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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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2004 F4 750 Brutale

Looking at a clean 04 Brute 750. Does anyone know if MV changed to the black SPU/ECU mid year on this bike. Is there a VIN number where they stopped using the old blue box, and changed over to the black box? Dealer refuses to pull tank to look? I don't want a money pit! Called 4-5 dealers and not one could tell me if new replacements are available? Emailed MV USA and some idiot wrote back asking for VIN #. I sent it to him and he could not figure out what bike it was from the VIN #? So he could not help? Said he was not familiar with the old bikes? YIKES! Makes me wonder if I should purchase an MV or not? Any other issues this particular bike may have? Rear hub/and or fix? Over heating issue/fix? I live in Phoenix AZ! Anything else I should be wary of like key not being recognized? Are these issues chronic to this bike? Fixes? New or rebuilt/fixed SPU/ECU's? Thanks.
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This has all been covered in the B4 Brutale section and the 4 cylinder tech section.

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I do not believe any 750 Brutale was built with the newer SPU.... Those didn't arrive until after the 910 began production. So, unless it was replaced in the past, the bike will likely have the old SPU. Check StarTwin Trading's web site for availability of new ones. A USA MV dealer can also look at the MV Parts System and tell you if they are available....only takes a moment to look.

Aside from headlight glass bonding failures (easy fix....before the glass falls off that is) the Brutale 750 is a very reliable bike. Tuning is a critical element for proper performance, so it helps to get one that has been set-up properly.

Rear hub reliability is a function of proper maintenance since new..... and a Mitchy hub can certainly address any concerns.

As SS703 stated...this is all discussed at length within the forum. Do a search and spend some time scanning older posts.

Oh...you can also email the factory in Italy....
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correct esq'z me, the 910 was the updated model SPU unless the previous owner has already updated the 750. All MV's need to be owned and cared for by the owner its a labour of love (and frustration sometimes) but the rewards are far greater than the any issues. Are you willing to care for it and look after its needs? I would say an enthusiast's bike rather than a buy and ride bike.
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It's definitely a bike where you need to enjoy maintaining and tinkering as much as you do riding.

I'd be thinking twice about buying from any dealer who refuses to lift the tank to check. One thing MV's are good at (earlier ones at least) is ease of access/maintenance. Just taking off the side panel (no tools), a torch and a tool mirror will probably help see just enough to see if the SPU is blue or black.

Overheating on the Brutale isn't usually an issue provided the coolant is good quality and the water pump, plus seal is all good.

The best thing to do is assume you'll need to do or get someone (clearly not this dealer if you do buy from them) all the necessary maintenance/upgrade work and budget accordingly.

That way nothing will come as a surprise and if it doesn't need doing then you'll have some spare cash for new toys for it.

As mentioned about, have a good look at the B4 section as you'll find plenty in there about what needs doing and you can determine if you've got the patience/mindset for italian ownership.

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Originally Posted by sissymary View Post
Looking at a clean 04 Brute 750. New or rebuilt/fixed SPU/ECU's?[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/MVagusta_net_2016/smilies/tango_face_kiss.png[/IMG] Thanks.
Don't worry about the "blue" spu if the bike still has it. If the spu ever goes out, send it to me and I'll give it a go.

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Got 60í000kms on my 750S , get a Mitch hub ,thatís what I did . You bought one of the best bikes ever made in my massively biased opinion. I shall be sad to sell mine. They are dynamite and better balance than the bigger capacity brutales
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