Mp3 500ie Airbox (What is this part called?)
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2009 Piaggio MP3 500ie
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:05 pm quote
Anyone know what the rubber covers are called that go over this part of the Airbox. I assume this is why I hear a "pffff pfffff pfff pfffff" noise at low RPM's. Would be air passing when it normally has a rubber oil capture bubble/cover which is missing on my bike.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:23 pm quote
Looks like this will help: FAQ: What's that bubble filled with oil?
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:14 am quote
you can order new ones from AF1 racing, they are reasonably priced under $10. don't forget the clamp as I think it is a separate part number.

Also consider getting a spare brake lever switch as folks always are asking on why my bike doesn't start and it ends up being 1 or both the switches are kaput.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:40 am quote
Re: Mp3 500ie Airbox (What is this part called?)
Ewok wrote:
Anyone know what the rubber covers are called that go over this part of the Airbox. I assume this is why I hear a "pffff pfffff pfff pfffff" noise at low RPM's. Would be air passing when it normally has a rubber oil capture bubble/cover which is missing on my bike.
"Oil Bubble"
This is your indicator, You / Dealer are Overfilling your Bike with to much Oil...
Please visit scooterpartsco.com they are one of the best providers of Piaggio Parts.

https://scooterpartsco.com/piaggio/piaggio-mp3-500/oil-bubble-for-vespa-air-filter-box?zenid=8vh6et5742fes8948ec49rhql6

Search MV for the topics of "Oil Blow"...

Keith,
Marietta, GA

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Around $4.00 Each

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:22 am quote
Perfect, now I know where to buy my bike condoms lol. I mean rubber bubbles.

Thanks everyone for helping me identify the part.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:44 am quote
Ewok wrote:
Perfect, now I know where to buy my bike condoms lol. I mean rubber bubbles.

Thanks everyone for helping me identify the part.
More like Oil "Nipples"....
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Wed May 08, 2019 7:13 am quote
Sorry for the digging .....
Does anyone know the exact diameter (inside and outside) of the air pipe n 17 of the diagram ??

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Wed May 08, 2019 8:27 am quote
same as a fuel line between 8mm 10mm
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Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 am quote
frcx94 wrote:
Sorry for the digging .....
Does anyone know the exact diameter (inside and outside) of the air pipe n 17 of the diagram ??
They turn yellow, and difficult to view over time.
They sold here in the US at most Home Improvement Sellers.
Almost like a Fish Tank Air line.
I cut a piece of mine off and brought it with me, and bought a roll of it.
Not expensive.

Keith,
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Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 am quote
Maksor wrote:
same as a fuel line between 8mm 10mm
Nothing more presise ???
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Wed May 08, 2019 11:18 am quote
klaborde wrote:
I cut a piece of mine off and brought it with me
I will end up doing like you my friend. ..
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Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 pm quote
they make clear tubing that is gas and oil resistant. I highly recommend you get that and not some generic tubing.
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Thu May 09, 2019 9:26 am quote
old as dirt wrote:
they make clear tubing that is gas and oil resistant. I highly recommend you get that and not some generic tubing.
What I purchased at Home Depot says that...
It still turns yellow, even the OEM.
Buy a roll; Change often.

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Thu May 09, 2019 1:56 pm quote
Still not exact size .....
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