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First track day on the F3. Great fun, great bike. Just need to shave 10secs off my lap times!
 

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Glad to see somone else using the lightach stands. Best stand ever and have one for my F3 and F4RR Corsacorta. Hope you ready cause I'm gonna PM the heck out of you on the suspension upgrades.
 

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Glad to see somone else using the lightach stands. Best stand ever and have one for my F3 and F4RR Corsacorta. Hope you ready cause I'm gonna PM the heck out of you on the suspension upgrades.
Sure mate, PM me anytime.

The lightechs are good but the front is not high enough for a wheel change, fine for tyre warmers though. I think they changed the design recently so maybe this portion got worse.
 

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Sure mate, PM me anytime.

The lightechs are good but the front is not high enough for a wheel change, fine for tyre warmers though. I think they changed the design recently so maybe this portion got worse.

As far as day to day on the track goes the lightech is amazing...but for long term storage and working on wheels nothing beats the demon tweeks spider stands.They give the Bursig stands a run for their money and got one for each my bikes...check it out if you can.

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Looking at it now it's cheaper to buy the stand and adapter seperate......which is sad.:crying:
 

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Nice Bike. I have just procured the exact same bike and am currently spending a load on track parts. What gives the best bang for the buck on the mods that have been done to yours?
 

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If you take the older bike with silver motor to the track the best investment you can do is the new valve and camshaft kit 🙂
It's not if but when the engine will blow...
If you want to race with stock engine you need to change the stock valve springs around every 1500km. The stock RRA5 cam is to aggressive for the springs.
I have been racing MV for 5 seasons now.
 

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Nice Bike. I have just procured the exact same bike and am currently spending a load on track parts. What gives the best bang for the buck on the mods that have been done to yours?
Hey mate, so the mods that racermasen mentions are important as the F3 is known to drop valves etc.

Other than that the first mods I would do are front and rear suspension plus a full SC (or similar) exhaust. Track fairings obviously and also brake pads/discs/master cylinder if you can.

The thing is, I have never ridden a stock F3 so difficult for me to tell, all I know is this one is a weapon on the track....love it.

I am looking for another F3 to convert to track use and these would be my first mods.
 

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If you take the older bike with silver motor to the track the best investment you can do is the new valve and camshaft kit 🙂
It's not if but when the engine will blow...
If you want to race with stock engine you need to change the stock valve springs around every 1500km. The stock RRA5 cam is to aggressive for the springs.
I have been racing MV for 5 seasons now.
Thanks for the advice.

What about the exhaust valves though? The kit is only new thicker intake valves and the cam, but does nothing for the exhaust side. I thought someone dropped an exhaust valve some time ago.

Is the RRA5 the new updated cam or the old one?
 

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The new one is RRA6. The exhaust valves are good so no need to change them. The new inlet valves have the same grade titanium as the exhaust valves plus a stronger shape. When changing the valve also buy new springs.
 

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The new one is RRA6. The exhaust valves are good so no need to change them. The new inlet valves have the same grade titanium as the exhaust valves plus a stronger shape. When changing the valve also buy new springs.
Thanks for the advice, appreciated.
 

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The F3 (and F4) arrive in Sepang on Thursday for a No Limits trackday. First weekend of the the new year and straight out on track, can't wait.
 

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If you take the older bike with silver motor to the track the best investment you can do is the new valve and camshaft kit 🙂
It's not if but when the engine will blow...
If you want to race with stock engine you need to change the stock valve springs around every 1500km. The stock RRA5 cam is to aggressive for the springs.
I have been racing MV for 5 seasons now.
Do you have a link to this kit? Are occasional track days on the silver engines worth the upgrade?

Is it not a complete joke that this isn't a recall issue if it is so bad? Its clearly a defective part if this is the case.
 

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Do you have a link to this kit? Are occasional track days on the silver engines worth the upgrade?

Is it not a complete joke that this isn't a recall issue if it is so bad? Its clearly a defective part if this is the case.
MV have made a really good price on the kit. The price last year was 441.30 euro+VAT

Part nr 14 on this link:
https://evolutionbike.it/mvagustastore/oem-parts/f3/engine/g04.html

The valve guides on the old silver heads are also a week spot and there is better ones available if you are building a race engine.

If you want to race the bike this needs to be fixed. For trackdays i really think it is a good investment. And add ECU studio and some hours on the dyno <img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

On my new engine i use the 2018-> head, DLC coated RRA6 cam and valve cups and Kaufman Rev2 valvesprings.
 

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MV have made a really good price on the kit. The price last year was 441.30 euro+VAT

Part nr 14 on this link:
https://evolutionbike.it/mvagustastore/oem-parts/f3/engine/g04.html

The valve guides on the old silver heads are also a week spot and there is better ones available if you are building a race engine.

If you want to race the bike this needs to be fixed. For trackdays i really think it is a good investment. And add ECU studio and some hours on the dyno <img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

On my new engine i use the 2018-> head, DLC coated RRA6 cam and valve cups and Kaufman Rev2 valvesprings.
Do you have a link to the valve guides and Kaufman springs? Are the valve guides something a workshop can change or better to buy complete head and just install the valves and springs?
 

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Dont have any link to the springs. They are really hard to find. It's a MV reparto course design.
I think the ones evolutionbike is selling is Kaufman but I'm not sure:
https://evolutionbike.it/mvagustastore/racing-parts/wss/8000c2780.html

There are options for less money out there but it's still a lot of money. Laguna motor in Italy might be able to help you. It's about 500euro for the springs.

Regarding the valve guides send a message to sleiper1 here on the forum.
The guides on the picture are from them.
 

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My F3 was being tested at Sepang at the no limits trackday a few weeks ago. This is the likely rider who will race in the Malaysian race series (I am not fast enough unfortunately)
 

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Interesting track day, this was a `private` event which meant there was some pretty trick bikes there. Managed to do a track walk to check out some of my most hated corners (this ones turn 9) plus stopped off at the location of the tragic passing of Simoncelli to pay my respects.

However I had a very scary moment when the bike started to shudder violently under braking, thought it was just me being silly but thankfully came back into the pits to find the lower right calliper bolt totally missing and the top one half way out. This after only 2 laps of very light braking, god knows how this could have happened. You can see in the picture the bolt is mounted so to come all the way out I have no explanation for. One more lap with hard breaking and the calliper would have been off. Anyway, glad I made the decision to come in as it could have been a lot worse.
Unfortunately as I was braking with only one bolt the calliper bend the lower fork mounts which caused the seal to leak, so now the forks need a full service.
This track day lark is not cheap.
 

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Glad you got off the bike before potential disaster! Shame about the cost...

That Ducati IS pretty trick tho
 
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