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PIAGGIO WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU
for choosing one of its products. We have prepared this manual to help you to get the very best from your scooter. Please read it carefully before riding
the scooter for the first time. It contains information, tips and precautions for using your scooter. It also describes features, details and devices to assure
you that you have made the right choice. We believe that if you follow our suggestions, you will soon get to know your new vehicle and it will serve you
well for a long time to come. This booklet forms an integral part of the scooter; should the scooter be sold, it must be transferred to the new owner.
MP3 400ie
Ed. 2

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  • Page 1 PIAGGIO WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU for choosing one of its products. We have prepared this manual to help you to get the very best from your scooter. Please read it carefully before riding the scooter for the first time. It contains information, tips and precautions for using your scooter. It also describes features, details and devices to assure you that you have made the right choice.
  • Page 2 The instructions given in this manual are intended to provide a clear, simple guide to using your scooter; this booklet also details routine maintenance procedures and regular checks that should be carried out on the vehicle at an authorised Dealer or Service Centre. The booklet also contains instructions for simple repairs.
  • Page 3 Personal safety Failure to completely observe these instructions will result in serious risk of personal injury. Safeguarding the environment Sections marked with this symbol indicate the correct use of the vehicle to prevent dam- aging the environment. Vehicle intactness The incomplete or non-observance of these regulations leads to the risk of serious damage to the vehicle and sometimes even the invalidity of the guarantee.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    INDEX VEHICLE..................Checks..................28 Dashboard................Refuelling.................. 28 Analogue instrument panel............11 Tyre pressure................30 Clock..................12 Shock absorbers adjustment............ 31 Digital lcd display..............12 Running in................. 32 Maintenance icons..............13 Starting up the engine............... 33 *MODE* button..............13 Precautions................35 Key switch.................
  • Page 6 Front direction indicators............66 Rear optical unit................ 67 Number plate light..............68 Helmet compartment lighting bulb..........69 Rear-view mirrors..............69 Front and rear disc brake............69 Puncture..................70 Periods of inactivity..............71 Cleaning the vehicle..............72 TECHNICAL DATA..............77 Kit equipment................85 SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES........
  • Page 7: Vehicle

    MP3 400ie Chap. 01 Vehicle...
  • Page 8 01_01...
  • Page 9: Dashboard

    Dashboard (01_01) A = Ignition key-switch B = Starter button C = Throttle grip D = Front brake lever E = Turn indicator switch F = Headlight switch G = Rear brake lever H = Horn button I = Engine cut-off switch L = Mode switch M = Emergency turn indicator switch N = Analogue instrument panel...
  • Page 10 01_02...
  • Page 11: Analogue Instrument Panel

    Analogue instrument panel (01_02) A = Immobilizer / antitheft LED B= Speedometer with twin scale (Km/h and Mph) C = CLOCK switch D = Digital display E = Front suspension locking system warning light F= SET switch G = Rpm indicator H = Fuel gauge I = Warning light for helmet compartment courtesy light on L = Engine control telltale light and injection system failure warning light...
  • Page 12: Clock

    Clock (01_03) Pushing the «CLOCK» button for less than 1 second displays the following sequence: TIME DATE To set the clock push and hold the «CLOCK» button longer than 3 seconds. The numbers showing the hours will begin flashing. Set the hour using the «SET» button. Push the «CLOCK» button again and the mi- nutes numbers start flashing.
  • Page 13: Maintenance Icons

    G = Low fuel warning light H = Trip odometer gauge (B) I = Trip odometer gauge (A) L = Kilometre - mile indicator Maintenance icons The icons signal the user that scheduled maintenance operations should be carried out. A flashing «SERVICE» icon signals the need to carry out the scheduled mainte- nance service.
  • Page 14: Key Switch

    Premendo il tasto "MODE" «N» per meno di un secondo le icone "km" e "mi" sono selezionate in modo sequenziale. Premere il tasto "SET" «M»per confermare la scelta fatta. Ora risulterà lampeggiante l'icona che indica la temperatura ambiente "°C" o "°F". Premendo il tasto "MODE"...
  • Page 15: Switch Direction Indicators

