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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I have had the F4 1078 312RR for about three years now, a few issues here and there but over 4K miles done and at speed I can't fault the power or handling. Our annual trip to ride the TT course has not disappointed.

I had a Ducati 916 before the MV, I thought having a 4 cylinder would be different of course but also thought one pleasure was going to be the smoother purr of the F4 at lower speeds (love the 916 it is just different). At colder engine temps it is pretty smooth but once hot it does sound pretty 'gravelly', when sitting at lights with a Jap 4 cylinder alongside it does sound like a washing machine with rocks in. Once up and running the growl around 4K rpm is great but I wondered what other riders' view of the low end sound was? I have a stock exhaust, would love to change it but can't afford it.

I have it checked out each year and I don't think there's anything wrong, but I'd be interested to know the experience of others and whether the low end sound is normal.

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I have the same with my 2007 1000R, I find it less rattly if you pull the clutch in. I assumed it was normal, though I did previously own a ZX7R which rattled pretty good.
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Yes, it's definitely a characteristic shared by all F4's I've ridden.

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MV engines are not quiet like Japanese bikes.... but I like it. Sounds like a race engine, not a sewing machine.

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If you guys are hearing rattles you better have them checked. I have a 1078 and there are no rattles
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If you guys are hearing rattles you better have them checked. I have a 1078 and there are no rattles
What about if you roll it out of the garage and start it up !

just kidding !!
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I have the same bike,they are a bit noisy,as mentioned pull the clutch lever in and it will be quieter,then buy some ear plugs .
My mate has a new Norton Commando twin,you should hear that motor,it sounds like nuts and bolts rattling around inside it.
The MV motor is super quiet compared to it.


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I Do have a Bodis slip on so maybe that is why I cannot hear any rattles
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I was chasing this rattle for years ,new Evr clutch ,new clutch bearings and crown , It was considerably quiet to start with ,then after say 500km it was back to normal , its not the clutch plates as i tested this theory by removing them and stating her up ,made no difference . I just don't remember if i tried it without the crown assembly unfortunately , my thoughts possibly the springs on the back of the clutch might be part of it but not all of it ,as i remember being disappointed with the outcome , so i just excepted it and gave up . Maybe the stater motor .anyway at idle they sound like a Diesel motor .

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Could be worse....could be a Ducati with a dry clutch !!!
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