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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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New Guy. Might be getting an F4... tough choice...

Hey guys. depending on how today goes, I might be getting an 06 F4. I am considering trading my 1974 MGB GT for it. its a classy little sports car. not really fast, but a lot of fun to drive. Honestly I LOVE my car. I have put a lot of work into it and its been a really good car. BUT... I think you would all agree the MV Agusta F4 is just about the sexiest thing on 2 wheels. Not gonna lie it scares me a little how fast they are, and how nice they are I don't want to lay it down.. I have owned a few bikes over the last few years including a ducati monster 750, but never a REAL sports bike. I live on an air force base and would probably only take it to work (2 miles) on the nice sunny days. and I'd love to take it out to the track days at heartland in topeka. I would probably get a lot more use out of my car.... just trying to get some opinions. I would not say I am an experienced or and advanced rider. I have done it. I have my license. but... the F4 is a lot of bike. I dunno guys what do you think I should do?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:01 AM
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Hi john

Welcome to the forum first. Here you will find plenty of people willing to help you and give you great advice on the F4. There are guys gere who are worth there weight in gold. As for your purchase i would buy the F4. There is nothing to be scared about. After the first few times riding you will get use too the aggressive position. Other than that theres not much that really gors wrong with them and if it does most of the time you can do it yourself its a easy fix

I have 2 mv's a SPR and the CC and i wouldnt have anything else nor ride anything else. They are an awesome machine and you will definatley fall in love with it. Go get that F4 now. By the way what model are you buying?

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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I am not really worried about working on it, I enjoy turning wrenches and am pretty good at it. I am building a 72 cb350 cafe bike right now actually and finished a really nice little cb360 about 2 years ago that I traded for the MG that i might now be trading for the MV. as for the model. At this point all I know is its a 2006 f4 1000. Its red and silver and has a blue suede seat. here is my car,

and here is the cb360 cafe bike I built. i did everything my self.




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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:46 AM
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Welcome. Do you know the history on the bike?

2013 F4RR
2009 F4 RR 1078 312
2005 F4 Tamburini
2005 F4 1000S
1999 Aprilia RS50
1996 Ducati 916
1959 MV Agusta TREL 125 Centomila

2008 F4 312R, 2005 F4 1000S, 1999 F4 750 S (all sold)
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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I work with the guy who is considering the trade. i have seen it once before in the parking lot. i drooled over it for about 20 minutes and dont remember seeing anything wrong with it cosmetically. what sort of things should i be asking and what should i look out for?
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:07 AM
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Welcome! I own an 06 F4 1000s Nero. It's an amazing machine and lots of fun. The bike does run hot and does need a few updates to make it perfect. You will find plenty of posts dealing with bike running hot and aftermarket fixes here.

Great job on building your cafe racer.

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:14 AM
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They don't like to sit for long periods of time unridden. Or ridden for long periods in traffic. Ask him what preventative measures/mods were performed. With the F4, I would be more inclined to purchase from a tinkerer as opposed to someone who takes his vehicles to the dealer after something is found amiss. The F4 is a great bike, but it needs a bit of special attention to stay happy. Some might cry the contrary but this is my experience and probably the norm. You'll find the F4's special needs after browsing the F4 sub forum a bit. Good luck.

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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ok cool, I have been looking over the forums for a little now. seems the radiator bracket is probably the first thing to get if it does not already have one. still looking for the posts on overheating issues. I believe he does most of the work himself. I for one don't really trust the local honda dealer with it. I'd probably trust a ducati dealer but would not want to pay ducati labor prices. i will likely do everything my self with the help of you fine people. I guess my last question is value... lets say his bike has 10-12000 miles on it. and looks and runs great. what is his bike really worth? I'm thinking my car is worth 7-8000.
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Compared to my past bikes (Gsxr's and Ducatis), the MV is a dream to work on. The service manuals (sticky, Donsy) are excellent. Pricing is a touchy subject for some here; from references to giraffe genitalia to latent hating on sellers adding to the already low resale value of our MV's, the responses will be varied. However I'd say that 7-8k sounds about right for a well taken care of 06. 10k miles shows it's been ridden. Post some hi-res pics and detailed history if you can.

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2009 F4 RR 1078 312
2005 F4 Tamburini
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 10:55 AM
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Get an F4...and then ride up to your airbase as the fast jets are taking off listening to " The Danger Zone " Live the dream : )

and then buy a bracket off me ha ha

joe

and you can be sure the F4 will " Take your breath away "

http://youtu.be/8m4ZIpPtK5Q

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