Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:49 am

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2008 MP3 250
Joined: 06 Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Location: Jacksonville Florida
 
Member
2008 MP3 250
Joined: 06 Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:49 am linkquote
Are the Piaggio fuel pumps known to fail? I've read a couple of post of the fuel pumps failing and granted it was mostly because fuel sat in the tank for months or even years but still, should they fail from this? One such failure even occurred after a pump was replaced. If the pump wasn't so expensive (about 300 US dollars) I wouldn't be complaining but come on, a Honda Silver Wing pump is only about $105.00 and they are in stock. Not the 6 to 8 weeks we have to wait here in the U.S. Please step up your game Piaggio.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:56 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 570
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 570
Location: Belgium
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:56 am linkquote
Modern day fuels start going bad after 90 days, so if you are not going to use the bike for a while or you're gonna winterize it best option is to drain the fuel and run the engine until it is out of fuel with electricity to the fuel pump disconnected.

Piaggio's fuel pump pricing isn't all that bad. Just got a Yamaha in that needs a new fuel pump. Lowest price found, around $650US
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:23 am

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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3468
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3468
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:23 am linkquote
I recently replaced the fuel pump in my Yamaha Zuma. List price for the OEM assembly was about $300 but I found a new pump, not the whole assembly, for about $20 on eBay. It's been working fine. Might be worth your while to look for a fuel pump by itself, that fits your assembly.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:11 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40413
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40413
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:11 pm linkquote
docjones - may I suggest you update your profile to include your MP3 250?
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:20 pm

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 570
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 570
Location: Belgium
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:20 pm linkquote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
I recently replaced the fuel pump in my Yamaha Zuma. List price for the OEM assembly was about $300 but I found a new pump, not the whole assembly, for about $20 on eBay. It's been working fine. Might be worth your while to look for a fuel pump by itself, that fits your assembly.
Unfortunately, I cannot put a eBay pump in a customer's bike and put a warranty on it. On the chance the pump goes south, I am doing the work twice. Ain't got time to play that game.

If I'm going put my name on it, it has to be a quality OE pump in the box.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:46 pm

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MP3 250 & Sei Giorni 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Feb 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Auckland,New Zealand
 
Enthusiast
MP3 250 & Sei Giorni 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Feb 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Auckland,New Zealand
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:46 pm linkquote
Yes the NZ$500 for a replacement pump was an eye opener for me too. It fair stirred-up my Scottish blood. So much so that I searched, and found, much closer to your home than mine this company:
Quantum Fuel Systems, Ventura 93003,CA. www.highflow/fuel.com

They supplied their HFP-389-U fuel pump for MP3 250 . Replaces 640518//RF.
Cost US$69.98 plus $31.00 to ship to New Zealand.
It comes with tubing, clips & filters to connect with existing inline filter. Unlike the Piaggio's that has everything attached. I replaced the fuel injector at the same time and I'm sure the wee beast feels much more responsive .
Hope this helps.

PS. I had thought of replacing the inline filter too, but the original was clean as a whistle.
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:10 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4329
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4329
Location: Netherlands Olst
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:10 am linkquote
there was a recall in 2009 for the 250 for the fuelpump

and have my shop from 2013 and did 1 pump til now so not common
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:57 am

Member
2008 MP3 250
Joined: 06 Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Location: Jacksonville Florida
 
Member
2008 MP3 250
Joined: 06 Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:57 am linkquote
Thanks spdtwn. That is the kind of information I can appreciate. I'll reach out to them ASAP. This forum is great.
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