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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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A new MV F4 Owner

Ladies and gents.

I'm a new MV owner. The bike had been stored away in a showroom for about 5 years and some of the nuts and bolts have gone rusty; is there a pack I can buy to replace these or do I just change them as I go along?(which is what I am thinking)

Is there any mods or anything I should be doing to the bike? I absolutely love the look of it and the only thing I'm changing is the tail tidy but I'm wondering what kind of things people do to the bikes like gut the exhausts or anything like that? Any tips or tricks, that kinda thing.

It's a 2010 F4 and I'm quite hands on so I don't mind having a play.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 01:12 PM
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No one sells hardware kits....so it is one at a time. You might look into taking off a quantity and having them re-plated.

Lot's of reading available here for ideas on mods and upgrades.... time to get started.
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No one sells hardware kits....so it is one at a time. You might look into taking off a quantity and having them re-plated.

Lot's of reading available here for ideas on mods and upgrades.... time to get started.
Thanks. I'll grab a beer and get stuck in.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 01:36 PM
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You can polish them right up. Someone more familiar with UK brands can recommend. I used red jewelers rouge on my fasteners and bolts and they came out beautiful.
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You can polish them right up. Someone more familiar with UK brands can recommend. I used red jewelers rouge on my fasteners and bolts and they came out beautiful.
Ok that's interesting. Didn't even think that was possible. Won't they just rust again though when washing? Or does it cost them?
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I've been through the forums and seen a lot about exhaust mods and this has me interested now but I'm not sure where to go or what to do?

Can I just remove the exhaust tips and remove the baffles? Nothing is ever that easy? I really do appreciate any help.

Not easy being an MV noob lol.
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@Fatpastyhead You could take a look here https://raceboltuk.com/product-categ...f4-1000-07-13/ or here https://www.pro-bolt.com/search/?q=mv+f4 for bolt kits.
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Ok that's interesting. Didn't even think that was possible. Won't they just rust again though when washing? Or does it cost them?

When I picked up my 2009 312RR the fairing fasteners were so badly rusted I almost threw them out but since I have a big polishing wheel at work I figured i'd give it a try. Almost a year later and they still look great.
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I personally wouldn't wash my bike the conventional way. Just a wet sponge, chamois, and polish after.
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When I picked up my 2009 312RR the fairing fasteners were so badly rusted I almost threw them out but since I have a big polishing wheel at work I figured i'd give it a try. Almost a year later and they still look great.
Wow. Those carbon bits as well 👍😍
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