1999 Bimota DB4 — PNW Riders

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Some of you Salem/Portland peeps may this piece of Italian This Bimota belonged to aka midvalleysuperbiker who I’m told a great deal of pride in I never had the pleasure of meeting but from what I gather the caretaker of this gorgeous has some big shoes to fill.

the time of the 2012 Seattle Show (December) the DB4 arrived at my I wanted the bike to be as fresh as but I didn’t have any maintenance to work with. Not much in the way of history either.

All we knew was Chuck bought it a guy in 2009. At least the miles on the low side at 4600.

Even I was staring at an exotic, hand Italiano money-sapper/wallet-drainer. Dirty, ancient tires. Gas so old it would not A cracked piece of nla body from an overtightened screw, etc.

In other words, day at the office.

In order to establish a baseline, I the bike with Bard at Obviously we needed to change the belts, check the valve and perform a full service.

We jumped in head first and steam ahead.

Imagine my when I got the call. Bardsley was of the that one of the exhaust valve was loose enough that it was on the of having to be replaced. I tend to these calls better most since, for reasons I enjoy spending money and things that aren’t broken.

And as we all know almost every air Ducati came from the with valve guides from mozzarella but I digress.

So a 6k morphed into a full on, top-end rebuild. The cylinder were sent to Lyons Machining in Aloha, OR. Four new (upgraded material), valve cleaning, surfacing, etc. New oem rings and cylinder deglazing.

Optimized cam timing, meticulous adjustment, new timing belts, gaskets, new oil/filter, carb new spark plugs, blah, blah.

Bimota DB 4

Mechanically, the rest of the was sorted as well. Properly brake lines, new hydraulic (clutch and brake), new Michelin Sport rubber, fresh red top battery, new crankcase breather and whatever else Bard or I saw was required.

Cosmetically, other the mounting screw crack on 1 panel, the bike was just and dirty. I had Russ Foy repair the and I lightly cleaned/detailed the bike.

There are a few alterations from

Spiegler billet rearset controls. These have own rear brake master There is no provision for a rear light switch with controls.

Carbon exhaust

Accel ignition coils and plug wires.

Yoyodyne clutch slave cylinder for a lever pull.

Bimota DB 4


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