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I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?
 

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Forgive me...

Who is "someone"?
What does "in the know" mean?
Which "shop" are you referring to with "3 of their MVs"?

Now I realize you have information, which if true is important to all of us, but if you could provide a name, date, source, or any other quantifying information, it would help tremendously.

I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that if a known problem has been identified, it will include a recall for all bikes. Until then, thanks for the info. If you get more, please post.

I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?
 

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The rad on my 09 312 cracked ..left side upper after under 2000 miles.It's a metal fatigue issue and obviously is a design fault..It is under warranty and will be fixed by an MV dealer under warranty.
 

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I met the guy at my last sunday ride on route, he came up to me and talked to me, he was also a MV owner, he works at a motorcycle shop and him and the other people there own 3 MV's between them. He said they all got their rad's changed out of warranty due to a safety recall. He instructed me to call Pro Italia and ask them about it. Thats all I know. I work long hours so I havent been able to call them and ask yet, thought you guys would know more info on it.
 

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There is a known fault with 1000cc (pre-312) radiators although I don't believe it's ever been a recall.

Unless you run petrol in place of coolant you won't have a fire, just a lot of steam. Ask me how I know... ok, I'll tell. I've got 2 re-welded rads in the garage and am on my fourth (aparently I ride em too hard LOL).

The upper mounts on older rads were a stupid design that pulled the core apart if you hit a bump. Supposedly 312's onwards had the new design that added a double-sided mount (although my 1000R had 312 exhaust parts so there is obviously a bit of crossover between early/early models as parts bins were being exhausted). I've now got the newer design and it's been fine since.

In the UK I think out of warantee will likely equate to 'cross your fingers'.
 

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Mine failed out of warranty at about 10k miles. MV replaced the radiator, but I paid labor (about $130). Didn't have much of a fight and was replaced within about a week.
 

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Yea Right!!

I was told by someone in the know that MV has a radiator recall going on for even out of warranty bikes. He said they crack and leak fluid on the headers and start a fire or something like that. Their shop had 3 of their MV's done at a local dealer. Havent had time to call Pro Italia and ask yet, anyone heard anything?
D'ya think there is a chance that they will replace the rear hub too whilst they are at it?

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They will when a rider goes down because of premature hub failure and sues them for a faulty design. Im just hoping mine fails before my extended warranty runs out so I can get them to install the updated hub.
 

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They will when a rider goes down because of premature hub failure and sues them for a faulty design. Im just hoping mine fails before my extended warranty runs out so I can get them to install the updated hub.
Nothing a quick pressure wash wouldn't ensure:naughty:
 

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I never let water touch my bike mate. And how do you suppose I get my radiator to crack so they can put the updated version of that?
 

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Just make sure the coolant is on the min line and run the thing hard on a hot day and hope it's enough to do the trick
 

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Been doing that every Sunday and it has yet to crack.
 

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Been doing that every Sunday and it has yet to crack.
Get it up into a higher mountain the road the reduced air pressure on the outside of the bike maybe all it is needing.

You could also try thermal shock, get it hot as possible then get a fozen towel and put that against the radiator with a bit of luck it should crack it

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I've owned a few 750's over the years and never had a prob lem with the rad, is this strictly a 1000 cc issue?
 

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The 1000 has a second rad hanging off it's ankles..puts a bit of a strain on the "wrists"... I took mine to North Wales..It got frightened and cracked up right away...
 

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UK roads are the best way to crack a rad, just ride fast over the bumps, or land a wheelie hard. It's prone to damage from both overheating and from physical shock - mine suffered from a bit of both most likely.
 

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I know this is a bit out of date, but would a 750 with dual rad be at risk of failure? Second radiator appears to be "hanging off" the top radiator.

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I've owned a few 750's over the years and never had a prob lem with the rad, is this strictly a 1000 cc issue?
I know this is a bit out of date, but would a 750 with dual rad be at risk of failure? Second radiator appears to be "hanging off" the top radiator.

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I've not personally heard of 750 radiator issues, but if your radiator is not located correctly quite obviously there will most likely be a problem with it in time.


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