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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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so I picked up a 2000 F4 and the thing is a dog and gets about 75 miles to the tank?? It falls completly on its face up to 6000 rpm and is even hard to get going from a stop..The intake is loud as can be with barly any noise from the exhaust and blows some smoke alot of the time when reving hard... Tell me this, If I dumped the clutch in 1st gear going about20-30mph should the front end come up at all?? well it dosent. It feels like a damn 250.. WHAT THE HELL MV
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so I picked up a 2000 F4 and the thing is a dog and gets about 75 miles to the tank?? It falls completly on its face up to 6000 rpm and is even hard to get going from a stop..The intake is loud as can be with barly any noise from the exhaust and blows some smoke alot of the time when reving hard... Tell me this, If I dumped the clutch in 1st gear going about20-30mph should the front end come up at all?? well it dosent. It feels like a damn 250.. WHAT THE HELL MV
Sounds like it might be a little bit sick, you should get about ~140 miles per tank, not blow smoke.

Not sure about lifting the wheel cause I have a 1000, but I would extect it should.

I hope its not as bad as it sounds, get it checked out.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 06:41 AM
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I'd get a competent mechanic to check it out asap, sounds like you've bought a bit of a pup.


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


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I bought a 2000 F4 last year that was a little bit like that. It was down to the fact that the engine oil hadn't been changed in 6 years. (Though the bike was very low mileage so hadn't been serviced since it's 600 mile first service.)

I changed the oil and it ran a lot better, revved more willingly and ran a lot cooler.

Mine also smokes a bit when cold, but it's actually steam from moisture build up and from any water ingress into the exhaust if I've washed it.

My fuel economy is pretty bad, and I know I need to get it set up, but it sounds to me like yours is way too rich. There's probably not too much wrong with it, just sounds like it needs a decent service. Oh, but don't expect decent power under 6k rpm regardless. They really do have two-stroke like power curves.

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can you lift the front wheel of the ground at all?? cat
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Yep mine was like this, get a service or do one yourself I bet the plugs are knackered/well fouled! Change the oil and air filter then take it for a good ride and I reckon it should sort it.

The power on the 750 only really starts ay 6K so if you want to make progress you need to rev it!

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I couldnt get the spark plug socket past the valve cover and the air filter was horrible also what oil can I go get?? It has only 4300 miles on her.. thanks for the help
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bemmin540,

Seek immediate MV service help BY AN MV EXPERT.

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Don't blame MV though, blame whoever you bought it from.
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I couldnt get the spark plug socket past the valve cover and the air filter was horrible also what oil can I go get?? It has only 4300 miles on her.. thanks for the help
I had to buy a snapon thin-walled spark plug socket to get 'em out. It was not cheap.

I use the Agip 4T when I can find it, but I've used motul in the past. Any motorcycle oil should be fine though.

I have an '00 750 also.

True: The intake is LOUD, the exhaust is not. It doesn't get screaming until past 6K.
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