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got around to running a wire direct from the battery into the glove box with an sae plug so I can plug in a battery charger without having to remove the floor rack or battery cover.
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Moving parts to the new shed. Getting ready to restore my wife's ET2
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SteelBytes wrote:
got around to running a wire direct from the battery into the glove box with an sae plug so I can plug in a battery charger without having to remove the floor rack or battery cover.
By direct you mean via a fuse, right?
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By direct you mean via a fuse, right?
Yup
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Not today but a few days ago I took her out to put some miles on before first service. They say to vary your speed so I figured a ride up Tail of the Dragon and back down the Cherohala Skyway with a stop for lunch in Robbinsville SC and coffee at Tellico Plains bakery (brought home pastry and bread) would do that quite nicely.
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cdwise wrote:
Not today but a few days ago I took her out to put some miles on before first service. They say to vary your speed so I figured a ride up Tail of the Dragon and back down the Cherohala Skyway with a stop for lunch in Robbinsville SC and coffee at Tellico Plains bakery (brought home pastry and bread) would do that quite nicely.
Love it. I've taken that route many times on motorcycles (and my Miata) but never on my Vespa. It's on my bucket list.
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I've done it twice, once on my FJR1300 and in 2021 on my Spyder F3 Ltd. It was more fun on the Yamaha! I rode it down the Cherolala and back up the Dragon on the FJR, then on to the Blue Ridge. You live in some enviable MC country! And coming from Colorado, that is saying a lot!
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Was a but chilly but took Mr Cruise out for a ride with great views

Throttle therapy
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Rocklanddad,

That dark blue GTS300 looks great. You caught the lighting
perfect.

Bob Copeland
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Rocklanddad,

That dark blue GTS300 looks great. You caught the lighting
perfect.

Bob Copeland
Thanks!!! Was a fun morning.
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Yup
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lol

but different.
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Sometimes it's the little things.

Got rid of one of the 2 pieces from the fender crest,
the piece I used was the chrome piece, had to grind down the front lower to match the arc of the fender, cut down the screw mounts and repaint as it originally came plastic chrome and wasn't prepped good.
I've had good results blacking trim out with rattle cans,
SEM Plastic prep and SEM plastic parts paint
Original 2 piece
Original 2 piece
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Absolutely beautiful 58-degree day today, so I took her out after work. Lake was a little choppy; there was a stiff breeze blowing. Please ignore how dirty she is. She needs a bath.

I think I finally managed to capture her true orange color for once!

I turned 50 yesterday. Today's ride was a long ramble, contemplating the next phase of my life. Thank goodness for my Vespa - she's a good thinking partner.
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Turned my DIY wheel chock into a workbench/wheel chock combo
I figured I only use it once or twice a year for my Vespas, rather than store it, I am putting it to good use.
Added a removable leg
Added a removable leg
Being squeezed for workbench space by my little reptile keeper and artists
Being squeezed for workbench space by my little reptile keeper and artists
Can easily convert back into a wheel chock
Can easily convert back into a wheel chock
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Calcruising,

You obviously have some unique skills that I do not have.

Good stuff. You are unofficially the "all around handyman".

Thanks for sharing the photos.

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I am lucky if I can fuel my GTS 300 without spilling.  I have went as far
as removing the under seat compartment while fueling.  I even drove
off from the station once and forgot the carrier I left next to the gas pump.
I am lucky if I can fuel my GTS 300 without spilling. I have went as far as removing the under seat compartment while fueling. I even drove off from the station once and forgot the carrier I left next to the gas pump.
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installed new rear tire. gives me confidence instead of the punctured tire I plugged on the weekend which was almost due for a replacement anyway
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rewired and resecured the plug + socket for the light on my top box which had broken last week causing fuse to blow
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McRuss wrote:
I've done it twice, once on my FJR1300 and in 2021 on my Spyder F3 Ltd. It was more fun on the Yamaha! I rode it down the Cherolala and back up the Dragon on the FJR, then on to the Blue Ridge. You live in some enviable MC country! And coming from Colorado, that is saying a lot!
We moved here from Breckenridge Colorado. Riding in the Rockies is excellent but there are more easily accessible roads that make excellent loops from the Knoxville area than there were from Breckenridge. While not as steep there are curves and elevation changes aplenty. When I was told by my doctor I needed to move below 3,000 feet instead of the 10,600 at our driveway we picked this area in part due to the excellent riding, in part because we are on the Houston Tiver and in part because of the amenities in the Knoxville area. While I miss our spectacular view we are enjoying this part of the country

Picking the scoot up from first service today. Monday I'll be loading her up and heading to Jacksonville for Seven Bridges weekend as part of my cannonball prep. .
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Bought a cheapie $15.50 alloy bag hook from Amazon.
It was very loose and wobbly at the lower hinge/pivot,
was able to take it apart and put a spacer behind the detent ball spring which tightened it up nicely.
Also had to find longer machined mounting bolts and bigger washers.

