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This is my first post.
I don't own a Vespa but love them and have the opportunity to buy a GT60 here in New Zealand. The GT60 has been garaged and cared for but has 29,500kms on the clock.
I would use it for commuting only in summer and never in the rain in the Marlborough sounds, on Queen Charlotte drive, a beautiful coastal part of NZ. The commute is 66km return each day. I'd expect to put about 3500km on it each year.
I look after things and will maintain it.
I'm uncertain about how many kms a Vespa will handle and if there are things I should look for specifically with this bike
Very much appreciate any help and advice
Brian, Picton, New Zealand.
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Vespa GT60
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Location: Fareham UK
 
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Hi and welcome,
My GT60 is my daily runner, although quite rare (limited edition, first of the GTV variants) they are built to last and reach a decent mileage (double yours?) if regularly maintained especially replacing transmission components as per the schedule and the frame is in sound condition.
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That mileage is not excessive, you dont say how old the scoot is , but someone commuting could easily put 10/12 k per year. I would be
looking at. Does the bike have any service history, what are the tyres like, lastly is there any evidence of any crash damage.
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At a little over 18,000 miles that's not a deal breaker. 50,000+ miles is a realistic lifespan for these bikes. Can you maintain the bike yourself? I'd ask for paperwork on coolant flush, brake fluid flush, valve adjustment and belt replacement. If there is no record for any of these things, and you need a shop to get the scooter up to snuff, factor that into your offer.
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