2009 Piaggio MP3 500 Seat
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2009 MP500
Joined: 11 Jul 2020
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Location: Orange County, CA
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:38 pm quote
my 09 Piaggio Mp3 Seat was recently Stolen ...... Im having a tough time finding one at a reasonable price or thats not damaged.....

Woud anyone have an extra or some ideas where to look besides ebay, offer up and letgo?

I miss riding my Piaggio and just want a decent deal on a seat....

Thanks
Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 328
Location: United Kingdom.
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:57 pm quote
If you had been in the UK i could have sold you a brand new (100 miles) one .I do have to wonder why the seat was stolen as it must be one of the most uncomfortable motorcycle seats going.
Hooked
50cc Beo, BigBeo
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Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:37 am quote
I have two spare seats But both are in Russia, just as I am.
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Piaggio MP3 ie 400
Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Posts: 94
Location: Sydney
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:11 pm quote
Re: 2009 Piaggio MP3 500 Seat
PaulyStar wrote:
my 09 Piaggio Mp3 Seat was recently Stolen ...... Im having a tough time finding one at a reasonable price or thats not damaged.....

Woud anyone have an extra or some ideas where to look besides ebay, offer up and letgo?

I miss riding my Piaggio and just want a decent deal on a seat....

Thanks
Sorry to read that it was stolen, how did that happen? they must have access to the seat from inside....

I was reading other comments in the forum and one poster put a website in the USA, they have pretty good prices, and I am also looking for a seat, here is the link:
https://scooterpartsco.com/piaggio/piaggio-mp3-400/seat-with-sensor-for-piaggio-mp3-250-400?zenid=362d0f2230fd93f3e8b1169471d34cfe

cheers,
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:29 pm quote
3legsofman wrote:
If you had been in the UK i could have sold you a brand new (100 miles) one .I do have to wonder why the seat was stolen as it must be one of the most uncomfortable motorcycle seats going.
I was wondering what the postage might be - perhaps not too horrendous?
Hooked
2008 fuoco
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Location: United Kingdom.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:51 pm quote
Postal costs to the the USA and Australia can be very high ,but if the part required is cheap enough the overall combined cost might be within budget. Used Fuoco seats do not come up for sale that often ,mine i bought new and only had it on the bike 1 day. I,ll weigh and measure it and see what it comes out at for PaulyStar if he/she is interested.
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2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
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Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:42 am quote
3legsofman wrote:
Postal costs to the the USA and Australia can be very high ,but if the part required is cheap enough the overall combined cost might be within budget. Used Fuoco seats do not come up for sale that often ,mine i bought new and only had it on the bike 1 day. I,ll weigh and measure it and see what it comes out at for PaulyStar if he/she is interested.
www.motorcyclespareparts.eu has $40 flat rate shipping. Bought crash bars and a windshield, shipping was only $40.
And the have great pricing.
Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 328
Location: United Kingdom.
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:38 am quote
Many dealers can negotiate better rates as there sending parts out all the time ,i can buy parts from Germany with a flat delivery cost of 10 euros for any amount i buy . But for us mortals it's a different story.
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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Location: Netherlands Olst
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:14 am quote
for 250 euro about $286 i can ship a new one just got it in
Hooked
2008 fuoco
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Location: United Kingdom.
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:26 am quote
Just had alook online at UK Parcel2go with UPS and to send to USA 90cm x 40cm x20cm and anything between 3 and 5 kgs ( did'ent bother getting the seat out of storage to weigh it) is 65 with 50 insurance this was the cheapest quote . I dident bother looking further. I want 90 for my seat.
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2009 MP500
Joined: 11 Jul 2020
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Location: Orange County, CA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:17 pm quote
Gentlemen sorry for delay ive been overwhelmed losing my car dealership over this coveid-19. and this damn seat has been a challenge trying to be as frugal as possible and buying one from some jack ass on Offer Up that is for a 2010 MP3. To answer a few of your questions, my Piaggio was illegally towed and somehow when i went to tow yard my seat was gone and they claim it was never on bike.

thanks for suggestions but im striking out ordering online.
www.motorcyclespareparts.eu with shipping is $456
www.scooterpartsco - Doesnt carry it
www.SHAD makes every year and model foe piaggio accept this 2009 mp3500

if any of you still have one in your possession could you tell me what your bottom-line would be and thats with shipping to Hollywood California 920046

