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Author Topic: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350  (Read 3638 times)

Offline teddpage

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Re: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350
« Reply #10 on: Apr 01, 2013, 08:44:00 »
Gotta think, a stock fender bracket is maybe 1/8" thick?  This is 1/4" aluminum with 8mm bolts holding it all together.  My main reason for doing this, is the guy who raced it before me said he had some wierd handling issues, and i know having no fender or brace can cause strange issues.  So instead of trying to find a forkbrace that fits, im guna try this and see what happens. 

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Re: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350
« Reply #11 on: Apr 01, 2013, 10:05:56 »
Wow, nice bike, the 350 Duke was the first bike I ever really rode, sure didn't look like this one though!
Good luck on the track!
Pat

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Re: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350
« Reply #12 on: Apr 01, 2013, 11:42:38 »
Thanks Pat!  I can't take too much credit for how it looks.  I picked it up this way.  I sure do hope to do well this year racing...350gp can be pretty competitive

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Re: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 22:27:40 »
Here she is at Loudon.  Passed tech, we hopefully race tomorrow.


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Re: My Newest Acquisition, Ducati 350
« Reply #14 on: Aug 05, 2013, 23:43:01 »
Wow, its been a while.
Ive since been to the track 2x since my last post!
What a blast ive been having.  Ive gotten 2 3rd places, and supposedly I placed 2nd yesterday, even though I DNF'd (more to come).
 
This past race weekend was a rough one.  We had 2 practice sessions on Friday afternoon.  Made it 5 laps in, and the bike started to pop on decal, and breakup on the straight.  Made it 1/2 way down the front straight and the bike died.  Make it back to the pits assuming its a dead battery (my volt meter was dead also).  Swap batteries and get on track for practice #2.  Bike made it one lap before dying.  Ok, bad coil!  Go to autozone and buy a generic coil.
Saturday morning...swap in new coil.  Bike runs GREAT thru both practice sessions and my race, which was tons of fun!  We were running 5 classes at once and I was battling with a guy on an RD400, and a REALLY fast dude on a CB160.  Battled with them for most of the race, eventually pulling a few bike lengths on them, and ended up coming in 3rd place in my class, and 12th overall!!!  Everything is wonderful!
Sunday, no practice, race isn't until 3:30 pm.  The bike ran FLAWLESS for 6 laps (8 lap races).  The guy who placed 2nd the day before was down and out with shifting issues, and im now battling with the guy holding onto 1st place, as he is having either running or shifting issues.  What a fun battle!!!  On lap 7, it started breaking up again, popping on decel...UH OH!  White flag is out, downshift into turn 1 and the bike cuts out and dies...coast to turn 2 and wait to head back to the pits.  Test the battery, battery is perfect.  So as far as I can tell, the coil took a shit.  A new set of points and a coil is being ordered.  But somehow, the scoring tower put me in 7th overall, and 2nd in class...even though I didn't finish.
Unfortunately, I couldn't stay for the awards, so I don't know if I got a trophy or not...wont know til next race in September.
Unfortunately again, my GoPro didn't want to cooperate, and recorded 3 seconds of video.  So instead, here's a link to a slideshow my Aunt put together for me.  Enjoy!
http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4d7a63314d7a41334f44413d0d0a&blogview=true&campaign=blog_playback_link&partner=smilebox
 
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