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AlienResidents 10-01-2019 04:09 AM

New MV Agusta F3 800 RC owner...
 
Hiyas!

From Melbourne, Australia. 161/500 is my F3 800 RC badge. Had it for 512KM (week or so), and loving it.

That throaty 3 cylinder pre-RC fitment is great! Like, I just can't get enough of it. Very much looking forward to the full kit at first service.

Rode it home on day 1 on wet roads and new tyres, and rain mode was nice, but I prefer the excitement of knowing the bike a bit better to correct out those sudden losses of traction. However, new front tyres are where I draw the line for nice and slowly controlled corners, and braking while wet, and mostly dry.

Had my 1st bike ages ago (42 now) at 7, and while a nice little 2-stroke dirt bike, it still thrilled me for the little Honda it was (no idea the model). Started with 3-wheelers, both Yamaha and Honda. Now after 10's of thousands of track KMs, and much more road KMs, I figured MV was the way forward, especially with the limited global runs for the F3 800 RC.

Ciao!

Pablotv 10-01-2019 04:18 AM

Polaroids plz Mr Alien👍🏍️

Black_Gold_Saw 10-01-2019 06:39 AM

Hello and welcome,

Good to see another rider have balls to ride new tyres in wet condition :D

Changed my tyres last week and ride back home was wet/damp.
Once you've ridden in seriously wet conditions you know how much grip motorcycle tyres really have :)

My very first riding lesson on a motorcycle started in rain, and increased heavily into a thunderstorm over a 50 minute period.
Soaking wet roads...and gear haha. Freezing cold hands.
10 minutes after ride was done, it turned back to normal rain. Coudnt have a more better first ride if you ask me.
Immediately learned how to be smooth with controls.

Anyways, upload some pictures of your bike(s). We would love to see it.
Just drag photos from the folder they're in to underneath the quick reply box.

esq'z me 10-01-2019 07:01 AM

Welcome to the family !!!

Small Honda 2-stroke for a 7 year old had to be a MR50..... Honda didn't build many 2-strokes other than the motocrossers...and I'm sure a 7 year old wasn't on a CR !!

Dariete 10-01-2019 10:29 AM

Congrats and welcome!! Please, post a pic of that beauty!!

Enjoy it!

Ago-daza 10-02-2019 11:33 AM

Welcome

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 08:03 PM

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She is in the shop getting her first 1000KM service.

These are the original photos I took while she sat in my garage on a nice sunny day. The one from inside is dark, and I tried to modify it to make it a bit more, uhm, light and pretty, and I'll throw those modified photos in the next post.


Chris-

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 08:04 PM

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My modified photos, so, uhm, yeah. The best of my Google photos-fu.


Chris-

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 08:54 PM

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Forgot the front view!

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 09:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by esq'z me (Post 2602155)
Welcome to the family !!!

Small Honda 2-stroke for a 7 year old had to be a MR50..... Honda didn't build many 2-strokes other than the motocrossers...and I'm sure a 7 year old wasn't on a CR !!

My dad said he thought it was a 200r, or a 125 something, but he couldn't remember exactly, but it was that style.



Oh yeah, definitely dirt bikes! We lived in a place called Hobart Bay, Alaska USA. Nothing but dirt roads there.


Also had one of those super heavy fat tire beasts, which from memory was also a honda, but built like a tank, or at least how I remember. I tried to find one on google, but the motra, and CCs were the closest, and in fairness could very well possibly be the motra, but I remember more bar frame, but close enough.


Nothing but off-road fun there, and lots of beach and quarry racing on the 3-wheelers and dirt bikes, from what I remember. The image attached is from the Oregon Sand Dunes, and like early 1980's.

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dariete (Post 2602185)
Congrats and welcome!! Please, post a pic of that beauty!!

Enjoy it!


Posted a few :)

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black_Gold_Saw (Post 2602145)
Hello and welcome,

Good to see another rider have balls to ride new tyres in wet condition :D

Changed my tyres last week and ride back home was wet/damp.
Once you've ridden in seriously wet conditions you know how much grip motorcycle tyres really have :)

My very first riding lesson on a motorcycle started in rain, and increased heavily into a thunderstorm over a 50 minute period.
Soaking wet roads...and gear haha. Freezing cold hands.
10 minutes after ride was done, it turned back to normal rain. Coudnt have a more better first ride if you ask me.
Immediately learned how to be smooth with controls.

Anyways, upload some pictures of your bike(s). We would love to see it.
Just drag photos from the folder they're in to underneath the quick reply box.


Yeah I like the edge of things, so I tend to try to stay on all edges I can find :) Sometimes I go over the edge, sometimes I have enough margin, but I'm right up against it normally.


