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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:35 am quote
Just purchased a 2009 MP3 500 with only 1,802 miles. Asking price was $3,300. Original owner was in his 70s. The scoot has been dropped/laid several times. Once laid while in the driveway. Second while reaching a stop sign at a low speed--the previous owner used the tilt/lock and tipped over. Third time--I was moving the scoot in my garage and I Laid it down. This scoot is heavy when moving around.

Damage List:
1. Both front turn signals are broken
2. Right side of the Legshield cracked and has broken into pieces
3. Minor rear panel scratches
4. Front Wheels are misaligned
5. Upgraded WOLO Horn not working.
6. All tires need to be replaced--Since 2012 its been in NON-OP status.

After 2 1/2 weeks of negotiation and NO one interested in purchasing the scoot--I ended up paying $1,100 and $80 for a tow.

REPAIR LIST:
1. Installed Front LED turn signals and LED turn on the side Reflectors.
2. WOLO air horn relocated since the original owner just mounted it at the bottom of the scoot (see Pic). Reconnected it and its loud (136 decibel Loud)
3. Front wheels realigned--suspension is not tweaked or bent. Handle bar just needed to be straighten out and aligned with the front wheel.
4. Ordered Legshield--Awaiting to arrive and will Install.
5. Ordered Tires--Awaiting to arrive and will Install.
6. Scratches cleaned up NO longer noticeable.
*** $400 worth of parts--Mainly Legshield and Tires ***
7. Evan Canister removed.
8. Radiator hosed moved

UPGRADES:
1. Fuzzy Washer
2. Dr. Pulley Sliders 17gram
3. LED front turn signal and LED turn signal on the front side reflectors.
4. WOLO 136 decibel Air Horn hooked up.
5. After marker shocks (lowers scoot 2 inches)
6. GIVI E470 top case
7. Bar End Mirrors
8. Givi windscreen
9. Air box and free flow airfilter
10. HiFlo Air Filter
11. Lowering Bracket (lowers 1 1/2 in)
12. Givi Windscreen 340D
13. Bar end mirror
14. Drop in Muffler


MAINTENANCE:
1. ENGINE Oil and filter CHANGED!
2. GEAR oil changed.

FUTURE UPGRADES/WISH LIST:
1. WINDSCREEN (I ride in the freeway a lot and need some buffering from the Wind)---Done
2. Top Case (Givi is preferred) Don't know which one yet.--done
3. FOG LIGHT--I drive a lot at night and need better lighting
4. AIR BOX MOD and FREE FLOW FILTER (will do this soon)--done
5. EXHAUST--wanting something with a little more growl.
6. Rear LED Turn signal conversion with the Reflectors.
7. WANTING to Repaint the Scoot. NOT decided yet but will be doing it soon.

Any SUGESTIONS and COMMENTS are welcome.

Last edited by penilani on Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:55 am; edited 5 times in total
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:38 am quote
Pics! Sorry so large.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:40 am quote
Pics

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 am quote
Pics of before

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:46 am quote
Sorry can't seem to add more than 1 pics at a time

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:04 am quote
Wow. Having a hard time posting pics. Only able to do one at a time and now I'm not able. "Unable to upload file. The given source has not been uploaded." Anyone know how I can get photos up?
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:10 am quote
Pic of LED Turn signal installed and WOLO horn relocated. I just saw that my pics exceed the limit. I need smaller file to upload.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:03 pm quote
Nice stuff you got there.
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 am quote
Great Deal!

Regarding painting- I'm planning on vinyl wrapping mine. For the 500, there isn't enough area for it to be really expensive- I'll get out of it for under $100.
I'm now trying to decide on whether to use color-changing purple to green versus grey carbon-fiber weave pattern. Or orange carbon fiber weave pattern. So many choices!
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:52 am quote
@gilgarde: thanks

@squeazel: I was also thinking of Vinyl wrap but I've never done it and seems like it's a lot of work. Please let know how your doing it and maybe I can also try it.

Had time today to do some work on the MP3 500:

1. EVAN Canister Removed.
2. Trickle Charger installed.
3. Radiator Hose moved

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Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:21 am quote
I thought vinyl wrapping would be pretty easy, at least from the tutorials on the internet, although I could be wrong. First take off all the plastic panels you want to refinish (you'd need to do this for painting too), then take off any of the badges or reflectors or metal mesh panels. Snip the push-washers and put on new ones- you'll break the plastic posts if you try and just pry them off. Then wash everything well and let it dry.

