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Thu, 26 Oct 2023 14:18:08 +0000

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2023 Piaggio MP3 530
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2023 Piaggio MP3 530
Joined: Wed, 08 May 2019 05:48:11 +0000
Posts: 43
Location: Midwestern USA
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 14:18:08 +0000 quote
I love my new 530 but really need a service manual for it.

I bought the heated grips accessory and can't get it installed (at the dealer) without more instruction and possibly more parts. Piaggio USA doesn't have answers…
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 22:11:00 +0000

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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
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Location: California
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 22:11:00 +0000 quote
It might be just too new to the world for the various online sources to have it available.

There are a bunch of websites that have the Mp3 500 Series service manuals but none with the 530 that I can yet find. You might have to work out a way to buy it from Piaggio.

A couple example of many that have manuals for the older Mp3. Perhaps these will eventually show the 530 manual once more of them are out in the world.

https://scootertuub.nl/test/Piaggio/
https://www.motorcyclemanuals.info/motocycles-atvs/piaggio/

Meanwhile, the official Parts Piaggio website does have diagrams of the Mp3 530 which can be referenced to locate where things are.
https://www.parts-piaggio.com/piaggio-scooters/530-PIAGGIO-SCOOTER/MP3
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 23:18:46 +0000

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Thu, 26 Oct 2023 23:18:46 +0000 quote
That said, it is pretty inexcusable to not train the dealer network on basic stuff like installation of optional upgrades (while charging for the basic parts).

Seems now some dealers in the US are back into the network given the fact the 530 promises higher profit margins. Now there is a dealer again within 6 miles of where I live.
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 00:18:43 +0000

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Location: California
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 00:18:43 +0000 quote
PabloLie wrote:
That said, it is pretty inexcusable to not train the dealer network on basic stuff like installation of optional upgrades (while charging for the basic parts).

Seems now some dealers in the US are back into the network given the fact the 530 promises higher profit margins. Now there is a dealer again within 6 miles of where I live.
Actually, nix it, it is still getting worse. When I contacted the nearest dealer that now advertises the MP530 in their portfolio (San Jose BMW) to ask about their services, they replied: ".. Hello... We are not servicing MP3's. San Francisco maybe the closest place..."

Which means "yeah, we like to take your money, but go elsewhere to service the stuff". Horrible. Piaggio really needs to fix their dealer situation in the USA.
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 03:46:02 +0000

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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
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Location: California
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 03:46:02 +0000 quote
That tracks with my experience at San Jose BMW. They used to work on my Mp3 back around 2018/2019 then stopped when their trained tech left. I mentioned this to "Spirit Motorcycles" in San Jose and they where VERY interested to learn this. They didn't say why other than that it created an opportunity for them; so you might pass that info along to them.

The only place I know for sure works on the Mp3 is Scuderia in San Francisco. There was one in Brentwood area but I don't see it listed anymore.

I replied in the other thread, I hadn't realized it was the dealer that was refusing to install the heated grips. That is indeed pretty poor behavior on their part and they should either refund you or help where they can. I installed the wiring for my own grips but will have to have a professional install the actual handle-bar grips because I don't want to risk getting in trouble messing with the throttle cables.
Sat, 28 Oct 2023 05:39:34 +0000

Molto Verboso
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Sat, 28 Oct 2023 05:39:34 +0000 quote
slomo_scooterbabe wrote:
I love my new 530 but really need a service manual for it.

I bought the heated grips accessory and can't get it installed (at the dealer) without more instruction and possibly more parts. Piaggio USA doesn't have answers…
Another textbook example of how Piaggio is simply not a professional organization. It is the usual spiel of "nobody knows and nobody cares". In other words, the product is obviously ready but Luigi's $99 Walmart printer was acting up so out it went without documentation.

They claim to be "premium", but obviously it is still amateur hour. Always has been, and probably always will be. And they wonder why they can't break through and become more than just a blip on the radar in major motorcycle markets like North America.

My heated grips also came without instruction of any sort. Got a new tube of Honda bond (glue for the grips), removed the plastic handlebar covers, removed the old rubbers using a very long fine screwdriver, lightly sanded down the metal ends to remove old remnants of glue, installed the wiring and relay (it's fully plug and play), applied Honda bond to the insides of the new heated grips, installed and oriented the grips to avoid interference from the wiring, let it sit/cure, then put the handlebar covers back on.

Top tip: Test the electrical portion (make sure the heated grips work) before applying the Honda bond. It is electrical and it is Italian, 'nuff said.

These shambolic practices of selling vehicles without a shop manual or documentation would never happen on a Japanese bike. Honda does not sell bikes until it knows its dealer network is ready and has been trained as needed.

If this was professional sports, it would resemble something like this. I'll let you figure out who is team Piaggio.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/zMexdGN66io
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