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A couple of Stradale questions

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I'm going to look at one of these this weekend. Very low miles, 2015 model in white, for a really good price.

However, looking at the photos it appears to have the dash from a Rivale. There's no fuel gauge to the left hand side. I was led to believe all Stradales had a fuel gauge? Seems odd, if not, but the seller doesn't seem to know anything about this.

My other question is, how easy are these bikes to work on? I'll be coming from a 1st generation Multistrada which is an absolute pain to work on, so i really want to be assured this bike has been put together in a manner which makes it easy to maintain.

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Went to look at it today, seemed in really great condition!

Does nobody have any thoughts on my above question?

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Does nobody have any thoughts on my above question?
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Fuel gauge was present on my 2015 Stradale but not plugged to the dash.

Depends what you mean by working on it.

For scheduled service let the dealer do the job.

Warranty covered the rear hub that got chewed up by the sprocket holder.
'Twas the only severe mechanical trouble for about 20 000 miles in less than 2 years.

The Stradale is very well built and durable.

But

I had to change the warped brake rotors (not covered by warranty).

The blinker got water sloshing inside. Punched a small hole at the lowest point.
Problem solved.

The Stradale has 4 taillights 2 of them on the panniers 2 on the bike.
In case of failure -it happens- swapping the lights would be a smart move.
No joy, they have different connectors!
In order to replace the failing part you'll have to rip the connector off the working unit!
And claim warranty for the dead light with dangling wires and stripped plug.

The hydraulic clutch receiver switch, same as the TV, will fail.
Bad karma!
The Stradale, unlike the TV, won't start even in neutral if the clutch isn't engaged.

The clutch receiver (espensive part) is easily replaced and covered by warranty.
Clutch needs bleeding after getting the new part.
If the wrench has two left hands with five thumbs each
just a bubble forgotten in the pressure switch and the new receiver will soon fail
again

Apart from those teething troubles The Stradale is agile, fast and fun.
Also surprisingly practical with the soft bags.

Good choice TruffleShuffle

Beautiful design too



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Thanks Arcimboldo!

I've checked with a MV dealer near to me and they have confirmed that no Stradales they came across in the UK had a dash with a fuel gauge on it. So maybe it was only Stradales across the pond that got it? It's not a deal breaker, I'll just have to get used to counting the trip again!

The dealer also recommended bringing it in asap after it's been purchased to get the latest ECU updates, to address any issues that could potentially cause a part failing, such as the sprag.

Hopefully I'll be buying it in the next couple of weeks!
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I've checked with a MV dealer near to me and they have confirmed that no Stradales they came across in the UK had a dash with a fuel gauge on it.

You might want to think about finding a better MV dealer then? Stradale should have a fuel gauge, mine did. It was lauded by the press on release about it being the first MV Agusta with one so I would have thought a dealer would know that, although seeing as MV only sold about 10 to the UK theres a fair chance your dealers never seen/worked on one, Who is it?

Suspect maybe there was an issue with the dash on the one your looking at and they couldn't get a Stradale one so fitted a Rivale instead?
You could find you'll have other issues in that case as the Stradale had a heated grips option, not that the one your looking at probably has them but might be an issue to retro fit if its the wrong dash? Gets me thinking, don't want to be all doom and gloom but maybe its a crashed Stradale thats been fixed up with Rivale parts, there are certainly more of those available?

Great fun to ride, impressive spec and fast, used to annoy the shit out of super bike riders on twisty B roads, you'd see them checking their mirrors and i'd be like "yep, still here"

Note that when MV were going bust (restructuring) they sold off all their stock cheap to dealers prepared to buy them so they were flogging them off £9k new last year, £2500 off RRP. Used dealer prices are around the £7k mark.

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A couple of Stradale questions

Oh also, if the dash has been changed then the odometer will be wrong as the mileage is stored on the dash.

Not sure about working on them as I only had mine for 1500 miles so it only had its first 600mile service done at the dealers, but common failing issues were the indicators due to water ingress, quickshifter faults again water ingress.
Spray clutch failures (mine was replaced at 1200 miles) Throttle sensor errors which results in a ďgas position errorĒ and the bike shuts down, by all accounts cured by replacing the handlebar throttle assembly, my local dealer just insisted firmware updates were the fix, after the third time I gave up and got rid of it.

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I was lent a Stradale whilst my Rivale was in for service and it definitely had a fuel gauge.



