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Last post 09-25-2016 11:27 AM by Rod Fountain. 13 replies.
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  • 09-20-2016 09:59 PM

    Sold my GTS250

    Had my Vintage Red GTS250 on sale for several months. Many enquiries, but no followup. Today I sold it to another ex-South African guy from Wahroonga, for $3500. He got a bargain.

    I am quite sure I would have got $4000 if I lived nearer the city. The problem was I live too far out, .I'm sure anyone who actually came to see and test ride the scooter would have gladly paid $4000 for it.

    I was sorry to see Old Red go, as we had spent a lot of time together and I had invested a lot of love and money on her. But now that I have a little more cash in hand I can think of a few more mods for New Blue, some cosmetic and some performance. Need some more bonding to take place with her.

    I have the rubber floor mat which damaged the floorboards of Old Red. I would like to fit it to New Blue, but I first have to figure a way to protect the floor boards underneath it  -  some masking tape, perhaps.

     I also have the Malossi V4 piston, cylinder and head which I removed from Old Red. The piston and cylinder are useless to me now, but I can use the head if I buy the V4 cylinder kit for the 300 (about $AU450). I am reluctant to modify my new scooter to that extent yet, but if I am going to, I must buy the cylinder kit before import tax comes into effect on all overseas purchases around July next year.

    Mike

  • 09-20-2016 10:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    Glad to hear that you sold the scooter and thanks for the heads up on the import tax Yes

    Motorcyclists use a plastic film to protect the paint work maybe it would work under the floor mat here is an article about it click

    Image result for 3M Scotchcal paint protection film

  • 09-21-2016 02:00 PM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: Sold my GTS250

    Sadly $3500 is probably about the right money , i notice the betterbikes.com.au have a very nice 06 Vintage Red 250 @$3490, i thought the Vintage Red's would have pulled a little more being that they are so rare , think it was only a handfull of 07 GTS's in that colour , ah well ya got rid of it thats all that matters , , have you got a few km's up on the Blue rocket yet???,re the floor mat , i've never managed to damage a floor yet , plus a mat would cover that lovely embossed battery cover , best not to wear ya footy boots when riding .Big Smile

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 09-21-2016 03:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    New Blue has only done 4300 km so far. Still loosening up. I have just fitted a Malossi Lambda Emulator to get the mixture a bit richer, and I have removed the Akra exhaust as it was too noisy. Plan to pull it open and check/replace the wadding.

    Thinking about getting the wheels painted blue to match, but keeping the shiny rims.

    Mike

     

     

     

  • 09-21-2016 04:38 PM In reply to

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    $3500 should buy a few bottles of Champers so tell us your address and nominate the time and we'll all come around and help you celebrate

    Let the good times roll

     

    riding for fun
  • 09-22-2016 05:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    So why did you re-configure ol red back to standard specs Mike?

  • 09-22-2016 06:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    Three reasons.

    1. I thought the scooter would sell better if it was standard, rather than one which had been modified extensively. 

    2. I intended to transfer a lot of the mods to my new scooter. The only ones which Would not fit on the 300 were the front Bitubo shock, the Malossi lambda emulator and the Malossi V4 piston, cylinder and head. But I removed the latter anyway for reason 3.

    3. The 250 had a minor problem. When I rode it hard up the M1 (F3) home after a long ride, the engine spewed a lot of oil through the breather tube into the air filter. That is the only time it happens, and I hoped returning to the stock cylinder and head would solve this, but it didn't. I guess the problem is with the pressure regulator on the crankcase oil pump. Otherwise the scooter behaves perfectly.

    As remarked above, some day I will fit that V4 head to the new scooter, when I can afford the 282cc cylinder and piston to go with it.

    Mike

     

     

  • 09-23-2016 09:32 AM In reply to

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    Mike --surely you havent spent all the $3500 and are now unable to purchase the 282 cylinder and piston and a few bottles of bubbly for your mates

    We were all looking forward to a bit of a piss up at your place .

     

    riding for fun
  • 09-23-2016 09:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    I was just curious. Thanks for letting me know. The GTS 300 is the scooter I wanted but could not justify the outlay against any current use. But that will change when I dispose of one of my vehicles, and don't spend as much time on the pushies - natural attrition. I wanted white, but do like the blue. A young woman pulled up next to me at the lights on a brand new blue example today. Her P plate was also brand new. They looked good ..

  • 09-24-2016 10:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    Are you back on the Viaggra Aspro boy

     

    riding for fun
  • 09-24-2016 11:04 AM In reply to

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    Rod Fountain:

    Are you back on the Viaggra Aspro boy

     

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  • 09-25-2016 10:04 AM In reply to

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    Viagra? Whatever for? The contrasting red and white P plate against the blue Vespa, looked good. Don't tell me you were thinking something else!

    Regards something else, I kid you not, a scooter riding young woman, of lovely Latin origin, pulled up at the traffic lights at the end of my street at the tail end of last summer. Nothing unusal about this in my district. She was riding what appeared to be a brand new white Piaggio Fly 150. Again, nothing unusal here. But she was dressed in only a skimpy bikini and glowing golden tan. She was however wearing a pair of colourful fashion sneakers and a new Momo helmet, as if that mattered. When the lights turned green she grabbed a handful of throttle, with passion, and was off like a robbers dog. Apparently they don't fall off in some countries. Reminded me of Sabrina on horseback.

    I kid you not.

  • 09-25-2016 11:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    Some people have no imagination when it comes to riding two-wheelers. I always wear gloves when I am about on my scooter.

     

     

  • 09-25-2016 11:27 AM In reply to

    Re: Sold my GTS250

    My hands dont seem to present a problem but the rest of the body does so i try to keep it covered not to upset others

     

    riding for fun
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