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GT 200
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My Gt200 is winderful. The seat causes some issues. When I ride w/ my wife and hit a bump or simply ride for awhile we end up scruntched near the front of the seat. We're constantly having to move back towards the trunk.
I have the seat w/the strap in the middle which seams to tilts froward a bit.

Are there other Vespa seats we can by to eliminate this problem? Is Vespa aware of this?
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Aloha and welcome to the forum. Happens to me on the LX all the time also. Maybe a top case with a back pad and some better after market high foot rests may help or a custom seat from corbin/pirate might help. Because the scooters are small and were adults (bigger people) it's gonna happen. I don't have passengers very often so hopefully others who do have something worked out. Love to see some pics of your LX sometime Ride safe
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Hooked
GTS300ie, '22 Primavera 150
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Re: I slide forward when a passanger rides with me
Scotty L wrote:
My Gt200.... hit a bump or simply ride for awhile we end up scruntched near the front of the seat. We're constantly having to move back towards the trunk.
The GT200 seat is not level, the passenger end inclines upward which tends to slide passengers forward. The GTS seats appear to have been redesigned to eliminate that problem.
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The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
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2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
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The GTV split seat could be one solution (and I'm not just saying that because I'm selling mine).
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Haven't I read about using spacers under the front attachment points of the GTV seat to change the angle of the seat and eliminate the forward slide? Wouldn't this work with any GT/GTS seat?
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Fly 150, Stella
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I am afraid...
it may be time to get the wife her own scooter.
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2009 GTS 250ie
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As I mentioned in an earlier posting, I tend to sit pretty far back on my 250 anyway. In fact, my butt sits on top of that carved dividing ridge that separates the driver's half of the seat from the passenger's. I hate sitting forward and upright, the way the seat wants me to. I have to stretch out, with my arms nearly straight. Just feel more comfortable that way. As a result, when I do ride with a passenger, I'm forced to sit forward and I always feel awkward, off balance and dorky. Despite that ridge in the middle of the seat, I find my 250 very comfortable, even on longer rides.
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