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Old 02-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Overheating issues with my F4 1000

Bought the bike last year, and found right away the bike overheated in the summer heat. It got to 230 a few times while I was in traffic, and at some point a couple of times it shut down, forcing me to have to restart the thing in stand still traffic. I went back to the dealer and they indicated that there is a known overheating problem with the MV line. They then offered a solution, which was to replace the impeller, hoses, purchase the larger aluminum fans, and add the Water Wetter coolant. I did this at my local Ducati dealer, and they only thing it really did for me was to run cooler when I was moving, but it still runs hot while I am in slow traffic or at a light. I am still getting shut downs while in stand still traffic. Anyone have other issues that caused the bike to maintain its overheating? The only thing really that is left is the thermostat and the radiator, everything else is brand new.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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I don't know if this is caused partly by design over function in that the designer wanted the bike to have that tight sleek look from the body work?

A well known issue, I have fitted a manual fan switch for when I am in the slow traffic area's as there is a lack of airflow through the fairing at reduced speed. There is a mod to seal the fans against the radiators and fit a 3rd fan unit. Also different fairing panels to allow in more air. Some riders wrap the down pipes of the exhausts to reduce the heat in the fairing radiator area, some riders worry this just makes more concentrated heat travel further along and cause other problems. I have had to redue my heat shields in the fairing and extend them as the fairing was suffering at the side panels and belly pan.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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Obvious thing is to make sure there is no air in the system...Take your header filler cap off when the engine is cold and start her up . I tilted mine left to right about 45 degrees to help get any trapped air out. Don't let the engine boil. Let it get into mid 80's then shut off. I did this fir a week before each ride and that got the air out.

Is your bike puking a bit of coolant from time to time ?

Do a search on Fan switch as some members have fitted a manual switch to bring the fans on while on the move to keep the bike cooler..with good success I understand.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Or see this thread

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44786
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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What model F4 1000 do you have ??
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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there is a TINY bit of stain on the garage floor once or twice last year, but I have not seen it this year as the weather has been abnormally cold for Texas so have not had problems with overheating, Of course I moved late last year, so my traffic commute has lessened, so I don't sit in alot of stop and go traffic now.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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I Have the S Model
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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There's a load of stuff here aout overheating, which normally catches out the new owners. Try switching off the engine at traffic lights etc, or pick a route through the countryside!
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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I will have to go back to Ducati Austin, to see what exactly they replaced, I know it was pretty substantial as I spent close to $1200 bucks on the parts and labor.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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I will have to go back to Ducati Austin, to see what exactly they replaced, I know it was pretty substantial as I spent close to $1200 bucks on the parts and labor.
If you don't want to fit an external switch, I can re-programme the S model for the fans to come on earlier - mine is set @ 92C on instead of 97C on.

It makes a big difference.

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