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    Bimota YB8 Postie project sees the light of day

    Have been chipping away at building up my 1989 Bimota YB8 during the off-season, (bloody cold in the shed at night during the winter dont-ya-know.....). Took it for a run at Manfield last week & all in all its not a bad package.

    I have the engine in it from the 89 FZR1000 Yamaha i raced a couple of seasons ago & its fitted with Ohlins suspension and the new Metzeler Interact sticky black round things.
    The shakedown went pretty smoothly, but i have learnt that a steering damper is probably a worthwhile investment, with the adjustable head rake giving us plenty of geometry options but on the flip-side - she can be a tad "twitchy".
    Its got a stumpy little swingarm as well making it quite lively on the drive out of corners, but some internal rear shock modifications on the day of my test ride with the help of Robert Taylor from CKT made a marked difference, and gave us a good improvement in side grip.

    Looking forward to getting her dressed which is being handled by Billy from www.racefairings.co.nz who is making up some original matching fairings.

    Big thanks to Scott Griffiths and his dads engineering workshop in palmy here for making up lots of bits n bobs to get the bike re-built and running.

    Cheers
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    Awesome stuff Glen ! It will be great to see you and the bike out in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwifruit View Post
    Nope thats my old MUZ / TZ Supemono, that went off to live in Australia with a new owner :-)

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    Thumbs up

    cheers glen...l have a good pic of crazyman sitting on it

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    Can somebody please buy Glen a camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
    Can somebody please buy Glen a camera?
    l don't know if i'm aloud to post this pic i have

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    like this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy man View Post
    l don't know if i'm aloud to post this pic i have

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    Do a wheelie Mr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    Do a wheelie Mr!
    I hope your not suggesting a dangerous ativity there sir.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by codgyoleracer View Post
    I hope your not suggesting a dangerous ativity there sir.............
    Suggesting, encouraging and condoning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by codgyoleracer View Post
    like this ?
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    that pic is photo shoped this is the real one! lol
    http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoser...60110_full.jpg

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    looks like that man kneeling down in the piccie on post #8 has got a lot more face to wash than most people

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    looks like that man kneeling down in the piccie on post #8 has got a lot more face to wash than most people
    The bike (in its current state) made his gear look bad, paintjob should fix that.

    RT had some settings from 'way back when" , - when Tardozzi raced the same beastie at manfield in the 80's. (very handy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by codgyoleracer View Post
    The bike (in its current state) made his gear look bad, paintjob should fix that.

    RT had some settings from 'way back when" , - when Tardozzi raced the same beastie at manfield in the 80's. (very handy)
    your wheel has driven me to drink

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