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thats my bike been off the road now for almost three weeks and still no sign of the freakin updated hub kit. I visited my local dealer today to try and find out when the parts will arrive, give them their due they did phone motogb (UK importer) there and then, they had to leave another message for them to call back. Motogb did call back whilst I was chatting to the salesman Donald and their response was that the parts are on back order and would be at least another two weeks. I'm pretty disenchanted with the marque at this moment in time, please excuse my ignorance but is this what I should expect when owning a premium brand motorcycle?
This could be the beginning of the end of MV onwership:banghead:
 

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This is typical of the brand. Sorry you didn't realize that before buying the bike.

I used to get all wound up about parts availability, but 11 years later I'm used to it (I bought the first F4 in 2000).

MV's are special bikes for special people. Kind of like Lambo's or Ferarri's. I wouldn't have one for my primary bike, but I wouldn't be without one either. I love the first generation models. I have bought 4 since the year 2000, including a CC.

If you love the bike, be patient, the part will come soon enough.

Side story -

I've recently come across the Italian Watch Company named "Anonimo". They're a luxury watch. I want to see one in the flesh before I buy one, so I started checking around. Come to find out there are only 10 dealers in the U.S.A.! And that Anonimo only manufactures 3500 watches a year! It was hell to find a dealer in Los Angeles, but I finally did. But, they didn't have the model I was after, so the "wait" starts again.

Typical Italian companies - They build bloody beautiful stuff, but it's hell to get your hands on.
 

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hub?

Gary;
you want one of Mitch's hubs?

485 Quid in your hands:jsm: yes! thats cheaper than the non existent up dated factory hub and axle

post to London is usually 3-4 days Northern England/Scotland and Ireland a little slower

PM me if you're interested

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Hub

Noel,

I thank you for your offer at this time my bike is still under warranty and I want the dealer to replace it. I don't know if I'm getting the run around or not they tell me its not the hub they are waiting for but two of the other parts they are replacing at the same time, I have asked the question as to which parts they are, unfortunately warranty have not responded to this question.If I were to get a hub from you what other parts do I need?

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Gary
Gary;
you want one of Mitch's hubs?

485 Quid in your hands:jsm: yes! thats cheaper than the non existent up dated factory hub and axle

post to London is usually 3-4 days Northern England/Scotland and Ireland a little slower

PM me if you're interested

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PM'd you mate.
 

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I kinda had an idea that parts might take longer that some of the Japanese stuff. I have owned three Aprilias previously and only ever had to wait 7 days max for parts to arrive which I thought was acceptable, you're right special bike for special people and again your assumption about the Lambo or Ferrari is spot on. My situation is that the 1078 is my Lambo and my other mode of transport is a car. My bike only ever gets used on my one and only day off a week and only then when its dry so the likely hood of it being used more than say 4 times a month between the months of April and October would be rare. My frustration is that I could potentially lose 25% of my biking season for a known fault.If this had happened at the end of the biking season I wouldn't be so fussed and quite happily leave the bike at the dealers. I miss not having her there just to look at when I can't get out. I know its sad but they are so addictive.:blah:

This is typical of the brand. Sorry you didn't realize that before buying the bike.

I used to get all wound up about parts availability, but 11 years later I'm used to it (I bought the first F4 in 2000).

MV's are special bikes for special people. Kind of like Lambo's or Ferarri's. I wouldn't have one for my primary bike, but I wouldn't be without one either. I love the first generation models. I have bought 4 since the year 2000, including a CC.

If you love the bike, be patient, the part will come soon enough.

Side story -

I've recently come across the Italian Watch Company named "Anonimo". They're a luxury watch. I want to see one in the flesh before I buy one, so I started checking around. Come to find out there are only 10 dealers in the U.S.A.! And that Anonimo only manufactures 3500 watches a year! It was hell to find a dealer in Los Angeles, but I finally did. But, they didn't have the model I was after, so the "wait" starts again.

Typical Italian companies - They build bloody beautiful stuff, but it's hell to get your hands on.
 

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parts needed?

Noel,
If I were to get a hub from you what other parts do I need?

