Re­build your Bi­mota

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Bikes Of Your Life -

Fur­ther to your ar­ti­cle on Bi­mota (PS, Nov 2018), I would like to rec­tify a few com­ments on the SB6: 1/ the drive sprocket can be changed with­out drop­ping

Big April­ias are the en­gine. 2/ ab­so­lute the fair­ing barg? can be re­moved with­out tak­ing front wheel out, but it takes two peo­ple.

Other things that po­ten­tial new own­ers should be aware of: 1/ An­tera wheels ruin the han­dling. Throw them in a skip, and fit Dy­mag car­bons – prob­lem solved. Bikes fit­ted with March­esini are fine. 2/ Al­ter­na­tor drive cou­pling fail­ure – is the SB6’S main fault. I shred­ded two in less than 5000miles. I sourced an al­ter­na­tive Suzuki gear­box al­ter­na­tor drive shaft that elim­i­nates the drive cou­pling.

Nigel Copes­take, email

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