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Turning a DB1R frame into a Motorcycle
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DB1RS2R



Joined: 21 Feb 2013
Posts: 31
Location: Oakland, California

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Brian! I still can't believe how it turned out. Rode it to work today because I can't get enough (finished it on Friday). Soon it'll be time to see how quick it is around Laguna Seca.
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2bims



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB1RS2R wrote:
It's complete and rides like a dream!

https://goo.gl/photos/ew7J6uYYVKH4Gmm97

Best,
Adam


Very nice indeed....I hope you get to enjoy it a lot.....I do note though....at the very very end...theres no note of inclusion for the Bimota Forum in the "thanks" section....Shame on you.........Nice to see my Hand drawn to scale diags for the frame/bodywork spacers......You have done a nice job there.....
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DB1RS2R



Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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Location: Oakland, California

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame on me for not mentioning this forum? I hope youíre joking. Anyway, thanks for the kind words! Iím really happy with how it turned out. Now for the 858 cc big bore kit I have on the shelf...
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'07 Piaggio MP3 250ie
'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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Gavin944888



Joined: 29 Jan 2014
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Location: Essex....way South of Scotland

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB1RS2R.......A great piece of work.

Well done on all of it...it will inspire

regards
Gavin
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vort28



Joined: 22 Mar 2010
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Location: Northwest , UK

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks GREAT.
So easy to mess up the looks of a bike but the tube single side swing arm looks right at home.
One hell of a build though looking through all the pictures !! Shocked
That took some commitment !!
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2bims



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB1RS2R wrote:
Shame on me for not mentioning this forum? I hope youíre joking. Anyway, thanks for the kind words! Iím really happy with how it turned out. Now for the 858 cc big bore kit I have on the shelf...


Yeh...just jesting....but some have mentioned it to me.....and image grabbing....i dont give a hoot though....anything to get the bimota name out and about is fine with me...
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DB1RS2R



Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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Location: Oakland, California

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys! Apologies for not mentioning everyone and anyone who contributed over the last 5.5 years but I could write a book if that were the case. I wanted to offer some informtation at the show it was entered in on Saturday and getting it all to fit on a single page while remaining legible was challenging enough.

I hope people see the passion I put into the build but I also welcome critisism if it holds water. (It seems some people like to point out any defect they can find, an interesting phenomenon.) I wanted it to be as good, or better than, what Bimota did back in the day while using some of todayís technology when it was suitable (like carbon wheels but keep them black to match the DB1 race bikes).

Please know I greatly appriciate the insight offered here. The drawings, pictures, and technical knowledged shared was most valuable.
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'71 Jaguar E-Type FHC 4.2
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DB1 860



Joined: 23 Mar 2014
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Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!! that looks great, well done.
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Jonny B Bad



Joined: 05 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: The creature lives! Reply with quote

That's a lot of loveliness, right there!
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