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New Member Starter Pack

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Apr 29. 1 Reply

Today I had my new member starter pack delivered in Sydney. Thank you.What a great introductory pack - I love it. Being given the opportunity to join this club, even from afar, further promotes the…Continue

Maxxis GTS Tyres

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark sydenham May 23. 7 Replies

Hello, I'm a new member - in an older male body. I did tap dance around this site 4-5 years ago - and members were very kind, but I took a circuitous route with other ride purchases before coming…Continue

Choose wisely .. a lesson learned

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark sydenham Feb 11, 2015. 3 Replies

This is therapy for me, writing this up, so I thank you for the opportunity to do so.My little Aprilia Sportcity One 125 developed an intermittent electrical glitch about four weeks ago. The scooter…Continue

GTS 150

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Jan 28, 2015. 19 Replies

With the expectation of new model arrivals, I resisted plunging into a Vespa purchase last year. It appears that Vespa, along with other savvy manufactures, contain model changes to about six year…Continue

 

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mark sydenham replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Thanks Jo - and Ants. I've only traveled just under 700ks in the 4 weeks I have owned this new scoot. I attend to the manufactures tyre pressure recommendations, but am mindful to achieve good heat in the tyres before any fancy riding. I am…"
May 23

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Ants Elliott replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"In relation to this is the important aspect of tyre pressure. The scalloping you describe can often be the product of incorrect (for that tyre design) air pressure. Some tyres are very sensitive while others are more tolerant to pressure…"
May 23

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Jo Wilson replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Hi Mark, Ive tried a few different brands now on my GTS and found Dunlop Scoot Smart to be the best. I had Michelin City Grip and found the tyres scalloped out on the tread..... my Vespa also had a shudder between 50-60 km/hr with the Michelins. I…"
May 23

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Julie Pond replied to mark sydenham's discussion New Member Starter Pack
"Glad to hear you have your welcome pack Mark, the post has been a bit dodgy of late.  Welcome to the vespa family that reaches all corners of the world now that you are a member of the VCoM and Vespa Club of Australia.  We hope to meet if…"
Apr 29

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New Member Starter Pack

Today I had my new member starter pack delivered in Sydney. Thank you.What a great introductory pack - I love it. Being given the opportunity to join this club, even from afar, further promotes the joy and pleasure of ownership the comes with owning a new Vespa. MarkSee More
Apr 29

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mark sydenham replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Settling in: I've racked up 400ks and am beginning to gain some confidence with the Maxxis tyres. Some of this can be attributed to adapting to the Vespa characteristics. I'll run these tyres until they require replacing. What a gorgeous…"
Apr 29

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mark sydenham replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Thanks for the response, guys. OMG, I just looked at previous content and see a reply from Julie over six years ago. Already. It's taken that long to have a set of Vespa keys in my pocket. I thought 90ks in 2.5 days, under some lock-down…"
Apr 20

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David Atkinson replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Welcome to the club Mark, Good choice of stead. Only 90kms up is not much. I wonder if this article about scrubbing in new tyres might be relevant to you…"
Apr 20
Vespa Club of Melbourne replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"Hi Mark and welcome. Tyres tend to be a matter of personal choice so it is hard to recommend. Everyone has adifferent preference. I haven't ridden on Maxxis so can't comment. I am about to try Pirelli Angel on the recommendation of…"
Apr 20

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Maxxis GTS Tyres

Hello, I'm a new member - in an older male body. I did tap dance around this site 4-5 years ago - and members were very kind, but I took a circuitous route with other ride purchases before coming back to the beginning. It's not really the beginning, which actually started more than 52 years ago with a Bridgestone 80cc mc. But the beginning in the sense that when I decided years back that I wanted another scooter the GTS 300 was a steed of choice.So, enter my 2020 GTS 300 hpe (grey): the…See More
Apr 19

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At 18:58 on February 17, 2014,
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Julie Pond
said…

Hi Mark

Glad you like our site and I am sure you will enjoy all the conversations and pics that go on here.  Good luck for your search for the love of your like well maybe second love of your like...ooops.... a white GTS 300, we have 2 in our family :)  Hope you can join us one day if you venture down to Melbourne.

Cheers Julie

At 6:38 on February 17, 2014,
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mark sydenham
said…

Thank you for the formal greeting Greg. I need to master navigating around the site. Don't do a lot of social media, but this is a a club that I know I will enjoy, distance not withstanding, being from Sydney. I'll add a small brief later.........Mark

At 20:05 on February 15, 2014,
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Greg_
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Hi Mark and welcome to our site

 
 
 

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