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Hi all, I am seriously considering joining your elite ranks & purchasing (what will surely be the first of many) an MV Agusta.

I'm currently looking at a beautiful 2007 model 910R Brutale, with minimal klm's on the clock; 3,600 klms to be exact.

I am about to purchase this through a non MV dealer & have some mild reservations - this is where hopefully you all come in.

This bike has been at the dealers' shop for a few months & according to them, has been sitting at the back of their workshop, unridden for the whole time.

The bike at present is running quite rough (it sounds like it may not be firing correctly on all cylinders), has trouble idleing and stalls if no rev's are held on the throttle.

Their explanation is that since it's been sitting unridden for a number of months (likely to be 5 - 8 months), the injectors are blocked by dried fuel & all that is needed is a clean & tune to get her running like new again.

Whilst this explanation sounds plausable, I wanted to ask your advice on whether this 'story' is plausable, or if it may indicate something more serious.

I guess another way to put it is, are there any known fueling issues that I should be aware of that could explain this issue?


I would appreciate any and all feedback and thoughts.
 

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Search stalling issues here and draw your own conclusions. One titled "cutting out" with over 400 posts.
 

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Hi all, I am seriously considering joining your elite ranks & purchasing (what will surely be the first of many) an MV Agusta.

I'm currently looking at a beautiful 2007 model 910R Brutale, with minimal klm's on the clock; 3,600 klms to be exact.

I am about to purchase this through a non MV dealer & have some mild reservations - this is where hopefully you all come in.

This bike has been at the dealers' shop for a few months & according to them, has been sitting at the back of their workshop, unridden for the whole time.

The bike at present is running quite rough (it sounds like it may not be firing correctly on all cylinders), has trouble idleing and stalls if no rev's are held on the throttle.

Their explanation is that since it's been sitting unridden for a number of months (likely to be 5 - 8 months), the injectors are blocked by dried fuel & all that is needed is a clean & tune to get her running like new again.

Whilst this explanation sounds plausable, I wanted to ask your advice on whether this 'story' is plausable, or if it may indicate something more serious.

I guess another way to put it is, are there any known fueling issues that I should be aware of that could explain this issue?


I would appreciate any and all feedback and thoughts.
Just got myself a low mileage 2007 910R in Jan from Gold Coast dealer, delivered i to me in Sydney. See earlier thread for report and details of long ride with it (Sydney to Emerald Beach an back) which was a breeze.
Best advice is take it to a mechanic who knows about those bikes - if the seller will let you - like Motorcycle Weaponry at Mona Vale.
When was the bike first registered? Any factory warranty left on it?
Good luck.
M
 

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Make them fixing the issues a contingency of the deal ... and make sure to get the full exhaust with the bike.
 

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Thanks guys for your feedback.
3M_TA3 , I was absolutely going to get them to place a couple of clauses about fixing it into the contract & am aware that they have to provide me with a legislated minimum 90 warranty on the bike anyway.

During this time, I was planning to get it checked out by an MV specialist, I have read that the guys in Mona Vale are reccomended on this forum but ther are a fair way from me. What about the MV Agusta dealer on William st in Darlinghurst - Motorino? Does anyone have any experience with them?

As far as the factory warranty is concerned, don't MV's only come with a 12 month warranty? The bike was registered in 2007, so I would imaging that there was no factory warranty left.

Pardon my ignorance 3M_TA3, but what exactly do you mean "make sure it comes with the full exhaust"?
Did this bike originally come with additional parts that I need to know about?

Again, your feedback is extremely appreciated.
 

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Pardon my ignorance 3M_TA3, but what exactly do you mean "make sure it comes with the full exhaust"?
Did this bike originally come with additional parts that I need to know about?
unless im mistaken, the 910R came with its standard exhaust (cat in the middle with "MV AGUSTA" printed on the slipons) and the "MV Corse" race exhaust (different headers, de-cat mid pipe and "BRUTALE" slipons). Worth having, the MV Corse exhaust sounds heaps better!

This is what the standard slips ons look like..
 

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Can anyone else verify this?????

I suppose it's worth mentioning that I'm in Australia.. I don't know if the bike was supplied with different gear in different markets.

Naturally it goes without saying that I would want to get the additional pipes and stuff. Even if the dealer doesn't have the stuff, it may assist me to negotiate a better price!

Thanks "greminn".
 

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In the US market, the bike was supplied with two exhausts; one street and one "off road." The off road package consisted of the slip ons. The headers on both were the same.

When new, the bike arrived in dealer show rooms with the slip ons pictured in the post above and a mid pipe containing the catalytic converter. (It looks like a big lump under the bike) The off road slip ons were in a box.

The mid pipe with out the converter was available from the dealer or other aftermarket suppliers.
 

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Hi Dan,

Having purchased a 2007 910R new in Australia I can confirm that the race exhuast is not included with any MV's here.

