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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question about servicing the MV

I have a B3 675 and had it for almost 2 years.

It has done 8500km. It is running out of warranty very soon. got maybe 1-2 weeks left.

I have had a few issues but all repaired / replaced via warranty.

Just want to get the opinion here. Do you service your MV once a year regardless of mileages? Obviously my bike is not due for the 12000km service but some items such as engine oil should be replaced once a year. I had my 6000km service in October last year. Should I do a minor service on my bike before the warranty runs out, then do my next 12000km service when it is due?

Or should I do my 12000 km now? the service manual states that some items should be replaced / checked once a year. some are strictly 12000km.
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I do very low mileage annually ( to date ) on my MV.

I change the oil and oil filter every year regardless..I change brake and clutch fluid every year. May be over kill but it is good to turn the bleed nipples too..I don't want them corroding in.

Chain I'm servicing non stop and wheel bearings I can check on the Bursig stand as both wheels are off the ground..

Common sense stuff really. If the bike is laid up for a while I like to spin the wheels, turn the steering left to right a few times to get the grease around,,move the controls and brake levers etc...That's probably ocd but I don't care !

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I do very low mileage annually ( to date ) on my MV.

I change the oil and oil filter every year regardless..I change brake and clutch fluid every year. May be over kill but it is good to turn the bleed nipples too..I don't want them corroding in.

Chain I'm servicing non stop and wheel bearings I can check on the Bursig stand as both wheels are off the ground..

Common sense stuff really. If the bike is laid up for a while I like to spin the wheels, turn the steering left to right a few times to get the grease around,,move the controls and brake levers etc...That's probably ocd but I don't care !

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Not OCD at all - I do that and more on all my bikes.


My F4 is only just out of warranty but will have the same and will only go to a dealer for stuff I can't do myself.
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Change the oil before you park it over the off season. Corrosive by-products of combustion are mixed into it.
Change the brake and clutch fluids (if you have hydraulic clutch) at least every 2 years. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air.
Keep the battery on a smart charger.

Everything else is mileage related and can be ignored until the mileage comes up.
And on that note, MV recommends replacing stuff at intervals related to hard (race track type) use. They have to err on the side of caution. Many "replacement" items can go many more miles than the schedule. The key is routine inspection.

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Thanks.

Just thinking whether it's worthwhile to take a back for a minor service and potentially if faults are identified it can still be repaired under warranty.
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Change the oil before you park it over the off season. Corrosive by-products of combustion are mixed into it.
Change the brake and clutch fluids (if you have hydraulic clutch) at least every 2 years. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air.
Keep the battery on a smart charger.

Everything else is mileage related and can be ignored until the mileage comes up.
And on that note, MV recommends replacing stuff at intervals related to hard (race track type) use. They have to err on the side of caution. Many "replacement" items can go many more miles than the schedule. The key is routine inspection.
Thanks for confirming it. As I read the owners manual I wasn't sure, but it is clear now.
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The brake and clutch hydraulic systems are sealed from the atmosphere by the accordion gaskets on the M/Cs
In a winter layup the oil will be just fine......

Because most MV owners don't put any miles on their bikes


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The brake and clutch hydraulic systems are sealed from the atmosphere by the accordion gaskets on the M/Cs
In a winter layup the oil will be just fine......

Because most MV don't put any miles on their bikes

Yes they are, and yet moisture gets in there. Change brake and clutch fluid every 2 years. Many don't, but you should.

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no rubber parts are completely impervious to moisture ingress. This includes the seals and reservoir gaskets, temperature extremes such as we have in parts of the world with seasons can expedite this.
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