    CAUTION DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «OFF» WHILE RIDING. Switch direction indicators (01_09) Lever towards "S" = Left turn indicator is switched on; Lever towards "D" = Right turn indicator is switched on; The lever «B» automatically returns to «0 » and the turn indicators remain on; press the lever to turn them off.
  • Page 16: Light Switch

    Light switch (01_11) 0 = Low-beam light 1 = High beam light 2 = Passing (flashing) 01_11 Emergency flashing light button (01_12) It enables the activation of the 4 turn indicators simultaneously. The control «M» can be enabled only with the key set to «ON», but once enabled, it keeps functioning even if the key is set to «OFF»...
  • Page 17: Start-up Button

    Start-up button (01_13) Turn the key to «ON». Turn the RUN/OFF switch to «RUN». Pull one of the two brake levers. Press the «G» switch to start the engine. Warning, in vehicles fitted with a suspension locking system, the vehicle will start but will remain at idling speed if the rider is not seated on the saddle in riding position.
  • Page 18: Front Suspension Unlock-lock Switch

    01_15 The immobilizer system In order to enhance theft protection, the scooter is equipped with a «PIAGGIO IM- MOBILIZER » electronic engine locking device that is activated automatically when the starter key is removed. Upon start-up, the «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER» system checks the starter key, and only if this key is recognised will the immobilizer system allow the scooter to be started.
  • Page 19: Immobilizerdevice Enabled Indicator Led

    (NOT ON YOUR VEHICLE). Immobilizerdevice enabled indicator led (01_19) Activation of the "PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER" system is signalled by a flashing «A» indicator. In order to reduce battery discharge, the indicator LED turns off automatically after 48 hours of uninterrupted functioning. Should the system fail, different LED flash- ing patterns will provide the Authorised Service Centre with information on the type of fault detected.
  • Page 20: Programming The Immobilizer System

    TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW OWNER. Programming the immobilizer system Below is described the procedure to follow for programming the PIAGGIO IMMOBIL- IZER system and/or for storing other key codes. The programming procedure should be carried out with the engine stop switch set to «RUN».
  • Page 21: Saddle Opening Remote Control

    Final step - red key After pulling out the last black key, insert the red key again and turn it to "ON" (this operation should be performed within 10 seconds of pulling out the previous key). Leave it in this position for 1 to 3 seconds and return it to the «OFF» position. Proper programming check Insert the red key disabling the transponder (i.e., tilt the key cap by 90°) and turn the key to "ON".
  • Page 22: Remote Control Programming

    Remote control programming Follow these steps to program the remote controls: 1. Insert the remote control key to be programmed in the steering lock key block. 2. Turn the key to «ON», press the button on the remote control, release the button, turn the key back to «OFF»...
  • Page 23: Accessing The Fuel Tank

    WARNING TO AVOID BATTERY DISCHARGE, THE SADDLE OPENING REMOTE CONTROL RADIO RECEIVER DEACTIVATES 7 DAYS AFTER THE LAST TIME THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF. JUST TURN THE KEY TO «ON» TO REACTIVATE THE RECEIVER. Accessing the fuel tank (01_22, 01_23) To open the fuel tank cover, set the key to «OFF»...
  • Page 24: The Saddle

    The saddle (01_24, 01_25, 01_26) The saddle is supplied with a protection cover which may be used in case of rain. Lift the saddle and extract the cover from its housing, then extend it over the whole length of the saddle, starting from the front-end; do not over stretch the cover to avoid tearing the material;...
  • Page 25: Opening The Saddle To Access The Helmet Compartment In An Emergency

