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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I've been scanning through stuff trying to get an idea of what I'm going to be looking at. Ever since I saw the Brutale on the hd theatre of MV Agusta I've wanted one. Then I saw one cruising down 270 a month or so ago in columbus and now I really really want one.

I found one for 5200 and I would love to own it. It's an 04 and has 1850 miles on it. It's in stellar condition. I haven't ridden it yet, but have looked at it several times. I'm at the point now where I'm getting insurance quotes. Is 5200 a good buy?

Please let me know, and anything in particular I should ask the owner about.

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$5200 for an 04 is not a bad price at all. Especially if it is in the condition you describe.

That's from the king of the low ball bid.
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Cool, what is this stuff about the SPU? I don't entirely understand, is it something that I should be concerned with? Also the rear bearing, is that this year and size? the 750 or was that only a problem on the 910.

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The spu is the black box on the right side of the bike that has all the relays in it. If there are problems with it the lights will do odd things. So if the blinkers don't work, for example, and the seller doesn't know why, it may be the SPU.

Look for black residue around the rear axle. When the bike left the factory, most of the fasteners had a little dab of paint on them carried over to the frame or what ever they are screwed into. If the paint marks line up, it is likely on a bike with low mileage that those bolts that secure the rear hub have not been messed with. If the chain is slack, that is also a good sign since improper torque on the hub bolts and a chain too tight contribute to premature failure of the hub bearings.
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The spu is the black box on the right side of the bike that has all the relays in it. If there are problems with it the lights will do odd things. So if the blinkers don't work, for example, and the seller doesn't know why, it may be the SPU.
CAG is spot on, if you have spurious electronic issues - 99% its the SPU (Service Power Unit). It cannot be repaired and has to be replaced. - if the previous owner has done the basic checks first (fuses, bulbs) then you can buy a new one from Vesuvio or one of the other sponsors. I used vesuvio and the service & price were great.

Best of luck bud

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How much is an SPU if it needs replaced so I have an idea of what I should try to negotiate with?

Planning on going Wednesday to pick up. Insurance quote was a bit higher than I wanted, but screw it, I really want this thing.
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