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brian



Joined: 22 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Non Bimota woes! Reply with quote

Not had much Bimota time of late, been busy with other stuff.

Trying to do a bit of club level road racing this year as well. I was meant to race last weekend and this weekend coming, but I broke the gearbox in my CBR400 racebike last week. I have a new (2nd hand) engine coming from Melbourne which I will hopefully receive and fit to the frame tomorrow. If all goes well I'll be off to Townsville on Saturday to race Wink
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed for you that the new motor arrives in time for you to fit and fettle it into a weapon before the meeting..
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Les Caddaye



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck Brian, hope the engine arrives and you get it all sorted. Did you catch the bug in Sydney? I think the only cure could be an empty pocket.

Cheers
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vort28



Joined: 22 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good on ya !!!! ( do you like my best Oz ?)

WOW , that's what we like to hear , if you can't get to the TT you going to bring the Isle of Man TT to you Very Happy

How is the road racing in Oz .
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
Fingers crossed for you that the new motor arrives in time for you to fit and fettle it into a weapon before the meeting..


If the engine IS what the seller said it is then I should be alright. I was told it's out of a bike that had 32000 klm s on it.
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les Caddaye wrote:
Best of luck Brian, hope the engine arrives and you get it all sorted. Did you catch the bug in Sydney? I think the only cure could be an empty pocket.

Cheers


I bought the bike in November last year Les. I've done 4 practice days on it but not actually raced it yet. I've had the bug for quite some time now, and yes, it's proving expensive Shocked
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
Good on ya !!!! ( do you like my best Oz ?)

WOW , that's what we like to hear , if you can't get to the TT you going to bring the Isle of Man TT to you Very Happy

How is the road racing in Oz .


Nice work on the Oz slang Stu.

Road racing in Aus is alive and well, buts no descent tracks North of Brisbane. The only tracks around here are cart tracks, so very small. But when that's all there is, you just buy a suitable bike. The 400 is really good on the small tracks.
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vort28



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a cbr400 gullarm my self years ago, lovely bike just had to rev the nuts of it.

Seem to remember a cbr600 rear shock was a good cheap mod at the time.
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brian



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
Had a cbr400 gullarm my self years ago, lovely bike just had to rev the nuts of it.

Seem to remember a cbr600 rear shock was a good cheap mod at the time.


I'll try to comit that to memory. Not sure what the rear shock is off thats on it at the moment. It has a remote reservoir. It's doing the job quite nicely anyway. The bike performs way better than the rider!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the frame and swing arm on the NC29.




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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some chunky bits out of the sump of my engine. Not exactly sure what let go.


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laminator



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck from me as well. I've got a VFR400 NC30 and a mates got a lovely clean CBR400.

I've not started the VFR since November, I'd left fuel in it, and the battery connected. I tried to start it the other day and found the battery was flat, not surprising. Put a new battery on, and pressed the starter. Before I even reached for the choke it fired into life!
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brian



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lami. Honda certainly do know how to make a motorcycle
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brian



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new engine turned up this morning. Spent the day fitting it. It started no worries and appears to run fine. Test ride went well. Have now loaded up for the 400 klm trip to Townsville early tomorrow morning for race day Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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