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I fitted this on my 08 S and my friend told me that its a bit of a hazzard if it ever comes loose. Any tips?
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If it has three attach points on each side, six in total, as it appears to have in the photo, and are occasionally checked, I don't see worrying about it falling off as a very practical concern.
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If it has three attach points on each side, six in total, as it appears to have in the photo, and are occasionally checked, I don't see worrying about it falling off as a very practical concern.
Thanks , it has 4 points actually, the 2 on the back have no bolts on them.
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Maybe you want to add bolts for the back? Drill holes and then paint inside them to avoid rust?
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I'll acknowledge that the plastic front fender on a modern Vespa is fairly delicate and easily broken. On the other hand, a tubular bumper is unlikely to provide much protection against rear ending another vehicle or hitting a solid obstacle. Perhaps it would protect the front of the plastic fender if you rolled the scooter against something in your garage, but I can't imagine it would provide much more protection than that. What have others experienced?
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I'll acknowledge that the plastic front fender on a modern Vespa is fairly delicate and easily broken. On the other hand, a tubular bumper is unlikely to provide much protection against rear ending another vehicle or hitting a solid obstacle. Perhaps it would protect the front of the plastic fender if you rolled the scooter against something in your garage, but I can't imagine it would provide much more protection than that. What have others experienced?
To be honest i fitted it more for looks...the thing that worries me is comming loose at elevated (ish) speed....
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Is it this one? Add some blue loc-tite to the bolts and call it a day. I'm thinking your friend is making crap up to scare you.
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I'll acknowledge that the plastic front fender on a modern Vespa is fairly delicate and easily broken. On the other hand, a tubular bumper is unlikely to provide much protection against rear ending another vehicle or hitting a solid obstacle. Perhaps it would protect the front of the plastic fender if you rolled the scooter against something in your garage, but I can't imagine it would provide much more protection than that. What have others experienced?
I think that it's just a cosmetic 'Bling' accessory, with no practical protective purpose. Bumping into anything with any real force would likely crack the fender at it's mount points anyway.

It just looks kind of nice, but that's probably about it.
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retro s wrote:
To be honest i fitted it more for looks...the thing that worries me is comming loose at elevated (ish) speed....
If it were on my GTS, I wouldn't concern myself about that very much, just check the mounting bolts/screws once in a while....or perhaps just grab hold of it and feel if its coming loose.
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Thank you all for the hints..
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