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That's a beautiful Senna, looks like she is wearing Sil Moto Carbon cans, what other changes are there?
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That's a beautiful Senna, looks like she is wearing Sil Moto Carbon cans, what other changes are there?
Came with them when I recently bought it. Trying to source some carbon bits for it. Also changed the rear sets out from what is pictured.
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Looks like a great 'MV' road! Have a great 7 months!!
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Sorry to be slow in answering, I just saw this.

Yes, I am looking to restore the body, which is pretty rough. There is a big paint bubble on the right side and the very end has turned out where it meets the belly pan. Also, both sides have splits on one end of the vents.

I would love to hear your ideas, but am not a wealthy man so they need to be affordable.
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Lovely colour, always liked the silver MV, Your exhaust on the right side is melting the body work, are you concerned enough to fix it? If so I can could make suggestions, depending on your budget.
Love to hear your suggestions.
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I would love to hear your ideas, but am not a wealthy man so they need to be affordable.
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Looks like a great 'MV' road! Have a great 7 months!!
Ha ha, Its more like 8-9 months. Although I usually don't bother with rego Dec through Jan due to family commitments and the heat. I would on a normal bike but the MV really don't like it much.
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Love to hear your suggestions.
What is your budget?
I presume Monica is a twin Radiator 750? How much city/slow riding do you do?

Before I even start this list, remember these are my views and some others on this forum, others may disagree with the options I am about to lay out.

I am about to try and fix as best I can the melting/splitting plastic and burnt paint on my own MV f4 750. My previous fix's worked quite well but this time I am going further.

1st get a manual fan switch fitted, before you even get into the slow area's get the fans on. ECU activated fan's will let the heat build in the fairing before they come on and the fans will have a harder time trying to control the heat.

1. Professional quality repair to relevant bodywork and repaint.

2. The exhaust is about 10mm away from the bellypan where it does the most damage, get the best heat shielding you can and cover all the relevant exposed area's, in other words the stock shielding never went far enough, you must study the problem close up, it must be thin with strong layer construction so it doesn't fall apart over time and have heat proof glue. I will try oven silicon glue to try and make sure all edges are sealed.
From personal experience although it is harder to do, use large sheets instead of lots of strips because a large sheet with sealed edges will be more resistant to coming loose.

I may well try Zircotec Zircoflex 3 Flexible Ceramic Heat Shield next which is a ceramic heat barrier with 200C resistant glue: https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s...BoCuA4QAvD_BwE

3. High quality exhaust ceramic coating to down and mid pipes, Glenno reports a 200C lower temp at the headers after having his done, this is the kind of number that the decent coating companies claim I may well try this company in the UK:
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Not only will the pipes near your paint work be up to 30% cooler, when you switch off they cool a lot quicker.
Note: You can coat the entire exhaust, but it has been reported to me by some one who has only done the headers and mid pipe that heat transfer further along the exhaust system caused no problem, if it does get a little warm you could coat the entire pipe, or fit heat shielding to the under seat tray.

Note: From what I have read, plasma flame ceramic coating offers greater surface heat reduction over typical standard ceramic containing paint. But is more expensive, which one would expect with a more involving specialised process. Again from what I read the plasma flame version is more durable than a spray on ceramic.
Here is an article done by NASA in 1979 (in case some one wants a little light read)on plasma flame coating using zirconia ceramic: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/c...9790005927.pdf

4. Improves your fans, read in detail these threads: Fanzilla Mod - http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...light=fanzilla
Son of Fanzilla Mod - http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...light=fanzilla
https://www.mvagusta.net/forum/12-f4...rd-cousin.html
Lee states the real problem is the lack of air flow into the fairing at low speed. Certainly below 35MPH
You can fit spacers into certain fairing mounts to open up the fairing better to let more hot air out.
I just bought some Muzzy fan blades(not easy to find), they move more air than the early 5 bladed plastic fan blades. The Ducati fans with many blades are even better. Try and seal the fans against the radiator for more efficiency.

5. Fit the improved MV water pump/upgrade, or even better the Design Corse racing water pump. This will help slow riding, and when you get going again will bring temps down quicker.
Use high quality coolant like engine ice, bleed the coolant system properly.

6. Ignition timing on the early MV's is poor and they run hotter than they need too, get your chip flashed, or if rich enough get a Microtec ECU which will offer all sorts of benefits.

7. Fit Samco Silicon hoses and Silicon hose clamps.

I would say the manual fan switch and the 1st four points on the list are most important, the further down the list you go the better but the cost gets high. The more you do the more you can go into slow speed area's.
Another aspect to consider is switching to Carbon Fibre lower body work which won't melt/burn/split like plastic panels, but your paint will still show the negative effects of being exposed to excessive heat.
Some folks have switched to CF belly pans, they are not cheap.

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