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I have a neighbor with an 2007 Vespa GTS250 and he knows I work on scoots. He's pretty much given up on riding and he has offered me the scoot for a very good price. It was running last year, but just briefly on the few times he ran it around the block. Now not running at all. The least it could be is a lousy battery or more so a fuel pump. The dash display lights up, but no sound from the fuel pump, relay or starter motor. The tail brake light works with both levers. So (finally!) my question - how easy is it to get parts for these older 250s? I know the parts are drying up for some models (GT200), but how about this model? I don't want it to sit in my garage collecting dush because lack of a part. Thanks for all replies.
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I have a 2009 GTS250 and have no issue sourcing parts. Many are shared with the GTS300 which saw little change for many years.

Only within the past few years have newer models offered parts less compatible, and for me that mostly means cool things like taillights and body panels.
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Between eBay and some European vendors, I have found every part I've needed for my 250. I did have to wait 3 weeks for customs to clear tho. I don't worry about parts. Ride it like you won't be able to tomorrow!!!
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I'm going to wrap up this post but want to thank all who responded and especially Voodooskin who offered to send me a spare fuel pump he had for free. I ended taking a pass on it as another neighbor who is quite a bit younger than me was interested in the project. Though he lacks the know how, and many of the tools, we are going to fix it together. I'll direct, he'll wrench. Better for my wonky back.
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2012 GTV300, 2007 GTS250
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That's a fantastic outcome.
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I have been able to get all parts needed for my 2007 250ie gts from scooterpartsco.com of Arkansas and scooterwest.com of California. If the motor is strong and the frame good there are sometimes 250's that have been damaged in accidents for sale on facebook marketplace ect. to keep your bike on the road for a long long time. Here's to many a happy ride on your Vespa in the future.
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I am curious about scoot. Is it fuel injected or carbureted? I have an 06 beverly 250 that is carbureted and am quite impressed with the scooter. Mine has almost 32,000 miles on it and still runs great.

I would suspect that there are a lot more parts for the fuel injected ones as the quasar engine was carbureted for only a year or two before becoming a several year run of injected right? Although a lot of the parts should work for both.

I have been thinking about selling my beverly. I really wanted to try it out to see if I would like it and a test drive is just not enough, I wanted to live with it for a bit and I am having a hard time pulling the trigger on selling it. It still needs a bunch more work like steering head bearings and some cosmetic stuff but I sure do like riding it.
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The GTS 250 and 300 are FI. I think the 150 changed over to FI around 2009, but I could be wrong on that . There advantages and disadvantages to both, but in the long run, FI is an improvement, even if a little more complicated.
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I'm thinking dead battery and then stale fuel. Do those first.
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Yeah, definitely going to check those first, then start at the switch and work back towards the gas tank.
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