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Author Topic: 66 Ducati 250  (Read 16175 times)

Offline SeekingZero

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66 Ducati 250
« on: Sep 06, 2013, 00:29:11 »
Since the CB175 is almost complete, I thought I would unveil the next project.

8 months ago I sat down at Ducati Bike Night in San Jose, CA with a guy that happened to be parting ways with some of his old Ducati project bikes that he never got around to.  I told him to hang on to one for me and I would be back to get it.  Last week I flew back out there for work, made arrangements and the bike arrived at my house today.  It is definitely a bitsa that seems to have started life as a Monza, at least as far as the fenders are concerned.  It is a 5-speed model and seems to be missing only a few, though essential, parts.











I also met up with one of the most experienced men on the planet when it comes to the Ducati 250.  He's raced them, owned them , worked on them, and has a shop that's crammed with parts for them.  I took it by his shop out in Hayward, CA before I left and we spent the afternoon discussing the bike as well as what parts it needed to get running.  He has all the parts I need and I was able to barter a few now and will send for the rest later.  He also recognized the work that has been done on bike and knows the guy that did it.  Based on that, he said that the motor is more than likely set up to race!



I am not sure which direction to go with this bike yet, but the first step is to get it running then rolling down the road.  After that I may see where I want to take it.  Stay tuned for more!
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2013, 02:33:26 by SeekingZero »
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66 Ducati 250
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Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2013, 03:52:54 »
What a great find.  Best of luck to you on this classic.  From shoes to bikes, no one can match the Italians for style, especially with the oldies.
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Offline raoulduke

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2013, 05:25:29 »
I would love to get my hands on one of those 250/350 singles.

I would go for the Scrambler look ;)

Offline SeekingZero

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2013, 17:01:00 »
Great potential and so many choices.

Full stock


Half stock


Cafe


Scrambler


Racer


Full Fairing Racer


Right now I'm leaning towards Half Stock or Racer (/w optional full fairing 8) ).
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you. -Ben Bostrom

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66 Ducati 250
88 Honda Hawk
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03 Suzuki DR650

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Offline ApriliaBill

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2013, 17:41:37 »
Yes! Half stock please, that is a sexy piece of Italy....
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Offline avgday10

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2013, 19:18:13 »
My vote's for Half Stock.  Love it!
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Offline rc51rydr

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66 Ducati 250
« Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2013, 19:19:27 »
Race that Duc out!

Offline ILoveThumpers

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2013, 20:30:52 »
+1 for racer! (skip the fairing)

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Offline SeekingZero

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2013, 01:35:03 »
Do I need to get a poll going!?  ::)

I am leaning between half stock and racer as it is now.  However, first things first, and that is I need to get it running...and running well.  Then I'll start cleaning it up.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you. -Ben Bostrom

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66 Ducati 250
88 Honda Hawk
12 Honda CRF250R
03 Suzuki DR650

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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2013, 01:47:37 »
i think getting it running first is too logical,you should buy all kinda shiny kit for it first ! ;D
i have a 350 wide case scrambler sitting in the shop,someday i will get it running,good luck with yours !
« Last Edit: Sep 08, 2013, 01:52:37 by xb33bsa »