Let's see some pics!

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Gardner
Diana
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Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:34 pm

My Darmah as purchased in 2009
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1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

ducadini
750 Sport [BEVEL]
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by ducadini » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:52 pm

Looks JUST the right tool to cruise at +100 without getting tired. MPH of course :-D :-D :-D
Without the fairing it would get nasty after an hour :oops:
Very Nice bike, really wouldn't change anything except using it :vroom: :vroom:

ciao
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:16 am

Found another pic showing the rear rack a bit better. The fairing is BMW.
Looking back now it does look ready to go round the world!
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1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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Diana
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:21 am

By the time I found this Darmah I had been researching and looking for one for 6 months and already had a mental picture of how a Darmah should look. The fairing and rack came off, but I save everything that belongs or comes with my bikes. I received several boxes of spares and the electric starter that had been removed. I also started gathering another set of bodywork to have done in black and gold. I ended up making molds from the red side covers to make a new set for the black attire.
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1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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Diana
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 am

Laying out the stripes for paint after decals didn't work out. Center strip was for reference to do the outline. After this, regular masking tape and paper were used to cover the black. You get the tank and tail stripe lined up perfect this way.
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1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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Gardner
Diana
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:06 am

Vision realized.
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1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

ducadini
750 Sport [BEVEL]
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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by ducadini » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:39 am

Not convinced :oops: :oops:
In those days, Black/Gold was a JohnPlayerSpecial set and Italian colors came from the Big Great Red Reservoir in EmiliaRomagna :-D :-D
Still a nice bike though ;)

ciao
Ducadini
Nego i ricordi peggiori
Richiamo i migliori pensieri

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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Vince » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:08 pm

Looks good with the Gianelli but those things are bloody LOUD.

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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by andybaggies » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:09 am

Nice :) Looks like you changed the discs and footrests - what did you go for?

How are you getting on with the rear shocks?

And I've just noticed the piping on the seat - second nice :)

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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Gardner » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:29 pm

The exhaust is a 2 into 1 Conti with a good bark that came with the bike. I think you could drop a golf ball through it. I tried the Tarrozzi rearsets for a few years which made kickstarting a lot easier with an SS type lever but have since changed back to the stock pegs and starter lever. Drilled discs were sourced and swapped with the originals that are safely stored away. I have 4 seats, all a bit different style. The Marzocchi shocks were on it already and were rebuilt and work fine.
1978 SD Darmah
1979 SSD Darmah
1981 900SS
2017 Desert Sled
1982 Bimota HB2

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Re: Let's see some pics!

Post by Speedrocker » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:11 am

Very nice and clean Darmah, both ways: WITH the BMW bikini-fairing, AND the black/gold John Player look,...great bike ! Congrats!

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