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2bims



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pauldonjuan wrote:
Certainly are some very nice bikes on here.
That is one smart Ducati you have.. forgive me for asking, that is a 900ss not sl ?? How is the engine standing up to the 2 pack paint? I've tried various different products for engine cases, they either get washed away at the slightest sniff of fuel or go sticky when they get hot. The latest engines I've done ive left bare after vapour blasting.
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Are you talking about my red 900SS with white frame and white wheels? 1991 model??...as in this resto?

http://www.bimotaforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1611&start=180

If so...everything came apart...full nut and bolt resto...crankcase halves were vapor blasted....acid etched and 2-pack painted silver....."2nd part of paint addition for durability and hardness)…..then they received many coats of fuel resistant HIGH temp lacquer able to withstand 600 degrees Celsius apparently.....The crankcase covers were acid dipped and powder coated...the cylinder heads were vapour blasted and ceramic coated black by ceram coat in warrington...valve covers were dipped again and powder coated

I did search and search for a "superlight" to do a full nut and bolt resto on....but prices had already gone silly....and when I looked into the differences between one and a 900SS I realised it was just clever marketing by Ducati......rip off the twin seat unit and panels and throw on a single seat fibreglass piece....all right...the first ones had special wheels and a couple of carbon trinkets.....so I went further and added more carbon bits and billet pieces....and paint like it SHOULD have been done in the first place...stuff that stays on....hey ho
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another Grand Day out.....

You spend all morning cleaning off the bug splats on your finest example of Bimotas greatest machines....including wiping the gold anodised rough forged Oz racing wheels with WD40....works great in removing ingrained brake dust that had "dulled" their usual shiney lustre....then wipe and dry off and polish with aldis finest 69pence silicon furniture polish....(WD40 and polish applied direct to cloths and then wiped onto rims to avoid overspray onto tyres or discs)…...You then turn up at your favourite venue......sit yourself down with a few fellow Bikers and BimotaForum members...……..Then...……..

As if by Magic when the shopkeeper appears...…….

Another fellow Forum member turns up on his finest Rimini Hand built example from his ToyBox….and promptly out "Toptrumps" you on all fronts....Bigger engine...More HP...lighter....RRP higher....and just goddarn better and better in every way, shape and fashion......Doh……….

So...I turn up and play my ace card...Mr DB5R...limited to just 40 No. Examples in the 1078cc guise of the model



My mate "sticker Steve" turns up on his Yammie tricked out R1M special thingie.....Nah....no competition...still a nice bike



But then in the distance can be heard the low, ever increasing rumble of an approaching Ducati twin.....

Clatter clatter clatter introduces itself into the symphonic performance....yet still no sign of whats coming....just the ever recogniseable croscendo.......


My Hero.....the nameless man.....had muted that he would be attending on one of Riminis finest examples of bespoke styling and pure excellence....a choice of 2 was provided....and I merely replied prior to his setting off.."surprise me"


"L'oro nero del Bimota"









Can you see it yet???



Nope.....??....What? you want me to close in on it??/ Happy to oblige



PURE PORN.....

I quickly offered my customary handshake offered to all the Bimota bretheren when they happily, mechanically, safely arrive at a venue....AND....then I promptly knelt down and bowed and offered praise to the LAmighty King and ruler of the World of Bimota...>The worlds first production Bike EVER...with a full carbon fibre frame and swingarm....Not given to "man-hugs"...well....Ever since Geekay a proud and manly Yorkshireman gave me one after his first ever ride on a Bimota Vdue.....but yes...I did indeed hug quite vigourously the Rider with no Name......cue Ennio Morricone music score....click and play and come back to post for music to continue in the background...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk

So...the showdown was on....Yammie R1M....Bimota DB5R....and...DB7...Oro Nero......


We even had the stone circle set out in front of us to set the scene further.....Sticker Steve had asked me if I was bringing rope in case my bimota broke down and I'd need a toe....I duly obliged...and added that there was plenty of tall strong trees at Rivi Barn to hang him from......




To those that were there, and those that witnessed the outcome, stories will come...tales will be twisted....only the 3 know...El Bueno...El Malo...and El Bruto....






Some crowds gathered to see the final victor......Scratching of chins...and hands josstling in pockets....wondering if they can believe what they are seeing...and what the heck it is and where did it come from??/



Place was quite busy up there...this is one of the carparks forbikes...but theres others....









I'd heard there was food around the corner so followed my nose...only to stare in amazement at the crowds gathered...wow I thought..the food must be good here!!



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And round the corner...I was always told "where theres smoke...theres burgers being cooked..."











These are the crowds staring at the DB7 Oro NEro







Apparently...although I think its just a viscious rumour...there was some sporting event going on at the time???...beats me...



And to end???

el vencedor

or in Italian as maybe more fitting

il vincitore

Veni Vidi Vici....



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Tirefriar



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up Steve, and thanks for the pics. I just returned home from several days at Laguna Seca Superbike race, congrats to all Jonny Rea fans
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Steve Laughing , but which of the three are you?....El Bueno...El Malo...or El Bruto.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticker Steve has asked me the same question....Knowing full well he's "El Bruto"....so that leaves The Good and the Bad.....So you gotta ask yourself...punk...Do you feel lucky?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos 2bims. Beaut weather by the looks. That Oro Nero is mouth watering Shocked
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