I've uploaded some pics now. I also have some (the same ones as in this post) in my garage too, however that works.




Chris-

AlienResidents 10-16-2019 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pablotv (Post 2602131)
Polaroids plz Mr Alien👍🏍️


Done! Uploaded for ya :)


Chris-

Pablotv 10-16-2019 11:33 PM

Noiccee😁

Surfer Dave 10-17-2019 04:04 AM

Welcome from West Oz!
I took the 2017 F3 800 RC for a test ride early last year, very easy and smooth the ride, good choice.
Tomorrow I pick up my 2005 F4 from the workshop, hopefully the oil leaks are fixed, and I can plan on a track day in the near future.

Black_Gold_Saw 10-17-2019 05:26 AM

Very nice bike :D

Tail tidy time!!

gotfolk 10-17-2019 08:37 AM

Welcome to the forum!!

jdgun 10-17-2019 11:15 AM

Welcome and nice ride!

Any chance you could answer question i have about the upper fairing sticker? Is the number board, the green, mv agusta and number all printed on the same sticker or multiple stickers?

sajmani 10-18-2019 01:02 PM

Congratulations @AlienResidents. Share your riding experience with the F3800RC. I am also looking to get one. Would be worth to get your opinion.

Welcome to the club.

cris992004 10-19-2019 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienResidents (Post 2602127)
Hiyas!

From Melbourne, Australia. 161/500 is my F3 800 RC badge. Had it for 512KM (week or so), and loving it.

That throaty 3 cylinder pre-RC fitment is great! Like, I just can't get enough of it. Very much looking forward to the full kit at first service.

Rode it home on day 1 on wet roads and new tyres, and rain mode was nice, but I prefer the excitement of knowing the bike a bit better to correct out those sudden losses of traction. However, new front tyres are where I draw the line for nice and slowly controlled corners, and braking while wet, and mostly dry.

Had my 1st bike ages ago (42 now) at 7, and while a nice little 2-stroke dirt bike, it still thrilled me for the little Honda it was (no idea the model). Started with 3-wheelers, both Yamaha and Honda. Now after 10's of thousands of track KMs, and much more road KMs, I figured MV was the way forward, especially with the limited global runs for the F3 800 RC.

Ciao!

Welcome from Argentina

Enviado desde mi SM-G950F mediante Tapatalk

Chuckles2Wheels 10-22-2019 10:21 PM

Wow, that bike must make every ride, a knee down type of ride. haha

AlienResidents 10-22-2019 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdgun (Post 2605145)
Welcome and nice ride!

Any chance you could answer question i have about the upper fairing sticker? Is the number board, the green, mv agusta and number all printed on the same sticker or multiple stickers?


Thanks! She's in the shop at the moment for her first service, and to fix the coolant temperature sensor.


The stickers, from what I can tell are all individual, and under the clear coat of paint, so you can't really take them off without destroying the paint, and subsequently getting a new paint job.




Chris-

AlienResidents 10-23-2019 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckles2Wheels (Post 2605831)
Wow, that bike must make every ride, a knee down type of ride. haha


Yeah that's kinda how I think of it too :) Now that she is getting her first service, she'll be a bit more fun to ride I reckon :)

AlienResidents 10-23-2019 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sajmani (Post 2605287)
Congratulations @AlienResidents. Share your riding experience with the F3800RC. I am also looking to get one. Would be worth to get your opinion.

Welcome to the club.


I am pretty happy with the purchase. The RC version comes with a nice box full of goodies, which you can see here (not my video), . There has been 1 thing go wrong already, and that was from day 1, on the ride home.


The H20 (not capital o, but zero) sensor, coolant temperature (vapor?) sensor was bad, and not turning the fan on, and threw a bit "MALFUNCTION" all over the dash. I brought the bike back the next day and they just flashed the ECU for fixing the H20 problem. I figured that was a weird way to "fix" a sensor, but hey what did I know. Anyway, that did not fix the issue, and I decided to keep riding it, and at one point the coolant became to hot and pissed out the overflow (as designed), so at that point it was ready for first service, so I took the bike in. The bike would also shutoff during this time due to pulling in the clutch while coming up to traffic lights, or parking etc., and that is a big no no as a serious safety issue, and severe enough in Australia to make them buy back the bike if I wanted (I did not want that!). She is in the shop getting that worked on right now, so hopefully the new H20 sensor will work flawlessly, and the pretty parts from the box in that video above are installed, and moar power!



After reading a few articles here on the forum about faulty H20 sensors, that seems to be the norm for service centers to not want to warranty the part, but yet flashing the ECU seems to be the norm.


