MV in the UK deal directly with the factory, pretty much everywhere else has a distributor middleman.
I was told my an authorized shop in San Diego that there is a newer sprag with the part number ending in 2424If you read this service bulletin,it does inform dealers they can claim warranty (GE) even when the bikes warranty has expired.
Good info, I'm actually creating a separate thread for this.I was told my an authorized shop in San Diego that there is a newer sprag with the part number ending in 2424
Hi,In the uk each dealer is independent, so a different dealer might have a different attitude. Have you asked if they’d fit it as part of a service and how much extra then? Might be worth contacting other dealers to see what they offer.
Rubbish service for sure though.
Thanks for the reply. Can I get my local dealer to fit it then ride over to a main dealer for the ECU map, the nearest main dealer is 70 miles away and the bike won’t start and I have no way of transporting it without paying another £150 :frown2:It does sound like the sprag. If you have a 3rd party warranty then it should cover the starter mechanism and the fitting of it. If it doesn't cover that then you should be able to get the new part FoC and just pay labour to get it fitted - but even if you can't the part itself is only about £80.
Note though - you need the latest ECU map to go with the physical part to resolve the issue - which MV dealers should install as part of any service work.
Brilliant, based in Newbury Berkshire.Where are you based? But yeah - once the new part is fitted it should start just fine - but need the latest ECU map to be sure that it continues that way.
Does anyone know if the F3 2012 EAS 1.0 can be updated with this ECU updates or is it just the later EAS 2.0?For info - the fix is in 2 parts. The sprag part itself is upgraded with finer tolerances and greater strength where required. They also identified what was damaging the previous sprags - it was todo with how the engine powered off and sometimes it put a load on the sprag causing undue wear. This part, along with a different firing up procedure (sparks after fewer turns than previously) have been changed in the latest ECU update. The ECU update takes around 5 mins to do. Whether your local dealer will charge you for it I can't say.