OP
Mon, 23 May 2022 16:16:25 +0000

Hooked
2008 MP3 400
Joined: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:27:06 +0000
Posts: 103
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
OP
Hooked
2008 MP3 400
Joined: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:27:06 +0000
Posts: 103
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Mon, 23 May 2022 16:16:25 +0000 quote
I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
Mon, 23 May 2022 18:32:06 +0000

Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
Posts: 932
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
Posts: 932
Location: Belgium
Mon, 23 May 2022 18:32:06 +0000 quote
Never seen anything other than "ornamental" crashbars for the MP3 since the bars attach to the Tupperware (plastic) rendering them next to useless.

If you want or need crash bars, buy a Honda Africa Twin.
Mon, 23 May 2022 19:24:00 +0000

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:56:22 +0000
Posts: 22422
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:56:22 +0000
Posts: 22422
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Mon, 23 May 2022 19:24:00 +0000 quote
You will probably need to fabricate your own and attach to the frame.
Tue, 24 May 2022 10:50:31 +0000

Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
Joined: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 00:17:20 +0000
Posts: 190
Location: Sydney
 
Hooked
Piaggio MP3 ie 400 (RIP)
Joined: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 00:17:20 +0000
Posts: 190
Location: Sydney
Tue, 24 May 2022 10:50:31 +0000 quote
DennisL wrote:
I've had this bike since 2010 and it's fallen over many times from various circumstances, always when not moving.
Each time, the fairing takes a beating; the calipers have both been snapped off and a steering alignment is sometimes needed.
Just recently it blew over in a severe windstorm.
It's going in for repairs ($$$$$)!!
I'm wanting to install some kind of crash bar design to protect the body from future falls which I'm sure will continue to happen.
Any design/suggestions would really be appreciated.
if you search the old forum messages, I remember I saw someone put bars and had the website address too in his post, I think that was couple of years ago.
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