Tilt Lock reservoir location
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Piaggio MP3 300ie
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:23 am quote
Just done the steering bearings and have tried to reverse bleed the system. but to no avail.
Now I have found a reservoir behind the plastics on right had side (looking at front)
Any ideas what this is for?? as I thought the reservoir wad above the tilt motor.
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:36 am quote
If you're talking about up front. The bigger one is for engine coolant.



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Piaggio MP3 300ie
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:19 am quote
Success bleeding Tilt Lock.
pmatulew thanks for the pic, yeah I knew what they are for the, I have circled in green, the reservoir is behind a hatch. in the plastics. Its filled with brake fluid, this was black so remove all and topped up fresh.

When I was reverse bleeding the tilt this other reservoir did not fill up,

I was definitely over thinking the tilt lock bleeding.
Succeeded by reverse bleeding them, tilting the bike left and right, then just activating the tilt lock button a few time to pressurize the system..



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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:52 am quote
Not aware of any other fluid reservoirs.

Any chance of sending a pic of what you found?
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:15 am quote
did fill the bearings with brakeflued???
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:35 am quote
I did the bearings last weekend. I tinkered a bolt with a grease nippel.
Pitty enough the right side has a dead spot in the centre. It is steering much better now.

I hope he didn't put brake fluid inside the bearings
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Tue May 04, 2021 9:54 am quote
pmatulew wrote:
Not aware of any other fluid reservoirs.

Any chance of sending a pic of what you found?
Sorry for late reply but here is poc of reservoir being plastocs



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Tue May 04, 2021 10:28 am quote
Well that's certainly a brake fluid reservoir right out of the parts bin.

What model and year do you have?

Normally the reservoir would be mounted higher than the rest of the plumbing loop. So what hydraulic circuit would be below that? Rear brake?
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Tue May 04, 2021 10:33 am quote
Wow! A hidden treasure!
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Tue May 04, 2021 10:42 am quote
Is that perhaps for the floorboard mounted brake pedal?
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Tue May 04, 2021 11:47 am quote
thats for the footbrake or ABS and its needs new flued
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Tue May 04, 2021 3:33 pm quote
Must be this then



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