Bevel Single Frame # location?

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Bevel Single Frame # location?

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Hi all,

Where are the frame numbers located on '60s 250/350 bevel singles? I picked up 2 decrepit basket cases yesterday and can't find the #s. When I do find them, is there a list online of #s for year/ID purposes? Thanks!

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That's odd!

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Why does it say 'Cucciolo' under my user ID?

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Re: That's odd!

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MotorcycleFool wrote:Why does it say 'Cucciolo' under my user ID?
Because you're a newbie with a low post count.

http://www.bevelheaven.com/~BB/phpBB2/v ... php?t=1411


The singles didn't have frame numbers. They had a foil tag that may or may not have been stuck to the sterring tube at some point but many of them are long gone now.

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Post by MotorcycleFool »

Thanks, Craig!

I kinda sorta figured out the Cucciolo bit after I considered it a while.

Missing foil tags explains why I couldn't find a stamping anywhere on either of these frames! So, did the engine and frame #s match, and is there a list somewhere?

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I guess what I really mean is, is the engine # also the VIN, and is there a list online?

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Post by cafe*racer »

Engine numbers did not correspond to frame numbers. What number is used as the VIN depends on the regulations of your state motor vehicles department. Unfortunately there is no list that I am aware of.

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Thanks! Sounds like I'm going to have trouble positively identifying these 2 lumps.

I have 2 engines - DM250 87118 and DM350 03523 - and 2 frames, one set of sheet metal with jelly-mould tank and rounded fenders, one set with the slab-sided tank and square-cornered fenders. Most of the cycle parts are here, as well. Most electricals are missing. Everything's dismantled, so I don't know which engine went with which style bodywork, etc.

It's all pretty crusty, having been in a pile in some farmer's barn for eons. The engines are both at least partly torn down (250 worse) with the internals rusted tight.

I don't see any possibility of either of these being worth restoration, so was figuring on parting them out on eBay. I was hoping to be able to say with some degree of accuracy what year and model each was. I guess I'll have to read through the Singles sections of some of the Ducati books I have and see if I can come up with any theories.

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http://www.bevelheaven.com/data-single.htm

engine / frame # list posted on our main website, see above link.
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Assuming the pieces went together at some point...

The 250 goes with the curvy bodywork, the 350 goes with the slabsided stuff.

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