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Having a good day then the radiator lets go

Not all beer and skittles today.
Riding along (2008 312R) and then I see a splatter of radiator fluid on the inside of the screen. I know this is not the first thread on this subject but I removed the radiator on Sunday evening and took some pics for you. The coolant leaked from the top left of the radiator, from the riders perspective.
Sorry the pictures are a little dark, suns not hanging around this time of year.
Warranty claim Monday............
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Glad you're ok Dave.

One of your kiwi comrades posted a thread here about his radiator splitting on an 06 Senna, the story ended with a big crash down a mountain.

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Yep, very lucky not to have found out the hard way that there was a problem.
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Yes, MV is aware of this problem and supposedly there's a new radiator design with stronger mounts to prevent it from cracking. The splatter on the windscreen was the first sign I had a problem. My F4S is out of warranty by MV Agusta USA is graciously covering it.
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Bugger! (its what kiwi's say at moments like this)

Hopefully its a part in stock, no idea what sort of stock levels they have here. Good thing you have a couple of spare bikes!

At least they (one the exception of one NZ Senna) seem to let go slowly and no one is baking their engines.

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Yes, MV is aware of this problem and supposedly there's a new radiator design with stronger mounts to prevent it from cracking. The splatter on the windscreen was the first sign I had a problem. My F4S is out of warranty by MV Agusta USA is graciously covering it.
The same happen to me. The F4S was out of warranty, but with help from the MV people in melb. They changed the radiator no charged.
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[quote=ddmv;259716]The same happen to me. The F4S was out of warranty, but with help from the MV people in melb. They changed the radiator no charged.[/quote


By they, do you mean Peter Stevens in Melbourne?
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I've just got my new R312 hopefully it is a good one!!! touch wood!!!

My old F4 1000S 40 000kms no probs with radiator!!!

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I've just got my new R312 hopefully it is a good one!!! touch wood!!!

My old F4 1000S 40 000kms no probs with radiator!!!
I've been speaking with the local MV dealer and he tells me that the replacement radiator has only recently been redesigned. This makes me think that all radiators on the 1000R and 312R may be prone to this failure. My bike had 7,800 kilometers on it when the rad failed.

I hope you don't have to go down this road, but I would rather have it happen during the warranty period. However, I see in some posts above that some owners have been supported beyond the warranty period, and that's great.
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I found this thread a few weeks ago when searching for radiator issues. Looks like the redesigned radiators were introduce around August 2008:

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18012
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