Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:41 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:41 pm linkquote
I had a hard time removing the body panel....but the side-stand itself took about 20 mins to finish on my 2018 Piaggio Liberty. Very easy.
I treated all the metal parts with ACF/50 before starting.
Tools needed:
Waterproof grease
5mm allen wrench
Spring Puller


Apply plenty of waterproof grease to this pivot part....then slip one of the rubber O rings onto the recess slot at BLUE arrow.


Slip the other rubber O ring over the stand here (trick Robot used on a Vespa stand)


Place the stand on the scooter, push the greased pivot pin through, start the threads, slip the (red) O ring off the stand onto the pivot pin. Tighten with the 5mm allen wrench.

Hook the spring onto the arm on the frame - secure the scoot from falling off of the center stand - pull the spring onto the stand arm with the spring puller.





I do not use a side-stand cut-out on my scooters. This kit came with the switch to plug into a socket on the scooter, which I will not be using.
I do not want to be dealing with a non starting scooter some winter day a few years from now due to a faulty side-stand switch.

O.S.

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Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:32 pm

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2018 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Misssouri
 
Lurker
2018 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Misssouri
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:32 pm linkquote
Liberty sidestand
I know this will give me flack but I was unable to remove the passenger foot peg to give me access to the torn screw.
I finished up using metal shears to cut the side stand cover off. I trimmed as close to the joint as possible intending to use a drum sander down to the joint.
Finished up prying and cutting parts apart to get rid of the removable panels remains.
Crude but looks great.
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 pm linkquote
Re: Liberty sidestand
Frcole wrote:
I know this will give me flack but I was unable to remove the passenger foot peg to give me access to the torn screw.
I finished up using metal shears to cut the side stand cover off. I trimmed as close to the joint as possible intending to use a drum sander down to the joint.
Finished up prying and cutting parts apart to get rid of the removable panels remains.
Crude but looks great.
Isn't it crazy how difficult a simple install can turn out to be!
Yep, passenger foot peg screws shot in there so tight. Too easy to strip out the screw head.
Plastic panel so hard to get off!
The stand install is dumb easy after that!

This is the way too many of my DIYs go on scooters.
Glad you got your stand on!

O.S.
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Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:53 am

Enthusiast
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 55
Location: Queens, NY
 
Enthusiast
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 55
Location: Queens, NY
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:53 am linkquote
Reviving a 4 year old topic. LOL! Necro...

After a few weeks of waiting for the side stand to be in stock, I finally got a shipment notification from AF1 Racing and my unit will be here Saturday. So today I decided to get to the task of removing that little panel. With help of your write-up, O.S., along with Robot's video, I was able to remove it without taking apart any other panels. I was able to bend back the adjoining panel *just* enough to give me clearance to remove that terribly placed "hidden" screw. I have a spring puller coming with the side stand, so installation should be easy. Now I have to decide whether or not to attach the safety switch. Seems like a PITA, but it might be a nice feature to have. I guess I can try it without the switch and see if I cause myself any problems or near-misses. Haha!

Any problems with the stand? Does everyone with the Liberty side stand find them reliable?
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:31 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:31 am linkquote
buster71 wrote:
Reviving a 4 year old topic. LOL! Necro...

After a few weeks of waiting for the side stand to be in stock, I finally got a shipment notification from AF1 Racing and my unit will be here Saturday. So today I decided to get to the task of removing that little panel. With help of your write-up, O.S., along with Robot's video, I was able to remove it without taking apart any other panels. I was able to bend back the adjoining panel *just* enough to give me clearance to remove that terribly placed "hidden" screw. I have a spring puller coming with the side stand, so installation should be easy. Now I have to decide whether or not to attach the safety switch. Seems like a PITA, but it might be a nice feature to have. I guess I can try it without the switch and see if I cause myself any problems or near-misses. Haha!

Any problems with the stand? Does everyone with the Liberty side stand find them reliable?
Perfectly reliable side stand.
I use it all the time.
Once that little panel is off - it's a piece of cake!
I get a kick out of the AF1-racing's photo of this side stand installation. They have most of the scoot laying in a pile!....in order to hook up the start lock-out wire.
Piaggio could charge another $300 for the scooter and bring it with a side stand and some City Grips or Angels!

O.S.
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:42 am

Enthusiast
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 55
Location: Queens, NY
 
Enthusiast
2021 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 04 Jun 2021
Posts: 55
Location: Queens, NY
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:42 am linkquote
I just installed the side stand. Since I didn't put in the switch, it took all of 5 minutes, if that. Getting the little panel off the other day took no more than 10 minutes, so installation was simple and painless. Why Piaggio doesn't include the stand as stock boggles the mind. I have not heard of anyone who has a side stand have their Liberty fall over, so it seems to be pretty reliable, and it's just a nice option to have for quick hops off the bike. Bad job on Piaggio's part, but hey, they got me to spend a little money so I guess it works for them!
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:37 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1496
Location: Ohio
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:37 am linkquote
buster71 wrote:
I just installed the side stand. Since I didn't put in the switch, it took all of 5 minutes, if that. Getting the little panel off the other day took no more than 10 minutes, so installation was simple and painless. Why Piaggio doesn't include the stand as stock boggles the mind. I have not heard of anyone who has a side stand have their Liberty fall over, so it seems to be pretty reliable, and it's just a nice option to have for quick hops off the bike. Bad job on Piaggio's part, but hey, they got me to spend a little money so I guess it works for them!
Yeah, I was pretty concerned about snapping the panels on my new scooter so I didn't muscle or bend anything. Being able to see Robot's method of removing the side panel would have been great!
The service manual surely was no help.
Good for you - doing it more quickly than did Robot!
O.S.
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