If you're into performance bikes, and if you love the sweet sweet sound of a 3-cylinder motorcycle engine, which to me is like a diesel engine, and a v-twin had a baby, then get one!


It is super fun to ride, you should be an experienced rider, in my opinion because it doesn't come with a steering damper, and if you're a rider like me, the front *will* come up, so if that scares you, then don't buy it.


Never had a bike with ABS, or TC (traction control), and it's already kicked in a few times under heavy braking where I wanted the bike to brake that hard. So being able to customise the TC settings was perfect for me! Normally I am happy to slide both tires around corners, or wiggle the rear end a bit under heavy braking, but this bike sometimes decides differently, so I am still getting used to that aspect of it.

AlienResidents 10-23-2019 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black_Gold_Saw (Post 2605101)
Very nice bike :D

Tail tidy time!!


Indeed! getting that taken care of as I type this as the bike is in for it's first service, and to fix a faulty H20 sensor.

sajmani 10-25-2019 10:05 AM

Wow. Thanks for the update. I am having similar issues with my F4 where the coolant will heat up, the fan will be late to come on and it will go into suspension malfunction and cut the engine. I have had this issue riding at 25mph, 50mph and even above 100mph. It seemed like stupid stuff where the bike will start leaking coolant from the reservoir. I have not tried getting the H20 sensor fixed.
I will try that. And yes have always been fascinated with the MV's. I am definitely looking to get one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienResidents (Post 2606037)
I am pretty happy with the purchase. The RC version comes with a nice box full of goodies, which you can see here (not my video), https://youtu.be/Y9fTsQpsUXk?t=40. There has been 1 thing go wrong already, and that was from day 1, on the ride home.


The H20 (not capital o, but zero) sensor, coolant temperature (vapor?) sensor was bad, and not turning the fan on, and threw a bit "MALFUNCTION" all over the dash. I brought the bike back the next day and they just flashed the ECU for fixing the H20 problem. I figured that was a weird way to "fix" a sensor, but hey what did I know. Anyway, that did not fix the issue, and I decided to keep riding it, and at one point the coolant became to hot and pissed out the overflow (as designed), so at that point it was ready for first service, so I took the bike in. The bike would also shutoff during this time due to pulling in the clutch while coming up to traffic lights, or parking etc., and that is a big no no as a serious safety issue, and severe enough in Australia to make them buy back the bike if I wanted (I did not want that!). She is in the shop getting that worked on right now, so hopefully the new H20 sensor will work flawlessly, and the pretty parts from the box in that video above are installed, and moar power!



After reading a few articles here on the forum about faulty H20 sensors, that seems to be the norm for service centers to not want to warranty the part, but yet flashing the ECU seems to be the norm.


If you're into performance bikes, and if you love the sweet sweet sound of a 3-cylinder motorcycle engine, which to me is like a diesel engine, and a v-twin had a baby, then get one!


It is super fun to ride, you should be an experienced rider, in my opinion because it doesn't come with a steering damper, and if you're a rider like me, the front *will* come up, so if that scares you, then don't buy it.


Never had a bike with ABS, or TC (traction control), and it's already kicked in a few times under heavy braking where I wanted the bike to brake that hard. So being able to customise the TC settings was perfect for me! Normally I am happy to slide both tires around corners, or wiggle the rear end a bit under heavy braking, but this bike sometimes decides differently, so I am still getting used to that aspect of it.


number2 10-25-2019 12:13 PM

what is the horsepower rating for the bike

AlienResidents 10-25-2019 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by number2 (Post 2606353)
what is the horsepower rating for the bike


The website quotes 153hp, and I haven't had it on a dyno to find out the actual numbers yet.

jaramharamharam 10-27-2019 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienResidents (Post 2605049)
Forgot the front view!

Stunner!

spindoctor 11-11-2019 05:55 AM

New to forum F3 800 owner here.. sorry if this is the wrong thread, but has anyone any experience of repacking the tail light brake light with an LED set ?

[email protected] 11-11-2019 06:13 AM

Welcome to the family . You have a bike that is not only visually stunning but even more important a top tier performance bike.

AlienResidents 11-21-2019 02:29 AM

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New look! Finally have the RC components installed!
Pillion pegs gone, pillion seat gone, heavy stock exhaust gone, lighter and louder exhaust installed, racing ECU installed, adjustable levers installed, tail tidy, and rearsets installed.
I think I might swap out the chain for a plain chain so I can use a scott oiler for auto oiling. The spray stuff isn't for me, I prefer using oil for my chain lube.

Pablotv 11-21-2019 03:44 AM

Lovely Jubbly I wish they made a seat cowl for the TV....


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