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So I looked at the manual, which wasn't very helpful. It shows the 1-2-3-4 settings, and I used the odd rounded tool in the under-seat toolkit (which is the right one, I think?), but I cannot get the settings to budge!
It's on a 1 right now, which is fine, but I can't take on a passenger until I get the thing adjusted...
It should be very similar to adjusting on LX150 I'm thinking...
Anyone know of a better way to do it? Or maybe I'm using the wrong tool?
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It should be exactly the same as with the LX. There is a crescent shaped tool that is the one used to change the settings. Wear a pair of gloves so you don't lose any skin, you'll really need to crank it to change it.
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Spray some WD40 on it, wear gloves and it will move quite easily. I can't tell you what a difference WD40 will make!
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I have a vespa S and had to adjust the suspension on it and BOY was it hard. there was definitely grunting involved. but it FINALLY budged and wow what a difference it made.

good luck! you can do it, just put your back into it.
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I put a 1 foot pipe over the handle.. No major problem at all...
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Boy Wonder wrote:
I have a vespa S and had to adjust the suspension on it and BOY was it hard...wow what a difference it made.
What was the improvement you experieced? I've thought about adjusting mine, but I'm not really sure what the benefits are. I assume we need a different setting for two-up riding, but is there something to be gained when riding single as well?
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riding around MD and DC i have a LOT of bumpy roads to scoot over and it really improved that experience...just gave the bike a bit more 'give' over those bumps so i didn't feel them as much. the manual recommends that for 2 up riding you should adjust to level 3 or 4. i ride solo at level 2
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Boy Wonder wrote:
riding around MD and DC i have a LOT of bumpy roads to scoot over and it really improved that experience...just gave the bike a bit more 'give' over those bumps so i didn't feel them as much. the manual recommends that for 2 up riding you should adjust to level 3 or 4. i ride solo at level 2
When I did it it made my suspension stiffer, I feel all the bumps now.
The biggest thing I noticed is that it will hold a curve a little better...
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maybe my experience is a placebo effect, but i think it handles the bumps a little better.
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I got some WD40, sprayed all around the lever, but it still won't move. I'm not a weakling either. Anyone have anything else that worked?
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If you have sprayed WD40 on the area where the silver metal "steps" turn against the peg and that didn't do it my next suggestion would be to find a way to extend the length of the handle on the tool itself to get more leverage. Possibly a piece of pipe, a pair of vice grips or better yet, strong looking neighbor to give it a try. On my GT 200 it was very difficult to move without the WD40 and really easy after the WD40. I recommend work gloves because it may move quite quickly when it moves or the wrench might slip off, either way you are going to hurt your hand smashing into something under there. A pair of heavy gloves will really save you. Good luck.
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Oh, one more thing, try moving it the other direction. It can be a little confusing under there and also even if it is at the last step that might free it up.
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thanks, i'll try that. Everytime I get the tool fit in and start pushing to turn, the tool slips off the groove eventually.
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The tool should stay tight as long as you keep it level. If you let the handle drop toward the ground or up higher than level it decreases it's ability to grip the notches. Another possibility is that the tool is worn although not likely. If you still can't get it I'll bet if you stopped by a dealer they would just do it for free for you. Keep me posted as to the results.
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