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Alright, finally got the time to put on my CRG Lane Splitters and Jettin Bar ends (thanks for hooking up the matte black for me Nyle/John). I've wanted them for a while and am really psyched to get them on. I filled in the holes where the stock mirros were (thanks sfarchie - fellow MVer) using epoxy - sanded it down and then repainted them - was very easy. Also, got rid of my GTS seat and replaced with a plain, black, humpless GT seat.

I have to say, I've ridden a lot of bikes, I think the CRG mirrors are one of the best mods I've done. My line of sight is drastically better than with the stock mirrors. With the convex design, I can see everything behind me, a huge improvement. I really feel like they make riding a lot safer.

Also, I've got the GIVI 460 top case with the silver matching lid. The color match is really close and I think looks great due to the Silver/Matte combo. I know people say the smaller case is better but I love the 460. I can fit a briefcase in it, 2 full face helmets etc. I frequently ride my 25 mile ride from NJ into NYC and never have any problems due to its size.
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Scorpion exhaust - no problems with it yet!
Scorpion exhaust - no problems with it yet!
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no more Mouse ears!
no more Mouse ears!
LOVE the CRG Mirrors and the Jettin ends are perfect for the MOD
LOVE the CRG Mirrors and the Jettin ends are perfect for the MOD
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very nice! glad you finally got the mirrors on. looks like you did a good job with sealing the mirror holes, too! thought about powdercoating my crashbars black, too. but that can wait...nice lookin' bike!
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100 Modern Vespa originality points,

Nice personalization.

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100 Modern Vespa originality points,

Nice personalization.

Manny
Thanks, totally addicted to modifying my GTS. Really love it. MV is GREAT!
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Welcome to Raider Nation!

Seriously nice deal on the front stripes and removing the mirrors gives it a nice sporty look.
My Scorpion is working out fine as well by the way. Maybe we're the lucky ones
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GREAT JOB!!! Absolutely love the color.
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Cooling Vents
Your scoots awsome!!
i used to light my cooling vents...
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Is that a normal discoloration on your scorpion exhaust?
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Is that a normal discoloration on your scorpion exhaust?
Thats the scorpion titanium exhaust color.
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osteopath wrote:
Is that a normal discoloration on your scorpion exhaust?
Thats the scorpion titanium exhaust color.
Set yours aside for me Dave! Mikey wants!
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Looks very nice. Good job.
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Did the CRG mirrors or the Jettin bar end have to be modified to fit so nicely together?
Also did you use the 4oz or 15 oz barends from Jettin?
Nicely done modification and an inspiration for me.
I may have to steal your idea
Thanks
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Did the CRG mirrors or the Jettin bar end have to be modified to fit so nicely together?
Also did you use the 4oz or 15 oz barends from Jettin?
Nicely done modification and an inspiration for me.
I may have to steal your idea
Thanks
The only modification you have to do is replace one of the screws. A fellow MVer passed this on to me: "To spare you time from figuring which size bolt to get, I got the 5mm x 16mm cap screw socket bolts from Home Depot and they fit perfectly. Only $.48 for 2. But you may as well get 4 because they only came in black while the CRG bolts are silver. The black looks nice since the arm is black." Other than that, plug and play! As for the bar ends, I went with the heavier ones. Seems the general feeling is that heavier is better for reducing the wobble. The guys at Jettin are great. One warning - the CRG mirrors are expensive - $85 each - but they are solid - again, I love the modification, now I can actually see what's going on behind me!

The only other thing you may want to do is fill in the holes from where the old mirrors were. If you want to do it, I can pass along the "How to". Good luck!
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omg i love the crg lane splitters I so want them on my ET.. can i stick em on my ET????
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omg i love the crg lane splitters I so want them on my ET.. can i stick em on my ET????
yep, there are two ways to do it, 1) cut back the grip to make room to mount them to handle bars or 2) they have a little extender that you mount to the bars and then mount the CRGs. Good luck.
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did you get those rims powdercoated? they look kinda matte black.
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did you get those rims powdercoated? they look kinda matte black.
yep
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yeaha
someone else quoted it was about 15 per rim to get that done, is that about right?
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someone else quoted it was about 15 per rim to get that done, is that about right?
yeah, if you can just had over the rims it should be about $15 to $35 per wheel assuming the person who is doing it does a lot of this stuff.

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Alright, finally got the time to put on my CRG Lane Splitters and Jettin Bar ends (thanks for hooking up the matte black for me Nyle/John). I've wanted them for a while and am really psyched to get them on. I filled in the holes where the stock mirros were (thanks sfarchie - fellow MVer) using epoxy - sanded it down and then repainted them - was very easy. Also, got rid of my GTS seat and replaced with a plain, black, humpless GT seat.

I have to say, I've ridden a lot of bikes, I think the CRG mirrors are one of the best mods I've done. My line of sight is drastically better than with the stock mirrors. With the convex design, I can see everything behind me, a huge improvement. I really feel like they make riding a lot safer.

Also, I've got the GIVI 460 top case with the silver matching lid. The color match is really close and I think looks great due to the Silver/Matte combo. I know people say the smaller case is better but I love the 460. I can fit a briefcase in it, 2 full face helmets etc. I frequently ride my 25 mile ride from NJ into NYC and never have any problems due to its size.
MAN!!!! I love your 250!!!! I just bought a 2009 GTS 250 Super in White. I want to do kinda what you did but just do some cowl bars and rear foot rests. I do like the brake levers too!! Awesome ride. more pics please!
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powder coatings
Also,

was it difficult finding a body shop to do the work ? or did yu go to a specialty place? I think on mine i want to do the rear foot rests, maybe brake levers, and if i get them a set of cowl protectors.

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Excellent i really like that...
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Very slick!

I think this spells future 'scooter of the month' contestant.
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Very slick!

I think this spells future 'scooter of the month' contestant.
I'd be honored!
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So how much was it to get the rims, and how long does it take to do it.
I would love to do that to my GTS, is this by you or in NYC?
Also how'd you paint the rest of the stuff or is it done by someone else?
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damn very clean! have you thought about the jettin' visors? i think that'd be really nice on your scoot... i've got the black shorty on my black gt200 and it really compliments the lines of the vespa perfectly.
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