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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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F4 1000 that has done 22k kilometres

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I am moving from Finland to Switzerland within couple of weeks.
I have been searching swiss bike webpages and managed to find a F4 1000S yearmodel 2005 which has done 22K kilometres. Services have been done by the same dealer that is selling the bike. They are giving a 3months/3K kilometres warranty.

What do you think I should be looking when testing this bike?
Do you think 22K kilometres is a lot for F4?
It has not been used in a track.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 10:30 AM
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Well, 22K kms is a bit too much... Of course if the bike has been taken good care of there could be no problem. But unless it's a killer deal and you can't afford more, i would choose an F4 with less kms.
How much is the seller asking?
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Asking price in USD is 13K. There aren`t so many grey/reds available.
Back here in Finland I have a Duc 749, which has done aproximately the same. MV has always been something special. Ducati has done well; no major issues. Normal maintenance + Clutch
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I'm also in Europe, not in the US.
Have you checked if it's hard or expensive to buy an F4 in Italy and then register it in Switzerland?
There are loads of Mv's for sale in Italy.
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maybe you should add, that in switzerland a new F4 1000 R has a list price
of 27 k USD, which i think is a bit more than in the US
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Thats true. In Italy there are plenty of bikes available. The only issue is that its quite difficult to import a bike or a car to Switzerland. And if you are staying in Switzerland for more than 2 years you need to pay a VAT of 7%. After that its no longer so appealing to buy it from Italy
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22k kms, Too Many Miles?

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Well, 22K kms is a bit too much... Of course if the bike has been taken good care of there could be no problem. But unless it's a killer deal and you can't afford more, i would choose an F4 with less kms.
How much is the seller asking?
Could you quantify what you mean by 22,000 kms being too much? I'm trying to get a sense of an MV durability over time and miles. Even if it was 22,000 miles (35k kms) I would still consider this low miles, coming from a perspective of a prior japanese bike owner.
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Could you quantify what you mean by 22,000 kms being too much? I'm trying to get a sense of an MV durability over time and miles. Even if it was 22,000 miles (35k kms) I would still consider this low miles, coming from a perspective of a prior japanese bike owner.
Well, it's all subjective i guess.
22K kms is too much for me and it doesn't matter if it's an MV or a Jap bike.
I never put that many kms in any of my bikes (i used to change them often and don't usually ride long distances) so, to me, it's a bit too much. But like i said, if the bike has been properly taken care of, then it should be no problem.
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22K km really depends on how it has been treated. Oil/filter changes should be done at every 3-5000km or every 3-6 months, or every second trackdays. All fluids should be changed at least every 6-12months. Oils and fluids are cheap insurance in keeping your bike happy.

I've seen 40-50k km which has seen alot of track miles and runs like new and I've seen 10k bike which looks like it has been trashed and not worth the asking price.

Alot of R1 I've seen 100k -150k km and still running strong!!!

Look for unmolested stock bikes with history.

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!!
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