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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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MV F3 forum, WTF?

So i have to ask, I have been on multiple motorcycle forums over the last 10+ years and this forum seems to be one of the least active ones i have been on.
Is this based on the amount of MV bikes actually out there, people who spend time on forums, or possibly the general lack of knowledge on these bikes, or just not interested in answering questions or modding these bikes and feedback on doing so?
Hell maybe something else entirely, could explain it.

Just curious on a rainy day.

If we have a resident expert that is still active who might that be?
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I think it is a combination of F3 not being as popular as other bikes and the way the forums are broken down into different groups.
Lots of information on here already and solutions to the most common problems.
There are many members who can be considered the resident expert.
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Perhaps instead of divvying the triples by model, a "tre pistoni" forum might have been a more helpful move, at least until more have sold. The sprag, mapping, and throttle issues (amongst others) seem to be shared. This is based on my very limited knowledge of the 3 series.

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Most MV owners are not the kind to wrench themselves. So, to the dealer the bike goes.

Forums are more for the DIY crowd.... and when it comes to that there is a shortage of information compared to other forums. The bike is rare and info from Italy is limited.

But take a look at the pictures section... lots of pics!
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You will find a lot of activity in the 4 Cylinder section. When the 3 Cylinders emerged, it brought in a different group of owners. This group of owners is more like the Millennials as they don't seem to seek out how to do things but rather who can give them a fix or who to blame for something not working.

I'm an Old F*ck....I have 4's and 3's and now a vintage single. I read, and wrench, and fix things. My hands work with tools. That is lost in the newer generations.

If there isn't "an app for that", then it's too hard.

Back to the subject: Modding an MV is a craftsman's job. As a boutique manufacturer, there is little incentive for aftermarket companies to produce product for a very limited line of bikes. hence, there is little available and it is hard to find.

Tuning an MV is an adventure. It takes proprietary software and skills and it's expensive. MV went through several iterations of Electronic Control over the years and it is dealers who have kept up with it all. Certain tuners have mastered some of the ECU programming, but no aftermarket guru exists for all.

Perhaps you should spend some time and become the expert you seek?

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Perhaps the fact that the 3 cyl bikes are relatively new creations, many still under warranty, has something to do with it also?




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The modern 3 cylinder was introduced in 2011.

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Hey! I take offense to that
I am an old f*ck with a F3 but plan on getting a new generation F4 when released. I love working on my motorcycle but like @Eljono mentioned if it is a warranty issue I'll let the dealer handle it.
I would have loved to replace my own engine but I doubt MV would have handed me the new engine
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@Angelo-MV: I hear you brother and I agree. Warrantee work goes to the dealer. Most other work goes on in my garage.

I freely admit I know less about my 2015 Brutale 800R than any other bike in my garage.

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I could make the workshop manuals act as an "app" to help the younger crowd get their hands dirty
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