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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by Nozem » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:55 am

Great picture of your first ride on the Saturno, John! I hope this one makes it onto the 2021 Kalender *thumb*

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by Rangy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:12 am

"water temperature absolutely perfect as long as you are in the green range with 1 mm spare to the end."

That is good to know. I didn't use the bleed nut on the cylinder head so will refill using that.

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by Joachim » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:48 am

Nozem wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:55 am Great picture of your first ride on the Saturno, John! I hope this one makes it onto the 2021 Kalender *thumb*
2022
It's way to late for the 2021 calendar giggle

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by 500IOM » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:38 am

Hi all. Just seen this thread. There's at least a couple of IOMs in the West. This is mine, a 500 imported from Japan some years ago by a friend who brought several Saturnos over. Mine is fully registered in WA and ridden regularly. My friend also has a 350 IOM here in Perth, currently not registered, and awaiting a 500 engine from his stash of parts in Japan once this Covid stuff is over. There's also at least 3 Bialberos over here, at least one of which is registered in WA.
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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by garagien » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:40 pm

and there are at least 3 black/white 350/500 IOM´s sold in Brisbane in bits and pieces :oops:
Some parts are stored in Germany now giggle
For me very interesting, front fairing shape ist different to the European ones.

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and for me in addition very interesting, there are some Saturnos in NZ too
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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by Rangy » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:21 am

That is a nice red one you have over in WA. Good that there are a few more in the country.

Yes,HP, the front fairing is different and the screen is a different shape too as it curves over the light as you can see below:

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by garagien » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:08 pm

Yepp,

and the mirrors are from the 2-strokes (European), body glossy, the European ones are in matt. Maybe a change, I can check with the Japanese ones.

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by garagien » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi,

I have this little cute Japanese girl in my workshop. Coming over to Europe as an Japanese 350 cc Saturno with "normal" Italian exhaust and fork system. Firstly frame registration number was ...married... with German papers to make birth country street legal. Engine pimped up to more than 500 cc. Fairing, tank, seat, front mudguard in GRP as replica from Seby-Poly/Germany, good stuff, see internet, greetings to Albert.
Exhaust system coming directly from Itoh. Makes much fun on race track. Will be permanently modified. The bike is named Schneewittchen, Snow White, as per the fairy tail. I assume here in Germany are existing around max. 3-4 Japanese Saturnos. About 2 I know by sure. In addition I have 2 Japanese NH frames in stock.
Your fairing is more sportive. The European ones are ending at the middle of the tank, at the Y of the frame tubes and your fairing is shaped horizontally at bottom. The difference is well seen to my pic.
You know about the meaning of GBM?

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by Rangy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:07 am

Snow White is very pretty :D

GBM is the Sticker/decal that people from the Isle of Man put on their vehicles when travelling overseas? Like "D" for Germany.

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by 500IOM » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:46 am

"GBM is the Sticker/decal that people from the Isle of Man put on their vehicles when travelling overseas? Like "D" for Germany."

Yes, and as far as I know it's standard fitment for IOM editions, they all had these GBM decals from new I think.

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by 500IOM » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:57 am

HP, can you tell me more about your paddock stand?
Is it a commercially made one?
It looks like it lifts under the swing arm, is there some protection there to prevent damage to swing arm?
Cheers, Lex

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Re: New Saturno 500 IOM owner

Post by garagien » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:40 am

Hi Lex,
Yepp, for GBM correct.
Only private since 30 years of Saturno living.
Have a look to Youtube, search for garagien or mr. garagien.
You will find more about me.
Any questions about Saturnos sent me PM. You will get my private mail account.
For racing only, right bends, chain gap will touch engine aluminium plate or rear tire. Therefore we install this guide.
No need for street application.
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HP

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