I'm Baaaack!! GTS 300 HPE Touring

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Rick G, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. sro99

    sro99 one odd owl

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    Beautiful colour! Nice topbox and windshield too.
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  2. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    No soft front brake? Have fun before the snow flies.
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  3. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Just started hearing about the mushy front brake. Mine is fine so far. From what I have read it is corrected by a good brake bleed.

    Rick G
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  4. Dark

    Dark Long timer

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    Looks great, enjoy the ride
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  5. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Seems we've never heard a real reason this showed up in the newer GTS.
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  6. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    I am in Columbus for business and I always stop by Iron Pony. If you have never been there, you are missing out. 100,000 sq ft of motorcycle accessories and about 10 different brands of bikes and atv's. They always have a good selection of closeout gear and as I now have a scooter, I needed a proper scooter jacket and helmet. I found this awesome brown leather jacket from IXS, a popular European brand but almost unheard of here. Paid all of $98 for it. Has shoulder and elbow armor. Fits me perfect!

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    For a helmet, I went with one of the new HJC open face helmets with a drop down sunscreen. Went with white for visibility and I will customize it with some reflective stickers.

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    I am now set up with proper scooter wear!

    Rick G
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  7. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    That’s a great deal on that Jacket. I am friends with the owners of iron Pony. Good people!
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  8. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I need to make it up to Iron Pony some day!
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  9. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    Definitely worth it. Bring wampum.

    Oh, and it’s actually about 130,000 square feet!
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  10. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    There is also a black version that is just as nice. For those who don't live nearby, it is on their website as well.

    Rick G
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  11. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours. Seriously it is freaking huge! 100,000 square feet is no little store.

    www.ironpony.com

    The help is friendly and helpful as well. Most are enthusiasts.

    Rick G
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  12. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    I just discovered that the jacket has a hidden pocket for back armor. I am sure I can find one to fit, probably in my garage.

    Rick G
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  13. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer

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    I remember when Iron Pony first opened.
    We were living in Columbus at the time , It was in the early 1980's I think.
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  14. kpinvt

    kpinvt OLDnSLO Supporter

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    Congratulations and good luck on the new, smoother scoot.
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