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Just browsing and found the following items that may be of varying amounts of interest.

1. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VESPA-GTS-125-4T-GTV-300-EXHAUST-REPAIR-GASKET-ALL-MODELS-/260897041179 A new type of exhaust gasket for only £7.99 including delivery. Seems worth a try as the others are at least double that price.

2. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VESPA-250-GTS-i-e-/140727198820 Interesting looking GTS with rather unusual suspension set-up at the front that I have never seen before.

3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VESPA-ADJUSTABLE-Driver-FlyScreen-GT-GTS-125-250-300-/270798681621 Innovative height adjustable screen by Faco.

Charles
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I really like the seat on the GTS in #2. All the seller says about it is that it has been flattened out. Wish I knew more because I'd get that done to mine in a hearbeat!
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Interesting stuff.

Not sure I would have taken the entire front end off to fix some shake, but he obviously fixed it, even if by using a dual fork he's lost some of the Vespas characteristic monoshock look.

I note he's getting a 300 anyway Laughing emoticon

Reminds me of T5Bitsa69s...he'll love the black on that, oh yes Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
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On listing #2:
I'd be suspicious of those front forks and the possibility of an accident replacement...
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Jonniedee wrote:
On listing #2:
I'd be suspicious of those front forks and the possibility of an accident replacement...
+1. A risky move putting these on a bike only 3-4 years old (2009). A clean, shiny, stock bike will always sell more readily - about £2000-2300 in the UK currently. I'll be interested to see what this one goes for.

Wonder how he extended/lowered the rear panels? And its reminded me how much I hate checkerplate - it probably grips less than the original runners

Mind, there's a long history of UK scooterists doing great, weird and sometimes downright daft mods on their scoots - we're well known for it Laughing emoticon
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Treppenwitz wrote:
I really like the seat on the GTS in #2. All the seller says about it is that it has been flattened out. Wish I knew more because I'd get that done to mine in a hearbeat!
Trep - I asked the question for you and got the following, detailed and helpful answer so you can go do it yourself now with full confidence...


Dear charlesmarks,

Made it from the old one, quite easy really
- tnttown1978



Perhaps someone can add the above to the Projects Wiki thing - I am sure it will come in useful! Crying or Very sad emoticon
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charlesm wrote:
Treppenwitz wrote:
I really like the seat on the GTS in #2. All the seller says about it is that it has been flattened out. Wish I knew more because I'd get that done to mine in a hearbeat!
Trep - I asked the question for you and got the following, detailed and helpful answer so you can go do it yourself now with full confidence...


Dear charlesmarks,

Made it from the old one, quite easy really
- tnttown1978



Perhaps someone can add the above to the Projects Wiki thing - I am sure it will come in useful! Crying or Very sad emoticon
Ah, those laconic Brits. Masters of understatement.
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You loose the advantage of the easy wheel removal with that conventional type of front fork, one of my favorite features of Vespas. Personally I'd go the other way and figure out how to make the rear tire as easily removeable -- without having to pull that finicky exhaust!

Looks like he's including the original front end as well, from the pictures, so I suspect it's not an accident replacement but an attempt at DIY improvment. Hats off for the effort, even though misplaced in this case, in my opinion!

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Those appear to be Gilera Runner front forks
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dchernikoff wrote:
You loose the advantage of the easy wheel removal with that conventional type of front fork, one of my favorite features of Vespas. Personally I'd go the other way and figure out how to make the rear tire as easily removeable -- without having to pull that finicky exhaust!

Looks like he's including the original front end as well, from the pictures, so I suspect it's not an accident replacement but an attempt at DIY improvment. Hats off for the effort, even though misplaced in this case, in my opinion!

-Dan
On my ET4 I have a PM Tuning pipe, it makes removing the rear wheel very easy as the exhaust comes apart in two pieces so you don't have to get under the bike and remove the whole thing. Very useful.
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As I said over on the GTS forum that's gotta be someone from the GTSOC site. It's got one of my brothers designs that Smudger had made up into a decal on the horncast.
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Pepy27 wrote:
As I said over on the GTS forum that's gotta be someone from the GTSOC site. It's got one of my brothers designs that Smudger had made up into a decal on the horncast.
It's got a 'PROGRESSIONALS' sticker on the flyscreen too...
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Pepy27 wrote:
As I said over on the GTS forum that's gotta be someone from the GTSOC site. It's got one of my brothers designs that Smudger had made up into a decal on the horncast.
It's got a 'PROGRESSIONALS' sticker on the flyscreen too...
Oh yeh.... 8)
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AKP wrote:
dchernikoff wrote:
You loose the advantage of the easy wheel removal with that conventional type of front fork, one of my favorite features of Vespas. Personally I'd go the other way and figure out how to make the rear tire as easily removeable -- without having to pull that finicky exhaust!

Looks like he's including the original front end as well, from the pictures, so I suspect it's not an accident replacement but an attempt at DIY improvment. Hats off for the effort, even though misplaced in this case, in my opinion!

-Dan
On my ET4 I have a PM Tuning pipe, it makes removing the rear wheel very easy as the exhaust comes apart in two pieces so you don't have to get under the bike and remove the whole thing. Very useful.
Well that sounds like an improvement. The GTS also has a 2-piece exhaust pipe design, but the coupling has a $40 metal gasket that is easy to damage so it doesn't encourage you separating the pipe there.

I like the original (vintage) Vespa design where iirc you didn't need to mess with ANYTHING to get the rear wheel off, just take off the cowel cover (by hand, no tools needed) and undo the 4 wheel bolts, just like on the front.

-Dan
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Maybe I was right about the checkerplate - that GTS has had no bids yet with a day or so of the auction left. Other 'stock' GTS are clocking up healthy bids as usual.

I guess he's going to suffer for his art
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Is that a rattle can paint job?
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Is that a rattle can paint job?
I should think so. Looks like the front end shown in a seperate pic was the original blue colour. The new one looks Satin Black.
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If it was a 125, I'd buy it.

Well, maybe. I'd have to do some research about them forks, and test ride it first.
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fatmanscoot wrote:
If it was a 125, I'd buy it.

Well, maybe. I'd have to do some research about them forks, and test ride it first.
My silver GTS125 will be up for sale in a month or two
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The Satin Black GTS went for £1600 at the final auction...
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