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Hello all I just recently purchased a 02 F4. How can I tell if I have an S model? Sorry for a newbie question
 

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Welcome aboard.

If it is an '02, it is an S model. They didn't make anything with an r in it until '04 when they made the SPR.
 

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Welcome aboard.

If it is an '02, it is an S model. They didn't make anything with an r in it until '04 when they made the SPR.
Thanks CAG. I had 3 R1s and MVs are completely in a different league. Now need to learn how to properly maintain and service it.
 

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Well, if you have full ohlins and the RG3s you are well on your way to moto nirvana.
That is how I got it I am the second owner the original owner use to race for Kawi back in the 90s and this was his personnel bike when he retired on 2002. Currently have 5000 miles
 

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Full Ohlins? You are about to be very popular!

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Ha ha ha thanks for all the replies and welcomes. Just got it 3 days ago and as soon it stops raining here in NYC I will snap some pics.
 

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I bought an 02 F4 S-S 1+1 a month or so ago, bloody love it. The noise and feel of the bike are immense and way more then you get with a boring jap 4.

Have you any running issues??? mine hated going to tick over when pulling the clutch in so just got a power commander fitted, powers up too 117 before now 123 and no more stalling.

Getting the rear hub bearings etc. checked now and just had full service, shims and timing chain etc. checked (7k service) - id advise you to do the same. You just can't be too careful of what someone else may or may of not done to it, then its peace of mind.

Apart from that its a push and go bike, very low maintenance i reckon and huge grin factor :)

Hope you enjoy
 

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I bought an 02 F4 S-S 1+1 a month or sop ago, bloody love it. The noise and feel of the bike are immense and way more then you get with a boring jap 4.

Have you any running issues??? mine hated going to tick over when pulling the clutch in so just got a power commander fitted, powers up too 117 before now 123 and no more stalling.

Getting the rear hub bearings etc. checked now and just had full service, shims and timing chain etc. checked (7k service) - id advise you to do the same. You just can't be too careful of what someone else may or may of not done to it, then its peace of mind.

Apart from that its a push and go bike, very low maintenance i reckon and huge grin factor :)

Hope you enjoy
Thanks and as soon i get it registered and insured i will take it to a dealer ( hope not stealership ) and have it fully check. Any idea how much would it cost? Ball park price?
Another newbie Q...What it means by radial valves?:wtf:
 

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I took mine to RJS Superbikes @ Mallory- they have a wealth of experience with the MV and have a dyno to set the fueling, a common problem with our year of MV.

Service cost for a 7k one is ball park £325. inc shim check, oil+filter (make sure they put right grade of oil in her, these bikes run very hot) , wash air filter (washable no need to replace), general bearing check, hydraulic fluid replacement and radiator coolant changed, injectors balanced and new plugs.

Be cautious taking it to an 'Italian' specialist, from my personal experience they quote low figures on the dog then when doing the work iv always had the 'preverbal' phone call!!!! well we have just found ..... i always maintain my bikes regardless of cost but have always felt truly shafted by so called 'Italian' specialists- robbing _unts id call them.

On top of this iv had the power commander fitted, £399. all in with dyno set up and print outs and a manual fan switch £30. can't get to grips with the ped running at 90+ in the hot weather!!!! scary prospect on those head gaskets etc. Well worth the extra dollar for peace of mind.

Also make sure you get the rear hub bearing checked, read a right horror story on here about one seizing and shattering causing rear wheel lock up!!!! not pretty. Grease that bad boy or else..... that seizing happened on someone's at just 7k miles!!! prob over tightened chain and never checked the bearing though. Just be cautious rather than written off :)

Hope i haven' scared you. You now have a truly amazing bike that handles and goes as good as it looks and at just at a fraction of the running costs of a comparable Duke of the same year

Post the images soon as mate - :)


P.S Radial Valves.... err don't know. Just hope it means faster, leaner, meaner
 

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Ha ha ha thanks for all the replies and welcomes. Just got it 3 days ago and as soon it stops raining here in NYC I will snap some pics.

Where in NYC are you? I am in Great Neck. We should get together and go for a ride towards upstate. A few of the guys from here ride in CT and we can always meet them at Marcus Dairy and head into "motorcycle county" I mean Dutchess County.

Congratulations on the bike and welcome aboard!
 

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Where in NYC are you? I am in Great Neck. We should get together and go for a ride towards upstate. A few of the guys from here ride in CT and we can always meet them at Marcus Dairy and head into "motorcycle county" I mean Dutchess County

Congratulations on the bike and welcome aboard!
Hey Spartukus I live in Floral Park which is only minutes from you. You know anyone from that dealership? I'm also a member of R1forum and notice that there is a few members here to. I'm dying to ride her buy it's been raining here in NYC for almost 3 weeks already
 

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Hey Spartukus I live in Floral Park which is only minutes from you. You know anyone from that dealership? I'm also a member of R1forum and notice that there is a few members here to. I'm dying to ride her buy it's been raining here in NYC for almost 3 weeks already
I know Brad at service, he is a good guy and it always seems that no matter how busy he is, he will make time for you if you have questions. He did a GREAT job on my bike when the tank imploded/collapsed due to poor ventelation in the tank over the winter (pictures in my album).
Send me a message we can exchange numbers.
 
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