapolis MN
 
Molto Verboso
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2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Posts: 1574
Location: Minneapolis MN
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amateriat wrote:
Purzell wrote:
Now post a pic with her new little sister!
Seconded

And...five? Doesn't look a day over one. Congrats!
It'll be a few days for that pic, as I dropped her off for a spa day for her birthday and brought her little sister home.
amateriat wrote:
MichaelG wrote:
I can truly understand your pride!

Question sir:
ravenlore be "she." As far as grips go, they look pretty normal for that bike.
Lobo104 wrote:
Looks great! How many miles do you have on her? I can't make it out by the picture.
Squinting at that pic o' the dash, it's 14,401 miles. And lots more to come, for certain.
Yeah, the grips are stock, the bar ends just the ones they ship with the OEM topcase, so nothing special there.

Sorry about the dash pic...and the other pic, for that matter. I truly am not good with photography; my hands have just never been photgrapher-steady.


And I am indeed a she though "sir" and "good chap" would not offend me in the least.
@amateriat avatar
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Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Posts: 3923
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
@amateriat avatar
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 3923
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
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r: The pics are good enough: if I could read that odo with these eyes, you did okay, kid.

Your mention of giving the big girl the "spa" treatment reminds me of what I need to do with Melody shortly, or at least when the snow's finally outta here for the year: a serious washdown and buffing. Yours (same color!) looks divine.
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