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Falcolion



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:18 am    Post subject: YB11 radiator cap Reply with quote

I am wondering if anyone figured out which radiator caps will fit YB11.

There is no way that Bimota used proprietary radiator caps. It would completely financially and technically unreasonable to do so.

Any knowledge and ideas would be appreciated
thanks
Vlad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt the radiator and the fans taken straight from the Thundrace Yamaha? And thus so would be the rad cap?

Check all these parts out...they all seem YB11 familiar

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2057872.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xyamaha+thunderace+radiator.TRS0&_nkw=yamaha+thunderace+radiator&_sacat=0

And then of course you could check Yamaha Dealers also
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: YB11 rad cap Reply with quote

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 getting a neck made up, that would take a readily available cap.
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Falcolion



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: YB11 rad cap Reply with quote

Jonny B Bad wrote:
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 getting a neck made up, that would take a readily available cap.


That is exactly the case. Radiator is a Thunderace but it has a remote Bimota specific Aluminum pipe with the cap
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guy if you look at radiator filler neck adapter there are a few on eBay around £22 similar to original might help regards
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Falcolion



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rudadue wrote:
Hi guy if you look at radiator filler neck adapter there are a few on eBay around £22 similar to original might help regards
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Do you have a link to an eBay?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Vlad not to savvy with the links etc but if look for jsdautoparts on ebay they/re location 85043 united states hope this helps regards
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Radiator-Hose-Filler-Adapter-Water-Neck-1-1-2-to-1-1-2/152362967658?hash=item23798a626a:g:GqMAAOSw6DtYU0XY
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. Unfortunately will not work with YB11. YB11 basically has a custom pipe with radiator filler neck and filler neck has a weird size. So any regular radiator caps don't work
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmm, may I ask how you know the YB11 cap is a special-weird size?

How sure are you that all regular sizes are incompatible with the YB11?

Do you have one there to reference? If so you have your answer.

I can say it is doubtful that bimota manufactured a special radiator cap and filler neck for the YB11? Highly unlikely.

When you say... quote "Thank you. Unfortunately will not work with YB11. YB11 basically has a custom pipe with radiator filler neck and filler neck has a weird size. So any regular radiator caps don't work"

I think... bullshit. Or you have some special secret agent insight? I will post a pic of a filler that was was on a bike that I wrecked. It's still here, as I see it every now and then. Next time I trip over it I'll check for you.

Really, does it need to be this dramatic? I hope the picture is not too large... Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, itís too large Laughing
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