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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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troublefree mvs?

is there anyone on here who hasnt had any sort of problem with their f4? all i seem to read lately is people complaining a bout various things, ive done a 1000 miles in the last 3 months and apart from losing a bit of coolant ive had no probs as yet!! if you change the mid pipe and rear exhausts does this help with the heat issue? mine regularly runs upto 105 degrees when in heavy traffic but soon goes down to 95 n less when being rode normally my only prob is the heat one thats been mentioned alot on here
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 09:38 AM
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I think firstly regarding overheating, we can probably regard ourselves as fortunate here in the UK because although our summers have been getting warmer for the past few years, they are still no where near the temps regularly encountered in parts of the US and OZ in particular. My bike only started overheating 'cos I had a leaking radiator (probably caused by a small stone or other object hitting the matrix), it does get hot in traffic but as you've mentioned yourself, this dissipates when on the move again. As to reliability in general, I've had my 1000S for about 18 months now and apart from the radiator leak, I've had no serious problems worth mentioning. I had a 750 F4 before and that performed faultlessly for the time I owned it. I do believe removing the cat (on the F4 1000) helps with the cooling issue. I don't think a MV is any less reliable than any Japanese bike I've ever had.


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I think firstly regarding overheating, we can probably regard ourselves as fortunate here in the UK because although our summers have been getting warmer for the past few years, they are still no where near the temps regularly encountered in parts of the US and OZ in particular. My bike only started overheating 'cos I had a leaking radiator (probably caused by a small stone or other object hitting the matrix), it does get hot in traffic but as you've mentioned yourself, this dissipates when on the move again. As to reliability in general, I've had my 1000S for about 18 months now and apart from the radiator leak, I've had no serious problems worth mentioning. I had a 750 F4 before and that performed faultlessly for the time I owned it. I do believe removing the cat (on the F4 1000) helps with the cooling issue. I don't think a MV is any less reliable than any Japanese bike I've ever had.
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I don't think that 95 going to 105 in traffic is a "heat issue". Losing coolant is, if it happens regularly, but just running at a temperature that "seems high" isn't. I can't remember when I heard this, but it came up in another forum and someone with inside connections relayed the message to not worry about. Since then, I haven't, and rolled over 25,000 miles last week.

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I've put 1000 trouble free miles on my 1000 which I have owned since April. Not one problem. (The front tire seems to be filled with helium instead of air but that's all). No over heating, no stalling, no running rich.

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It's not the MV's fault. Blame it on Global Warming.

3,200 miles - 10 months - no problems.
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post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 04:56 PM
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The fairing on mine seems to catch the rear tyre on the left side at over 160mph apart from that and the brakes that have now been resolved its fine.
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15000k's on mine and no problems, noisy cam chain was fixed at 12000k service, runs better than ever and I have removed cat and baffles, only got to 117 deg C in toy run once!

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3 MV's total of 35,000kms in 5 years, no major problems and very happy. Will definatly upgrade to fourth maybe next year. I have had numerous Jap and Ducati machines in that time and it is no worse than any of them. All bikes have some niggles you just work through.

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Purchased 2005 F4 1000 S Nov. 4, 2006. Currently 1,300 miles, have a coolant leak that is supposed to be resolved as a technical service bulletin but haven't brought it in yet. Other than that, no problems.


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