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Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,684
Posted By gogogordy
Indeed

Ive been a scooter rider since the early 1980's....with my own pre-conceived notions about the chinese bikes, (like everyone else probably has).

Im also no stranger to things mechanical, and fleet...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,684
Posted By gogogordy
Key West

JUST this week returned from Key West (first time) and saw it all....and nobody wasnt enjoying riding scooters there. Really makes me re-crave another 50cc 2T.....Aaaand I now know where all those...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,242
Posted By gogogordy
Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE...

Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE has something else going on in their lives; health, family, financially, emotionally to "fall back on".

But thats not an excuse to a free-pass to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By gogogordy
Nice

That's a very nice score. Congratulations and enjoy.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,185
Posted By gogogordy
Nice ride....

Great scooter too. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,844
Posted By gogogordy
Pentultimate 2-stroke Vespa

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4717353001.html


Wish I could....og paint, gorgeous
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,844
Posted By gogogordy
Rock-solid seller

I've known this seller for years:
http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic133773

PS-Jerseybiker...great thread seedling!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By gogogordy
Great scooter

The GTS is a GREAT scooter, warts and all. I personally know of several high mileage ones (60k mi+) and I have toured on mine, which is now almost 9 years old and still looks new.

I have 2...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By gogogordy
The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low...

The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low speed situations harder to handle than a proper 2- wheeler.

So it probably handles well at-speed on gravel but will likely prove super cumbersome at...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By gogogordy
Service

Service IS an issue, especially since Piaggio no longer imports this model into the US and the pool of MP3 savvy (trained) technicians is shrinking. Yes, the MP3 has it's own, unique to it service...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,822
Posted By gogogordy
As much as you'd like the Stella to be an...

As much as you'd like the Stella to be an Indian-made Vespa, its not. Its a Vespa-like tribute bike made by a former licensee of Piaggio....LML. Much like the old british Douglas Vespas or spanish...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,822
Posted By gogogordy
Im in!

Like it too. Will have to admire from afar....will never see it in the US thats fer sure.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By gogogordy
20k

I replaced the OEM slider (roller weights) on my 06 Vespa GTS basically out of general principle at 20063 miles, as I was installing its 3rd drive belt (also OEM).
The orginal parts are in my spares...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,928
Posted By gogogordy
Red's not for everybody despite it being the...

Red's not for everybody despite it being the fastest color!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,928
Posted By gogogordy
Internet....cell-phone

Virtual all of the trappings of modern life allow someone to track your activites. Internet use, banking practices, cell phone ownership, a social security number.
You can wear a foil cap, but that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,102
Posted By gogogordy
And so it is written....

The world according to.....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,349
Posted By gogogordy
Only promotionally.

Only promotionally.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,316
Posted By gogogordy
Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would...

Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would also result in lower fuel prices for lower consumption/demand.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,561
Posted By gogogordy
Congrats

I dont think youll regret that. Take that mo-fo for a hundred mile ride with some Seafoam or MMO in the gas and I bet it runs like a dream when youve done so. (Italian tune-up?)

Then....fresh oil...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,236
Posted By gogogordy
Glass half full or half empty

Well some are half empty types, and others are half full types. People ride small displacement scooters all the time....they are half full personalities. If its do-able someone will/has/can. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By gogogordy
An hour away

Steve- left Redding? My mom lives there, great town.

Im an hour away from the OC and will be pleased to show you some of the best scoot rides east of the OC. PM me if interested....am near the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,838
Views: 872,359
Posted By gogogordy
Sunrise Highway, San Diego County CA

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 784,906
Posted By gogogordy
http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,775
Posted By gogogordy
Yes

We've been through DV a couple times, and as far as Benton Hot Springs Ca, and further into no-name NV on these. No cell service, etc. I trust these scooters, but I also know enough to have an...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,775
Posted By gogogordy
We have 2 BV 350's....

Over 11000 miles spread out over them...never had an issue. Should I be worried or consider myself lucky in regards to the spark plug thing?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By gogogordy
Good report/review

The BV350 is a most excellent scooter for my type of touring as well, (save for the factory seat) and I enjoyed reading your real-world observations.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,775
Posted By gogogordy
Pie-stop!

Pie-stop!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By gogogordy
Taiwan made products are definitely a different...

Taiwan made products are definitely a different conversation than mainland China made products.

Thankfully.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By gogogordy
Vespa parts....

The OEM clutch in my Vespa GTS250ie is made by TGB.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By gogogordy
Fuel pump recall

Some Vespas were recalled for a faulty fuel pump....not sure if the 300's are included. But...the symptoms sound a lot like those exhibited by a faulty pump on modern Vespas.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By gogogordy
Gorgeous and capable.

Gorgeous and capable.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,561
Posted By gogogordy
Thumb Parts are available on-line, and its easy enough...

Parts are available on-line, and its easy enough to DIY for most things anyway, if youre so inclined. But yeah, like CD Wise points out 100 miles is a cake-walk on that. My nearest dealer is 65 mi...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,354
Posted By gogogordy
Vary niice!

Sweet bike...the Sportsters are under-appreciated by much of the Harley crowd, still a great bike. It's no KYMCO but if you've got monay to burn:rofl

Seriously, great score.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,561
Posted By gogogordy
Only a Vespa is a Vespa....

warts and all (and all bikes...er, all machines have them). The GTS is a modern, classic Vespa. Capable, a hoot to ride and generally reliable. Despite what Jerryh can or cant afford, if you can and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,479
Posted By gogogordy
Capt Jim and Conch....

Fellas-We 3 must be in the same demographic cause I wholeheartedly agree with both of your posts. While feeling sadness for the family and circle of friends of the victim, I am comforted knowing the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 48,169
Posted By gogogordy
Brand trait

All the Kymcos Ive sat on shared that trait. But then the seat on my BV350 is universally not loved either. Mine took 2 re-makes.

Wonder why so many PTW makers pay so little attention to such an...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By gogogordy
Owner input

As a serial owner of both a Vespa GTS 250 AND a Piaggio BV350 I can offer you this:

1) The BV 350 is an amazing scooter. Powerful, economical, and at 6000 and 4800 miles respectively....we have 2...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,425
Posted By gogogordy
Sorry about your incident...

If you plan on trying the insurance thing or lawyering-up, stop talking about this ON THE INTERNET!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 48,169
Posted By gogogordy
If they did, the prices would be higher. Cant...

If they did, the prices would be higher. Cant have it both ways.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 48,169
Posted By gogogordy
Damn pretty one!

Kymco makes a great scoot and the 300 GTI is dead sexy.
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