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Before I forget, if the dealer finds something with the Liberty I'll update this thread one more time. My co-worker asked me "What if they find something simple, you gonna keep it?" and I was like "Nope, I want simple again." so if it's something simple great, if it's a bit more serious then the trade-in offer can reflect that.
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One way ride for the Liberty. A Buddy 125 came back.
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Molto Verboso
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Okay, I got my trade-in offer for my Liberty. Read thru this post to get a overall idea of condition. Ready for the offer?
$250.
I'm not going back for it so I took it. I know the Buddy I bought will be worthless as well but it's my last gas powered 2 wheeler.

I'm "supposed" to get a email on what they find with the original issue that made me trade the Liberty in. If I get that info/code numbers I'll update this post again.

This figured in on the $250 offer.
They said it needed $1200 in labor and parts.
Needing the full 30,000 service. It takes me around 3 hours to do a full service on the Liberty.
Oil/filter change.
Reduction box change.
Belt, rollers and silders.
Clean/check and grease torque driver.
Valve check/set if needed.
New plug.
Brake fluid change.
Air filter change.

I supplied all the major tune-up parts including the oils.

It (Liberty) does need a new rear tire. Plus the crush gasket when you remove the silencer.

I recently did:
New front Angel tire.
Front/rear brake pads.
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Your story is compelling, it resonates with me at many points. What I am keenly interested in, though, is the process by which you load a scooter into the back of a Subaru Baja. I have an enclosed trailer for schlepping scooters to the nearest dealers when necessary, but being able to use my Baja instead would be somewhat liberating for me.

Thanks,

Bob
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I have a folding aluminum ramp I purchased from Cycle Gear. I'll post a static shot of the set-up by Friday. I also use my wife as a spotter, standing in the bed of the Baja while I make a run for it! You'd be amazed at the crazy things we've fit in that Baja bed!
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So my old Liberty is listed in the used section of the dealer I traded it in to. They have it listed for $2199. I never got a email as to what they found resulting in the random loss of power so I'm assuming they did the same thing my local Piaggio warranty center did-reset the throttle body position sensor again. So that's my final update on the findings for the random loss of power.

And Scooter Curmudgeon, I loaned my Cycle Gear ramp to a friend (he actually came by and borrowed it while I was out) and when I got the ramp back the Baja went in the shop. It's been in the shop awhile, awaiting a dash blower fan and related parts. Turns out the fans drain box got plugged up, flooding out the fan and causing a epic short. So make sure that drain is clear! Just like the sunroof drain, check fan box drain as well! One day I'll try to get a static shot of how I position the ramp. I might even run my Buddy 125 up it as well.
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And Scooter Curmudgeon, I loaned my Cycle Gear ramp to a friend (he actually came by and borrowed it while I was out) and when I got the ramp back the Baja went in the shop. It's been in the shop awhile, awaiting a dash blower fan and related parts. Turns out the fans drain box got plugged up, flooding out the fan and causing a epic short. So make sure that drain is clear! Just like the sunroof drain, check fan box drain as well! One day I'll try to get a static shot of how I position the ramp. I might even run my Buddy 125 up it as well.
Thanks for this, I'll work on assessing the drains.
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