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hello all,

Just picked up my first scoot about a week ago a '06 LX 150
ive got about 200 miles on it and had a few questions.

Before i do any epic mods and spend the cash on a scorpion tailpipe or carb or piston kits are there any out the door tuning you guys can suggest. assuming it doesnt void the waranty what mods would you do as soon as you got home? ie....changing sparkplug or other minor things. Think under $150.


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Remember that that would void your waranty.
I'm waiting to do any tuning. I've still got about 19 months of warranty. (We get 2 years )
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Save your money
Hello, I myself have an ET4 that I got used last August for $3300. I figured I saved myself a lot of money over a new LX which was going to be over $4000. I've been bitten buy the upgrade bug. I bought the Sito Plus pipe for $149 and found a Malossi kit for $260. I still want a Delta clutch $149-$216, Variator $119-$213 and a Kevlar belt $55-$69 and need to pay $65 an hr. for labor on the things I can't do, which is pretty much everything except the pipe and basic maintenance right now. So my advice on the upgrade would be for you to wait and see if its something you are going to stick with and if you love the look of the LX go for the upgrades after the warranty expires, but if you are just looking for more performance trade up in a year or so. It may be cheaper in the long run. Save your $150 for now.

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Re: Save your money
TFauch wrote:
...and found a Malossi kit for $260...
Did the Malossi top-end kit come with any cylinder base gaskets Tim? If so, how many?
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Malossi kit
Gary,

I'll take a picture of what came with it when I get home. Why do you ask ?

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Selection of a proper thickness cylinder base gasket is the most critical part of installing the kit. It will determine the final compression ratio. I was wondering how Malossi handled that with their kit.
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Simply changing a spark plug won't do much.

not really being certain of what "out the door tuning" is, ride it. break it in properly.

Then tune the eff out of it.

-larry
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Malossi 187cc Kit
Gary,

This is my Malossi Kit with 3 gaskets.

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Thank you Tim. I did happen to get a copy of the instructions supplied with the Malossi top-end kit, after I questioned you on the inclusion of cylinder base gaskets. Malossi supplies a single base gasket with the kit. The kit instructions make no mention of selecting a proper base gasket thickness to achieve an accurate head compression ratio. Piaggio, in their workshop manual, has an impressive procedure for assuring a compression ratio of 10.6, with an accuracy of 0.5, and provides cylinder base gaskets in three thicknesses.
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