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A long time since I have been on the site, Hello JimC and Alice, I visited a Vespa dealer yesterday with a view of buying a GTS300 and trading in one of my 4 Honda's to do the deal.
Honda's are changing what they do in the UK because of supply problems and it seems Piaggio are also altering their ordering system making this dealer consider options as he does not want to pay upfront in September for new stock.
Hopefully I will soon be the owner of a White GTS300, are their any recalls I should be aware of.
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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Hi there, I've not been here as long as you, but welcome back anyway.

If you are buying brand new, you should be 'OK' and free of faults.

There's been 2 recalls that I'm aware of with the new HPE engine. Some 2019 models had a front brake issue which was remedied with a recall. More recently, a batch produced during 2021 had faulty fuel pumps installed, leading to unexpected engine stalling. Owners of affected bikes are currently getting notified by Piaggio to get a replacement fuel pump fitted (under warranty) by their nearest agent.

Apart from that the HPE is proving a very reliable, successful and popular upgrade for the GTS.

Best of luck with your purchase.
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I think all the dealers in uk are having stock problems at the moment.

Don't forget the oil consumption and dipstick problems on the HPE
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Waves at Dave! Long time no see. If you're buying a new 300, consider also getting a sight-glass oil sump cover, it'll save much future frustration.

Many many moons ago, spannerman (Dave) was the one who got me really interested in taking an Advanced Riding course, for which I'm still very grateful. A public 'Thanks Again'.
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