The Italian Singles

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Gornzilla

    Gornzilla Registered Slob

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    The MotoTrans was a better built engine than the Ducati. Ducati went from building a 125 and went up and MotoTrans went from a 750 and went down. Ian Gowanloch compared the conrods for a 250 when I was at his farm. Pretty big difference.
  2. bckyrdcustoms

    bckyrdcustoms n00b

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    My father and I are redoing a couple harley sprints. The biggest challenge had been finding parts and information. It's been a battle but we are making head way. I have a 1967 250 and my father has a 1966 250. I've collected a pretty good pile of parts if people need stuff let me know. Does anyone have any old tips or tricks for these little bikes
  3. bckyrdcustoms

    bckyrdcustoms n00b

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    Another thing I could use help on is one of the parts lots I picked up had a 1961 model c 250 harley sprint. I'm trying to figure out what it's worth so I can sell it. There were never many model C's imported to the states and I'm not sure of the demand for parts. The case is stamped with the id indicating it is a C. Thanks for any help.
  4. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    Lancaster Sprints,
    Moto Italia - buy their catalog
    Both are very good resources. There are others, but for me, these two have been particularly helpful and knowledgeable.

    The Harley Sprint forum http://www.hdsprint.com/ has some resources but is not exactly lively.
  5. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Another bike I re-did and...did not like (pain to start with the kick on the left, not enough torque for my taste..).
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  6. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Dragged my 1974 Stornello out from the back of the shed yesterday....a bit of work and it's a runner. It'll take a bit more work to make it road worthy again though. Last run about 10 years ago, and last used on the road in 1988....I've had it from new. 13,000 original km.

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  7. BabyDuc

    BabyDuc Adventurer

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    Thanks to everyone or sharing all these bikes. What an awesome thread! I am building a 1966 Ducati Monza Jr. The thread can be found at:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959641&page=2

    I hope to have the bike completed in the next few weeks and then I will post a picture here.
  8. Einreiher

    Einreiher Adventurer

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    I need a 12 V rectifier-regulator for a 73' Aermacchi-Harley Sprint. The alternator is providing 20-40 volts AC twice (BN-BK and GR-BK). I have a Tympanium rectifier-regulator. It has only two cables in. If I measure the DC voltage on the output, it is only 8 volts. Who has any experience with that type of rectifier or can suggest a better suited for the alternator?
  9. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Perhaps check with these guys:

    http://www.aermacchisprint.com/
  10. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Hmmm......Aermacchi. How sweet is this?

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  11. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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  12. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Spotted at Barber a couple years ago;

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  13. Gornzilla

    Gornzilla Registered Slob

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    Check out Electrex World. I upgraded my ignition for my Duc 250 from them. It's much nicer than stock.
  14. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    This is Jeff's 250. He restored it when he was 16 ,then beat it up a few years and left it at his parents home. Luckily they kept it for him and he re-restored it to this condition.
    He rides it quite a bit and let me have a go on it this weekend. Cool bike.

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    And this is Tim's 250. He and Jeff ride/race around together.:D

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    Jody firing up Don's new racer. A 250 sleeved down to make a 5 speed 200cc motor for 200GP.

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    The new 200 and the short stroke 350 loaded for the trip to Gratton.

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    We all showed up to celebrate the first fifty years of Don's shop. Don is in the center.
  15. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  16. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    All owned and sadly gone now, really wish I still had the Segale though. :cry

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  17. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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  18. southernADV

    southernADV Been here awhile

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    my last found
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  19. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    So. Is everyone aware of the story behind these bikes? If not, and you're into Italian Singles, then you probably should be !!!

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    Legends.:clap


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  20. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Gilera 250 ?