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Gary
Gary;
nothing, Mitch's hub is a direct replacement for all MVs '99-'09

for '10-'11 the spacer next to the cush drive will need to be changed to the old style thick washer

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thats my bike been off the road now for almost three weeks and still no sign of the freakin updated hub kit. I visited my local dealer today to try and find out when the parts will arrive, give them their due they did phone motogb (UK importer) there and then, they had to leave another message for them to call back. Motogb did call back whilst I was chatting to the salesman Donald and their response was that the parts are on back order and would be at least another two weeks. I'm pretty disenchanted with the marque at this moment in time, please excuse my ignorance but is this what I should expect when owning a premium brand motorcycle?
This could be the beginning of the end of MV onwership:banghead:
A friend of mine waited over 6 weeks to get a new hub installed on his 312R, it lasted 300 miles and destroyed its self, the dealer then said that my friend must have ajusted the chain to tight, he explained that he hadn't, and that he didn't even no how to ajust the chain on a MV.

So another 6 weeks went by before another hub was installed, this time I went with him to pick it up and guess what? I checked the chain and it was like a guitar string. Alway, alway check your chain with somebody seatting on the bike. :banghead:
 

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thats my bike been off the road now for almost three weeks and still no sign of the freakin updated hub kit. I visited my local dealer today to try and find out when the parts will arrive, give them their due they did phone motogb (UK importer) there and then, they had to leave another message for them to call back. Motogb did call back whilst I was chatting to the salesman Donald and their response was that the parts are on back order and would be at least another two weeks. I'm pretty disenchanted with the marque at this moment in time, please excuse my ignorance but is this what I should expect when owning a premium brand motorcycle?
This could be the beginning of the end of MV onwership:banghead:
Gary,

My advice to you would be to talk to MotoGb direct yourself.

I have a particular dislike for this kind of waffle in business especially as running my own service orientated company I know that if I did the same then I would not have work for very long. In short it's rubbish service. You shouldn't be having to chase the dealer for updates. They should be keeping you informed.
It is well known in our community that new parts historically take lengthy periods to arrive.
I lost the use of a brand new bike for the best part of a year through this poor service waiting for parts.
It took so long that at one point I actually forgot that I owned the bike !!!!
However,
There is a flip side to all this..The help from the forum members and sponsors is fantastic and once a bike is out of warranty then there is very little need to go through this parts pantomime.
If you wish to have your oe hub serviced with new bearings I have the parts and I can let you have them at cost. ( and I bought them from Noel's contact Charlie ). Furthermore I have a friend who is highly qualified who can fit the bearings for you into your oe hub if you don't fancy doing it yourself.
Please don't let this detract from your enjoyment..The glass is half full..not half empty..blah , blah

If I were you I would cancel the order on the basis of rubbish service.

I'd fit the oe bearing set.

If you want a superior bearing set up I would strongly consider Mitchy's as opposed to the 2010 upgrade.

pm me if you want the bearings kit.

atb
joe
 

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MV parts?

Gary;
it isn't just MV ....

factories sign up importers that are snake oil importers, who in turn sign up dealers that are snake oil sellers......

the NZ importer marks the hubs up to 425% of US retail price and doesn't have any in stock:wtf::wtf:

I have more wellnuts IN my workshop, than the largest MV dealer in the US, for fucks sake they are SERVICE parts and must be replaced EVERY time, if they are going by the manual:wtf::wtf::wtf:
and i have most of the nuts and bolts too!

the factories do not require their franchisees, the importers, to require their franchisees, the dealers to carry in stock service parts and nuts, bolts and gaskets :wtf:
how can they expect dealers to provide prompt and correct service??????

its just a stupid business model......oh, they spend the money with the marketing pimps, but they don't make dealers buy a box of nuts and bolts how stupid is that??????

get a hold of gotojoe and get a bearing, as long as the hub isn't ruined, or i'll send you a bearing......24 quid with shipping
its a simple job, requiring just basic tools and 2 torque wrenches

if you're not mechanically inclined, i have a friend in Dumfries & Galloway from this Forum and the Aprilia Forum that would probably help you change the bearing......i don't know how far away that is for you.....

as short as your riding season is......screw the dealer, fix it yourself:drummer:

PM me

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