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    Grrrrr save me

    So, mp3..low miles bought used..

    Battery does within 12 miles
    Buy new one.... dies, engine shuts off WIthin 12 miles..

    Carry both batteries , swap when engine dies , same thing..

    Take to dealer..

    He buys a third batteryear, same thing again..

    So, he replaces stator .. and some other stuff.. he claimed old stator read zero output..he never actually told me he verified new stator has output, but that's assumed..

    Pick up scooter, brand new battery, new stator , thermostat , oil change..

    Drive it around a bit.. seams ok..took it out for a ride against my better judgment... mostly higway... come to a stop sign..engine sputters, then dies.. hit start button.... nothing..

    Voltage regulator you think ? Other issue

    P.s. I'm sure just by chance but everytime it does this it seams to occur when I'm using the lock button... in reality in sure that's irrelevant and it's more to do with low rpms at a stop sign

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    check if the battery is charging at all
    bad voltage regulator, and blown fuse can be a often problem

    eventualy the bike runs as long as there is sufficient electricity when the battery is depleated the pump and computer shut off and the bike is dead

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    Yes, for sure the battery is dead when it stalls out... I can fully charge , and get about 15 miles on it, at idle it just shuts off.. what fuse could cause this ?

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    any fuse in the fuse box should be fine or replaced if faulty
    also check if the voltage regulator is working at all it should be getting ac current from the magneto and put out 13-14.7V

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    Keeping Piaggio Battery in Good Condition

    I am not an expert, but I did notice something like this with my 2008, MP3 400cc. I made a couple changes to how I stored my Piaggio. First, I make sure that I always store the scooter with a trickle charger attached to the scooter to top off the battery. Second, whenever the front wheel locks are engaged, that is using power from the battery to keep the two front wheels locked. I only use the wheel lock to keep the MP3 standing on it's own for short stops (a couple hours). I use the bike stand and "turn-off" the wheel lock when leaving the scooter for protracted periods of time (overnight). Since I instituted those behaviors the battery has held up just fine. I hope that helps.
    Last edited by BVL123; 02-09-2017 at 07:59 PM.

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