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DB7-11 VLX MULE resurrection
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello..........

Like the crying and nervous child on the plane in Airplane....I fully expect people to want to slap me...but...

To all the engineers out there...you will understand and nod.

To the alloy welders.....tug your apron and sigh.

To DJT77....thank you for your help

Some people just can't be told.


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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
There you go Gav, as if by magic.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2013/may/may1613-supercharged-bimota/





Twisted Evil OMG!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sprintex Supercharger, 4 boxes of DB7 bits,
a Zues Book, French fag packet and hope.

The Zues book did it for me. Going to go home and break out the sine bar/slips and surface plate , reminisce and find something to measure Laughing
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Gavin944888



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Location: Essex....way South of Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Cardboard Box of bits arrived via couriers from BIMOTA CLASSIC PARTS

and this allowed the part assembly of the swinging arm.





The OEM frame and alloy side plates came with the original frame purchase.

Along with the rear alloy plates which bolt to the arm with the frame purchase, but NO Bolts,

Spindle, Chain adjusters and any other bits....all these came from BCP








What did arrive (via that cardboard box) with the wheel spindle was the bearing assemblies and all spacers,

circlips with bearings, all three types taper, needle and ball bearing

along with some machined top hat alloy sections reducings the bearing internal dia size

down to fit the engine mounted swinging arm spindle.







Each bearing side of the swinging arm had to be assembled

...held together by a magical seven handed monster whilst it

used it spare hand to hold the copper mallet and drive the bearings in!!







The final bearing and assembly were cable tied to stop them falling out.

Even more shaningains will be needed to fit the arm assembly to the engine.

But at least it is one managable part.

Looking good in its Black and Silver....with top shock adjuster.

a good indication to the frame choice.






No more now untill after the May Day break....

although I have to machine the bearing cups for the headstock

to accept the Diavel yokes and forks, to which I have a (new) set of cast

iron BERINGER discs from a BOTT Ducati racer and a Benelli TNT1130

front whee.........Discs were in the garage....Benelli front and rear OZ

style 5 spoke wheels 300 all in...including rear disc and sprocket carrier.


It's bring out the Scottish in me

regards

Gavin
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Cagiva Elefant 944/ST2 engined
Cagiva Elefant 888/955 engined
Cagiva Elefant 999r engined

BIMOTA DB9 (with DB11 rear end)
BIMOTA DB7-11 VLX MULE (project build with no end)
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barnmankit



Joined: 23 Nov 2014
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Location: Pyrenees, France

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great project Gavin, makes my DB2 look like a moped... Approximately how many bhp are you expecting from this beast, and more to the point, who the hell is going to insure it???

Keep up the good work, you're inspiring us all to be a bit more crazy.
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, loving this thread Gavin. Great work mate.
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell of a project Gavin,

fingers crossed for you that it all goes to plan.... What could possibly go wrong Smile
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello.........the insurance in the UK has never really been a problem. Over the years I have managed to cover for various prototypes and strange engined machines. The authorities seem more interested
(or at least they used to) in making sure that the brakes matched the engine power and other safety features were present...that and it being properly assembled.

The building a Bimota based thing, is never easy and the wrong turns you take ....thinking that the factory did this ....only to find that they did that, are really frustrating.

But as part of the biking pleasure comes not just from riding them, but with tinkering with them....I 'll continue.

Having some issues resizing and uploading images (currently using Flickr) I can't keep asking others to hold images for me.

As soon as I have cracked it ...more images will follow.

Gavin

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Cagiva Elefant 944/ST2 engined
Cagiva Elefant 888/955 engined
Cagiva Elefant 999r engined

BIMOTA DB9 (with DB11 rear end)
BIMOTA DB7-11 VLX MULE (project build with no end)
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flickr is easy, simply click on the share icon, the curved arrow bottom right hand side of the image, select BBC code and paste.. into the window here...

You don't need to use any of the features of this forum, just paste exactly what is in the flickr window...

It will include back links to your flickr page, as an example here is an image i took of Brian at the Festival of Speed, it sometimes isn't neat, as you can see here the name and link are placed next to my image, i usually look through the code that i pasted and simply place my cursor at the start of the image name and hit enter to place the name below.. Just choose preview to see what your post will look like...

D800E 3_DSC1227 by Motorbike Owner, on Flickr
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm an example Laughing
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i had to, how good does the 6 look....
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
Well, i had to, how good does the 6 look....


I must admit mate... it looks superb! Nice clear photo
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vort28



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
I'm an example Laughing


You are to me !! Shocked

And the sb6 does look amazing !!! But then I think a few Bimota's of that era have timeless styling , just don't seem to date. Change a few lights here and there and they would pass as a modern bike . Timeless beauties .
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello...........trying..but no joy



[img]https://www.flickr.com/gp/149563844@N08/25Fe6J[/img]
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Cagiva Elefant 944/ST2 engined
Cagiva Elefant 888/955 engined
Cagiva Elefant 999r engined

BIMOTA DB9 (with DB11 rear end)
BIMOTA DB7-11 VLX MULE (project build with no end)
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Then copy the txt in blue and paste it into the forum window, you don't need to use the img tags.... just paste the blue txt

You're close
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