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Waking Up A Sleeping SB6R
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Ray916MN



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Location: Orono, MN

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaguar wrote:
Anyone know what the throttle cables cross reference too?
The Bimota part number is not a Suzuki one from what I can tell.


I'd measure the cables up and figure out what ends are on them and contact Motion Pro. If they can't match them out of their catalog, they'll be happy to make a set.

Jaguar wrote:
Suspension will be getting gone through for sure.

What are the wheel options?
Bike has the Antera on there now, I assume they are OEM.


Dymag makes a CF wheel for the SB6R and maybe some wheels in other materials for the bike. I've been buying wheels from Harwood Performance Source (https://www.bikehps.com) in the UK. Cheaper than buying them in the U.S. and the customer service is incredible. I bought a set of Dymag CF wheels for my DB2 EF and the front didn't fit and we couldn't figure out exactly what would work. They paid to have the original wheel shipped to Dymag so the correct wheel could be identified, and paid to have the wheel shipped back, paid for the return of the incorrect wheel and paid to ship the correct replacement. I doubt a U.S. vendor would provide this level of support. Dymag CF wheels for the SB6R are about $2700 including to the shipping at current exchange rates. Last week at the depths of Boris Johnson's Brexit machinations they were $2600. Weight savings is something like 15lbs. !!!
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaguar wrote:
Suspension will be getting gone through for sure.

What are the wheel options?
Bike has the Antera on there now, I assume they are OEM.

Yes Antera were oem.
The best would be Dymag carbon. Expensive but once you look at secondhand and the cost of modifying them you might as well bite the bullet its saves a lot of time and hassle.

I used PDQ to service the forks and shock
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Jaguar



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been plugging away.

Took all the body work off for a deep clean.

-New battery installed and everything seems to be working as it should.
-Confirmed that the mileage was correct as listed.
-Drained the oil and changed the filter (OEM Filter). Oil looked new, but was a few years old. Funny that the bodywork says one weight of oil, but the engine cap says another. Unsure of the exact amount to use. Will just add oil while on a padock stand and see.
-Carbs are cleaned. Just waiting on gaskets.
-Throttle cable will be going off to be replicated.
-New spark plugs

Thinking that I need to pull the masters and at the very least flush them with fresh fluid.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray916MN wrote:
Jaguar wrote:
Anyone know what the throttle cables cross reference too?
The Bimota part number is not a Suzuki one from what I can tell.


I'd measure the cables up and figure out what ends are on them and contact Motion Pro. If they can't match them out of their catalog, they'll be happy to make a set.

Jaguar wrote:
Suspension will be getting gone through for sure.

What are the wheel options?
Bike has the Antera on there now, I assume they are OEM.


Dymag makes a CF wheel for the SB6R and maybe some wheels in other materials for the bike. I've been buying wheels from Harwood Performance Source (https://www.bikehps.com) in the UK. Cheaper than buying them in the U.S. and the customer service is incredible. I bought a set of Dymag CF wheels for my DB2 EF and the front didn't fit and we couldn't figure out exactly what would work. They paid to have the original wheel shipped to Dymag so the correct wheel could be identified, and paid to have the wheel shipped back, paid for the return of the incorrect wheel and paid to ship the correct replacement. I doubt a U.S. vendor would provide this level of support. Dymag CF wheels for the SB6R are about $2700 including to the shipping at current exchange rates. Last week at the depths of Boris Johnson's Brexit machinations they were $2600. Weight savings is something like 15lbs. !!!


I think its all part of Boris's plan....devalue the pound throughout the world...and everyone starts buying from the UK.....and UK folk stop buying from the rest of the World...good for the economy....

Difference in wheels maybe because you have the DB2FE...presumably that had Antera wheels on it and flat brembo discs and not deep dished cast iron full floater brembos....which use a smaller hub than the antera wheel up front….as opposed to Oscom wheels for all other DB2's.....and thus they should have supplied wheels as for "DB4"...which would have had the same set-up/….Have heard good reports before re Dymag as opposed to BST....often they get the Vdue carbon wheels wrong with spacers...because 2 types of swingarm were fitted and Dymag know this....BST didn't.....Bimotas being "bespoke"...doesnt half cause trouble with small differences in parts used here and there
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The oil capacity will be on the clutch cover - not that you can see it.
MAC make a stubby 1/4 ratchet which is useful for the oil filler
http://www.mactools.co.uk/rate-mac-tools-products/14-drive-4-mini-pear-flex-head-ratchet-72-tooth
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