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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150S
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150S
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Season greetings. Since I have gathered good info here I decided to pass on some mods I have done to my Liberty 150.

One of the first things I noticed is that the rear suspension is very stiff. When you sit on the bike the front compresses but the rear does not. The stock spring is wound very tight, so I bought a Malossi shock from scooterpartsco.com. The preload is infinitely adjustable with the included wrench. I loosened it until the front and rear compress equally. The ride is greatly improved.

Next I added the Malossi windshield. The air flowing over the fairing was hitting me in the chest. Now it flows around my full face helmet. You are wearing a full face right? If not check this out https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,3909549,3909993,flat=1#msg-3909993 Be sure to scroll up for the photo.

Bought Pirelli Angel tires, tire spoons, rim protectors, and Counteract balance beads. Did the install. I am now glued to the road. Went through a dog leg turn so fast I drug the center stand, never did that before.

But this is the best one. After you struggle to remove the gas cap, you will see green plastic. Stick pliers in there, twist a few times, yank it out and discard it. Now you can look in and see the gas level and added bonus, the cap now fits like it should. And unless you like purchasing gas $4 at a time, get a 5 gallon can and this pump from Harbor Freight https://www.harborfreight.com/battery-operated-liquid-transfer-pump-63847.html

My next mod will be variator weights. Anyone have any wisdom for me?

Thanks for past and future help.
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Hurricane 200X, 2020 TW 200 (sold), 2022 Liberty 150
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About that green plastic in the gas tank. The original owner of my Liberty 150 removed it - and put it back. You do not want to overfill and the bottom of the green thing is the proper fill level. And thanks for the heads up on the Harbor freight transfer pump. Just ordered one.

OFG
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2022 GTS 300 HPE, 2022 Primavera 150
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Great scooter. Congrats.
For those not wanting to destroy the green insert in the event you decide you want to return it to original:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/view/post2616611
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2023 Genuine Buddy 125
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AF1 sells the Malossi aftermarket lighter weights under the Liberty 150 section. They really woke up acceleration and didn't really affect the top end much.
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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WFOwler,

A hardy welcome. Do not be afraid to post a photo of your ride.

Bob Copeland
Frostbite Falls Minnesota
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Welcome to Modern Vespa from Arizona.
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150S
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150S
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OK Bob, here is a quick shot of the rides

Liberty complete with dirt and bug splatter

The yellow one is my hot rod 77 Puch Maxi
Not a scooter but the reason I bought one
The Liberty is smoother, quieter, and always brings me home

The black one is a collaborative project my son rides
Scorpion frame
Tomos wheels and forks
Puch engine
4 wheeler gas tank
Harley seat

Oh, and the W in WFOwler stands for Walt or wide, you can guess the rest
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Molto Verboso
'07 GTS250, '07 LX150, '81 P200E, '78 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
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Welcome from sunny Arizona! Nice mopeds (and scooter)!

I have a few Puchs, a Kromag, several Piaggio Ciaos and a VeloSolex. Mopeds are great fun to tinker with and the parts are accessible thanks to shops like Treats.
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2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
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Welcome from the sunny SoCal desert!

Only a couple more weeks from today, and I'll be a bona fide Vespian once again. Unless Robot & Co. don't have something I want and I have to special order something! Facepalm emoticon
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2024 GTS 300 SuperSport, 2006 Vespa LX150, 2011 Honda PCX 125, 1984 Honda Aero 125
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DVH1150 wrote:
Welcome from the sunny SoCal desert!

Only a couple more weeks from today, and I'll be a bona fide Vespian once again. Unless Robot & Co. don't have something I want and I have to special order something! Facepalm emoticon
They had a large inventory when I was there last week.
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2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
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That is GREAT to know! Thanks. I didn't even want to phone 'em until all my ducks were quacking in the same direction!
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