The vinyl just stretches on, from what I can tell. The quality of the vinyl makes a difference- the cheap Chinese stuff is hard to work with and doesn't stretch well. Just work it around with the squeegee and the end of a toothbrush and lift it if it wrinkles. A hair dryer is handy to help soften it around tight corners. I figure I can do the MP3 in half of a weekend since it's only about 10 square feet of material. Painting takes a bunch more steps and lots of drying and sanding time in between if you want to do it right.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:31 pm quote
penilani wrote:
Pic of LED Turn signal installed and WOLO horn relocated. I just saw that my pics exceed the limit. I need smaller file to upload.
it seems that one of the front legs is bent not just frontwheel allignment
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:03 pm quote
Maksor wrote:
penilani wrote:
Pic of LED Turn signal installed and WOLO horn relocated. I just saw that my pics exceed the limit. I need smaller file to upload.
it seems that one of the front legs is bent not just frontwheel allignment
It does look like it.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:54 pm quote
Squeazel wrote:
I thought vinyl wrapping would be pretty easy, at least from the tutorials on the internet, although I could be wrong. First take off all the plastic panels you want to refinish (you'd need to do this for painting too), then take off any of the badges or reflectors or metal mesh panels. Snip the push-washers and put on new ones- you'll break the plastic posts if you try and just pry them off. Then wash everything well and let it dry.

The vinyl just stretches on, from what I can tell. The quality of the vinyl makes a difference- the cheap Chinese stuff is hard to work with and doesn't stretch well. Just work it around with the squeegee and the end of a toothbrush and lift it if it wrinkles. A hair dryer is handy to help soften it around tight corners. I figure I can do the MP3 in half of a weekend since it's only about 10 square feet of material. Painting takes a bunch more steps and lots of drying and sanding time in between if you want to do it right.
Yeah I'm convinced that I will do vinyl wrap instead of painting. I saw many colors that would be imposible to paint. Please show some pics in your progress.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:06 pm quote
Maksor wrote:
penilani wrote:
Pic of LED Turn signal installed and WOLO horn relocated. I just saw that my pics exceed the limit. I need smaller file to upload.
it seems that one of the front legs is bent not just frontwheel allignment
I've already put over 280 miles both freeway and street. I've taken it 94mph gps'd. If it was bent?--wouldn't it be wobbly, steer to one side, vibrate/shake very uncontrollably. The previous owner was in his 70s and from what he reported and what damage was on the scoot when I picked it up--he simply laid it at stop or while moving it in the garage. I highly doubt it's bent but maybe from the picture it may look like it is. Thanks for the heads up.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 pm quote
messure the distance between innerlegshield and mudguard both sides
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:12 pm quote
If it's stable at 90 MPH and doesn't pull to one side, then I would doubt that the front end is too far out of alignment. The picture looks like the front wheels are a little duckfooted, but I think that's more than likely an artifact of the camera that took the picture.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:16 pm quote
thats also the case but your left leg is bent its siting to far to the back

that one needs to be replaced
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:29 pm quote
Maksor wrote:
thats also the case but your left leg is bent its siting to far to the back

that one needs to be replaced
very good keen eye.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:34 pm quote
on both front end pics its the same just a 7 mm or so now your not gonna get the allignment fixed it will eat front tyres

and i'm talking with experience got lots of customers who bought a wrecked one and thinking that its just allignment or that you simply bent it back

make a pic from the side then i can see if the front frame is also bent

it has to sit equal to the front faring below the headlights
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:55 pm quote
Maksor wrote:
on both front end pics its the same just a 7 mm or so now your not gonna get the allignment fixed it will eat front tyres

and i'm talking with experience got lots of customers who bought a wrecked one and thinking that its just allignment or that you simply bent it back

make a pic from the side then i can see if the front frame is also bent

it has to sit equal to the front faring below the headlights
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yes a good flat shot of both front sides would be great with good lighting as well
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:03 pm quote
Thanks for all info. I'm not home now but will measure the wheels when I do. The Legshield arrived yesterday and I also replaced the stock mirrors with bar ends. Hoping to install the Legshield this weekend and install the Dr pulley and fuzzy washer. Here's another pic of the front wheels. Also I did just wash the scoot.

