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Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:31 am

Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
 
Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:31 am linkquote
Thanks to detailed previous posts by Keith regarding part numbers for shorter Hagon shocks and some quick work by Hagon UK, I will soon be able to flat-foot it at red lights. I contacted Hagon UK and inquired about the shocks using the info Keith shared several years ago, and it only took a week for them to send out the shocks I needed based on my weight and passenger (or lack thereof). Package was shipped from the UK on Tuesday July 6; it's already on a UPS truck out for delivery and should be at my house within a couple of hours. The whole transaction was less than $270 including shipping charges. Well worth it, if you ask me.

I'm looking forward to feeling a little more stable and in control at stops.
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:39 am

Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 803
Location: tampa
 
Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 803
Location: tampa
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:39 am linkquote
you have all three mp3? if so that is pretty neat
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:29 am

Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
 
Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:29 am linkquote
jerryd wrote:
you have all three mp3? if so that is pretty neat
I do own all three sizes, yes. I started on a 250 and kept it when I moved up to a 400. I rode the 400 for 3+ years until this spring, when we got a can't-pass-this-up deal on a 500. Now I mostly ride the 500 and have more or less passed the 400 to my daughter, and the 250 sits (rarely ridden) and probably needs to be sold.

My husband has the same model I do (2016 500) so we actually have four of them in the garage.
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:50 am

Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 803
Location: tampa
 
Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 803
Location: tampa
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:50 am linkquote
wow. piaggio needs to make a commercial with you guys. I live in a major city and never even seen one till my " i cant pass on that deal" presented itself to me a couple years ago. I love my 500. awesome machines indeed. thanks for sharing
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:39 am

Hooked
50cc Beo, MP3 400 2012, BigBeo 2003
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 292
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
 
Hooked
50cc Beo, MP3 400 2012, BigBeo 2003
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 292
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:39 am linkquote
Yep, if I was Piaggio, I'd send you the newer versions of mp3 as a gift And Vespa GTS for sure.
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:28 am

Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
 
Enthusiast
2007 MP3 250, 2009 MP3 400, 2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 61
Location: HoCo, Maryland
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:28 am linkquote
So I installed the shocks last night (with a little help from my husband). Took a ride this morning and OH MY GOSH it is so nice to not have to scoot forward six inches and jump off the seat every. single. time. I come to a stop! I'm so excited that it's almost like having a new scooter! And I feel much more in control when walking the bike/maneuvering it in parking spots etc because I'm not having to fit my body between the end of the seat and the handlebars when I walk it backwards or forwards. (Yes, I know tilt lock helps in those situations, but really only when the ground is level.)

Can't wait to put many, many miles on these shocks. Thanks again, Keith.

*If you do order shocks from Hagon UK, they will no longer supply or sell you the spacers. I ended up using 3mm thick fender washers with a 10mm opening.
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