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This won't buff out.


I'm was out for a nice afternoon ride, about 2 miles from home when the bike just died. I bumped started it and it ran for a bit and died again. I coasted to a stop and saw wisps of smoke coming from under the tank. Ruh, roh George. It got progressively worse and turned into a tan, billowing, smelly kind of smoke. I cold smell plastic melting, and electrical stuff burning. I grabbed the useless tool kit, (I will never ride without it again) quickly pulled the side panels off, unscrewed the tank bolt and got the tank off. The side of the tank was scorched. I have pictures of that too. All I could think of was if there is this much smoke coming from the area just under the tank I'm probably moments away from this bike going up in flames.

I could probably call MV and raise hell about it but I won't. It may have been operator error. The bolt holding the spherical rod end to the bracket for the steering damper had backed out and I think the end of the damper knocked the key between the on and the off position. I don't know if that caused it or not, but I'm not positive and it would be dishonorable to conceal that detail.

So I'll just get in line with the rest of you guys for a new SPU.
 

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Awh shit Carl

Bad one that, especialy since it is the new "Blue Resin" SPU, you will have Noel tell you about loctite on those bolts and screws.
Bugger, sorry to see man, glad the bike did not go up in flames though.
I know a guy that used to have those in stock :cry:.
 

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Stinger (that's the name I gave my Brutale) is back in action. I called 6 dealers to see who had a new SPU also called CDI Module. New part number 8A009300. Ferracci didn't have it in stock but I was quoted $616USD and who knows when delivery would take place. Out in Washington state the price quoted was $513USD. again not is stock. Pro Itlaia price was $513USD, not in stock. Finally I called Moto Forza in Escondido CA and Kris Cordato fixed me right up. The price was good $380USD plus $10 for shipping. I think the reason the price was lower is because he had it in stock and did not look at MV Agusta's new parts ordering system. He's probably going to kick himself when he looks at the new retail price. It sounds like Moto Forza carries a lot of MV stuff.

I found out a couple of interesting things maybe some of you already knew. Ferracci is no longer the face of of MV in the US. Now he is just another dealer. I was told by some of the guys in the parts departments I called that MV has gone to a new parts ordering system and all the dealers go direct to MV, not Ferracci. In my opinion that relationship was holding MV down in the USA but that is my own opinion. If I understand correctly, one of the guys told me, MV has set up a warehouse in PA with a small staff and will be doing parts from there once everything is sorted out.

Any way I got the part, put it in and I went for a ride tonight, head light blazing not flashing. So far so good. The backing plate on the new SPU has four set screws and a huge bead of silicon around the fuse-cuicuit board area. The old SPU had a good size gap on the right side. I am sure the heat warped the case. I might take my diamond cutting wheel and cut that box open and see what is going on. I suspect some solid state relays and IC chips.
This won't buff out.


I'm was out for a nice afternoon ride, about 2 miles from home when the bike just died. I bumped started it and it ran for a bit and died again. I coasted to a stop and saw wisps of smoke coming from under the tank. Ruh, roh George. It got progressively worse and turned into a tan, billowing, smelly kind of smoke. I cold smell plastic melting, and electrical stuff burning. I grabbed the useless tool kit, (I will never ride without it again) quickly pulled the side panels off, unscrewed the tank bolt and got the tank off. The side of the tank was scorched. I have pictures of that too. All I could think of was if there is this much smoke coming from the area just under the tank I'm probably moments away from this bike going up in flames.

I could probably call MV and raise hell about it but I won't. It may have been operator error. The bolt holding the spherical rod end to the bracket for the steering damper had backed out and I think the end of the damper knocked the key between the on and the off position. I don't know if that caused it or not, but I'm not positive and it would be dishonorable to conceal that detail.

So I'll just get in line with the rest of you guys for a new SPU.
Maybe this will help ?
 

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I saw that thread. It is the blue backers that are the suspect parts, the black ones are the good. This came from an '04 750. I've seen the blue ones on '06s. I think the made the change over in 07? There was a thread somewhere about it. I think they could determine which by VIN.
 

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+1 on that carl, mine was the blue and the burn looked similar, but not melted all the way through
 

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Sorry to hear about the problems Carl. Will now be checking mine this weekend as it is an '06!
 

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I saw that thread. It is the blue backers that are the suspect parts, the black ones are the good. This came from an '04 750. I've seen the blue ones on '06s. I think the made the change over in 07? There was a thread somewhere about it. I think they could determine which by VIN.
8000A9615 (First serie B4-750 till no. #004321)

8000A9300 (B4-750 frame no. #004322 and later and all B4-910/989/1078)


8A00A9615 replacement for 8000A9615 (A and 0 difference!)

8A00A9300 replacement for 8000A9300 (A and 0 difference!)

You may/can use 8A00A9300 for first serie B4-750 (modification needed of cabling! but is no official writing. The other way around is not possible.

 

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I was very proud of myself, Joe. Pity no one witnessed it.

Oh, wait, one guy did. As I was frantically stripping parts of my bike engulfed in a cloud of oily brown smoke, a gentleman pulled up and asked " Excuse me. Is this route 417?"
 

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I'd be tempted to put the SPU in a mailite bag..along with a very nice letter relating your tale and willingness to self sacrifice for the marque and maybe, just maybe you'll be given a replacement....

"Who dares, wins "

joe
 

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I would love to do that and would gladly do so. You wouldn't happen to have an address to send it to would you?
 

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Yeah, There's a guy in Connecticut..CAG....He has all the MV spares in the world : ) He may have to place this on back order tho
 

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Send it to Varese....
 

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A street address and perhaps a name of someone to address it to was what I was looking for.
 

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HB - awesome specs mate, absolutely spot-on.

CAG - you win the most "spectactular SPU Meltdown" award thus far....the ones that have all fried....have never really "FRIED" !!!

I'll say it again....with the Pre-07's, it is simply luck if you've got a goody or not.

Mr. Massimo Bordi
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MV Agusta Motor SpA
Via G. Macchi, 144, 21100 Varese VA, Italy
 

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A street address and perhaps a name of someone to address it to was what I was looking for.
MV Agusta Motor SpA
Attenzione: Quality Assurance
Via G. Macchi, 144
21100 Varese VA, Italy

0332 254 111
 

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MV Agusta Motor SpA
Attenzione: Quality Assurance
Via G. Macchi, 144
21100 Varese VA, Italy

0332 254 111

Just leave it on the pillow with a calling card, so the man in Italy wakes in the night..reaches out and ..AaAaaaarghhh :smoking:
 
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