Winter 2011 — loudbike vs Bimota DB1 SR & Ducati TT1 — loudbike

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Winter — loudbike vs Bimota DB1 SR TT1

The Hot-blooded Mexican set a 4 bike some time ago and that’s fine with me.- I how many bikes can I guy keep in top anyway?- And when a Bimota DB1 SR into my in late October, I was up to my limit; Shannon’s old F1 (the for the Yellow Bike III), the Canyon, the R1100s, the TT1 (yeah, count..) but it seemed to me that I to take stock of what I had and I was going.- Looking back at season, I realized that I had done any street time; choosing the bicycle over a ride 9.5 times out of 10.


And I was closer to my dream collection; a a TT1, and F1 and a Mille racer, so riding simply went off the With all of the mods I’d to the Gran Canyon, I knew a straight sale wasn’t to get me the return I wanted to see, so I myself into disassembling the and the parts went back the GC community faster than you can say and get it!’.- The R1100S ended up to a new owner in Whitby, Ontario.

So, here I am at the close of an excellent with three projects; two of will be completed by the spring and a surprising return back to the of small-block 750s.- Had anyone that I’d find in this position this last year, I’d looked at ’em like were from another But so it goes with me and my bikes..- seems to stand still for long — little according to plan ’cause face it; I don’t think is much of a plan.

The TT1 was never

But Lou Saif persisted and eventually put one of Adamo’s big-tube DM frames and bodywork in my hands and then sold me a bunch of his F1 stuff, and I found a nice cache of TT1 in our inventory.- Instant TT1!-

Well, sort of.

I never wanted to build a TT ’cause I to step outside the box my machines and something that’s unique mine.- And the TT1 is such a well and densely packaged unit it’s very difficult to from what the factory did and come out ahead of the game.- But I got a of working inside a set of constraints I redid Palmer’s old Yellow last year and it was more (and less painful) I thought it would be.- So, only a few deviations from the NCR guys did back in the day — off on the path towards a reasonably replica of the real thing.- means a 750 based on the F1 motor, NCR7 cams, hi-comp big Mikuni flat slides and a lot of

And no buffing of aluminum bits.

The —

The motor’s based on Lon Allen’s old and the heads will as closely as mimic the ones Fran to run on his TT1 back when we was Fab.- weigh a sneeze and sound a small-block Chevy when done — and hopefully as well as Fran’s did.

And there’s the matter of the DB1 SR.

When Wilson told me that he was his fairly molested SR, I jumped on No pressure to restore this one to original — that be a losing battle.- It’s crashed, repainted, probably again and repainted one more but complete and sound enough to a great track machine.- The Montjuich motor is in great and all the important bits are seriously but structurally OK.- I’ve loved the DB1 racers (my God, tiny!), but have no idea how they handle.- Having it down and looked at the package; really well once done with it.- And as is known to say, ‘anything can be to handle’.

But the bodywork is a royal pain in the I mean, you can’t adjust the damper, tickle the carbs or do anything important without the whole mess off the machine.-

How Italian!- Want to adjust the damper?- Remove all the bodywork.- to mess with your Well, before you can get at the springs or you’re going to have to a way to remove the reservoirs that as fork caps without brake fluid everywhere.- to tighten the chain?- Don’t to readjust the ride height.-

I threw in the towel and set it up with F1 but then it wouldn’t be a DB1 would So, when I get the race bodywork I’ll drill a couple of access ports and hope it look completely WRONG.- be a flashy little package the polished PM spun aluminum Rather than replace the foot pegs and bars, get a mild polish as well as will all the aluminum (just to up for the lack of polished bits on the Bodywork aside, the only snag I hit was the loss of the stock carb manifold somewhere in the past.- The packaging on this gem is so tight that there’s a very limited amount of for the big Dellorto and although we have a diverse selection of Malossi in stock, nothing put the carb in the position to clear the rear I was thinking ‘cut weld’ new DB1 buddy Werner from I look at an adjustable intake made by Joko in Germany.- I got the two I ordered in last week and have to be the coolest parts bought in the last decade.- made and highly functional, did the trick.

When you consider the date of the thing is pretty trick.- the billet reservoir / fork are a bit over the top, my eyes out when I realized that ran fluid galleys through the triples just so they eliminate a splitter manifold the the brake light switch.-

It only took a minute to that a big-block motor be dropped into the chassis, and I won’t do so this year the creative wheels are turning.

is why we have such brutal up here in The Great White Nothing else to do but crank up the turn up the heat and build a of funky Italian motorcycles.

by loudbike on December 28, 2011 |

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