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ssgt wrote:
Super thanks! Did you by any chanse take more pictures during the process of doing this, it would be cool to see the work in progress.

Once again, sooooo cool alternation. Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
no had no time to take the pictures i started on saterday 10th of september at 9 am and ended at 6 PM did make the bare one after lunch and started working on it again
Its a bolt off bolt on job and had to replace some electric cables because i went from 2 H1 35watt to 4 H8 55Watt
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some of the best mods to date. You have the storage of the 400 with the power of the 500 and a good cross look of the 2. Very nice job Maksor.
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some of the best mods to date. You have the storage of the 400 with the power of the 500 and a good cross look of the 2. Very nice job Maksor.
Thnx now waiting on the 850cc Gilera Fuoco then i can start all over again changing the back of that one Razz emoticon
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some of the best mods to date. You have the storage of the 400 with the power of the 500 and a good cross look of the 2. Very nice job Maksor.
Thnx now waiting on the 850cc Gilera Fuoco then i can start all over again changing the back of that one Razz emoticon
spill your guts on those thoughts do you know something that is like spy stuff?
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Maksor wrote:
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some of the best mods to date. You have the storage of the 400 with the power of the 500 and a good cross look of the 2. Very nice job Maksor.
Thnx now waiting on the 850cc Gilera Fuoco then i can start all over again changing the back of that one Razz emoticon
spill your guts on those thoughts do you know something that is like spy stuff?
Its still a rumour but we had a meeting 27th of september with the Dutch Mp3 club and a CEO of Piaggio Benelux was there and he told somebody that they are working on a Fuoco with the Enigne of the Gilera GP800 but they had some difficulties fitting it because its a 2 cylinder 839cc enigne the GP800 scooter will reach 200+ Km/h Razz emoticon
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Thnx now waiting on the 850cc Gilera Fuoco then i can start all over again changing the back of that one ...

... Its still a rumour ... Razz emoticon
Fuoco 850...yeah, baby, that's what A'hm talkin' about!

Be still, my beating heart!
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not pimped but...still cool

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not pimped but...still cool
Nice shots, sticky. No pimping = good thing!

Looks a little wet and, uh, sticky there... Razz emoticon
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Yeah I imagine it is not as wet here as it is in your neck of the woods but when it does rain it usually will be a real toad strangler! Love that cliche' Laughing emoticon
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not pimped but...still cool
Nice shots, sticky. No pimping = good thing!

sometimes a little 'adjustment' can be good, can't it?
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stickyfrog wrote:
not pimped but...still cool
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Nice shots, sticky. No pimping = good thing!
sometimes a little 'adjustment' can be good, can't it?
Fay
Sure it can, I was just thinking of the more classical sense of the word and the fact sticky posted a photo with him driving and his lady riding pillion...
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Yeah I imagine it is not as wet here as it is in your neck of the woods but when it does rain it usually will be a real toad strangler! Love that cliche'
Hey sticky, I can compare Florida wet to Oregon easily enough since I lived in Naples for many years before relocating here - the two big differences: warm rain as opposed to cold rain, and we almost never get thunderstorms here. Prefer it here, but do miss chickee huts and 'bikini patrol' on the hot beach sometimes...
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Where can I get the "glove box" on the Enzodans MP3 , in the middle of the handle bars.

Where can I get a "lego visor"
I think I found a place for the lego visor its $30

thanks
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Going for the touring look
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Nice saddle! Where did you buy it?
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Nice saddlebags, what make are they? In fact nice bike all round.
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Pimped MP3
Thank you the saddle is stock I removed the stickers off the body, but I still wanted people to know what it was. Also thought it gave it a sportier look. The side cases were just purchased from ebay they are for the Kawasaki KLR 650 but they fit the 500 like it was made for it. Piaggio needs take note
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on request
Here are All the mod pictures of my pimped FP9
Fuoco front
P= MP3
X9 Cylinder 460cc
Started with this in march 2009 and did the upper lights
Started with this in march 2009 and did the upper lights
Did the Dual lights mod
Did the Dual lights mod
Installed a easy navigation  Nokia N70 with Tomtom ( and yes is will hold drove 18.000km now and it never came off)
Installed a easy navigation Nokia N70 with Tomtom ( and yes is will hold drove 18.000km now and it never came off)
Then installed  the footrest of the Fuoco/MP3 500 at the front
Then installed the footrest of the Fuoco/MP3 500 at the front
Wrapped the Exhaustpipe
Wrapped the Exhaustpipe
Bought and installed a secondhand  LV 4road
Bought and installed a secondhand LV 4road
Then I bougt these following parts in September
Then I bougt these following parts in September
After paint
After paint
After removing the frontend of the 400
After removing the frontend of the 400
And it came out like this :P
And it came out like this :P
installed emblems and a Givi windscreen
installed emblems and a Givi windscreen
painted front mudguards
painted front mudguards
rear mudgaurd of a Aprilia Scarabero
rear mudgaurd of a Aprilia Scarabero
got this cooling back  at a roadtrip org. by Piaggio BeNeLux
got this cooling back at a roadtrip org. by Piaggio BeNeLux
installed Xenon/HID look lightbulbs
installed Xenon/HID look lightbulbs
And after six months i didn’t like  the performance anymore so did this one
And after six months i didn’t like the performance anymore so did this one
old piston and new
old piston and new
haed and  you can see one burned valve
haed and you can see one burned valve
old and new cylinder
old and new cylinder
With the org ECU it was always running lean even when it was a 400, so i brought it to Ten Kate Racing team and they installed a Rapid Bike III Module and did a Dyno test
44BHP
73Nm at 7225RPM
170Km/H
With the org ECU it was always running lean even when it was a 400, so i brought it to Ten Kate Racing team and they installed a Rapid Bike III Module and did a Dyno test 44BHP 73Nm at 7225RPM 170Km/H
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Maksor

