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R1Andrew's Mona Lisa Rebuild

I hope that it will not be much longer on the parts to show up. The last item to show should be the rear rim by mid Feb. So I will start posting some pictures up here over the next couple of weeks to show the progress and rebirth of my bike. For those that do not know I spent years and way too much money to create the perfect bike for me. Then on a ride in October I crashed and the insurance company called her a total loss. So I will start out with what she looked like after the crash.
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I told everyone she would be back and better than before. So how do you make her better than before?

You have to start with a very nice engine. So here you have a 0 mile 1078 engine built by the race dept at MV. All stock parts but all of which were cherry picked to be the best of the best Thank you Noel for finding this for me.
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Now to make it more me.

Red magnesium cover
One of a kind alternator bracket
Motocorse engine cover
Lots of Ti bolts
Magnesium gear housing
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Needed to save a few more grams while I waited on parts to arrive. I trimmed out the center of two brackets for fun.

But wait that lower triple is not stock. What is it from?

New old stock Veltro Magnesium Lower Triple Clamp Thanks to JDS for tracking it down for me. Sorry this is the only pic I could find of the triple at this time.
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Things are starting to come along nice in this shot.

Magnesium Frame plates on and the subframe has been powder coated to match the frame plates. But can you tell what is missing on the subframe? Yes the key lock for the tail and the wields on lower arms of the frame where it bolts into the frame plates.

MV Corse carbon fiber license plate holder. But where is the key for the tail section? You are looking at it, don't you see it?
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Oh there it is. Spring loaded and a nice little touch I have always wanted to do.
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Finally I got the frame back and is on.
Also installed the Mag lower triple and the Motocorse upper triple clamp.
Magnesium Swingarm powder coated to match frame plates.
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Now she is coming together

Motocorse sprocket cover, upper and lower shock brackets, linkage arm, and side stand.
Also the Ohlins, oh how I love the Ohlins, FGR 800 up front and Ohlins shock on the rear.
But you need great stopping power so you add on the Brembo monoblocks and the Braketech CMC rotors
Tie that all together with the 7 spoke BST rims. Now I have the proper front end.
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Several projects will be going on this weekend. I can tell you that a magnesium hub weighs less will all the bearings and seals than the empty oem hub. Thank you Ian. I might owe you now. The mag hub saves you just over 1/2 lb
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