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here are the first pics

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Like mine as it is
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yeah but that's the Centrino edition mine is officialy a 400LT Razz emoticon
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here it is

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and installed this

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Tasmanian Devil
This is my Tasmanian Devil MP3 500cc!!!!
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Here is the picture of my MY3 500cc with Taz sitting in the back!!!!
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My MP3 250
Here a couple of my MP3 250
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My Piaggio mp3 LT 400(Diana)
obvious modifications
- bagster comfort seat
- bagster screen
- shad 49l box
- dr.Pulley 15g
- pirelleli diablo tyres
- Tomtom rider v2
- Iphone holder
- bagster harmony leg warmers (not recomended sucks in motorway + 120km/h)

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my mp3 500
windscreen, topbox, 150 diablo tyre. ufp soon.
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I don't know, Staff-Sergeant, use of the word "pimped" on this web site might invoke the ire of the morality police. When I first joined and made joking and passing reference to a risque website, the morality police almost blew a head gasket.

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Re: My MP3 250
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Here a couple of my MP3 250
ah another Decepticon hehe
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Why is it that most of us complain about the MP3's weight, but we keep on adding crap to it!
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Why is it that most of us complain about the MP3's weight, but we keep on adding crap to it!
Changing my muffler to Leo Vince removed more weight tan al my additions such as screen and top box. Taking a bitt more off with the air box replacement next week too.
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Here are some little mods did today

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Badge from the X9 500

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No blinkers sticking out like a LT
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update some carbonfoil on the rear handgrips

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New Paint
Hi.I'm from Romania.I hope you like my Fuoco. Eyelashes emoticon
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Re: New Paint
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Hi.I'm from Romania.I hope you like my Fuoco. Eyelashes emoticon
I work with a team of Technicians everyday in Romania that work for the hosting company I work for.
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Hi.I'm from Romania.I hope you like my Fuoco. Eyelashes emoticon
Beautiful! Love the color, and it's very well applied!
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Hi.I'm from Romania.I hope you like my Fuoco. Eyelashes emoticon
I work with a team of Technicians everyday in Romania that work for the hosting company I work for.
The service where I painted my scooter now they paint the motorcycles for the "Ghost Rider 2" movie
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altlantisu wrote:
Hi.I'm from Romania.I hope you like my Fuoco. Eyelashes emoticon
Beautiful! Love the color, and it's very well applied!
THX
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Some new mods

changed the light from the speedo today

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As you can see if you open the unit you could also change the miles and km it opens by unscrewing a lots of screws


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and i did this mod

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the legshield of a Fuoco i needed a new handbrake rubber/gasket and a whole new legshield of a Fuoco/mp3 500 was 10.- more including hook and Rubber/gasket
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Note to Maksor and Altlantisv
Maksor, when do you find time to ride? Altlantisv, Love the paint! Great jobs guys, keep up the good work Clap emoticon Nerd emoticon
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well mine is allmost 2 year old, and my mp3 has clocked aalmost 45.000km i drive enough
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Road Rally MP3
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Cannonball bike, 330 miles without refueling, nearly 400 if I stop to add the red can. 2010 Cannonball rally number seen here

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Vented windscreen, greatly reduces helmet buffet and the vacum between the rider and the windscreen. Bar-ends for transport. 2008 Cannonball rally number here.

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No serious Cannonball bike is complete without a hardwired GPS. (2007 photos)

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new turnsignals my old ones got burned when i got the Hazzardlights on for more then 30 min

these have a alluminium housing Razz emoticon
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Maksor... as usual totally brilliant!

Anybody up for producing a run of MPH dials if it comes out that easily?

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Maksor... as usual totally brilliant!

Anybody up for producing a run of MPH dials if it comes out that easily?

Fay
I think he just put red T10s behind the speedo to change the cast of the instrument cluster; looks like the same stock speed markers.
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Yes, I understood that, I can see the red light.

Maxor rides mostly in Holland where they have no interest in Miles.

If you look at the earlier photos you will see as part of the process the plastic sheet with the Kph and Mph on it, is free of the binnacle. (A term used to describe a unit housing or containing instruments for display and use)

If it is not such a huge job to strip it down to put a red light in (ie it is not a sealed unit), for those of us no longer blessed with 20/20 vision it would be possible to have a speedo we can read without our glasses.

Follow?

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fay you have to de install your screen and and top dash cover then unscrew the dash complet with the cover

don't forget to disconnect the cables thats way you need to remove your screen Razz emoticon
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Fay Presto wrote:
Yes, I understood that, I can see the red light.

Maxor rides mostly in Holland where they have no interest in Miles.

If you look at the earlier photos you will see as part of the process the plastic sheet with the Kph and Mph on it, is free of the binnacle. (A term used to describe a unit housing or containing instruments for display and use)

If it is not such a huge job to strip it down to put a red light in (ie it is not a sealed unit), for those of us no longer blessed with 20/20 vision it would be possible to have a speedo we can read without our glasses.

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fay
Gotcha; I just misunderstood your comment. I don't know about unsealing the instrument cluster itself (probably a pretty quick job), but I had a heck of a time with my wife's dashboard replacement getting at the last set of screws that held the cluster to the back of the dashboard unit itself (hard to get at the two screws near the top of the cluster).
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"Pimped Up" YYYYUUUUCCCCCCKKKKK!!! Try farkles or glitz. Great expletives.
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Beautiful! Love the color, and it's very well applied!
+1 - yowsa! Awww crap - the gears are turning...
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So, Maksor how difficult would it be to replace the figures on the Speedo dial with more easily read Mph.

There have been many gripes about this on many forums. If it was an afternoons work I think there would be a good demand for a replacement backing for the dial.

Getting inside the unit is possible, but how easy would it be to free the printed background from the 'needle' and replace it with a different one?

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Maroy,

How did you do the cannonball when there's only 2154 on the odometer?
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14perry wrote:
Maroy,

How did you do the cannonball when there's only 2154 on the odometer?
He not only did the cannonball run, but won it last year too
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Fay you could stick/glue numbers or something on the plate and you could also make a new backplate with miles on it

keep in mind that the plate is white/milky and the white lets lightup the numbers the red is also transparent
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As with many things, the simple 'solution' - sticking numbers on the outside is neither practical, nor elegant.

The Mph markings are too small to read with less than 20/20 vision.

Sticking numbers or strips of tape is unsightly and because of the back lighting is less than satisfactory.

The solution is therefore to de-construct the assembly, remove the milky white translucent original and replace it with another with clearer markings.

I suspect that removing the indicator needle to replace the entire printed sheet might be a problem. Probably might resolve that by first cutting the Speedometer side away from the rev counter side, then splitting the speedo part across the middle thereby freeing it from the assembly without disturbing the needle and replacing it with a similarly split large print Mph version re-assembled behind the needle and glued into place before reassembly. Probably print something on a sheet designed for an overhead projector.

Unfortunately the recession is leaving neither time nor budgets for hobbies, recreation or anything not focussed on generating immediate income.

I have had no hot water in the house for three weeks, the waste disposal has gone south, curtain tracks have stopped working the house is generally in chaos. and dealing with all that is, as we say, on the back burner. Shouldn't even be taking time out to spend time thinking about speedos and two headlight projects.

fondest,

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Hello guys, cool to see that this tread is still alive =).

I have sold my italians and now ride a Honda Big Ruckus. A bit ugly (in a nice way) and a bit underpowered but OMG sooooo comfy. I can ride that thing all day and not have any backpain =) I just love it
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