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Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:23 pm

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MP3 500ie
Joined: 05 Jul 2021
Posts: 9
Location: Tn
 
Member
MP3 500ie
Joined: 05 Jul 2021
Posts: 9
Location: Tn
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:23 pm linkquote
Hello Group..
Kenneth in TN here.
I am a new 2008 Mp3 500 ie owner.

I dragged it home last night..
It has sat outside for 4 years.


It look ok after a brief cleaning..


New battery:

1.key on.. Beep, beep, beep, beep... Low hydraulic fluid. Checking.
2. key on, pull break, crank, crank,crank, no start. I guess fuel system clean is first...
3. Key fob.. The Unlock button activates a click, click sound on the scooter..
3. Key fob.. The other button (what is it) the symbol is gone? IT does nothing..
I took the remote apart the rubber button is OLD and not pushing the remote.. I push it a pencil and hear a faint click.. but nothing else.. what SHOULD it do?

BEFORE I break the plastic body panels trying to removing them, does anyone have instructions on where the panel screws are hidden...
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:45 am

Hooked
BV250, BV500
Joined: 10 Mar 2018
Posts: 127
Location: SFBay
 
Hooked
BV250, BV500
Joined: 10 Mar 2018
Posts: 127
Location: SFBay
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:45 am linkquote
The panels are set up so that you almost always have to take off the center piece that has the gas tank flap first. Take off the seat, then the "chin" piece under the seat. There's an electric cable that connects the seat sensor to the scooter that unplugs. When the seat, etc., is off you start to see the screws for the center cover. There are 4 facing forward, two in the gas filler well and two on the outside front corners. Take off the gas cap, slide (push hard!) the center cover forward and pull-squeeze the rear lip out from under the panel that overlaps it at the rear. It seems impossible, but it's not. When that's free the cover will move backwards a bit and you can lift the front edge up about an inch and then the cover moves forward again. Lift it up from the rear and look underneath where you disconnect the cable that releases the gas cap cover. Then it all comes off. Go in the house, drink a glass of water, put a band-aid on your bloody finger and that's the start.

There's a service manual available - go to the Wiki section here, find "workshop manuals", follow the links, you want the Fuoco 500 manual in the Piaggio MP3 section. The body panel info is in the chassis section, and it is not in any logical order. Once you do what I described you take off the rear rack, the side "bumpers" the tail light, the floorboards, the side covers. Try to put the screws for each piece in a separate bag, mark everything, move slow. The first time it's very challenging but it gets easier.
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