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Old 11-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default 2009 F4 312R - What to watch out for?

Hi everyone,

I have dreamed of owning an MV Agusta for many years now and am currently considering a 2009 F4 312R. Is there anything I should look out for in particular with this year/model?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:03 AM   #5
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Don't let the boys scare you too much, but keep a close eye on the speedo never the less.

By the time the 312R came out many problems were sorted, fewer radiators gave trouble, forks still loose the nitrade coating but that's not a bit problem.
I have never seen a "worn" waterpump on a 312, although you might want to upgrade if you are in a warm to hot climate.
Keep an eye on the rear hub bearings and if you adjust the chain yourself, make sure you follow the manuals precisely or ask before breaking things.

I have not seen problems with cam chain tensioners on 312's either, nor condensation in headlight of any pre MY10 bikes.
And if the throttle stick's, then someone has stuffed something up, it is almost impossoble for a pull-push throttle to stick unless something is catching it, or if the cable's are set wrong.

Install a Ally Muzzy fan blade set, 1 hour job at the most, and do not fill coolant higher than the low mark.

They are good bikes and well worth a look.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
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Can someone highlight the differences between the '09 F4 312R and the '09 F4 1078 RR 312? [Bracing for obligatory smart-ass comments.]
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Can someone highlight the differences between the '09 F4 312R and the '09 F4 1078 RR 312? [Bracing for obligatory smart-ass comments.]
There is more to it, but the basic differences was the bigger engine capacity, hence the 1078 tag. But there was a slipper clutch, bigger throttle bodies etc.
Have look here, not a perfect list but it does help a bit - http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/bikes/mv%20agusta.htm
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #8
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The only real problem with my '08 312R was ensuring all the air is out of the coolant system following coolant changes. I did upgrade my coolant impeller and do some cosmetic mods, but that's it for 8500 trouble free miles.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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Same here, happy as a clam. Mine has an RG3 exhaust and Microtek ECU. Runs like a raped ape.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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Hi Jinxx, I just took ownership of my '09 1078 312R 1+1 this week. Having owned only Jap bikes over the past 35 years including owning a Honda dealership, I can say I have ridden most of whats going around, but this bike is IT. What a masterpiece. Having lots of fun pulling it apart and sorting it. Good luck with your hunting....all I can say is if you find a good low Km one BUY IT!

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