And replaced a very hard to get at hose clamp behind the right radiator that was seeping fluid.
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Made sure I could get the new clamp on before attempting to remove old clamp.
Made sure I could get the new clamp on before attempting to remove old clamp.
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Installed new set of Malossi brake pads today. Past friday installed new drive belt and new Malossi outside variator plate. All needed services have now been completed, a few wanado's still to be completed.
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I finally received my locking tool in the mail and I dismantled the vario and the clutch. Checked the belt, cleaned everything and scuffed up all the surfaces, checked and cleaned the bendix/thing and put it all the nbits back together with a dollop of locktite. I was pleased to see virtually no wear on any of the wear parts, it only has 6000 km on it, '06. Now tomorrow I will go for a ride and see if there is any improvement or if I have buggered anything. Sitting on the floor got old in a hurry so I need a ramp or a lift. I think that's pretty much everything now, except the trans fluid. The entire scoot has been gone over so now I just have to use it. All of that was possible because of the stuff I learned on here. Thank you!

I just thought of something that I pooched, I meant to weigh the rollers so I could replace them with Dr. Pulleys but I forgot. Oh well, next Fall maybe.
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Xsbank wrote:
I finally received my locking tool in the mail and I dismantled the vario and the clutch. Checked the belt, cleaned everything and scuffed up all the surfaces, checked and cleaned the bendix/thing and put it all the nbits back together with a dollop of locktite. I was pleased to see virtually no wear on any of the wear parts, it only has 6000 km on it, '06. Now tomorrow I will go for a ride and see if there is any improvement or if I have buggered anything. Sitting on the floor got old in a hurry so I need a ramp or a lift. I think that's pretty much everything now, except the trans fluid. The entire scoot has been gone over so now I just have to use it. All of that was possible because of the stuff I learned on here. Thank you!

I just thought of something that I pooched, I meant to weigh the rollers so I could replace them with Dr. Pulleys but I forgot. Oh well, next Fall maybe.
My having to replace the the variator plate when I replaced the belt was cased by not having the proper tool for the job at hand. Now I have the right tool for the job and the old variator plate with two broken fins. Being frugal can get expensive. same here with Dr sliders.
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Last week I replaced the broken Admore lighting controller for the LEDs on the topcase with a much (much!) cheaper DIY design. The only noticeable change is that the brake lights won't flash three times when first turned on. Big deal! This saved nearly $120 in replacement parts.

Here's the write-up I added to the Admore thread:

https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2611063#2611063
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Had front/rear protection bars added to my supertech. Also had a rear rack & Givi monokey plate added. :3 the only downside is now I seem to not be able to go over 75 mph anymore but before the bars were added I could go to 80+
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TeslaWRLD wrote:
Had front/rear protection bars added to my supertech. Also had a rear rack & Givi monokey plate added. :3 the only downside is now I seem to not be able to go over 75 mph anymore but before the bars were added I could go to 80+
Protection Bars and/or rear rack does not have any impact on topspeed…

Why does your 23 Model have bar end weights?
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
Protection Bars and/or rear rack does not have any impact on topspeed…
Actually I'm sure they will. The power required to overcome drag is proportional to the speed cubed - so an increase in drag will mean the top speed is reduced. Those bars will introduce quite a bit of extra drag.
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Why does your 23 Model have bar end weights?

For the topcase he can now mount at the back.
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jimc wrote:
Actually I'm sure they will. The power required to overcome drag is proportional to the speed cubed - so an increase in drag will mean the top speed is reduced. Those bars will introduce quite a bit of extra drag.

For the topcase he can now mount at the back.
Yes I have a removable givi top box and just had those bars installed in case I needed to use it.
Also at stock config I was able to reach up to 88mph so now a 75mph Max speed is a big difference to me.
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jimc wrote:
Actually I'm sure they will. The power required to overcome drag is proportional to the speed cubed - so an increase in drag will mean the top speed is reduced. Those bars will introduce quite a bit of extra drag.
He is talking about 5mph (8km/h) +x…
jimc wrote:
For the topcase he can now mount at the back.
Why handlebar end weights are installed is clear to me, somehow I assumed that in the facelift model are no longer necessary, even with a top case.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
He is talking about 5mph (8km/h) +x…



Why handlebar end weights are installed is clear to me, somehow I assumed that in the facelift model are no longer necessary, even with a top case.
So do you think if I go back to the stock bar ends my top speed might increase?
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TeslaWRLD wrote:
So do you think if I go back to the stock bar ends my top speed might increase?
No! That's not what I meant to say.

Did the handlebar end weights of the pre-facelift fit the 23 facelift (Same screws, thread, diameter)?
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
No! That's not what I meant to say.

Did the handlebar end weights of the pre-facelift fit the 23 facelift (Same screws, thread, diameter)?
I'm sorry I don't know because I never owned a pre facelift. this was my first Vespa GTS purchase. But I can take a pic of the bar end weights if you need a reference?
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TeslaWRLD wrote:
I'm sorry I don't know because I never owned a pre facelift. this was my first Vespa GTS purchase. But I can take a pic of the bar end weights if you need a reference?
Thank you! I will check this otherwise and come back with results.

Edit: I double-checked this with my "secret" Source: bar end weights are identical between Pre-Facelift and 23 Facelift. Learned something again…
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found a big dent on the underside of my scoot behind the front wheel where I've smacked a rock heavily. So cleaned it in prep for painting with some antirust as I did chip the paint off and it's already got some minor surface rust
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