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Noticed today that the left wheel( right in the picture) has a small angle facing outwards.
Also when I go in a straight line and let go of the handlebars, the scooter wants to lean right and can't keep a straight line.
Is the wheel angle adjustable?
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Previous threads on similar topics
MP3 500 Handlebars and Front Wheel Alignment and Fork play: is it dangerous?

JIMC mentions a "Pinch Bolt" in the replies. If you can locate this in the parts diagram then you can sort out how to access it.

This is the MP3 500 2018 series parts diagram for the front suspension.
https://www.parts-piaggio.com/piaggio-scooters/500-PIAGGIO-SCOOTER/MP3/2018/MP3-500-Sport-E4/Suspensions--Wheels/Forks-components-Mingxing-/1214/20/15772/2701
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The suspension usually does not go out spec unless the vehicle sustained a frontal impact or rough roads (especially potholes) which usually leads to bent suspension legs.

It is the bent legs which is usually the primary cause for the alignment (wheel angle) being off.
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sbaert wrote:
The suspension usually does not go out spec unless the vehicle sustained a frontal impact or rough roads (especially potholes) which usually leads to bent suspension legs.

It is the bent legs which is usually the primary cause for the alignment (wheel angle) being off.
Are we talking about a vertical axis problem (toe-in or toe-out) or a horizontal axis problem (camber)? A toe problem is just the rather flimsy steering bar that's bent, rather than a bent leg (camber).
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First set the bike level Set it on the stand and disengaged the lock

Then messure the front and the rear of the front tyres the only thing you can adjust are towin or out

If you got camber on one wheel then something is bend
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Remember looking straight at the front of your bike the wheels will appear to toe out do to perspective. ( don't beleive me? look at rthe front of your car)
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Check out this thread on moving a washer to correct alignment. At a gathering a long time ago we demonstrated the fix.
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Check out this thread on moving a washer to correct alignment. At a gathering a long time ago we demonstrated the fix.

Correcting Front Wheel Alignment

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Finally made it to Kentucky to check out rides. Most importantly verified the acceptable availability of nourishment to keep us going.
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Finally made it to Kentucky to check out rides. Most importantly verified the acceptable availability of nourishment to keep us going.
hmm ice cream to fix a front end alignment issue. sounds bout right.
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