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Bolts in the front brake rotor rivets ...

 
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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Bolts in the front brake rotor rivets ... Reply with quote

So I see that some V-dues have bolts in every second rivet - like this:
http://www.carsbase.com/photo/Bimota-500_Vdue_mp110_pic_22858.jpg

Mine has in every rivet.

I am kinda surprised that this was the 'engineering solution' someone (Piero?) choose for this bike, to get the dash working, considering the attention to detail in other places.

Has someone tried to address this issue and come up with something safer?
Even lock-nuts come loose from time to time, and I'm afraid it will be fatal for my fork leg if one of these bolt come out at speed.

EDIT: I see the YB11 has them too ...


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Ade sym



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi That's spooky as I have noticed exactly the same thing on my bike over the weekend after having a really good look at it.

My left disc or nearside has a nut and bolt on every hole where the right hand disc is a traditional floating disc, initially I though it may have been a something not quite right or maybe for the speedo to run off but will be interested to see what every one else thinks?

Thanks

Ade
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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is there for the speedo alright, but IMO it's an unsafe and poorly executed engineering solution for sure Rolling Eyes
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JackJabba



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has floaters both sides, but is running the speedo from the rear disc.

How else can you tell how fast your wheelying.
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Ade sym



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steff_dk wrote:
It is there for the speedo alright, but IMO it's an unsafe and poorly executed engineering solution for sure Rolling Eyes


Agree it is a little worrying if they were to come loose and look poor as well
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JRH



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By fitting a speedo healer it must be possible to pick up the signal from another source, and recalibrate it......
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vort28



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen both set ups and only know 2 vdues that have every other bolt , both of these bikes have wild speedo's I believe.
I would have thought if Piero could simply and cheaply modify to 1 pickup , he would have done it.
Don't know if you have noticed but brembo made special disc's for the vdue, they have 1 more rivet in them than standard Brembo disc's.

Standard disc 9 rivets


Vdue disc. 10 rivets.

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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:

Don't know if you have noticed but brembo made special disc's for the vdue, they have 1 more rivet in them than standard Brembo disc's.


I hadn't noticed ... I wonder if that is a speedo related choice too, or what the reason could be. Smile
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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I read this correct, on page 34 of the pdf, it seems the bolts and nuts are numbers 9 and 10.

http://www.vdueusa.com/spare_parts.pdf

However I still think I will try to pursue a better solution for this ...
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