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Fri, 25 Feb 2022 17:26:27 +0000

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2016 Vespa GTS 300
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2016 Vespa GTS 300
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Fri, 25 Feb 2022 17:26:27 +0000 quote
Finally had time to finish the upholstery project I've wanted to do since I bought my used GTS in October! The scoot has a custom paint job and the original owner had some cheeky seat covers made to go with the paint. The vinyl was cracking on the piping and I didn't particularly like the lavender color chosen. The main color was also a little too yellowed for my taste - it's what us designers typically refer to as, "nicotine stain."

While, I like the vintage feel of the pleating on the seat cover, I also had visions of going back to the original style lines of the GTS seat, where the piping line hugs the seat lines and divides the rider/ pillion sections of the seat. In the end, I did a combo of the two ideas. I'm really happy with how this and my matching knee pads turned out. I detailed that in another post, https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2521627#2521627.

I know it's not a massive difference in the overall look, but for me, it's a significant improvement. I love the new lines of the seat and the gray piping is a very close match to the paint color. And I much prefer the color/ texture of the new white color. Plus this whole exercise gave me an excuse to buy a new-to-me industrial sewing machine. New toys are always good!


Finished!


Before


Original cover with new vinyl swatches







Sat, 26 Feb 2022 02:40:51 +0000

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Sat, 26 Feb 2022 02:40:51 +0000 quote
very nice
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 04:46:25 +0000

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GTS300 Super 2015 Blue, GTS300 Super 2018 White
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GTS300 Super 2015 Blue, GTS300 Super 2018 White
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Sat, 26 Feb 2022 04:46:25 +0000 quote
The seat and backrest look lovely. Wouldn't it be great if you could get a matching floor mat!
Sat, 26 Feb 2022 04:52:44 +0000

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18' GTS 300 - 18' Sprint 150
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18' GTS 300 - 18' Sprint 150
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Sat, 26 Feb 2022 04:52:44 +0000 quote
That's a jewel of a GTS

The seat alterations are sharp

First time I've seen the phone/GPS bracket on the fly screen. Looks like hardware from another windshield. How has it worked for you? strong at speeds, bumps?

Steve
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 16:43:30 +0000

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2017 GTS300 'Beauty'
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Sun, 27 Feb 2022 16:43:30 +0000 quote
OMG I think I'm in love! Wow. Just wow.
OP
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 21:35:30 +0000

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Sun, 27 Feb 2022 21:35:30 +0000 quote
G8R wrote:
That's a jewel of a GTS

The seat alterations are sharp

First time I've seen the phone/GPS bracket on the fly screen. Looks like hardware from another windshield. How has it worked for you? strong at speeds, bumps?

Steve
The phone mount was done by the original owner - I just replaced the phone cradle with a RAM cradle specific to my phone. It is all matching hardware that came from another windshield. In all honesty I don't use it much, but it does seem to be pretty stable. I haven't lost my phone or have the cradle lose it's position yet!
OP
Sun, 27 Feb 2022 21:39:11 +0000

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Sun, 27 Feb 2022 21:39:11 +0000 quote
Mopmop wrote:
OMG I think I'm in love! Wow. Just wow.
Me too!

And thanks!
Mon, 28 Feb 2022 04:18:20 +0000

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 04:18:20 +0000 quote
That's a really sharp looking scooter. Nice work.
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 04:36:35 +0000

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Vespa GTS 300 & Kymco Like 150i
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Tue, 22 Mar 2022 04:36:35 +0000 quote
Beautiful
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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:43:00 +0000

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2023 GTS 300 Supertech
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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:43:00 +0000 quote
OMG This is just super stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:35:33 +0000

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2012 GTV300, 2007 GTS250
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Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:35:33 +0000 quote
That is great work. You obviously have some experience using a sewing machine prior to this. I am learning, and working my way up to sew foam and diamond pleats/welt cord. I tried a more basic recover first. Turned out pretty good considering what I started with. I might have to try covering the knee pads, too.





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