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I will finish my masters degree in less than two weeks, so I bought myself a graduation gift to celebrate. I just got it yesterday and after only having it for a few hours, it appears to have...

Updated master cylinders
Carbon fiber bars
Keihin FCR 41 carb modification with air box removed
"Race" exhaust
and a few other small goodies (levers, bar ends, open clutch cover)

It's not in too bad of shape with almost 18k miles on it. It's also been repainted. This is just what I've been looking for over the last few years because I wanted one to ride, not simply look at. I'll change the timing belts and do a valve check/adjust on it in the next week or two.

Sometime between being at the dealer's (as a consignment) and arriving via transport to me, it decided to drop the spark on the horizontal cylinder. I'll try to determine what is wrong with it over the weekend.










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The perfect gift, congrats!

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congradulations! nice machine! :cool: :thumbup: :) :beer:

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Congrats for the degree, but above all for a such wonderful bike :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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lucky you`ve noticed in time. I`ve seen aftermarket anodized aluminium sprocket nuts also for Ducatis. These had a steel insert though.

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good job you noticed that before you set out south! enjoy your ride! :cool: :beer: :thumbup: :)

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I also noticed that the bike has been stripped down to the bare frame so the frame and swingarm could be repainted or powdercoated. From what I've noticed about the way it was put back together, I have decided to check a bunch of things, so far, the engine mounting bolts were about 1/3 and 1/2 the torque spec. In the near future, I'll probably pull the forks and triple trees off the bike and check/replace the steering head bearings. It has a mild shimmy in the front end, and I'm betting it is the bearings.....Have two front sprockets coming in - which need to be machined to be correct. No one seems to have the correct one available.

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db2 blog w some useful info:
http://bimota-db2.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_archive.html

I could get you his mail if you want, friend of mine. PM if so.

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It was a DB stole my trophy this year at the BBQ, not sure why I was in that group,guess some of us know more than others :,( :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


and I rode in :roll: the DB came on a trailer...what a pussy

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As I don`t really know much about Bimotas I googled the DB2 and according to what I found the front sprocket is the same for the DB2/3/4.
Doesn`t seem to be so hard to find one if it`s not a 16 tooth sprocket. 14 and 15 I found.
I`ve read in one forum that the front sprocket of the Cagiva Canyon 900ie would be the same.
http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html?&L ... id=3236&p=
edit: which may not be correct as it seems the DB2 has a 520 chain and the Canyon a 525.

One parts dealer here in Germany is:
http://www.bimota-parts.de/

Parts catalogues are here if you don`t have them already: (go to "parts & accessories")
http://bimotadealer.bimotaamerica.com/d ... ex_us.html

The service and owner`s manual:
http://www.v2enthusiast.de/files/1-manu ... anual.html
http://www.v2enthusiast.de/files/1-manu ... nual-.html

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