Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:07 pm

Lurker
MP3 400
Joined: 14 Oct 2021
Posts: 2
Location: Pennsylvania
 
Lurker
MP3 400
Joined: 14 Oct 2021
Posts: 2
Location: Pennsylvania
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:07 pm linkquote
Greetings everyone,
I am new to the world of scooters and this forum. So far I have found tons of useful information on the forum. I just picked up a 2009 MP3 400 that needs some work. I am hoping someone with a bit more experience with this bike can give me some insight on how the parking brake cable attaches to the lever housing. It appears that it just slides up a hole in the bottom of the lever bracket, however how is it secured so it doesn't drop down out of the hole? The piece on the cable side looks like it has a groove in it that maybe uses a C-clip to keep it from sliding out of the bracket. Is my assumption correct on this. Currently the parking brake does nothing and I am hoping to get it fixed up as I see it is not very pleasant to replace. I appreciate any and all help.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:51 am

Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
 
Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:51 am linkquote
I replaced my cable 2 years ago ( 2008 fuoco/mp500) but have forgot what holds the outer cable end in the parking brake except to say i don't remember a clip. The main problem is the inner cable rusting back from the caliper for about 2' because of a failed rubber sleeve on the caliper end of the cable and lack of any oil on the cable. If piaggio had made the parking brake lever rubber slit /cover holder removeable then you could replace the cable within 30 mins instead of it being a major job removing all the panels.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:06 am

Enthusiast
2008 MP3 400
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 98
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
Enthusiast
2008 MP3 400
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 98
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:06 am linkquote
This might be of help:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:08 am

Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
 
Hooked
2008 fuoco
Joined: 19 Jul 2015
Posts: 400
Location: United Kingdom.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:08 am linkquote
DennisL wrote:
This might be of help:
Thats the easy bit ! ,it's removing all the tupperware thats the pain in the b-m.
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:44 pm

Lurker
MP3 400
Joined: 14 Oct 2021
Posts: 2
Location: Pennsylvania
 
Lurker
MP3 400
Joined: 14 Oct 2021
Posts: 2
Location: Pennsylvania
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:44 pm linkquote
Yeah the rear is pretty straight forward. The front at the lever is the pain. I think I am going to start tearing down all the plastics this winter and get it replaced. I did 3d print a brake lever holder that slips over the grip and holds the brake lever in. That is a good stop gap until I tear everything down. I think my cable is rusted somewhere as well. I can feel the cable moving when I open the side access door and grab ahold of the cable, however I never get any movement at the caliper end.
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:32 am

Hooked
2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 381
Location: Sayre, PA
 
Hooked
2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 381
Location: Sayre, PA
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:32 am linkquote
I had fought with my rusted cable for several days. Oiling, twisting, turning, pulling. Never did get it move again. Not worth the effort. A new cable was only ~$25.

Yes it's a pain in the butt that you need to remove most everything to get to the front end of it.
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