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Hollow Titanium bolts fitted.


MVS hollow titanium bolts
Hollow MVS Race spec bolt
Here is the latest upate to the bike. The guys at MVS Performance made them for me slightly longer for the brake reservoir bracket. The weight saving for the M6x20 hollow bolt works out 0.2 grams against the existing race spec titanium bolt. 
MVS hollow titanium bolts
Hollow MVS Race Spec bolt

As part of the conversion here is the Suzuki perch with a Hollow Titanium Race Spec bolt from MVS. 

MVS hollow titanium race spec bolts
Hollow Race spec bolts

I revisited the endurance lifters and fitted som better sized MVS hollow titanium race spec bolts. I also replaced the chrome plated domed bolts with Titanium. These bolts were 3.7 grams down to just 1.9grams

MVS hollow titanium race spec bolts
TI Cover bolts
I bought some Titanium domed bolts to replace the stock item, The standard ones weigh 3.2 grams and the replacements weigh 1.9 grams. A small but nice conversion.

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