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Well...new to me. It's only 45 years old!
An orange 1975 Ducati 860 GT. My last 7 bikes have been black, finally a different color. Still keeping the 2018 Harley Fat Bob so it will be a little of day and night.
I had a new Ducati 750 GT in 1973 so it only took me 47 years to buy another bevel head.

I have the brochure, just waiting for the bike to be delivered.

 

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Beautiful my Friend and the Bike ain't bad either. :rofl2:

I Love Duc's and I've had two of them.(y)

Sam:cool:
I've been grounded for the past three works. Doctor said not to ride my motorcycle until my next appointment which is next week so if you can't ride it's a perfect time to buy another motorcycle.
I had a torn retina, and they used a laser to fix it (I hope). I asked the doctor "what causes that?" She says "well...you've had a lot of birthdays". Hmmm
 

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Wonder if you did the damage in Alaska and it is just now catching up with you?
I guess it's possible. That crash was in northern Canada. Face first into the ground and hard enough to still not remember anything just before, during or just after the crash. Everything hurt.
I'm surprised that I didn't have more injuries. It was like having bad and good luck at the same time.
 

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Very neat!!!!

Screw and locknut valve adjustments is a money saver.

That will be the main attraction at the Bike Coffee shop.

Sam. :bigthumb:
I think it is a unique bike. I had a chance to ride an 860 when I was in my early 20's (many, many years ago) and haven't seen one in the area since.
This should be fun.
 

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The 860 "winter project" is going well. I think I'm ahead of schedule.
Replaced fork seals, front wheel bearings, brake lines, dash assembly, tach and speedometer cable, brake cable and switch, clutch cable and all LED lighting completed. LED headlight, stop/tail, turn, dash and gauge bulbs. Added an LED flasher relay, no resistors needed. Also replaced the handlebars (lower), new switch and cable boots, battery, neutral switch and replacing engine cover gaskets and bolts.
Cleaned and lubed the chain and sprockets, shifter box and clutch release rod(s), valves adjusted.
Have done a lot of cleaning/polishing!
Next will be carb kits and making new throttle and choke cables. Three of each.
Hopefully it will be a fun, reliable, daily ride, next year. Bike will be 46 years old in January. Build date 1/75.

 
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