Do your MV handlebar vibrate/buzz at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm? : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread

Hello all! After a year of following the MV, I finally got one on Saturday! This 2000 MV has 800 miles and drives like a dream except for two things that I'm wondering are normal:

1. The handlebars have a vibration/buzzyness at the 3,000 to 5,000 rpm range. The vibrations are also transmitted to the mirrors. I understand the grips are relatively thin but I'm wondering if it's normal. Above 5,500 rpm the bike is fine.

2. At times, the MV feels a little weak around the 3,000 to 5,000 rpm range but once warmed up and driven for a while doesn't seem to be a problem.

I won't be able to take the bike to the dealer for a check up until Saturday. I'm hoping, if there's anything wrong, that you may be able to point me in a direction.

-- Allan Gibbs (, April 24, 2001


Hello Alan, Congrats and good luck with the new bike! Yes, it is normal for the buzziness between 3 and 5 grand. Most bikes have the same symptoms but at different rpms. It has to do with the vibrational frequency of the metal. Take care, Masis.

-- Masis Yeter..... (, May 01, 2001.

Thank. I feel more relieved knowing it's normal. I was worried something was wrong with the bike.

Asides from the vibrations, the MV is a dream to ride....even in stop- go-stop traffic because the clutch is so easy to retract, the engine is smooth, and handling is nimble.

It's almost a perfect motorcycle. I may switch the handle grips and add lead weights to the end of the handlebars to dampen the vibrations.

-- Allan Gibbs (, May 02, 2001.

Oh hell yes. Mine has it too.........Vibe in the 4k area that feels like my girlfriends vibrator. I was worried at first but have grown to accept it.

On another note, my bike stalls if I shut it off and them turn it back on when it's hot.....


-- Jeremy (, May 03, 2001.

Well, I won't know because I've never held my girlfriend's vibrator. :)

Seriously, the stalling problem may be just a throttle body synchronization adjustment. The prior owner has similar, repeated issues. The dealer I bought the bike from said it only needed to be synchronized, since it was still in it's break-in phase (I got the bike with 800 miles on it). I've put about 200 miles on the bike and used in it in traffic, freeway, and canyons and the idling is perfectly stable...even when really hot. Hope this helps. Good luck.

-- Allan Gibbs (, May 03, 2001.

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