Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:19 am

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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
Joined: 03 Aug 2016
Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
 
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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
Joined: 03 Aug 2016
Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:19 am linkquote
Hello. I have a perculiar problem. (No I have not been to the Doctors) My problem is, that the front nearside, inner half of the tyre is wearing rapidly. The offside is wearing all across the width of the tyre. At speed the Scoot does vibrate slightly.
The machine has been back to the dealers to be checked, waste of time that was. 100 mile round trip and nothing wrong.
I have checked the measurement between the two tyres and the rims, top and bottom, no difference in the two wheels.
It looks to me as if the tyre is not runnung true but according to the measurement it is.
The Scoot has only done 10,000 miles and is on its second set of front tyres
Any help/advice would be appreciated.
The Scoot is a late 2018 Mp3 500 Sport.
I have looked round the forum and it looks like no one else has the same problem.

Nearside is the drivers side or left side for people who drive on the right.
Offside is the passenger side or right side.
Sorry if you already know this.
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:15 am

Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4277
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Posts: 4277
Location: Netherlands Olst
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:15 am linkquote
miss aligned or bent front leg
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:55 pm

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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
Joined: 03 Aug 2016
Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
 
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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
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Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:55 pm linkquote
Thank you. I have checked all the bearings but not the actual leg. will have a look at that.
Emlyn
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:26 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 250i.e.
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1493
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 250i.e.
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Posts: 1493
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:26 pm linkquote
You might have been riding on it while the pressure was low on that tyre. Hence the abnormal wear.
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:02 pm

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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
Joined: 03 Aug 2016
Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
 
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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
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Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:02 pm linkquote
Thank you GTdespatchcourier, but I have checked the pressures before I went out every time. I have even changed the wheels on to the other side and fitted the tyres the right way round to see if that did any good when I bought new tyres. I asked him what could cause it " Camber of the road I was told".
I have now swapped wheels over to wear the opposite side until I can get round to doing what Maksor suggested. Yes I know the tyres are running backwards, been on to a few YouTube sites and it appears that the tread is only to get rid of water quickly. So if you go out in the rain, slow down.
Been out today for 70 Miles, no problem with handling.
I will check the leg and fitting sometime next week when I have more time.
Emlyn
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:09 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11782
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11782
Location: Oregon City, OR
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:09 pm linkquote
Did your dealer confirm the alignment? I know that seems like a no-brainer but it is discouraging how few mechanics have actually gone through training on servicing the MP3?
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:36 pm

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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
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Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
 
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MP3 500 Sport HPE 2018
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Posts: 26
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire,UK
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:36 pm linkquote
Hi Dooglas. No, the dealer took it into the workshop, came back out half an hour later and pronounced it straight. Mind you I am not impressed with this dealer as I had the knock at 4000 miles and when I picked it up i had no brakes and they had also not put locktite on the nut. Yes there is only one nut(now) on the bearings that get the knock and that is supposed to have locktite fitted. (I am told by the dealer)
I will sort it out my way as the crappiest dealer is 30 miles away and not so crappy dealer 50 miles away.
Emlyn
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:16 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21857
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21857
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:16 pm linkquote
Emlyn wrote:
Hi Dooglas. No, the dealer took it into the workshop, came back out half an hour later and pronounced it straight. Mind you I am not impressed with this dealer as I had the knock at 4000 miles and when I picked it up i had no brakes and they had also not put locktite on the nut. Yes there is only one nut(now) on the bearings that get the knock and that is supposed to have locktite fitted. (I am told by the dealer)
I will sort it out my way as the crappiest dealer is 30 miles away and not so crappy dealer 50 miles away.
Emlyn
no way a dealer could get it set on the alignment jig and back out in 30 min. Pretty sure you need to find a dealer whom has done the alignment check and have them check and adjust the shims.
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:19 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21857
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21857
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:19 pm linkquote
also to do a proper alignment check the tires need to be new, any wear on them will not be able to get a accurate reading. Then when you do replace the tires it won't be right.
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