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Hi all,
I just picked up a sweet 2007 mp3 250 yesterday in Miami. Rode 70 miles this morning and love it! I will need a tall windshield, tires soon, and something done about the seat comfort. I love the looks I get and the smooth power. It has a nice exhaust tone(better than my Morphous 250 but the Morphous is way more comfortable!)
Is it normal for the gas lid to stick? Filled it back up and got 65mpg. Not bad!!
And I love the way it looks!
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Welcome to modern vespa!
It s normal for the gas door to stick, and there is a way to fix it.
Try a search on this forum and you will find some resolutions to the problem.
You will love your MP3!
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Thanks so much Hollybry! I've rode it 100 miles already. I'll do a search like you said. I'm right at the 9000 mile recommended service. I've turned a bunch of wrenches in my time so thinking about doing it myself, but with not being as familiar with this three wheel marvel, I'd consider having a expert look it over the first time. How do I find a mp3 knowledgable mechanic? I think from where I am in Florida(Melbourne) Daytona & Orlando are my two Dealer choices.
Thanks,
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Hi Hip001. Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the forum.

The sticky gas door has only recently become an issue for me. The "live with it" option is just to push on the hinge part of the door while turning the key, and you can get it to pop up. The easy fix is to take a file and file away the edge of the catch lever once the door is open. The complicated fix is to remove lots of panels and adjust the cable to be just a little shorter so it pulls the lever back just a little more.

I've been just living with it for a couple of months now, cause I'm lazy. Razz emoticon
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Glow Guy,
Thanks for that info. I have to actually pry up the edge while turning the key. Not a big deal but a little more effort. I looked funny on my hands and knees at the gas pump trying to figure it out
It was very windy today so looking forward to the next ride in better weather. And I think once I figure out which windshield to buy, the ride will be much more enjoyable
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This is one of the threads that discusses the sticking fuel door.
Ponydrvr fixed mine with the solution he posted using a heat gun, and it has worked beautifully.
Sorry I didn't post the link earlier. I was using a tablet that makes it hard to post links:

Fuel door won't open.
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The Givi AF504 is a great windshield for the 250
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Zinfan wrote:
The Givi AF504 is a great windshield for the 250
+1 on the Givi Airflow (AF504)
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Will the Givi AF504 work for my 6'3" height?
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Hip001 wrote:
Will the Givi AF504 work for my 6'3" height?
Works for me and I'm 6'3" too.

And welcome from the Great White North!
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Great to know!
Thanks Afishynado think ill plan on getting one.
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Re: Just picked up a 2007 MP3 250 w/9000miles
Hip001 wrote:
Hi all,
I just picked up a sweet 2007 mp3 250 yesterday in Miami. Rode 70 miles this morning and love it! I will need a tall windshield, tires soon, and something done about the seat comfort. I love the looks I get and the smooth power. It has a nice exhaust tone(better than my Morphous 250 but the Morphous is way more comfortable!)
Is it normal for the gas lid to stick? Filled it back up and got 65mpg. Not bad!!
And I love the way it looks!
Yes on the sticking...

You can search MV for different solutions on the topic.
I took my Dremel Tool and did a grind of the plastic around the cover that pops open, and have not had any problem since. Pops open every time.

You have a lot of maintenance due on this bike if it has not been kept up with. Suggesting changing all the Fluids (Coolant, Brakes, Tilt-Lock)

Keith,
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For riding comfort, especially for us tall riders, you might want to consider a set of UFP footpegs. Search the forum for more information and you might be able to find a used set as the ingenious inventor rjeffb no longer makes them. I have a set and they are probably one of the best comfort mods you can do. Alternatively, I believe OAD is in the process of manufacturing a similar bracket and will be taking orders soon.

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