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SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
There are a couple of other cosmetic difference between the GTV and GTS, at least for the 250 version, the seat is leather with separate seating areas for the pilot and pillion while the GTS had a vinyl single seat, and the GTV came stock with chrome wheels.

One other really subtle difference was that the GTV used a real mechanical relay for the turn signals while the GTS turn signals were driven by the ECU. Its a longer story how I know this and not worth the time to tell.

Best
Miguel
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TroutBum wrote:
ashbrook wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Looked like a legitimate attempt to get the thread back on track, not sure if anyone else saw foul play. I didn't.
Sorry, but it was blatant. Sorry if you did not pick up on that.
TroutBum,

I'm a huge fan of yours for many years however your dead wrong on this one.

Words matter and if someone said something "blatant" on here you wouldn't need to follow up your attack with and I quote "sorry if you did not pick up in that."

Blatant...

Adjective

"(Of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.

Completely lacking in subtlety; very obvious."

I didn't act as that words describes consciously or even accidentally.

Have a great day.

SDG
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Miguel wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
There are a couple of other cosmetic difference between the GTV and GTS, at least for the 250 version, the seat is leather with separate seating areas for the pilot and pillion while the GTS had a vinyl single seat, and the GTV came stock with chrome wheels.

One other really subtle difference was that the GTV used a real mechanical relay for the turn signals while the GTS turn signals were driven by the ECU. Its a longer story how I know this and not worth the time to tell.

Best
Miguel
Accurate on the saddle and wheels of course. So many of the older ones we see in our service department have flat saddles from GTS now due to rider height and worn out leather I forgot to mention that.

And yep, chrome wheels to bling it up.

SDG
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Miguel wrote:
One other really subtle difference was that the GTV used a real mechanical relay for the turn signals while the GTS turn signals were driven by the ECU. Its a longer story how I know this and not worth the time to tell.

Best
Miguel
This is both intriguing and informative. My GT shell came with a GTS 250 harness, ignition and ECU/TB assembly (along with a seized engine). I'll keep an eye out for this detail when I can get the bits ready for assembly. Thank you for sharing.
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SDG wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Well not a clue what you see, but I don't. He replied to me, that it was indeed a GTV and made a comment on the scooter. Didn't know we had to reply to every comment made and in order
Why not add a quote to his reply then in order to keep continuity? It followed on the heals of Bill's reply regarding Bitza. It was bad form to start of with "meanwhile ..." as to disrespect the previous post speaking of a past member who has passed on.
I'm open to being taught how to master this forum and you are correct I should of quoted that, my bad and duly noted.

Accusing me of blatant negative activity is inaccurate and hyper sensitive. I did nothing but pay respect to the OP and talk about the subject at hand.

Bitza is a top 3 member all time and I have tremendous respect for him. He will he discussed for years to come.

Bitchin scooter ehh?

SDG
Like I said had you included the quote it would have made a world of difference. As it was one could easily make the assumption of disrepect and for that I make no apology.

I agree it is a bitchin scooter.
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I woke up the next day thinking wait that's not a GTS but then Miguel beat me to it. It doesn't matter it's a wicked scooter.
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TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
SDG wrote:
Meanwhile this is a great thread about a wicked cool bike. It is indeed a GTV which is a variant of the GTS platform. All mechanics are the same, the fender light and headset separate the two style wise.

I would love to ride that bike all over town.

SDG
What's with the insensitive remark? It's no secret you don't like Bill Dog, but to brush off his reply to a member asking about who was Bitza is a low blow.
Well not a clue what you see, but I don't. He replied to me, that it was indeed a GTV and made a comment on the scooter. Didn't know we had to reply to every comment made and in order
Why not add a quote to his reply then in order to keep continuity? It followed on the heals of Bill's reply regarding Bitza. It was bad form to start of with "meanwhile ..." as to disrespect the previous post speaking of a past member who has passed on.
I'm open to being taught how to master this forum and you are correct I should of quoted that, my bad and duly noted.

Accusing me of blatant negative activity is inaccurate and hyper sensitive. I did nothing but pay respect to the OP and talk about the subject at hand.

Bitza is a top 3 member all time and I have tremendous respect for him. He will he discussed for years to come.

Bitchin scooter ehh?

SDG
Like I said had you included the quote it would have made a world of difference. As it was one could easily make the assumption of disrepect and for that I make no apology.

I agree it is a bitchin scooter.
Apology accepted
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DandyDoug wrote:
As Jim said I like what you have done with the seat.

Can you tell us more about it and the modifications to make it all fit together , please.
Thanks for the positive comments,The little rim around from the frame top was removed and a bit of sheet metal was cut and bent to fit,and made up a small frame to attach seat .Where the rear light was situated a plate was welded in and then filled and an aftermarket rear light attatched .it sounds simple,but as we all know ,it never is.
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Very nice .
I really like to see custom work during the process and then at the end stand back and admire creativity .
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