OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
This is the way it looked:
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
⚠️ Last edited by DougL on UTC; edited 2 times
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
This is the way it looks now:

External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
And the parts required to do it:

External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text

You need parts

9 Radiator Conveyor 655794 £7.05
10 Radiator Grid 655793 £9.32
12 Radiator Grid Frame £26.14

You'll also need a couple of spring screw retainers (those flat clips that a screw goes through, 14) and about six small philips Piaggio screws, 13.

No painting required. This uses the original front end shield and is not quite the same as the facelift model but looks good....

(You'd also have to buy part number 15 and 21 to do the full conversion, which I haven't done here), and these bits are really expensive....

http://www.piaggiospares.co.uk/spares/epc2.asp?PageiD=02.10&modelID=9902


To remove the grille there are 8 screws you have to remove. Two at the top of the original grille. Two large screws with spacers that screw into the radiator support, directly under the radiator behind the shield. Two screws that secure the indicator units to the front shield. Two screws (with gold coloured washers at top corners of shield accessed from behind close to the previous indicator screws.
⚠️ Last edited by DougL on UTC; edited 3 times
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
If you are feeling even more adventurous, like I did, you can add the MP3 500 auxiliary light. This is actually very cheap (in the UK at least), and is fitted to the LT as standard, which isn't available in the US.

You'll need part number

10 655810 Light support £3.83
7 294433 Tail Light (it isn't a tail light, but this is what Piaggio call it!) £5.10

External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text

To install these you'll have to get the craft knife and dremel out, but it is relatively easy.... You can see the light beneath the grille. You'll need to tap into the black and yellow wires in the haedlight connector which is visible beneath the headlight when you take the shield off.

All done for less than £50 or $75 probably twice that knowing Piaggio prices in the US..
@maksor avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4536
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
Ossessionato
@maksor avatar
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4536
Location: Netherlands Olst
UTC quote
and now it allmost looks like the keychain Razz emoticon

Nice job
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
I'd love to do what you've done Maksor....
@maksor avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4536
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
Ossessionato
@maksor avatar
Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4536
Location: Netherlands Olst
UTC quote
the fuoco front is also a bolt off bolt on job and a littlebit of painting
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
Maksor wrote:
the fuoco front is also a bolt off bolt on job and a littlebit of painting
Hmm, I know. But an expensive bolt on job. I'm too much of a cheapskate!
UTC

Addicted
MP3-250 Tiger 1050 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Joined: UTC
Posts: 862
Location: Central Coast, California
 
Addicted
MP3-250 Tiger 1050 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Joined: UTC
Posts: 862
Location: Central Coast, California
UTC quote
Looks great!
@bikemor avatar
UTC

Hooked
2009 MP3 500, Red. Had MP3 250, Barron 150 Retro
Joined: UTC
Posts: 302
Location: Ossining, NY
 
Hooked
@bikemor avatar
2009 MP3 500, Red. Had MP3 250, Barron 150 Retro
Joined: UTC
Posts: 302
Location: Ossining, NY
UTC quote
cool
What year and size mp3 did you do that to?
I'd do that to mine but it's up for sale now. Trying for a 500.

Alan
OP
@dougl avatar
UTC

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
 
El Macho
@dougl avatar
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 9047
Location: Porto 4050-570
UTC quote
2008 manufactured date, MP3 250. It will also work on a 400.
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.0131s ][ Queries: 4 (0.0045s) ][ live ][ 313 ][ ThingOne ]