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My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:30 am
by spook
Here's a picture of my latest Bimota.

It's a 1990 YB8 exup, running the 89 FZR1000 engine, and a lot of the FZR1000 components, such as engine, carbs, loom, cdi, radiator, gauges, ignition switch etc. So a close relative...

This one is sold, but I'm doing a pre delivery cleanup and inspection. More pics to come. lol.

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm
by sickle44
looks like the same bad mickey mouse ear mirrors as the Fizzer too. LOL....

Which Bimota had the FZR engine with their own brand of FI?

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:27 am
by spook
As I said above, 1989 exup, this one is carbed. Yes they are yamaha mirrors, very stylish :lolno:

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:48 pm
by sickle44
Ralph wrote:1989 exup, this one is carbed.


Yeah, I read that, I was just sure Bimota had made a model with an FZR engine and that they also fuel injected it. YB9, 10 or 11?

Looks like it was an even more rare rendition of a bimota bike, the tartuato or something like that as right up until the 11, they were still using 38mm mikunis

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:18 pm
by spook
The YB4EI (750) the YB6EI (black engined 1000 pictured) the Tuatara a slightly different YB6EI (also black engined 1000) YB8Furano (Exup engined 1000)

All basically the same bike (frame with variations in running gear)

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 am
by spook
While on face value it looked okay, it was in fact bloody dirty. I don't think the fairings have been off it ever!

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With these and any other bike I think it is better to strip it down so you know what you are dealing with. So here we are with everything clean polished, greased etc:

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And time to put it together:

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:57 am
by spook
Whist I've got this one under restoration, I decided to build another two.

Both are likely to be race bikes. This one is my 'Golden Child' lol. For obvious reasons. The frame has been modified behind the carbs to accommodate 41mm FCR's. It will be equipped with Ohlins front and rear.

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The other is a run of the mill YB8

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:56 am
by sickle44
You should anodize the golden child's spring gold also. the yellow just looks soooo, non shiny gold

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:18 am
by spook
No...That's definitely enough gold for one day!!! :crazy:

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:15 pm
by spook
Speaking of Bimbos... Check out this rooster :crazy:

It's a roller I purchase off a mate. I'm just going to have to stop at some stage. :lolno: Stop what? lol.

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:51 am
by djalbin
Spook, your bikes are looking really nice. Too bad Melbourne is so far away from Tucson ... I would give you my bike for a refresh.

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:20 am
by spook
djalbin wrote:Spook, your bikes are looking really nice. Too bad Melbourne is so far away from Tucson ... I would give you my bike for a refresh.


Put it in a box my old forum Friend!

Truth is i have so many projects on the go that it is difficult having the focus to stay on one. :crazy:

I can walk from one end of the shed to the other, with good intentions, become distracted, and have started on something completely different... :lolno:

The shed is 24 meters long, and i know I need to work on my concentration!

Here is a photo of my latest distraction. The motor was completely rebuilt in 1989, and it sat in storage since. Plus a couple of years in the weather. it started and run with little trouble. A 6 cylinder 2 stroke. I can tell you it makes all the right noises and smells. And I'm in love :drool:

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:05 am
by sickle44
That's a very wierd looking VDue, although, I thought they were only twins like all other Bimos?

:lol:

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:17 am
by bimotastan
I feel that Gold frame deserves the yellow fairing :popcorn :popcorn

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:44 am
by spook
Ummm, have I ever asked you if you are a colour blind MF?

Glad you are back on board Stan! I'll give you a call next couple of days old son.. Cheers! :thumbup:

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:48 am
by spook
The original YB8 (the dirty one in bits) in the post is just about done...

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Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:01 pm
by YEC_YZF750SP
Bimota sexiness!!! Always loved these bikes...simply THE BUSINESS!!! :)

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm
by spook
Yep, they are are thoroughbred race bike, pretending to be a road bike :thumbup:

Re: My latest Bimbo

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:34 pm
by YEC_YZF750SP
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!!!

The owner lived in my area and I bumped into him several times...he had talked about selling it but I told him to keep it as BIMOTA's are unicorns! :thumbup: