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    I rode a 910 up to Newcombs ranch last month.. Great bike
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    congrats I also have a Brutale that I use when I'm putting around the street commuting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAndrewG View Post
    Impressions when you have had her a bit Potere, please...

    John
    Yah, this will be coming off an '11 RSV4 with a race set-up. I will also compare AF1's forum to the MV forum.

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    Congrats on the bike. If you haven't already done so, check out the MV forum - tons of good info.
    Just signed up, thanks.
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    Gotta say. MV's got style. Dripping style.
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    yeah single motorcycle rider -if they have a soul they dream of an MV - well done and enjoy the ride ( yes we are envious )
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    Congrats on the MV! I've had mine now for a few months and love it. It's a fun bike to ride. It's just a different riding style to the RSV4, might just have to make the Ape a full time track bike. Of course being an Italian bike it has some quirks from bringing her home. When I took it to the track, it would all of a sudden shut off (no electrics) needed a new SPU (older versions were bad). I think it was overheating the unit because "normal" street riding I didn't have any issue from test ride and riding around town. The other thing, I haven't had time to check into is when cold it will idle really low and will stall sometimes. Other than that, it's been a great bike. I recently installed a quickshifter...only because I'm used to it with my RSV4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swingkat420 View Post
    Congrats on the MV! I've had mine now for a few months and love it. It's a fun bike to ride. It's just a different riding style to the RSV4, might just have to make the Ape a full time track bike. Of course being an Italian bike it has some quirks from bringing her home. When I took it to the track, it would all of a sudden shut off (no electrics) needed a new SPU (older versions were bad). I think it was overheating the unit because "normal" street riding I didn't have any issue from test ride and riding around town. The other thing, I haven't had time to check into is when cold it will idle really low and will stall sometimes. Other than that, it's been a great bike. I recently installed a quickshifter...only because I'm used to it with my RSV4.
    Which QS did you fit, I'm after one for my F4?


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    It came with a power commander III, so it was pretty easy to just get the dynojet QS. It does the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potere View Post
    Yah, this will be coming off an '11 RSV4 with a race set-up.
    I resisted the temptation to use the non-existant QS on my 1st ride. Went on the first medium ride Sat, about 4 hours of mostly twisty Highway 1 south from Monterey to Cambria. The big differences:

    Brutale advantages
    - she easy on the eyes
    - flicks more easily due to upright bars and lower weight
    - better mileage (about 10%) during spirited riding
    - no electronics (cut my teeth on flexy fliers of the 70s, the wrist handles all the necessary decisions)
    - will not tear your arms out in 1st and 2nd gear
    - and most importantly, the NAME! I'd rather ride a bike called brutal than one named an acronym.

    RSV4 advantages
    - prettier (barely)
    - sounds waaay better (you can make the Brutale sound awesome in a tunnel though, sorta sounds like a Ferrari at 10,000rpm)
    - you gotta love hanging off the saddle on those twisties, especially the slow ones that are in the 30-40 mph range
    - very few quirks
    - AF1 support (parts porn site http://af1racing.com)
    - fairing helps increasingly more after 80mph

    Both bikes produce the "wow, never heard of that brand". Especially from the HD guys. I have to admit Harley riders are soooo hard to want to listen to.

    Had to order a $90 tool for the axle nuts. It's the price of admission to a rear wheel design that makes the left side of the bike extremely jealous of the right side.

    Still messing with the suspension settings.
    potere - italian for power
    have M1 permit, will travel

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    ahh suspension.
    I am getting my Griso forks rebuilt. Then I'm off to Pro Italia for their monthly suspension set-up workshop.

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    OK, so the adjustments on the forks actually work but I don't know if that will be the case on the rear shock. At least I got rid of the harsh jolts on anything and everything less than a perfectly smooth road.

    Hey, anyone use the HiFlo 544 filter on a Brut?
    potere - italian for power
    have M1 permit, will travel

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