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rpo83



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: I hate it when this happens.... Reply with quote

So, there i was a week or so back, aimlessly trawling the internet and i accidentally buy another Bimota!!!

Another YB5 to add to the stable... I must say, since getting the other YB5 18 months ago, i am smitten with them..

The new one has 9,000 k's and hasn't been moved since 1999. It looks pretty good, the front indicators are wrong, but luckily i've been through that with the first one so i know what i need to do.

It has been bought sight unseen from Japan, hopefully it will arrive before Christmas.

I know you want them.... Here are a couple of pics...


yb5104019 by Motorbike Owner, on Flickr


yb5104014 by Motorbike Owner, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: I hate it when this happens.... Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
So, there i was a week or so back, aimlessly trawling the internet and i accidentally buy another Bimota!!!

Another YB5 to add to the stable... I must say, since getting the other YB5


Its terrible when that happens Rolling Eyes

Got to say though , other than the rusty disc's , that looks quite clean .
Looks like a good find !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was pretty damned careless of you............. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alcohol involved? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatís awesome Steve! It will make a nice Christmas present for yourself. At least you know it has the original iron brake rotors on it Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why can it happen to me?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too was watching this bike and had a limit on what I wanted to spend as Ive already bought a YB5 3 months ago, that limit was reached, [not by much] It was a good buy Steve. Anyway my next bike will be a DB2 or 4, one of those Japanese full fairing Redbro's maybe.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: I hate it when this happens.... Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:


Its terrible when that happens Rolling Eyes

Got to say though , other than the rusty disc's , that looks quite clean .
Looks like a good find !!!


Fingers crossed she's good.. The master cylinders have been replaced and it looks like new tyres, the front indicators were a concern as it is where the fairing mounts, and this has plastic indicators... I have had a local toolmaker turn me up some custom mounts for my current YB5, so it should be simple to fix...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stockcar wrote:
that was pretty damned careless of you............. Wink


Smile The problem is... it's addictive, so much cool stuff over there...

I did this mainly to see haw the process goes, if it is painless, i might think about buying some interesting bikes and try my hand at selling a few and making some $$$$ Knowing my luck though, i'd probably buy some and just end up with a bigger collection!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
alcohol involved? Very Happy


Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
Thatís awesome Steve! It will make a nice Christmas present for yourself. At least you know it has the original iron brake rotors on it Wink


Thanks mate, yup iron rotors for sure Smile I don't really have a plan for it at the moment, it was a bit of the spur of the moment.... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tirefriar wrote:
why can it happen to me?


It can, but you already have 4 bikes! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB1 860 wrote:
I too was watching this bike and had a limit on what I wanted to spend as Ive already bought a YB5 3 months ago, that limit was reached, [not by much] It was a good buy Steve. Anyway my next bike will be a DB2 or 4, one of those Japanese full fairing Redbro's maybe.


That would have been funny if we were bidding against each other! The asbestos situation is my only concern, so i'm getting a Japanese mechanic to remove the brake pads, header gaskets and clutch plates before it is crated, our government is unbelievable...

I'd like to look at more modern stuff, but the paperwork seems over the top, so at this stage if i look for more it will be pre 89...

How is yours coming along, when are you going to share some pics?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
i might think about buying some interesting bikes and try my hand at selling a few and making some $$$$ Knowing my luck though, i'd probably buy some and just end up with a bigger collection!


Yeah , I tried that one with the Mrs also , it even worked for a while until she realised there was more things arriving than leaving !! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB1 860 wrote:
Anyway my next bike will be a DB2 or 4, one of those Japanese full fairing Redbro's maybe.


If it was me, and I am bias , go for a DB4 , they are a great little bike.
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