Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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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.

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

    jbcaddy Long timer

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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 .[/QUOTE]

    I like it! :clap how about a shot of it now days? I fell in love with Ducati's back in the mid 70's, but didn't own one untill a few years ago. Still in lust over those early ones however :evil
  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Thanks JB , about the only change from the photos is braided brake lines on the front and 10,000 more miles. It's been put up for a few years now. Maybe time to pull it back out ?
  5. jbcaddy

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    Probably past time :D
    we could race to see who gets thier project back on the road first. I've got two that need doing. '71 R75/5 and a 98 ST2. I'm trying to get the airhead roadworthy by summer, but the Ducati gives me a dirty look everytime I walk past it.
  6. impala4speed

    impala4speed Adventurer

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    Me too!
  7. adrenal

    adrenal skrunkwerks.com

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    Hey hoof,
    Nice bike. The front brake hydraulic hose thru the head stem - is that a cutom thing or adapted from other?
  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  9. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    Love the lines on the tank on this Triumph. :evil

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  10. roadholder

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    Some more!

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  11. Steve G.

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    That looks like 1988, with that '88 Paso sittin' there.
  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    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.
  13. KeithTurk

    KeithTurk Been here awhile

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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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  14. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    Very nice 450 or 500 twin?
  15. KeithTurk

    KeithTurk Been here awhile

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    it's a CB 500 T Just a great bike... simple easy clean and fun
  16. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    The quintessential cafe Roundfin Guzzi... S-3... :raabia

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  17. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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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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  18. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Virago...? Sweet, that would certainly be a challenging build, fun though...
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    mitchxout Been here awhile

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  20. mitchxout

    mitchxout Been here awhile

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