66 Ducati 250

SeekingZero

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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!
 

CarbsAndCylinders

Careful With That Axe Eugene
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.
 

SeekingZero

New Member
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) ).
 

SeekingZero

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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.
 

xb33bsa

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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 !
 

SeekingZero

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xb33bsa said:
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 !
I'd love to...but my wife does want to get the rest of the house furnished first...like that's important here. :p

And whats this about getting to it someday...where are your priorities!
 

buckeyebike

New Member
Great find! They seem to be quite desirable.

I like the half stock option- one of the ones I ended up is that way and it too is a '66 square narrow 250 . . .

 

SeekingZero

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buckeyebike said:
Great find! They seem to be quite desirable.

I like the half stock option- one of the ones I ended up is that way and it too is a '66 square narrow 250 . . .

That one looks really nice. I'm so torn. I like the Monza look, and since I have the fenders it would make sense to go that way, but I also love the Diana rounded look as well. Decisions, decisions!

JustinLonghorn said:
Mini Duc to go with your big Duc. Righteous.
Hell ya! 8)
 

SeekingZero

New Member
Very nice Scrambler!

You guys are killing me! I can't start on this Duc until the CB is done, the temptation is too much!
 
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