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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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05 F4 1000s in Las Vegas

Hey all, I was lucky enough to pick up a fine example with only 2200 miles. She will be tracked primarily, and so I have 100 questions. Unfortunately, the developers of tapatalk don't use the software apparently, so any knowledge available on these forums is difficult to come by, to say the least.

This is my first bike with a radiator fan and I don't know how long. I intended to take it off originally, until I found how hot is bike runs! So, I'm hoping that there's info somewhere about keeping this bike cool, for example exchanging the water pump for something with a bit more power.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 12:55 AM
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the purchase.
There are lots of mods to reduce overheating or just getting hot.
I have done most of them and the cheapest best mod I have done is fit a fan over-ride switch.
I have fitted the design corse pump,only works well at speed.
Rubber fan shrouds.
Muzzy fan blades.
Flush cooling system and add Engine Ice.
The most expensive mod is fit a microtec ECU,which will eliminate overheating all together
by altering ignition timing and switching cooling fans on earlier.
There is also a member on the forum that can re-chip your ECU to switch on fans earlier.
All depends on how much dollars you want to spend.


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Hi and welcome.

Looks like a nice purchase. congrats!!

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Welcome to the family !!! That blue and silver color scheme is one of my favorites, beautiful. Pack those body parts away carefully, they are invaluable and hard to find.

Lots of info on heat reduction. The fans will only help while sitting in the hot-pit waiting to go, or any other time you are not at speed. The bike only runs hot when you are sitting still. (210 F is NOT overheating).

But I wouldn't take them off unless you get a Febur or other superbike spec radiator ($$$$).

A Microtec for your bike (you have a 1.6M ECU system) is probably the best investment you could make. It will transform your bike.
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Well this fatso took the Italian fatso out to the track last weekend, and while I'm impressed with how modern it feels considering the weight, I'm not at all happy with the stock suspension.

The first problem is I can not get 30mm sag both front and rear. Maybe at 190 I'm much bigger than the average Italian. Secondly, even with the preload cranked all the way, I was bottoming out the forks so easily that I had to crank the compression damping to the max. Bigger springs or more oil?

One crucial modification I had to make was to take the pin out of the stock clip on that keeps the master cylinder from rotating around the bar. It was set in such a way that I had to be in full tuck to squeeze the brake lever, and I prefer my lever to be in line with my straight arm when I'm upright - helps reduce arm pump.

I also had an issue shifting with these ebay rear sets, go figure. It uses the common shift linkage rod to switch shift patters, which I thought would be beneficial than figuring out how to change to GP shift inside the gear box. I could not find a balance between good leverage for shifting and clearance between the linkage and the stock body. Every time I shift, I'm wearing down the inside of my plastic.

Before I go back to the track, I definitely need to get my chubby butt back in shape, but equally as importantly, I need to sort these issues.

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You need new springs...and a cartridge kit wouldn't hurt. Probably the shock needs help too. I am sure you can find a suspension specialist who can fix you up close by. If not, I can recommend some folks on my side of the country.

Looking good there, in spite of your suspension woes.
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Thanks I was hoping I could just hop on this bike and ride it. I've never experienced such noncompliant suspension before! I'll try the oil thing first prior to springs.

Does the stock shock have a rubber plunger, or is it more like an ohlins? I wonder if I can get by just revalving it.

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I believe this manual covers your suspension:

Marzocchi Tech Manual.pdf

Now, do The Community a favor and get dedicated track bodywork before you destroy some really beautiful and rare MV Agusta bodywork.....

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