Update on the Crash Bars

I hereby officially retract my recommendation about the zip ties. Last week I wrote about having to do a little smooshing to get the coolant hoses out of the way of the mounting bracket for the Prima rear crash bars. A ModernVespa user showed how he’d bent the steel bracket with a table vise, which […]

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Mod #2: Rear crash bars

Rear crash bars are basically cowl protectors, designed to take the initial hit from a tip-over and protect the cowls – a pricey part to repair or replace on a Vespa, and unfortunately the most likely place to get damaged in a drop. I don’t intend to drop or crash the scoot anytime soon, but you […]

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Mod #1: Side stand

The first modification to my new Vespa was fairly urgent. The GT200s sold in the U.S. were made in Italy, just like the ones sold in Europe. The European ones had a center stand and a side stand. The American ones had, for reasons shrouded in mystery, only a center stand. The GT200 weighs 308 […]

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