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Title: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: Artracing on Jul 10, 2016, 21:14:05
I have been working on this for about a year and getting close to end. Custom frame, duplicate of original HB1.
CB750 engine. CB750 hubs. Rest is custom.
Bimota HB1 was Bimota's first bike. Only one complete bike was made and 9 kits which consisted mainly of  frame, swing arm,  tank, seat, and oil tank. Frame built on CB750
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Post by: Artracing on Jul 10, 2016, 21:20:39
Few more parts.
Tank, seat and front fender are carbon fiber
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Post by: Drewski on Jul 10, 2016, 21:23:45

Pretty sweet!!  8)

Carry on Sir.  :D
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Post by: Artracing on Jul 10, 2016, 21:25:28
This is an original HB1
I'll have a version with the Carbon fiber unpainted with red frame and one painted as original.
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Post by: Artracing on Jul 10, 2016, 21:28:16
Engine is mostly stock but has a mild Megacycle cam
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Post by: irk miller on Jul 11, 2016, 08:03:32
Great build.  Any plans to go with the GL front end with aluminum GL1000 rims like that Bimota has?  It's such an easy upgrade.   
Title: Re: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: slikwilli420 on Jul 11, 2016, 15:49:18
The Ceriani forks on the front are likely far superior in technology and metallurgy vs the GL units and are more at home on a build like this. He already has nice aluminum rims as well, likely 18's front and rear instead of the 19/17 GL combo.
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Post by: focusinprogress on Jul 11, 2016, 16:26:23
this is awesome
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Post by: irk miller on Jul 11, 2016, 18:27:50
The Ceriani forks on the front are likely far superior in technology and metallurgy vs the GL units and are more at home on a build like this. He already has nice aluminum rims as well, likely 18's front and rear instead of the 19/17 GL combo.
Of course.  I need to learn how to ID Ceriani forks.  Thanks.
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Post by: teazer on Jul 11, 2016, 20:03:58
Deviant, no need to feel bad.  Not a lot of people would recognize those new Ceriani style modern forks.  The look is very Ceriani but the damping is all modern.  Top shelf stuff on an amazing build.
Title: Re: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: Artracing on Jul 11, 2016, 20:51:52
The Ceriani forks on the front are likely far superior in technology and metallurgy vs the GL units and are more at home on a build like this. He already has nice aluminum rims as well, likely 18's front and rear instead of the 19/17 GL combo.
Your absolutely correct. The Ceriani are new forks and fully tuneable not to mention new Brembo period F08.
Disc are matched with hubs machined symetrical with custom mounts.
Excel rims and yes they are 18" front and rear.

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Post by: Artracing on Jul 25, 2016, 20:08:06
More work done
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 26, 2016, 09:48:30
Rad. I am on board.
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Post by: Sonreir on Jul 26, 2016, 11:29:09
Subscribed.
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Post by: Kemp on Jul 26, 2016, 11:45:12
Really nice work! Do you have any plans to offer a "kit" much like Bimota did.
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Post by: Redbird on Jul 26, 2016, 14:59:31
Subscribed.
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Post by: Maritime on Jul 26, 2016, 15:48:37
sign me up. nice work so far!
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Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 26, 2016, 18:40:03
Awesome stuff man.
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Post by: SilkySmooth750 on Jul 27, 2016, 19:34:17
That thing is bonkers, I'm signed up too!
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Post by: MattCB750OT on Jul 27, 2016, 22:03:22
Wow!
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Post by: alzcbz on Jul 27, 2016, 22:51:19
Very impressive work. Subscribed.
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 28, 2016, 13:14:28
Count me in !!
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Post by: Erskine on Jul 28, 2016, 17:43:22
Sweet as :)
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Post by: Artracing on Jul 31, 2016, 10:52:20
Fitting the seat
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 04, 2016, 21:34:07
Little more done
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Post by: Hurco550 on Aug 04, 2016, 21:42:24
This thing is on another level! Awesome work man. Thanks for sharing it here
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Post by: RR100 on Aug 07, 2016, 18:10:20
Really nice carbon work, the weave is consistent even along the tight bends where most people get a lot of distortion. Nice!

