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Offline jag767

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #60 on: Jun 19, 2016, 09:15:56 »
Looking forward to the final product. This project has me looking for a ducati single for myself
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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #61 on: Sep 19, 2016, 02:52:20 »
Alright, update time!

So before I got the front end assembled, I couldn't get the top triple to fit on the steering head because of the tapered bearings that were on it. Therefore, I got my hands on some original ball bearing races, some 3/16" ball bearings and easily put it back together like stock.






Next came the forks.





I stopped by the painter again last week and checked in on how things were going. I picked up the rear fender and headlight bucket. Those went on easy enough. Wheels together and no she's a roller!







Next comes the motor...and you all know the rest!
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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #62 on: Sep 19, 2016, 03:21:31 »
I was down at Moto Guild changing tires last week, it reminded me of your project. Its looking real good.

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #63 on: Sep 19, 2016, 03:26:59 »
Great work!

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #64 on: Sep 19, 2016, 14:10:49 »
Looks great, nice work!
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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #65 on: Sep 19, 2016, 16:45:54 »
Mint.

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #66 on: Sep 19, 2016, 17:41:06 »
Thanks guys!

doc_rot, you'll have to come by sometime that I'm there! I guess I keep missing you or I don't know that its you. Have you seen the bike there? Its usually under a blanket on a work table.
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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #67 on: Sep 19, 2016, 21:47:22 »
Thanks guys!

doc_rot, you'll have to come by sometime that I'm there! I guess I keep missing you or I don't know that its you. Have you seen the bike there? Its usually under a blanket on a work table.

I'm fortunate to have a garage right now so I don't go in there except to use the tire changer. I haven't seen your bike in person, as you said it's been covered up.

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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #68 on: Sep 20, 2016, 16:53:22 »
I'm fortunate to have a garage right now so I don't go in there except to use the tire changer. I haven't seen your bike in person, as you said it's been covered up.

Cool, you are very fortunate indeed. I have a garage as well, but it has too many bikes in it...I know, first world problems.  8) Feel free to send me a ping if you know you'll be by and are interested in checking it out in person.
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Re: 66 Ducati 250
« Reply #69 on: Sep 30, 2016, 03:20:01 »
Next update!

Things are moving right along as I continue to identify bits I still need and pieces that aren't quite working out. The seat bracket arms didn't quite want to fit in the frame right without rubbing a lot so I did a bit of vise bending to get them situated and put the seat on.




Then I put the spring on the center stand, added the countershaft sprocket and chain, aligned the rear end, and mounted the exhaust which needed a spacer not to hit the center stand.




I also put other bolts in there holes that I hadn't previously had, such as the swing arm shaft clamp, and started work on the rear brake pedal and foot pegs. The foot pegs I have may be too far gone to reuse and the brake pedal is a bit bent, so nothing is quite complete yet as i continue to check fitment.



So finally, I moved on to assembling the headlight. I just need to get the grommets for the bucket and wire everything in there. Waiting on a 12V regulator until I start the wiring.




More work planned for this weekend!
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you. -Ben Bostrom

06 Ducati 999
66 Ducati 250
88 Honda Hawk
12 Honda CRF250R
03 Suzuki DR650

CB175
Ducati 250
SeekingZero.com