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:18 pm quote
I'm thinking they're looking for pictures at axle height.
If you would please do front, right and left side shots to get a visual on how things line up, and compare side to side. Handlebars straight, BTW.

Here's to hoping it is just optical illusion.

Cheers,
Sully
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:01 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
I'm thinking they're looking for pictures at axle height.
If you would please do front, right and left side shots to get a visual on how things line up, and compare side to side. Handlebars straight, BTW.

Here's to hoping it is just optical illusion.

Cheers,
Sully
@sully: Will take pics this weekend and post it.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:57 pm quote
WELCOME ABOARD, you have a great project going.

Vinyl wrap? yes. However... If it is too rough to paint it is too rough to wrap.
Search for it on this site and you will see some nice work.

Keys to success:
1. Time - it is less work/cost than painting, but it is still work
2. Vvivid is highly recommended and most often an immitation on ebay. If the price is too good to be true - it is. . I bought direct
3. Two important tools :A heat gun, not a hair dryer and a really sharp exacto knife with extra tips
4. A clean wide space. Everything needs to be clean so it is a good inside project. You need room to move the piece around
5. Someone to help you. A heat gun, the part, a squeegee and the vinyl is a lot by yourself unless some can hold the part securely.
6. Patience. Like painting it require prep, planning and patience. Unlike painting, you can backup and retry.

I also bought some bargin bin pieces to practice with. You can see how durable it can be
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:32 am quote
Wolrefnif wrote:
WELCOME ABOARD, you have a great project going.

Vinyl wrap? yes. However... If it is too rough to paint it is too rough to wrap.
Search for it on this site and you will see some nice work.

Keys to success:
1. Time - it is less work/cost than painting, but it is still work
2. Vvivid is highly recommended and most often an immitation on ebay. If the price is too good to be true - it is. . I bought direct
3. Two important tools :A heat gun, not a hair dryer and a really sharp exacto knife with extra tips
4. A clean wide space. Everything needs to be clean so it is a good inside project. You need room to move the piece around
5. Someone to help you. A heat gun, the part, a squeegee and the vinyl is a lot by yourself unless some can hold the part securely.
6. Patience. Like painting it require prep, planning and patience. Unlike painting, you can backup and retry.

I also bought some bargin bin pieces to practice with. You can see how durable it can be
Thanks. I've ordered a cheap ebay vinyl wrap to practice on. I just wanted to see and work with it before I fully decide to wrap the whole scoot.
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:05 pm quote
glad to see you got the new knee shield. they are not bad to replace , take your time and don't force anything hard. there are a lot of screws to deal with.
You almost have to strip all the plastics off to do it.

Its a good time to inspect all the inner pieces and parts that are covered up and get some dielectric grease and take apart all the electrical connectors and clean them and put the dielectric grease in them.
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:31 pm quote
May I ask, what are those LED turn signals, and where did you get them from? I kinda like them, and the existing stalks on mine annoy me.
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
glad to see you got the new knee shield. they are not bad to replace , take your time and don't force anything hard. there are a lot of screws to deal with.
You almost have to strip all the plastics off to do it.

Its a good time to inspect all the inner pieces and parts that are covered up and get some dielectric grease and take apart all the electrical connectors and clean them and put the dielectric grease in them.
Just got done replacing the Legshield. Thanks for the advice and yeah, I went ahead and applied dielectric grease on every connectors. Also found a better place to put the Wolo Horn.

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Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:20 pm quote
[quote="Project D"]May I ask, what are those LED turn signals, and where did you get them from? I kinda like them, and the existing stalks on mine annoy O49[/url]

I bought those LED turn signal from ebay. Flush mount LED turn signal motorcycle.
[url]m.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-Set-Motorcycle-12V-Flush-Mount-9LED-Turn-Signal-Blinker-Light-Lamp-Amber/173207556671?epid=14010377772&hash=item2853f9923f:g:dxgAAOSweZJaJO49[/url]
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:23 am quote
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:28 am quote
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:34 am quote
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I used a drill to take the plate out. I don't have a rivet gun so I left it out for now. I already ordered a rivet gun online and should be arriving this week.

Fuzzy Washer and Dr. Pulley Installed! WOW...what a difference. Its been raining all weekend but a dry moment on Sunday, I was able to ride and It. I am amazed in the significant difference it made in take off and how smooth it feels on the low end. Thanks everyone for the Advice and Tips.

