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New member here and a new to me 2013 GTS 300.
I'll be needing parts soon; it's a project. Is their dealerships that the forum members use and are happy with??
I'm in the north east US.
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https://scooterpartsco.com

tons of parts, great prices and fast shipping.

owner is a member here https://modernvespa.com/members/motovista

if you don't see it in stock, or can't find it on the site, ask. he'll usually have it and I'm sure if he doesn't have it, he can get it.
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Thks for jogging my memory. I think I bought parts from there for my other scooter, 07 LX150. Quite a few years ago.
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Spinmix wrote:
New member here and a new to me 2013 GTS 300.
I'll be needing parts soon; it's a project. Is their dealerships that the forum members use and are happy with??
I'm in the north east US.
Vespa Toronto
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Vespa Toronto
+1.

Not only a lot of knowledge there, but they keep a lot of stuff in stock for you to check out in person... If you want to look at every single GTS seat ever made in the history of time, Lou probably has one of each to show you lol
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Scooter West.
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Thks for suggesting all good shops.
I've used AF1 and I think scooter parts co. I remember AF1 was cheapest 7 years ago on my last project.
A little background on the scoot. 2013 GTS 300. Bought from original owner with only 8 (eight) miles on it. Have keys, title, cards, books etc.
The project part - it was a mouse condo out under a tarp.
It's running now. 10 miles now.
Had the .07-.5- steady red lite code.
Fixed now. Took every connector apart, contact cleaner at all including at throttle body, chewed wires, busted lock, etc.
I'll update. I'm very excited about it running.
After hours of cleaning
After hours of cleaning
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Doesn't hurt to support your local scooter shop for parts so they're there when you need them.
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Doesn't hurt to support your local scooter shop for parts so they're there when you need them.
True, but in my case, my 'local scooter shop' is 400 miles south of me.

For the record, I've had very good service from Scooterwest when I've needed various Vespa stuff.
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I'm in Mr. Backlund's position. Scooterwest's order's arrive in two days via cheap USPS shipping. My GTS sat idle for five years with 632 miles on it. So when I finally decided to fiddle with it Fabio was able to look at my invoices and sort out the rat's nest of electrical goodies to jog my memory, mind you that he remembered the original conversations. Alan was also helpful in purchasing a GTS with ESS front suspension from another dealer when he was out of them. This is old school school service like Jack's BMW in Bakersfield or the original Ozzie's BMW in Chico.
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Closest dealer 50 miles - postage less than gas.
Vespas aren't big in CT so less knowledge base at dealerships. No phone help in the past from local shops just "bring it in and we'll perform an accurate diagnosis" $$$.
Scooter West spent 10 minutes on phone helping me with a no start prob and advised me not to buy anything till I went through their punch list.
Saved me much. I needed nothing to get it running.
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My local dealer (before they were bought out and stopped selling scooters) kept almost nothing in stock and I had to order parts in person, pay in advance, and wait about 3 days for their next delivery, and then go pick them up in person. If I had a local shop close by which kept parts in stock for my BV I would definitely use them.

If you need something overnighted to you, go with ScooterWest. They keep a large inventory in stock. They generally are not the cheapest but have reasonable prices. I kind of feel like I owe them some of my business for all of the helpful youtube videos that they put up.

AF1 racing has parts manuals on their website which makes it easy to figure out exactly what you need. I really appreciate that. They have reasonable prices and their website is easy to use.

I just ordered brake pads from scooterpartsco and have used them in the past for other things. For the things that I order, they were easy to use and generally had the best prices.

There is also SIP. For me, their website is not user friendly and was too much of a hassle to use. Other members use them all of the time.

For batteries, motor oil, and radiator fluid I drive up to a very large non-vespa dealer (Burt's Mega Mall) and buy these off the shelf, unless I am already doing an online order someplace else, in which case I add these to the order and can usually get free or reduced shipping for placing a large enough order.
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