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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Advice: Modifications to new MV??

I'm sure this not the first time this question has been posed but I'll give a kick at the dog anyway. I recently purchased a White 2007 F41000R (with 0 miles). Its my 2nd MV, the first was a Brutale', and I'm absolutely in love with it despite the cold weather. I'd like to solicit recommendations from you other MV enthusiasts about what "upgrades" or "modifications" you might recommend to a new F4 owner. Please understand I realize the F4 needs little to no modifications for aesthetic reasons. But if there are functional changes, (Ex. Tail light integration) that would benefit the new owner, I'd be interested in hearing about those. Or even performance modifications that would enhance the ride substantively...

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slipper clutch. best money spent on mine so far. stock suspension is brilliant so you don't need to do much to that unless you want the bling factor or are top end racing. RG3 exhaust system would be next... seat re-stitching / adding extra padding is quite common aswell. if your planning on trackdaying it then a set of foot pegs are handy as i find the stock ones quite slippery. doesn't sound like you've got any of the overheating issues (just wait till summer).

I.M.O. best money spent would be on a full set of leathers and a superbike school....
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Set up full leathers and superbike school noted.....summer '10. Thanks for the recommendations mate....cheers.

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Yea, I agree with the suspension comment. I am 240+ and I was able to rail around Angeles Crest highway in california and Mt. St Helens in washington without it ever getting upset over bumbs, cracks, or seams in the road. Slipper clutch is definatly high on the list as well. First off my me was addressing the overheating issue. Not fixed but its more managable now. My exhaust choice is the BODIS full system. Its loud, aggressive, gnarly, and screems look at me and get the hell out of the way at the same time.


Todd, I would definatly look into the leathers. I cant wait until PIR opens back up so I can flog my Duc and GSXR around the track. I have a hard time throwing a $25,000 bike around the track. Would rather trash the GSXR were I can fix it with e-bay parts for a grand when I go down hard. LoL

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as you can problaby tell, the best upgrade to an MV is well scratched rubber :-)

Italian outfit, Rubber, heat, grunting, and you fill the open hole for more?? What's not to love??
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as you can problaby tell, the best upgrade to an MV is well scratched rubber :-)
Well stated sir, well stated!!!

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Yea, I agree with the suspension comment. I am 240+ and I was able to rail around Angeles Crest highway in california and Mt. St Helens in washington without it ever getting upset over bumbs, cracks, or seams in the road. Slipper clutch is definatly high on the list as well. First off my me was addressing the overheating issue. Not fixed but its more managable now. My exhaust choice is the BODIS full system. Its loud, aggressive, gnarly, and screems look at me and get the hell out of the way at the same time.


Todd, I would definatly look into the leathers. I cant wait until PIR opens back up so I can flog my Duc and GSXR around the track. I have a hard time throwing a $25,000 bike around the track. Would rather trash the GSXR were I can fix it with e-bay parts for a grand when I go down hard. LoL
+1. Affects my pysche and of course wallet when the latter happens, but it's not even so much that, you can always get/make some more money. The fear of wrecking something beautiful that you love causes a mental block that in turn causes one to ride like crap. Unfortunately, I can't ride it like I stole it, not when I didn't!


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1. Proper riding gear
2. Tidy tail + LED turn signals from MotovationUSA.com
3. open exhaust and midpipe with race ECU. (sound + smooth power curve)

Timmay, tim-may timmay timmay. TIMMMAAYYY!!
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Performance mods

Well if you have the money go for a full RG3 system and Microtec ECU. Bike transformed and improved a lot. More power everywhere but especially down low (2K- 8K rpm) and fuel injection sorted.

Other than that have a look at MVs FAQ in the forum. Usefull tips on various things (cooling, performance etc etc)

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