ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #8
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,189


My first V-twin.
1975 Ducati 860 GT. I bought it for $900 in the winter of 1979. I bought it from a guy who I met at the Suzuki/ Kawasaki dealer in Lexington sometime in 1976 or 7.When I met him he was turning wrenchs at the dealership and after a couple of years he had opened a BMW dealership in Lexington. I think he got the 860 in as trade while he had the dealership.
When I found there was a Ducati for sale at price I could meet , I had to change my mindset. I dug the Ducati twin but hated the square styling cues dumped on the 860 by an Italinan car designer.
I got over it. When I first went to see the Duc the clutch lever perch was broken. I stated I had the money and was ready to buy pending a test ride. Just wanted to hear it, run it threw the gears and turn around a couple of times.
He got the perch goobered back together and even though I had walking pneumonia in December I took it up the street and pretty much jerked the 900 in cash out to hand to him.

23,000 miles and 33 years later I still feel I got my moneys worth, and I still have the bike.
__________________
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is online now   Reply With Quote
 

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014