Saddle sensor malfunction
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Mp3
Joined: 18 Jan 2020
Posts: 5
Location: Japan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:18 am quote
Recently my saddle sensor is malfunctioning. When I get off the bike it is not working. Normally if you hit the throttle the bike bogs out. For some reason the other day my bike jumped forward. Crashing into a wall. Does anyone have any ideas of a fix for this? Thank you in advance.
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2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 525
Location: tampa
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:43 pm quote
I have spare seat sensor if you need one. front of seat cover must come off to replace though. you can also just install 1k-2k ohm resistors in its place
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Mp3
Joined: 18 Jan 2020
Posts: 5
Location: Japan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:25 pm quote
Thank you.
I will try that. As I live in Japan. Finding parts will be a trick. Lol.
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21454
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:03 am quote
jerryd wrote:
I have spare seat sensor if you need one. front of seat cover must come off to replace though. you can also just install 1k-2k ohm resistors in its place
the resistor ELIMINATES the sensor and WILLl cause what the op described in the first post.
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Mp3
Joined: 18 Jan 2020
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Location: Japan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:42 am quote
Thank you for the info.
If possible I would like to restore the sensor.
I wonder if I could reset the system to get it back.
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21454
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:37 am quote
Dtskedwards wrote:
Thank you for the info.
If possible I would like to restore the sensor.
I wonder if I could reset the system to get it back.
no reset. just check it with a multimeter to ensure the contacts open and close. if the sensor is bad the only way to get a new one from piaggio is buying a complete seat. highly recommend finding a used one thru ebay. you can use any of the mp3 model seats for the sensor as that is the same in all, just have to remove it an install it into your seat if you get a different model seat.
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Mp3
Joined: 18 Jan 2020
Posts: 5
Location: Japan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:47 am quote
That sound good. Thank you. I will check into a new seat.
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2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 4265
Location: Marietta, GA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 am quote
Update your profile when you have a chance so we know which MP3 you have.

Example...
Finding seats for the older MP3/250 and MP3/400 are easy, same seat and plenty show up on ebay.com

On my MP3/250, I have the Piaggo OEM Gel seat, and its very nice.
I got mine at easyparts.nl

Good luck with your problem...
Keith,
Marietta, GA
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Mp3
Joined: 18 Jan 2020
Posts: 5
Location: Japan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:31 pm quote
That is a great idea. Thank you.
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