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My electrical problems have come to an end . The bike is dead ,wont start. Electrician says its the fuel pump relay.
To get this fixed out of warranty with out spending US$650. I need evidence that MV were replacing them in and out of warranty..

Also understand MV had ceased production in Dec. Maybe thats why we were not getting anything fixed. ...Just hope someone can give me some evidence here.
 

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Mine was replaced in June, warranty was up in March, but the bike had been there since March too. Let me know what you need.
 

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Still awaiting new one myself? They better start answering some questions! I have never seen a company be so absent or not willing to speak from the top, its all been through the clueless importer. I am getting short on patients.
 

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I don't understand. They want to charge you $650 for a fuel pump relay? Or did the ecu or power unit damage your fuel pump relay? If all you need is a relay to get you going until your warranty claim is settled, I probably have one.

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Still awaiting new one myself? They better start answering some questions! I have never seen a company be so absent or not willing to speak from the top, its all been through the clueless importer. I am getting short on patients.
SORRY misread thread didn't see it pertained to fuel pump? But I am still awaiting my CDI! SORRY AGAIN:confused:
 

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I don't understand. They want to charge you $650 for a fuel pump relay? Or did the ecu or power unit damage your fuel pump relay? If all you need is a relay to get you going until your warranty claim is settled, I probably have one.

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The relay is in the power supply unit, and can't be replaced. The whole unit has to be replaced. Usually its a simple $10 replacement part. :wtf:
 

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Hi Kiwidoc -

When you say it is dead / won't start; do you mean that when you turn the key to 'on' there is no power at all? Or, do you mean you get power and pressing the start button doesn't start it?

I'm trying to fix my own gremlin at the moment (you have posted on that thread). My problem is only intermittent at the moment but there is no power when I turn the key to on. Then after a few minutes it will 'magically' get power again. Only after long rides though. Usually when the bike gets real hot.

Did they give you any idea on time to get the replacement? From what I have heard people are waiting months. Hell, I work at an electrical company with both computer and electrical engineers. I think we could design something and have it prototyped faster than the part turn around time.

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SORRY misread thread didn't see it pertained to fuel pump? But I am still awaiting my CDI! SORRY AGAIN:confused:
WELL OK now you show pictures! That is what I'm awaiting myself and have no date given as for when it will be in???? Had one replaced last year and according to a picture FBF sent for my shop to reference I supposedly have a BAD new one. MV had a defective batch of new ones??
 

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Hi Kiwidoc -

When you say it is dead / won't start; do you mean that when you turn the key to 'on' there is no power at all? Or, do you mean you get power and pressing the start button doesn't start it?

I'm trying to fix my own gremlin at the moment (you have posted on that thread). My problem is only intermittent at the moment but there is no power when I turn the key to on. Then after a few minutes it will 'magically' get power again. Only after long rides though. Usually when the bike gets real hot.

Did they give you any idea on time to get the replacement? From what I have heard people are waiting months. Hell, I work at an electrical company with both computer and electrical engineers. I think we could design something and have it prototyped faster than the part turn around time.

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Everything is fine when you turn the key on it goes through the normal checks. Press the starter nothing. Electrician has checked all the usual , side stand switch, clutch lever switch, kill switch type issues . He has a lot of experience with "Italian electrics" he reckons "Lucas" use to be the "Prince of darkness". He believes its the starter relay, also thinks there is a fault with the Latch relay.

Been told by Dealer they have a new Power supply unit avail in 2-3 days for US$650. Would go this route if its not covered under warranty. Basically no other choice is there. But only buy a new upgraded one , don't want the same problems in another year or two.

Problems I've had in the last year have been

With no key in ignition lock.
Indicators trying to go in a ghost sort of flash
Headlight on hours after bike turned off
Headlight remaining on


While riding bike
High beam light flashing
No lights at all at 3am in the morning on the way to work.
Engine cutting out, started getting worse. Usually at the worst possible moment.
And the mainly recent problem unable to turn engine off without disconnecting battery.

All these problems happened before the warranty expired. Mechanic never found a problem when it was in for service. He has now closed shop.

:jsm: :stickpoke :drummer: :cross:

Thinking of getting a F4 secondhand just to ride twice a year cos I have always liked them and just use the MV as a garage ornament. And go back to a Harley cos all the Chrome always got me home.
 

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Been told by Dealer they have a new Power supply unit avail in 2-3 days for US$650.

All these problems happened before the warranty expired. Mechanic never found a problem when it was in for service. He has now closed shop.

:jsm: :stickpoke :drummer: :cross:

Thinking of getting a F4 secondhand just to ride twice a year cos I have always liked them and just use the MV as a garage ornament. And go back to a Harley cos all the Chrome always got me home.[/QUOTE]





Don't buy one be a total ASS ACHE and get one under warranty! These pepperoni eating A-HOLES at the mother ship know this is a problem and should be helping everyone who has dealt with it! If you have documentation take it to another dealer or get on the blower with MV US and start being a dick. It sounds like a lot of MV owners on this site are pushovers it seams and have no balls to go after the ones accountable. Its as if they are to loyal an afraid to upset the KING?
 

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Givin up. Going to buy a PSU . Get it going and just polish it on nice days and buy a Harley. I want to ride .... :shitfan: not hope I get home.
 

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That's too bad; Maybe when MV comes out with new models they'll return to your neck of the woods :(

[what's a PSU?]
 

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Givin up. Going to buy a PSU . Get it going and just polish it on nice days and buy a Harley. I want to ride .... :shitfan: not hope I get home.
dude i hope it works for your bike my bike has had 3psu/cdi and a new wiring harness still stalls........good luck!!!!!
 

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I have had a similar problem with my 750 brutale where everything goes as per normal until I push the starter button .There was no power getting to the fuel pump as you couldn,t here it priming itself .I put it down to the fuel relay which is encased in the item in your photo.It should just be a matter of bypassing the fuel relay and wiring in an auxillary one to enable it to be easily replaced should it fail again .I havent had anymore probs with mine so have not bothered to try it as yet.I discovered water in the sheathing over the wiring leading to the item in your photo .This was due to someone waterblasting it so stripped it off to allow it to dry out.The water caused oxidation on all fuses which didn't help the situation and possible cold have been the cause?.Threw all the fuses away and cleaned up all the contact surfaces .So far so good.I guess if you have to have a garage ornament you couldn't get a more beautiful one .It Still pisses me off that out of the twenty bikes ive owned all costing way less then this its the only one thats ever let me down.
 
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