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Hi fellow Agustatistis (not sure if that's correct haha).. I'm a newbie on here and am a proud future owner of the 1078.. Heard of many horror stories and went against friends' advice.. So I've read thru previous posts and hv identified various teething problems with the F4 machines such as below.. correct me if i'm wrong and pls let me know if there are other issues that i need to be aware of when i get my bike:

1. Overheating
2. Radiator/coolant leak
3. Ignition
4. Power loss
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Never heard of Ignition or power loss issues. And the other first one is not really an issue. It is if you make it an issue by not riding at higher speeds and ride in stop and go traffic.
 

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Never heard of Ignition or power loss issues. And the other first one is not really an issue. It is if you make it an issue by not riding at higher speeds and ride in stop and go traffic.
Agreed.

Malaysian climate could be a test. Should be nice in the Cameron Highlands though. Plenty of info here if you thinks it's a bit warm for you.

Love Malaysia. Beautiful country and people.
Stiv
 

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Hey Stiv, do give a shout if u happen to be in KL next time.. the Karak highway near KL and Camerons are easily among the best routes around.. not to mention our track days at Sepang are cheap relative to Europe and the US
 

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Hey Stiv, do give a shout if u happen to be in KL next time.. the Karak highway near KL and Camerons are easily among the best routes around.. not to mention our track days at Sepang are cheap relative to Europe and the US
Thanks.. Supposed to be over there later this year down in Malacca.
The bike riders i've seen over there seem pretty crazy. In KL especially. Hilarious to see 30 -40 bikes crammed at the front of an intersection get so impatient they ended up just having a drag through a red light! Never seen that before.

Was told the annual raod toll for Malaysia is about 10,000.

7,000 of those are motorcylists. That's not true is it?
 

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Just checked your issue list, you better add

No. 5 an ever lasting Grin/smile to the point people think something is wrong with you
No. 6 An ever decreasing bank balance due to mods/CF and little projects

was the ignition/power loss not with the brutale? I take it, its the F4 you are going with?

enjoy
 

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yep u are right.. probably higher, but mostly for mopeds and cubs not superbikes.. 'rempit'.. remember this word. that's the term in malay used for hooligans or terrorists on motorcycles.. they not only ride like mad but are also into snatch thefts, drugs etc etc.. and they are the ones u saw in KL.. a real menace and we are trying to educate this ppl to get off the streets..
 

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tks FX1NXS.. definitely the F4 and i'm already wearing a silly grin and worried about my bank balance.. so it seems that it's only the radiator leak that's most problematic.. very similar to my 848.. at least we are getting 2-year warranty on the bike. i'd def get the radiator mesh grill nearer to the expiry of the warranty period
 

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1078 issues

Well I do have an issue with fouling of spark plug in cylinder 1 (twice last 2 months). Bike is new with 4,500 kms. Suspect faulty ignition coil or injector. I hope.
Rest of comments though true. Lovely bike, hides its weight well. Hot? Oh yes due to a number of reasons (compact engine, closed fairings,high compression etc). But this is not a problem really, just avoid low speeds.

No regrets myself for the 1078. Only thing it would stop me would be a new MV design in the near future..now that would be interesting
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Announcing the arrival..

of my F4 1078 312RR... :yo:Kudos to our local dealer for keeping their word and managing my expectations... The only (and a major) setback is that they brought in the wrong colour!! I ordered a black/grey monoposto but they brought in red/silver instead. I was upset when told over the phone but having laid my eyes on it earlier today...man, it looks damn good in real life and even better than the black/grey biposto next to it.. Apparently, the factory is only running the red/silver in monoposto, according to the dealer.. difficult to believe (can anyone verify this?) but heck it's gorgeous in red/silver.

One question to you guys, is it easy to use the standard bike stand?? looks impossible especially given the weight of the bike. if not, i'd have to order the proper one.

The bike is now awaiting registration and some other minor paperwork... will keep you guys updated on first ride etc etc... i should be the fourth proud owner of the F4 1078 312RR in Malaysia...:yo::yo:
 

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Hi nikF4

Congrats on teh new bike, you will love it. As for colour batches, teh factory do prduction runs of each colour scheme, red/silver grey/black ivory/black even blue if you ask. What ends up at your bike importers is what they order. I suspect they had a red/silver and no black/grey on demand from the factory they certainly are still doing black and grey so its your choice.

As for the bike stand it works fine for me single handed, some folk like the assurance of another pair of hands to use it.

Enjoy the ride

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The stand is not made for continual use. Get a sport chock for the front wheel and a pitbull for the rear wheel.
 

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of my F4 1078 312RR... :yo:Kudos to our local dealer for keeping their word and managing my expectations... The only (and a major) setback is that they brought in the wrong colour!! I ordered a black/grey monoposto but they brought in red/silver instead. I was upset when told over the phone but having laid my eyes on it earlier today...man, it looks damn good in real life and even better than the black/grey biposto next to it.. but heck it's gorgeous in red/silver.


The bike is now awaiting registration and some other minor paperwork... will keep you guys updated on first ride etc etc... i should be the fourth proud owner of the F4 1078 312RR in Malaysia...:yo::yo:

Come on Nik....

Give us an update... How's it going?

Details

Pics?

Stiv
 
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