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Hi all,

I am a complete newbie to this site and to MV Agusta in general. I just purchased a 2006 Brutale 910S with the Gladio kit and I absolutely love the bike!

I have a few questions that I have found partial answers to by using the search field, but not all. I apologize if I'm missing them somewhere, but I'll go ahead and ask as you all seem like a very nice well informed bunch! Ok, here goes:

1. How easy/difficult is it to do an oil change on a 910S? Do I need any special tools? Is there a particular brand of filter and oil that most like to use?

2. Is there a consensus on the best coolant to use?

3. I seem to have the heating/stalling issue and couldn't tell if there was a DEFINITIVE fix for this and what it's called. I saw a few different opinions and terminology as to the part that needs changing out and whether that will 100% fix the issue.

4. I can feel engine buzz right under my crotch! :eek: While some may find it pleasurable ;) I find it distracting. Will a better seat remedy this or do I need to look into something like better rubber mounts?

5. Speaking on the better seat issue, I have seen references to something or someone named Spencer for like $50. Can someone enlighten me?

6. My manual calls for 95+ octane fuel. Where I'm at I can only get 93 octane, will this be an issue over the long term? I think Sunoco is the only station that carries 95+ but they are not close to me at all. Any suggestions?

Sorry for the multitude of questions and again, I'm sorry if they've been covered before, it's just that I keep coming up with bits and pieces to these questions and was hoping for a clearer picture.

Thanks very much, I look to contributing to this forum as much as I can!

Rob

P.S. I'm looking to sell the Gladio Kit #20 of 300 made - (Standard kit -excellent condition), so if anyone is interested shoot me a PM.
 

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i can answer the fuel question, european ratings are different than ours, 91 is equivalent to there 95 I believe. I use 93 and have no trouble.

heres wikipedia with the low down

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
 

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See below.

Hi all,

I am a complete newbie to this site and to MV Agusta in general. I just purchased a 2006 Brutale 910S with the Gladio kit and I absolutely love the bike!

I have a few questions that I have found partial answers to by using the search field, but not all. I apologize if I'm missing them somewhere, but I'll go ahead and ask as you all seem like a very nice well informed bunch! Ok, here goes:

1. How easy/difficult is it to do an oil change on a 910S? Do I need any special tools? Is there a particular brand of filter and oil that most like to use?

It's like every other bike. OEM oil filters are expensive. I use Hi-Flo oil filters, part number HF554.
You may have a little difficulties with room around oil filter, but it is not mission impossible.

2. Is there a consensus on the best coolant to use?

Not really. Some say they see effect of dropping the temperatures, but I kind of doubt it.

3. I seem to have the heating/stalling issue and couldn't tell if there was a DEFINITIVE fix for this and what it's called. I saw a few different opinions and terminology as to the part that needs changing out and whether that will 100% fix the issue.

You should get TPS reset, CO adjusted and throttle blades balanced at your dealer or mechanic with proper tools.

4. I can feel engine buzz right under my crotch! :eek: While some may find it pleasurable ;) I find it distracting. Will a better seat remedy this or do I need to look into something like better rubber mounts?

Are your tires OK, well balanced? I never feel this kind of buzz.

5. Speaking on the better seat issue, I have seen references to something or someone named Spencer for like $50. Can someone enlighten me?

Never heard of him. But @adecritten makes wonderful seats.

6. My manual calls for 95+ octane fuel. Where I'm at I can only get 93 octane, will this be an issue over the long term? I think Sunoco is the only station that carries 95+ but they are not close to me at all. Any suggestions?

You are probably in US. You have different octane counting than in Europe. You will be OK with your gas.

Sorry for the multitude of questions and again, I'm sorry if they've been covered before, it's just that I keep coming up with bits and pieces to these questions and was hoping for a clearer picture.

Thanks very much, I look to contributing to this forum as much as I can!

Rob

P.S. I'm looking to sell the Gladio Kit #20 of 300 made - (Standard kit -excellent condition), so if anyone is interested shoot me a PM.
As for heating; I installed BODIS eprom. Temperatures dropped for almost 10 degrees Celsius, fuel consumption is now 25% lower.
You can get it at site sponsor Vesuvio. Best mod ever.
 

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1. How easy/difficult is it to do an oil change on a 910S? Do I need any special tools? Is there a particular brand of filter and oil that most like to use?

Easy.
No.
I use an OEM filter that does not have the MV stamp. What I mean by this is that you can buy a cheap filter, OEM MV filter with the MV stamp, or OEM filter without the MV stamp. Use the part number from the MV OEM filter and do a search on google or search this forum for oil filters. The topic has been covered extensively.

4. I can feel engine buzz right under my crotch! :eek: While some may find it pleasurable ;) I find it distracting. Will a better seat remedy this or do I need to look into something like better rubber mounts?

Need further details. Does this happen at idle? Is this 'buzz' related to the rpms? Has this always been present?