Thanks again I appreciate it
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:14 am quote
PaulyStar wrote:
Gentlemen sorry for delay ive been overwhelmed losing my car dealership over this coveid-19. and this damn seat has been a challenge trying to be as frugal as possible and buying one from some jack ass on Offer Up that is for a 2010 MP3. To answer a few of your questions, my Piaggio was illegally towed and somehow when i went to tow yard my seat was gone and they claim it was never on bike.

thanks for suggestions but im striking out ordering online.
www.motorcyclespareparts.eu with shipping is $456
www.scooterpartsco - Doesnt carry it
www.SHAD makes every year and model foe piaggio accept this 2009 mp3500

if any of you still have one in your possession could you tell me what your bottom-line would be and thats with shipping to Hollywood California 920046

Thanks again I appreciate it
you need part number 657559 for the stock seat. new cost is $340 from a dealer.

I happen to have a take off from my 08. dam shipping costs is expensive to you.

usps estimate is
https://postcalc.usps.com/Calculator/MailServices?country=0&ccode=US&oz=37763&omil=False&dz=92046&dmil=False&mdt=8%2F22%2F2020&mdz=8%3A29&m=7&p=20&rect=True&l=48&h=15&w=24&g=0
Hooked
2008 fuoco
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Location: United Kingdom.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:16 am quote
Try UPS instead - USPS is often more than twice as expensive, especially for large items.
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6172
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:47 pm quote
Flippin eck and i thought shipping from the UK to USA was expensive.[/quote]

I shipped a GTS seat a couple of years ago, cost around $40. UPS.
I just taped a bunch of random cardboard around it, too.
Serious hack job, but arrived fine.
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Granturismo 218
Joined: 04 Feb 2013
Posts: 6356
Location: NWAOK
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm quote
PaulyStar wrote:
Gentlemen sorry for delay ive been overwhelmed losing my car dealership over this coveid-19. and this damn seat has been a challenge trying to be as frugal as possible and buying one from some jack ass on Offer Up that is for a 2010 MP3.
www.scooterpartsco - Doesnt carry it
Just ordered them. Retail is about $280, and we will have to ship UPS, so the free shipping won't apply. It's usually $25 to 40 to ship one of these monsters in the continental US. We expect them to be available when Pontedera opens up again, and should have them a couple of weeks into September. I'll go ahead and put it on the site as a special order. Because of your unique situation, I don't expect you'll still need a seat when they get here.
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2009 MP500
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Location: Orange County, CA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:20 pm quote
Does anyone have a list of other makes and models that would fit my 2009 mp3 500? i apprreciate all your advice and help i need to bite the bullet and do something soon .
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:47 pm quote
PaulyStar wrote:
Does anyone have a list of other makes and models that would fit my 2009 mp3 500? i apprreciate all your advice and help i need to bite the bullet and do something soon .
the only seat pan is from the 2008-2010 mp3 500's which is the same as the Gilera Fuoco which is sold everywhere else in the world, but there again your limited to those years.

few have had their seat totally redone by after market guys like BMS and other seat folks.

I found a BMS seat on eBay years ago used and scooped it up that is why I have a stock seat laying around in the garage.

You find them every so often on eBay when a wrecked scooter gets parted out.
Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 328
Location: United Kingdom.
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:08 pm quote
I'll have another look about shipping my seat ,send me a private message with your address so i can give you the shipping cost. As i said before i want 90 sterling +shipping. The seat was brand new when i bought it and was only on the bike 100miles so it's new. I only bought it because it was alot cheaper than it should have been and i wanted to use the fuoco while i got it's seat modified . I'll try and send some photo's but i've just changed our laptop from windows 7 to 10 and somethings are not doing what i want to do .
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:13 am quote
PaulyStar wrote:
my 09 Piaggio Mp3 Seat was recently Stolen ...... Im having a tough time finding one at a reasonable price or thats not damaged.....
Ah, a US 2009 MP3 500; isn't that a Gilera Fuoco in the rest of the world? In other words, a different seat.
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Granturismo 218
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:03 pm quote
PaulyStar wrote:
www.scooterpartsco - Doesnt carry it
Didn't carry it. Now carries it.

https://scooterpartsco.com/ricambi/030-piaggio/piaggio-seat-for-mp3-500
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