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by DesmoDog
Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Desmo 250 Frame Identification query
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

I'm guessing you meant the engine is a '74, not '84...

Anywhos, I guess I don't understand the issue with the engine/frame stampings, I wouldn't expect them to match? But I'm no expert either, so...
by DesmoDog
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: frame vin numbers....california dmv headache!
Replies: 10
Views: 10524

The VIN was on a metal tag that was stuck on the headstock. The tags are available... but I've forgotten from who. I doubt they're legal though since you need to type in the info yourself.

My guess is the CA CMV will need to issue a new VIN and tag?
by DesmoDog
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: stripped spark plug hole-best repair method?
Replies: 2
Views: 2949

I used a Timesert in my 750. I'm not a big fan of Heli-coils and like the Timesert a lot better.
by DesmoDog
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: 2 juniors . New York area.
Replies: 1
Views: 2693

Right about now I'm happy New York isn't next to Michigan... I've grown somewhat fond of these little guys and having more is tempting! :lol:
by DesmoDog
Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: teach me about a ducati 250 monza
Replies: 11
Views: 7257

im looking for "specs" also performance parts numbers built values http://www.ducatimeccanica.com has a lot of info on the singles. Otherwise there are a few books that have reprints of magazine articles from back in the day and listed performance numbers. For performance parts you'll probably want...
by DesmoDog
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: teach me about a ducati 250 monza
Replies: 11
Views: 7257

The 250 Monza wasn't a Desmo. In general, if a Ducati single has a number on the cam cover, it's a springer. Desmo's have a "D". Yes, It's a bevel. Desmo does not equal bevel, nor vice versa. The 250 considered by some to be the best narrowcase Ducati. But they're all "good" depending on what you wa...
by DesmoDog
Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: goofy glass fuse in '76 860GT
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Is there a lens anywhere near this, because it sounds like a light bulb to me...
by DesmoDog
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Head gasket?
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

Re: Head gasket?

phil71 wrote:Is there supposed to be a head gasket on a narrow case 160cc engine?
No.
by DesmoDog
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: 1966 & 1967 Monza Jrs....
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Hi Phil, I'm working on a 160 also; http://www.teamyikes.com/Ducati160home.html They're neat little bikes but somewhat unloved by the Ducati crowd. You'll find some fans here and there of course. They are actually based on the earlier 100cc and up bikes, so while similar to the 250, there aren't man...
by DesmoDog
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: engine rebuild?
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

It really depends on how skilled you are... I just finished up a 750 GT and the engine took me a lot longer to do than i had expected. There are a lot of steps involved and while none of them are particularly difficult, they do require pretty good attention to detail and a few special tools. And by ...
by DesmoDog
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 1965 DUCATI DIANA BASKET CASE. Good project or bad idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 3124

I think it would be a great project, but I'm a sucker for project bikes and may not be the best source... Parts are available for the singles from various sources around the world. If you're not shooting for a 100 point, as from the factory restoration, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting it...
by DesmoDog
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: '74 750 GT - with apologies to dial up users...
Replies: 12
Views: 8639

Well... this is pretty much it. I've taken off the strap on the seat and added mirrors since this picture was taken but those are about the only (visible) changes. So after over three year of work rebuilding it, now I'm waiting for the weather to get nicer so I can start wearing it out again! :-D ht...
by DesmoDog
Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Removing odometer from 750GT dash
Replies: 1
Views: 2457

Pull the shaft straight out of the speedo, no twisting required. At least that's how it works on my '74.
by DesmoDog
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Good source for connectors??
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

have you cheked out vintageconnections.com? I'm not sure if their stuff will work in Ducati connectors or not, but it is nice stuff. I rewired my 750 using their connectors and am happy with how it turned out.
by DesmoDog
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Where do 750 GT airfilter housings mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

I'm afraid there wasn't much left of them by the time I got them off. It seems at least one of them had been sublet to some critters for other uses in the years it sat dormant... http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/BevelMouse0020.jpeg BTW: You can buy fiberglass repros of them from Road and Race in A...

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