The damage to the spindle was the mechanics trying to free it from the hub!! The applied heat to the nut, without success, and then had to cut the spindle and remove it that way!! The mechanic 'russ bennett of bennetts barnlsey' is now the technical director for MV in the uk and knows his way around these bikes. If this was the only way you could get the spindle off, then i'm sure every other avenue was explored. The bearings were not beyond salvage, but the heat generated from lack of lubrication had wrecked the spindle, and the hub would have been next!wow that's fark. How come the spindle split in two different places, could it be that the pervious owner or service person over tighten the spindle? If the hub failed wouldn't the bearing(s) discinigrate well before the spindle?
Also how come the 55mm nut is blacken and burnt in colour? Did someone use a blow torch to release the nut?