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2016 Piaggio MP3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jun 2019
Posts: 14
Location: New York City
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 pm quote
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.
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MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 178
Location: west Germany
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:19 pm quote
Well Mr. Loosenut welcome to the Land of the Impies and Impettes and we hope you enjoy your new for you 2016 Mp3 sport very much. Looking forward to chatting with in the Future.
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2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 299
Location: Lombard, Il
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 am quote
Welcome. We have the same scooter and you will enjoy it for many more miles.
The only issue I have with it is the "notch".
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2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 432
Location: Germany
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:20 am quote
Welcome.

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.
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2016 MP3 500cc Sport ABS
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 299
Location: Lombard, Il
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:04 am quote
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.

Best,

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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2010 Can Am Spyder RT-S, 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5236
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 am quote
I greased my bearings (AND adjusted them) when I bought it new (old stock) in 2013.
Since then maybe two more times.
No notch yet. ~43,000 miles.
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