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Angry Wiring harness melted - anyone else?

So my F4 has been in the dealer for a while, they told me my wiring harness melted against the head, causing a short and the bike needs an entire new harness. They told me MV told them it's a fairly common problem, anyone else experience this? Pretty pissed my new bike is going to be torn down and rebuilt by a dealer.


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Sorry, It is a 2013 F4


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Replacing a wire harness doesn't require tearing the entire bike apart. They could probably repair it nicely if they have actual technicians and not just parts swappers working there.

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I had an 08 harness melt against the head due to an alarm melt down.It was a warranty job as the bike had only done 300 miles. Very long wait for parts ...

I had another harness burn under the seat..due to being tightly routed and abraded on a metal edge.

I rewired the bike myself this time.

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Tank and airbox off.
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I started at the tail and fed the new harness through as I pulled the old one out.

There was no need to remove the frame or subframe.

I happen to have an F4 MY10 harness if you need one...

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Thanks Joe, its at the dealer right now and a new harness is supposed to show up tomorrow, already had to wait 4 weeks for a new throttle assembly. So hopefully it's fixed after this.


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damn, I just picked up a New holdover 13 F4. Hope mine will be alright.
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I would suggest asking the dealer to replace the throttle tube assembly as that is a very well known problem. Doubt they will do it without it being broken but it's worth a shot to not be stranded somewhere.


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Just adding the fix in case anyone else sees this issue. The dealer did replace the wiring harness, the old one was wrapped around the cylinder and melted right through it, shorting it out obviously. Rode it for 200 miles with no issues. Now the headlight is out...


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