Sorry to hear about your failure.Second one I have heard of on a F3.Has the hub been serviced at regular intervals?Even if the hub has been serviced the wheel side bearing can collapse at any time without much warning.Like Jim said the F4 late model hub is the same and will fit.With my hub I supply a spacer to suit your model at no extra charge.Where in the world do you live?Will an aftermarket F4 rear hub assembly fit an F3?
I've seen ones sold by Design Corse and was wondering if I can use that. OEM replacement is expensive as quoted by my mechanic.
Any input and insight would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Ralf,just one comment,how long since you checked the price on a OEM hub,you might be surprised.In Australia the OEM hub is double the price of mine.:jsm:Now the maintenance manual declares clearly that the hub has to be replaced at 36000km.
Further a OEM rear hub costs roughly the same as a Mitchy or Design Corse hub.
The service intervals will be the same on either of the hubs.
Now peoples tend to exchange the wheel side bearing/bearings.
This is not MV specific but might works too.
Mitch I just researched it.Hi Ralf,just one comment,how long since you checked the price on a OEM hub,you might be surprised.In Australia the OEM hub is double the price of mine.:jsm:
OK Ralf,I did not realise you could buy a OEM hub without an axle because over here you have to buy the hub/axle combined.My apologies.Mitch I just researched it.
The OEM hub cost 488 Euro @ startwintrading.
Your hub is offered @ ebay by You for 531 Euro or for 788$ @ GP Racing.
The Design Corse hub costs 670 Euro.
Now having a pre 2009 bike You will need a conversion kit if You change the first time to the 2010 hub, because of the design changes at the new hub, with the matching new axle.
The kit costs roughly 780 Euro.
If You want to keep the old axle than the DG or Your hub are the choices
But he has a 2013 F3 and only needs to change the hub.
hubs are supposed to be REPLACED at 36,000km......along with the front wheel bearingsAccording to the service schedule the bearings where supposed to be serviced at 12k and 24k, replaced at 36k. You almost made it, sorry to hear about your failure, hope it's repairable.
Mitch;The main problem with the hubs is the heating and cooling affect which causes condensation and therefore slowly destroys the small bearing (wheel side) MV Agusta decided to use.So a stronger hub with bigger bearings has a longer life span.High quality grease also helps.
I just cleaned and regreased the bearings in the hub of my 2013 F4RR. The "rubber seal" is a 2mm section O ring. Very high tech and turns the ball bearing into a thrust bearing. Clever guys these Italians!And bear in mind the MY10 single row wheel side bearing slides into a outer rubber seal. So in effect it appears to be isolated from radial loading and to be there to soak up axial loading.
I dont know where people will get replacement rubber seals from in the future. They wont last for ever.