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  Topic: SB6 in London....again
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 14
Views: 290

PostForum: Bikes For Sale   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 am   Subject: SB6
I bought a front end from the workshop that has this 6. They also have an SB3, a Laverda and one or two other interesting older bikes. I would say that this has stood for quite a while and would need ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 75
Views: 12354

PostForum: SB Series   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:56 pm   Subject: BP Ultimate
I've been a BP Ultimate user for a good few years - hasn't prevented my 6R tanks from suffering the ethanol swell!
  Topic: YB11 radiator cap
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 9
Views: 163

PostForum: YB Series   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:09 pm   Subject: YB11 rad cap
SB6R also uses the Thunderace rad, but has a remote rad neck, for access. Bimota used a neck and associated cap that were nothing to do with the Thunderace. I couldn't find a similar cap, so ended up ...
  Topic: I remember when............
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 11
Views: 274

PostForum: Bimota Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Bimota dealers
They keep telling us it's frillies what have done for M&S - now we know better Laughing
  Topic: New SB6R owner hello and help please.
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 17
Views: 355

PostForum: SB Series   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:11 am   Subject: SB6R
The clocks are rubbish. The stepper motors can be replaced, but the repair doesn't last long. Better to put the effort into a new set of clocks.

Your gear linkage just requires adjustment (lengt ...
  Topic: 2Bims Clearout
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 69
Views: 2367

PostForum: Bimota Chat   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:09 am   Subject: Clear-out
Hello 2bims

pm sent.
  Topic: SB6R
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 5
Views: 291

PostForum: Bikes For Sale   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:54 pm   Subject: SB6R
At 160 rwbhp, it'll be the strongest non-tuned GSXR11 anybody's ever ridden Laughing
  Topic: New toy
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 44
Views: 1585

PostForum: SB Series   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:12 am   Subject: 6 vs 6R
Biggest difference between the 6 and the 6R (leaving aside that the 6 is the pin-up and the 6R is the girl next door) is the "feel" given by the relative weight of the wheels. If you put lig ...
  Topic: YB 10 caliper queries
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 8
Views: 366

PostForum: YB Series   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:53 am   Subject: Caliper seals
I've fitted some nos calipers recently, while I get around to refurbishing the originals and I needed to strip them a few weeks in, as the pistons were not moving uniformly. I put some red grease on t ...
  Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 7
Views: 358

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:52 pm   Subject: Ultrasonic cleaner
I've got a Chinese one that will take a bank of 4 carbs and it does a fine job. Ideally, you want a compressor aswell, so that you can blow out any residual liquid. For most purposes water will do as ...
  Topic: Lights out..............
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 39
Views: 1700

PostForum: SB Series   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: 6R rear light
Check that the wires going into the ignition switch have not been chafed.
  Topic: YB10 reserve switch
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 23
Views: 1216

PostForum: YB Series   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:13 am   Subject: YB Reserve switch
Oh, and did I mention how critical float height is and how far it can end up from the 12-14mm recommended by Mr Yamaha!
  Topic: YB10 reserve switch
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 23
Views: 1216

PostForum: YB Series   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:00 pm   Subject: YB Reserve switch
There is so much scope for fuelling woes on these bikes - carbs difficult to set up and difficult to get on and off and prone to wear - main fuel cock which seems to flow (or not!) what ever position ...
  Topic: Turning a DB1R frame into a Motorcycle
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 23
Views: 6988

PostForum: DB Series   Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:05 am   Subject: The creature lives!
That's a lot of loveliness, right there!
Jonny B Bad

Replies: 8
Views: 912

PostForum: Spare Parts Wanted   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:02 am   Subject: YB8E
With Paioli forks, you have a YB8E and therefore need the carbon mudguard that mounts on the caliper bolts.
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