My mp3 died yesterday :(
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Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
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Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Sat May 18, 2019 10:06 pm quote
Hi guys!

A huge truck destroyed my mp3 yesterday. Luckily I'm more or less fine, but the bike is all damaged. Frame, rear shocks, lots of tupperware, handlebar, etc. Nothing to repair.

commiserations accepted.









A huge black-dressed sad guy is me.
Hooked
2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 473
Location: central Illinois USA
Sun May 19, 2019 4:31 am quote
I am glad you are reasonably ok but that poor baby you were riding is a very sad sight to see, and itís a big, ugly truck showing evidence of that crime it committed. Keep us posted as to how you do and if you are soon back on 2 wheels.
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Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 4947
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sun May 19, 2019 4:40 am quote
Ouch! Yeah that bike is a goner. Sorry about your loss but glad you got off much better than the bike.

What happened? It obviously got plowed but it's surprising you are OK.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
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Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Sun May 19, 2019 7:03 am quote
Here.
I simply stopped on blinking green. Truck didn't.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sun May 19, 2019 8:05 am quote
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Hooked
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
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Posts: 419
Location: Germany
Sun May 19, 2019 8:24 am quote
Holy sheep shit batman. Thank goodness you are ok. That was pretty brutal. That truck driver would have had a beat down for that...insurance be damned.
Hooked
2016 mp3 500 sport
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 205
Location: San Diego California
Sun May 19, 2019 8:25 am quote
You think that's bad? Just take a look at the truck's front bumper !!/
Addicted
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
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Location: Toronto
Sun May 19, 2019 9:00 am quote
I am glad you are OK! Wow, that was scary!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21219
Location: Kingston, Tennessee, Tn
Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 pm quote
wow glad you are up and walking after that.

take a day and get your thoughts together before making any decisions.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8359
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun May 19, 2019 1:28 pm quote
Whoa, that's nasty. Glad you're okay. Sorry about the scooter.

Don't know about your legal situation there, but hope things get taken care of.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5155
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 pm quote


Whoah, now that's among my worst nightmares, to be hit from behind like that!

Glad you're OK, hope you are back on wheels soon.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Mon May 20, 2019 12:52 am quote
Well, what's next:

The truck driver is 100% guilty and accepts that. Also I wasn't hurt, and thus insurance investigation will be faster.

An expert from insurance company should visit my garage in several days and look at remains. Next they would take it to a workshop and later they pay some money to my bank account.

Usually after their payment should be a court because they pay less than should Almost certainly I cannot buy another mp3 for those money...

However, I'm alive, and that's the best part of all story. Good luck to everyone, but I am not saying goodbye!
Ossessionato
1991 T5 Pole Position, 2007 Piaggio MP3 250, 2008 LXS 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3210
Location: Staffordshire UK
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 am quote
Jah wrote:
I'm alive, and that's the best part of all story. Good luck to everyone, but I am not saying goodbye!
Glad to hear you're not saying goodbye (in more ways than one!)

In the UK, there would be a (more than justified in your case imo) personal injury whiplash claim to add to the bike damage claim, which would maybe cover the cost of a replacement MP3

Counting your blessings, you're alive after THAT! But it's a bitch you're going to lose out financially.

Hope you get back on 2 (or 3) real soon
Hooked
MP3 500 LT " Matilda"
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 141
Location: west Germany
Sun May 26, 2019 8:11 am quote
I probably wood have had a Heartattack! Hope you'er okay Jah! You have an Angel looking over your shoulder Buddy!!!
Hooked
MP3 500
Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 473
Location: Chicago
Sun May 26, 2019 10:54 am quote
So glad you are ok. The bike looks miserable and as other said, you were lucky to be walking away.
Enthusiast
2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 am quote
Glad you are not hurt badly. It looks like you were wearing good gear. I think the insurance company should buy you a new one, at the very least!

Marty
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Mon May 27, 2019 8:16 am quote
I'm afraid I can't expect new one or even old one. Here's an explaination:
My mp3 was the only 250cc here. Next big city is in 200kms from us, and there are some old mp3s with big mileage there, but none of them are in sale now.

Insurance company will pay me the amount they consider to be fair to buy mp3, according to estimated prices they have somewhere. And that amount will be not enough to buy a good mp3 even if they were sold there. But the nearest mp3s in sale are in Moscow, that's kinda 2000 km from me (and of course it is pricey to get mp3 there and deliver it here).

Estimated prices:
The insurance company will pay somewhat like $2000 to me (if I was lucky enough). That's kinda enough to buy an old weared mp3 if I lived in Moscow. However a plane ticket is kinda $100-$200, train delivery of mp3 is kinda $400, to live a day or two (and to look at mp3s in sale) is kinda $100.
So instead of more or less fair amount I get $700 less. Even if they use fair price. Also they don't pay attention to mileage (mine was only 15000 kms, all mp3s in sale are somewhat twice more).

