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Turning a DB1R frame into a Motorcycle
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DB1RS2R



Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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Location: Oakland, California

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Turning a DB1R frame into a Motorcycle Reply with quote

Turning a DB1R frame into a Motorcycle

Donor Ducati - check

Front end - check

Rear suspension - Shocked

Pics so far: https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

Still healing from my mountain bike face plant. Can't use my left hand or right arm so it's affecting my bike building a bit.

More soon,
Adam
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to this build thread Very Happy
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmmmmm - nice triple trees!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up bicycles 12 years ago, it hurt too much : )
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DB1RS2R



Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back from visiting family on the east coast and have been giving the DB1 some attention. Looks like the rear suspension will work out with some clevises on a plate welded onto the swingarm. There's a lot to do, fuel system, rearsets, etc. but one step at a time. Looks like this might be a motorcycle one day!

More pics: https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

--Adam
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'62 Ducati 250
'69 Laverda 750 GT
'07 Piaggio MP3 250ie
'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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DB1RS2R



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got everything back from the FrameMan. All better now. Got the fuel system parts in too (going to have a reserve which may save my ass one day). Time to order some bodywork soon.

https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

--Adam
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'62 Ducati 250
'69 Laverda 750 GT
'07 Piaggio MP3 250ie
'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
Previous Bimota: '87 YB5


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markw2012



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam

I have a DB1 and am just going through the process of changing the fuel taps. How are you fitting a reserve that you will have access to when the body work is fitted, or are you not intending to run fully enclosed body work? I have a DB1Sr or RS depending on who is telling the story which I am partially restring so any other tips would be helpful.

Mark
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bimota_rider



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Adam,

Oooooh, VERY NICE!!! (nice M5 too!)


Where in Cali do you live???



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DB1RS2R



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang, didn't see these back in 2013. (There's nothing like a breakup, a new job and buying a house to delay a Bimota project. But now I'm getting my brain wrapped around it all again.)

Get it all sorted, Mark? I've decided to run full DB1R bodywork. If I remember correctly, I'll keep my taps on reserve and use them as crossovers. A shut off is nice when pulling the tank off anyway. Weld some bungs into the bottom of the tank and hookup the fuel injection hoses.

I think I saw the vacuum operated taps somewhere online. Should I look for them?

bimota_rider - I moved up from San Jose to Oakland. And thanks!

Best,
Adam
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'69 Laverda 750 GT
'07 Piaggio MP3 250ie
'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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DB1RS2R



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it took 5 years but I've been test riding the DB1R. Here's a link to photos: https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Best regards,
Adam
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'07 Piaggio MP3 250ie
'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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MRLost



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. It's a lot of work for a bike that's in one piece and all the parts are right there. Your's is a whole different dimension what with all those fabrications, modifications, and adaptations. The swing arm is masterful and your overall attention to detail is ... scary.

Thanks for all those other pictures, too. Where in the world did you get those? I am seriously impressed.
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work
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Ezli



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work you've done on the bike, I don't visit this forum much but I came across this. I also follow you on instagram. that's actually my living room with the DB1 in it haha.
regards Ezli
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DB1RS2R



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's complete and rides like a dream!

https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

Best,
Adam
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'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job mate!
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