Tue May 10, 2022 4:55 am

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MP3 500
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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Tue May 10, 2022 4:55 am linkquote
So one of my original bulbs finally died so I need to replace it. Does the job involve taking apart the front or can I reach up inside and remove the modules and then replace them?

And will either of these options from Amazon Canada work as replacements?
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DC1CLZR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_H0A8AJSGVFYS4XY2EYQP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01NAOE9KS/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_VYQNDF87DQ7G55TQYBRX[/img]



Tue May 10, 2022 7:33 pm

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2008 MP3 250ie and 2009 MP3 Sport 500 (Gilera Fuoco)
Joined: 30 Mar 2022
Posts: 29
Location: WA, USA
 
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2008 MP3 250ie and 2009 MP3 Sport 500 (Gilera Fuoco)
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Location: WA, USA
Tue May 10, 2022 7:33 pm linkquote
On my 2009 sport (US name for Gilera Fuoco) I need to remove the windshield mount, and all the parts to get the front cowl off.

The bulb is H8 type on mine.







Wed May 11, 2022 3:20 am

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MP3 500
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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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Wed May 11, 2022 3:20 am linkquote
Thanks for the pics, looks like it shouldn't be that difficult. Hopefully the bulbs will be available for purchase in Canada somewhere.
Wed May 11, 2022 5:08 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
 
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Location: Belgium
Wed May 11, 2022 5:08 am linkquote
Look in the owner's manual. It is explained in there with pix.
Wed May 11, 2022 6:33 am

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2008 MP3 250ie and 2009 MP3 Sport 500 (Gilera Fuoco)
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Posts: 29
Location: WA, USA
 
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Wed May 11, 2022 6:33 am linkquote
Also check this in our wiki

MP3 500 Removal of the front end plastics
Wed May 11, 2022 6:35 am

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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Wed May 11, 2022 6:35 am linkquote
That's a gem mnle, I didn't even know that existed. Just what I needed. Thanks.
Wed May 11, 2022 7:33 am

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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22098
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Wed May 11, 2022 7:33 am linkquote
you can just remove the side panel or reach you hand inside and change the bulb, no need to remove the whole front end plastics
Wed May 11, 2022 8:59 am

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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Wed May 11, 2022 8:59 am linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
you can just remove the side panel or reach you hand inside and change the bulb, no need to remove the whole front end plastics
God Bless you Good sir
Wed May 11, 2022 12:44 pm

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 185
Location: California
 
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Posts: 185
Location: California
Wed May 11, 2022 12:44 pm linkquote
that is awesome - much better than on my 2019 MP3 LT 500ie "Sport Business" - you have to take apart the entire front of the bike. Moreover the instructions in the booklet don't quite apply to the 2019 US model, it was a real pain...
Mon May 16, 2022 1:48 am

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Piaggio MP3 400
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Location: Israel
 
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Location: Israel
Mon May 16, 2022 1:48 am linkquote
please note that it is not must,
in fact you need to unscrew 5 screws, 3 screw has perfect access and the 2 screw bellow the headlight are clever, you can open/close them without any need for additional dismantle, however you will need flashlight and a long screwdriver, there is 2-3 mm spacious between the headlight and the frond cover, and with the flashlight you can light the screw and with the second hand you can direct the screwdriver reach the screw head.
it take some practice however it is match better than dismantle the front…
Mon May 16, 2022 2:38 am

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Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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Mon May 16, 2022 2:38 am linkquote
Like Old as Dirt said, I just reached up inside, twisted the light fixture out, replaced the bulb with another h8 and twisted it back in. Couldn't have been easier
Mon May 16, 2022 4:37 pm

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Location: California
 
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Mon May 16, 2022 4:37 pm linkquote
X-Nemesis wrote:
Like Old as Dirt said, I just reached up inside, twisted the light fixture out, replaced the bulb with another h8 and twisted it back in. Couldn't have been easier
Awesome - I went all LED because I don't want to do it again, bulb replacement is a painful exercise on every motorcycle I have ever owned in 25 years. I am gradually replacing everything with highly rated LEDs so I do it as unoften as possible...
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