So I was shopping on a couple of websites for a big bore kit for my Piaggio Liberty 150 iget.
I remember looking at these awhile back and seeing that a CDI was required according to the listing for the big bore kit. Now that I am ready to buy the kit I noticed on scooterwest's site that the CDI's were unavailable so I asked the question, "Does the big bore kit require a new aftermarket CDI"
The answer I got back in my email was:
We have found the bikes can adjust well enough with just the o2 emulator to be acceptable. It is essentially plug-n-play and simplifies the whole cylinder kit install.
Well enough they say, and yet on the scooterpartsco site it specifically says that the forcemaster CDI is required but does not show a CDI when looking in the piaggio liberty category but it does show the CDI with the big bore kit for the vespa primavera or sprint with the 150 iget engine.
Aren't they the same kit for both the liberty and the vespas with the 150 iget 3 valve engines?
And is it required or not? If I am going to spend $350 for the big bore kit and $130 for the emulator is it really well enough or should I get the CDI to go with it for another $150.
Maybe they have run a bunch of them without the CDI and found it to be just fine, it seems like that is what the scooterwest response is stating but isn't it better with the CDI? Why would both websites state the CDI necessary last year and now the scooterwest site saying nevermind you don't really need it? Is it just because they don't have any in stock to sell me?
Hopefully someone with better knowledge will pop in here and explain a little better. I thought about PMing Motovista but figured I should keep it public so everyone gets to see and then there is a record of it in the threads if someone has the same question in the future. It should apply to all of the 150 iget 3 valve fuel injected motors.
Thanks for your input.