    UNINTENTIONAL OPENING OF THE SADDLE. REFER TO THE «OPENING THE SADDLE WITH REMOTE CONTROL» SECTION TO REPLACE BATTERIES. Opening the saddle to access the helmet compartment in an emergency (01_28, 01_29) If the remote control battery or the vehicle battery is discharged, follow these steps to open the saddle: 1.
  • Page 26: Opening Of Top Box

    Opening of top box (01_30) With the switch set to «OFF» or «ON», press the key and turn it anticlockwise, towards position «4». 01_30 Identification (01_31, 01_32) The identification registration numbers consist of a prefix stamped on the chassis and engine "B"...
  • Page 27: Use

    MP3 400ie Chap. 02...
  • Page 28: Checks

    Checks Before using the vehicle, check: 1. There is enough fuel in the fuel tank. 2. The correct fluid level for front and rear brakes. 3. That tyres are properly inflated. 4. The correct functioning of tail lights, headlamp, turn indicators, stop light and license plate light.
  • Page 29 CAUTION PETROL DAMAGES THE PLASTIC PARTS OF THE BODYWORK. WARNING 02_02 DO NOT RIDE WITH THE FUEL TANK ALMOST EMPTY, LACK OF FUEL CAN DAMAGE THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. CAUTION USING NON-RECOMMENDED PETROL REDUCES THE EFFICIENCY OF THE EXHAUST AND FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEMS. CAUTION DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE TO THE COMPLETE EXHAUSTION OF THE FUEL;...
  • Page 30: Tyre Pressure

    CAUTION USING OILS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE. Characteristic Fuel tank (reserve) ~ 12 l (~2 l) Tyre pressure (02_03) Check the tyre pressure and wear periodically (roughly every 500 km). Tyres feature wear indicators; replace tyres as soon as these indicators become visible on the tyre tread.
  • Page 31: Shock Absorbers Adjustment

    Rear tyre Tubeless 140/70 - 14" 68S or 68P reinf TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE Front tyre pressure (with 1.6 bar (1.8 bar) passenger) Rear tyre pressure (with 2.4 bar (2.6 bar) passenger) Shock absorbers adjustment (02_04, 02_05) The preloading of the springs can be adjusted to 4 positions using the ring nut located in the lower part of the shock absorbers and the specific spanner supplied.
  • Page 32: Running In

    WARNING WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE CARRYING OUT THIS OPERA- TION IN ORDER TO AVOID INJURIES. WARNING WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT TO ADJUST BOTH SHOCK ABSORBERS WITH DIFFERENT PRELOADING Running in DURING THE FIRST 1000 KM DO NOT RIDE THE VEHICLE OVER 80% OF ITS MAX.
  • Page 33: Starting Up The Engine

    Starting up the engine (02_06, 02_07, 02_08) The vehicle is supplied with an ignition cut-off system, activated by the emergency cut-off switch. The engine cannot be started if the ignition cut-off switch is in the OFF position A running engine automatically switches off when the ignition cut-off switch is set to OFF.
  • Page 34 CAUTION DO NOT START-UP THE ENGINE IN CLOSED AREAS BECAUSE EXHAUST GASES ARE TOXIC. CAUTION DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE SCOOTER, THAT THE EXHAUST DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
  • Page 35: Precautions

    WARNING NEVER TRY TO START-UP THE ENGINE WITH THE THROTTLE GRIP TWISTED. THIS MAY LEAD TO LOSING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND TO ROLLOVER, WITH CONSEQUENT SERIOUS OR, IN SOME CASES, LETHAL INJURIES. Precautions CAUTION NEVER STRESS THE ENGINE AT LOW TEMPERATURES IN ORDER TO AVOID POSSIBLE DAMAGE.
  • Page 36: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the engine (02_09) Fully untwist the throttle grip, then rotate the key in the switch «A » to «KEY OFF» (extractable key). CAUTION DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE SCOOTER, THAT THE 02_09 EXHAUST DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
  • Page 37: Automatic Transmission