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I've checked with a MV dealer near to me and they have confirmed that no Stradales they came across in the UK had a dash with a fuel gauge on it.

You might want to think about finding a better MV dealer then? Stradale should have a fuel gauge, mine did. It was lauded by the press on release about it being the first MV Agusta with one so I would have thought a dealer would know that, although seeing as MV only sold about 10 to the UK theres a fair chance your dealers never seen/worked on one, Who is it?

Suspect maybe there was an issue with the dash on the one your looking at and they couldn't get a Stradale one so fitted a Rivale instead?
You could find you'll have other issues in that case as the Stradale had a heated grips option, not that the one your looking at probably has them but might be an issue to retro fit if its the wrong dash? Gets me thinking, don't want to be all doom and gloom but maybe its a crashed Stradale thats been fixed up with Rivale parts, there are certainly more of those available?

Great fun to ride, impressive spec and fast, used to annoy the shit out of super bike riders on twisty B roads, you'd see them checking their mirrors and i'd be like "yep, still here" <img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

Note that when MV were going bust (restructuring) they sold off all their stock cheap to dealers prepared to buy them so they were flogging them off £9k new last year, £2500 off RRP. Used dealer prices are around the £7k mark.
hi Ackers, I rang Moto Corsa in Salisbury. To be fair I was chatting to the workshop manager, but he was pretty sure he'd not seen one with a fuel gauge before. Interestingly, I was watching the bike show review on YouTube and that bike didn't have a fuel gauge either! Maybe mv had a shortage of dashes when they are making the bike and just used a rivale dash here and there to make up numbers? The service record doesnt state a dash change at any point.

The bike was initially a dealer demo bike until the dealer went bust and they sold it on to another dealer in Newcastle (funnily enough the original advert is here with the dash showing at 500 miles http://www.motorcyclesupermarket.com...n-Tyne-6387377) which is where the seller bought it and then only put another 500 miles on it.

Seems legit to me.

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Seems legit to me.
You bet!

Got my MY15 Stradale out of the crate at the dealer.
The dash still had his protection film.

The fuel gauge in the tank wasn't plugged anywhere.
Wasn't even a spare connector on the wiring loom near the fuel gauge.

So it is very unlikely that the dealer hot swapped the dash ***AND*** the wiring loom with similar items from a Rivale before the delivery.
They weren't that handy.
Even bolted the handguards on the wrong ends of the handlebars!

BTW the fuel gauge on my TV is plugged to the wiring
and shows on the dashboard.

Since the 10 000 miles service instead of the fuel level
the dashboard shows an error message making the indicator useless.

The Stradale has the killer racy look of the Rivale.

But the Stradale frame, engine, gearing and ECU are the blueprints for the Turismo Veloce.
'Xcept the Stradale is about 40 pounds lighter than the TV and has no slipper clutch.

With the Rivale seat,
the original Stradale seat being for mightily strange bottomed peoples,
the Stradale is fast and nimble.
A whole lot more capable and agile than the old fart ride the TV is.

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hi Ackers, I rang Moto Corsa in Salisbury. To be fair I was chatting to the workshop manager, but he was pretty sure he'd not seen one with a fuel gauge before.


Well heíd definitely seen one........mine
Mine too was a dealer ex demo, a March Ď15 bike with 15 miles on it, dealer had it in for a year and no one rode it, it came from MV Leicester, again another MV dealer who went bust. Paid £9k for it delivered down to Bournemouth and he gave me a very favourable exchange for my Brutale 800 so I was happy, glad Iíd not paid £11,500 for one a few months earlier and like I said, Bennettís in Barnsley were knocking them out for £9 brand new a few months later, hey-ho.

Agree about the seat, the sculptured profile of it wonít suit all, was ok for me though as Iím a bit of a short arse at 5í9Ē but can understand taller riders feeling cramped with it.

An absolute weapon, youíll love it as long as it behaves itself reliability wise. I chopped mine in because of the throttle issue and not feeling I was being taken seriously, that and the warranty had run out and would be relying on MVís to fix an issue which started when the bike was under warranty but still not fixed, feedback from MotoCorsa wasnít exactly filling me with confidence and so I went back to Kawasaki, not as much fun to ride but happier Iíve got a bike that wonít shut down just as Iím trying to overtake!

Thatís certainly the best colour

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