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Title: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: weevee on April 03, 2009, 12:23:10 PM
Hi chaps

Does anyone on the site own one of these bikes?  If so, what can you tell me about running and riding?  How many were made?  What might I pay for one in fine condition?  

The only one I can find anywhere on the web is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe-rVuR8c-g&feature=related  It's a nice looking machine!

Cheers
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzisteve on April 03, 2009, 12:28:47 PM
Got an email from them two months ago about a swingarm kit, they are still in buisiness . Go to magni.it and ask them how many.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: mtiberio on April 03, 2009, 12:30:41 PM
IIRC, the australia was the second generation version with a monoshock. The earlier twin shock version was purported to have a stiffer swing arm, but MAgni succumbed to fashion in fitting the mono. I raced one of the Australias at Daytona in 2000, sponsored by Cosmopolitan motors and the Magni Importer. Seemed like a competent bike...


Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: weevee on April 04, 2009, 05:04:03 AM
Cheers guys, good info.

I've only recently got 'into' Guzzis, but am enjoying my Le Mans more than I thought I would.  Were I to buy a Magni I'd probably be selling what has, up until now, been my favourite ever bike: an RC30.  Decent RC's are fetching five figure sums here in the UK, but I've no idea what an 'Australia' would cost me.  Can anyone hazard a guess as to their relative values?  Would the Guzzi be cheaper?  More expensive?  Would the Magni be considered as good an investment?

Questions, questions.  But there's been so little published on these bikes!
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzijack on April 04, 2009, 05:25:09 AM
Considering the rarity of the Magni models, and the likelyhood of an owner being on the forum, you're probably better off asking Arturo directly http://www.magni.it/ (http://www.magni.it/). Not sure that he'd want an RC30 in part-exchange though.  ;)

GJ
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: weevee on April 04, 2009, 05:44:56 AM
Thanks for the link guys

Yes, I'll e-mail them for info.  I won't want a p/x though - I'm just interested in relative values.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Murray on April 04, 2009, 07:58:45 AM
I think like most small volume manufacturers they have moved to making "kits" for bikes Euro 3 compliance is just too hard for smaller manufacturers Ghezzi Brian have gone the same way.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Steve G. on April 04, 2009, 09:59:39 AM
  Spotted one of these last Sept. in Lecco, just down the road from Mandello. The sound, the look, magnificent!!
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzijack on April 04, 2009, 11:40:43 AM
Couple of pics of one I spotted running at the Trofeo Rosso in 2007. It was there last year as well.
(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5820/p7220472.jpg)
(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/1471/p7220468.jpg)
(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/7527/p7220471.jpg)

Went quite well on the track.

GJ
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: 5154guzzi on April 04, 2009, 03:03:42 PM
WeeVee,

  I own a 94 Australia, #23 of as many as 150 total that were built.  I cant confirm that total number but read it somewhere. Seems high to me that Magni would have been able to buy that many drivetrains from Guzzi.   Most ended up in Europe and Japan, I heard that as many as 7 may be in America and know of 3 in Southern California. About 6 years ago,  I visited Magni`s factory in Gallarte , and they had a new one sitting on the floor, not sure if it was for sale or Giovanni`s personal bike.
  Mike hit it dead on about the suspension, a decision made by the market and not what worked best for the bike.  The bike does work very well regardless with the monoshock. The drive train is completely stock Daytona, down to the airbox. The wheel base is shorter than a Daytona, it`s lighter due to EPM wheels, chromo frame and carbon fenders etc and is an absolute blast to ride in the twisties.  You sit in the bike as opposed on top of it like on the Daytona,  For me at 5`7" , it`s quite comfortable. 
  As far as value goes, they were expensive when new, about $18,000 US, maybe $20,000 by the time they were out the door. They were not legal in California when formerly imported as a 3rd generation with the RS motor, then known as the Australia 98.  These had slightly different bodywork with air intakes molded into the front of the fairing.  To answer what they are worth now,  So few change hands and in this economy its hard to say. Maybe between $15000-$22,000  USD ?   I`ve only seen two for sale in the US for the 8 years I looked for one.   Magni made some other models that were very nice, the Sfida in both 2v and 4v configurations and a beautiful ,fully faired vintage 2v called the Giapone 52 and some others.  Good luck with your search, it definately takes perseverance, stay the course, it`s worth it .   Bill
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: pauldaytona on April 04, 2009, 04:23:29 PM
There exist 2 frame versions, the oldest have a tubular frame, bit weird looking. Later ones have a central spine just like the daytona. It's an old bike to todays standards. What it's worth? depends on yourself.
They have the special air around them, but it's not so much different from a normal daytona.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzimike on April 04, 2009, 04:50:24 PM
My buddy Ernesto had a Magni AUSTRALIA, but he sold it not so long ago

