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Thanks for the update. I wonder if the seat cover will be less slippery as you ride it more. I took the OEM seat off my GTV and put a GTS seat in its place just to avoid constantly sliding forward.
Welcome. Time will tell on decreased slipperiness. I don't mind it as I don't find a problem sliding forward and like to be able to move around easily. I am sure Suzy could address whether a given material would be slippery. The blue carbon has that shiny finish, also slippery.

Also, clothing will surely impact that as well, the pants I was wearing are thin and smooth.
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Welcome. Time will tell on decreased slipperiness. I don't mind it as I don't find a problem sliding forward and like to be able to move around easily. I am sure Suzy could address whether a given material would be slippery. The blue carbon has that shiny finish, also slippery.

Also, clothing will surely impact that as well, the pants I was wearing are thin and smooth.
You're right, I forgot how much the type of pants changes things. I mostly wear nylon Columbia cargo pants in the summer. They are slicker than snot on a doorknob no matter what the seat is made of.
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Sunrise over DC and the Washington Monument, last one for a while of this view, getting repetitive and sunlight reflecting off the new cover showing the different shades depending on light.
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Out and about. Marine Corps Memorial (one of my favorite places especially at sunrise), Air Force Memorial from a distance to get it all in, and the five-sided building although not panoramic.
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Sunrise over DC and the Washington Monument, last one for a while of this view, getting repetitive and sunlight reflecting off the new cover showing the different shades depending on light.
Epic pic of the monument, love it!
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Epic pic of the monument, love it!
Thanks. That spot is right by our house on Fort Myer so I get to see it daily. Never tire of that view with the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
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The start of a new journey. With my origin divided between southern Italy and the Netherlands, I have always had a strong connection with the traditions of Salento. Good food, tasty wine, a relaxed lifestyle, strong coffee and of course the bee and the wasp. As a child, seeing thousands whizz by but always postponed due to my down-to-earth and practical Dutch genes.

Time to let my heart speak. This lady, a white innocent, has barely driven 500km and has been my new and hopefully faithful road companion since last month. During her maiden ride I took her to a castle in the Netherlands for a photo session. She could visibly enjoy it.
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Welcome to MV, beautiful photos.
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The start of a new journey. With my origin divided between southern Italy and the Netherlands, I have always had a strong connection with the traditions of Salento. Good food, tasty wine, a relaxed lifestyle, strong coffee and of course the bee and the wasp. As a child, seeing thousands whizz by but always postponed due to my down-to-earth and practical Dutch genes.

Time to let my heart speak. This lady, a white innocent, has barely driven 500km and has been my new and hopefully faithful road companion since last month. During her maiden ride I took her to a castle in the Netherlands for a photo session. She could visibly enjoy it.
She's a classy lady. I hope she's as faithful and willing as you are.
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My kids on my grandfather's Vespa
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The Isle of Wight England today.
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The Isle of Wight England today.
Nice one. New 23 model right. I was choosing between this one and the white one. Do you live there? It is beautiful
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Yes I live on the island,it's funny because I couldn't decide between the white and this one.
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Yes I live on the island,it's funny because I couldn't decide between the white and this one.
You definitely made the right choice 👍
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Yes I live on the island,it's funny because I couldn't decide between the white and this one.
I went to the shop intent on buying the light green one, but then saw the beige one like yours and bought that instead. Most beautiful Vespa I have ever owned.

But I have painted the transmission cover and exhaust heatshield black.
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I went to the shop intent on buying the light green one, but then saw the beige one like yours and bought that instead. Most beautiful Vespa I have ever owned.

But I have painted the transmission cover and exhaust heatshield black.
At our shop they have a shop-custom version in which ALL chrome has been replaced by matte blacks. Including the logo's and the trims.
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I did that black-out with my blue 2015 model, but I think the chrome looks good on this one - I've even come to accept the chrome around the instruments.
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I did that black-out with my blue 2015 model, but I think the chrome looks good on this one - I've even come to accept the chrome around the instruments.
A smart decision and the red Piaggio badge is a lovely touch.
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I did that black-out with my blue 2015 model, but I think the chrome looks good on this one - I've even come to accept the chrome around the instruments.
Love the blue Gts great looking scooter.
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A smart decision and the red Piaggio badge is a lovely touch.
I'm thinking a Bitubo front shock with a red spring would look great too, but I don't know how much riding benefit I would get with it on a 2023 model.
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I'm thinking a Bitubo front shock with a red spring would look great too, but I don't know how much riding benefit I would get with it on a 2023 model.
Probably plenty once the factory one needs replaced in a few years.
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Out for a ride in the English countryside
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Out for a ride in the English countryside
Looking good with that new luggage. LOVE IT!
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Looking good with that new luggage. LOVE IT!
Thanks,just making the most of the sunshine before winter sets in.
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Went for a ride today and stumbled across this amazing 8th century church that was rebuilt in 1070.
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I envy the history you get to ride through. All that existed in Minnesota, just 200 years ago, was Loon Shit and Mosquitos. Oh, and maybe a Native American Teepee.

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Our Minnesota State Bird the Loon.  Beautiful sound they make across the Lakes. A very haunting call.
Our Minnesota State Bird the Loon. Beautiful sound they make across the Lakes. A very haunting call.
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I envy the history you get to ride through. All that existed in Minnesota, just 200 years ago, was Loon Shit and Mosquitos. Oh, and maybe a Native American Teepee.

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Yes bob lots of very old buildings here on the island,in fact my local pub was built in 1454,but my favourite pub was a pirates smuggler pub built in 1600s,I'll see if I can get a photo of it if you're interested.
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Even if he isn't, I sure am. Piracy and smuggling.....tax evasion specialists of old. Like Lewis Hamilton's private jet, only half a century ago.
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My 2009 GTS300S at the Waiau Ferry Bridge (built 1887)South Island New Zealand.
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Absolutely, keep those photos coming. Probably my best reason to be on this forum. We have a short riding Season here in Frostbite Falls Minnesota. I get to follow all your adventures when my scooters are garage bound and in storage for the Winter.

I also enjoy the regular BS banter.

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My gts 250ie 2007
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Muriel104,

Looks like new. You must have had that beauty garaged inside to miss all the hurricanes that have hit Puerto Rico. Fine looking scoot.

Welcome to the forum.

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That is a gorgeous ride! As pristine as that is, I gotta ask how many miles?
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