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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Working on your F3

Just a thread about working on you F3

Like most of us who like tinkering with their new toy, I have a few questions for the more advanced do it yourselfers.

Where is the battery?
Anyone know how to do a proper oil change?
How do you take the seat off?
How do you take off the rear tail fairings?
How do you reset the maintenance / oil change reminders after a maintenance that you perform yourself?

Usually the user's manual Has all this info. For some reason MV doesn't disclose this info. I guess this is how dealers make their money.

More importantly is there a service manual avail for purchase?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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Battery is under the tank wedged between engine and back of frame where rear shock is mounted.

Riders seat is held by one quarter turn fastener under the pillion seat. Takes a lot of force to pull the seat out.

Unless the maintenance count down is self resetting im unaware of a way to diy.

Rear panels are held by a heap of fasteners. But there are no tricks to getting it off.

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Agree on all but have question on torque of Oro rearsets.

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Just a thread about working on you F3

Like most of us who like tinkering with their new toy, I have a few questions for the more advanced do it yourselfers.

Where is the battery?
Anyone know how to do a proper oil change?
How do you take the seat off?
How do you take off the rear tail fairings?
How do you reset the maintenance / oil change reminders after a maintenance that you perform yourself?

Usually the user's manual Has all this info. For some reason MV doesn't disclose this info. I guess this is how dealers make their money.

More importantly is there a service manual avail for purchase?

Thanks in advance.
begarrett passed on how to get to the Dealer Menu: Hold the Set and Ok buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds then release. "Dealer Menu" will show in the display. One of the choices is to reset the service miles. This is also where switch from English to Metric units and vice versa.

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Hmmmm, I wonder if that dealer menu also displays info like ECU map # or last update date?

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Hmmmm, I wonder if that dealer menu also displays info like ECU map # or last update date?
Didn't see anything like that. It seems to cycle through only a couple of choices but there very well could be some more "secret" button combinations that will reveal more.

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I had my 920 brutale serviced at the weekend and the guy hadn't reset my service mileage . He held down both the set and ok buttons for ages and then pressed all sorts of secret combinations whilst he shielded the clocks so I couldn't see what they were displaying. He apologised for the delay as the F4 has a different secret combo and he was getting confused ! .
I guess the F3 and B3 will be the same .

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No...to see the latest ECU map you have to hook the bike up to a computer. My technician told me that MV is very secretive on the map settings because if a customer has a fueling concern they want them to have to bring the bike to the dealer so the dealer can call MV...that way they can track known issues and concerns with fueling. Just like all US bikes were supposed to come stock with the #46 map, even though there is a #47 out. MV just wants to know and track how many customers are really having fueling issues still and if map #47 really is fixing the prob. In my opinion, map #46 is ok, however throttle response is still a little sluggish at times. I wonder if putting in custom mode and putting throttle response on highest level will help or if that's already the setting in sport mode...Anybody know?!
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PS, can you get to the batt simply by removing the riders seat?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 10:17 AM
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you can't even see from under the seat !
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