(http://www.magni.it/gallery/1048_Quiroga_australia.jpg)
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: weevee on April 05, 2009, 04:29:31 AM
WeeVee,

  I own a 94 Australia, #23 of as many as 150 total that were built.  I cant confirm that total number but read it somewhere. Seems high to me that Magni would have been able to buy that many drivetrains from Guzzi.   Most ended up in Europe and Japan, I heard that as many as 7 may be in America and know of 3 in Southern California. About 6 years ago,  I visited Magni`s factory in Gallarte , and they had a new one sitting on the floor, not sure if it was for sale or Giovanni`s personal bike.
  Mike hit it dead on about the suspension, a decision made by the market and not what worked best for the bike.  The bike does work very well regardless with the monoshock. The drive train is completely stock Daytona, down to the airbox. The wheel base is shorter than a Daytona, it`s lighter due to EPM wheels, chromo frame and carbon fenders etc and is an absolute blast to ride in the twisties.  You sit in the bike as opposed on top of it like on the Daytona,  For me at 5`7" , it`s quite comfortable. 
  As far as value goes, they were expensive when new, about $18,000 US, maybe $20,000 by the time they were out the door. They were not legal in California when formerly imported as a 3rd generation with the RS motor, then known as the Australia 98.  These had slightly different bodywork with air intakes molded into the front of the fairing.  To answer what they are worth now,  So few change hands and in this economy its hard to say. Maybe between $15000-$22,000  USD ?   I`ve only seen two for sale in the US for the 8 years I looked for one.   Magni made some other models that were very nice, the Sfida in both 2v and 4v configurations and a beautiful ,fully faired vintage 2v called the Giapone 52 and some others.  Good luck with your search, it definately takes perseverance, stay the course, it`s worth it .   Bill

Much appreciate the info. Bill.

My Guzzi experience is all of five hundred miles up until now, so I can be patient before buying!  Truth is, I'm merely looking for something 'special' with which I can replace the RC30 when the time comes.  There's no rush. 

My background is with Ducatis, primarily, and having just sold my last - a 888SP - I guess it's almost to be expected that I'd be attracted by the styling of the Australia.  They look very much alike, don't you think?  I loved the 888, but sold it simply because I grew weary of its need for constant attention - even when it was parked up! (..cam-belts, fuel-pump, desmodromics etc).  I expect the Magni would offer all the 'charisma' of the Duc. - but with a deal less hassle!

I'm using an early Le Mans at the moment, and whilst I found it a bit strange at first, it's growing on me.  It has bags of personality (..and I'm guessing all Guzzis feel somewhat similar?)

I've never seen an Australia for sale anywhere, so far as I can recall - at any price.  And what with the unfavourable exchange rate twixt the US and the UK, I'd be looking reasonably close to home for one.  Perhaps it's to my advantage that most went to Europe?  I'll keep my eyes peeled, and bide my time.  I'm not one to rush in.  (..I've an old MV which was ten years in the finding!)

Nice photos chaps..  The bike looks quite a big beast parked there, Guzzijack.  How odd then that it looks so petite next to Guzzimike's buddy??  He must be a real BIG guy!  :o

Thanks again for the info.  I'm a touch more enlightened..!

