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I made it, I'm now, besides my F4S ownership, a happy owner of a vintage MV Agusta. It is a 350B 6 Volt which was initially a GT. The Owner Seniore Malatesta bought in 1972 and mdified it to a sportier Bike. He owned it for 35 Years, but didn't rode it in the last seven Years. And why didn't he rode it ? He has a F4S on which he rode already more than 35000 km. Well I will tell You more about it in the Future.
The Photo's will be soon in my Album in High Res, the Registry Submission is pending for aproval.
 

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Congrats :) Great vintage machine. Looking forward to more pics. And how/where do I get one of those great MV jackets? Inquiring minds want to know :f4:
 

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Congrats :) Great vintage machine. Looking forward to more pics. And how/where do I get one of those great MV jackets? Inquiring minds want to know :f4:
This was one of the first MV Agusta Corse Mechandise Items. Long Time not on Sale anymore. But some Dealers in Europe might have one of this Jackets still hanging in their Shops. I found mine 2 month ago on ebay sold by a Dealer claiming it was his last one. So if You try You might find another one of those.
 

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Great looking vintage Italian cafe racer-best of luck with your new purchase Haupti! See Ahrma86 in the photo gallery-he races a 350.
 

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That bike is in amazing condition. Impressive.

Can you give us riding impressions? How does it feel, sound, ....
 

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Well You want to know how it is to ride? I drove my first 120 km on Friday. And I must admit that this is a hole other ball game. I realized that we are so spoiled nowadays, by perfect Frames, powerful engines, hydraulic clutches etc. I guess I will have under arms like the spinach eater. Dear that's work. Cornering is a lttle tricky to, at a certain point the bike will just fall into the turn. The front brakes, Duplex, need the complete hand, show not much at first but than will grip suddenly. The Back Break Pedal is colliding with the Exhaust (okay I will get this changed) and the shifting is pretty odd. First Gear up, all the other gears down (like a race bike) but with the right foot. The Seat feels like a Beam. Further I had the Problem that a nozzle, the Connection of the Fuel Hose, to the Dell Orto's is broken and the old hose was hardened like a suit case handle. It slipped always off and I couldn't tight it with no spares. So I lost lot's off Fuel and I believe that's why the Bike stalled mostly at the traffic lights. Which means kicking or push starting, how great are E-Starters. Further I think it was mostly running on one Cylinder because of the Fuel Leak. The later I repaired on Saturday with a new fuel Hose and a Hose Clamp. But this, I think, had it's impact on Friday's performance. So I reached only 110 Km/h on Friday. First lesson learned, keep tools and all kinds of Spares with You. But the Sound is phantastic, it sounds really like a much larger Bike. And Of course it is even in Italy head spinning. So lot's of thinks to work on, to practice and to get used to again. 35 Years of Bike Developement mean undeniable an enormous difference in all fields. As soon that the weather will be better in the Piemonte Region, hopefully this weekend, I will go for a ride to the alps. I will keep You informed about my experiences and endeavors.
 

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Congrats on your acquasition welcome to the world of older Italian bikes. After a while they are great fun and can even become your favorite ride

you should probably visit www.thebikemuseum.com. There are parts and owners manuals you can down load which will, no doubt, come in handy at some time plus lots of usefull information and resources for older model MVs.

The gear lever can probably be reversed to operate as road pattern (either the lever/linkage/lever forms a U or a Z) but you get used to the race pattern after a while.

I expect that the sump plug is also the oil filter and made of plastic with the MV logo on it. If so at some stage it will leak and you can't buy new ones. usual solution is to get someone to turn up a brass or alloy plug and join ( I used a pop rivet) the filter to the plug.

Also beware that the kick starter shaft has been known to break requiring the engine to be pulled apart and a new shaft fitted. Where you get the shaft from I don't know

You may also find that it is best to drain the fuel from the carby if the bike is not going to be ridden for a while, even going to the trouble of using new fuel for each ride. It may make a difference.

Like I said, welcome to the world of older Italian bikes

enjoy
 

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Thank You emmevi for Your help and recommendations. Yes things aren't going so easy at first. But hey I will get used to it, no worries. My first things on the agenda are:
Repair of the fork. Hopefully I can get it done before Easter. Because the Fork isn't going back in the former Position, if compressed. At least not the full travel and without any help (lift).
Second Carburation. Because I think it is not running as supposed. Max. 6500 Rpm at about 125 kph.
Third new Sprokets and Chain.
Fourth Bar End Mirror. They gave my a rusty Piece which is looking like from a Traktor.
Top Priority is to get at least some confidence in Cornering. This is with the actual performance of the Fork impossible.
Other than that I'm in Contact with Mr. Schumacher in Germany. He is a Guru on old MV's, since he overtook the Shop of Mr. Schneider twenty Years ago and was basically Mr. Schneiders Student. He told me that Parts for the 350's aren't any Problem and he will get everything needed. I will send my Spare Motor, one Piston damaged, probably they had a to hot Spark Plug in it, to him repair. Might even to raise the displacement to 500 cc. I will bring the hole Bike to him, for revision, in Autumn, after the MV Agusta Club Germany Meeting. So hopefully I can enjoy the little Girl until then. I keep You guys up t date.
 

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Great summary of the initial riding experience. Perhaps it can get a little worse - with a 35 year old British machine :) . I've "sorted out" my Norton several times with a great local mechanic. It's fantastic, really is rewarding. But I feel like I'm an accident waiting to happen. The last advice from the specialist was to ride with a spark plug wrench and spare set of plugs :jsm: - just in case. Perhaps my carbs our oversized...(current prognosis for infrequent stalling)...or maybe it's the most vulnerable/fragile twin of all time. (My R60/2 has been bullet proof). Nothing like the romance of getting stuck on the side of the road. :stickpoke.
 

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If you are looking for vintage MV stuff-Chadds Ford Motorcycle Auction will be selling a 1968 250(see www.myclassicmotorcycle.com) & on www.scoot.net under scooters for sale you will find a sharp 1964 MV Chicco
scooter(I think this scooter was featured in 'Scootering' magazine). That scooter would look great parked next to my Brutale but its alittle salty at 7K-but it is unique!
 
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