Need shorter windshield for my mp3 400
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2008 mp3...400
Joined: 16 Mar 2021
Posts: 4
Location: Tenino, WA.
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:23 am quote
The 2008 mp3 400ie I just bought, with only 580 miles on it, and in EXCELLENT condition, came with the much taller F.Fabbri windshield on it, that a rider would have to be almost 7' tall to see OVER this windshield.

I am adamant about looking OVER the windshield, rather than THROUGH it.

I have searched for alternate windshields for this bike, can only find the Givi D501ST available, but it is the same height as the one I have.

Can NOT find the Givi Air Flow, or AF windshield, that I have seen on other 400ie's, as Givi may no longer make/sell that AF model.

The one that I would like, is the F. Fabbri 2343/E-X windshield, as it is 6" shorter, and is a perfect fit.

QUESTION: Can anyone point me in the right direction of an available windshield for my 2008 Piaggio mp3 400ie, that is only about 600 to 640mm tall.

I was surprised to find that I could NOT find any windshield vendors in the vendor ads on this forum.

Thanks
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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 65
Location: California
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:45 am quote
Can you post a picture of the bike and the windshield mount points so folks can see how tall it is and how it connects?

There might be some folks willing to trade you the shorter windshield in exchange for a taller one for the cost of shipping.

You could also just take the windshield off and store it then only put it on for bad weather riding. Just takes a couple minutes to add or remove it.

Update
You might also try EasyParts (adjust settings for USA/English), it looks like they have the shorter windscreen but you need to make sure its compatible with your bike.

https://www.easyparts.nl/Windscreen-FABBRI-Summer-MP3-125-400-06-11-p21178494

AF1 Racing also looks to have some options for the Mp3-400
https://www.af1racing.com/Piaggio-MP3-400
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2008 mp3...400
Joined: 16 Mar 2021
Posts: 4
Location: Tenino, WA.
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:41 am quote
Oooooppppsss......too late. I went ahead and cut the windshield down to the height I wanted. It came out pretty good.
Thanks for suggestion anyway, as it may be helpful to others.
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:54 am quote
the best windshield for the 250/400's is the givi airflow adjustable you can order them thru AF1 racing.
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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 65
Location: California
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:58 am quote
Tenino54 wrote:
Oooooppppsss......too late. I went ahead and cut the windshield down to the height I wanted. It came out pretty good.
Thanks for suggestion anyway, as it may be helpful to others.
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It was only 0 day, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 0 second between posting and reply.

Glad it worked out and your happy with the results Its just soft plastic so a good sharp bansaw or Dremel could make short work of a cut if careful enough.

Best and enjoy the Mp3 . Its got its quirks to get used to but its a fun and convenient machine to own.
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11693
Location: Oregon City, OR
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:03 am quote
Tenino54 wrote:
I went ahead and cut the windshield down to the height I wanted. It came out pretty good.
Good solution. I have cut down a couple of tall windscreens myself. As long as you are careful, the job comes out pretty good. And doing it yourself means that the windshield height is "exactly" what you wanted.
Hooked
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 373
Location: Belgium
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:12 am quote
A Dremel tool, a couple of cutoff wheel attachments, and some painters tape goes a long way to have a pro looking cut down windshield.

Top tip: Wear eye protection as this stuff flies everywhere.
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400
Joined: 01 Jul 2017
Posts: 131
Location: Sydney
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:33 pm quote
Re: Need shorter windshield for my mp3 400
Tenino54 wrote:
The 2008 mp3 400ie I just bought, with only 580 miles on it, and in EXCELLENT condition, came with the much taller F.Fabbri windshield on it, that a rider would have to be almost 7' tall to see OVER this windshield.

I am adamant about looking OVER the windshield, rather than THROUGH it.

I have searched for alternate windshields for this bike, can only find the Givi D501ST available, but it is the same height as the one I have.

Can NOT find the Givi Air Flow, or AF windshield, that I have seen on other 400ie's, as Givi may no longer make/sell that AF model.

The one that I would like, is the F. Fabbri 2343/E-X windshield, as it is 6" shorter, and is a perfect fit.

QUESTION: Can anyone point me in the right direction of an available windshield for my 2008 Piaggio mp3 400ie, that is only about 600 to 640mm tall.

Hi, I am looking for a tall one, I am in Greenacre NSW 2190, Australia, if you like to swap with mine (original Piaggio that came with MP3 400ie 2009 model), I am happy to swap, mine is perfect, no damage or scratches. Let me know, thanks,


I was surprised to find that I could NOT find any windshield vendors in the vendor ads on this forum.

Thanks
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