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    My idiot brother-in-law bought his first bike

    Seriously, I love the guy. But starting with no riding experience and buying an exotic sportbike 100 miles away that you have to ride home?

    Hope he got home safe, he was supposed to go and get it by now. Haven't heard from him yet.

    It's a 2006 MV Agusta Brutale 910

    The eBay listing of his bike: http://tinyurl.com/5r35793

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    awaits, so i lost a limb... thread

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    hopefully he doesnt do what this guy does at 1:41.... also aparently his first bike...

    ask me about my ADD or pie or my cat. a dog. i have a bike. Do you like TV? i saw a rock. hi.

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    I wanna live in the U.S.! U would not get that thing for 8k in Euros here...Thats 7 year old Gixxer money over here.

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    Nice bike, but why didn’t you go and pick it up for him? Did he even ask you? It only makes sense, unless you’re not tight like that.






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    I would be more worried about him pushing it alongside a busy highway after it broke down than I would him binning it on his first ride.

    Presumably, if he grew up in your family he has been around a fast-ish car or bike at some point in his life and is not "intimidated" by them. If that is the case it is more the inexpirence of what to do when a dozy cage operator "doesn't see him" than physically operating the bike. Hopefully he is fearful of the bike's power enough to not screw around 100 miles from home on his only transport.

    All the guys I know with brutales are dumping them for one issue or another. A lot of complaints about the computer specifically the engine stalling at idle, and also about the countershaft bearing/seal. Heard of a couple of trannies grenading as well.

    For a new rider the stalling issue would be the most problematic. It affects 100% of the bikes since it is a defect with the actual fuel map.
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    That thing looks like it will be a blast to ride, no experience at all?

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    Ah Ha! I see why it went so cheap, it's missing the passenger pegs

    ...when/if he makes it find out what the deal is with integrated rear turn signals, I doubt they would pass certification here but it sounds interesting.

    Surely he has at least ridden a minibike or something, to hop on a 136 horsepower machine like that without even knowing which way the throttle turns, that's totally @#&%ed

    Haven't heard of all the issues Geeto listed, but I read if you use a powerwasher on the rear hub it's a death sentence for the rear wheel bearings, advise him to keep a very close eye on the rear hub for freeplay or metal shavings and do Not over tighten the chain and the chain adjuster pinch bolts.

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    Some people have a lot of money to buy something like that for a first ride.

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    best part about bikes, the high end exotics are still only the price of a used car.
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