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: pauldaytona on April 05, 2009, 04:56:33 AM
i've seen  them for sale in the 10-12000 euro range, In the Netherlands and Germany.

Why not get a mgs01, and make it road legal?

At the Trofeo rosso, we had a special bike line up once:

from left to right, my daytona, the magni, the G&B Supertwin, 2 replicas from v8 and 350 racer.

(http://fastguzzi.nl/gallery/main.php/d/359-2/DSC01692.JPG)

(http://fastguzzi.nl/gallery/main.php/d/362-2/DSC01693.JPG)
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzimike on April 05, 2009, 07:40:44 PM
   Nice photos chaps..  The bike looks quite a big beast parked there, Guzzijack.  How odd then that it looks so petite next to Guzzimike's buddy??  He must be a real BIG guy! 
Steve

Ernie is about 6 Ft tall.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: gomma on April 23, 2011, 02:07:13 AM
Good morning lads from the sunny Athens-Greece.

I am the owner of a magni Australia '98 with 9,800 Km which I am selling.
The price I am looking for is Euro 15,000. The bike is in exellent condition as you can see in the pic. I have a large number of fotos which I can mail on request.

Regards

Yiannnis
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Old Jock on April 23, 2011, 04:28:33 AM
Weevee

Your in the UK correct?

Try DiMarino, he seems to get MAgni's from time to time in fact an 1100 ie is for sale right now, but they will not be cheap.

http://www.dimarino.co.uk/bikes/stock.phtml?stock_id=688 (http://www.dimarino.co.uk/bikes/stock.phtml?stock_id=688)

Gomma's offer looks to me like a good buy, if it's the Australia you have your heart set on, these bikes are like rocking horse s**t.

John
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Roundbarrel on April 23, 2011, 04:30:06 AM
A friend here imports used Magnis from Japan and had a couple of Australias for sale a while back at around NZ$20,000, about 8-9000 pounds I think. I've only ridden the Sfida but that is a brilliant bike, the only reason I don't own one is that I'd have to sell my Lemans to pay for it - and that will never happen.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Murray on April 23, 2011, 05:27:27 AM
Why did someone have to revive this thread? Dam'it I have saved some money for once too! I was quoted closer to 26K NZD for an Australia in NZ with lots of nice parts was a little bit too much for me by the time I paid for shipping import duties etc.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Roundbarrel on April 23, 2011, 04:42:59 PM
Why did someone have to revive this thread? Dam'it I have saved some money for once too! I was quoted closer to 26K NZD for an Australia in NZ with lots of nice parts was a little bit too much for me by the time I paid for shipping import duties etc.

Was that from Pete in Dunedin ?
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: crc on April 23, 2011, 09:25:10 PM
Why did someone have to revive this thread? Dam'it I have saved some money for once too! I was quoted closer to 26K NZD for an Australia in NZ with lots of nice parts was a little bit too much for me by the time I paid for shipping import duties etc.

Was that from Pete in Dunedin ?


Yes.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Murray on April 24, 2011, 04:59:39 AM
Why did someone have to revive this thread? Dam'it I have saved some money for once too! I was quoted closer to 26K NZD for an Australia in NZ with lots of nice parts was a little bit too much for me by the time I paid for shipping import duties etc.

Was that from Pete in Dunedin ?


Yes.

Although if the Aust dollar keeps heading in the direction it is it might become feasible.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: weevee on April 24, 2011, 08:43:45 AM
Weevee

Your in the UK correct?

Try DiMarino, he seems to get MAgni's from time to time in fact an 1100 ie is for sale right now, but they will not be cheap.

http://www.dimarino.co.uk/bikes/stock.phtml?stock_id=688 (http://www.dimarino.co.uk/bikes/stock.phtml?stock_id=688)

Gomma's offer looks to me like a good buy, if it's the Australia you have your heart set on, these bikes are like rocking horse s**t.

