Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:08 am

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2007 MP3 250
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Location: SW Ontario Canada
 
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2007 MP3 250
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 24
Location: SW Ontario Canada
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:08 am linkquote
HI
This matter has cropped up on the forum in the past, but my personsonal reason for need of a Side stand was never really , being failure of the Tiltlock control! I am now in my 90's and have owned two MP3's In both I have had a failure of the Tiltlock, leaving me wondering if I could possibly get off and use the centre stand without dropping the Vehicle. Due to age and health my strength is not what it once was, and I bought an MP3 to save the need to balance the weight. I have another scooter that has both side and centre stands, making things much easier.
Yes, I know the tiltlock is usually reliable, but for my peace of mind..........
If anyone knows of an aftermarket sidestand that would do the trick, I would appreciate hearing form them.
Thanks
Peter.
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:34 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Location: Netherlands Olst
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Location: Netherlands Olst
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:34 am linkquote
its possible the first 125cc didn't have a tilt lock so it came with a jiffy and a center stand
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:19 pm

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2007 MP3 250
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 24
Location: SW Ontario Canada
 
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2007 MP3 250
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Posts: 24
Location: SW Ontario Canada
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:19 pm linkquote
Thanks for the prompt response. I will do some research into the 125 and see how it is set up. Failing that I may have to consider fabrication .
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:36 pm

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2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
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Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:36 pm linkquote
2009 MP3 500 engine swap? now my new project MP3 (Page 2)

I dont know if you saw mine converted to sidestand. I hated the centerstand. no regrets.
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:43 am

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2007 MP3 250
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 24
Location: SW Ontario Canada
 
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2007 MP3 250
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Location: SW Ontario Canada
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:43 am linkquote
jerryd wrote:
2009 MP3 500 engine swap? now my new project MP3 (Page 2)

I dont know if you saw mine converted to sidestand. I hated the centerstand. no regrets.
Yes, it looks good...does it make use of the centre stand frame mount? I will take another look if and when I have the ##@*$ Tiltlock working!
Thanks for your input
Cheers
Peter.
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:11 pm

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Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:11 pm linkquote
it was not mounted using centerstand mount. it was welded to side frame rail. I dont have the lower side fairings. that would likely need trimmed to fit. it was 100% custom. but not that hard as far as custom goes. It was really worth the effort. bike was cumbersome using the center stand.
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