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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Electrical gremlins have hit my 2006 Brut

It seems the electrical gremlins have hit my 2006 Butale 910S.

I've read most of the posts on the problems with the SPU/Fuse Box
but I thought I would see if anyone has any additional
troubleshooting checks before I spend $400-$500. Here we go:

It started with the low beam flashing under heavy acceleration.
I was out on a ride a week or so ago and I noticed the low
beam was not working at all so I switch to the high beam and
it worked. But now even the high beam is intermittent. I did
some voltage check at the 4 pin head light connector. Between
pins 4 and 2 I only had .3 volts. Between 3 and 4 13.26 volts.
And between 1 and 4 13.8 volts. So I put the head light back
on the bike and the high beam would not work - only the parking
bulb was lighted. So I removed both terminals from the battery
for a few seconds then reconnected it and the high beam worked.

I don't have the stalling issues some have.
For the most part the bike has been reliable over the 18k on the Odo.

One thing that is a little weird is that the high beam switch on the
handlebar won't stay pushed in and of course the high beam trigger
switch does not active the high beam. I checked all the fuses
and they are good.

If you have any good sources for the SPU let me know.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 07:36 PM
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Ask CAG. For some reason I thought I read he was parting a brute out, but don't quote me. He seems to be able to source parts though - he hooked me up!!

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mine was just replaced under warranty.. the spu is bad in several years I believe- My electrical problems are still not solved however... now the battery is not taking charge- prob the Alternator .. this is a work in progress.. to be cont-
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mine was just replaced under warranty.. the spu is bad in several years I believe- My electrical problems are still not solved however... now the battery is not taking charge- prob the Alternator .. this is a work in progress.. to be cont-
My brute has been very reliable. No stalling issues. Always starts on the "first pull". If fact it is a 2006 manufactured in 2005 and I have the original Yausa battery which I think I will replace next year even if it doesn't need it.

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I replaced the SPU on my `06 910R a few weeks ago and it seems to be ok so far. The symptoms were, engine would not shut off and dash lites would not go off with key removed. I had some green corrosion coming from between the plug and the resin. I got mine from pro italia for $380
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thanks Motorhead, you got the last one from them, The part's girl checked MV's site, that SPU is not available and has gone up to $640!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 07:43 PM
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Wow....try one of the other site sponsors 640 USD is getting way up there

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Check this, not a sponsor but the price is OK
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From this dealer I bought mine two months ago - the same price cca. 430 USD
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Stinger (that's the name I gave my Brutale) is back in action. I called 6 dealers to see who had a new SPU also called CDI Module. New part number 8A009300. Ferracci didn't have it in stock but I was quoted $616USD and who knows when delivery would take place. Out in Washington state the price quoted was $513USD. again not is stock. Pro Itlaia price was $513USD, not in stock. Finally I called Moto Forza in Escondido CA and Kris Cordato fixed me right up. The price was good $380USD plus $10 for shipping. I think the reason the price was lower is because he had it in stock and did not look at MV Agusta's new parts ordering system. He's probably going to kick himself when he looks at the new retail price. It sounds like Moto Forza carries a lot of MV stuff.

I found out a couple of interesting things maybe some of you already knew. Ferracci is no longer the face of of MV in the US. Now he is just another dealer. I was told by some of the guys in the parts departments I called that MV has gone to a new parts ordering system and all the dealers go direct to MV, not Ferracci. In my opinion that relationship was holding MV down in the USA but that is my own opinion. If I understand correctly, one of the guys told me, MV has set up a warehouse in PA with a small staff and will be doing parts from there once everything is sorted out.

Any way I got the part, put it in and I went for a ride tonight, head light blazing not flashing. So far so good. The backing plate on the new SPU has four set screws and a huge bead of silicon around the fuse-cuicuit board area. The old SPU had a good size gap on the right side. I am sure the heat warped the case. I might take my diamond cutting wheel and cut that box open and see what is going on. I suspect some solid state relays and IC chips.

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Well done mate, a little research goes a long way

A few of us of opened the old SPU, yep....solid state, chips blah blah ....not something that really looks like you could repair economically or without the degree

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