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    Default Transformation

    My little 239cc Duc is coming on slowly. some of you may recognise it in RED form as it was on ebay for quite a while earlier in the year with no takers so in the end i bought it. It starts and runs like a dream :-)

    As I bought it



    as she is now



    Its not all original of coarse but i have given it a nod towards its origins with the paintwork.
    The 239cc was the last of the model and probably the best with its slipper piston and conventional valve spring head rather than the double lever spring set up as well as its 32mm DelOrto pumper

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    Very tasty Paddy well done.

    Scott
    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
    - Albert Einstein.

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    Default Hat's off to ya Paddy'

    Job well done.!!

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    Hi Paddy,

    That's an interesting oil drain from the rockerbox to the bevel tube, have you got a close up pic' of it please?
    Did you make it yourself or buy it from someone?

    I've got a rubber mounted 32mm smoothbored Mk1 Amal for my little '74 250 Yellow Desmo,
    I've converted the head to take the V Twin helper springs on the closing rockers instead of the hairpin springs, MBP valve collets and it's also been ported/gasflowed by John Smith back in the day.

    Steve R

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    Its home made Steve, gives a bit better oil flow back so i left it where it is.



    Quite a lot of this bike is home made including the footrests, levers etc and best of all..the petrol cap :-)

    Believe it or not this cap is machined out of a billet of alloy !

    Last edited by ducatipaddy; 11-08-2012 at 02:22 PM.

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    The new colour and decals have transformed the bike, a really well executed job.

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    Hmmm Very nice....shame I don't still have my old 250...

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    Thanks guys, these were the rich man's option to a Yam RD250 when i was 17 so its all a bit of nostalgia for me :-)

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    Default More Italian tin.

    I like it Paddy. I've just sold one of my Lambrettas the other week on a Saturday and bought this on a Monday.


    Not a Ducati I know but a nice little 350 to go down the shops on.
    Got any parts?

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    Nice bike,


    But I'd still rather have a Ducati single preferably a Desmo 350, until then I'll have to make do with my '74 250 Desmo.
    I do know how to convert the motor to 350cc using standard parts and unless someone counts the fins on the barrel (one extra fin ) no one would ever know.
    But there's more than one way to skin a cat and a big bore short stroke 280 or 300cc motor might well blow a standard 350cc motor away.

    A standard road going 250 Desmo's good/safe to 10,000rpm.

    Steve R

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