Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:58 pm

Molto Verboso
MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:58 pm linkquote
Has anyone replaced their front turn signals with something more stylish or less likely to snap off yet? They look like items that punks just wanna try to snap right off.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:31 am

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:31 am linkquote
Don't park it where Punks will mess with it.

They are designed to break away, so they don't break.

Wayne B
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:47 am

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MP3 500 ie
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Posts: 102
Location: Mt. Pleasant SC, USA
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:47 am linkquote
I haven't yet, but i know that you can use Ducati mirror/turn signals are a good fit for the MP3. I know there is a thread on it some where on MV, just got to look.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:55 am

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Red MP3 500 RUBY DRAGON
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Location: Northern CA
 
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Red MP3 500 RUBY DRAGON
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:55 am linkquote
Cycle gear has several LED ones to choose from.

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:59 am

Molto Verboso
MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Posts: 1209
Location: Not on my MP3 ;( - Folsom, CA. -
 
Molto Verboso
MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:59 am linkquote
I have taught in low income neighborhoods for the past 12 years, so punks come with the territory Also I have dropped my bike a few time on the same side and the front light finally broke off. I have a temporary fix for now, but I would rather have something more secure.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:11 am

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Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:11 am linkquote
But, I bet it's not broke, as stated they are designed to break away. Take the lens off and you should see what I mean. I haven't done this just heard it described and can't remember how it goes back together.
But everyone on here who thought is was broken, has been able to put it back together.

Wayne B
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:40 am

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PX200 GTS300
Joined: 07 Jul 2009
Posts: 256
Location: Devon
 
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PX200 GTS300
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Location: Devon
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:40 am linkquote
take off the lens then you will see that the light is held in place by the silver reflector inside the light which slides over the black arm holding it all together
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:19 pm

Molto Verboso
MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:19 pm linkquote
I can tell you that YES it IS broke! Right where the light unit meets the rubber grommet. Both items have rectangular bases. They connect to each other, but the item that connects the two has broken off, so it is broken. basically they don't snap together anymore If you can correct that, please let me know.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:05 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40397
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:05 pm linkquote
The bits that connect the two are very easily glued if broken.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:26 pm

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R.I.P. ----K.I.T.T.500, Agent Orange (400)
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Location: North Charleston, SC 29406
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:26 pm linkquote
mvtroiano wrote:
I can tell you that YES it IS broke! Right where the light unit meets the rubber grommet. Both items have rectangular bases. They connect to each other, but the item that connects the two has broken off, so it is broken. basically they don't snap together anymore If you can correct that, please let me know.
Not to say you're wrong, but I'd love to see the pic. That spot you mention(between the end of the 'rubber' part and the beginning of the actual light housing IS THE breakaway point. It's where mine "broke" and I felt like you did, absolutely sure that a new one was due. I've got great news for ya though...

1. When I took mine completely off(by removing some panels to make sure I got to it), I found that once disassembled, it was a breakaway point that could be reglued(with epoxy in my case) and simply just needed to be rescrewed together(bit tricky and you need a tiny screwdriver) and this had to be done while the light was on the bike(cos the wiring feeds through).

2. The even better news is that while I was in mourning and hadn't reglued/found out about the breakaway, I discovered that an entire new light assembly costs about $20.

Hope that helps, and trust me, these things repiece back together with very little work.
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:56 pm

Molto Verboso
MP3 500, Honda PCX
Joined: 20 Jul 2008
Posts: 1123
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Molto Verboso
MP3 500, Honda PCX
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:56 pm linkquote
I broke one. It was not a big deal. They cost about $30 and are easy to replace.
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:33 pm

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MP3 500
Joined: 08 Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Location: Houston
 
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MP3 500
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Location: Houston
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:33 pm linkquote
How does one replace/re-attach turn signal
Hello! I'm really glad I've found this site. I hope you guys can help me out.
I've only had my MP3 500 for a couple of weeks and I knocked the right side turn signal loose. How do you re-attach it?



Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:42 pm

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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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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:42 pm linkquote
Re: How does one replace/re-attach turn signal
Tman wrote:
Hello! I'm really glad I've found this site. I hope you guys can help me out.
I've only had my MP3 500 for a couple of weeks and I knocked the right side turn signal loose. How do you re-attach it?
As in the post seven above this one - unscrew the lens cover, remove the bits, push the outer black cover back in place, slide the reflector back in to secure it all, screw the lens cover back on. 2 minutes max. Done mine many a time.
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:50 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:50 pm linkquote
Re: How does one replace/re-attach turn signal
Tman wrote:
Hello! I'm really glad I've found this site. I hope you guys can help me out.
I've only had my MP3 500 for a couple of weeks and I knocked the right side turn signal loose. How do you re-attach it?
ride it to biketoberfest in Daytona and I or someone else will show you.

its easy like jim said but if you need pics let us know and I"ll take some and post them for ya
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:57 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:57 pm linkquote
I think if pics are needed for this then the bike is best taken to a dealer!
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:22 am

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MP3 500
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Location: Houston
 
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Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:22 am linkquote
Fixed it!!!
JimC you rock!
Old as Dirt, riding to Daytona is on my wish list.

I'm so glad I found this forum. Google is my friend, but you guys are MP3-500 family!
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:30 pm

Molto Verboso
MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Posts: 1209
Location: Not on my MP3 ;( - Folsom, CA. -
 
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MP3 500 'JAZZ'
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Location: Not on my MP3 ;( - Folsom, CA. -
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:30 pm linkquote
I just picked up a wonderful walmart x-large motorcycle cover, and after I removed it I noticed today that my glued turned signal is no longer glued

So much for pathos.... John Cleese
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:22 pm

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fuoco 500
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Posts: 57
Location: ENGLAND
 
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fuoco 500
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Location: ENGLAND
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:22 pm linkquote


fitted these a while ago
they dont stick out as much as the others
and are loads brighter
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:48 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Posts: 21937
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:48 pm linkquote
buddyphil nice lookin scoot you have there. the turn signals are small and out of the way. can you post a pic of them lit in the daylight and at night. also what breand are they and model number. thanks OAD
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:44 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Location: Netherlands Olst
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:44 am linkquote
Re: Replacement front turn signals anyone?
mvtroiano wrote:
Has anyone replaced their front turn signals with something more stylish or less likely to snap off yet? They look like items that punks just wanna try to snap right off.
a friend changed his mirrors with led turnsignals in it thats a option and they are also sold with normale lightbulbs in it

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Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:09 pm

Hooked
MP3 400LT
Joined: 16 May 2009
Posts: 239
Location: Amsterdam
 
Hooked
MP3 400LT
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Location: Amsterdam
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:09 pm linkquote
buddyphil wrote:


fitted these a while ago
they dont stick out as much as the others
and are loads brighter
Hey Buddyphil, where did you buy the rims en what are the partnumbers and price?

thanks.

Robert
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