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Should I stick with my trusty but tatty and slightly rusty GT200 and spend some money on respraying and tidying it up or trade and go for a GTS300???
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I vote for cleaning up the GT. Classic great scooters. I suspect people will ell you to get a 300 but i like the 200's. Good luck
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judy wrote:
I vote for cleaning up the GT. Classic great scooters. I suspect people will ell you to get a 300 but i like the 200's. Good luck
I must admit that I do love the GT and she runs like a dream but is looking very tired and battered.
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You'll get more selling privately than you will in a trade. Dealers prefer incoming trades to be as mint and as low miles as possible.
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Does she run well? See what it would cost to get her painted and go from there. There are some people on here with high mileage GT'S. Good luck and it's a tough call.
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My vote is fix up the GT200. They are the same basic bike as the GTS, with a simpler, more reliable, but equally fast powertrain. If you paint it you can have any color you want.

Don't take my word regarding the benefits of the GT, have a look here;

GT 200 "Appreciation Society"...
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lionheart70 wrote:
I must admit that I do love the GT and she runs like a dream but is looking very tired and battered.
Sounds to me like you answered your own question, show your love in a nice clean-up and polish, maybe even a little new bling. I could trade in my GTS 250 for a 300 but I don't really see the benefit.
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There's something romantic about a guy that turns up to the club on a scooter he bought new 20-30 years ago. It makes you feel like you're own will be with you through the good and the bad times. Breakdowns become future stories over a beer and rides become legendary, especially when you get hailed on and your tent gets blows away. You look at the miles on the speedo and realise that the more miles on the clock the more photos in the album. In a way it defines you and what people come to expect of you. You get to know it intimately and there isn't one nut or bolt you haven't tightened with your own hands. You substitute newness for predictability. You love it's idiosyncrasies, it's flaws and shortfalls as it takes on a more human role in your life. You appreciate one more cold night it got you home safe. When you go for a ride on a sunny Sunday it's just the two of you, not the latest techo wiz bang on the market being riden by another rider. Selling my first would be like selling part of my family, part of my past and part of my identity. When I go, he goes, until then we're joined at the grips. I will buy more but I will always keep my first. I love him. Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Re: Stick or twist???
lionheart70 wrote:
Should I stick with my trusty but tatty and slightly rusty GT200 and spend some money on respraying and tidying it up or trade and go for a GTS300???
Pop in and see Dave at [url]www.thelondonscooterbodyshop.co.uk[/url] tell him you were sent by MV and see how the economics work out. You will probably be a lot better off financially sticking with the GT.

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Great post Monit. Big thumbs coming your way. BTW I think you have the best loioking scooter that I have ever seen.
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Follow Charles' advice - it'll cost a few hundred but all of that goes on the value, you get the paint-job you want, and you get to ride it for another year or two.
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vintage red matthew wrote:
Great post Monit. Big thumbs coming your way. BTW I think you have the best loioking scooter that I have ever seen.
Thank you.
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Re: Stick or twist???
charlesm wrote:
lionheart70 wrote:
Should I stick with my trusty but tatty and slightly rusty GT200 and spend some money on respraying and tidying it up or trade and go for a GTS300???
Pop in and see Dave at [url]www.thelondonscooterbodyshop.co.uk[/url] tell him you were sent by MV and see how the economics work out. You will probably be a lot better off financially sticking with the GT.

C
I've made my decision, I phoned Dave at the london scooter body shop today and he gave me an estimate, I'm going to see him tomorrow. My black GT200 is going to have the works, rust treatment and respray to vintage white, wheels powder coated gloss black. I'm also going to invest in a classic rack. She should look like new when finished, can't wait now. Thanks for the advice and opinions.
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