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by U can call me AL
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Spark Plug - what one??
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

Spark Plug - what one??

1974 Ducati 450 Desmo. Can anyone recomend what spark plug I need for this bike? The motor has been rebuilt to factory standard. If it helps, the bike will be operating in a Mediterranean type climate. All suggestions welcome. A photo of work in progress, almost.....that tantalising word.....almost....
by U can call me AL
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: Work in Progress 1974 450 Desmo
Replies: 1
Views: 7601

Work in Progress 1974 450 Desmo

Restoration almost finished.
How tantalising is that word............almost.
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Al
by U can call me AL
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 1974 Desmo single seat
Replies: 8
Views: 5208

Hi Andy Here are a couple of photos of the seat/frame set up. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20450%20D%201974/rearguardmount.jpg [/img] http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20450%20D%201974/frontguardmount.jpg The second photo is the front view of the ...
by U can call me AL
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: MK3 Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Hi Andy Here are a couple of photos of frame showing the brake cable mount, the brake stitch and rear set peg mount for a 74 450Desmo http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20450%20D%201974/brakemountswitchpeg.jpg [/img] http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20...
by U can call me AL
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 1974 Desmo single seat
Replies: 8
Views: 5208

Hi JAR can't open your photo files can you send to me? My seat is at the upholsters and won't be back for a few weeks. Re guard query, it was 3/4 black will take some photos to show you. Regards Al
by U can call me AL
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: MK3 Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Hi JAR unable to open photo file can you please send to me? What you have presumed seems correct, my bike is not set up to that stage yet, but can send photos of frame showing brake set up etc. Phil from Road & Race in Australia has a 74 desmo parts supplement (in Italian) Regards Al
by U can call me AL
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: washer spacer shim ? on frame 450 Desmo 1974
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

Hello Jon, you were right on the money about the steel washers. The new bearings that have been ftted are sealed, so thanks for your speedy response. The Aluminium washer is from the top steering yoke. Thanks
regards AL
by U can call me AL
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: rubber boot (gaiter) electrical widecase single
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

rubber boot (gaiter) electrical widecase single

Hello I need one of these, can't find it in all the repro rubber shops around the planet, or have gone blind looking for it. Does anyone know where I can source one or an altenative part. Thanks regards Al [ http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20450%20D%201974/ducatidiagram.jpg ]
by U can call me AL
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 1974 450 Desmo Paintwork
Replies: 1
Views: 7525

1974 450 Desmo Paintwork

Paintwork so visually inviting.
You just want to glide your (clean) hands over it.
Tactile and all credit to the paintwork artisan.
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by U can call me AL
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: When too many Aussies are barely enough
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

Hello David, thanks and thanks for the photo of your lovefest resto. The other photos you have posted in the gallery will not load. It is incredibely rare to to find someone who has bought and kept one of these bikes from new. Do you have any photos of the bike from 1974? I have posted an enquiry in...
by U can call me AL
Sat May 28, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: washer spacer shim ? on frame 450 Desmo 1974
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

washer spacer shim ? on frame 450 Desmo 1974

Ok, I've got all the bits out and can mentally work out where everything fits, except these. Can any bright spark id where these go? One is aluminium and the other two are steel, all slightly dished. All technical advise welcome. Thanks [] http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20...
by U can call me AL
Sat May 28, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 250 1973 Desmo replica
Replies: 1
Views: 8137

250 1973 Desmo replica

This is the Sunday drive bike until the 450 hits the road. The ochre paintwork shows a lot of colour variation depending on the light. Always gets compliments that are passed onto the guy who restored it. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/torryarna/Ducati%20450%20D%201974/ducati12.jpg http://...
by U can call me AL
Sat May 28, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: When too many Aussies are barely enough
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

Thanks, here's a photo of the 250 in action. If this photo insert works
I'll be asking for some assistance with the450 restoration.

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by U can call me AL
Tue May 17, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: When too many Aussies are barely enough
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

When too many Aussies are barely enough

Hello to all. Signing in from Australia. I have loved and owned Ducati's since the mid 70's. As we all know, time flies, and now is the time to finally restore the 73 450 desmo. Newspaper that carefully wrapped up the bike parts when I stripped it down show a 1991 date - hmmm time to get cracking. I...

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