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Troid



Joined: 17 Apr 2021
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Location: Doncaster

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:50 am    Post subject: BB1 New owner, need help.... Reply with quote

Hi All

new owner of a BB1, need a little help.

got it delivered this week and now stripped for a good clean and to sort the problems I have found

Sorted new rubbers for exhaust mount, will see how they fair over garden hose
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/b9639x

ordered new pads hopefully they will be a better fit than the ones fitted
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/d99HK0

and need to find fixes for the shock reservoir and headlight adjuster
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/077rb9
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/L11HJH

if anyone has a picture of the headlight adjuster that would be great....

will keep adding as I go along

Martin
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Anders



Joined: 05 May 2009
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Location: Norway

PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: BB1 New owner, need help.... Reply with quote

Troid wrote:
Hi All

new owner of a BB1, need a little help.

got it delivered this week and now stripped for a good clean and to sort the problems I have found

Sorted new rubbers for exhaust mount, will see how they fair over garden hose
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/b9639x

ordered new pads hopefully they will be a better fit than the ones fitted
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/d99HK0

and need to find fixes for the shock reservoir and headlight adjuster
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/077rb9
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192769757@N05/shares/L11HJH

if anyone has a picture of the headlight adjuster that would be great....

will keep adding as I go along

Martin


Welcome, and congrats on your new bike!

Where did you get the exhaust rubbers? I have been looking for them for a while...

Regarding brakes, do you have one or two disks? The single disk setup "leaves something to be desired", as they say. I did a lot of testing on mine to get decent braking performance. Ended up with ISR 6-pot and cast iron Brembo disk, but along the way I gained some expperience using different pads. I still run a single disk to save unsprung wheight.

Regarding the headlight adjuster I'm sorry not to be able to help. I replaced the plastic headlight unit years ago.

We are a few in this forum with bb1 experience. Some info is already in this forum, but just ask if you need more info about the bb1.
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bb1, Mille S2, Guzzi / Watsonian, Morini Corsaro 125, EC200, RD350YPVS etc
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Troid



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found some shock mounting rubbers on eBay, the outer metal part is still in the subframe and i still have the inner metal part as well, sizes are ID9mmx OD 23mm tapered to 20mm in the middle, by 16mm long, will let you know how it goes. as i think it maybe tight...

I have another plan as have a few contact via work if it doesn't work

still on single disk, what pads have you found best?, I was going down the route of a new master cylinder before changing the caliper, wasn't thinking of two disk either yet, if I can get a good brake on one I don't see the point

sorted a fix for now on the headligt until I sort a proper adjuster out, I will find something!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troid wrote:
found some shock mounting rubbers on eBay, the outer metal part is still in the subframe and i still have the inner metal part as well, sizes are ID9mmx OD 23mm tapered to 20mm in the middle, by 16mm long, will let you know how it goes. as i think it maybe tight...

I have another plan as have a few contact via work if it doesn't work

still on single disk, what pads have you found best?, I was going down the route of a new master cylinder before changing the caliper, wasn't thinking of two disk either yet, if I can get a good brake on one I don't see the point

sorted a fix for now on the headligt until I sort a proper adjuster out, I will find something!!!!!!


The best pads I found at the time I did this (almost 15 years ago) was the EBC HH pads, according to my notes from that time. But that was with a cast iron disk, so possibly not directly applicable for the OEM disk. Depending on your use, I would look among the "upper class" EBC pads. They have something they call trackday pads.
And yes, the OEM master cylinder is dimensioned for a twin-disk setup. So replacing it with a smaller one from e.g. a Monster or other bike with single Brembo 4-piston setup could be beneficial for the brake feel. I have a fully adjustable ISR radial master. The best one I have used.

However, you can still do nice stoppies with the OEM setup. So the brakes are not bad, however not in class with a twin-disk setup without modifications.
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