    Automatic transmission To ensure simple, pleasurable riding, the vehicle is equipped with automatic trans- mission with regulator and centrifugal clutch. The system is designed to provide the best performance (acceleration and consumption) while riding on both flat roads and uphill. If you have to stop on an uphill slope (traffic lights, traffic jam, etc.) use only the brake to keep the vehicle still, leaving the engine running at idle speed.
  • Page 38 5. If driving over roads affected by sand, mud, snow mixed with salt, etc., we recom- mend cleaning the brake disc with a non-corrosive detergent frequently in order to prevent corrosive particles from building up in the holes, which may cause early break pad wear.
  • Page 39: Front Suspension Locking System

    CAUTION DO NOT ADJUST THE MIRRORS WHILE RIDING. THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. CAUTION ANY CHANGES TO THE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AS WELL AS ALTERATIONS TO ORIGINAL STRUCTURAL PARTS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN BY LAW, AND RENDERS THE VEHICLE NO LONGER CONFORMING TO THE APPROVED TYPE AND DANGEROUS FOR RIDING.
  • Page 40 Locking system WARNING light «Q » off (the system has not detected fail- ures) If one of these conditions is not checked, the warning light «E » remains off and locking cannot be engaged (in normal riding conditions, the warning light «E» is off). With engine on, system locked and warning light «E»...
  • Page 41 WARNING AVOID USING THE LOCKING SYSTEM WHEN RIDING THE VEHICLE ALONG IR- REGULAR ROADS OR ROADS WITH OBSTACLES(E.G. ROAD HUMPS, SIDE- WALK, ETC.). IN CASE OF ENGINE FAILURE (DISCHARGED BATTERY) AVOID PULLING THE VEHICLE WITH THE LOCKING SYSTEM ENGAGED. WITH THE LOCKING SYSTEM ENGAGED AND THE ENGINE OFF, AVOID MOV- 02_15 ING THE VEHICLE AT SPEEDS ABOVE 5 Km/h.
  • Page 42 When the hand brake is set to «B» and the key switch is turned to position «1», the safety system that prevents the hand brake from getting released is activated. To release the hand brake, turn the key switch to position «2» or «3». If the switch is set to position «1 »...
  • Page 43 anteriore fosse in stato di blocco è comunque possibile sbloccare il sistema azionando 2 volte rapidamente il commutatore «T» sulla posizione di sblocco «2». Effettuato lo sblocco della sospensione, il veicolo è normalmente utilizzabile se non per il sistema di blocco che risulterà disattivato. In alcuni casi di avaria la velocità...
  • Page 45: Maintenance

    MP3 400ie Chap. 03 Maintenance...
  • Page 46: Engine Oil Level

    Engine oil level In 4T engines, engine oil is used to lubricate the distribution elements, main bearings and thermal group. An insufficient quantity of oil can cause serious damage to the engine itself. In all four-stroke engines, a loss of efficiency in oil performance and consumption should be considered normal.
  • Page 47: Engine Oil Change

    necessary to check the oil level and top it up if required. If after having topped- up the oil, the warning light still comes on while braking, at idle speed or while turning a corner, it will be necessary to take your vehicle to an Authorised Serv- ice Centre.
  • Page 48: Hub Oil Level

    Recommended products AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T Engine oil SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA Synthetic oil Hub oil level (03_06, 03_07) Check the oil in the rear hub. (oil content ~ 250 cc). To check the rear hub oil level, proceed as follows: 1) Rest the vehicle onto its centre stand, on level ground.
  • Page 49 CAUTION AN EXCESSIVE QUANTITY OF OIL CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE, WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE AND THE WHEEL TO GET DIRTY. CAUTION WHEN REPLACING THE HUB OIL DO NOT LET THE OIL COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE REAR BRAKE DISC. CAUTION FOR OIL REPLACEMENT, CONTACT ANY AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE AS THEY ARE EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY...
  • Page 50: Tyres

    Tyres (03_08) Check the tyre pressure and wear periodically (roughly every 500 km). Tyres feature wear indicators; replace tyres as soon as these indicators become visible on the tyre tread. Also check that the tyres do not show signs of splitting at the side or irregular tread wear;...
  • Page 51: Spark Plug Dismantlement

    TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE Front tyre pressure (with 1.6 bar (1.8 bar) passenger) Rear tyre pressure (with 2.4 bar (2.6 bar) passenger) Spark plug dismantlement (03_09, 03_10) Remove the port on the left-hand side panel of the vehicle by undoing the fixing screw «A»...
  • Page 52: Removing The Air Filter

    N.B. THE USE OF SPARK PLUGS OTHER THAN THE INDICATED TYPE OR OF SHIELDLESS SPARK PLUG CAPS CAN CAUSE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAIL- URES. Characteristic Spark plug CHAMPION RG 6 YC Alternative spark plug NGK CR7EKB Electric characteristic Electrode gap 0.7 ÷ 0.8 mm Removing the air filter (03_11) Proceed as follows: Unscrew the nine fixing screws «A»...
  • Page 53: Cooling Fluid Level

    3. Impregnate the sponge with a mixture of 50% petrol and 50% specified oil. 4. Gently squeeze the filter element, let it drip and then refit it. CAUTION IF THE VEHICLE IS USED ON DUSTY ROADS IT IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT MAINTENANCE CONTROLS OF THE AIR FILTER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ENGINE.
  • Page 54 c) Look inside the expansion tank; the fluid level must always be between the min and the max level d) If the coolant level is near the minimum mark, top up when the engine is cold. If it is necessary to top up the coolant frequently, or if the expansion tank is completely dry, you should look for the cause in the cooling system.
  • Page 55: Checking The Brake Oil Level

    Monoethylene glycol-based antifreeze fluid, CUNA NC 956-16 Checking the brake oil level (03_16) The front and rear brake fluid reservoirs are both positioned on the handlebars. Pro- ceed as follows: 1. Place the scooter on its centre stand and make sure the handlebar is centred; 2.
  • Page 56: Battery

    CAUTION AVOID CONTACT OF BRAKE FLUID WITH EYES, SKIN, AND CLOTHING. IN CASE OF CONTACT, RINSE WITH WATER. THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS HYGROSCOPIC, THAT IS, IT ABSORBS HUMIDITY FROM THE SURROUNDING AIR. IF THE HUMIDITY IN THE BRAKING FLUID EXCEEDS A CERTAIN VALUE, IT WILL LEAD TO INEFFICIENT BRAKING.
  • Page 57: Long Periods Of Inactivity

    CAUTION DO NOT REVERSE THE POLARITY: RISK OF SHORT CIRCUIT AND DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. WARNING SPENT BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS. Long periods of inactivity If the vehicle has not been used for long periods, it is necessary to periodically re- charge the battery, bearing in mind that the battery tends to go completely flat within around three months.
  • Page 58 CAUTION BEFORE REPLACING THE BLOWN FUSE, FIND AND SOLVE THE FAILURE THAT CAUSED IT TO BLOW. NEVER TRY TO REPLACE THE FUSE WITH ANY OTHER MATERIAL (E.G., A PIECE OF ELECTRIC WIRE). 03_20 03_21 03_22...
  • Page 59 03_23 FUSE TABLE Fuse No. 1 Capacity: 7.5 A Protected circuits:Injection ECU battery power Fuse No. 2 Capacity: 15 A Protected circuits:Battery- powered injection loads, electrical Fuse No. 3 Capacity: 15 A Protected circuits:Battery power for saddle opening receiver, case lighting, headlight relay,...
  • Page 60 Fuse No. 5 Capacity: 20A Protected circuits:battery- powered fuse No. 7, live fuses No. 8 - No. 9 - No.10 - No.11 Fuse No. 6 Capacity: 15 A Protected circuits:L.V. socket. Fuse No. 7 Capacity: 7.5 A Protected circuits:Battery- powered instrument panel Fuse No.
  • Page 61 headlight remote control, horn remote control Fuse No. 12 Capacity: 7.5A Protected circuits:Live turn indicator control, saddle opening switch, tail lights, panel lighting IGHT BULBS TABLE Low-beam bulb Type: HALOGEN (H1) Power: 12V - 55W Quantity: 1 High-beam light bulb Type: HALOGEN (H1) Power: 12V - 55W Quantity: 1...
  • Page 62 Power: 12V - 5W Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS Stop light bulb Type: SPHERICAL Power: 12V - 10W Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS License plate light bulb Type: ALL GLASS Power: 12V - 5W Quantity: 1 Front turn indicator bulb Type: ALL GLASS Power: 12V - 10W Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS...
  • Page 63: Front Light Group

