Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:16 am

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:16 am linkquote
So first I thank you to the news group. The mp3 had to be towed on a flatbed and I used the references here to get the best attachments. The tow truck driver. Of course he never seen one of these things before and had no idea how to get it attached to the bed.

Not that bad of an accident that wasn't my fault. While parked at a stoplight, the car in front of me started backing up to make the entrance to an establishment and I was in the way. When he got out of the car. His first statement was "jeez the car didn't sense you".

My request for assistance is in helping to source a parts catalog and or service manual for a 2021 model MP3 500 in the United States. Do I have to work with a dealer to get either the above or purchase parts?

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Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:24 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
Since it is a 2021 model, the dealer is probably going to be your best source unless you can find a independent Piaggio specialist that knows the MP3 inside out.

That rules out 80% of the dealer network since most tend to focus only on the Vespa family and shy away from the MP3 or other products from the Piaggio Group such as Aprilia.

Depending on where you are physically located, you may want to hit up Vespa Motorsport in San Diego. They're one of the few dealers that can be trusted with a MP3, and they receive customer bikes from all over the West Coast so they must be doing something right.
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:24 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
You should be able to find what you need here:
https://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Piaggio/Piaggio%20MP3/



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Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:02 pm

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Location: Bridgeport, CT
 
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:02 pm linkquote
Sorry about the photos, Thanks for the heads up.
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:14 pm

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:14 pm linkquote
I would like to take it apart and buy the parts. Where can I purchase them? But first I need a parts catalog to know which parts I need.
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:30 am

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:30 am linkquote
Easyparts.nl has the best prices and fast worldwide shipping on all generations MP3.

Their site includes factory parts diagrams to help finding what you need.

If you're gonna do the job yourself, keep track of what goes where. The MP3 contains a lot more bits and bobs than your average scoot.

NOTE: Since you were involved in a front end accident, albeit at low speed, have the alignment & front forks checked out by somebody who knows these bikes. The front forks are almost sacrificial in any front end impact and hidden damage is very common with the MP3
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:43 am

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:43 am linkquote
Thank you @sbaert that link looks like I should be able to find the parts for my model. I'm in the New York Metro area, Southwestern CT. I don't think any of the dealers have much experience with the repair of these. They just don't sell that many of them.

It will be a challenge to get this done on my own.
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:45 am

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
 
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:45 am linkquote
The nose on these are quite delicate. Doesn't take much of a bonk to put it out of whack. Check the forks but they're probably okay.

+1 on Easyparts.nl They have the stock and good diagrams. Mechanical parts can usually be sourced through scooterwest or a1racing but body parts are hit or miss.

Looking at the pics you're probably going to want a new front cowl (the big piece), the parts for the front grill assembly, and entirely possible you're going to want a new front cowl stay frame. It's just a simple ladder style frame under there that's easily bent out of shape.

Once you have the skin off you'll also want to inspect the radiator to make sure there isn't any damage there.

Parts-piaggio.com also has nice diagrams --> https://www.parts-piaggio.com/

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:50 am

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:50 am linkquote
@pmatulew radiator definitely shot or damaged. /Compressed. Do you know what color that is? Mat bronze or shady grey, it maybe on my original paperwork? I haven't looked yet.
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:51 am

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Location: Sayre, PA
 
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Posts: 409
Location: Sayre, PA
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:51 am linkquote
Can't help on color. If you bought it new the paperwork should say somewhere. Also would expect a paint code sticker somewhere. Under the seat?
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:12 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:12 am linkquote
demaged =
Front covers lower and upper
subframe /Radiator support
Radiator
most likely the frontlags
Best replace all front bearings
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Thu May 26, 2022 6:11 pm

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Piaggio MP3 500
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Thu May 26, 2022 6:11 pm linkquote
Back up and running. Purchased the part from the recommended Easyparts.nl. I am in the US and wanted to go domestic, but several parts were backordered at US sellers. $800 in parts and $300 for shipping, which was quick enough. I don't think they were original Piaggio, just because the plastic looked different, but I don't know. Thanks for the help.
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