Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:00 am

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was 2006 GT200, then 2009 LXV 150, now 2012 GT300 SS
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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:00 am linkquote
Folks,

The little button that electrically opens the seat lock on my GT200 is a great feature. I'm wondering about the feasability of splitting off that line and installing a similar, solenoid fired lock opener for the matching Vespa top case. What do you think?

I'd never have to carry a second key and it'd be disabled and secured once the bike handlebars are turned and locked (the seat will not open when it bike is locked down).

I really can't see a downside....

Steve
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:36 am

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:36 am linkquote
would be cool but does make it possible to open it while you are riding.

An alternative to the second key issue it to re-key the top case. It's not that hard, done about 10 of them so far. How To: Re-Key Your Top Case
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:52 pm

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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
 
Hooked
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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:52 pm linkquote
Great suggestion. I'm going for it. Thank you!

Steve
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:51 pm

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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
 
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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:51 pm linkquote
Done. Worked like a charm. Had to remove only two keys. One simplification comment...

each wafer only has three possible sizes. Key all there, key half there, or key all gone. This rule seems to make sense. Using this, I found that I only had to swap two wafer pairs and remove two. No measuring necessary.

Thank you again.

One Key Man...
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:01 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:01 pm linkquote
keying stuff
That is fantastic and calculated.
There is a faster more savage way if you are ancy and feel you will f-it up.
Pull cyl.
put key in cyl.
go to your grinder, grind the remaining wafers flat.
Replace.
Crack a beer and laugh at the guy who lost all his springs.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:22 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:22 pm linkquote
i have a complete electrical unit and seat latch for a GT, I think that might work even better, Let me know!
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:56 pm

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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
 
Hooked
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Posts: 107
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:56 pm linkquote
thanks for the offer, but I'm set now.

One key is key.
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