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Lovin it! Puked out about 1 pint of coolant today. Hope the expansion tank was just overfilled. My ass hurts. I initially thought the riding comfort was on par with the 1098 Duc, but it's a bit more demanding. Worlds better than the early F4 though. VERY THIRSTY!! 25 MPG.
 

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How hot does it run? I know it doesn't display numbers any more but in terms of the bar graph?
Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets:)
 

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I ask because when I took a test ride, the temp gauge looked a like a digital fuel gauge with a full tank of gas. So, I'm not sure if it was really running hot or goes to a "normal" point. But also, I only took a few quick glances.
 

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Lovin it! Puked out about 1 pint of coolant today. Hope the expansion tank was just overfilled. My ass hurts. I initially thought the riding comfort was on par with the 1098 Duc, but it's a bit more demanding. Worlds better than the early F4 though. VERY THIRSTY!! 25 MPG.
Put a few track miles on it Gary!

The international man of leisure and his Marine escort are heading to summit point July 10,11. There is room in the trailer for another bike.
 

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Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets:)
yet another "my s1000rr is better than everything else" reply
 

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Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets:)
Probably because it wasn't overheating. Running hot and overheating are two different things. If the overtemp warning was taken away would the owners think it was overheating? of all the overheating bikes out there how many puked coolant? I took my bike out today, 103 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature. Hottest i saw the display was 209 degrees f. The difference between a real problem and a perceived problem is perception. If you remove the visual indicator warning you is it still a problem? Or if there isn't a sign warning you is it really a problem?
 

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kawininja said: "yet another "my s1000rr is better than everything else" reply"

now there's how to show some real class!
Good job!
Mike didn't even say anything about his bike.... please quit posting. Either comment on the subject (which mike did) or don't post anything.

I like the new gauges.... but wish they would have incorporated an analog tach instead of the bar graph. Maybe I'm just an old fashioned guy, but a bike really needs a tach (my opinion, which does not state I hate the new bike, or that the old bike is better... hope this clarifies any misunderstanding)

wait for it.... :penguin:
 

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I'm not offended by Mike's comment, the little smiley face implies it's supposed to be offered in jest. In fact Mike made a very similar comment on a thread several months back, shortly after Steve went for a ride with Mike. Wasn't bothered by it then either.

Surely the owners manual clarifies what is meant by the digital bars, that's where I'd be looking.

In any case I believe that it's pretty smart to have a bar graph display for temperature readings - the programmer doesn't have to include ° Fahrenheit / ° Celcius conversion as in the past - pretty clever really - as long as the rider can easily interpret the display.
 

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I haven't looked at the owners manual yet, so I also don't know how to read the temperature graph. (I haven't looked at the manual for my 2 year old 1098 yet either). I'd prefer an analog tach and a temperature guage or temp digital readout. So to answer Allens question, don't know. I switched bikes with my friend (S1000RR) and he noted how hot the MV felt. I'm used to the Duc and my old F4, so the heat is old hat.
Much as I love the new F4, I'm still blown away by the BMW. While riding it, I was thinking it's "Motorcycle Riding For Dummies". Everything is so easy and comfortable. We both agreed that the MV had more guts, at least up to 7K, which is contrary to what I've read. The BMW gear box is very precise. I keep finding neutral when I don't want to on the MV, as did my friend while he rode it. Need to make friends with a RSV4 owner!! See what thats all about.
 

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I haven't looked at the owners manual yet, so I also don't know how to read the temperature graph. (I haven't looked at the manual for my 2 year old 1098 yet either). I'd prefer an analog tach and a temperature guage or temp digital readout. So to answer Allens question, don't know. I switched bikes with my friend (S1000RR) and he noted how hot the MV felt. I'm used to the Duc and my old F4, so the heat is old hat.
Much as I love the new F4, I'm still blown away by the BMW. While riding it, I was thinking it's "Motorcycle Riding For Dummies". Everything is so easy and comfortable. We both agreed that the MV had more guts, at least up to 7K, which is contrary to what I've read. The BMW gear box is very precise. I keep finding neutral when I don't want to on the MV, as did my friend while he rode it. Need to make friends with a RSV4 owner!! See what thats all about.
I had a quick squirt on a RSV4 and thought there is not much under 4500-5000rpm.
Going back for a better test ride, felt nice in the corners.
Very high foot pegs.
I think the Ducati would eat it off the line and the bike had been to a track day with a superbike racer on it. The display showed a MAX speed of 281KMH.
 

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Now you've got me worried

Lovin it! Puked out about 1 pint of coolant today. Hope the expansion tank was just overfilled. My ass hurts. I initially thought the riding comfort was on par with the 1098 Duc, but it's a bit more demanding. Worlds better than the early F4 though. VERY THIRSTY!! 25 MPG.
Was hoping that the over heating / burping coolant problems had finally been resolved with the 2010 F4, but based on iamlance's report it doesn't sound like it. I'm especially worried as he is in a relatively cooler climate in Connecticut and I'm here in the Hellish Texas heat.
 

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Burping coolant doesnt mean it was overheating. Im sure it would have displayed something on the tach if it was. I think its an accepted fact that all MV's like to be filled to the min. line. I guess 2010's are no exception.
 

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Was hoping that the over heating / burping coolant problems had finally been resolved with the 2010 F4, but based on iamlance's report it doesn't sound like it. I'm especially worried as he is in a relatively cooler climate in Connecticut and I'm here in the Hellish Texas heat.
Guys in the UK have had the 2010's much longer than we have and I haven't heard of any boil over problems, so I wouldn't worry much.
 

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seems as though it is abnormal to have a bike that does not run hot these days. Seems some people are even having issues with the new beemer (not trying to start anything, just saying). So how does the heat compare to a duc?

PS...next time I'll be sure to add smiley faces to everything to make everything right in the world....:):):):):)
 
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