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Congratulations, Jess!

As much as I liked my GT, I'm *really* happy with the GTS. I haven't really noticed the smoothness issue at low speeds that you mentioned, so maybe you'll be able to work through that one.

Needless to say, I like your taste (RED, Faco mid-size & GIVI - don't forget just a bit of chrome! )

Jim
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Kick A$$!
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jess wrote:
The only place where it falls down (and only a little) is the smoothness at low speed, where it's a bit thumpy, much like the LX is. The GT, when properly adjusted and when the transmission is relatively free of dust, is smoother at low speed than the GTS.
I've noticed that too. The GT I rode had 3200 miles on it though, so I figure when you get a few grand on the odo, the GTS will get a little silkier. However, it's a longer stroke, it's gonna throb it bit more.
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Darn you Jess

How many scoots is that now????

You really got the bug I see.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
How many scoots is that now????
Trust me, I'll be thinning the herd soon.
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jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

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jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

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Hey! you guys are parked on the wrong side of the street!! dr
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Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

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Hey! you guys are parked on the wrong side of the street!! dr[/quote]

Good ole blighty.....we was just leaving on a journey from east of England to the west of Wales....what a day....
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Black GTS
boo wrote:
jess wrote:
Bryce Ludwig wrote:
Slick, but you'll want a windscreen on that puppy too if you're going to wind it up to its top end.
Indeed. I was already thinking that. I'm thinking the mid-sized Faco.
Jess ive just put the very same on my gts and i highly recommend it.
I now reach the top end easily.....on the black gts......but ear plugs are needed....

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Black GTS with BLACK upholstery? Is that non-US spec only? Or custom?
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Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
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Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
And it looks damn good!! 8)
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Tenby rally,Boo??

Any good?
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Man, that blue and black really looks slick! I wouldn't have thought so but it really does.
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Matt...
I just had the seat and rear rest re-covered in blue and black leather....
it's gorgeous!!
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Tenby rally,Boo??

Any good?
Scoots

Tenby was lovely...people were friendly...very good rally...
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I heard attendance was down a bit on last year...any truth in that??

PS that your GP/PX in your avatar? Saw that at Hemsby,year before last..VERY nice,my friend...
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Tenby...

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Damn,looks just like Margate!!
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Scoots wrote:
I heard attendance was down a bit on last year...any truth in that??

PS that your GP/PX in your avatar? Saw that at Hemsby,year before last..VERY nice,my friend...
Yes mate thats my gp with the vespa lump in it...its for sale at the minute as i never use it...the gts has won me over mate...

1st time at tenby mate....don`t know bout last year....
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Yeah,they are addictive,aren't they? That's why my PX had to go..I just never rode it any more!



I saw that and said to my Mrs.."Look,a RELIABLE Lammy!!"
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