Ken's 74 GT

Post pictures of your twin cylinder Bevel Drive Ducati (pre-1985) along with a description here.
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Ken Shepard
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Ken's 74 GT

Post by Ken Shepard » Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:07 am

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After 20+ years of storage... I was not sure it would ever come to life again; but it was all there in some form, so I rebuilt
the carbs,changed the oil, and fired her up. It sounded much better than it looked.

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After 2+ years of efforts to transform it into sound, presentable bike.

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Replaced most of the old rubber - SS spokes - Rebuilt caliper and MC - New wheel bearings F&R - Avons - Dyna ignition and much more.

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Polishing on cases and wheels per "Barbarian" specs (thanks Tom). My fingers and hands are still recovering.

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New chrome on headlight bucket, headers, crossover, clamps, fender braces, kickstart, shifter and brake lever

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Paint is a Mopar "Tangerine Pearl". Many thanks to all who provided advise, support, and parts. A special thanks to Aaron, Willie and Denise.

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No, I did not do this... While away on a two-week trip to Daytona Bike Week and the 12-Hour Sebring race, my wife decided
to express her creative talents and appreciation for the BevelHead... at least that is what she told me.
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Post by DesmoDog » Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:28 pm

Looks great. I was thinking about a similar color scheme on my GT project... I hope mine looks as nice when I'm through!

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Post by Geoff » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:45 pm

Really great effort Ken; hope my 900SS looks half as good when it's finished....!

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Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:52 am

BEAUTY! Thanks for posting the photos Ken. I am impressed.
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