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by spook
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

My only comment on their question, how can a little Italian company contest with a big Japanese giant, well they did allude to it in the article, but, simply stuff the big japanese giant's motor into your sweet lightened and stiffened chassis. Yep that was the idea! Bimota essentially invented the ...
by spook
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

Here is a comparison by superbike magazine of my two favorite bikes! :drool:

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by spook
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 22
Views: 5742

Re: Forum Software Update

The second image loss appears to be a flurry of broken links to images hosted on third party solutions such as photobucket/flickr/picasaweb/etc. This one I need to look into further as I don't really know what I can do to restore links to broken or defunct image hosting sites (I think Spook might h...
by spook
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 22
Views: 5742

Re: Forum Software Update

:thumbup:
by spook
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Christmas 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Christmas 2018

Thanks Guys, I appreciate the kind words, and thoughts. All the very best to you all. Cheers.
by spook
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Christmas 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Christmas 2018

I'll be looking after Mum, not a happy time, Dad died on Monday. He was 96, so a good innings, doesn't make it any easier though, especially for Mum... 66 years of being happily married.

All the best to all my forum buddies, for Christmas and the New Year, Cheers! :wave:
by spook
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: My latest Bimbo
Replies: 20
Views: 4946

Re: My latest Bimbo

Okay... this one is finished took it for a ride, and bloody hell!

It's the first bike I've ridden with an exup valve fitted, and it makes a very noticeable difference the engines character, especially how it pulls from low rpm.

Edit try this one....?

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by spook
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: My latest Bimbo
Replies: 20
Views: 4946

Re: My latest Bimbo

I remember the 1st time I saw a Bimota, it was a brand new YB10 Dieci (FZR1000 motor) and I was just in awe at the RAW CRAFTMANSHIP...PURE ART!!! Damn right! After a year of not being so well, (back surgery, blood-clots, recurring blood-clots, staph infection, lung scaring..) I'm finally getting ba...
by spook
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Akrapovic
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: Akrapovic

no, sorry mate, not here. If you have a repack kit, it should have rivets. measure the outside diameter of the new rivets, and use a new good quality (cobalt) drill bit to drill the head off down to were the remaining stem is. Get a tapered punch (needs to be a slightly smaller diameter than the ste...
by spook
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: ZX7RR Build.
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: ZX7RR Build.

Jason is getting them through the dealer, so there will no difference in price.

The Kwaka parts on the other hand are about 1/2 the price of Yamaha, for the same sort of item... go figure?
by spook
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: ZX7RR Build.
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: ZX7RR Build.

Con-rods have been resized, each available bearing size was purchased and plasti-gauged. We have settled on a size, and ordered bearings for the remaining 3 rods. Unfortunately they don't have stock locally, so they are on their way from Japan. I've updated the photo's FB deleted, and will have some...
by spook
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: ZX7RR Build.
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: ZX7RR Build.

I'll get moving on this lol. They will be words of joy to Jason's ears, but the truth is we are close to engine assembly. I'm still working on the rods, but not far away. Once that job is done, it is just assembly. The delimer regarding the oil pump-alternator drive could not be resolved without the...
by spook
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: ZX7RR Build.
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: ZX7RR Build.

This build is still on the go. I'll update photos and progress etc, shortly.
by spook
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: New family member
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: New family member

I've been thinking about 2 strokes! :shock: The ATK 700 intimidator engines are available to purchase stand alone from ATK in the USA. 700cc 78 rwhp. Chain and kick start on the same side as the Husaberg 501 so a relatively easy fit up? The 501 engine makes 52 hp, so that will probably be enough to ...
by spook
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: New family member
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: New family member

Michael, I'm a bit in love with this one! Im hoping to have some mad fun on it! JasonL who gets on here occasionally was over on the weekend to watch a bit of the F1.... he now has motocross eyes! Another mate has just registered a KTM 250 two-stroke. The adventure touring-weekend away gig is defini...
by spook
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: New family member
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

New family member

I picked this one up for not much money. It's a Husaberg FE501E 2001. It's the newest bike in my shed! :lol: It's not running, but I think it is something simple. It needs the normal going over, fork seals, shock service, fluids, check everything. It has massive compression. It will have to take a b...
by spook
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: My latest Bimbo
Replies: 20
Views: 4946

Re: My latest Bimbo

Yep, they are are thoroughbred race bike, pretending to be a road bike :thumbup:
by spook
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Something tasty...
Replies: 11
Views: 3129

Re: Something tasty...

Dunno Kiwi, I don't think he raced that one, he might have been on his 88 Yamaha Australia FZR1000?

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by spook
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Something tasty...
Replies: 11
Views: 3129

Re: Something tasty...

This was at the Island Classic at Phillip Island the other week, It is Troy Corsers Yamaha Australia ow01. I believe Troy sold it to his mate Nige Taylor. Looks sweet. :thumbup:

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by spook
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Getting things back in order
Replies: 9
Views: 4173

Re: Getting things back in order

Woohoo! Missed you Hooli. Let's hope we can breath a bit of life back into this old girl (forum). Facebook is just a waste of time in many respects, with people caustically venting, with nothing good to say. There is a way of getting our photobucket Photos back up, (for those who didn't delete their...