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Old 12-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #5731
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This is my 1975 860 GT. It is the first Ducati I ever bought, purchased for $900 in 1979. I am the 4th owner and have had it for 33 years .
When I got it the stock tank was painted black and the sidecovers came in a box.The odometer showed 15,000 miles but, was inoperative. The carb slides were about 1/4 inch out of sync, once that was fixed it went rather well.
After haveing the bike about 5 years I changed the tank and fenders to early 750 style with fiberglass pieces from Syd's Cycles of St. Petersburg , Fl. My friend Harry did the paint to match the 125 twin factory racer that Alan cathcart used to own.
I had it together in time for Biketober Fest and the races at Daytona in 1984.



Here it's in the D.I.O.C. corral in the infield at the track.

That looks like 1988, with that '88 Paso sittin' there.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #5732
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That looks like 1988, with that '88 Paso sittin' there.
Good point.

I took the Duc with me the only time I've been to Biketoberfest and seeing this old pic made me believe this was that time.
When you pointed out the Paso I had to rethink. This shot was from Bike Week ,spring '88. I took the 860 for a street ride after racing my 250 at the AHRMA races earlier in the week. The DIOC meet was during the 200 on Sunday.
Thanks for the memory jog.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #5733
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Fun little bike... I've got other junk in my shop.... but I take this one most of the time... it just works.

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:40 AM   #5734
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Very nice 450 or 500 twin?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #5735
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it's a CB 500 T Just a great bike... simple easy clean and fun
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #5736
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The quintessential cafe Roundfin Guzzi... S-3...

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #5737
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How about a in-line V-twin Rob, My bosses brothers kid just got one of thease..for 500.00 bucks,
We will see how far he get"s??


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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #5738
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How about a in-line V-twin Rob, My bosses brothers kid just got one of thease..for 500.00 bucks,
We will see how far he get"s??

Virago...? Sweet, that would certainly be a challenging build, fun though...
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #5739
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #5740
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #5741
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Looks similar to the new cb1100 coming out. Sharp!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #5742
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Hmmm...

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #5743
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Looks similar to the new cb1100 coming out. Sharp!
Yeah... Honda is pretty good at "bold new graphics"!

Them GB's are some sweet lookin machines.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 AM   #5744
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Yeah... Honda is pretty good at "bold new graphics"!

Them GB's are some sweet lookin machines.
Yeah, just when I had finally shaken that urge to go find a GB... Love those rigs.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #5745
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Good looking bike.. It would be even better looking without the cheesy attempt at a Norton Manx paint job..
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