What is the rear mudguard from? I saw one on a Beverly 500 and was wondering if it would fit the MP3 500.

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A Aprila Scarabero
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Maksor

What is the rear mudguard from? I saw one on a Beverly 500 and was wondering if it would fit the MP3 500.

Wayne B
I just ordered the Bev 500 one yesterday...Looks perfect except it may have to be cut a little toward the front.

I've also looked at the Scarabeo one...
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Maksor, you are a wizard, this is so cool. I wich that I had the ability to do 10% of what you did. Unfortunatly god has blessed me with a so called "center thumb"

Im very much looking forwart to seing the rear footrest project.

I would very much like to put the 500 front on mine, but Im a bit afraid that it will be too heavy for a 250.

Keep updateing us with your projects.
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Im very much looking forwart to seing the rear footrest project.

I would very much like to put the 500 front on mine, but Im a bit afraid that it will be too heavy for a 250.

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you only loose some topspeed i did loose 7km and you gain better handling because there is more weight at the front
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This one was originally posted by Maksor in another tread, but it´s so cool that it needs to be in the pimp tread.

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:p oke here are some others
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You dutch guys have some serious stuff going on over there Clap emoticon , keep on posting those cool pictures.
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my mods part 2
Removed this hose out of the airbox
Removed this hose out of the airbox
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Coneected the rear blinkers
removed the rims for powder coating
removed the rims for powder coating
they came back like this
they came back like this
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on a 400

and a Fuoco/500 (same way fitted)

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polished my muffler, it looks brandnew now

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my last mods
Carbon look foil
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Re: Pimped MP3
Mty Mouse wrote:
Going for the touring look
The side cases look great! I would like to get some more information about them like:

1. Who is the manufacturer.

2. How are they mounted, i.e., did you create custom racks or did you buy them and where.

3. Can they be easily dismounted

4. Any balance/weight distribution issues when loaded.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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@ Maksor:

What is the reason/benifit of removing the pipe from the airbox?
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the hose is a restrictor, with out the hose the engine will get more air, it will become a stage 2 airfilter then stage 3 is a open kind like a K&N Cone

helpfull when using a LV 4road, the engine needs more air then
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Re: Just a one-of-a-kind color (here in the US)
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The only Dragon Red Mp3 I've ever seen....anyone?
I have one also here in the Philippines (the only one)
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my GPS and iPhone mount
I used a RAM mount for both GPS and iPhone . I screwed it into place on the plastic cover of the brake reservoir. Its very tight inside I had to sand paper the nut and cut the screw to make it fit. Make sure you use thread lock on the nut. I also changed the screw for plastic cover so it wont move. It did more than 4000km without any problems until I sold my MP3 and upgraded ....
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the hose is a restrictor, with out the hose the engine will get more air, it will become a stage 2 airfilter then stage 3 is a open kind like a K&N Cone

helpfull when using a LV 4road, the engine needs more air then
How big a differnece did it make removing the hose?

Are there any problems or issues with it removed?

Why did Piaggio put it there?
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i will loose 2 bhp when i put it back tested on a dyno


and the hose is a restrictor so i won't use more fuel

if you get more air in the engine will need more fuel it will learn if you remove it


a drawback on a stock 400 will be the colder temps below 0 c
it won't run that well when the engine is cold

mine doesn't do that because i fitted also the Rapid bike III

a dutch clubmember reported that problem and he put back the hose and it was running good but he did feel that it lost some power he said

he got a non stock exhaust
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finally mine is done
black rims black grill soon i will put some red striping on those wheels, all black scooter with the black G&G exhaust


you like it?

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