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Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:43 am

Enthusiast
Liberty 150, MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 83
Location: Reno
 
Enthusiast
Liberty 150, MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 83
Location: Reno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:43 am linkquote
I ride around with 2 fingers on each lever out of years of habit, works fine even though left isn't a clutch:D
I would rather have the floor space up front, the pedal is cool to hold position at a light

I did see a long thread mostly discussing the legal aspects
Why the hell does it have a brake pedal? (Page 2)

I'm not finding a kit to plug the whole in the floorboard after pedal removal
Or move the assembly to the back of the floor board, where I could use my heel

Moving outboard would not be ideal as I park in close quarters, one of the things I like about scooters is the lack of shin bruises from footpegs & controlpedal
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:26 am

Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:26 am linkquote
legal aspect are only for europe

www.3ppp.de 3pp Pedalo in germany sell a kitt so you can set your feet underneeth the footpedal



there are no plug and play kits to plug the whole but you can make some diamondplated footrest with out the whole in it
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:47 am

Hooked
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 424
Location: Belgium
 
Hooked
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 424
Location: Belgium
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:47 am linkquote
You can plug the hole easily enough by getting the Piaggio aluminum diamond footboards from the earlier bikes (the RT (regular track) version).

The legal reason being important in Europe is because the later LT bikes (large track) fall under the L5e regulation allowing anybody with a standard car license (class B) to ride the MP3. This has resulted in huge sales for Piaggio, particularly in France.

Before the LT MP3 bikes appeared, you had to have a full class A motorcycle license which is expensive and tedious to obtain.



Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:16 am

Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:16 am linkquote
wont fit on a abs model!
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:54 pm

Enthusiast
Liberty 150, MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 83
Location: Reno
 
Enthusiast
Liberty 150, MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 83
Location: Reno
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:54 pm linkquote
Myself I've had a motorcycle endorsement for years
Nevada says 3 wheels only requires a car drivers license & doesn't inspect yearly
It's legal here to legitimize off-road vehicles
You have to have a muffler of some sort
Not very rigorous in these technical matters, much more interested in is your registration/insurance current, are you going 15 mph in a school zone, dui...
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:39 pm

Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 804
Location: tampa
 
Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 804
Location: tampa
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:39 pm linkquote
I hate foot brakes on scooters. the infamous honda helix comes foot brake in rear. on an early ride on the bike I almost crashed because of the foot brake, I was changing lanes left to right and when I hit the ft brake the bike veered harder to the right. very scary experience. moving foot suddenly changes the balance of bike. if you have hwy pegs you can easily weave bike back and forth with feet only no hands on bars. I eliminated the ft brake and converted to hydro. left hand controls rear brake now like it should.
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