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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator recall?

I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?

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Who is "someone"?
What does "in the know" mean?
Which "shop" are you referring to with "3 of their MVs"?

Now I realize you have information, which if true is important to all of us, but if you could provide a name, date, source, or any other quantifying information, it would help tremendously.

I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that if a known problem has been identified, it will include a recall for all bikes. Until then, thanks for the info. If you get more, please post.

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I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?
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The rad on my 09 312 cracked ..left side upper after under 2000 miles.It's a metal fatigue issue and obviously is a design fault..It is under warranty and will be fixed by an MV dealer under warranty.
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I met the guy at my last sunday ride on route, he came up to me and talked to me, he was also a MV owner, he works at a motorcycle shop and him and the other people there own 3 MV's between them. He said they all got their rad's changed out of warranty due to a safety recall. He instructed me to call Pro Italia and ask them about it. Thats all I know. I work long hours so I havent been able to call them and ask yet, thought you guys would know more info on it.

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There is a known fault with 1000cc (pre-312) radiators although I don't believe it's ever been a recall.

Unless you run petrol in place of coolant you won't have a fire, just a lot of steam. Ask me how I know... ok, I'll tell. I've got 2 re-welded rads in the garage and am on my fourth (aparently I ride em too hard LOL).

The upper mounts on older rads were a stupid design that pulled the core apart if you hit a bump. Supposedly 312's onwards had the new design that added a double-sided mount (although my 1000R had 312 exhaust parts so there is obviously a bit of crossover between early/early models as parts bins were being exhausted). I've now got the newer design and it's been fine since.

In the UK I think out of warantee will likely equate to 'cross your fingers'.
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Mine failed out of warranty at about 10k miles. MV replaced the radiator, but I paid labor (about $130). Didn't have much of a fight and was replaced within about a week.
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I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?
D'ya think there is a chance that they will replace the rear hub too whilst they are at it?


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They will when a rider goes down because of premature hub failure and sues them for a faulty design. Im just hoping mine fails before my extended warranty runs out so I can get them to install the updated hub.

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They will when a rider goes down because of premature hub failure and sues them for a faulty design. Im just hoping mine fails before my extended warranty runs out so I can get them to install the updated hub.
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