Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:24 pm

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Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:24 pm linkquote
Hi, I have the one that comes with the bike, but to be honest the font is to small, so I try to find it in pdf (English or Spanish) but no luck.

Maybe someone here have a copy that can share with me?

Thanks in advance

Dariusz W.
Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:38 am

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Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:38 am linkquote
Yeah, the owner's manual is barely legible. Piaggio, would it kill you financially to use standard size paper or at least the same size as car manuals? Give those with old eyes a freakin' break here.

The manual of my Honda is 4 times as big and only 1/4 the thickness, so if it is a matter of saving paper then Honda has got the right idea.

If you can't find a copy online in PDF format, then you'll probably have to use a magnifying glass for the handful of times you need to refer to it.

Do take what you see in the manual with a grain of salt, as it is not always accurate. Such as the oil capacity, which is erroneously listed at 1.7 Liters while 1.5 is the proper quantity.

The link below may help you for a general service schedule. However, I would recommend doing a engine oil service every 5K km/3K mi

https://wlassets.piaggio.com/wlassets/piaggio/gb/maintenance_intervals/MP3-500-hpe-SPORT-ADVANCED/original/MP3+500+hpe+SPORT+ADVANCED.pdf?1608633139750
Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:51 am

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Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:51 am linkquote
sbaert wrote:
Yeah, the owner's manual is barely legible. Piaggio, would it kill you financially to use standard size paper or at least the same size as car manuals? Give those with old eyes a freakin' break here.

The manual of my Honda is 4 times as big and only 1/4 the thickness, so if it is a matter of saving paper then Honda has got the right idea.

If you can't find a copy online in PDF format, then you'll probably have to use a magnifying glass for the handful of times you need to refer to it.

Do take what you see in the manual with a grain of salt, as it is not always accurate. Such as the oil capacity, which is erroneously listed at 1.7 Liters while 1.5 is the proper quantity.

The link below may help you for a general service schedule. However, I would recommend doing a engine oil service every 5K km/3K mi

https://wlassets.piaggio.com/wlassets/piaggio/gb/maintenance_intervals/MP3-500-hpe-SPORT-ADVANCED/original/MP3+500+hpe+SPORT+ADVANCED.pdf?1608633139750
Hi, thank you Mr. yes, it is impossible to read. I find the user manual in Polish (direct download link to piaggio) but English or Spanish impossible.

Thanks for the tips about services etc, I have the workshop manual so in general I use both and compare (or is the idea). But for regular doubts, user manual is nice, but as we talk, impossible to read for someone oldest that 25 years
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:21 am

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Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:21 am linkquote
If anyone does find any of the manuals (both for this and any other missing models) then I'd be very grateful to have them emailed to me so they can get uploaded to the MV manuals website.
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:28 pm

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Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:28 pm linkquote
I *LOATHE* the manual. It is near-impossible to read and keep open on a relevant page. Why on earth Piaggio isn't able to make the (english) manual available as a PDF online is totally beyond me. And like sbaert pointed out, it can be inaccurate. When I changed the front bulb, the procedure wasn't accurate for the "hybrid" models that cruise around in the USA.

I am in the process of scanning it and creating a searchable english version. I'll share when I am done.
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:06 am

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Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:06 am linkquote
My manual has instructions for adjusting the rear shock absorbers.

Of course, they're not the ones that are on my scooter.
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:31 am

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Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:31 am linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
My manual has instructions for adjusting the rear shock absorbers.

Of course, they're not the ones that are on my scooter.
LMFAO.

Can it get more Italian than that?

You can blame Luigi and Mario for that one.
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:00 pm

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Location: California
 
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Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:00 pm linkquote
PabloLie wrote:
I *LOATHE* the manual. It is near-impossible to read and keep open on a relevant page. Why on earth Piaggio isn't able to make the (english) manual available as a PDF online is totally beyond me. And like sbaert pointed out, it can be inaccurate. When I changed the front bulb, the procedure wasn't accurate for the "hybrid" models that cruise around in the USA.
.... searchable english version. I'll share when I am done.
Hi MP3 Team - attached the user manual, but note it's for a US 2019 Model as the title indicates.

MP3 500 Oner Manual English 2019 MP3 LT 500 i.e. SPORT - BUSINESS ABS - ASR.pdf
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Download
 Filename:  MP3 500 Oner Manual English 2019 MP3 LT 500 i.e. SPORT - BUSINESS ABS - ASR.pdf
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Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:23 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:23 am linkquote
PabloLie wrote:
Hi MP3 Team - attached the user manual, but note it's for a US 2019 Model as the title indicates.
Uploaded to https://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Piaggio/Piaggio%20MP3/MP3%20500%20LT%202019/ - thanks.
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:09 pm

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Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:09 pm linkquote
Many thanks to all who have shared saved my bacon
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:48 am

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:48 am linkquote
This is perfect. Was going to ask about spark plug gap, but gave me the information I was looking for. Thanks for posting the link PabloLie.
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