Next MOD/Install:

I just picked up a GIVI E470 Monolock top case with M5M plate for $60. It comes with 3 keys. Thanks to Sully who has graciously given me an MP3 500 bracket--I will be custom fitting the GIVI E470 this coming week.

Looking to get a windscreen AND I AM DONE!

hoping to take more pics this week when its clear out.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:52 pm quote
penilani wrote:
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I used a drill to take the plate out. I don't have a rivet gun so I left it out for now. I already ordered a rivet gun online and should be arriving this week.

Fuzzy Washer and Dr. Pulley Installed! WOW...what a difference. Its been raining all weekend but a dry moment on Sunday, I was able to ride and It. I am amazed in the significant difference it made in take off and how smooth it feels on the low end. Thanks everyone for the Advice and Tips.

Next MOD/Install:

I just picked up a GIVI E470 Monolock top case with M5M plate for $60. It comes with 3 keys. Thanks to Sully who has graciously given me an MP3 500 bracket--I will be custom fitting the GIVI E470 this coming week.

Looking to get a windscreen AND I AM DONE!

hoping to take more pics this week when its clear out.
I personally would not put the data plate back where it was. I would probably put it under the seat somewhere.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:53 pm quote
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
the vin number is stamped in the frame at the back side of the pet carrier area so the data plate is just a nicety.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:31 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
the vin number is stamped in the frame at the back side of the pet carrier area so the data plate is just a nicety.
That's right. I was just going to put it back where it was originally placed but since you mentioned it I will just relocate it and I won't have to drill any holes in the leg shield since it looks cleaner without it. Thanks OAD.
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:21 am quote
penilani wrote:
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I used a drill to take the plate out. I don't have a rivet gun so I left it out for now. I already ordered a rivet gun online and should be arriving this week.

Fuzzy Washer and Dr. Pulley Installed! WOW...what a difference. Its been raining all weekend but a dry moment on Sunday, I was able to ride and It. I am amazed in the significant difference it made in take off and how smooth it feels on the low end. Thanks everyone for the Advice and Tips.

Next MOD/Install:

I just picked up a GIVI E470 Monolock top case with M5M plate for $60. It comes with 3 keys. Thanks to Sully who has graciously given me an MP3 500 bracket--I will be custom fitting the GIVI E470 this coming week.

Looking to get a windscreen AND I AM DONE!

hoping to take more pics this week when its clear out.
Home Depot, not expensive...
Don't attempt to Glue, it just won't stick to that ABS.
I recently used mine to repair my gutters, so its a good tool to have.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 am quote
That horn appears to be held on with zip ties, wrapped around a moving part. Not a long-term solution.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:57 am quote
Is the horn working now ?
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:12 am quote
klaborde wrote:
penilani wrote:
klaborde wrote:
Squeazel wrote:
I replaced my leg shield as well- but you might want to think about replacing the VIN plate. It's just 4 pop-rivets. It makes it easier to sell it if it's easy for the mark, I mean purchaser, to see the VIN.
I have replaced my Leg Shield 2 times.
Easy to drill out the Rivets and replace.
This is something you can't leave off, that would cause a problem with re-sale I know here in Georgia.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
I used a drill to take the plate out. I don't have a rivet gun so I left it out for now. I already ordered a rivet gun online and should be arriving this week.

Fuzzy Washer and Dr. Pulley Installed! WOW...what a difference. Its been raining all weekend but a dry moment on Sunday, I was able to ride and It. I am amazed in the significant difference it made in take off and how smooth it feels on the low end. Thanks everyone for the Advice and Tips.

Next MOD/Install:

I just picked up a GIVI E470 Monolock top case with M5M plate for $60. It comes with 3 keys. Thanks to Sully who has graciously given me an MP3 500 bracket--I will be custom fitting the GIVI E470 this coming week.

Looking to get a windscreen AND I AM DONE!

hoping to take more pics this week when its clear out.
Home Depot, not expensive...
Don't attempt to Glue, it just won't stick to that ABS.
I recently used mine to repair my gutters, so its a good tool to have.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
It's probably best to keep the VIN plate in its original location- everyone expects it to be there, rather than hidden in the pet carrier or something.

Also- it's polypropylene rather than ABS. ABS can be glued with the black sewer-pipe cement, but polypropylene and polyethylene are impossible to glue
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