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Author Topic: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning  (Read 594 times)

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998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:17:06 PM »
Just a heads-up to those interested.
Aniket is casting a small batch of 998 Musket engine cases, probably next week. It's looking like single-digit production for this run, possibly only seven.
I don't know what the price is going to be yet. He has to run these seven to see exactly what the costs of casting and machining are going to be in the actual production environment, so he can make an accurate price.

After these are sold, I suppose there will be more small batches made as he moves along. So, things are happening, and this V-Twin is actually making it into the first stages of real production.

Exciting stuff!
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 01:13:22 PM »
This is really cool!  I loved this motor the 1st time I saw it.  It is indeed an exciting time for RE owners now that these V Twins are going into actual production!

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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 02:13:59 PM »
 I'm definitely interested in one of these.   ERC
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 03:33:28 PM »
I'm definitely interested in one of these.   ERC

ERC,
We can get you one, but I don't know if it will come from this first batch. There's probably only going to be seven from this first casting run, and I think there probably are already more than seven people on the list.
Depending on the final price, some people may drop off the list if it is too rich for them.
So, I will keep updating any info that I get.
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 04:45:06 PM »
Is there a ballpark, shot-in-the-dark estimate?

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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 05:07:00 PM »
Is there a ballpark, shot-in-the-dark estimate?

Not really. It's up to Aniket.
Won't be cheap.
I'd say it's safe to assume that it will be less than $5k for the bare cases alone.
Not sure how much less. I was hoping for about $2500, but after my last conversation with him, I don't think $2500 is going to be happening.
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 05:26:57 PM »
Thanks Ace I'll keep watching on this.  ERC
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 06:34:26 PM »
Well, Ace, I'd call that a ballpark, shot-in-the-dark estimate!  From someone who knows something about the subject... thanks!

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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 05:21:35 PM »
This is a massive undertaking and I would also guess not cheap. In fact unless he were cranking them out with CNC while he slept they have to be expensive. However....totally cool I wish him a lot of success.

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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2013, 03:29:34 PM »
Just for Aniket to get this far is an amazing achievement. If any one can make a success of this he will. He doesn't just talk about it, he does it.
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 10:44:09 PM »
How does one register the Musket with the DMV and/or auto insurance. It sure will not show up in any database.
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 11:20:22 PM »
It would be registered under the frame number of the donor bike.  Make sure your donor bike is not stolen.

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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2013, 12:29:59 AM »
I wonder if he could stamp your frame number on the case for you or if he's only marking them with serials in series?  Even so, he could mark both "VIN MBRXXX#$%" and "Musket Ser. 0012".  There's no reason ACE can't mark cases "Fireball Ser. 0012" even though the engine is already marked with a VIN.
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Re: 998 Musket V-Twin Engine Case Production Beginning
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2013, 12:50:11 AM »
I wonder if he could stamp your frame number on the case for you or if he's only marking them with serials in series?  Even so, he could mark both "VIN MBRXXX#$%" and "Musket Ser. 0012".  There's no reason ACE can't mark cases "Fireball Ser. 0012" even though the engine is already marked with a VIN.

We serial number the cylinder heads, and mark them with the "Ace" name in electric pencil.
The first ten heads were actually hand-signed in electric pencil by Joe Mondello, but after he died we had to change to "Ace" instead of "Joe Mondello".

I don't know how Aniket plans to serial number the engine cases for the V-Twin.
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