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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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2000 F4. Needs motor.

I bought a 2000 F4 from my Drag Rep and it threw a rod within 20 miles. Very depressing sight. I'm new to MV and struggling for a solution. As I see it, my options are 1) find a new motor or the appropriate repair parts (at a reasonably affordable amount) or 2)Sell the bike as is to someone who can take it and turn it into a running bike. I would have loved for it to have been able to ride and enjoy, but I guess that was just not to be.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 10:58 AM
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rod through the block means you'll need a new motor, but 750 motors don't cost very much. Those are some nice wheels on there. sorry about your luck. You can probably sell those wheels, buy some stock wheels and have enough left to cover the cost of a used motor.
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Ouch. Sorry to hear about the bad luck. CAG a member of this site sells used parts. You probably could get another engine for a lot less than you think and restore that bike back to rideable condition in no time.

Look at this as a positive rather than a negative. Once you are in there for the engine you can take care of a number of other issues and end up with a bike that's rock solid and very reliable.

Despite the bad luck there these bikes are quite reliable and absolutely a joy to work on. I have a 2002 and absolutely love it.
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Hows about giving it back to the seller...20 miles !
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Expect to pay around $1000 for a used engine. The cost of repairing the one you have is prohibitive. You can sell the fuel rail with injectors, alternator, and starter and almost pay for a used engine.

Those rims you have there are very desirable. They only came on one bike: 2007 Senna and people pay a lot of money for them.
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I like those wheels alot ; )

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Install a 1000!!

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bradmayo;
1st, Welcome to the Forum....

sorry about the circumstances


keep the wheels......even if they aren't Mg
buy a whole motor like Carl said, it is totally stupid to try and rebuild blown cases.....its a money pit.....look up the price of a rod, piston, bearings and gasket set
don't even add the cases to it.....or if the crank is good

when you pull the motor be EXTREMELY careful of removing the plugs from the injectors.....depress the wire clip FULLY before pulling on the plug....pull it at the exact angle its mounted......

there is a major shortage of 750 injectors......NOT throttle bodies

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 11:05 AM
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Hi Bradmayo

Sorry for you with your "new" bike. This seems to be another rod failure on cylinder no. 3. I have a 1000S with the same failure. I bought the bike with the expected "problem" and I just dissembled my engine. Fortunately
nothing happened with my engine but I guess if the engine had been started just one more time the result would have been the same. I`m going to rebuild my engine during this winter. What really interest me here is WHY IS THIS HAPPENING. Ive heard about others doing this and to my knowledge - always on cyl. 3.

I started a thread about this supbject last month, but didn`t get any good ideas about it, so I`m trying again. What I discovered was the con-rod bolts had come loose and I could unscrew them the last few threads with my fingers. Se attached photo of my crankshaft with the loose rod.

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where are you located, i might have what you need.
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