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Hi,

Some of you may know the luck I have with cars running over my legally parked bikes....

Anyway the GTV is now back from the dealer and Lou did a great job. Custom real (not "eco" leather) black leather seat and back rest, black leg shield trim, new Cupini screen with upgraded hardware and to top it all off a Reveno clutch and Dr Pulleys.

So now I have Bitubo shocks front and rear, a Remus exhaust, Reveno clutch and Dr Pulley rollers. Not sure what's next but the acceleration is definitely impressive. Haven't taken it out on the highway next but that I will be testing out in about 15 minutes. Seeing as how this is MV pics are mandatory.

We are lucky to have Lou and Vespa Toronto West in our own backyard here.
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Looking good! It's nice to have a competent tech on your side. They are a rare breed.
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Great Looking Windshield
Your scooter looks super. That windshield should keep your hands warm
in Toronto on cooler rides.

You look like you have the best of all worlds. A Classic Vespa and a
BMW Maxi-Scooter.

Bob Copeland
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Re: Great Looking Windshield
Bob Copeland wrote:
Your scooter looks super. That windshield should keep your hands warm
in Toronto on cooler rides.

You look like you have the best of all worlds. A Classic Vespa and a
BMW Maxi-Scooter.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Thanks Bob

Yes, I do feel like I have the best of both worlds. The C650GT and GTV 300 are perfect companions. Now all I need is a 2-stroke... getting the wife to agree to that and finding one is tricky though.

The windscreen is a replacement through insurance so I already had it for a year. Does make a big difference.

Now as far as the Reveno clutch as Dr Pulleys go I actually caught myself lietrraly saying wow when accelerating up the on ramp on the freeway.
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Well done my friend. Looks fantastic.

Does this mean less time on the BMW?
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nice to find someone with raveno clutch that speaks english. did you notice any change when driving very slow? like 2mph maneuvers. and how bout noise? can you hear it rattle at all??
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Jet Peddler wrote:
Well done my friend. Looks fantastic.

Does this mean less time on the BMW?
Maybe though I generally spend more time on the Vespa when in the city regardless. It won't replace the BMW on long trips that involve highway travel or grocery runs. Mind you I do have panniers coming for the Vespa.

The Reveno I haven't done a lot of really slow maneuvers with yet. I do hear a bit of chatter at idle but I run an un-baffled Remus exhaust so there is that...
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Very nice. Fingers crossed that its the end of the incidents.
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Wow they did an awesome job. 8) Hopefully cars won't crunch this one.
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very nicely done! How do you like the Remus exhaust, I looking for one for my GTS...
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very nicely done! How do you like the Remus exhaust, I looking for one for my GTS...
Love the Remus. Has a great look and awesome sound and as how much it helps performance that is a hot topic here. Even un-baffled it's not obnoxious but rather has a nice growl. It does however come with a baffle if you feel you need it. I've gotten a fair amount of compliments on it from other riders. My wife likes it because she known when I'm getting home or meeting her somewhere and almost there.

Thanks for the kind words all!
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Vespa Sei Giorni GTV300
Believe I am treading the same will worn path of upgrades/add-ons.

Have front Bitubo (PV041GEV) suspension and Euro4 Akrapovič (S-VE3SO7-HRBL) exhaust.
All of which is still in boxes.
Yet to purchase rear suspension.

Popped on some bar end mirrors to give the bike a more aggressive stance.

I will be picking brains like a parasite on GTV 300ie upgrades/mods. Laughing emoticon
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Jet Peddler wrote:
Well done my friend. Looks fantastic.

Does this mean less time on the BMW?
Maybe though I generally spend more time on the Vespa when in the city regardless. It won't replace the BMW on long trips that involve highway travel or grocery runs. Mind you I do have panniers coming for the Vespa.

The Reveno I haven't done a lot of really slow maneuvers with yet. I do hear a bit of chatter at idle but I run an un-baffled Remus exhaust so there is that...
Any pics of, or links to the panniers? Thanks.
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Jet Peddler wrote:
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Jet Peddler wrote:
Well done my friend. Looks fantastic.

Does this mean less time on the BMW?
Maybe though I generally spend more time on the Vespa when in the city regardless. It won't replace the BMW on long trips that involve highway travel or grocery runs. Mind you I do have panniers coming for the Vespa.

The Reveno I haven't done a lot of really slow maneuvers with yet. I do hear a bit of chatter at idle but I run an un-baffled Remus exhaust so there is that...
Any pics of, or links to the panniers? Thanks.
Still waiting on them. Found them on eBay from a Canadian distributor. Should be more options in the States.
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Sweet!
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Thanks! I may be in the market pending your review. What did they cost if you don't mind?
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Thanks! I may be in the market pending your review. What did they cost if you don't mind?
About $150 incl delivery I think. You should be able to find it for less in the US.
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Thanks!
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That is a sweet job they did there. Here's to tons o' miles and no further incidents!
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Good looking GTV really like the new leather seat
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