John



I bought my Le Mans from there John - and you're right, it wasn't cheap!

Shame this thread's two years old 'cause I've just this winter restored my RC30 and thus will be keeping it for a while longer - this summer at least.  (It - or the Le Mans  :o - would have to go to make way for anything else).



ps.  Have e-mailed you, Yiannis.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: ofast1 on June 23, 2011, 12:58:34 PM
Here is my MAGNI AUSTRALIA at goodwood FOS 2011
(http://s3.postimage.org/1mhudzmtg/210_Magni_Australia_John_Davis.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1mhudzmtg/)
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Big Block Jon on June 23, 2011, 02:30:24 PM
Oldjock in Scotland owns a Magni. Not sure if it's an Australia.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: blackcat on June 23, 2011, 05:04:16 PM
(http://s3.postimage.org/563s3sprh/210_Magni_Australia_John_Davis.jpg)

Nice looking bike.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: JohninVT` on June 23, 2011, 06:48:48 PM
I dunno why but these are my absolute favorite Guzzi.  If I had my choice between an Australia and a MGS-01, I'd take the Magni. 
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: guzzimike on June 23, 2011, 10:35:08 PM
I dunno why but these are my absolute favorite Guzzi.  If I had my choice between an Australia and a MGS-01, I'd take the Magni.  

Yeah, agreed on the Magnis...

A SFIDA for me.. 8)

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Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Phang on June 24, 2011, 12:02:11 AM
I dunno why but these are my absolute favorite Guzzi.  If I had my choice between an Australia and a MGS-01, I'd take the Magni.  

Yeah, agreed on the Magnis...

A SFIDA for me.. 8)

-

Me too, a Sfida 1100ie please  :(
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Old Jock on June 24, 2011, 03:01:36 AM
Phang I agree the Sfida 1100 is a super looking bike.

My bike is a plain old Sfida based on the LM 1000.

They are super bikes I'd never part with mine and I have spent considerable amounts of cash restoring it as I could not stand to see it deteriorating

John
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Phang on June 24, 2011, 04:07:42 AM
What a beauty, ride it in good health John  ;-T


(http://img2.blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ybi/1/e2/bd/syouchanbou/folder/373912/img_373912_57445798_2?1222338272)
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Old Jock on June 24, 2011, 08:28:04 AM
Hi Muschi

I just had mine out on her first shake down run. I have a bevel box seal leak but apart from that it's all looking good so far.

I've never seen that bike, it's strange it looks like a Sfida frame but the tank, unit and fairing although close don't look quite right to me. Oh and these don't look like Forcelli Italia forks, its a nice nice bike all the same.

Here is U tube clip of a guy I stay in touch with and he's coming back to Scotland soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1udSSYsaLTg
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1udSSYsaLTg)

The one he's talk's about getting restored is mine  ;D

All the best

John
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: blackcat on June 24, 2011, 08:56:21 AM
The Magni machines are great but I would prefer a street tuned MGS/01.
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: JohninVT` on June 24, 2011, 02:00:00 PM
The Magni machines are great but I would prefer a street tuned MGS/01.

That's because you know better.  I don't ;D 

Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: JJ on June 24, 2011, 07:43:50 PM
Here is a stripped "street-fighter" MAGNI custom I saw back in May at Cruise Night. :)  It belongs to one of the local Phoenix Guzzisti. :) 8) ;-T

(http://s1.postimage.org/4318pkzo/IMG_5295.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4318pkzo/)
(http://s1.postimage.org/432w8xhg/IMG_5296.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/432w8xhg/)
(http://s1.postimage.org/4367bmh0/IMG_5297.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4367bmh0/)
(http://s1.postimage.org/437uuyys/IMG_5299.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/437uuyys/)
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: crc on June 24, 2011, 09:51:18 PM
I like the look of the stripped down Sfida JJ. I believe 4 valve Sfidas were built in very limited numbers?
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Murray on June 25, 2011, 07:36:19 AM
I dunno why but these are my absolute favorite Guzzi.  If I had my choice between an Australia and a MGS-01, I'd take the Magni. 