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Post by: coyote13 on Aug 08, 2016, 16:47:28
::gasp::
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 10, 2016, 21:18:17
Got ledt side exhaust fitted. Still need trimming and weld up.
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Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 10, 2016, 21:21:06
Not often does the word "perfect" pop into my head in regards to custom bikes... It does now though.
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 10, 2016, 23:21:59
Not often does the word "perfect" pop into my head in regards to custom bikes... It does now though.

Thank you, very kind of you to say
enjoy

Rob
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Post by: Ryan Stecken on Aug 11, 2016, 06:47:29
Subscribed.
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Post by: Ct.Allen253 on Aug 11, 2016, 12:27:17
What tires are those if you don't mind me asking??
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 11, 2016, 19:18:35
What tires are those if you don't mind me asking??
Bridgestone BT45
Classic tire for this bike
Title: Re: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: Artracing on Aug 11, 2016, 19:20:01
Exhaust about 80% now. Brackets, welding and detailing to go.
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Post by: teazer on Aug 12, 2016, 18:51:24
Is it possible to bring the two lower pipes in a little to give it a V look from the rear.  It would also add some cornering clearance too.
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Post by: XS750AU on Aug 12, 2016, 19:18:05
Workshop envy!!!!
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 13, 2016, 08:12:54
Is it possible to bring the two lower pipes in a little to give it a V look from the rear.  It would also add some cornering clearance too.
They are about 1/2" to 1" away from swing arm now.
Vertical is more iconic for this bike but it can be done.
I can do it that way if you like. I just need a $5000 deposit. LOL
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 16, 2016, 22:14:37
Made battery/solenoid tray and aluminum hangers for exhaust.
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 19, 2016, 20:22:21

Made new starter cover to mount solid state regulator
Tearing down for paint next week after fitting new custom
oil tank.
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 21, 2016, 17:25:53
This is the final piece to fit. Oil tank.
Construction is now complete.
I now tear down, detail, paint and assemble.
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Post by: Loctite77 on Aug 21, 2016, 18:01:39
Wow! What amazing craftsmanship, nicely done. Can't wait to see more.


Yeah Son!
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 26, 2016, 18:39:12
Testing kickstand before tear down.
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Post by: Artracing on Sep 10, 2016, 07:53:07
The bike will be introduced at Barber Festival
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Post by: Loctite77 on Sep 11, 2016, 15:34:56
The placement of that rear master cylinder is genius. Everything about this build is awesome.


Yeah Son!
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Post by: despondent on Sep 11, 2016, 20:50:39

Made new starter cover to mount solid state regulator
Tearing down for paint next week after fitting new custom
oil tank.

If you're ever selling starter covers like that, please put me on that list!!

That would solve my reg/rec placement dilemma in an instant.


"You miss every shot you don't make." -    Wayne Gretzky (Michael Scott)
Title: Re: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: Redbird on Sep 13, 2016, 16:35:59
The bike will be introduced at Barber Festival
Where? Do you have a booth? Or just riding it around?
Can't wait to see her in person ;)
Title: Re: Bimota HB1 Honda CB750 Clone
Post by: Artracing on Sep 13, 2016, 23:32:05
If you're ever selling starter covers like that, please put me on that list!!

That would solve my reg/rec placement dilemma in an instant.


"You miss every shot you don't make." -    Wayne Gretzky (Michael Scott)

I'm focusing on Barber and AIM in Orlando.
Contact me mid Oct.

Rob
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Post by: Artracing on Sep 13, 2016, 23:33:09
Where? Do you have a booth? Or just riding it around?
Can't wait to see her in person ;)

Should be able to see it at Framecrafters.

Rob
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Post by: Redbird on Sep 15, 2016, 18:08:20
Should be able to see it at Framecrafters.

