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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: sb6 refresh Reply with quote

Tonight I finished minor refresh of my sb6. Last year a friend of mine dropped it whilst unloading it from a trailer. Broke the screen and did some minor damage to the top fairing. It's taken me 18 months or more to get around to getting the repair done and the paint touched up.

The painter do did a good job but the colour of the red wasn't matched close enough for my liking... so he painted it again. The painting took a looong time but it turned out nice.

It still amazes me when I look at the sb6 without bodywork. The workmanship not the frame and attachments is beautiful and the bodywork is gorgeous.

I took the opportunity to clean things up a little as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote








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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a new genuine screen which needed some trimming and modification to make it for properly. The joys of owning hand made limited production bikes I guess.




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The finished product...




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlights had become very smokey on the inside of the glass for some reason...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I removed them and managed to clean them up ok. Make a huge difference to the presentation of the bike


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some other pics from along the way...




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bike had been sitting for over 18 months with fuel in the tank and carbs. So I cleaned out the tank and stripped and cleaned the carbs.

Surprisingly the carbs were spotless... No gum or blockages at all. The fuel in the tank still looked quite good, just a slight colour change. Leads me to think that our premium 98 octane fuel is quite stable.




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Bimota, you crack me up... surely only Bimota would do such a thing? The connector between the fuel tank and the vacuum tap is threaded half way with L/H thread and the other half is R/H thread Shocked






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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had all sorts of trouble getting those pesky Phillips head screws out of the carb float bowls this time. Had to use vice grips to get most of them out but had to cut a slot in one with a cutting disc



So I've replaced them with nice stainless capscrews


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another problem fixed. A common issue with these mirrors... the threaded brass insert spins in the plastic housing. I repaired the mirrors on the db4 the same way a few years ago




Drill a 2mm hole and insert a roll pin through the plastic and into the brass insert




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that was about it really.

All tucked up safe and sound in bed Laughing Cool


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course the fuel tap nut is half and half. So you only have to turn the tap round and round
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first Bimota love !! the SB6 is a truly timeless beauty Very Happy
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