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Heyyyy all. New here! Had been in loan of a 2008 S150 Piaggio for two years. She finally decided she doesn't want it back, so I paid my friend and intend to refurb the look of this thing. Here's my idea / process.

Never thought I'd be into this and I am getting obsessed. The whole plan evolves around plasti-dip. So if you have strong feelings about this generally, go for it.

- replace transmission cap, preferably Piaggio branded
- fix dent
- new centre stand ✔️
- mechanical check and tune ✔️
- replace front direction light bulbs
- round mirrors?
- rust paint around exhaust area
- license plate frame
- plasti-dip bike and trunk - matte black
- remove, keep or dip remaining decals (which looks best ?), glue down accordingly
- interesting accessories ?
- dip rims ?
- wash and shine everywhere

Fire away please....

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My 2 cents:
- Knock out the dent - or don't, does not look that bad
- Replace the cap if you want to but the old one looks fine
- Center stand looks good too. Why replace?
- Tune up. Now right here is where you should spend your time and money.
Tires if needed, CVT belt, rollers, clutch clean up, Intake manifold may have
cracks, valve clearance check, spark plug, battery load tested or replaced, new
gas line and vacuum lines, oil and filter, air filter etc.. Look under the WIKI for
the maintenance schedule for this model.
- You can remove the exhaust , wire brush and apply exhaust paint
- You can apply Plasti-dip if you want. But I would skip that and get it cleaned up, do all the maintenance due and ride it. The scoot looks great as is but if you can't help yourself, maybe just paint the lower back trim and the horn cover. You are going to have enough time into getting it truly road worthy and riding season is here now. Plenty of time to customize in the cold months.
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good looking scoot......round mirrors? YUP and I think Tierney's opinion is worth much, much more then 2 cents.
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2024 Liberty 150 S
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That red is the star of the show. Would be a shame to make it matte black in my view.
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Tierney wrote:
My 2 cents:
- Knock out the dent - or don't, does not look that bad
- Replace the cap if you want to but the old one looks fine
- Center stand looks good too. Why replace?
- Tune up. Now right here is where you should spend your time and money.
Tires if needed, CVT belt, rollers, clutch clean up, Intake manifold may have
cracks, valve clearance check, spark plug, battery load tested or replaced, new
gas line and vacuum lines, oil and filter, air filter etc.. Look under the WIKI for
the maintenance schedule for this model.
- You can remove the exhaust , wire brush and apply exhaust paint
- You can apply Plasti-dip if you want. But I would skip that and get it cleaned up, do all the maintenance due and ride it. The scoot looks great as is but if you can't help yourself, maybe just paint the lower back trim and the horn cover. You are going to have enough time into getting it truly road worthy and riding season is here now. Plenty of time to customize in the cold months.
I am sure you are very correct. I do know however that the previous owner did all this two years ago, and I just went to the same dealer (authorized Vespa) to have the carburetor cleaned and based on the riding experience he seems to have tinkered a lot, for the better.

I don't know how to do much from your list but I'm down to learn and I'll call the guy and ask him these.

Thank you!
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frank thomas wrote:
good looking scoot......round mirrors? YUP and I think Tierney's opinion is worth much, much more then 2 cents.
Thank you! I think she's good but I'll take Tierney's advice!
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2018 GTS Super
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Yeah, have you used plasti-dip much? In my experience doesn't hold up very well, scratches and peels easily.

Paintless dent removal will make that dent go away and plastic trim pieces are available painted from Vespa.
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