Mods I've done on my Bv350. What Mod have you done to yours?
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bv350
Joined: 15 Mar 2015
Posts: 67
Location: Chicago suburb
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:32 am quote
I've done few mods on my BV. I thought i'd share. I get bored sometimes...

1. Upgraded to LED headlights both Hi and Lo Beam, Great visibility at night.
2. Added a few LED light like "fog light". It helps at night and DRL
3. Louder horn, "compact airhorn"
4. I removed the "funny looking" front signal lights and mod Euro version
5. Changed my license plate hold
6. Changed my License plate light to bright LED. For some reason the old one broke and fell somewhere so i had to put a new one.
7. I added a cheap chinese version to extend the windscreen by few inches.... I never believed in them before but now I am a believer. it extend the windscreen by few inches and deflect air to above my helmet, cut down quite a bit of wind noise. This one i added can is adjustable.

Let me know what you have added to yours. Im always looking to do something simple.

8400 miles on mine

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BV350 2015 (sold), Moto Guzzi V7 III
Joined: 16 Aug 2016
Posts: 300
Location: Pacific Northwet
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:42 am quote
Don't forget the Malossi pipe, I recommend it, and not offensively loud.
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bv350
Joined: 15 Mar 2015
Posts: 67
Location: Chicago suburb
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 am quote
Pipe
I thought about it but for the cost alone i cant imagine its worth it but maybe one day
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2014 Commuter BV350(43,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(10,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(29,000)
Joined: 27 Dec 2013
Posts: 2332
Location: Orange Park Florida
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:36 pm quote
I list mileage in my avatar.

Scootlife:

windshield
turn signal mirrors
LED turn signals
horn
malossi air filter
malossi variator
malossi exhaust
heat shield
bitubo shocks
grab rail
rear fender

commuter:

windshield
horn
malossi air filter
malossi variator
malossi exhaust
heat shield

I installed a Malossi TC Unit 02 Controller on the commuter. It didn't solve the cold hard start. I don't notice any changes in performance. MPG is down and the exhaust has a light popping. I'll be removing it this weekend.

At first I thought the exhaust was loud. Now it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I don't bother the neighbors because I don't drop a load on the engine when its cold.

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Molto Verboso
Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 02 Jun 2015
Posts: 1229
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:25 am quote
I've added a laminar lip that works nicely and changed the tires to Metzelers.
Added a yellow o-ring throttle "lock".
Future list includes adding a second horn, adjusting the rest of the throttle slop out, replacing the headlights with LED, and repairing the constantly-loosening rear view mirrors with a widget I'm in the design faze of building.
This scoot' is terrific but as always, has room for improvements. What is the consensus on the Malossi shocks? The brakes take more effort than I prefer; Has anyone tried aftermarket brake pads?
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bv350
Joined: 15 Mar 2015
Posts: 67
Location: Chicago suburb
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:28 pm quote
Nice
Breaknwind

I like what you did to your BV, great stuff.

Does the rear shocks really make that much difference on your ride? I don't do a lot of cornering here.
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Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 12 May 2014
Posts: 13
Location: Minnesota
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:01 pm quote
What LED headlight bulbs did you use and where did you get them? Did they require any mods to the headlight assembly? Love those "fog" lights. What bulbs were those?
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2014 Commuter BV350(43,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(10,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(29,000)
Joined: 27 Dec 2013
Posts: 2332
Location: Orange Park Florida
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:48 pm quote
Re: Nice
lmt6600 wrote:
Breaknwind

I like what you did to your BV, great stuff.

Does the rear shocks really make that much difference on your ride? I don't do a lot of cornering here.
The shocks on the commuter were failing. I put the Bitubo's on Scoot Life and used it's stock shocks on the commuter. All I notice is a stiffer ride but they'll probably last longer than stock.
Get the exhaust and variator. I was able to compare with and without side by side and that's why I also installed them on the commuter. It was more fun riding with than without
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13 Buddy 170, 13 BV 350
Joined: 13 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Location: Philadelphia
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:19 am quote
Re: Mods I've done on my Bv350. What Mod have you done to yo
lmt6600 wrote:
4. I removed the "funny looking" front signal lights and mod Euro version
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WOW Those turn signals look amazing! Where did you get that kit or can you share a write-up of how you DIY'd it? I love it!
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bv350
Joined: 15 Mar 2015
Posts: 67
Location: Chicago suburb
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:02 am quote
Link to the conversion
Here is the link to the conversion that I did

piaggio bv350 front turn signal euro conversion
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bv350
Joined: 15 Mar 2015
Posts: 67
Location: Chicago suburb
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:09 am quote
More pics
Here is the led i am using as headlight, pretty much plug and play.

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13 Buddy 170, 13 BV 350
Joined: 13 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Location: Philadelphia
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 am quote
Re: Link to the conversion
lmt6600 wrote:
Here is the link to the conversion that I did

piaggio bv350 front turn signal euro conversion
OH nice. I did something similar to my buddy. It looked like you replaced the five white leds with rgbs. When the turn signals go on, do the white lights turn off? Switchback type 1 or 2 if so?

Here's the buddy link.
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16 Piaggio BV350 2004 Scarabeo 500
Joined: 31 Jan 2020
Posts: 21
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:42 pm quote
Malossi Exhaust , pet carrier bright light , Brighter headlights , Bleed the brakes , oil change , air filter ,Stebel nautilus horn ,Fuzeblock for future electrical stuff , ordered heated grips ,Big screen cut down , Top box ,red spark plug cap, ngk iridium plug ,air hawk seat. To be done this winter highway pegs , adjustable brake levers ,driving lights ,phone holder , gps holder , some better tail lights around the plate ,classy florescence stripping .

Sell some of my other bikes to pay for the mods !!!
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