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After spending thousands blinging up my brutale 910s, and thousands more in repairs to various electrical problems, I've had enough! After the last round of repairs I promised myself "that if the bike died again, that would be the final straw!"

Cue the much anticipated annual trip from Sydney to Phillip Island for the Motogp.. On the 2nd day, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in the middle of nowhere my bike dies.. Holy crap!

Now I'm up for organising an expensive taxi trip, hire car, flight home and bike freight! I'm so upset and pissed off by it all that I will be fixing the bike and selling it.. I've been burnt so badly by this Brutale 910s and my previous Brutale 750 that I will never buy another MV again! Which is sad because they are brilliantly fun bikes to ride...
 

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afeylad;
sad to hear this Mate.....

my '08 910R in 11,000 mi burned a low beam out and nicked a quick disconnect O-ring(yes, i did it)

i never fails to start, run or amaze me......best bike i ever had......
my R1150GS is a maintenance/parts whore in comparison
 

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sorry bud,but I went for the 1078,no problems at the moment,just a gear spring.But I did meet up with a guy at mt glorious on a orange 910 and he also was pissed off.

cheers eddy
 

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I rode to Phillip Isle last year.5,000km round trip from the Gold Coast.Only thing that went wrong was the fatigue in my body.Sorry to hear about this,but like Richard said who works on your bike,it may not be the bikes fault.
 

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Trooper lus in Sydney have been working on the bike, and been reasonably new to MV's, am not sure of their reputation! It might be that this problem will be small, but i'll never be sure of its reliability in the future..
 

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I hear more good and less bad things about them than somewhere else we won't mention... I do understand your frustration having had a few issues with my MV but sometimes sh1t just happens. Of course they never seem to break at a good time!

I'd find out what the problem is before you throw in the towel...
 

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None of that sounds too good.

If you have spent that kind of money at Trooper Lu's, they will certainly want to know about it and in particular Justin Chisholm the owner will want to know.

I'd go down that path but if you have lost confidence in the bike as a future prospect and consequently the enjoyment of it, then obviously there's no point keeping it.

I feel sorry for you, it's never any fun to experience these kinds of problems, hopefully things will work out for you one way or another.

Cheers
Rob
 

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Don't you have any breakdown cover in Oz? After owning Ducatis (loads of Jap stuff b4) I took out cover for breakdown due to the amount times that I had been stranded with the Duc. Quids in if you only use it once and the feeling of confidence I have knowing its there is really comforting. Brute had its fair share of probs but the Duc was whole different world of pain, so I will stick with the Brute. I hope its not a costly fault and you quickly get your mojo for the Brute back, when you do, have a think about breakdown cover, I wouldn't ride without it now.
 

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+1 on the breakdown cover. What the heck were you doing going on such a large trip without a contingency plan?

What if you had an accident? Tyre blowout? etc?

All the best with the bike, regardless of what you decide to do though, setup a fall back plan; whether that be breakdown cover, or whatever.

Keep us updated as to what happens!
 

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You might need a new mechanic. A lot of MV dealers claim they know how to fix them but don't have a clue.

My MV has died a few times but after a few months of incompetent mechanics working on my bike, the SPU was finally changed & now all is well.
 

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You might need a new mechanic. A lot of MV dealers claim they know how to fix them but don't have a clue.

My MV has died a few times but after a few months of incompetent mechanics working on my bike, the SPU was finally changed & now all is well.
If he is using Trooper Lu's (depending on how long he has been with them) I would doubt the issue is with the dealer. They have an astoundingly good reputation.

It depends on what the issue is first before we can start pointing fingers.
 

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I did indeed have breakdown cover as part of my comprehensive insurance.. but the fact that it did break down meant I had many hassles, and missed majority of the years best ride!

Who is mr wood? :)
And what is the function of the spu?
 

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So what was the failure?

Stephen wood is Mr wood, has had a somewhat interesting path with MV. Especially regarding speed :stickpoke

The SPU is responsible for a lot of the common electrical issues in the older Brutales, I believe their was an upgraded unit that was released later. One of the Brute guys could probably chime in here.

Regarding breakdown cover - my apologies for jumping the gun a bit. Fair call.

Still depends on what the issue is though before you write off the marque?

All the best
 

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Patrick, let me give you a slightly different perspective. I'm a retired Honda automotive dealer. Selling what many say is the most reliable car on the market, we still occasionally sold a crappy car ( maybe 1%). That really gutted me as a dealer, because we sold a good customer a bad car. I don't know anything about your bike or your dealer, but if he gives a hoot, I can assure you he takes your problems to heart.

Why? That's easy. You, as the customer, can fire MV and purchase from another manufacturer. He, as a dealer, can't easily make that same move. Your satisfaction is likely to be more important to him than it actually is to you. After all, it's his livelihood, it's only your hobby.

Give him the opportunity to try and satisfy you. Again, if he's a good dealer, he'll give it a good effort.
 

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afeylad;
the SPU is the Service Power Unit......on the right side of the bike.....under the side cover

if your Brutales exhibited strange electrical problems you probably have the old blue backed SPU......the up graded replacement has a black back

because your 910S is ~7years old the fuel lines in the tank should have been replaced TWICE already.......its in your owner's manual...at least every 36 months

bet the line popped off:stickpoke

don't blame MV go back and read post #3

i have over 1,300,000 miles on bikes:drummer:
 
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