Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:40 pm

Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 47
Location: Sydney Australia
 
Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 47
Location: Sydney Australia
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:40 pm linkquote
Just back in LA and my MP3 400 needs the idle hole cleaned and a spark plug. Runs well , just won't idle.

As I have been away so long , needing desperately a MP3 mechanic to do a quick fix solution

In Los Angeles and needing help. Love my MP3 , wont me that much to make it happy again

Please
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:57 am

Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:57 am linkquote
How long has the bike been sitting? If it sat for more than 90 days then I hope you used a fuel stabilizer before leaving.

Modern day fuels go bad very quickly.
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:02 am

Enthusiast
MP3 500 HPE 2019
Joined: 28 Jun 2022
Posts: 59

 
Enthusiast
MP3 500 HPE 2019
Joined: 28 Jun 2022
Posts: 59

Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:02 am linkquote
as above some clean petrol added and give it a good strong ride around, avoiding the CHP
Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:38 pm

Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 47
Location: Sydney Australia
 
Member
MP3
Joined: 12 Dec 2020
Posts: 47
Location: Sydney Australia
Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:38 pm linkquote
All great points and very true. However need a LA mechanic that loves Piaggio Vespa MP3.

Must me someone who is a great scooter spanner man.
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:47 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7050
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7050
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:47 pm linkquote
sbaert wrote:
Modern day fuels go bad very quickly.
Not in my experience. My MP3 starts right up after winter storage, no stabilizer added for a few years now.
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:26 pm

Hooked
2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 448
Location: Reno
 
Hooked
2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 448
Location: Reno
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:26 pm linkquote
When it comes to fuel
Full tank is better than an partially full one,
Dry is better than wet
Shade is better than the sun
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:03 am

Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:03 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Not in my experience. My MP3 starts right up after winter storage, no stabilizer added for a few years now.
The ethanol in the fuel is the deadly killer here, such as fuel pumps, injectors, etc.
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