Better gas cap for my Liberty
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2018 LIBERTY 150S
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Fri May 10, 2019 7:14 am quote
The plastic gas cap on my Liberty 150i was the 2nd most aggravating thing on my scooter. (narrow gas tank neck is #1)

The plastic cap and the plastic tank neck threads do not like each other. The cap always stuck. Plastic-to-plastic not happy.
Also, this cap usually tried to cross-thread!

Not wanting to spend $40 for a 946 metal cap - I tried a $13 billet one from China on ebay.

Well, it works great! Out of hand - it drops right into the threads, and doesn't stick upon removal!

A win-win.







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Fri May 10, 2019 11:54 am quote
nice score. looks great too.
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Fri May 10, 2019 1:15 pm quote
I have the same factory cap on my 14 year old BV200. Never had a problem with the cap. You should see the cap on my 25 year old Yamaha Riva. It takes Herculean strength to remove. Metal on metal.

On the BV350, the gas tank situation is probably the only thing holding me back from trading my Reflex in on one. That goofy two stage "lid" and cap is a bad design. The Europeans get the proper motorcycle style on theirs.

Piaggio and all PTW makers need to design/engineer the filling process to make it as easy as possible. This is something that can actually turn off a customer AFTER the purchase....

Bob
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Fri May 10, 2019 4:58 pm quote
Link? That is a nice looking cap. My stock gas cap goes on and comes off silky smooth. But, top up tank at your own risk! I really hate that narrow filler neck.
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 am quote
sc00ter wrote:
Link? That is a nice looking cap. My stock gas cap goes on and comes off silky smooth. But, top up tank at your own risk! I really hate that narrow filler neck.
I noticed Robot having a little trouble removing the Liberty cap.....and wondered if the dealer might have started me off with a bit of a crossthreaded situation.

In any event, last winter I ordered this cap - tried it the other day and love it!
eBay - "piaggio gas cap" or "Vespa gas cap"
At the time the cap was a dollar more than another plastic one.

I ride the scooter 3 or 4 times a week - it shares 50/50 duty with a Kymco LIKE200i - and I fuel both on the way home during every ride.....
So, a problem fuel cap is a daily pain. The Kymco has a nice metal, flip-up and turn cap, on a metal tank.

Love the Liberty - really enjoy the big-wheel ride out in the boonies. I almost always end up cruising faster than on the 12" wheeled Kymco.
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Mon May 13, 2019 5:01 am quote
I was undecided between the ebay one, the zellioni $46 or the vespa one. I ended up buying the vespa for $24. Yours is very nice!

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Mon May 13, 2019 12:53 pm quote
ValVitola wrote:
I was undecided between the ebay one, the zellioni $46 or the vespa one. I ended up buying the vespa for $24. Yours is very nice!
Yes, some of my co-workers are driving cars which cost $46 - seemed crazy to pay that much for a gas cap named after - what? - a pasta sauce?!!

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Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 pm quote
OldSchooot wrote:
ValVitola wrote:
I was undecided between the ebay one, the zellioni $46 or the vespa one. I ended up buying the vespa for $24. Yours is very nice!
Yes, some of my co-workers are driving cars which cost $46 - seemed crazy to pay that much for a gas cap named after - what? - a pasta sauce?!!

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