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YB6 Fairing Bracket

 
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arnie2



Joined: 02 Sep 2019
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Location: Gorae Victoria Australia

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:52 pm    Post subject: YB6 Fairing Bracket Reply with quote

Had been concerned about the way the fairing vibrated on my YB6EI since I got it about 18 months ago. I live down a pot holed limestone road so it gets a bit of a work out. Recently removed the fairing to replace the fuel pump and found fairing bracket cracked near the bracing. Took it to a nearby fabricator to get it welded and strengthened. Unfortunately he didn’t have any pins of the right size to fit in the tubes. He suggested some 2mm plate welded to the bottom to stiffen it. Thought this maybe of interest to others and would appreciate feedback from the forum. Maybe applicable to other YB series. May need to drill some holes for wiring.

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1972 Suzuki T500, 1979 Egli Honda 836, 1986 Suzuki GSXR750 (ex Eddie Kattenberg WSBK), 1988 Bimota YB6EI, 1993 Honda RS125, 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 312R.
Sold 1972 Honda CB350. 1974 Ducati 750 GT, 1975 Honda CB750, 1975 Suzuki GT750.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could well be "just the road"...although you dont say what speed you ride down it...teehee...I've never seen any of the black painted CrMo front headlight brackets/stays crack on any Bimota.....
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arnie2



Joined: 02 Sep 2019
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Location: Gorae Victoria Australia

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only dream of being able to claim to motocross a Bimota down our track Wink
The best I can do is about 40 kph with my right hand on the throttle and my left hand trying to stop the fairing bouncing around across the pot holes. Laughing
Not long after I got the YB6EI I mentioned my concerns about the fairing vibration on Australian Bimota owners Facebook page. One member commented that his bracket had broken on a bumpy ride and needed bracing so I'm not the only one. Maybe its an Australian thing. Wink
The position of the steering damper limits bracing so I'm hoping the stiffening plate works.
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1972 Suzuki T500, 1979 Egli Honda 836, 1986 Suzuki GSXR750 (ex Eddie Kattenberg WSBK), 1988 Bimota YB6EI, 1993 Honda RS125, 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 312R.
Sold 1972 Honda CB350. 1974 Ducati 750 GT, 1975 Honda CB750, 1975 Suzuki GT750.
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