Ah! And the funny part is that insurance company does not tell me how much they will pay. They will simply transfer the money to my bank account and relax.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5155
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Mon May 27, 2019 12:08 pm quote

That sucks....

Sorry to hear MP3s are so rare in your neighborhood.
I always thought they were rare around here, but really, any time I look for one for sale I can find several within a couple hundred miles.

Certainly hope you are able to find one, if even by miracle.
Ossessionato
2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 4187
Location: Marietta, GA
Wed May 29, 2019 3:52 am quote
Wow...
Sure glad you are OK.

I sort of had something similar, sitting at a Red Light, a Young Girl decided to make a Right Turn into me on my MP3/250, not seeing me.

I actually rebuilt mine, as the girl had no insurance, and the State of Georgia Deported her as being here in the US Illegally.

The bike is even better now I think, and no front damage to bike.
It was a fun project, bought parts on ebay, and New from easyparts.nl

Luckily, I have two other bikes so I didn't miss any riding time with good weather.

Please keep us updated on what's going on with you and your bike.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
Ossessionato
2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 4187
Location: Marietta, GA
Wed May 29, 2019 3:59 am quote
Jah wrote:
I'm afraid I can't expect new one or even old one. Here's an explaination:
My mp3 was the only 250cc here. Next big city is in 200kms from us, and there are some old mp3s with big mileage there, but none of them are in sale now.

Insurance company will pay me the amount they consider to be fair to buy mp3, according to estimated prices they have somewhere. And that amount will be not enough to buy a good mp3 even if they were sold there. But the nearest mp3s in sale are in Moscow, that's kinda 2000 km from me (and of course it is pricey to get mp3 there and deliver it here).

Estimated prices:
The insurance company will pay somewhat like $2000 to me (if I was lucky enough). That's kinda enough to buy an old weared mp3 if I lived in Moscow. However a plane ticket is kinda $100-$200, train delivery of mp3 is kinda $400, to live a day or two (and to look at mp3s in sale) is kinda $100.
So instead of more or less fair amount I get $700 less. Even if they use fair price. Also they don't pay attention to mileage (mine was only 15000 kms, all mp3s in sale are somewhat twice more).

Ah! And the funny part is that insurance company does not tell me how much they will pay. They will simply transfer the money to my bank account and relax.
Have you considered; once insurance pays you???
You buy a bike and fly/train and just Ride it home (Maybe too far???).

I have a friend here in Georgia, he will buy a Bike in the US the farthest from his home, Fly there... Rides the Bike home even though it may take a few weeks (He is Retired). Then sometimes, he sells the Bike once he is home if something he didn't like about it, or he hates the color.

He bought the Bike just to ride across the US.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Wed May 29, 2019 9:44 am quote
Well, yep, I thought about it. However I worry a bit about quality of service works made with bought bike. If it dies in the middle of nowhere, I would be not so happy.
Also 2000 kms is a long trip. Long and expensive if I spend all the money to buy the bike.
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 21437
Location: Palatka, Florida
Wed May 29, 2019 9:49 am quote
Jah wrote:
Well, yep, I thought about it. However I worry a bit about quality of service works made with bought bike. If it dies in the middle of nowhere, I would be not so happy.
Also 2000 kms is a long trip. Long and expensive if I spend all the money to buy the bike.
It is about 1100 miles (1,700 km) from Moscow to where you live. You could do an Iron Butt home.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Wed May 29, 2019 8:03 pm quote
Depends on route and navigation software Yep, 1800-1900 according to one of most used here, Yandex navigation.
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport ABS
Joined: 08 Sep 2017
Posts: 249
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fri May 31, 2019 7:39 pm quote
Damn lucky you weren't seriously injured or killed. Crap like this is why I ALWAYS watch my mirrors when I'm stopped at a stop sign or lights!
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 am quote
Well, I've looked and saw the goddamn barn was far away, and next thing I remember was "Hey, buddy, how are you" in Russian from barn driver.
Enthusiast
mp3 500 '08
Joined: 13 Jul 2018
Posts: 51
Location: NYC
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:31 am quote
OMG! so glad you are okay and I'm not sure how they do it in Russia but man I'm thinking you should have laid flat on the ground and said you were hurt even if you were not. I can't imagine the aches and pains that showed up later!

wow man just wow. Gear gear and more gear...looks like you had gear.
Hooked
Joined: 27 Oct 2016
Posts: 216
Location: England
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:39 am quote
Dear Jah

Glad to see you survived intact.
Hope you get back on three wheels again.
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