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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Fuel fun V-Loss

Got the message since the 15 000 km service.


Fed up, after a while, I went to the dealer
The stea^H^H^Hdealer kept the TV for a full day, ran the diag test.


After testing: "This message comes from a faulty fuel sensor".


-"The Lusso has a fuel gauge.
You sure your TV had a fuel level gauge to start with?
the masking tape is there for a reason."


"Ok we fill a warranty claim"
two weeks later: "Warranty accepted".



"Fuel thingie part isn't available. This can't be fixed".


For 5 000 km now I have no more reserve light.
No way to figure out how much gas is left in the tank.


Been told to watch the distance and then fill er up when it shows about 300 km
from last tank.
The TV is a peaceful vehicle but mileage varies a lot 'cause the TV can go slow or very slow.


Dipping a long barked bent twig in the tank is a more useful fix.


MV Agusta customer care cares.
I inquired about the error they soon mailed back
"Dont try to fix it. Go to your dealer"
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 08:40 AM
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Known warranty problem with fuel sender. Dealer should order part number 8000B9950 Fuel Probe sender. If back ordered make the dealer show you that he has ordered it for you. Go to a different dealer. Last resort you may find it on ebay.
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Known warranty problem …
Good to know!
Thanks for the part number and all that.
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… Go to a different dealer…
That's where some of the fun kicked in.
-"Why not ask the dealer that sold you the bike?"
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… Last resort ...
No reserve light transmogrified this Turislow in an Adventure bike.
Figured I like adventure bikes,
but not bloated overweight adventure bike with puny scrawny engine
and factory parts made of pure chinese unobtainum that could drain a king's ransom and a saint's patience.

Last resort, tuesday gonna be 6 weeks since all fun began.
The dealer, the fun loving neanderthal of MV Agusta Customer Care fix the annoyance.
Or the annoyance and the contraption around it go.

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Got the message since the 15 000 km service.


Fed up, after a while, I went to the dealer
The stea^H^H^Hdealer kept the TV for a full day, ran the diag test.


After testing: "This message comes from a faulty fuel sensor".


-"The Lusso has a fuel gauge.
You sure your TV had a fuel level gauge to start with?
the masking tape is there for a reason."


"Ok we fill a warranty claim"
two weeks later: "Warranty accepted".



"Fuel thingie part isn't available. This can't be fixed".


For 5 000 km now I have no more reserve light.
No way to figure out how much gas is left in the tank.


Been told to watch the distance and then fill er up when it shows about 300 km
from last tank.
The TV is a peaceful vehicle but mileage varies a lot 'cause the TV can go slow or very slow.


Dipping a long barked bent twig in the tank is a more useful fix.


MV Agusta customer care cares.
I inquired about the error they soon mailed back
"Dont try to fix it. Go to your dealer"
The first time I saw this error message was about 2500 km. At this stage, generally appears after about 100 km of rides within the day, when the tank is still about 3/4 full (generally starting riding days with a full tank). When the level starts blinking with the error message displayed, I generally have my next indication of the fuel level for few minutes after the lunch or the next day. I really suspect a soldering issue within this f*ing thermistor. Ordered a new one, but it is out of inventory for the time being. However, mid July they produce a batch of TV in the factory, so there is fair chances they have some back in inventory in the next few weeks: Hope!

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Unhappy A fuel gauge made of hen's teeth

This error message is stuck for good on my dash.
Won't go away since 5 000 km (3 000 miles for the rest of the world)
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...Ordered a new one, but it is out of inventory for the time being.
BTDT 'twas 6 weeks ago!

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...However, mid July they produce a batch of TV in the factory, so there is fair chances they have some back in inventory in the next few weeks: Hope!
Heard this one, but wasn't Bastille Day, (precise year not given) the exact wording was italian for "when pigs fly".

MV Agusta and dealer are good with pig and poke.
But for creativity in contortionist rigmarole they are olympic class.


One you might not have heard:
-"The guy in charge at MV Scare Stories Shelf, was on vacation. He's back."
-"Great! Then you'll get MY order!"
-"NoOoO ... guy's swamped in orders. Hasn't got to your fuel sensor yet."


