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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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2014 B3 800 - Need buying advice

Currently own a 2006 910s B4.

Thinking of buying a 2014 B3 800 with 1000 miles.

After searching this forum for known issues, here is my list=

-sprag clutch

-gear position sensor

-leaking tank seam

-low rpm throttle response

-leaking sump gasket

-reseal throttle bodies

Are some of these issues covered under warranty by mv agusta ?
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Currently own a 2006 910s B4.

Thinking of buying a 2014 B3 800 with 1000 miles.

After searching this forum for known issues, here is my list=

-sprag clutch

-gear position sensor

-leaking tank seam

-low rpm throttle response

-leaking sump gasket

-reseal throttle bodies

Are some of these issues covered under warranty by mv agusta ?
They 'might' be covered pending a few variables.

1. Are you purchasing the bike from a registered MV Dealer - if not, then you wont get them covered.
2. If you're buying from the dealer, then ensure they correct the Sprag Clutch issue and check all the usual seal locations.

The other details are just tuning.

However, I would point you in the direction of the 800RR and not a standard B3.

Alternatively, source a B4 990R/1090RR - absolutely problem free having decades of development and maturity.

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They 'might' be covered pending a few variables.

1. Are you purchasing the bike from a registered MV Dealer - if not, then you wont get them covered.
2. If you're buying from the dealer, then ensure they correct the Sprag Clutch issue and check all the usual seal locations.

The other details are just tuning.

However, I would point you in the direction of the 800RR and not a standard B3.

Alternatively, source a B4 990R/1090RR - absolutely problem free having decades of development and maturity.

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It's not from a dealer but a private buyer.
I do have two dealers close to me but it might get real expensive fixing all of these items on my own.
The 800RR does look even better so I will start looking at that also.
Yes, I love the 1090's but want a triple because it handles so good.
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The 2014 I am looking at currently seems like a real good deal so don't want to pass it up just yet.

I went through my above list of issues and trying to decide how much they would cost if I tried to fix them myself.

-sprag clutch (disassemble transmission ?)

-gear position sensor (mechanical or electrical?)

-leaking tank seam (new tank is the only way to fix this)

-low rpm throttle response (adjust to normal mode)

-leaking sump gasket (already fixed this on my 910s so should be similar)

-reseal throttle bodies (unsure where to place the sealant)
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The 2014 I am looking at currently seems like a real good deal so don't want to pass it up just yet.

I went through my above list of issues and trying to decide how much they would cost if I tried to fix them myself.

-sprag clutch (disassemble transmission ?) Do not have to disassemble transmission or split cases. Not that hard.

-gear position sensor (mechanical or electrical?) Electrical...easy task

-leaking tank seam (new tank is the only way to fix this) 5 year/30,000 km emissions warranty

-low rpm throttle response (adjust to normal mode)

-leaking sump gasket (already fixed this on my 910s so should be similar) Maybe...if that's where the leak is....confirm the source with a powder test before you start fixing stuff

-reseal throttle bodies (unsure where to place the sealant) I'm not sure where this came from...reseal throttle bodies?? they mount to a rubber spigot on the head and into the air box.... what are you referring to?

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So overall a new fuel tank will be the most expensive issue if it occurs=
-leaking tank seam (new tank is the only way to fix this) 5 year/30,000 km emissions warranty

-reseal throttle bodies. I read somewhere that an mv dealer found a leak near the throttle bodies and applied some sealant to block it.
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Those are kind of one-off failures..... very few bikes have had leaking fuel tanks (internal tubes). Don't worry about every little problem that you read about...if you do you may as well not buy any motorcycle of any type.
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Fairly certain the issues aren’t affecting everyone. If anything I’d say the sprag clutch was and is the biggest issue with these bikes.
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Repeated problems I have experienced in last 5 yrs:

3 gear position harnesses (quickshift cannot determine 1st gear from neutral)
4 gas tanks (swelling/deforming and eventual leaking - DO NOT LET OLD GAS SIT IN TANK FOR MORE THAN A FEW WEEKS IF CONTAINS ETHANOL)
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