I am the happy owner of a "new to me" 2016 Piaggio MP3 500ie Sport. I am getting used to it, and in the meantime, I am having a lot of fun. It came with just a few miles shy of 500. I am in the process of adding my first mod, a GIVI top case mount so I can attach my Givi E55 to it.
In regards to the notch, highly recommend that you get the greasing bolt so that you can keep it lubed. I tend to lube mine every 5000km, or the halfway interval between services. I think I purchased mine through Scooter West IIRC. I think it was about 10 bucks with shipping plus a grease gun and then the grease. Will save you many dollars in the long run as the bearings themself are about $200.00 for the set plus the time or labor needed to install.
Yes, you should grease those bearings. Mine were totally dry and I bought the scooter in 2016. you think they should know by now.
I started to suffer from the notch after 5,500 miles. That's when I discovered my bearings were dry. I did the "Gonzo" thing but 600 miles later... again... the notch. I moved again the bearings last weekend.
I do not think the greasing bolt is necessary. I fill a syringe that has a long Tip with grease and apply the grease like this.
Last edited by reticulum on Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:53 am; edited 1 time in total
All Content Copyright 2005-2019 by Modern Vespa. All Rights Reserved.
Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.