Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:15:03 +0000

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
 
Enthusiast
2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:15:03 +0000 linkquote
Good morning all,

Having some strange issues with a used 500 I just bought. Quick history it is missing everything in the front light plastics etc. It has sat for a couple years. It immediately would blow the 20a fuse for tilt lock and would stay in limp mode and not rev. I found the tilt lock module burnt out and replaced it with a used one. That problem has been fixed. Now the red tilt light is on, tilt lock switch doesn't do anything nor does the mode button. I'm hoping there may be another fuse blown that ties all this together but looking for ideas before I dive in.
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:23:56 +0000

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
Posts: 911
Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
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Location: Belgium
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:23:56 +0000 linkquote
Why buy a bike in such horrific shape?
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:33:35 +0000

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
 
Enthusiast
2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:33:35 +0000 linkquote
It was only $400.00 and I could part it out for more than that. I took the Shad seat off and put it on my 250. That's worth $275.00 as it is. It has 2 good front rims and tires starts and drives etc etc
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:38:40 +0000

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
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Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:38:40 +0000 linkquote
Considering the low price, I think you'll be way ahead by parting it out and selling it off piecemeal.
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:14:43 +0000

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2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
 
Enthusiast
2009 Piaggio MP3 250ie
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:08:13 +0000
Posts: 67
Location: Palm City, FL
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:14:43 +0000 linkquote
I might, I just hate seeing it in pieces.
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:58:42 +0000

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
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Location: Belgium
 
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:22:26 +0000
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Location: Belgium
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:58:42 +0000 linkquote
The cost of getting the correct pieces, prep, paint, restoration is going to far outweigh the highest realistic economic value of the bike.

Also don't discount the fact that the bike is 15 years old and parts unique to the 1st gen MP3 are getting very scarce with Piaggio having obsoleted most parts and accessories that were not shared with newer generations of the MP3.

It's a bitter pill to swallow, but that is the real world.
   

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