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Old 01-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Ok- building a bitsa.

*Edit* This thread is really meant to show the rebuilding of a factory bike. If you want to talk about doing trackdays, or anything else not related to this thread, please start another thread. If this thread becomes cluttered with posts about your dog, or magazine articles, or whatever else I will probably just give up. Hope you all understand. Thanks.

Well, I have a bit of downtime to finally start a thread about building a bitsa. In late 2010, I found this bike under a tarp at a local shop, worked a deal with the owner- who hadnt touched the bike in years- and brought it back to my shop.

This is a frame off rebuild. I have chosen to build a cool bike, using as many factory pieces as possible. However, I am not trying to make this a numbers matching works bike.

The day I picked it up, we ran it on the dyno, on 91 pump fuel, to see how it ran. Here is the chart:
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

And here are a few pics of the condition it was in, as received. While it ran really strong, it was in sorry shape as can be expected for a bike this old.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

I like how you just "find" a works 150 hp srad under a tarp..... And I remember seeing a bike with the eyeball painted on the starter clutch cover before.....
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

Clearly, the bike heeded help. After poking around and calling some people who originally owned and raced this bike, I found the chassis was this bike. It was raced as a Formula USA bike, first by Mike Smith and then by Grant Lopez. When I get a bit of free time, I will post some pics of the dis-assembly.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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I like how you just "find" a works 150 hp srad under a tarp..... And I remember seeing a bike with the eyeball painted on the starter clutch cover before.....
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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subcribed....this will be good!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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Cool! I'll be watching this one.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

Btw, even other than the giant lean spot at 7800k on the a/f - trace, coming out of the hole at 7k, that is one very smooth and more importantly easy to use 150 hp, no spikes, just trails off..... Can I have it?
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

The fuck is a bitsa?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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Piecing together a works factory racebike, with unobtaniun parts, that what the fuck it is.... Have some respect with your over the counter bolt ons.... That radiator cost more than your bike whn it was new.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

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And here are a few pics of the condition it was in, as received. While it ran really strong, it was in sorry shape as can be expected for a bike this old.
"sorry shape" to you seems to be a bit off from what i would consider...

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I like how you just "find" a works 150 hp srad under a tarp..... And I remember seeing a bike with the eyeball painted on the starter clutch cover before.....
this is a 750, right?

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Btw, even other than the giant length spot at 7800k on the a/f - trace, coming out of the hole at 7k, that is one very smooth and more importantly easy to use 150 hp, no spikes, just trails off..... Can I have it?
the torque curve is nearly flat. holy cow.

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Piecing together a works factory racebike, with unobtaniun parts, that what the fuck it is.... Have some respect with your over the counter bolt ons.... That radiator cost more than your bike whn it was new.
really.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

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The fuck is a bitsa?
You probly couldnt afford it so don't worrie about it.

Spectrum thanks for starting this thread, Factory bikes are spech....
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:40 PM   #13
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #14
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The fuck is a bitsa?
Can be a dog bred from heaps of different breeds...bit of a mongrel...

Faaaaak, cool dyno sheet....
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:47 AM   #15
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Need more pics please....is that the battery tray, where the seat goes?
What are those two bronze pipes protruding from the tank to the rear?
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All that power from a 750. My K2 1000 made 151HP after the power commander was fitted. Shows how much $$$$ and tech have gone into this engine....amazing!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:35 AM   #17
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Probably where the oil catch tank was and i think there old hoses not bronze pipes
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Re: Ok- building a bitsa.

^ Correct sir!
Armi, the battery box is the seat support as you noted above.
The Aus SBK SRAD's had the same set-up back in the day.
I copied one for my SBK rear cowl for the track (its no-where like the beauty that Sie produces though...).
The 750 bike was underquoted on paper in the power stakes, and 150hp (and remember that this isn't using the pressurised airbox to it's potential on a static dyno) wasn't unknown for the works motor; but from a dusty old tarp find... (yeah right)... awesome.
A bitza? Maybe, but all of the parts are all pretty tasty to me!
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The fuck is a bitsa?
It means "bits of this bike, bits of that bike". Bitsa.

Outside of the factory teams- and even then- there are few, if any "as raced" works bikes in private hands. Yes, there are some but most of the former factory bikes are in fact bitsa bikes.
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