In regards to your predicament. If the price is to good to pass up, go for it but it is a risk. All I could think of is that at worst, the computer thing is toast, what's that worth, a couple of $k. If your getting the bike for a few grand uder market, it's worth it.
Otherwise, look elseware.

Hope this helps,

Dave in wet Canberra.
 

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Again guys, thank you so much for all of your speedy responses.

What I can ascertain so far is that there really are no major known issues that I should be aware of (other than those listed as mentioned above in other threads), and best to really get someone who know's MV's to check it out.

I do have a few "due diligence" calls to make to further check this bike out, but essentially the dealer gives me the impression that they are quite trustworthy with a good reputation to uphold. They really seem to want me to ONLY take the bike when it's running perfectly, not before.

It is a great price, look's like it's been well cared for and well, is simply gorgous !!

Who knows? If all goes well, I'll be the new owner of a low klm beautiful Brutale by this weekend!!!
 

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Thanks guys for your feedback.
3M_TA3 , I was absolutely going to get them to place a couple of clauses about fixing it into the contract & am aware that they have to provide me with a legislated minimum 90 warranty on the bike anyway.

During this time, I was planning to get it checked out by an MV specialist, I have read that the guys in Mona Vale are reccomended on this forum but ther are a fair way from me. What about the MV Agusta dealer on William st in Darlinghurst - Motorino? Does anyone have any experience with them?

As far as the factory warranty is concerned, don't MV's only come with a 12 month warranty? The bike was registered in 2007, so I would imaging that there was no factory warranty left.

Pardon my ignorance 3M_TA3, but what exactly do you mean "make sure it comes with the full exhaust"?
Did this bike originally come with additional parts that I need to know about?

Again, your feedback is extremely appreciated.
Dan,
No extra exhaust with my 910R either. A battery charger and a dvd.
Warranty is two years from date of first rego.
Sorry, no experience with Motorino, other than checking their showroom. M Weaponry is definitely worth the effort even if far from home, they seem to really know their MVs. I had a Brutale 750 between 2004 and 2006 and I can tell you that finding the right mechanic makes all the difference with MVs.
When I was looking for a 910R in December/January I also found a 2007 in Newcastle with less than 1,000k (Brysan) which sounded good. Maybe it's still there. I didn't come aware of any in Sydney that had been sitting at a non-MV dealer for months...and I did look very hard. As I said I had to bring mine from the Gold Coast.
Have you been on bikepoint.com.au and on MCsale.com.au?
Cheers.
M
 

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I do have a few "due diligence" calls to make to further check this bike out, but essentially the dealer gives me the impression that they are quite trustworthy with a good reputation to uphold. They really seem to want me to ONLY take the bike when it's running perfectly, not before
It is worth getting that promise in writing!! Also get them to confirm that legislated minimum 90 warranty on the bike.

Take it for a good ride making sure that you get it nice and hot in traffic etc.. shouldnt be a problem in sydney at the moment?!

Note: I got mine second hand, but i believe that it came new with (seperate box - shipped a month later) with mid pipe, corse slipons and race EPROM. However, when i bought it it had the standard slipons - i think the previous owner might have sold the course slipon. I currently have the course slipon's on, but im going to an arrow (had it on for a short time, but need PCIII for it - which i have now) as the bike is just TOO much fun with the shorty on.
 

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Just out of curiosity, if I do buy the bike this weekend, would you be interested in selling me the corse slip on's once you change yours?
 

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Just out of curiosity, if I do buy the bike this weekend, would you be interested in selling me the corse slip on's once you change yours?
No sorry... i want to be able to keep them incase i wanted to go back. Good try tho! Keep your eye on the buy/sell area of the site.

BTW: Good luck with the purchase!

We will let you know when the next NZ MV day is (end of 2010) and you can come over!!! :D
 

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Just out of curiosity, if I do buy the bike this weekend, would you be interested in selling me the corse slip on's once you change yours?
I've just recently purchased the 06 complete race kit in error. I was buying a standard exhaust system. They didn't realise that it was the race kit. I've only just found that my original change over they never changed the mufflers :stickpoke NZ support is:jerkoff:. I've got the cat eliminator spare if its any use to you.
 

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Thanks everyone for the feedback & yes, I have now taken it for a long ride, in hot conditions, with stop / start traffic & I can happily announce that there's no cutting out issue.

The bike has now been tuned & serviced & is running like a gem!! Apparanetly it was the throttle bodies that required adjusting(?).

I'll be picking it up tomorrow, so here we go, my first flirtation with the devil...........
 

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Thanks everyone for the feedback & yes, I have now taken it for a long ride, in hot conditions, with stop / start traffic & I can happily announce that there's no cutting out issue.

The bike has now been tuned & serviced & is running like a gem!! Apparanetly it was the throttle bodies that required adjusting(?).

I'll be picking it up tomorrow, so here we go, my first flirtation with the devil...........
Well done! Welcome to the MV owners club!
 
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