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casting quality early vs late

I've begun the process of blacking out my 06 919. The cast parts (swingarm pivot brackets and controls steps) that I've removed are pretty rough cast. The roughness is a lot of veins and grit on the edges.

A buddy had an earlier production year and I don't recall his being this rough. Is this common with the later production years versus early years. Did they simply let the molds go to crap anticipating the end of production?

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I've begun the process of blacking out my 06 919. The cast parts (swingarm pivot brackets and controls steps) that I've removed are pretty rough cast. The roughness is a lot of veins and grit on the edges.

A buddy had an earlier production year and I don't recall his being this rough. Is this common with the later production years versus early years. Did they simply let the molds go to crap anticipating the end of production?
Casting quality seems to have been variable throughout the run. The castings on my early 02 were decent, but I've seen ones from serials on either side of mine that were about as you describe.
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