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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, having had a good scout around the site I thought it was time I registered and said hello.

After lusting over the F4 for many years I finally managed to convince the wife that it was a must have purchase. So, having looked at quite a few I finally collected a very nice 2000 F4s last Saturday. The bike itself came with lots of history, ridiculously low mileage, fully stamped up book, and a splattering of carbon extras (with originals in a box).

It is believed to be one of the first in the UK as the original owner paid his deposit at the NEC show in 1998 but did not take delivery until 2000. Now looking at the registry section I know there are a few 1999 bikes about but is there any way to check this with MV via the engine/chassis number??

So all in all I'm a very happy camper and the MV is very different from my other steed (749r). However, there are a few niggly points that need to be ironed out:

1) The engine block is showing the tell tale signs of being out in the rain at some point in it's life without being rinsed off properly - or at all. Is there any spray on type stuff I could use to address this without taking the drastic course of action of dropping the engine?

2) Following on from the above, the engine cases/foot rests are also showing signs of discolouration. Are they as they seem unfinished ally and therefore will benefit greatly from a fine media blast, or are they meant to be painted/lacquered? If so what colour should be be looking for?

3) The air box well nuts (again!) I've searched around and found another thread where rivnuts are recommended. As three of the four fell apart when I removed the winglets I think now would be a good time to swap, but what size should I be getting? M4 (6.1mm hole), M5 (7.6mm hole), M6 (10mm hole)?

I'm sure they'll be many more questions the longer I own it but for now....

Dave
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 05:36 PM
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Hey Dave, welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase. The best way to keep the bike corrosion free is to do what I did. Get out of the UK and move to Oz. Not much rain and 52 weeks per year ridin' weather.

You'll find a very helpful community here with plenty of info.

Problem 1 & 2 - Clean, clean, clean. Problem 3 - I think you'll find the well nuts are 4mm.

Have fun with the F4 mate.

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Welcome to the forum DD. I hope you enjoy it, learn a lot, and make a few new friends.

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If the well nuts that hold the covers have disintegrated, DON'T START THE BIKE UNTIL YOU HAVE REMOVED THE AIR BOX AND MADE SURE THEY HAVE NOT GONE DOWN THE 1 AND 4 CYLINDER. It has been known to happen and you will almost certainly cause some damage to the engine if one gets sucked past a valve.
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Welcome aboard the Forum....

to what Carl said +10

if the POS goes down 1 or 4, search for Hitcho73's thread, it was a nightmare!

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Welcome Dave, nice to have another UK member. I hope our fickle weather plays ball this summer so you can get some dry miles on your new MV under your belt


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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Hey Dave, I sent you a PM

When my Dad and I first laid our eyes on an MV Agusta at the UK launch, we were simply blown away.................
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Welcome! When I seen your name I immediately thought of Super Dave Osborn!
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