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Your bike is stunning. Let's hope number 3 is a keeper. Nice meeting you.
Nice meeting you too. Your bike is pretty bad ass too. Can't wait to see it with all the goodies on it.

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Good to hear she is back Angelo.
Enjoy the ride, and stay safe

PS: Black engine looks so much better in the white F3 version.
Thanks! I love the black engine. The older engine developed some water stains on the clutch cover which always bothered me. Kind of a blessing is disguise that it was replaced
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My TVL is a year old and I have had the typical ten weeks of spring in the shop, and then my dealer telling me we will not service MV anymore.

Like I have said before, this bike costs too much to not hold on to. When it is running, like now, I love it. As a matter of fact, my bike standard is so much higher with the TVL, that most other bikes seem nominal.

If I had a valve drop on a new bike like Angelo, with the delays, and the lack of communication with Varese....well, I don't know what I would do. I would try to buy a different bike and keep the MV.
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Another day and another issue with this MV.
The day I got bike back the gear indicator sensor went. Replaced with sensor from old engine and all is working now.
Then I discovered a very small coolant leak on top right side of engine where the tube goes into engine.
Almost certain that's where it is coming from but maybe it is leaking where tube attaches to hose.
Sigh...
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Another day and another issue with this MV.
The day I got bike back the gear indicator sensor went. Replaced with sensor from old engine and all is working now.
Then I discovered a very small coolant leak on top right side of engine where the tube goes into engine.
Almost certain that's where it is coming from but maybe it is leaking where tube attaches to hose.
Sigh...
Try a decent tuning company that knows what they're doing and maybe they have a permanent solution for the leaking.

That's what I would do.

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I feel very lucky. I have lived with my F4 as a daily commuter for 13K miles so far in rain or shine. Never been stranded, had a exhaust valve issue that I corrected myself and periodically refresh the rear brake fluid. During rain season, bike had to sit in the rain for 3 days at work locations, that was when the exhaust valve started failing, but still got me home. YMMV.

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Another day and another issue with this MV.
The day I got bike back the gear indicator sensor went. Replaced with sensor from old engine and all is working now.
Then I discovered a very small coolant leak on top right side of engine where the tube goes into engine.
Almost certain that's where it is coming from but maybe it is leaking where tube attaches to hose.
Sigh...
The coolant leak is likely a hose attached by the dealer when they swapped the engine....I would be going over everything they touched in that process to make sure it is all correct.
You can bet your ass that MV wasn't paying the technician to take his time.
Just sayin.

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The coolant leak is likely a hose attached by the dealer when they swapped the engine....I would be going over everything they touched in that process to make sure it is all correct.
You can bet your ass that MV wasn't paying the technician to take his time.
Just sayin.
The leak is coming from the fitment where tube attaches to engine. It was already in place when engine was built and delivered.
Sure the two issues could be considered minor issues but this is brand new engine. If the old engine was not at shop to get the gear indicator sensor off it I am sure it would have been a couple month wait.
Bike goes back to shop Tuesday. Hopefully it is just an O ring or some seal that can be easily replaced.
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Hopefully they get your sorted and back to having fun and enjoying the bike...
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oh jeeze! Most of us have had issues with MV (or Aprilia or Guzzi or ...). Keep the faith. It's tough to remember when it's our bike but MV USA and IT are dealing with lots of issues and a language barrier to boot. I hope you get your issues sorted out for good and get some rubber on the road. It took a lot of shit to get my Aprilia RXV550 sorted but now that is my favorite bike to ride.

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Thanks! Bike is running magnificent now. New engine is pulling strong and issues seem to be gone.
MV came through in the end and did everything possible to make sure I was satisfied.

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oh jeeze! Most of us have had issues with MV (or Aprilia or Guzzi or ...). Keep the faith. It's tough to remember when it's our bike but MV USA and IT are dealing with lots of issues and a language barrier to boot. I hope you get your issues sorted out for good and get some rubber on the road. It took a lot of shit to get my Aprilia RXV550 sorted but now that is my favorite bike to ride.
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