Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Li Series 3

The Li 'slim style' of three was the beginning of a long production cycle, and almost all future large frame models have been developed by Li Li 3 The third series was a great design of the sixties, and a lot of publicity for scooter model and sixties icon Jane Mansfield used, either standing or sitting on Li's work the body and the panel itself was new in the design, thinner and thinner than two series it replaced. New headlight, horn cast, thin legs shields, panels, rear step, all helped to make it "look thin style", although thinner! Double seats were single seat fitted as standard on these machines, although the internal double seat was an option available if desired. The new series of three models got rear frame badge holders rather than the previous model grids false. These badges, was the model or LI125 or LI150

Technical details on the panels of most remains the same, although a number of minor changes in cosmetics. A new carburetor, SH18, star of cell built in less than Neath the carburetor instead of the background MA / MB tank. This carburetor takes into account not only miles per gallon increase, but also helped to increase the overall speed of the bulk Li's new Start Stop bulbous once was removed from the S1 / 2 for a more efficient casing string. Because of the thinness of the body and the floor boards, a bass drum pedal with less than a withdrawal was used. Carburetor pipe, keeping the look of previous models and need not be so long to close the gap between the elbow and the carburetor air box. The air box was also given a slight revision, thinner and with a metal collar and a new air filter cartridge design used.

A square box exhaust with dual U to separate the bottle was equipped with the box and replaced the exhaust pipe separated and double or previous models. All UK models come with a battery that provides power to the parking lights, what was a legal requirement for British vehicles at that time. The battery also has the power of the horn and brake light. All other markets were the direct lighting system is even more common in Lambretta

The front suspension was the same design with links back Innocenti sitting on cushions, but slightly different in shape and thin. The rear suspension is again the unit is still the same type of combined choke as in previous models, although it was now an inch shorter. Braking received small cosmetic changes, and remained in the front and rear drum. The locking tab washer on the rear axle now sitting in a recess in the center itself, which also won an extra hole for a total of three to facilitate placement of the ring. The rear axle has been tightened to the torque setting of 150 pounds, but the choice of the three screw holes in the place made for easy connection to the torque from the factory.

With a production this time, in fact the longest of any model, many changes in the middle of the production cycle have been made. At the beginning of the series 3 Li used four pole stators made during the second round later models made the six-pin system that uses more coils of light to give a better electricity. Gear ratios are changed in the 125 models to improve speed. With changes in existing and new models that have been made, then the model has received and Li. In 1965, the chrome ring on the helmet was removed, the void left by being taken up by the issue of the hull of the funds.

In 1967 Innocenti produced a batch of 125 models of Li, who now found themselves mired in a bit of mystery. Do not know why approximatetly 1400 of these models were made, presumably they were built to fulfill a specific order. A first of S4 Li seems to be a 'normal' Li, but a closer examination of the subtle changes can be seen. No more screws in the range of damping to be replaced by favored type push on other machines at the time, the side panels were the clip on type and not the normal type of handle. The horn cast badge crest was replaced by a silver alloy plate color, with a formulation of Innocenti on the ground in the middle of nowhere again. Distinctive rear frame was changed to Li as we have seen 125, Lambretta Innocenti mounted type SX models. In the side panels, toolboxes gray plastic, were equipped. Sage color paint, it is believed that the Li 4 that has never been proposed to blue light (8070) color.

As we know, any publicity material was ever produced for this model, we believe they were built for a specific command. Chassis numbers were changed, even to read 125Li4.

Equilibrium with its long cycle of low-cost production and the evolution of the parts used and equipped with the Li Series 3 was a commercial success for Innocenti. 150c 143 091 146 models were 125cc and 734 models left the factory doors Innocenti.


Length : 1800mm
Width: 700mm
Height : 1035mm
Weight : 104kg
Capacity : 123cc & 150cc
Bore : 52mm (125) 58mm (150)
Stroke : 58mm
Power : 5hp @ 5,200 rpm 125cc
6.6hp @5,300
Max speed 45mph Li 125
51mph Li 150
Fuel Consumption 135mpg(125's)

Colours : Grey (8068) Green (8015) Li 125's
Grey (8068), White (8059) Panel colours Ruby Red (8047), Sky Blue (8038) and Nile Green(8015) Li 150's
Frame Numbers : 125Li
After the prefix, 150LI3, the first model would have the frame number 600,001. The 125 version however, is not quite as straight forward. The first 125 Series 3 had the frame number 001,001, and this continued in sequence up to 148,000. Then the prefix changed to 125LI4 and on these final models the frame numbers re started at 149,000.
Engine Numbers : 125Li & 150Li
Carburettor Dell'Orto SH1/18
Tyre Size 3.50*10
Ft pressure 18 lb/sq.in
R pressure 28 lb/sq.in


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