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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

New member from Belgium speaking
I'm not a native English speaker, so I apologize for the poor language.
After a few years driving Honda and Husqvarna I'm looking forward to buying my first MV this weekend.


Saw this 2004 Brutale 750 S for 4750$ with about 20K miles.

4 things are troubling me ?
What can I expect from this engine, I know a Honda engine can top 100K miles, but what can I expect from the 750s engine ?

Will I be able to find OEM parts for this bike, like a SPU or wheel bearings ?

Is there a improved SPU for the 750, or did they never solved the problem ?

Is this bike too old to buy and should I save up for a more recent model (keeping the above questions in mind)

Summer is coming fast, no bike yet, arrrgggh, i'm loosing it

Any input greatly appreciated...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 06:20 PM
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Hi mate.
20k is not bad for the 750's so I wouldn't worry about that.
Wheel bearings at the front is an off the shelf item, for the rear hub you can buy bearing on this forum or replacement hubs also here on the forum.
SPU you can buy from forum sponsors here on the Forum, as well as any other OE parts.
It's not a new bike anymore, but it's still a great bike if you can't afford the later models yet.
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phunkinit;

Welcome to the Forum......

SPU info in the sticky at the top of this page

Front wheel bearings 6910-2RS available anywhere or from me

1st adjust your chain......then torque your hub pinch bolts in steps to 20 Nm ignore the 28-32Nm sticker

Without rust you should get 50,000+km out of your chain

When it starts kinking get a later style cush drive that uses flat sprockets......

Before removing the battery take a picture of the connections

IT GOES IN ON IT'S SIDE!!!!!!!

Enjoy


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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, thank's for the crystal clear answers.
I definitely arrived at the right forum.

Thanks a lot guys, hoping to post pics of the bike soon.
Did not see the bike up close yet, so it can go either way...
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Welcome to the family!!

No reason a MV engine can't go 100+ Ks.....just needs proper maintenance. Very robust engines and bikes for the most part and much easier to work on and service than any Honda.

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phunkinit;

Welcome to the Forum......

SPU info in the sticky at the top of this page

Front wheel bearings 6910-2RS available anywhere or from me

1st adjust your chain......then torque your hub pinch bolts in steps to 20 Nm ignore the 28-32Nm sticker

Without rust you should get 50,000+km out of your chain

When it starts kinking get a later style cush drive that uses flat sprockets......

Before removing the battery take a picture of the connections

IT GOES IN ON IT'S SIDE!!!!!!!

Enjoy

42k so far, and no (big) problems.
OK: SPU, rear bearing and some other minor things - take a look in my bike "history".

Right now I'm going to change 2nd chain, so 50.000+km is maybe little to optimistic, sorry theknurl
Btw, at. cca. 38k i changed a cush drive rubbers (only rubber inserts).

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Welcome to the forum mate. You'll find this site to be a mine of information and help from the crazies, also known as MV owners!!
If you still have a " blueback SPU", I would seriously consider swapping it for an upgraded "blackback", as sooner or later it'll give you grief.
I'd also advise tackling the rear hub, as prevention is better than a stay in hospital!! If you can't stretch to a Mitchy hub, then I strongly recommend buying a bearing from Noel "the knurl", and fitting it yourself (pretty straightforward). I've fitted three, on my and my wife's Brutale's. It's great not having to worry that it might collapse one day!
For the rest, the Brutale is a reliable bike, and also a pleasure to work on.

One thing more............Check the headlight glass. It probably will fall out if you don't glue it in properly yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy the bike, you will not regret it.

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-24-2015, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the kind reply's.
As the owner of the 750 is on vacation in Japan for several weeks, I will not be posting pics this weekend.
Tomorrow thought, i will go check out a 2007 910R brutal corse starfighter. (bit of a mouthfull)

It may be a better bike for me because of the higher torque.
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If you can afford the Starfighter. BUY IT!! A great bike!

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