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Hi all. I'm new here. Just purchased a 2019 GTS 300 Touring with 700 miles on the odometer. I'm noticing that the rear shocks will making a squeaky noise when on the "rebound". Definitely sounds more of a hydraulic noise versus metal on metal (but I could be wrong). It's most noticable when dismounting the bike. Any thoughts on this? I don't know if it's bad shocks or if this something that goes away when broken in...

Thanks in advance for any insight!
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I got the same noise, so I would like to say that "they all do that"...
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Burt37 wrote:
I got the same noise, so I would like to say that "they all do that"...
Thanks for sharing a similar experience. It's a little sad to hear the Vespa "groan" when I dismount the bike. It surely doesn't sound like a part failure or like something is broken, just something that could be cured with a spray lubricant. But, I can't pinpoint the right spot to treat.

I'll keep riding and enjoying. Thanks to everyone who participates and moderates this forum.
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mrob wrote:
Burt37 wrote:
I got the same noise, so I would like to say that "they all do that"...
Thanks for sharing a similar experience. It's a little sad to hear the Vespa "groan" when I dismount the bike. It surely doesn't sound like a part failure or like something is broken, just something that could be cured with a spray lubricant. But, I can't pinpoint the right spot to treat.

I'll keep riding and enjoying. Thanks to everyone who participates and moderates this forum.
If it bothers you that much, I would probably lubricate all the moving parts (shocks, engine mount...) and see if it makes any difference...

Mine makes that squeaky noise every time I get on and I can also hear it if I got the engine off and still moving forwards on gravel/dirt road...
But it doesn't bother me as it has been doing it since day one...

It doesn't take long for a vespa to develop new sounds, especially if ridden in a dry or dusty environment.. It is part of her charm..
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It could be the back shocks touching the body. You can undo the top nuts of the shocks and pull them away from the body and redo the nuts..

It could be the centre stand. both of these assemblies I just undo the bolts and pull them a little out (5mm-10mm) in order to get some grease in both sides. Don't pull them out all the way as it could be a mission to get them back. Put a bit of grease on all the spring ends too as they can squeak too.

It could be the swing arm assemble.
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