Star-Andreas, Cinematographer-Bill the San Diego Margarita Man, Production Assistant-Dangerous George. . . . . . . If someone is interested in editing my video's of the V12 (I have more video's), splicing the nice parts in, and setting some to music, send me a message and I will send you the video's. I'm old, senile, and barely capable of posting video's. And if you want payment, I will send you a box of tore up CBX engine parts that didn't work (insert smiley face here).
V12 CBX........... running
bike in the background with the yellow fender is a Ferrari Dino 2.0 V6 bike with a blower. Andreas built the blower. Needle /seat on the center Weber was leaking and flooding the 3/4 cyl on the lower cylinders so it was running on only 10 cylinders.
V12 CBX running down the road (alley)
Product development, checking out the system, and fixing minor problems. Considering what was built and how many people were involved in designing, machining, and building the bike (one, just Andreas), to me this is bigger then the pyramids.
Here's a link to stills of his bike- http://www.flickr.com/photos/13481782@N06/sets/72157619480714676/show/
plug for Phil (Andreas says Hi)
No cam chain noise. Andreas added an extra sprocket to the crank for the extra set of cylinders. The sprocket has more teeth then stock so he wouldn't have to machine into the crank where it was welded on. That meant more teeth on the sprocket on the cam. So now there's three chains coming off the crank. The CBX has a hyvo chain driving a jackshaft that drives everything except the cams. Andreas made guides for the back sides of all the chains. He had to make new tensioners. He found cam chains that were just a little bit narrower then the CBX (I believe Yamaha) and used them. And still concerned about chain clearance, he used a dremel to grind down the rivets so they were more of a convex shape just in case they did touch. He spent a year working on the chains, tensioners, guides, etc.