    Front light group (03_24, 03_25, 03_26, 03_27, 03_28, 03_29, 03_30, 03_31, 03_32) To remove the front headlight assembly, proceed as follows: 1. Remove the Piaggio clip-on badge 2. Remove the screw «A» and the headlight assembly central cover 3. Remove the two headlamp upper fixing screws «B»...
  • Page 64 N.B. THE ABOVE PROCEDURE COMPLIES WITH THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS RE- GARDING MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM HEIGHT OF LIGHT BEAMS. REFER TO THE STATUTORY REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN EVERY COUNTRY WHERE THE ve- hicle IS USED. 03_27 03_28 03_29...
  • Page 65 03_30 03_31 03_32...
  • Page 66: Front Direction Indicators

    03_33 03_34 Front direction indicators (03_35, 03_36) To remove the front turn indicator bulb, turn the bulb holder«A» anticlockwise and remove it from its fitting. 03_35...
  • Page 67: Rear Optical Unit

    03_36 Rear optical unit (03_37, 03_38, 03_39) To access the bulbs: - Open the rear case cover and undo the two screws «A». - Undo the four screws «B» and pull out the headlight assembly from its fitting. To replace the stop light bulbs «C», hold the bulb holder and turn it anticlockwise. Hold the bulb and at the same time push it and turn it anticlockwise.
  • Page 68: Number Plate Light

    03_39 Number plate light (03_40, 03_41) To access the bulb: - Undo screw «A». - Undo the two screws «B». To replace the bulb, hold it and slide it off the bulb holder. 03_40 03_41...
  • Page 69: Helmet Compartment Lighting Bulb

    Helmet compartment lighting bulb (03_42) Open the rear boot and insert a small plain slot screwdriver in the lateral notch to detach the snap-on glass "D", then replace the bulb. 03_42 Rear-view mirrors (03_43) The mirrors can be set to the desired position by adjusting the mirror frame. 03_43 Front and rear disc brake The brake disc and pad wear is automatically compensated, therefore it has no effect...
  • Page 70: Puncture

    IN THE EVENT OF NOISES COMING FROM THE FRONT AND/OR REAR BRAKE SYSTEM DURING OPERATION, IT IS ADVISABLE TO HAVE THE BRAKE SYS- TEM CHECKED BY A PIAGGIO DEALER OR AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE. AFTER REPLACING THE BRAKE PADS, DO NOT USE THE SCOOTER UNTIL...
  • Page 71: Periods Of Inactivity

    tyre involves removing the wheel in question. Take your vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre or Dealer for these operations. CAUTION TO USE THE "INFLATE AND REPAIR" SPRAY PROPERLY FOLLOW THE IN- STRUCTIONS ON THE PACKAGING. WARNING THE WHEELS FITTED WITH TYRES SHOULD ALWAYS BE BALANCED. RIDING THE VEHICLE WITH VERY LOW TYRE PRESSURE OR WITH INCORRECTLY BALANCED TYRES CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS STEERING VIBRATIONS.
  • Page 72: Cleaning The Vehicle

