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Modding my new GTS300

Last post 02-24-2017 11:54 AM by Mike Holland. 85 replies.
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  • 02-19-2017 08:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    Rod Fountain:

    Pull over rider says that tall slender uniformed gentleman with his sunnys on and cap pulled well down over his forehead --Licence please--Is that really the year you were born ??? better blow into this bag and run this applicator over your tongue a couple of times

    Have you been drinking or taking illegal drugs because guys of your age dont normally ride at that speed

    I clocked you at 70klm over the speed limit and on a vehicle of that size its a wonder you didnt blow the engine up

    Wheels of that size are not meant to rotate that quickly

    So please step over here and put your hands behind your back

     

     

    Not just the oldies Wink

    Image result for scooter stopped by police

    Tha' can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but tha' can't tell 'im much
  • 02-23-2017 11:33 AM In reply to

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    So no nasty surprises Rod? When you get time, you should write up a point  inventory of your upgrade(s). Then include what is remaining that you would like to undertake  ... for those of us who love the personalized ride(s).

  • 02-23-2017 01:29 PM In reply to

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    Rod here -- I didnt mod anything --I think its Mike who should be doing a report --but then it might take a lot of fun out of it

    riding for fun
  • 02-23-2017 05:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    OK, here goes. Mods so far  --

    Remove all the excess chrome Vespa and GTS300 emblems on the sides

    Remove the front mudguard reflectors

    Bitubo front shock

    Brembo front brake caliper

    Old style GTS front mudguard ornament - no black plastic 

    Headlight chrome rim

    FAR black mirrors

    Leather lever covers

    Audicator turn signal beeper

    Solo saddle  -  further modified to remove hump 

    Topbox

    Akrapovic exhaust

    Air filter mod

    Earlier GTS tail light - no chrome rim

    Malossi V4 282 cc cylinder and piston and head

    Malossi RS24 rear shocks

    Malossi red clutch springs

    Malossi Lambda Emulator

    NGK CR8EKB plug

    Fuel injector IWP158

    Polini 6-roller variator with 12.5 gram rollers

    Wasp emblem on the back of the topbox 

    In the pipeline,I have a later GTS300FL horn cover, the Vietnamese version, waiting to be painted matching blue. The 12.5 gram rollers might be replaced with 13.5gram ones, as I feel the engine is revving a bit high. I miss the rev counter that the 250 had. And the Akra seems a bit loud (maybe because the engine is revving harder?), and I might re-pack it. But I need to re-check those inaccessible nuts that hold the exhaust manifold on first.

    Just topped up the crankcase oil. The engine is burning oil like a two-stroke, but that is normal for a new Malossi kit. Should settle down quickly.  

    I think that covers everything.

  • 02-23-2017 06:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    So besides going like a rocket, it'll look good too

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 02-23-2017 09:24 PM In reply to

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    Sorry Mike, as soon as I walked away from the computer it occurred to me that I had my wires crossed. Very impressive. With that level of adeptitude, and passion, I should have purhased your 250, which as you pointed out was good buying.

    Thanks for posting this. I will study it in detail just for the knowledge of it. 

  • 02-23-2017 11:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    aspro boy you should have bought Mike's old one

    Image result for Mike Holland vespa

    Tha' can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but tha' can't tell 'im much
  • 02-24-2017 09:00 AM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    Except that a lot of the mods that were on that bike are now on the new one  -  Brembo caliper, Malossi rear shocks, Malosi V4 cylinder head, headlight rim, Audicator, leather lever covers. But she sure was beautiful  -  won the concourse d'elegance at the Sydney scooter rally.

    Mike

     

     

     

  • 02-24-2017 09:53 AM In reply to

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    Sure looks good in that livery  ... I had noted earlier that mods. had been removed. I'm not a red sort of guy, but the vintage red looks awesome, especially with the accents. So my eye for detail tells me that you have a spare wheel set Mike?

  • 02-24-2017 10:51 AM In reply to

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    Why are Fire engines always red

    Because they are always Russian

     

    riding for fun
  • 02-24-2017 11:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Modding my new GTS300

    No extra wheel sets. I had the original wheels painted by Collide-a-scope, and then stuck silver vinyl strips around the rims.

    I would like to have the wheels on my new scooter painted matching blue, but it is a bit expensive. One day, when I am feeling rich!

     

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