Some Par Twins in the barn!

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jcslocum
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Some Par Twins in the barn!

Post by jcslocum » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:14 pm

Hello all!

I have just picked up 350 GTV and a 500 Desmo this weekend along with 3 spare engines and a frame with some bits hanging off of it.

The 350 looks good and the 500 is a bit of a rat. Both bikes are quite complete (as you can see in the pictures) and I will try to get the 350 road ready for the spring. The 500 looks to really need attention.

I realize that things have been very quiet on the board for a few months but I hope someone is out there!

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Jon

nottonight68
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Post by nottonight68 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:53 pm

Hi jon,
looks like you got a bit of work ahead of you , i dont know what you paid ... but those headlights are worth a couple of grand each
so much time--so little to say

mizike77
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Post by mizike77 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:36 am

Nice find! Where did you get them? I enjoy the hunt for the bikes almost as much as I enjoy riding them....
79 Darmah
78 900 GTS
86 F1B
80 SSD
02 Harley FXD
72 H2 750 triple
08 KTM 300XC
there has yet to be a motorcycle line made that is as satisfying to ride, hear and look at as the ducati bevels

jcslocum
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Post by jcslocum » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:55 am

A buddy of mine had them in the back of his garage. I'm project addicted and a sucker for any kind of oddball Duc. I really like the looks of the 350 and will get it on the road for my daughter to ride on instead of the Honda 550SS that she has been learning to ride on.

The Sport 500 I may just clean up and sell to finance other projects. I now have 11 Ducs in the barn.
Jon

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Post by ducadini » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:20 am

Clean up the 350 and fit the 500 Desmo engine.
That'll liven things up :-D
Seen some race-cams on iebeey lately : better even.
350 is too slow and heavy.

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Post by dewjantim » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:43 pm

Would you like to sell a 500 engine ?????

jcslocum
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Post by jcslocum » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:22 am

Yeah, I can do that. What do you need and where are you??
Jon

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Post by Chris Bushell » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:21 am

I was wondering if one of the spare engines has the spigoted barrel (liners poking over the top of the barrel)?

If that is the case do you have the fire rings that go up into the head to supply the seal?

We have a motor that we are going to put together this summer, but do not have the dimensions for the fire rings!

Chris

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Post by jcslocum » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:49 am

Chris,

I don't have any gaskets or extra parts. What you see in the pictures is what I have.
Jon

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Post by Chris Bushell » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:08 am

Jon,

Is one of the engines that you are going to take apart prior to no 501655? If so then it should have these thin shims between the top of teh barrels and the head. We think that they are going to be of the order of 7-8 thou thick.

Chris

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Post by jcslocum » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:30 pm

I will check tonight.
Jon

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Post by nsu max » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:11 pm

Excellent score!

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