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Hi Vespa Gang....as some of you know, our 2020 300 GTS Supertech was knocked over by a pickup truck, and we've been battling the guy's insurance company for weeks - but finally we got the check.

Now the Vespa-Marietta, GA dealership where we bought this scooter from says they will start disassembling the scooter on June 28th, and it will be another 3 months before repairs and painting are completed.

Does anyone know of any other top notch repair facilities around the Columbus, GA area? We may want to try going somewhere else. I just cannot visualize in my brain why it will take 3 months time....
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Update....I've heard back from another Vespa dealership - and they say the same thing, 3 months to fix. Also finding that other bike specialty shops do not really want to work on a Vespa...
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This kind of repair is inevitably going to be slow. No Vespa dealer I have ever had contact with actually does metal body or paint work. They disassemble, send out metal body and scraped plastic panels for repair and paint, then reassemble while replacing other damaged parts. No way that is going to go quickly.

Maybe it is time to own a backup such as an LX150 or a Buddy. Just saying.
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The main reason we are trying to expedite the process is that until the dealer gets around to disassembly, and sending it off to paint - the Vespa is just setting outside, no shelter. This is not acceptable for a nearly new Supertech with only a few hundred miles on it. So we are going to bring it back home and store it (and maybe ride it) until such time as the dealer is ready for it.
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Thank You DOOGLAS for your insights into the repair process...
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trade it in.

3 months for a major tear down and repair IMO is acceptable. dealers are swamped this time of year with everyone wanting it NOW I need my scoot back NOW.

or ride it and let them do the repairs over the non riding season when they are slower on work load.
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