Rob
Thanks, I'll be on the lookout ;)
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Post by: Artracing on Sep 25, 2016, 20:37:56
Two weeks to Barber
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Post by: Artracing on Oct 02, 2016, 09:12:42
Carbon version complete, white painted version soon to come.
See you all at Barber, Framecrafters booth
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Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 03, 2016, 14:09:53
you got this done with entirely to much time to spare before barber.... amazing bike man. excited to see it
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Post by: Artracing on Oct 15, 2016, 07:43:34
Bimota at Barber Festival and now at AIM Expo in Orlando booth 709.
VJMC
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Post by: Artracing on Nov 11, 2016, 17:26:11
Project complete
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Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 11, 2016, 17:45:35
Project complete

Superb!

Crazy

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Post by: Artracing on Dec 01, 2016, 09:44:11

For those of you going to the http://www.motorcycleshows.com
International Motorcycle Show at the Javits in New York City next weekend
The bike is entered in ultimate bike builder contest.
I don't think I stand a chance, but it will be fun.

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Post by: VonYinzer on Dec 01, 2016, 10:55:14
If this does't end up as bike of the month...
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Post by: lchris21 on Dec 01, 2016, 14:29:08
Fantastic  :) :) :)
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Post by: The Limey on Dec 01, 2016, 15:41:21
Simply gorgeous.
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Post by: canyoncarver on Dec 01, 2016, 18:00:59
Stunning build.  Is it using the CB750 motor as a stressed member?
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Post by: Artracing on Dec 03, 2016, 09:24:35
Stunning build.  Is it using the CB750 motor as a stressed member?
Yes it does.
Thanks
Rob
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Post by: Artracing on Dec 03, 2016, 09:28:06
I am told the bike will be featured in the following.

Bikeexif.com

Silodrome.com

Motorcycle Classics magazine


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Post by: Artracing on Dec 12, 2016, 16:53:51
The bike at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City this past weekend.
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Post by: Artracing on Dec 13, 2016, 15:06:29
Bike is live on bikeexif.com

http://www.bikeexif.com/bimota-hb1
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Post by: focusinprogress on Dec 14, 2016, 11:10:27
I recognized the bike IMMEDIATELY at the show in NYC, was there as support staff for SAINT.cc

tried to snap a couple pics, but man was I impressed weeing the craftsmanship first hand. and I yelled at some overweight lady that was reaching out to feel the seat fabric. LOL
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Post by: Maritime on Dec 14, 2016, 11:11:48
I recognized the bike IMMEDIATELY at the show in NYC, was there as support staff for SAINT.cc

tried to snap a couple pics, but man was I impressed weeing the craftsmanship first hand. and I yelled at some overweight lady that was reaching out to feel the seat fabric. LOL

Not sure you should have wee'd on it in public ;D

Bike is amazing!
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Post by: Hurco550 on Dec 14, 2016, 11:44:54
Not sure you should have wee'd on it in public ;D

Bike is amazing!

I don't think you have much room to tell people not to wee in public hahaha

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa269/haircuttergirl/Barber%202016/20161006_221917.jpg)
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Post by: Maritime on Dec 14, 2016, 11:49:46
Touche!
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Post by: Maritime on Dec 14, 2016, 11:50:21
thank god the post was there I got tired after 3 mins plus of weeing
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Post by: The Limey on Dec 14, 2016, 12:00:20
Wait til you're my age - you'll hardly be able to stop pissing!
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Post by: Artracing on Dec 14, 2016, 16:37:57
I recognized the bike IMMEDIATELY at the show in NYC, was there as support staff for SAINT.cc

tried to snap a couple pics, but man was I impressed weeing the craftsmanship first hand. and I yelled at some overweight lady that was reaching out to feel the seat fabric. LOL

Thanks for the protection!
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Post by: Artracing on Dec 24, 2016, 08:07:33
Here is Silodrome.com

http://silodrome.com/bimota-hb1/
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Post by: Artracing on Aug 13, 2017, 12:28:25
Update.

The Bike is on front cover of Motorcycle Classic Magazine.  April 2017