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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone ! New MV owner here. I am currently bringing back SPR #133 back to life.

I have lusted for one ever since I first saw the SPR in 04 but the price has always been the main deterrence.

A friend(a collector) has had the bike since 05 and had been gathering part for it. I have since happily taken it off his hands. Salvaged from low side/front end damage with less than 2k miles. The towing company did more damage to the bike.
Most of the stuff is there and already replaced. Front end is sorted. Original fairings has been re-painted but as you all know the SPR paint is hard to duplicate so it not very good. Not my main concern at this point really.

I am hoping to reach out to the community here for anyone that has parts, mainly HARDWARE they want to sell or get rid off. I'm missing nuts, bolt and bracket to finish the bike.

I will be more specific once I have done more work on the bike and send out an update list.

Please feel free to shoot me anything you have(even better if its SPR parts) an I will get back to you.

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There aren't many SPR specific parts other than the panels. The air tubes are carbon fiber covered, not carbon fiber like the Senna or Tamburini. The engine and transmission are special. It was the first year they used the Marzocchis instead of the Showas. The dash was a little different cosmetically.

As the flat black paint becomes more and more popular, more shops can do a pretty good job with it.

I own #125 and #290.

post a picture or two. I'd like to see it.
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Welcome to the forum.
I'd think that the best fella to help out with components to restore your SPR to its former glory would be Carl (CAG)
For starters this thread may be useful to you:

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=64354

Good luck.

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I have # 275...purchased as a track bike for my 60th birthday present to myself. I am also piecing together the bits needed to put it back to original and am almost there.

Some of the body parts are still available from MV ...but very pricey. The matte paint has become a very popular OEM finish these days and lots of good painters can duplicate it very well.

Best wishes for your restoration....these are very special bikes indeed!!

I have the parts book if you need any part numbers to try and source. Just PM me.

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There aren't many SPR specific parts other than the panels. The air tubes are carbon fiber covered, not carbon fiber like the Senna or Tamburini. The engine and transmission are special. It was the first year they used the Marzocchis instead of the Showas. The dash was a little different cosmetically.

As the flat black paint becomes more and more popular, more shops can do a pretty good job with it.

I own #125 and #290.

post a picture or two. I'd like to see it.
Thanks! I'll get a picture up soon. Looks like you're the guy to talk to.
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Welcome to the forum.
I'd think that the best fella to help out with components to restore your SPR to its former glory would be Carl (CAG)
For starters this thread may be useful to you:

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=64354

Good luck.
Thanks for the welcome. I'll check the thread.
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I have # 275...purchased as a track bike for my 60th birthday present to myself. I am also piecing together the bits needed to put it back to original and am almost there.

Some of the body parts are still available from MV ...but very pricey. The matte paint has become a very popular OEM finish these days and lots of good painters can duplicate it very well.

Best wishes for your restoration....these are very special bikes indeed!!

I have the parts book if you need any part numbers to try and source. Just PM me.
Yes! I saw your post awhile back on your purchase.

The parts book is definitely something I need.

Thank !
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There aren't many SPR specific parts other than the panels. The air tubes are carbon fiber covered, not carbon fiber like the Senna or Tamburini. The engine and transmission are special. It was the first year they used the Marzocchis instead of the Showas. The dash was a little different cosmetically.

As the flat black paint becomes more and more popular, more shops can do a pretty good job with it.

I own #125 and #290.

post a picture or two. I'd like to see it.
Here a pic of it when it was delivered to me. Looks a little better now with new subframe and tail back on.
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You do have a bit of work to do!!!

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You do have a bit of work to do!!!
Yup ! I wasn't lying when I said I needed hardware.
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