MBP collets on a Mille

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MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:58 am

Are they worth it..??
It's been ask before, but I"'m still not convinced...go for them or not...??

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Nobody...??? :(~

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Post by BevHevSteve » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:38 pm

well I can tell what I *know* to be a good thing about these but then again I am biased...
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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Steve, go ahead, convince me..!

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by wdietz186 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:14 am

I have a set in my F1 racebike.It sees 10k often and over the course of a season I've not had any change in clearance to speak of.

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:23 am

Yes this is what everyone that installs them is saying. Please check out the product reviews below on my website..

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:10 am

OK, but why doesn't the Ducati factory uses them...??

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:31 am

because Guy patented the concept, and, he has gone to Ducati in Italy to try to convince the decision makers to use them instead of their crap half rings.... Ducati doesn't want to pay for the technology/rights and, if they DID make the change to this obviously superior solution, they would be admitting there was something bad/wrong with the current half rings they have always used. The half rings crush and can rotate over time which causes a change in the valve clearance, then, you get problems with sealing etc.. The MBP Collets will not deform. Period. So you need to take some time and re-shim each valve when you install them - but from there - forget about them.. Of course you will want to periodically check your valves but you will not see changes and you will not need to change your half rings every 3K miles. Racebikes are going all season with no valve adjustments needed with these installed. I stock kits for bevel singles, bevel twins, pantah, DS1000 motors etc.. They work.

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by radecal » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:36 am

I have them on my Mille and no issues. Shimming hasn't moved in some time.
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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:11 am

BevHevSteve wrote: The half rings crush and can rotate over time which causes a change in the valve clearance, then, you get problems with sealing etc.. The MBP Collets will not deform. Period. So you need to take some time and re-shim each valve when you install them - but from there - forget about them..

Steve, what do you mean by "problems with sealing etc" and what about re- shimming the valves?

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by 500cc » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:57 pm

Agree, looks like OEM is prone to wear and or failure... :vroom:

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:24 pm

I still haven't ordered those collets, but when looking today at the MBP website, it seems that all collets for modern Ducatis are out of stock.
The only available collets are for the old Bevels....howcome..??

http://www.mbpducati.com/order.htm

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:35 am

Did they stop producing those collets or something...??

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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:07 pm

Guy doesn't make them any longer, he got a better offer, I get them from the new source. :mrgreen:
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Re: MBP collets on a Mille

Post by Peter Mille » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:43 pm

http://www.mbpducati.com/order.htm

About 1,5 months ago, I ordered the collets directly on MBP's website, and payed by Paypal.
Some weeks ago, while I hadn't recieve the collets, I send them an email.
They responded that they were out for the summer...and the collets were in the mail.... :blah:
More than two weeks on, still nothing...
Is MBP a serious bussines you can trust..??

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