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Old 05-22-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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Joined: May 2012
From: Vancouver,WA

I Ride: 2009 SV650SFK9
1978 Ducati 500GTL Rare, Restoration
I bought this bike from my brother who in his infinite wisdom, instead of selling it to me in the first place, let it sit under his carport for 14 years with a full tank of Gas inside of it.
I bought it for 250 bucks, pulled two handfuls of rust flakes out of the tank, then did the Cream three step treatment to it. Polished up the Engine, disconnected the exhaust, and still need to dismantle it further to paint the Frame, rebuild the forks, Rebuild the Carbs , and the Brakes. I'll probably need to re wire some things and I have a Blade style Fuse Box for it to make it more up to date. I have a new battery already waiting for it too.
My brother says the charging system hasn't really worked well, and I think it is because someone put a 55 watt Car headlight in it when I think it calls for a 35 Watt light.
Gonna need new tires, chain, and probably Tank Petcocks for each Carburater.
It is a transverse Twin air cooled, chain driven cam, Hemi head, little Screamer. I rode it when it ran and it definitely got my attention.
I can't wait to get it back on the road, job, money, and time permitting.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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Joined: Mar 2006
From: Spokane,WA

I Ride: 1985 R80, and others
Have any pics?

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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Joined: Sep 2008
From: Puyallup-ish

I Ride: 04 CBR1k
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Have any pics?
Have you looked into powder coating for the frame? I was really surprised at how cheap it can be for those old tubular cradle frames.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Joined: Mar 2010
From: Bainbridge Island, WA

I Ride: 2001 BLUE Ducati ST4
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Have any pics?
What He said...
Love to see it!

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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Joined: May 2009
From: Portland

I Ride: slow.
Can't believe they used the same styling from the 860GT, how sad.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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Joined: Sep 2007
From: Bellingham

I Ride: SV1000s

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Joined: May 2011
From: Sequim Wa

I Ride: naked
Pictures!

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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Joined: Nov 2006
From: Bothell wa

I Ride: WR450 08 Ducati mts 1100s
If ugly is your thing then enjoy....





interesting bike but ugly....

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:11 AM   #9
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Joined: Oct 2006
From: Vanquiver, WA
Blog Entries: 2

I Ride: RD400F Daytonut
Can't wait to see any pictures you might have. Not a bad looking or sounding ride IMHO. Started riding late 70s, so that might explain it!

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:06 AM   #10
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Joined: Feb 2005
From: s. greenlake bitch

I Ride: KTM 625 smc | TL1000S/R | wr450 | CB350 | xr100 | CRF50/88 | TTR50 | razz50 | your mom
I don't think it's ugly at all?

Here's a 350 that have been prettied up







and a big brother


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