Big bad very bad backlog 'twas ... 2 weeks ago.

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This error message is stuck for good on my dash.
Won't go away since 5 000 km (3 000 miles for the rest of the world)BTDT 'twas 6 weeks ago!

Heard this one, but wasn't Bastille Day, (precise year not given) the exact wording was italian for "when pigs fly".

MV Agusta and dealer are good with pig and poke.
But for creativity in contortionist rigmarole they are olympic class.


One you might not have heard:
-"The guy in charge at MV Scare Stories Shelf, was on vacation. He's back."
-"Great! Then you'll get MY order!"
-"NoOoO ... guy's swamped in orders. Hasn't got to your fuel sensor yet."


Big bad very bad backlog 'twas ... 2 weeks ago.
You may consider/try changing dealer… or not (I guess there is none other in a circle of 300 km around).

Not all dealer are like that. Some have inventory with the usual defective items… Problem for those is when multiple owners get the same issue at the same time… Now, saying that, I suspect none of them will try to check the item to try to fix it. My plan is basically to get my sensor changed and get the faulty part back home to inspect it and try to identify the root cause of this f* issue (my bike is no more under warranty). We'll see...

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You may consider/try changing dealer…

Not all dealer are like that....
Very true.


This dealer sold exactly ONE (1) TV: mine.
Doddering unsteady old retirees are thick on the ground around here, but this dealer didn't hook one single mark for his other TV; a Lusso.


This Lusso is my loaner bike if my TV is in the shop.


One afternoon for the service at 600miles and a whooping 148€
Another day for the service at 9000 miles that set me back 237€
And last time, a full day to figure out what the error message on the dash was.
No cash changed hands this last time.

The three times rode the Lusso at no charge for the day.

Can find cheaper and better dealer and service, but not closeby.

The TV is abstemious as a camel, uses very little gas.
Even less gas nowadays methink.

For 6 months and 12 000 miles of use
that's the grand total of service fees.
Plus two set of tires, from another dealer that only does tires.
Guy had a short pained look at the TV and flung the cheapest pair from the shelf.

The TV has performed slow, very slow, but flawlessly up to now.

Still does.
The fuel gauge thing that can't be fixed being the first and only fly in this ointment.

For a post-mortem on a dead fuel gauge;
This is an unadulterated MV Agusta Customer Care statement:

-"Mv Agusta in this case advise you to replace the component instead than try to fix it."

Wise advise.

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Mine is is under warranty and has not been received since I inquired two months ago from Motorcycles of Charlotte.

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....since I inquired two months ago form Motorcycles of Charlotte.
If it's first in line, first served, you'll get yours before I get mine.

I trusted (doveryay in russian) the Bastille day deadline for getting a new fuel gauge.
This being a saturday this year, anybody but a simpleton would spell: fishy.

So I asked (proveryay in russian) again.
Got a precise answer this afternoon.

Previous "answer" was wrong.
The release of a new fuel gauge is now slated for the 20th of July.

S'pose I'll be wearing my new '18 Myrtle Beach Bike Week T-Shirt long before the TV gets a working fuel gauge.

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Wink Warranty & TV

MV has extended the warranty of the last bikes to 3 years.

My TV, about one year old is still covered by the 2 yrs previous scheme.
But replacing a dead fuel gauge MV warranty proves hard.
Part not available from MV Varese.

Found and bought one used fuel gauge on fleabay in Sedona, AZ from 2wheelmd.
"Excellent condition, tested and fully functional guaranteed!"

This fuel gauge flew across the US and the Atlantic in four days.
2 more weeks to trek the last 280 miles.
Bi-turbo wheelbarrow delivery I suppose.

A day at the stea^H^H^H^Hdealer to replace the old dead item with the previously owned AZ import.
No cash changed hand for the replacement work.
Fuel tank has to be taken off the bike.

All is covered by the famous MV warranty.

AZ Fuel gauge works good.

No more annoying error msg.
Shows the fuel level. Reserve light is back.

Forza 2wheelmd Sedona, AZ!

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