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Old 04-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #1
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Any Piaggio MP3 riders out there? I just got a 2008 this weekend, had an absolutely great time riding on it this weekend!






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Old 04-04-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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Yepp, with a MP3 LT 250 from year 2009.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:52 AM   #3
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You mean there really is more than one of you?

I'll be watching!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I will be watching too!

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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I got so excited I cut off my post...

I have a 500.

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:50 AM   #7
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Maybe we can ride sometime, I am in NC too!!!!

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
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hey guys :)

are these things self serviceable for the DIY'er like regular scoots? things like fluid changes, CVT maintenance, filters, electrical components, general repair, etc

or...does it always have to see the dealer?
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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Is it true that you don't need a motorcycle licence for an mp3 scooter? I heard that you can drive it legally with just a regular drivers license for a car. That goes for the LT version only I think.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:51 AM   #10
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@DudeClone

Much maintenance can be done like with a standard scooter.
But the engine is a modern fuel injected with electronis and software.
And the Roll Lock is hydraulic and quite unusual for a bike mechanic.

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According to EU law the MP3 LTs ("large tread", >460mm) are multitrack vehicles and belong to the multitrack vehicle driving license classes (S, B, C, E).
This rule will change 19.1.2013, then every 3-wheeler (Piaggio Ape and bike->trike conversions too) will belong to the single track vehicle driving license classes (AM, A1, A2, A). (But only for new driving licenses from 19.1.2013 on, no old permit will be revoked.)

Switzerland just the same (they adopted very much of EU regulations).
But I don't know the regulations for other countries like USA or Russia.

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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Is it true that you don't need a motorcycle licence for an mp3 scooter? I heard that you can drive it legally with just a regular drivers license for a car. That goes for the LT version only I think.
Thats a hard question to answer since we don't know where you live and how old you are. Fill out your profile.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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In KY, the MP3 is licensed as a motorcycle. Therefor, a auto license with a motorcycle endorsement or a motorcycle permit is required. KY law requires any powered two wheel vehicle greater than 49.9 cc to be licensed, insured and the operator to be licensed. 49.9 cc and less require a user to be 16 years old and have a motor vehicle operator license. Insurance is also a requirement although registering and licensing is not required.

Most states have similar requirements. That being said, CA, and NJ are noteable exceptions to the motorcycle endorsement requirement. I am lead to believe that vehicle registration, licensing, and insurance requirements are consistent with most other states.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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BTW Hello to the other MP3 owners

I am new to this forum and have had this wonderfully exciting ride since August 0f 2008. It doesn't sit much and I have crossed the 30,000 mile mark last week. I do most of my own maintenance as well as 3 other MP3's and a couple of Vespa's. I will be happy to discuss maintenance issues with anyone owning one of these.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:44 PM   #14
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Not mine, but a friend of mine just picked up a 250
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #15
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Is it true that you can now get a 500 in the 250/400 body?
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