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Mike Jennings



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Tesi kingpin Reply with quote

Hello folks,

for the second time now I've seen somebody claim on the internet that the early Tesis used a Metro kingpin and track rod ends. Can anybody confiirm this?

Cheers, MikeJ
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GeeKay



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Location: West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By kingpin, I guess you mean for use as the steering stem?
If so, you probably already know this, but Loud Bike Steve has been trying to sell this one for years.........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bimota-Tesi-Steering-Stem-NOS-/190896388336#ht_1120wt_1106

track rod ends? - just easily obtainable spherical rod-end bearings / Rose joints on the steering and brake torque arms on my Tesi 1D.
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Mike Jennings



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Geekay,

thanks for the reply, I was really just asking out of interest as it seemed an odd choice for an exotic Italian superbike!

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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike

buy the item from Loud Bike Steve, then buy a Metro kingpin to compare and you can let us know if the internet information is correct or not !
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Jonny B Bad



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Tesi Kingpin Reply with quote

Standard air filter for a YB8 was off an Austin Allegro. Clearly the whole bikes thing was just a cover for Bimota's true passion - Leyland's finest Laughing
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Mike Jennings



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROFL! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Cheers, MikeJ
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