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czechmick



Joined: 18 Apr 2018
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Location: Preston

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject: SB 6 fairing Reply with quote

Morning fellow insomniacs,

Looking for the collective opinion on the viability, costs and who to go to do the work for the fairing repair shown below. (Highlight it and right click go to picload in the drop down menu) Sorry but I'm new to this and can't get it to up load the image direct to the post and am having a problem with the forum upload, says I'm not logged in.

Anyhow that,s not what this is about. I'm looking to buy this from Europe but as stated above would appreciate your collective input on the fairing damage. Bike has 16k miles, non original indicators, lights work in the pic but as yet no idea on the state of the engine or if it runs or the tyres or what if any service history. private buyer with a nice garage is all I can see from the background.
Good points new front discs and pads and a Lafranconi system is included.

I'd very interested to know your thoughts. I missed out on one of these a few months ago and am still in the hunt.

I am aware of the complicated maintenance, ie engine out, regime and the other foibles but that's not putting me off

https://picload.org/view/dlddlpli/bimotalhsfairing.jpg.html

https://picload.org/infonail/dlddlplw/bimfrontwheel.jpg
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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Youre really not giving us much to go off there.....



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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike does look nice...especially for the money...and you've figured out the mileage in Kms is 27,104 and not 21,794 as he has listed.

New discs...Hhmm….bit cheap I'm afraid.....£250 of brembo SS discs used whereas Original fittings are £700 of cast iron full floater brembos.....Maybe its just the angle of the photo....but from the left side view of the front disc...it seems like its a 300 or 310mm dia disc and not 320....caliper seems way beyond the perimeter of the disc edge...and as such not getting a full grab on the disc...….


Non-original indicators not an issue....easy replace with original...Bike just doesnt look very well cared for...filthy wheels...corrosion on battery terminals....Not answering your question am I?....A painter can sort anything....you would have to give him the full fairing though...as in its a one piece clamshell unit that splits ONLY at the bottom and then you have to pull it off over the front wheel.....Damage looks like just falling off its side stand

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=264333442&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3400&pageNumber=1&scopeId=MB&searchId=c9e2af60-3aec-7ff8-decf-94743ee8a80d

Bike still has its original screen, mirrors, non cut-down rear mudguard and its original Bimota paddock rear stand....I'd ask for a few more photos...back wheel...swingarm etc..particularly where the footpeg hangers pass over the swingarm to check if its been down at any time...as they bend into and dent the swinger.....One nice German was showing an SB6 once using old photos of bike BEFORE it was damaged.....the bike had different footpeg hangers depending on which picture you looked at....and the carbon weave was missing and had been sticker overlaid to hide damage but without mentioning it....

If you had a van I'd go and see it if I was you....pay if happy....wait a couple of days for transfer of reg docs and bring it home

Blokey seems to have used stainless steel new bolts to refix discs...which is a No No...unless he's bought "titanium" bolts...which I doubt as he's already scrimped on buying non-standard discs for the bike
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as what 2bims said - it looks a bit "jaded" (dull carbon front mudguard shows a lack of care) but the bike would probably scrub up OK with plenty of TLC.
At that kind of mileage it probably needs a new chain and sprockets and a full engine service (if there is no service history with it).
To use as a "rider" it's got all the makings of a good bike.
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O_Roger



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last 2 Month there where 2 god deals on red/white/Carbone Models , one with engine tuning 1200cc and one with low mileage and special red paint from factory. Both at ~6K ONO

The best place to look for one in Germany is https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/

I would take the time and look for one there.

If you need help with german, I can translate for you or go check one out if it is not too far.

Regarding Paint. My SB6 went down once and the pre-owner had it fixed up really good with original paint. The remaining paint including the bill was given to me in-case I need it. …. The red, white , black and clear coat paint as set was 600€ + Postage without any Labor. So it might be more expensive to fix that, then one might think.
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czechmick



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentlemen, sorry for the slow response. My brother is here from Canada, which inevitably led to some alcoholic excess. I have read your comments with interest, they were exactly what I needed especially around the new discs.
I'm also grateful for the offer from O Roger for contact and translation.

Not sure what I'll do with this one, no need to buy the first one I see and it's a long trip for what might prove a fruitless haggle.

In the meantime here is another from the site suggested by Roger correct discs, I presume, mismatched indicators and no transfers on the main fairing crash damage?, external fuel taps by the rear shock and perhaps something missing from the mirror mounts inside the fairing?

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bimota-sb6/895878905-305-6636

I'll ring him today and see what he has to say about the fairing and as mentioned whether there are dings to the swinging arm from the pegs if it has been down the road.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think youre back on the juice again...you've posted up a link to the same bike we've all commentated on
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czechmick



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Lets try again shall we

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bimota-sb6/908402222-305-7856
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks OK for the money. My concern would be why there are no pictures of the other side of the bike?
Maybe ask to see some before travelling to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone in the UK is selling 2 x SB6's on the Farcebook "Bimota Forum". No details - you will have to message him.
I have, but haven't had a reply yet Sad
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Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 rural cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica (with a difference).
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

czechmick wrote:
Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Lets try again shall we

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bimota-sb6/908402222-305-7856

Discs are still non standard
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brian



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

czechmick wrote:
Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Lets try again shall we

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bimota-sb6/908402222-305-7856


Looks fairly clean but not perfect. Incorrect indicators, lower fairing may have been resprayed as the Bimota decal is missing, missing frame grommet.

Need photos of the left side as previously stated.

Those fuel taps are hurting my eyes, I’d get rid of them as there’s no need for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
czechmick wrote:
Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Lets try again shall we

www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bimota-sb6/908402222-305-7856

Discs are still non standard


The front rotors look to be the same as the stock rotors on my DB4, so maybe the factory had a few different rotor designs laying around at the time?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
someone in the UK is selling 2 x SB6's on the Farcebook "Bimota Forum". No details - you will have to message him.
I have, but haven't had a reply yet Sad


I got one reply from him... but when I asked him if he was on the uk forum, he hasn’t replied.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That person be "Oily".....last seen on the forum 4years and 7 months ago,...……...
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