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GOT IT!

Finally got a good MP3 400 for a good deal...

Can't wait to give it a try and teach my friends and family members how to ride on this wee baby.

Not sure about the personality just yet... but I am creative.. it will come to me.
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Re: I GOT YOU NOW! MP 3 400 Welcome to my World!
Belkwinith wrote:
GOT IT!

Finally got a good MP3 400 for a good deal...

Can't wait to give it a try and teach my friends and family members how to ride on this wee baby.

Not sure about the personality just yet... but I am creative.. it will come to me.
Belkwinith,

Welcome to the 3-wheeled world. Congrats and enjoy the ride.

Barry
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Looks great from here. Looking forward to your reports.
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Re: I GOT YOU NOW! MP 3 400 Welcome to my World!
Belkwinith wrote:
GOT IT!

Finally got a good MP3 400 for a good deal...

Can't wait to give it a try and teach my friends and family members how to ride on this wee baby.

Not sure about the personality just yet... but I am creative.. it will come to me.
more details please.

Where did you score it from?
how many miles?
Are you coming to the Gathering now? theres room.

congrats on the new ride.
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Used 2009- 8k miles on it.

Grand Rapids Michigan Dealer.

Got it for $4300

We have family in the area who went over to take a look and they called me with their approval.

My BF is heading over tomorrow to pick it up. I will (Hopefully) be riding it tomorrow night after work!

All my friends who want to learn how to ride are coming over tomorrow for a celebration dinner.

When we went shopping for a "friendly" scooter, everyone who sat on the MP3 400 felt that they could "handle it".

My friends are serious about riding. They already have their motorcycle permits, helmets and are looking at jackets. They are also registered for the local MSF course. My scooter army will be growing!
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Belkwinith wrote:
Used 2009- 8k miles on it.

Grand Rapids Michigan Dealer.

Got it for $4300

We have family in the area who went over to take a look and they called me with their approval.

My BF is heading over tomorrow to pick it up. I will (Hopefully) be riding it tomorrow night after work!

All my friends who want to learn how to ride are coming over tomorrow for a celebration dinner.

When we went shopping for a "friendly" scooter, everyone who sat on the MP3 400 felt that they could "handle it".

My friends are serious about riding. They already have their motorcycle permits, helmets and are looking at jackets. They are also registered for the local MSF course. My scooter army will be growing!
and my last question?
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Dang it! The Gathering looks AWESOME!

But funds are limited! Especially since we are all going to Amerivespa.
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Congratulations on your "new' scooter. Enjoy and ride it safely and often.
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What a beautiful Scoot!
Alas I have NEVER actually seen one of these roll down a street.
To me it is just one of those display concept ideas.

I hope to see one roll by, or test drive one sooner or later.
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Belkwinith wrote:
Dang it! The Gathering looks AWESOME!

But funds are limited! Especially since we are all going to Amerivespa.
Well you can always start thinking about the Fall Gathering. We don't know exactly where just yet. The discussion will take place at Little Switzerland.
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What a beautiful Scoot!
Alas I have NEVER actually seen one of these roll down a street.
To me it is just one of those display concept ideas.

I hope to see one roll by, or test drive one sooner or later.
Or go to Europe, where sometimes you'll see nothing BUT those going by.

About time you joined the big boys, Belkwinith. We'll be expecting you over at the MP3 forum.
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Did they produce the master key?
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Did they produce the master key?
well they are a dealer she's getting it from so they should have both keys.
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Got the Master Key and the service record! It's all good so far.

My BF has it now and is hauling it back to Naperville as we speak.

He is pretty impressed with the wee beast.

I am excited for show it off for family and friends at the inaugural dinner tonight at my house.

Italian Beef anyone? Come on by as we christen this newest member in my scooter army!
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Yeah but I thought she expressed a concern about the brown key in her thread on the MP3 side. Maybe I misread.
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Ah good to hear. Congrats!
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Belkwinith wrote:
Got the Master Key and the service record! It's all good so far.

My BF has it now and is hauling it back to Naperville as we speak.

He is pretty impressed with the wee beast.

I am excited for show it off for family and friends at the inaugural dinner tonight at my house.

Italian Beef anyone? Come on by as we christen this newest member in my scooter army!
very good news on having both keys. Now be sure and contact jimh and send him all you master keys from all your scoots and have copies made.
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I still need to do that for the 500 keep forgetting to send it.
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Congratulations !
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Clown emoticon Clown emoticon Congrats. Have fun with it, The poor BV will feel neglected.
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I still need to do that for the 500 keep forgetting to send it.
get on the stick sticky.
do it this week.
murphy will get you.
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I am sending myself a reminder email now.
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judy wrote:
Clown emoticon Clown emoticon Congrats. Have fun with it, The poor BV will feel neglected.
No worries Judy, this scooter is for my BF and my (adopted) daughter and her BF.

My BV and I are too sympatico to part ways.

But this little baby beast makes me all kinds of (squeeee) happy!
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Not to be a wet blanket but learn from my mistake, let your family and friends finish the MSF course before you let them try to ride your new scooter. I had someone interested in buying my MP-3 250 but the first time they tried to slowly crack on the gas they panicked and couldn't get the throttle shut off. We were both lucky the scooter ended up on the grass with minimal damage and no harm done to the rider but I would never let someone try to learn on any of my bikes ever again.
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Zinfan wrote:
Not to be a wet blanket but learn from my mistake, let your family and friends finish the MSF course before you let them try to ride your new scooter. I had someone interested in buying my MP-3 250 but the first time they tried to slowly crack on the gas they panicked and couldn't get the throttle shut off. We were both lucky the scooter ended up on the grass with minimal damage and no harm done to the rider but I would never let someone try to learn on any of my bikes ever again.
+1
Lot of argument here about MP3 being a good first ride as it is pretty heavy. That said many of us have done it, but do get proper training to be safe. MSF is the best.

Congrats on your new ride. Come to a gathering when you can and your BV is welcome too.
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They already have their permits and they are registered for the course in a few weeks.

No problems here.
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Those MP3's are cool. Are you going to get a custom paint job on this one, like you have on the BV?
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That's awesome and look it even comes with a spare wheel. Razz emoticon
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No paint job for this scooter.

Too much acreage to cover!

I am sure I will crap it up in other ways. I can't be held accountable for my crazy tastes.

Razz emoticon

By the time I am through with my scooters, I am sure they will have 0 resale value!
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Belkwinith wrote:
No paint job for this scooter.

Too much acreage to cover!

I am sure I will crap it up in other ways. I can't be held accountable for my crazy tastes.

Razz emoticon

By the time I am through with my scooters, I am sure they will have 0 resale value!
or they will double, oh wait they just did double. now if those 2 scoots get freaky in the garage, look out.
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Congrats on a nice deal and a great looking MP3. I must admit to some lust for the 3-wheeled beasties. Personally I want one of the more battle scooter looking ones in matte black. But then it's all academic because my piggy bank is nowhere near 5K...
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Here is my daughters BF on the MP3 400.

We did donuts for about an hour in a parking lot tonight. He did great.
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Belkwinith wrote:
Here is my daughters BF on the MP3 400.

We did donuts for about an hour in a parking lot tonight. He did great.
Are you talking burning rubber or riding tight circles?
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Tonight we will be working on figure eights and quick stops.

Life is so exciting for me. Razz emoticon
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