Are you feeling cramped on your MP3? I am offering the "Ultimate Footpeg Project" brackets, model UFP/XT, which put your feet lower, wider, and further forward than the stock Piaggio MP3 floorboard. This includes shipping, rubber bumper to protect your scooter's bodywork, and the longer screws needed. These are plug-n-play for a Fuoco 500 or MP3/500, or an MP3/250-300-400 that has had a diamondplate floorboard installed. Simply remove the two front screws from the floorboard, place the bracket over the floorboard, and use the included longer screws to reattach. They will also fit an unmodified /250-300-400 with a minor alteration described below, which will add a couple of minutes to installation. MP3/LT (European) owners may need to pull up the bottom of the rubber boot underneath the brake pedal, but apparently that's a no-brainer.
These brackets are solid Type 304 Stainless Steel, bead-blasted to a non-slip satin finish, and pre-drilled to mate with a footpeg accepting a 3/8" diameter screw. Pegs are not included for liability reasons; in normal use any reasonably sized pegs should not contact ground in a turn, but it is your responsibility to ensure that your pegs are in the upright position whenever performing aggressive manuvers. The MP3 can theoretically be pushed to extreme banks at high speed, and such manuvers should NOT be attempted with these brackets attached, with or without pegs. There are a huge variety of pegs available ranging from under $10 to over $100 a pair; see FAQ #4 below.
The footpegs may be mounted at three different distances, which should be suitable for anyone from 5'4" (or less - see my post Coming Up Short below) to 6'4" or more. The brackets include a pre-installed integral rubber bumper to protect your scooter's bodywork.
You can find a short video on the UFP/XT here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC8hhx6eNr4
FAQ 1: Ordering Information
FAQ 2: Installation Important!
FAQ 3: Disclaimers Extremely Important!
FAQ 4: Footpegs Really Important!
FAQ 5: Acknowledgements
FAQ 6: Member Feedback
FAQ 7: Revision History
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Front view with a JC Whitney "elliptical" peg
Side view. The bumper is "mushed" against the scooter to absorb loads.
UFP/XT mounted on the European "/LT" version of the MP3/400 - note the brake pedal (courtesy of Sylly).
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