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waggy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Tesi 3D restoration Reply with quote

Well its time to strip down and restore the tesi, she's done 8000 miles a 1000 by me and the rest by the worlds press who took great care in scuffing as much as they could. So will tear it all down and get everything painted, any suggestions on alternative paint schemes welcome. Saw a nice Black and silver scheme, but so far nothing that seems to beat the classic red and white.

Will try post piccy's as I go.





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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carbon - you need carbon........ Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep many pics are a must with a resto thread.

Getting quite a few restoration threads on here now. Maybe we need a section just for restorations (of any model). What do you think Mr Admin?

These restoration threads are a fantastic source of info for all of us mere mortals. All the photo's are great reference material too.

Cheers and keep up the good work Wink
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
carbon - you need carbon........ Very Happy


It is all carbon isn't it Waggy, with exposed sections and the rest painted?

But I presume that GeeKay is referencing put it all back to carbon, Carboni Nero style
http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_1001_bimota_db7_oronero_superbike/viewall.html
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waggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, its all carbon with painted sections, apart from the fuel tank.
Am not a great fan of the all carbon version, I like a bit of carbon but not too much of it, much prefer a paint scheme with flashes of carbon showing through. So any of you arty types any ideas Smile
At the moment, if I can't come up with anything better I will probably go with the red/white se version with gold wheels.

Will defo take many piccs as I go as it looks like a pretty compact jigsaw puzzle.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would stick to the original paint scheme for that one Waggy. The beauty is in the frame and swing arms, to odd a paint scheme may detract from it? All very exciting for a man stuck in a hotel room for months on end!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pompey wrote:
All very exciting for a man stuck in a hotel room for months on end!


I'm sure they have Pay per Porn on the Hotel Channel, inbetween the pure motorcycling porn being posted on the Bimota forum....used to be accused of viewing Porn on my laptop in the early hours until Girlie saw I was just perusing the Forum..... Laughing

Would go along with the comments, italian design is best left alone, there are many smarter and more proficient designers being paid for their skills than mere other mortals, if it aint broke.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a splash of tricolour in an inconspicuous way? Otherwise, stick with the original scheme
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a Gobert scheme ?
Have a look at Laminator's YB9
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tri colour would be nice, but can't quite visualise it; think i will go with the consensus and stay with the classic red/white.
Have took all the body work off, no tricky bits, its quite well thought out.







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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What type of front tyre is that, or is the back, no the front, yes, no,,yes definitely its the front, strange pattern.

GeeKay will be all over your stripdown piccies whilst he tries to put C3P0 back together. Laughing

Modern day tri-colors are more just a flash of green strip somewhere


Even Db7's have a flash or tricolor (if its a tricolor model, but mostly just a strip mirroring a red one on a white panel background, and tank is kept the same single colour, normally red

http://123motorcycles.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/2009-bimota-tesi-3d-wallpaper.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tyres are michelin power pure.
Love the DB5R, very tasty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still stripping things down, only thing I've come across is that both bolts that attach the front torque arms to the main alloy sideplates, had backed out a couple of turns, even though they had been loctited.
Its a 13mm bolt, so worth checking out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

waggy wrote:
Still stripping things down, only thing I've come across is that both bolts that attach the front torque arms to the main alloy sideplates, had backed out a couple of turns, even though they had been loctited.
Its a 13mm bolt, so worth checking out.


worth checking the front mudguard mountings too, as it fell off the UK test bike............. Smile

IF you get to remove the rear swingarm, do me a favour and measure the distance (approx) between pivot and rear wheel spindle centres. We are curious as to what the Tesi 3 runs. Ta.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh - and take a piccy of the front wheel spindle and bushes / bearings if you get time.
ta again. Very Happy
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