    Recommended products AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T Engine oil SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA Synthetic oil Cleaning the vehicle In order to soften the dirt and mud deposited on the painted surfaces, use a low pres- sure jet of water. Once softened, mud and dirt must be removed with a soft sponge for bodywork soaked in lots of water and "shampoo"...
  • Page 73 • NON UTILIZZARE IL LAVAGGIO A VAPORE. • NON INDIRIZZARE IL GETTO DIRETTAMENTE VERSO: IL MOTORE, I CA- BLAGGI ELETTRICI, LE FERITOIE DI RAFFREDDAMENTO DEL COPERCHIO TRASMISSIONE E DEL COPERCHIO CHIOCCIOLA. CAUTION NEVER WASH THE SCOOTER IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER WHEN THE BODYWORK IS STILL HOT AS THE SHAMPOO COULD DAMAGE THE PAINTWORK IF IT DRIES BEFORE BEING RINSED OFF.
  • Page 74 Faulty ignition / injection control Contact an Authorised Service unit. Centre. Faulty coil. Due to the presence of Contact an Authorised Service high voltage, this check should Centre. only be carried out by an expert. LACK OF COMPRESSION Loosen spark plug. Screw in the spark plug tightly Cylinder head loose, piston gas Contact an Authorised Service...
  • Page 75 INEFFICIENT SUSPENSIONS Shock absorber fault, oil leak, end Contact an Authorised Service buffer damaged; shock absorber Centre. preloading incorrectly set IRREGULAR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Variator rollers and/or driving belt Contact an Authorised Service damaged Centre. STAND DOES NOT RETURN TO POSITION Presence of dirt Clean and grease...
  • Page 77: Technical Data

    MP3 400ie Chap. 04 Technical data...
  • Page 78 04_01...
  • Page 79 DATI MOTORE Type Single-cylinder, 4-stroke Cubic capacity 399 cm³ Bore x stroke 85.8 X 69 mm Compression ratio 10.6 ± 0.5 : 1 Engine idle speed 1,500 ± 100 rpm Timing system Four valves, single overhead camshaft, chain driven. Valve clearance Inlet: 0.15 mm Outlet: 0.15 mm MAX.
  • Page 80 injection system, with variable advance and separate HV coil. Ignition advance Three-dimensional map managed by control unit Spark plug CHAMPION RG 6 YC Alternative spark plug NGK CR7EKB Fuel supply Electronic injection with electric fuel pump. Fuel Unleaded petrol (95 RON) Muffler Absorption-type exhaust muffler with catalytic converter and...
  • Page 81 MAX. torque 38 Nm at 5,250 rpm Transmission Automatic expandable pulley variator with torque server, V belt, automatic clutch. Final reduction Gear reduction unit in oil bath. Lubrication Engine lubrication with trochoidal pump (inside the crankcase), oil filter and pressure adjustment by- pass.
  • Page 82 VEHICLE TECHNICAL DATA Chassis Tubular and sheet steel Front suspension The tilt mechanism is composed of an articulated parallelogram suspension with die-cast aluminium control arms and two side headstocks plus shock absorbers with hydraulic locking system. Rear suspension Two double-acting shock absorbers, adjustable to four positions at preloading.
  • Page 83 Kerb weight 253 ± 5 kg Maximum weight allowed 445 kg Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, SEALED BATTERY DATI VEICOLO Chassis Tubular and sheet steel Front suspension The tilt mechanism is composed of an articulated parallelogram suspension with die-cast aluminium control arms and two side headstocks plus shock absorbers with hydraulic locking...
  • Page 84 Front tyre pressure (with 1.6 bar (1.8 bar) passenger) Rear tyre pressure (with 2.4 bar (2.6 bar) passenger) Kerb weight 253 ± 5 kg Maximum weight allowed 445 kg Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, SEALED BATTERY CAPACITY Engine oil 1.7 l Transmission oil 250 cm³...
  • Page 85: Kit Equipment

    Kit equipment (04_02) One box-spanner; one lever for box-spanner; one twin screwdriver; one flat wrench 13 mm; one special spanner for adjusting the rear shock absorbers one plastic gripper for removing the fuses. The tools are stored under the saddle in the compartment provided. To open it, release the catch shown in the figure.
  • Page 87: Spare Parts And Accessories

