New Ride MP3 500
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MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 111
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am quote
So after giving up hope on my 250. I have plumped up and purchased a 2009 MP3 500

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4264
Location: Netherlands Olst
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:17 pm quote
congrets
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 111
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:16 pm quote
Thanks
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 500
Joined: 21 Nov 2017
Posts: 303
Location: Austin, TX
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:45 am quote
I have one too! Nice acquisition! Remember to always use fresh premium fuel and check the air filter for oil pooling, and grease those steering bearings! Looks like the previous owner took good care of it- love those road pegs.
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 11 Feb 2019
Posts: 111
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:44 am quote
Absolutely. This one is in great shape and looked after well. Question though got a little bit on vibration I put it down to it being a 500 but wondered whether thatís normal.
Hooked
BV250, BV500
Joined: 10 Mar 2018
Posts: 116
Location: SFBay
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:32 am quote
That's a pretty big single cylinder engine. Engines this size are often called thumpers. You can feel their power strokes clearly, and they tend to be set up to run a little more slowly at low speeds because they have so much more power, and you'll feel some vibration starting off. I got in the habit of enjoying the power and accelerating harder.
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 365
Location: Belgium
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:58 am quote
wentwest wrote:
...and you'll feel some vibration starting off. I got in the habit of enjoying the power and accelerating harder.
Get some proper sized vario roller weights and the vibration can be eliminated.
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 57
Location: California
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:42 pm quote
Congrats and welcome to a discerning club

I have had high powered sports bikes for over 30 years (and still have one), but the MP3 500 is the most fun I have had in a while, plus it is eminently practical with its storage space. Given that I am a single household (well my cat would disagree, or perhaps completely agree as he barely tolerates me ), I barely ever start my car anymore.

Mine is still pretty new (did hit 2,222 miles today), so need to get into doing some basic maintenance myself (but I'll take it to the dealer every 6k miles, I am not dealing with body panel removal)...
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MP3 500
Joined: 22 Mar 2021
Posts: 22
Location: AZ/CA
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:48 am quote
Congrats-thatís a tight looking 09í Gilera Fuoco. I just purchased an 08í, and really enjoying having it in my quiver.
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