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Hello all,

New rider of a new Liberty here.

Thank you for having this forum. Lots of interesting posts.
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Hi, welcome to MV. We like pictures. Especially pictures of your scooter!
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Dooglas wrote:
Hi, welcome to MV. We like pictures. Especially pictures of your scooter!
Hi, and welcome! Yes, we are a greedy bunch when it comes to seeing other people's rides. Razz emoticon
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Welcome to MV, JmJ. We do like pictures!
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Welcome to MV!
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Welcome from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah.
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Welcome to MV from way down under. Would love to see a picture of the Liberty.
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Welcome in MV from Latina, city of rationalist architecture in central Italy.
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welcome to the forum. Yes lots of interesting posts and a pretty good group of folks who sincerely care to help other scooter riders.
Best wishes and safe riding on your Liberty.
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Hi
Welcome
Pictures?
Cool avatar (looks like a 1950's Lambretta LD)










Did I mention pictures?
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Welcome from New England
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Welcome, neighbor, from the Deep South! Love that avatar!

Can't wait to see pics of your Liberty!
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Welcome! Nice choice for a scooter!
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Thank you so much for the warm welcome everybody! Here is my first ride photo!
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Welcome to MV, JMJ. Nice bike and great pic!
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JmJ wrote:
Thank you so much for the warm welcome everybody! Here is my first ride photo!
Very snazzy, what is the make of that helmet? Are you wearing a regular jacket or got armor protection?
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baba12 wrote:
Very snazzy, what is the make of that helmet? Are you wearing a regular jacket or got armor protection?
Helmet is Bell modular, about 10 years old. And jacket is kind of "in between". It is heavier and stronger riding one, but no armour.
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Hey!
But she is a girl ....
And from what I see very young.
Congratulations on your choice.
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Hey!
But she is a girl ....
And from what I see very young.
Congratulations on your choice.
Unfortunately, I was a (young) girl many many decades ago.
Actually, Attila, we were kind of neigbours when good old Yugoslavia still existed. Visited Trieste and Venezia many times in my youth.
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Nice looking scooter. I wish they made a larger Liberty version. How fast does it go? How's the acceleration?
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I like the white Liberty. Very classy. I got the S model in that matte gray color, not as snazzy. But the Liberty is a great looking scooter. Big wheels equal stability. Flat floor for ease of use. Very comfortable (the seat will soften up). Shockingly easy to service. And trust me, you'll get the gas filling down. I just go slow. Don't try and fast fill it. And get the red aluminum gas cap. Hit us up with any questions and enjoy your new ride!
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JmJ wrote:
Thank you so much for the warm welcome everybody! Here is my first ride photo!
You look very elegant to me.
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sc00ter wrote:
I like the white Liberty. Very classy. I got the S model in that matte gray color, not as snazzy. But the Liberty is a great looking scooter. Big wheels equal stability. Flat floor for ease of use. Very comfortable (the seat will soften up). Shockingly easy to service. And trust me, you'll get the gas filling down. I just go slow. Don't try and fast fill it. And get the red aluminum gas cap. Hit us up with any questions and enjoy your new ride!
Actually I wanted red, but it was not available. And this white (my second choice) was the last one I could get anywhere in Greater Vancouver. I love it anyway, even if not red.
And yes, big wheels are what sealed the deal. I always loved Vespas, and wanted one, but....

Thanks for the filling advice. What is this red gas cap, and what does it do?
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Max6200 wrote:
You look very elegant to me.
Thank you
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JmJ wrote:
Actually I wanted red, but it was not available. And this white (my second choice) was the last one I could get anywhere in Greater Vancouver. I love it anyway, even if not red.
And yes, big wheels are what sealed the deal. I always loved Vespas, and wanted one, but....

Thanks for the filling advice. What is this red gas cap, and what does it do?
Some of us found the black plastic gas cap to be a pain....plastic-to-plastic makes it hard to remove, too easy to cross-thread when putting it back on. Too much drama at fill-up time!

Ebay sells red billet aluminum "Vespa" gas caps for 1/2 of what U.S. Vespa dealers are asking for another of the nasty plastic caps!

I got the red Liberty S, but it was a very close call - because your white is very very nice, too!
In the summer of 2017 my Vespa dealer had 3 Liberty's still in the boxes. They were 'too busy' to mess with a Liberty purchase - but I pestered them until the boss said "show him where they are" ....I helped a mechanic open the boxes until I found the red one....he straightened the front wheel out while it was still attached to the wooden packing skid. I sat it to see if I'd fit - and then wrote him the check!
"You just went to the front of the line!"
This is my 5th summer and still loving this scooter!
(a bonus was when AF1-racing told me that San Diego dealer had one remaining custom paint-matched Piaggio case to match my red Liberty. Piaggio made cases in matching Liberty colors - except for the red "S" model?!)

O.S.
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OldSchooot wrote:
Some of us found the black plastic gas cap to be a pain....plastic-to-plastic makes it hard to remove, too easy to cross-thread when putting it back on. Too much drama at fill-up time!

Ebay sells red billet aluminum "Vespa" gas caps for 1/2 of what U.S. Vespa dealers are asking for another of the nasty plastic caps!

I got the red Liberty S, but it was a very close call - because your white is very very nice, too!
In the summer of 2017 my Vespa dealer had 3 Liberty's still in the boxes. They were 'too busy' to mess with a Liberty purchase - but I pestered them until the boss said "show him where they are" ....I helped a mechanic open the boxes until I found the red one....he straightened the front wheel out while it was still attached to the wooden packing skid. I sat it to see if I'd fit - and then wrote him the check!
"You just went to the front of the line!"
This is my 5th summer and still loving this scooter!
(a bonus was when AF1-racing told me that San Diego dealer had one remaining custom paint-matched Piaggio case to match my red Liberty. Piaggio made cases in matching Liberty colors - except for the red "S" model?!)

O.S.
Love your story. And thanks for the advice.
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stickyfrog wrote:
Nice looking scooter. I wish they made a larger Liberty version. How fast does it go? How's the acceleration?
According to the manual and some reviews, up to 100 kph. Haven't tried that yet, I only did ~ 200 km total, still "warming" the engine. Acceleration seems good, so far. Did I mention I love it?
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Welcome. You go, girl. I road motorcycles for so long, it has taken a while for my feet to quit 'looking for something to do' when I ride my scooter! I like your scooter.
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