I want both, just need to find the finances for an Australia! Well actually need a more sensible bike first, the most sensible thing in the shed is a carbed 1100 sport with FCR's and a quarter turn throttle :o .
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: michman82 on June 26, 2011, 07:51:49 AM
I own a '97 Magni Oz (RS Daytona).  It came from the seller (2nd owner) with open air box, extended velocity stacks and carbon fiber exhausts.  However, it didn't run very well.  My friend (and restorer/master mechanic) who works on my bikes finally got around to trying to tune it and discovered, after trying every trick he knew, that it had the original ECU in it.  He contacted Giovanni Magni to find out if the engines were ever modified in the original Australia's -- they weren't.  So Giovanni suggested that he contact Raceco in the UK who used to race Guzzi's.  The guy at Raceco was extremely helpful and agreed to scrounge through his old stock to see if he had a spare racing ECU; luckily he had one left.  After installation of the new ECU and tuning, my friend reports that it is a "rocket ship", wanting to "wheelie" in 4th!  The bad news is the bike is in AZ and I am in PA for the summer.  But, it is coming to me with several others in a couple of weeks, I can't wait to test it for myself . . .
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: Hartwig on June 10, 2012, 02:26:16 PM
Hello.
In case you have not sold the bike please send me a message hartwig1968@googlemail.com
HArtwig
Title: Re: Magni Australia..
Post by: weevee on November 01, 2014, 06:32:56 AM
Hi chaps

Two years have passed since I first asked for info. on the Magni Australia, and I've only now got around to buying one!  Anyway, I began stripping it for refurbishment last week, and I found one or two items of interest beneath the bodywork (see photos).  It looks to have had a sump spacer fitted - is this a common mod. on the Daytona engine?  If so, why?  An oil cooler & temp. gauge have been added, too.  Does the stock bike have a problem with overheating?

Opening the ECU, I found what looks to be a chip from the Daytona 'C'-kit fitted.  As yet I've no idea what state of tune the engine's in, but I doubt the chip would have been fitted for use with an otherwise stock motor.  Would there be any point?  The bike does have the 'X' crossover pipes beneath the engine, and although it came to me wearing standard Guzzi silencers, a set of race cans are boxed and just waiting to go on there.  What should I be looking for to help me identify the engine's spec?  Will I have to open it to know for sure?

Cheers
Steve

(http://s26.postimg.org/musxp5fs5/sump.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/musxp5fs5/)
 (http://s26.postimg.org/btxsk4nj9/oilo_cooler.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/btxsk4nj9/)
 (http://s26.postimg.org/r1ds4hfdx/chip.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/r1ds4hfdx/)
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: Blueboarhound on November 01, 2014, 10:50:47 AM
Congratulations on the find / purchase. More :PICS!: please!   ;D
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: Orange Guzzi on November 01, 2014, 11:25:30 AM
Magni bikes are parts bin bikes to some degree. The Magni bikes were precursors to Moto Guzzi productions units.  The spine frames were built by Magni and then by Moto Guzzi.  Magni is still in business.  I get a news letter from them about once a month.  I would believe that Magni has build records for your bike. 
Magni still owns the patent on the swing arm design that is used on both Moto Guzzi and BMW and some old Kawasakis.  While not exactly the same design, the concept is the same. 

I have the long version of the Magni swing arm on my bike.  It totally change the riding characteristics of my Tonti frame. 

Keep us posted on what you find.  There is very little here on WG about the bikes. 
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: pauldaytona on November 01, 2014, 02:45:35 PM
I think history was different Orange Guzzi.

To know what the engine tune is you would need to open it up a bit.

There were 3 kits for the daytona

Kit A
Termignoni complete exhaust system
Eprom
foam air intakes and aluminum intake extenders.

