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Monies aside....is it worth buying the Magnesium parts??

Is it worth buying? I'm familiar with rotational inertia, etc, but is buying the Magnesium parts like the wheels swingarm, lower triple, framplates, hub and spindle worth it? Does the ride change any afterwards? I'm talking rigidity, does it feel any different aside from feeling lighter?

I was also thinking of buying the complete Ti bolt kit...should lower a good amount of weight on the Brutale while looking pretty damn swank.

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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I rode a bike with the cast mag wheels (made by Marvic instead of Brembo, but are the same design as stock, same as Oro) almost back to back with mine. The bike had some better suspension components and it was a race bike so that skews the results a little, but it definitely was noticeable how much better it turned and the suspension was a lot better. A lot of that was due to suspension work, but unsprung weight might have been part of it.

If cutting weight is your goal, I would start with the unsprung parts.

Really hard to say if the rest is worth it. If someone has done the replacement and has advice, I'd like to hear it too.

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I also readf somewhere lifespan is ~5 years??? wtf??? Is that true? Also, wth are you supposed to do about that?

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I don't think it would be any stiffer, just lighter.
Also, you should replace magnesium parts periodically, because unlike some other alloys, they fail catastrophically, without any warning or stress cracks, so you must pre-emt them.
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Sounds like the answer to the original question (unless you have money to burn) is a NO then!


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Is it worth buying? I'm familiar with rotational inertia, etc, but is buying the Magnesium parts like the wheels swingarm, lower triple, framplates, hub and spindle worth it? Does the ride change any afterwards? I'm talking rigidity, does it feel any different aside from feeling lighter?

I was also thinking of buying the complete Ti bolt kit...should lower a good amount of weight on the Brutale while looking pretty damn swank.

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Great...Really looking forward to replacing my swingarm, frame plates, etc., for the purpose of preventative maintenance...Can't WAIT to get that bill!

Luckily I don't have Mag wheels!

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Great...Really looking forward to replacing my swingarm, frame plates, etc., for the purpose of preventative maintenance...Can't WAIT to get that bill!

Luckily I don't have Mag wheels!

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That was my main fear....cause I mean, that would suck ass to have to do every coupla years....

Anybody else have any input? So it's just lighter? Not stiffer or anything else coming along with the reduced weight?

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I'd like to know if there is a difference between cast and forged as well. I believe most of the MV parts are cast mag. You can really see the casting marks on the stuff. I looked at a Brutale Oro really close for a while. It's really weird to see the casting marks on such an upscale bike... I guess it's in fashion or something?

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That was my main fear....cause I mean, that would suck ass to have to do every coupla years....

Anybody else have any input? So it's just lighter? Not stiffer or anything else coming along with the reduced weight?
umm...it's also more expensive, and gold colored?
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