2002 F4 Seena first day of owning it, worst day ever, please help! - MVAgusta.net
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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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2002 F4 Senna first day of owning it, worst day ever, please help!

I purchased this bike a month ago on from someone in California and 1 month later, it finally arrived. I was looking forward to this being a good day. it couldn't have been any worse.

first off, it was damaged by the shipping company, they must have put something on top of it because the top of the metal crate was bent down and the gas tank right on the sides of the key guard were heavily scratched. After taking it out of the crate and fueling it up, the bike started no problem but then began to have weaker starts afterwards. The previous owner had just installed a new battery 1 month ago right before it was shipped but the bike sat unstarted in a crate for almost that entire time so I figured it just needed to be ran to charge it up. After a mile on my first ride, the tach stopped working but everything else seemed fine. Then all of a sudden the digital gauge and all of the lights on the dash started blinking. Next the digital gauge went blank and soon after the bike just cut off. There I was, stranded. I had a friend pick me up and I put my old battery on a charger and bought a new one that was fully charged to install so I could at least get it home. Well, the contacts on this new battery were reversed and my dumb ass made the mistake of hooking the battery up to the wrong contacts. When I corrected this, the oil light and the one to the right of it are constantly lit red. Nothing works when the key is turned. What does this all mean? What have I done? Oh and if my day couldn't have gotten any worse, the bike fell over on the tow truck on the way home. All of this on my first day of owning my dream bike. I would appreciate some help/opinions. Thanks
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 05:58 AM
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Lots of guys on here which might be able to help you with this. DOnsy and Ed are two of the best. I would contact the tow company about the damage caused by them. Not sure how they felt the chains on the rims would hold the bike.
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Mate im sorry too hear about this. But before you touched the battery sounded like your bike blew the 40 amp fuse located under the left hand side fairing as i remember. If you remove the fairing you will see 3 black fuse boxes remove the boxes and check all fuses you will see the 40 amp burnt. Replace it and try it again

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Damn, what a misfortune... Hope you get it sorted and can enjoy one of the most beauty bikes ever!

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OMG !!! What a nightmare.....

First of all, the shipping company is responsible for their damage. Hope you had the driver sign the bill of lading indicating the damage they caused so you can pursue that claim. It's going to be expensive and parts are going to be hard to find....sorry.

Secondly, the tow company are complete idiots and owe you for the damage THEY caused. I hope you had them acknowledge that....chains on the rims??? what the hell were they thinking....again, going to be expensive and parts hard to find...

Lastly, the battery installed backwards has burnt a diode out. Well documented in other threads. Easy fix and cheap (YAY!!!), and the bike stopped running when the battery discharged because the 40 amp fuse is blown so there is no charging voltage to the battery from the alternator. Again, well documented and cheap to fix.
Search the forum for "diode" and "40 amp fuse".

I feel really badly for your painful experience and hope you get it all straightened out.
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My opinion is that is one shitty day.
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My opinion is that is one shitty day.
I'm with him! Sorry dude!

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Originally Posted by CAG View Post
My opinion is that is one shitty day.

That pretty much sums it all up.

The only thing worse that I can think of besides the original post is to have your AIDS test come back positive.

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Wow, just effing wow.

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