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Old 04-15-2012, 12:57 AM   #1756
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Our annual bike show was last weekend and I decided to put the Duc in since it's been a few years since I've shown it.

A good excuse to spend a little extra time shining her up too. Mark H.

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:33 AM   #1757
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Yes! A bit of an angry bike.
I've heard from a Ducati dealer that the newer Ducatis are being built with much lower quality than the earlier ones.
I do like some of the earlier Ducati models, but I just love my MV with the star wheels, color scheme, the way it looks and handles, not found of the newer models.
I've heard just the opposite. I was told the overall design and engineering of the bikes are better now, and they are seeing improved reliability, and that is one reason service intervals are now longer. That might not be the case for NEW models, like the Diavel, because new bikes are always going to have gremlins that get ironed out as the model years progress.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #1758
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Yes! A bit of an angry bike.
I've heard from a Ducati dealer that the newer Ducatis are being built with much lower quality than the earlier ones.
I guess he wasn't a Ducati Dealer in the early-/mid-1990s...
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #1759
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #1760
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I find it impossible to look at that picture without grinning. Looks like fun!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #1761
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #1762
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i really wonder how that is even possible

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #1763
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My first bike ever and my first Italian Bike. 1968 Benelli/Montgomery Ward Riverside. 360cc's of Italian thunder. I bought it in 1975 for 70 bucks. Stripped all the lights off and made it into a dirt bike! I trashed that thing trying to keep up with my buddy on his CR125! I think my dad finally took it to the dump! What a shame. Wish I had it back! The Steering Stabilizer was a knob on the steering stem!

Mine was blue, scratched and dented


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Old 05-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #1764
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My first bike ever and my first Italian Bike. 1968 Benelli/Montgomery Ward Riverside. 360cc's of Italian thunder. I bought it in 1975 for 70 bucks. Stripped all the lights off and made it into a dirt bike! I trashed that thing trying to keep up with my buddy on his CR125! I think my dad finally took it to the dump! What a shame. Wish I had it back! The Steering Stabilizer was a knob on the steering stem!

Mine was blue, scratched and dented
Those were made for and only sold at Monkey Wards stores. The big problem was that Wards never had any spare parts for them and the few Benelli dealers didn't either because they never sold or serviced that bike. Wards was a real PITA because they never carried spares for ANYTHING. I had a Wards washer once, and had to go to Norge for parts.

On the other hand, Sears sold Vespas and Puchs and carried parts for them. That's why Sears outlasted Wards.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #1765
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Those were made for and only sold at Monkey Wards stores. The big problem was that Wards never had any spare parts for them and the few Benelli dealers didn't either because they never sold or serviced that bike. Wards was a real PITA because they never carried spares for ANYTHING. I had a Wards washer once, and had to go to Norge for parts.

On the other hand, Sears sold Vespas and Puchs and carried parts for them. That's why Sears outlasted Wards.
Yeah I remember that. It needed fork seals. Not a chance. Amazingly, they had a parts fiche. The seals were 30 bucks each! Back in '75! I ended up riding it till and beyond all the oil leaked out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #1766
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #1767
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #1768
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #1769
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that streetfighter is just plain awesome! Id even buy yellow! :)
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #1770
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