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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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I have always loved the styling of the F4 so finally got myself a year 2000 S model which looks fantasic. Up to now I have ridden Jap bikes (Blades, R6's and R1's) and one of the biggest differences when riding the F4 is the lack of space between the bars and the fairing when slow turning (it traps my fingers....!) - is this common to all F4's so the answer is don't do slow manouvers??? I don't think I have particularly big (or think) fingers!!!!

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Welcome Chris.

A few people have mentioned trapping their fingers, I change my grip on the bars, seems to work for me.

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Welcome and congrats on your new MV

It's not your thumbs that are big, that's just a known issue (call it "caracter"...) of the early F4 (750's).
I guess you'll get used to it and you'll end up positioning your thumbs in a way that you don't hurt yourself while making a u turn
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Thanks Ozboy - guessed that would be the case - just finding it a little difficult to get used to..
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Congradulations With Your Mv. The Fingers Is A Secret Way Of Knowing If The Other Guy Has Ridden A Mv Or Is Just A Bull£hi$$er. Hope You Enjot The F4 As Much As I Do Mine.

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Like MV-999R said, the 750s were like that but the 1000's clip on are actually a bit higher. The cheapest fix (depending on the dollar to euro) is to get an set of carbon fiber air tube covers from eMoto:
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Recessed carbon fibre air duct covers, not only do they look good, but no more trapping your fingers/thumbs on full lock between the handlebars and air ducts! To be fitted to your existing air ducts (assistance can be provided).

All our products are hand made, we work to a 7-10 day lead time for most orders. In the event that we have the item in stock we will notify you as soon as you place your order.

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I have always loved the styling of the F4 so finally got myself a year 2000 S model which looks fantasic. Up to now I have ridden Jap bikes (Blades, R6's and R1's) and one of the biggest differences when riding the F4 is the lack of space between the bars and the fairing when slow turning (it traps my fingers....!) - is this common to all F4's so the answer is don't do slow manouvers??? I don't think I have particularly big (or think) fingers!!!!

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Welcome chrislowrie to the Forum, and congrats on purchasing a F4S..

I encountered the same problem when I purchased my SPR, but I decided to fit the later 1000 S model handle bars instead, and with MV Special parts carbon air tubes.. ....Eureka. Problem solved..

You appear to live near my Old Stomping ground.. ( I still sometimes go the Vine, Cases Altered, and the 7 bells on Kenton Lane) .. My mates live just off the Uxbridge Rd, so maybe we could all meet up for a ride out this Summer..

I think Nicensleazy would be up for it

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congrats on the bike n welcome dude to the world of mv
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Hi mate and welcome. Yes I have heard this a few times and also my local Ducati dealer mentioned it. However, I have had no problems.

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