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MV Augusta Corse Tail Tidy Failure

Complete failure, appears to be metal fatigue, new tail tidy and indicators now required and probably a new tyre.
Damage to the tail fairing which is disappointing.

At first I thought it was a tyre failure, fortunately two colleagues were following and they were able to go back and collect the remains.
Quiet ride home though, looking out for the police!!!

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Holy Shit Bruce! you are lucky it didn't get trapped in the rear wheel and spit you off, gutted for you :-(

Darren at D3 and another member had posted on here that the rear tail sections have been falling off a few weeks back.

I had wondered if it was the 4 captive nuts the tail section retaining bolts screw into in the subframe falling out rather than the metal falling apart.

I have ditched the 4 captive nuts in the subframe and replaced mine with nyloc nuts and washers.

I found they started to turn in the square holes when you tried to get some decent tension on the bolts, 1 of them even popped out the hole and had bent out of shape!

I know it is shit what has happend but it looks like a good time to replace the stock indicators with something esle.

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Holy Shit Bruce! you are lucky it didn't get trapped in the rear wheel and spit you off, gutted for you :-(

Darren at D3 and another member had posted on here that the rear tail sections have been falling off a few weeks back.

I had wondered if it was the 4 captive nuts the tail section retaining bolts screw into in the subframe falling out rather than the metal falling apart.

I have ditched the 4 captive nuts in the subframe and replaced mine with nyloc nuts and washers.

I found they started to turn in the square holes when you tried to get some decent tension on the bolts, 1 of them even popped out the hole and had bent out of shape!

I know it is shit what has happend but it looks like a good time to replace the stock indicators with something esle.
No, all bolts and hinge bolts perfectly secure, quick call on Mondat to R&G for their foc tail tidy and micro lights. It will be interesting the reply back fro EvolutionOnBike. New tyre required.
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mine failed as well , looks like metal fatigue, it had broken in half between the two pairs of fixing holes, got a replacement from d 3 , first class service arrived in 24 hours , no real bother to fit .
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Mine is a genuine MV part, no failure on the bolt holes. Complete assembly destroyed including the indicators? All fixing bolts still secure, no probl.ems there
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What is an MV Augusta?
Typo error, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit
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Yes, but it is wit.

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Yes, but it is wit.
I rest my case, after what happened today not sure I appreciate a call on a typing error. Thank goodness I am in a position to post the problem, it certainly could have been a lot worse
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