A new member in Holland

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sonflowerinwales
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A new member in Holland

Post by sonflowerinwales » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:41 am

Good morning everyone
Allow me to introduce myself, Paul from UK, living and working in Holland and just bought a 1974 250 MK3 Ducati.
My first Ducati...... A random conversation over a beer (or two) a few weeks ago and I agreed to buy it, unseen!
After a short negotiation, I collect it in four weeks time.
Been stood since 1994, been restored once, but looks mostly original.
My research has begun during a quiet period here at work.
I'm no stranger to bikes, currently have an '81 Yamaha XT500 and a '63 Honda CB72 on the road with a Suzuki TS250 in the initial throes of a rebuild. (not sure of what year it is as it needs to be registered).
Once I get a decent picture of the Ducati I will share it with you.
Cheers
Paul

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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:26 am

welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing photos of your bike.
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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by sonflowerinwales » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:21 pm

Thanks Steve
I collect the bike on 23rd July, will post some pictures then.
Regards
Paul

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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by sonflowerinwales » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:19 am

Morning all
Collected my 250 at the end of July. Work and stuff meant no time to work on it....
But spent a day checking, cleaning and adjusting everything and it now runs after a 20 year sabbatical!
First picture below.
Needs a lot more cleaning and polishing, but mechanically it is solid.
Paul


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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by BevHevSteve » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:44 am

Nice looking bike....
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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by Eldert » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:46 am

Hi Paul

nice unmolested bike . looks like a 1974 to me . some of the last bikes to roll of the assembly line .
at the very end Ducati run out of single engines and used Spanish Mototrans engines .

Eldert

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Re: A new member in Holland

Post by sonflowerinwales » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm

Correct Eldert, it was registered in 1974.
Points ignition and non-desmo.
Had it running again this weekend, insured from 1st November so will get some use on dry days.
Regards
Paul

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