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So, may I interest you in some magnesium Sir?

Had a bunch of help from some good friends this weekend. Stuart and I started the break down process on Friday the 10th of July at 9.00 pm and stopped at 1.00 am. The allloy swing arm and hub was still in place at that point but the fairings, tank and subframe were removed and the nuts holding the front sprocket, rear sprocket and the 55 mm nut on both sides of the rear axle were undone.
Here are some pictures from the progress through Saturday the 11th of July. Fitment of the Braketech rear brake requires some milling of the brake carrier, one of the guys at work was able to help out there. Those of you familiar with Scooter will know that he was on hand to check our work and ended up in one of the pictures. Someone has to be in charge of quality control, right?
The work continued into Sunday and after a stunning 25 hours over 3 days (for fitment of the frame plates the engine has to be seperated from the main frame and dropped about 25 mm, among many other details) the bike was ready to ride. So then it rained. The Gods of motorcycling have a sence of humour.
I'll post some pictures installed parts later today when I get home.
Parts installed are: MV Corse magnesium swingarm, DID ERV3 520 chain + sprockets, Braketech rear disc, MV Corse rear sets and MV Corse magnesium frame plates.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with part one of this long term project. To Stuart: Thanks Bro, you are da man. To Richard: Thanks for the mad skills on the mill, enjoy the beer. To Scooter: Sit boy sit. Lastly to Melanie my wife: Thanks for understanding my passions in life and keeping the troops fed all weekend.
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Serious job there guys. Is that disc cast iron or CMC? Any weight comparison to the standard disc?

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Nice pics. I like seeing these bikes apart. Looking forward to the after pics.

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Serious job there guys. Is that disc cast iron or CMC? Any weight comparison to the standard disc?
Taken from the auction: This auction is for a new Brake Tech ductile iron rear brake rotor, a set of Ferodo SinterGrip brake pads and four new MV mounting bolts with nuts to mount the rotor to your bikes mounting flange.
Full-Floating 210mm Rear Assembly w/ hard anodized aluminum carrier. New integrated AXIS Design architecture provides greater assembly strength and thermal dynamics. CNC machined from 100% billet stock and Cryogenically processed for maximum performance.

Note: Requires small relieving of the rotor mounting plate to clear the floater buttons.

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Carbon the black on the rotor is just a corrosion protection which will wear off once the disc is used.

Castle, do you have the weight differences between the standard and Magnesium swingarm?
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nice

altho i'd say scoot looks a tade pissed off

is something not going right
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nice

altho i'd say scoot looks a tade pissed off

is something not going right
Well spotted, the foreman is ropeable. He can't find MV Agusta special part MV1514639 - dog bowl full of sausages.
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Castle, do you have the weight differences between the standard and Magnesium swingarm?[/quote]

I did drive to work today and in the boot are the old alloy parts. I'll weigh them and post the results before I go home.
I can tell you that the swing arm, in particular, feels heavier. The scales won't lie and I'll let you know what I find out.
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