I had a nice long ride with my MP3 500 over the long weekend and was planning to put a happy post, but it was not to be.
I went on a short ride this afternoon about 30 miles out, everything seems fine on the highway but after I got to the destination and I was coming off the exit ramp I noticed something weird. When I roll the throttle the scooter would back fire but I would get no power. After repeating it a few time it would "catch". But when I let go of the throttle I would again not be able to engage the engine.
This went on for about a mile and at the first stop light, the engine just stopped. This is when I really get stucked. The scooter makes a long 6 second long beep sound stops for 2-3 seconds and then the beep sounds again. The oil light came on for some reason, even though I just got the scooter serviced. Also the seat sensor also lights up and stayed lit even though I was still sitting on the scooter.
Having encounter something similar before, I tried switching the scooter off and switching it back on. The seat sensor light would go off momentarily but I still couldn't start the scooter. When I try to start the scooter it makes the same sound as if the battery is dead.
I had to leave her by the side of the road and get a ride back home.. Something is wrong but I am not sure what, if I can at least get her back home and to the dealer whom did the service recently I am sure they can solve the problem, just hoping that I can avoid the hassle and expense of getting her towed...
Any suggestion would be great, perhaps the alternator is not charging the battery and its dead?