Wed May 26, 2021 3:27 pm

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Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 18
Location: Croydon
 
Member
Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 18
Location: Croydon
Wed May 26, 2021 3:27 pm linkquote
On my nearly nearly new 300 HPE, I have had it in the garage for about a month. On riding it yesterday, there was a lot of "give" in the front brake compared to the rear - like in a bicycle where the cable is loose. It works well, but the lever has to "travel" a lot until the brake bites. I just can't remember if it was always like this or if this is new. Have any of you felt that, whereby the left rear brake lever bites after a small amount of travel but the front brake lever is relatively loose?

Thanks
Wed May 26, 2021 10:10 pm

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 398
Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 398
Location: Belgium
Wed May 26, 2021 10:10 pm linkquote
It is a sign you need to replace the brake fluid on all the brake lines and the tilt lock circuit ASAP.

Use fresh DOT4 fluid from a sealed container only.
Wed May 26, 2021 10:40 pm

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2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 339
Location: United Kingdom.
 
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2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 339
Location: United Kingdom.
Wed May 26, 2021 10:40 pm linkquote
You say it's nearly nearly new ,then is not still under warrenty? if so take it back to the dealers and as for replacing the brake fluid it should not need replacing if it's so new.
Thu May 27, 2021 12:57 am

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50cc Beo, MP3 400 2012, BigBeo 2003
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 289
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
 
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50cc Beo, MP3 400 2012, BigBeo 2003
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 289
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Thu May 27, 2021 12:57 am linkquote
Soft brake lever means only one thing: a bubble. Nothing with old fluid or whatever else.

So even if fluid replacement means nothing bad, it might not solve your problem at all. Try to tie brake lever to a grip for a night and see if the bubble escapes.
Thu May 27, 2021 3:16 am

Member
Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 18
Location: Croydon
 
Member
Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 18
Location: Croydon
Thu May 27, 2021 3:16 am linkquote
Thank you all so much. I'll try tying it up today to see how it goes first and then a trip to the dealer if it still persists.
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