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Curious to know this: for those of you who bought your Piaggio or Vespa brand-new from your authorised dealer, did they ever fill out the warranty booklet information each time they did service? The booklet says service information must be filled out each time and mailed (by the dealer) to PiaggioUSA each time. But my booklet is totally blank.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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It's a legacy item - it's all done online now.
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blank when bought used.......no dealer info even!
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Yeah, I was wondering too. Shouldn't all of this stuff be done online? Why the booklet with such ominous words like, and I paraphrase, "If this information isn't mailed to us your warranty is VOID!"

Oh well...maybe it's for times when the internet is "down". Razz emoticon
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I think I threw mine out. I have not been back to my dealer since I bought my GTS250 two years ago. I even bought and replaced my fuel pump myself. I don't trust anyone working on my baby.
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Monit wrote:
I even bought and replaced my fuel pump myself. I don't trust anyone working on my baby.
I did the same....
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The shop didn't even fill out the book when they did my first service. I asked them about it the next time I was by and they actually laughed. The address on the booklet no longer exists. I am keeping all records of service but not worrying about sending it to Vespa.
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The vehicle retains its value better if the service history is known. Even if you do the service by your self, you should write about it to the warranty book.

Would you buy second hand scooter without service history? I would not. Or then it has to be very cheap scooter.
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I believe most authorized dealers are on the Vespa computer network. My dealer told me that the warranty book and service coupons weren't needed because they entered all the data when they serviced the bike. Of course, if you turn your own wrenches, save receipts for parts and record the date and mileage.
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When it's time to sell your scooter, how do you prove it's properly serviced, if at all, if you cannot show service history from booklet. Any kind of booklet is better than nothing. Sure it's not bullet proof evidence, but it shows that some caring has been done. Sure there is something also on someones hard disk somewhere, but no one knows how long.

I just trade my scooter to new, and dealer was very happy when I had old scooter's booklet with markings.

Let them laugh if you ask for proper markings and stamp to booklet. It's their job to do things right, and you pay for it.
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I write things down in the book so i can remember. I will admit i just started to do it but i can't remember stuff as well anymore. I guess you could get a print out from the dealer if you sell the scoot but what happens if they close? I'd still write it down in the book. Just my thoughts.
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