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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Why do I live in the middle of nowhere?

Hello all,


I've just reached the 600 mi mark on my brutale and need my first service but I live in Lexington KY. The closest place that I could get service was Akron Ohio but apparently they aren't MV Dealers anymore...

I have a few questions?

1) Does anyone know of a closer dealer?
2) Would you recommend a dealer over a certified mechanic (for MV)?
3) Where can I find someone to work on my bike?
4) Any recommendations on my situation?


I'm very new and very green so thank you in advance for your patience!

Johnny

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 10:30 PM
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Johnny, (thanks for the PM by the way) service that ORO at an MV dealer. Good service history is critical on a bike like that.
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Guess that means your doing a road trip. He is right though a bike of that caliber making sure all the service dates are met by a MV dealer the Value will thank you for it. I would find a dealer and talk to them and explain how far your driving and what not and see if they can do it for you THAT day and do some site seeing where it you have to go grab the bike on the way back home. I think a MV dealer would look out for you on this.
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Take a look here for dealers:

http://www.mvagustausa.com/web-mvagu...rlocator.html#

MV will be setting up some new dealers, but for now your choices are limited. Matison's in Raleigh NC has a very qualified service department, but no easy way there from Lexington.

Of course, if you can find a skilled and experienced tech locally (maybe at a Ducati shop?), the service manuals are avialable on-line and any needed parts can be mail ordered.

But the 600 mile service is essentially a checking of fastener torque, minor routine adjustments and oil/filter change...biggest part of it would be throttle synch, TPS setting and CO% trim (I think you can ignore the valve clearance check, should not be out unless it left the factory that way, which I doubt on an Oro)

A Ducati shop should have the software and knowledge to do the TPS and CO trim.

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Hey Johnny,

if you find a "good" mechanic", he'll figure out how to work your bike. It might take him a bit longer though if he doesn't know the MV engines really well.
Your problem will be to find MV Agusta genuine OEM parts. You can get them from us at www.oem-vesuvio.com. We have a lot of isolated customers who just like you have their bike serviced by a good mechanic while getting their parts from us.

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Hey Johnny,

if you find a "good" mechanic", he'll figure out how to work your bike. It might take him a bit longer though if he's doesn't know the MV engines really well.
Your problem will be to find MV Agusta genuine OEM parts. You can get them from us at www.oem-vesuvio.com. We have a lot of isolated customers who just like you have their bike service by a good mechanic while getting their parts from us.
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This just in, NEW MV Agusta dealer appointment in North Georgia:
European Motorsports Inc.
3003 Morrison Moore Parkway East
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-7777
www.europeanmotorsportsinc.com
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This just in, NEW MV Agusta dealer appointment in North Georgia:
European Motorsports Inc.
3003 Morrison Moore Parkway East
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-7777
www.europeanmotorsportsinc.com

For Real !!!

I shall plan a visit ASAP.

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How did this work out for you JettaMedic?

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Well I havnt taken it in yet but this week I'm gonna call for an apt to IL and make about a 7 hour road trip. Haven't called yet so hopefully it won't be too late in the week. I'll keep you updated on how things turn out and a little report on the service I get there too.

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