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YB10 vs SB6 Buying advice and opinions sought please
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brian,

only on facebook, but he hasn't really tried very hard... You have to search marketplace within 100km of Melbourne to see it... pretty crappy pics, but i spoke to Steve about it, and it sounded like a nice bike, i haven't seen it in the flesh yet..
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
Hi Brian,

only on facebook, but he hasn't really tried very hard... You have to search marketplace within 100km of Melbourne to see it... pretty crappy pics, but i spoke to Steve about it, and it sounded like a nice bike, i haven't seen it in the flesh yet..


I'll see if i can find it. My SB6 came from Melbourne too, it had been sat in the previous owners lounge for 5 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
rpo83 wrote:
Hi Brian,

only on facebook, but he hasn't really tried very hard... You have to search marketplace within 100km of Melbourne to see it... pretty crappy pics, but i spoke to Steve about it, and it sounded like a nice bike, i haven't seen it in the flesh yet..


I'll see if i can find it. My SB6 came from Melbourne too, it had been sat in the previous owners lounge for 5 years.


I bought mine sight unseen, only going off photo's and the word of the dealer who was selling it on consignment. First time i saw it in the flesh was when it was delivered by the courier. I was lucky and it turned out good.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pick on bikesales .com woud be the DB7 i recon. I've been drooling over it for quite some time. Reassonable price compared to the others on there and i think i prefer the DB7 to the DB8 in general terms
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dodgy YB8 and a half stripped SB8 have been advertised on eBay.... I think some of the bikes Lech posted at IFOS looked interesting..
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
The dodgy YB8 and a half stripped SB8 have been advertised on eBay.... I think some of the bikes Lech posted at IFOS looked interesting..


Yeah i really liked the look of the YB8 that Lech posted!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my YB7 from the guy who has the half completed imports. He has a hoard of the buggers in all states of disrepair and completeness. These will be the parts mules he's used to make the others. He imports from Japan.

I've bought most of my bikes site unseen - in fact I reckon my KLR650 and Panigale S are the only ones I looked at before purchase.... Set low expectations and you're always surprised......
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
Did the YB10 use the Exup engine ...


Yep
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
Did the YB10 use the Exup engine ... I know the 11 was ThunderAce.


It is the early EXUP engine (3GM) used in the Dieci. Hence the cartridge filter. The loom is a modified Yamaha item. The master cylinders are the Yamaha ones with a minor mod (can't say I like how they work with the Brembo calipers). Clocks are Yamaha items with replacement faces.

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Jonny B Bad



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: YB10 versus SB6 Reply with quote

You’re right Katy, the Yam master doesn’t work well with the Brembo calipers at all. A modern radial master gives a much better feel, if you can cope with the loss of originality - I certainly can!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

On the brake side I have a Brembo master cylinder fitted (can't remember now but from either an Aprilia Falco or RSV1000).

Clutch side I have an adjustable lever on the standard Yamaha master cylinder

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