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Monday, October 31, 2016

Even more changes required.

So.....the never ending story for the MV.
Once you drive it day to day, you'll notice just how hot the engines get quickly.
Apparently this is down to a poor design of the original technical specs of the water pumps. Apparently the housing units and the impellers had too large a gap, which meant at low revs the pressure wouldn't be great enough to get the juice flowing at the required flow.

So, MV did an upgrade impeller. Depending on what you read, some say it works, other say it doesn't.
So, you either spend on that or replace it with a DC water pump that will increase flow by 46%.

No brainer..

Next Up...Rear Hub...

No genuine surprise that the hub on the MV requires changing.
Apparently they collapse. Not good. My own has had a bearing change, but after 35,000km MV state you have to change the hub the lifecycle is over at that point.

So , looking around it'll probably be one of these. dear, yes. But whats the value of a life?

MV Factory windup front stand p/n 800095807

So, the MV. Currently she's looking at hitting the 35,000km on the tach and even though I got a whole bunch of receipts to show how much has gone into the bike, there are a few things that require work. 
To start with I've purchased new break pads, new front bearings. I looked at the front stand I had for the Ducati and realised it wouldn't do the job for the MV.
Suddenly the front stand pictured came up on the local selling site. a shop was selling out new MV parts as they would stop being a distributor. so 50% on all genuine MV parts. Should make everything easier.
At the same time I found another discounted item, a genuine MV Brutale bike cover. Also a discount item and by all accounts the bikes gonna look awesome once she goes under wraps for the winter.

Monday, October 24, 2016

MV Agusta f4 Brutale 750

So...the Ducati 748 stolen and recovered...except this time it never came back to me as the insurance company kept her as she had so much broken plastic...sorry t see her always

So I was in the market for another bike and for a while I was looking at a KTM. Then this MV came up. never even knew this bike existed...the more I looked, the more I got interested...just looking at the spec sheet was just silly...
so, off I went on a train with a bike helmet, up north for 6 hours to buy the beast and drive usual, not really thinking...another Italian...wet weather? usual issues with electrics...who cares, just looking at the design and spec sheet..I mean to say, even the initial engine design was by Ferrari and based on 4 cylinders of their worst F1 car of 92....but whatever, it's what I wanted and knew i would need to get the hands dirty...and I wasn't wrong.

usual issues ...join a forum, find out the list of what goes wrong....after a few rain storms the relay electrical box kills the battery which is already long past it's sale
new battery- check
new electrical box - check

oh, but wait, this unit I bought does everything except the front headlight...It's then I read that "two" boxes were built and to ensure one orders the correct box for the 750.....ffs...
I find the correct box at an exceptional price and order. I get a message from the company based in germany that they are now on holiday and return in two weeks... I also get a message that MV are going through reconstruction with AMG and that parts are taking longer to get..ffs...4 weeks without a bike in the summer months...

So I drive with the box and no headlight. hashtag limitations...

Currently on the kitchen table are a set of koyo front wheel bearings as there seems to be a noise coming from the front wheel that sounds a bit strange...a fuel filter and o-ring and soon I'll expect some issues with the rear hub as apparently they also get a bit iffy after the mileage the bike has.

so, was it worth it? Oh yes. this ranks as one of the most enjoyable bikes I've ever owned. It's power band is more akin to a two stroke than a four stroke and it just feels right. Once the CAT was dumped and a mid-pipe fitted, it seemed to breath better and with the noise induction sounding like a 60's formula one car, you just want to keep riding the beast!

¨the next step up is the 910s, but I'd sacrifice the torque for the free revving 750 smaller engine.