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I am looking at a used 2000 F4 and I was wondering what a fair price is for it. It has both the stock wheels and the magnesium wheels plus a few carbon fiber goodies as well. It only has 900 miles on it and is in great shape. Any input would be greatly appreciated. California, US
-- Rick Grayston (email@example.com), January 29, 2004
Wow, 900 miles, that pretty low. Check to see if has the brake upgrade and for sure the oil filter upgrade. Where in CA are you? I'm in San Jose...
-- ben (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 2004.
It has both the brake and the oil filter updates. I'm in Santa Barbara.
-- Rick Grayston (email@example.com), January 30, 2004.
Be careful, up to 2001 the MVs had much problems.
-- Speedy (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 2004.
I get a little pissed with people dissing 2000 MV's. Yes at first there were a few probs but now they shhould have been sorted. If the bike looks right rides well and goes as it should then go for it! You are just as likely to get a messed up 2001 or 2002. It's all to do with setup and knowledgable servicing.
-- Grahame (email@example.com), January 30, 2004.
don't be so quick to count out the 2000 model in fact the "fastest" MV in the continent happens to be a 2000 but, the rider may have someting to do with it. SEAN CRANE
-- sean crane (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 2004.
Mines a 2000-early at that,i looked at some 2001 bikes and thought the quality control had suffered a bit,have i had any problems or breakdowns?-NO,only problems i have had are with mv`s spare`s situation(now hopefully sorted)
-- mike tilston (email@example.com), January 30, 2004.
Have an EVO2 and if the '00 models had few problems, didn't they have a recall and had those fixed- I seemed to remember reading that but for the life of me, I don't recall where.
-- jon-jon (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 2004.
Grahame has a point. Although of the many problems I had with my 200 model were due to poor initial setup (fluffy response, rev limiter kicking in at wide open throttle at any rpms, and especially the stalling problems). Problems not associated with set up were broken side stand and oil leak.
Rick, I think you said you were in Southern California? If you get the bike, you may want to take it to an authorized MV dealer to have them do a throught check up. Monroes in San Fran and GP Motors in San Diego are your closest. Renaissance Motors in Tucson is probably the next and has more experience, since MV's were CA legal until MY2003.
You could go to Pro Italia, European Motors, or a non-MV dealer, but I'm not sure if they have the technical manual and know the offical specs settings for the MV. (With my 2000, I had a local Ducati dealer, who was very good, do it but it was a lot of guess work).
As for price, and this is just my guess, I think a STOCK 2000 model would be around $11 to $13K. I'm not sure how more value the magnesium wheels will add though.
-- Allan (Phoenix, Az) (Agibbs996@aol.com), February 10, 2004.
Thanks for the info everybody. I went ahead and bought it.
-- Rick Grayston (email@example.com), February 13, 2004.
Rick, may I make a few sugguestions.
1) The stock tire may be a 190 rear. If you go with a 180 rear, the MV will have a much better turn in. (I waited too long to make that switch).
2) If you'd like more grunt of the line, you can also change the rear sprockets.
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, AZ) (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2004.