    MP3 400ie Chap. 05 Spare parts and accessories...
  • Page 88: Warnings

    FITTED WITH ACCESSORIES OR WITH UNUSUAL LOADS. WARNING 05_01 IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT "ORIGINAL PIAGGIO SPARE PARTS" BE USED, AS THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES OFFERING YOU THE SAME QUALITY GUARANTEE AS THOSE INITIALLY FITTED ON THE SCOOTER. THE USE OF NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS RENDERS THE WARRANTY VOID.
  • Page 89 THERE ARE NOT-PIAGGO ACCESSORIES FITTED, OR AN ABNORMAL LOAD, OR IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT IN A GENERALLY GOOD CONDITION, OR WHEN- EVER WEATHER CONDITIONS DEMAND IT, SPEED SHOULD BE FURTHER REDUCED. WARNING BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE MECHAN- ICAL ANTITHEFT DEVICE ON THE VEHICLE (U-SHAPED PADLOCK, DISC BLOCK, ETC.).
  • Page 91: Programmed Maintenance

    MP3 400ie Chap. 06 Programmed maintenance...
  • Page 92: Scheduled Maintenance Table

    Scheduled maintenance table Adequate maintenance is fundamental to ensuring long-lasting, optimum operation and performance of your vehicle. To this end, a series of checks and maintenance operations (at the owner's expense) have been suggested, which are included in the summary table on the following page. Any minor faults should be reported without delay to an Authorised Service Centre or Dealer without waiting until the next scheduled service to solve it.
  • Page 93 Engine oil - replacement Brake pads - check condition and wear Tyre pressure and wear - check Vehicle and brake test - road test Hub oil - change Steering - Check Parking control unit software upgrading (if available) AFTER 5,000 KM; 25,000 KM; 35,000 KM; 55,000 KM; 65,000 KM Engine oil - level check/ top-up Brake pads - check condition and wear...
  • Page 94 Coolant level - check Brake fluid level - check Engine oil - replacement Brake pads - check condition and wear Sliding block / variable speed rollers - change Tyre pressure and wear - check Vehicle and brake test - road test Hub oil - check Suspensions - check Steering - Check...
  • Page 95 AFTER 20,000 KM; 40,000 KM; 60,000 KM AND 80,000 Spark plugs - replacement Driving belt - replacement Throttle lever - adjustment Air filter - check Engine oil - change Valve clearance - check Electrical system and battery - check Coolant level - check Engine oil - replacement Brake pads - check condition and wear Sliding block / variable speed rollers - change...
  • Page 96 30,000 KM Safety locks - check Driving Belt - replacement Throttle lever - adjustment Air filter - clean Engine oil - change Electrical system and battery - check Coolant level - check Brake fluid level - check Engine oil - replacement Hub oil - check Brake pads - check condition and wear Sliding block / variable speed rollers - change...
  • Page 97 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TABLE Product Description Specifications AGIP ROTRA 80W-90 Rear hub oil SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the requirements of API GL3 specifications AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (throttle Oil for 4-stroke engines control) AGIP FILTER OIL Oil for air filter sponge Mineral oil with specific additives for increased adhesiveness...
  • Page 99 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tyre pressure: 30 Tyres: 50 Air filter: 52 Fuel: 23 Light switch: 16 Fuses: 57 Battery: 56 Maintenance: 13, 45, 91, 92 Brake: 55, 69 Headlight: 63 Mirrors: 69 Horn: 15 Hub oil: 48 Clock: 12 Saddle: 21, 24, 25 Scheduled maintenance: 92 Identification: 26 Shock absorbers: 31...
  • Page 100 Not all versions shown in this publication are available in all Countries. The availability of individual versions should be confirmed with the official Piaggio sales network. "© Copyright 2007 - PIAGGIO & C. S.p.A. Pontedera. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited."...

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