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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Passed my DAS / Electronics issue / First Time Owner Qs!

Ok so I passed my DAS full licence this week with 1 minor, well chuffed. Got home and went out for a big first ride on the MV (2001 750). Ran myself out of petrol at one point - seems the fuel warning light didn't want to come on until after I'd pulled up wondering what the problem was!

First impressions of the bike are the power delivery seems savage, sitting at speed limits definately is not what it was designed for it seems - big surprise there though . It does seem almost too sensitive at some throttle positions, not sure if this is something subsequent mapping improvements sorted or I am just too n00b currently.

Front end feel seems like it could improve - need to get rid of the ancient front tyre. Ive no idea about suspension settings, damper settings or recommended tyre pressures - if anyone has any tips here I'd be grateful. Im 6'1 / 85kg (185lbs)

Next days riding was less successful - learnt a bit about wet weather control when I got caught in a freak thunderstorm, and then later that day got particularly hot in traffic, whereby the battery warning light came on. this made me O_o and so I did a hero effort to get back from where I was (miles out)

ALMOST made it home but it finally went into limp-home mode and then gave in, which resulted in an epic 2 mile push back to base. It's great having everyone look at it until you're dripping with sweat shoving it along the side of the road

There's been a newish battery in it, which by today had fully recovered - checked the terminals and the reading starts dropping once the bike starts; no charge being sent to the battery. My Dad's a motor vehicle engineer so he's going to go through it tomorrow, but is there anything specific we should look for?

Owning this bike has been an adventure already!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 06:36 PM
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Owning this bike has been an adventure already!
But don't you actually love her more than the first day...even despite this?

Ciao, Andreas
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 04:21 PM
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not sure about the 750's but mine done the same in the wet (1000) turned out to be the box of electrics on the left hand side of the bike (sitting on it), there are 3 boxes on the thousand and one fuse (40amp) was mullered. Try that if you have them. Where are you from?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 03:09 PM
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yeah 40amp fuse bud in the charge relay very common i had the relay catch fire on me check out for clean contacts etc, its on the left hand side of the bike pop the relay out the rubber holder and replace relay then charge battery up and go again. i carry a few spare fuses now tho has not blown for a long time (touch wood) oh congrates on the test dude you going up to silverstone next weekend you fancy a ride up together, won't be coming back tho as off to see the misses
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