5. Speaking on the better seat issue, I have seen references to something or someone named Spencer for like $50. Can someone enlighten me?

Need further information. Why do you believe the 'buzz' is associated to your seat? Or, is your seat uncomfortable?
 

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Maybe you could help me too. I have the same buzz... It gets worse with higher RPMs. It is more like a very intense vibration and I noticed it about a month ago. The bike is new so I would guess it's been there the entire time and I just didn't notice it before now.
 

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Need further details. Does this happen at idle? Is this 'buzz' related to the rpms? Has this always been present? Need further information. Why do you believe the 'buzz' is associated to your seat? Or, is your seat uncomfortable?
LiquidWhy,

The buzz is definitely RPM related, really feel it around 3-4k. It's a very buzzy vibration that comes up from the front of the seat and starts buzzing the inside of my inner thighs and the ol' "Block & Tackle", not a great feeling.

I've ridden many bikes over the years and this is not a typical vibration, it is a high frequency "buzzy" type vibration that is pretty annoying and distracting. This buzz is also apparent in the handlebars, but I plan on remedying that with bar ends from Motovation.

It's not that the seat is uncomfortable, just that the seat as many on this forum have noted, is very thinly padded...especially right near the front of the seat where it meets the tank.

Hope that defines the issue a bit more.

Thanks!

Rob
 

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JettaMedic,

I'll definitely let you know what I figure out. I figure I have to, as the bike feels like it belongs in a sex shop at the moment instead of on the road! Girls might dig it, but I'm not. This buzz will have to go!

By the way, I read on another post you got a full compliment of Motovation sliders, how ya like the look of them on the bike so far? Were they easy to install? Any pics of the sliders installed on your bike? Very nice bike by the way!

Thanks.
 

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Yeah the buzz is of high frequency and it's bothersome. I feel it in the handle bars too. I did get handlebar weights from motivation but they only helped a little. The right hand seems worse actually. Maybe I tightened it too much and the rubber piece ripped. Here is a link to the sliders with pics. I like 'em. They don't look too bad for such piece of mind too.

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31094&highlight=Sliders
 

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Ohh and as for install super easy. Just have a torque wrench for the frame slidders. All the others--a simple socket with extension did the trick.
 

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Jetta,

Where did you get the steel oblong frame sliders? They look great, but do they protrude far enough out to help in a lay down? From the pics they almost look flush with the frame. Love the look of them though.

Rob
 

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Never thought I'd consider sliders until last weekend. In a group of 13 riders sport riding through 'The Avenue of the Giants' in Northern California, we had a rider in a Tiger take the inside line on a fast right, hit fog-line debris and went down. The slider was worn to the nubb but otherwise the damage was minimal, just cosmetic. A little sore and humiliated he completed the rest of the 4-day tour on his Triumph. I'm a believer!
 

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I got them at http://www.ferracci.com/ they are nice looking but you're right they don't extend very far. They only lift the bike off the ground, but they are titanium. I keep the motivation ones on. My brother dropped his cbr 600rr in a paking lot with the same sliders as me ( big ones) and nothing happend. He picked it back up without a scratch. The fram slider lifted the bike high enough tht the only contact point was the slider itself and the rear tire--so all was safe!
 

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Trident, that's a interesting name. Do you happen to be dentist? Just wondering!
 

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Thanks for the update!

I was considering getting the wheel sliders (front & rear) but kinda figured the frame sliders from Motovation should do the job and it sounds like your brother's experience kind of proves my theory out. Would you agree? i don't feel like shelling out like another $150 on sliders if the frame sliders are gonna do the job anyway.

Do you feel the big sliders (Motovation) stick out too far and ruin the lines of such a beautiful bike? It's hard for me to tell from the pics, but I'm kinda concerned about that.

The Trident handle is really from a wonderful type of British recording console. I'm an audio engineer and I've been using that handle for years. I get lots of questions asking if it is somehow gum or dental related. Thankfully, no. No offense to any dentists out there! :)
 

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Vibration at certain RPM's normally has a lot to do with the "fuelling"; recommend a Power Commander and a Dyno-tune. Also recommend exhaust modification at the same time if you don't mind the extra noise (music) and can stump up the cash.

This will not only fix the vibration problem, but will also deliver more power across the entire rev-range and a smoother delivery.
 

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Thanks Ehcor, excellent suggestion!

The bike has an Arrow Dual (upper/lower) exhaust system, with mid pipe & collectors but no Power Commander or revised fuel mapping. I'm going to bring the bike in for a once over, think I'll discuss the Power Commander then.

Also, the bike occasionally wants to stall from a dead start to about 3 mph. Kinda "coughs" or "pops". If I roll on a little gas most times I can avoid a stall, but it's annoying.Also wants to do it in a slow turn as well. Makes slow riding/maneuvering a real bitch. Bike does it cold or hot so I don't think it's the overheating issue I've seen discussed here at length. Any ideas?

Thanks again for the input, look forward to any other light you may be able to shed.
 
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