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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Best MV mechanic in Northern California?

Sigh.

I've just been informed that my brand new (to me) F4 was dropped by the shipper.

I'm going to want the bike *thoroughly* checked out by somebody who knows what they're doing. The bike had a lot of carbon fiber parts which apparently were also damaged. Anybody have any recommendations for the best MV mechanic in Northern California? Stories on insurance claims with shippers also welcome as I've never had a shipper damage the shipment before.

Thanks all. Bummed about it, but trying to stay positive.

Steve

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Sorry to hear about your initiation to the MV Society...I am as far from Northern Cali as you can get, so a reccomendation I cannot give; but, I do welcome you to the club...and applaude your positive attitude!

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Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident - hope it all gets sorted quickly
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Sigh.

I've just been informed that my brand new (to me) F4 was dropped by the shipper.

I'm going to want the bike *thoroughly* checked out by somebody who knows what they're doing. The bike had a lot of carbon fiber parts which apparently were also damaged. Anybody have any recommendations for the best MV mechanic in Northern California? Stories on insurance claims with shippers also welcome as I've never had a shipper damage the shipment before.

Thanks all. Bummed about it, but trying to stay positive.

Steve

P.S. Happy to be joining the MV club, it's been a 2 year journey in finally deciding to join.
Where in Northern California? A dropped bike is not a major deal and any competent mechanic should be able to give you a good estimate. In Sacramento, Roseville Yamaha is also a MV dealer and I have been very happy with their service department. Zack is their service manager and is both knowledgeable and very helpful.
In San Francisco, there is Munroe motors who should be able to give you a good estimate based on being a long time MV dealer. I have not been as impressed by their service department based on seeing the results of their work (I did the next service and was unimpressed by what I found).
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Thanks all. Rob, what exactly did you find? Was taking a good look at Munroe as they are the local MV dealer in these parts. Normally I avoid dealerships like the plague...

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Thanks all. Rob, what exactly did you find? Was taking a good look at Munroe as they are the local MV dealer in these parts. Normally I avoid dealerships like the plague...

Steve
On the timing wheel cover (left side of the bike) the cover uses an O-ring for a seal, for an o-ring seal there should only be the o-ring and grease but they used a blue RTV type sealant on the cover which I had to clean. If there is a problem with the O-ring sealing it should be replaced, not covered with RTV. Incidentally, I cleaned it up, re-used the o-ring and have not had any problems with oil leakage.
Second, the valve cover was leaking oil after the job due to an under tight valve cover bolt. I was also told that the valves where all out of spec (exhaust) but I am a bit skeptical although there is no evidence one way or another.
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On the timing wheel cover (left side of the bike) the cover uses an O-ring for a seal, for an o-ring seal there should only be the o-ring and grease but they used a blue RTV type sealant on the cover which I had to clean. If there is a problem with the O-ring sealing it should be replaced, not covered with RTV. Incidentally, I cleaned it up, re-used the o-ring and have not had any problems with oil leakage.
Second, the valve cover was leaking oil after the job due to an under tight valve cover bolt. I was also told that the valves where all out of spec (exhaust) but I am a bit skeptical although there is no evidence one way or another.
Thanks, good to know. I've heard good things about Desmoto, maybe I'll check them out instead.

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Desmoto sport is another option. Very good shop. Located in San. Francisco.
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