Screech on pull away
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MP3 500 LT Sport
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:50 am quote
I have a 2014 MP3 500 LT Sport, it has just started to make a horrible screeching noise when I pull away, doesn't happen at any other time and everything else work fine.

Any ideas on what it is?

Give me a hammer and saw and I am fine, give me a spanner and I am likely to throw it in the works
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Location: England
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:51 am quote
Well clutch noise or belt slipping would be my guesses.

I would rough up the inside of the clutch bell and clutch shoes.
Piaggio MP3 500
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 am quote
Yes, sounds like the clutch. I had a Honda Helix clutch squeal like there was something really metal-on-metal going wrong, and it was just glazed. But the best thing to do is to inspect it. You'll be able to tell immediately
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 am quote
Do a few hard take offs and see if that fixes it.
MP3 500 LT Sport
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 am quote
Thanks people, I will give the hard take off a go tomorrow, weather permitting. If not, i'll find a mechanic, to me a clutch is something you do or a number of eggs.
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