20 Most Recent 2010 Piaggio MP3 125ie Questions & Answers

How familiar are you with the Piaggio MP3 ?

For the electric starter to operate, not only does the ignition key have to be turned to the on position AND the ENGINE STOP SWITCH

be in the RUN position .....

BUT you must also APPLY REASONABLE PRESSURE to either of the BRAKE LEVERS.

On another note, the MP3 has an IMMOBILISER
There is a TRANSPONDER CHIP in the IGNITION KEY that is detected by the bike's "security system" and the CODE in it is read and compared to the one stored on-board.

I've never tried to start a MP3 with a key that has the wrong code or the transponder chip missing, BUT, if it is the same as my car (Ford Mondeo) the STARTER MOTOR DOES NOT TURN - NOT EVEN A CLICK

2010 Piaggio MP3... | Answered on Apr 03, 2014

I think it's a manufacturing problem and Piaggio should fix it because I'm having the same problem as well

2010 Piaggio MP3... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

petrol may be overflowing.close the petrol cock and try starter button for few seconds.

Piaggio VanVan... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

I did have similar problem with my Piaggio vespa. It's related to electronic device.

Piaggio... | Answered on Dec 05, 2020

You really should obtain an owner's handbook - and read it.

Some 2-stroke engines used an oil injection system which is or was considered superior to mixing oil and petrol which is fine and dandy if it works ok and if the rider can remember to top up the oil container - if it works and is topped up there is no need to mix oil with the fuel.

Some oil injection systems proved unreliable and some riders proved unreliable and both scenarios result in expensive engine damage.
Many more experienced riders opt to forget the oil container and play safe by mixing oil with the fuel while others continue to use the oil injection system, insisting it is adjusted so there is a hint of blue smoke from the exhaust proving it is working.

Piaggio... | Answered on May 13, 2020

There should be a mechanical release fitted. Insert your ignition key. Push the key away from you, further into the key hole. While pushing the key turn it counter clockwise, the wrong way. The seat should 'pop' open.

Piaggio... | Answered on Mar 14, 2020

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