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« on: January 21, 2011, 02:51:31 PM »

I never created a thread for my first bike, and have bought some more since. So, I thought I'd put them all together. I'll stick some info and photo's up, then add more info.

Bimota YB4
1988 750cc, with Bimota fuel injection.

"Originally the YB4 was a pure racer unavailable for road use. With the advent of the World Superbike Championship in 1988 and its strict homologation rules, Bimota were obliged to build 200 YB4s in order to compete. Inevitably some ended up on the street" www.motorcyclespecs.co.za





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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 02:59:57 PM »

I wanted a bike that I can change parts, tune, etc. As the YB4 is in original condition (apart from the exhaust) I want to keep it in factory condition.

Last year I started looking for a cheap bike to 'tweek'. I ended up buying a Yamaha FZR 400 RSP 2TK. Some of the differences to the standard FZR are - Adjustable preload on front forks, fully adjustable rear shock, oil cooler is fitted as standard, close ratio gearbox, different pistons, longer con rods, sp cams, CDI, round slide oval venturi carbs.

Hold on! that didn't go to plan! Another rare bike that should really be looked after.

Yamaha FZR 400 RSP 2TK

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 03:16:20 PM »

So......







This year I started looking for a project bike (being as I seem to now have two bikes to keep standard).

One day I started looking around the internet and stumbled across a bike I couldn't let go. I ended up buying it. Then went last saturday on a 350 mile round trip to collect it.

Here it is, another Bimota! This time a YB7 with an FZR engine the same as my Yamaha.

321 produced with 161 in this colour.



Oh well, another one! Standard bikes = 3, Project bikes = 0
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 03:18:13 PM »

A few pictures of the two Bims together on the day I collected the YB7.





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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 04:31:27 PM »

umm.. ADOPT ME!  Grin

I love Bimotas, just something about them gets me all excited
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 06:35:19 PM »

Sweet bikes, but I have to wonder, why is the YB7 a 400cc bike and the YB4 a 750cc bike? Kinda seems like it should be the other way around.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »

Sweet bikes, but I have to wonder, why is the YB7 a 400cc bike and the YB4 a 750cc bike? Kinda seems like it should be the other way around.

I was thinking the same thing, but I think I remember him saying it had something to do with the year of the bike, not the engine size.


Edit: I was a little mixed up about that, but on the right track at least.....

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The YB4 is a 750cc, whereas the YB7 is a 400cc. The YB7 has a Yamaha FZR400 RSP engine. My Yamaha is a FZR 400 RSP. The YB comes from Yamaha engined Bimota, and the number is just the next one along, ie the YB4 is the fourth Yamaha engined Bimota.




You just keep adding more to the collection Laminator.    Maybe its time to look for a common piece of shit to work on so you won't be tempted to keep it pristine.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 10:32:21 PM »

Impressive collection !  Although, I still love your Ferrari .  .  .
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 11:56:41 PM »

Impressive collection !  Although, I still love your Ferrari .  .  .


Same here that Ferrari is beautiful I couldnt imagine having something that nice!
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 08:18:28 AM »

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You just keep adding more to the collection Laminator.    Maybe its time to look for a common piece of shit to work on so you won't be tempted to keep it pristine.  Grin

That sounds like a great idea..........if only I'd thought of that and stuck to it, before I bought these two 
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 07:57:14 PM »

Beautiful bikes!   butt rock
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 05:05:37 PM »

I had a petrol leak on the YB7, due to the age, so I replaced the fuel hoses. While doing this I noticed the solenoid on the reserve switch wiring was dodgy. I fixed this by soldering some new wires on and heat shrinking the cables. While I had all three together I made a little video clip Smiley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjL6VXoxnw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjL6VXoxnw</a>
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 03:04:55 PM »

FZR400 update. The exhaust has a power valve fitted, this aids low and mid range power. When I took the seat unit off I found this.



The cable had snapped on the servo. It was also a bit dirty so I gave it a quick clean. Sandblasted the bolts and had a wipe around.



I've got some new cables to fit and it passed it's MOT (vehicle safety inspection). I was advised that it will need some new tyres soon, time for some sticky rubber  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 06:11:13 PM »

Impressive !  You made it look new.  Well done .  .  .
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 01:23:45 PM »

I may of done it again!

Waiting/hoping the purchase works out. Offer has been accepted, just sorting details then it'll be on its way from Italy Smiley

Details to follow  Cool

Unfortunately it'll mean Standard=4, Project bikes=0 

(But what a beauty it is)
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