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So I'm cleaning the garage, trying to make some space. One of the problem spots was the Gorilla Cart, which I learned can be stood upright and if you remove the handle can be tucked in nicely (see photo).

Then I was looking at my bicycles all lined up vertical on the wall (see photo), and thought.. sh*t. I wonder if there is a vertical wall mount for my GTS..?

Not sure if I can get it full vertical before it hits the rear mudflap, but maybe a ramp to ease the transition?

Has anyone seen a vertical wall mount for the GTS? Maybe a wheel cradle or a big hook?

I'd be sure to protect the wall with some shiplap or something.
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If you manage this remember to put an oil pan under it.
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znomit wrote:
If you manage this remember to put an oil pan under it.
ROFL emoticon
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znomit wrote:
If you manage this remember to put an oil pan under it.
Like this one?
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Like this one?
Will that hold all the oil?
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that would be a stupendously, tremendously, terrible, no good, very bad idea.

avoid a potential insurance claim and go for something more like this
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Will that hold all the oil?
Yep. It's for all of the garage jalopies that slowly drip on your garage floor. My jalopies are currently in good working order, so I have a free pan for vertical Vespa storage.
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that would be a stupendously, tremendously, terrible, no good, very bad idea.

avoid a potential insurance claim and go for something more like this
Are those wheels stored vertically?
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znomit wrote:
Will that hold all the oil?
sure, that'll hold all the oil that's not on the floor.
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greasy125 wrote:
that would be a stupendously, tremendously, terrible, no good, very bad idea.

avoid a potential insurance claim and go for something more like this
Plus, I don't have that kind of floor-to-ceiling real estate! If I did what was in your photo my bike would be waist high.
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Are those wheels stored vertically?
i'm not sure I understand you here?
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Plus, I don't have that kind of floor-to-ceiling real estate! If I did what was in your photo my bike would be waist high.
that may all you need to get the hood of the car under!

Tetris time in the garage!
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that may all you need to get the hood of the car under!

Tetris time in the garage!
Plus, I already have this thing.
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Here is one for dirt bikes https://www.bear-bones.com/about-lifts

Pretty cool!
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I don't know about you, but my garage ceiling height is about half that of the stacked dirt bike garage.

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I just called a contractor on Angie's List to jack my house up another 8 feet so I can store more stuff under it vertically. Razz emoticon

Edit: this will remove my pain for owning worldly possessions.
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Here is one for dirt bikes https://www.bear-bones.com/about-lifts

Pretty cool!
RobaLatte needs to see this.
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Plus, I already have this thing.
We all do 😂
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We all do 😂
nah man... I went straight to pallet racks. I knew better that to faff about.

besides those things can't really hold a fully loaded 60's muscle car V8 and transmission.

however, the basic fact holds true-- it doesn't matter how big your garage is, it always needs to be at least one bike, car or machine bigger.
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I've seen a variation of a lift, made from a harbor freight winch, that pulled the bike up into the air in order to store it. Maybe you can make a system that just pulls the front wheel up until the bike is hanging completely off the ground.

What's the worst that can happen?
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If you're going to do this, do it right. Sink some hooks into the rafters and hang the scooter upside down from the ceiling. Make sure the fill cap and dipstick are tightened to factory specs first.
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Juan_ORhea wrote:
If you're going to do this, do it right. Sink some hooks into the rafters and hang the scooter upside down from the ceiling. Make sure the fill cap and dipstick are tightened to factory specs first.
I mean heck, down here we ride them upside down anyways. It's perfectly fine.
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Shebalba wrote:
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Not sure if I can get it full vertical before it hits the rear mudflap,
...
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Shebalba wrote:
Then I was looking at my bicycles all lined up vertical on the wall (see photo), and thought.. sh*t. I wonder if there is a vertical wall mount for my GTS..?

Not sure if I can get it full vertical before it hits the rear mudflap, but maybe a ramp to ease the transition?

Has anyone seen a vertical wall mount for the GTS? Maybe a wheel cradle or a big hook?
In all this raucous discussion, I didn't notice anyone directly pointing out to the OP that a GTS could not be stored vertically with fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, or vented battery in place as all would leak through their vents. (now, if you wanted to completely dry the bike out, I suppose you could store it anyway you chose - you just couldn't ride it)
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In all this raucous discussion, I didn't notice anyone directly pointing out to the OP that a GTS could not be stored vertically (…)
Not? No way… unbelievable…
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It absolutely could.

Look at how my trucks hydraulic lift pulls them up and follow the same example.

Platform lowers flat to the wall. Hydraulic lift anchored into something heavy pulls up. Platform rolls up on its own wheels at the back.

Then you admire how well your $10,000 investment in aluminum, steel, hydraulics, and renovations worked out until you see all of your fluids start to slowly work their way through seals that were never designed for the bike to be in that kind of position.
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It may well turn out that upending the scoot is in fact the best way to do an oil change. Please try this and report back.
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Technically, I'm sure you could.

In practice, it would likely be an extremely sketchy idea... mainly because of the fluids, as previously mentioned. Maybe if you just wanted to display it as an art piece opposed to riding it, sure.
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Dooglas wrote:
In all this raucous discussion…
Raucous? I disagree. We got an Ironfoot illustration, an adri video and a handful of storage solutions… especially if you have a 20' garage ceilings.
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Just have some of this at hand.
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Problem solved!
Simply place the new VSS (Vertical Storage Spacer) from the official Vespa accessories under...
Simply place the new VSS (Vertical Storage Spacer) from the official Vespa accessories under...
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greasy125 wrote:
nah man... I went straight to pallet racks. I knew better that to faff about.

besides those things can't really hold a fully loaded 60's muscle car V8 and transmission.

however, the basic fact holds true-- it doesn't matter how big your garage is, it always needs to be at least one bike, car or machine bigger.
Industrial grade 👍🏽👍🏽
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Nerd emoticon
Nice.
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Still waiting to see photos of a GTS stored pinata style.
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Still waiting to see photos of a GTS stored pinata style.
I know, it's not the same, but I had to check....
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Based on the paint job and lack of miles on the odometer, that might be a Vietbodge pinata....
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If you hang it vertically, all the candy will fall out. You'll need a dish or the two second rule to enjoy.
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If you manage to clean this with your own self. Then you are amazing I always need anybody to help out now I don't remember what's the last time I did this. But it looks like you did a great job.
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