Bit B is kit A +
Carrillo rods
forged pistons

Kit C is kit B +
C kit Cams
fuel pressure regulator (4 bar)
C kit eprom.

TO see if it has carrillos get the oilpan off.
MAybe the pistons you can see too. I''m not shure if that is clear from bottom.
The cams might be visible when you take headcovers off. The c kit cam has A: C into it.

 
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: dan_s on November 01, 2014, 03:50:22 PM
Congrats! Happy rides
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: weevee on November 02, 2014, 01:39:13 AM
Congratulations on the find / purchase. More :PICS!: please!   ;D

Here's a pic. taken before the strip-down started:

(http://s26.postimg.org/refbsfmsp/IMG_0169_resized.jpg)


Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: weevee on November 02, 2014, 01:44:43 AM
I think history was different Orange Guzzi.

To know what the engine tune is you would need to open it up a bit.

There were 3 kits for the daytona

Kit A
Termignoni complete exhaust system
Eprom
foam air intakes and aluminum intake extenders.

Bit B is kit A +
Carrillo rods
forged pistons

Kit C is kit B +
C kit Cams
fuel pressure regulator (4 bar)
C kit eprom.

TO see if it has carrillos get the oilpan off.
MAybe the pistons you can see too. I''m not shure if that is clear from bottom.
The cams might be visible when you take headcovers off. The c kit cam has A: C into it.

 

I took off the R/H cam cover yesterday, but the cams can't be seen from there: the rockers are all that's on view.  I'll be changing the oil & filter soon though, so will have a look from beneath.  Thanks for the info.

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: Blueboarhound on November 02, 2014, 09:41:57 AM
That is one sexy beast!  :drool
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: weevee on March 24, 2015, 12:18:45 PM
Hi chaps

Here's another quick update on my Magni:

She's been stripped, fettled, serviced and reassembled, and is now ready for MOT testing.  I've booked a slot for the test tomorrow at 1pm, and in order to get there I'll be riding her for the first time.  With luck I'll come back with a certificate, and I'll be ready then to apply for DVLA registration.  I hope to be fully road-legal within a week or two.  (..the registration plate you can see in the video is off another bike: I'm merely using it as a jig in order to drill the mounting holes accurately).

A quick couple of questions with regard to the deep sump:  How much extra oil capacity should I expect with this fitted?  I've put in four litres of oil with a filter change - does this sound about right?  Secondly, what should I expect the oil temp gauge to read when fully warmed?  It barely moves when I've run the engine in the yard!

Here's a closer look at the bike as she is now:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLa7yaimvE

Steve    

  
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: kevdog3019 on March 24, 2015, 01:24:24 PM
Stunning machine... enjoy and thanks for sharing.  ;-T
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: Stevex on March 24, 2015, 02:33:05 PM
Quote
A quick couple of questions with regard to the deep sump:  How much extra oil capacity should I expect with this fitted?  I've put in four litres of oil with a filter change - does this sound about right?

If the intention of fitting a sump extension to your engine is the same as my LM2, then the engine oil capacity should stay the same as original.
The main reasons, as far as I'm aware, for fitting one are to increase the internal air volume in the engine and hence decrease oil exiting via the breather, and to allow the crank to rotate clear of the oil sitting in the sump.
Title: Re: Magni Australia.. (UPDATED)
Post by: weevee on March 24, 2015, 05:27:21 PM
If the intention of fitting a sump extension to your engine is the same as my LM2, then the engine oil capacity should stay the same as original.
The main reasons, as far as I'm aware, for fitting one are to increase the internal air volume in the engine and hence decrease oil exiting via the breather, and to allow the crank to rotate clear of the oil sitting in the sump.

That's interesting, Stevex.  This sump was fitted prior to my buying the bike, so I'm unsure as to exactly why it's on there.  However, it came with an oil-cooler and the associated piping on it too, so I'd expect a little extra oil to be needed.  I've put in approx. half a litre more than is recommended for the standard Daytona.  Anyone have a 4-valve with a deep sump extension?