Mon May 23, 2022 8:16 am

Hooked
2008 MP3 400
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 103
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
Hooked
2008 MP3 400
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 103
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Mon May 23, 2022 8:16 am linkquote
I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
Mon May 23, 2022 10:32 am

Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 864
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 864
Location: Belgium
Mon May 23, 2022 10:32 am linkquote
Never seen anything other than "ornamental" crashbars for the MP3 since the bars attach to the Tupperware (plastic) rendering them next to useless.

If you want or need crash bars, buy a Honda Africa Twin.
Mon May 23, 2022 11:24 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Mon May 23, 2022 11:24 am linkquote
You will probably need to fabricate your own and attach to the frame.
Tue May 24, 2022 2:50 am

Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Posts: 189
Location: Sydney
 
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Posts: 189
Location: Sydney
Tue May 24, 2022 2:50 am linkquote
DennisL wrote:
I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
if you search the old forum messages, I remember I saw someone put bars and had the website address too in his post, I think that was couple of years ago.
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