DUCATI TT and F1 FORUM
 
It is currently Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:57 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:44 am
Posts: 26
Attachment:
IMG_0856.JPG
IMG_0856.JPG [ 2.49 MiB | Viewed 872 times ]
Attachment:
IMG_0855.JPG
IMG_0855.JPG [ 2.61 MiB | Viewed 872 times ]
Attachment:
IMG_0858.JPG
IMG_0858.JPG [ 2.95 MiB | Viewed 872 times ]
Attachment:
IMG_0857.JPG
IMG_0857.JPG [ 2.51 MiB | Viewed 872 times ]
Attachment:
IMG_0854.JPG
IMG_0854.JPG [ 2.56 MiB | Viewed 872 times ]


Almost ready to put the Laguna on the road. It came to me in '99 like most Lagunas with slicks and without directionals, rear brake switch and horn. I added those items and replaced the very loud (although I loved the sound) megaphone with a Selentium muffler. I replaced the standard wheels with the 16" Marvic/Akront items as on the Montjuich. I also replaced the standard discs with full floating items. In order to use the stock rear brake carrier, the rear Marvic was turned down slightly to accommodate. I plan to get a set of proper tires since these cruiser tires are getting hard. The 16" wheels suit my short legs and although most seem to prefer 17", I find that the bike loses its unique character. The muffler seems to allow the bike to idle better even with the lumpy cams. The Laguna has seen only 4500 kms.
Also pictured are my '71 Scrambler turned roadster and my '06 Buell Lightning Long. That 1200cc Harley lump in a sport bike frame was genius.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:13 am
Posts: 615
Images: 0
Location: Sydney, Australia
Nice Laguna Seca and collection of bikes.

Is your bike a mono or bi posto? (single or dual seat?)

Can you please ping me with the chassis/VIN? I am creating a database of these great machines.

Cheers,

_________________
Mike, Sydney Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarburetorTuningTool/


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:44 am
Posts: 26
It's a mono.

Vin sent via PM.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:23 am
Posts: 1180
Nice brute you have there FF. I think those wheels and discs are worthy improvements over the stock Paso-like stuff. MikeV


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:44 am
Posts: 26
Right Mike. I don't know why Ducati was cheap with the Lagunas wheels and discs. Tried to save a few pennies I guess.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:44 am
Posts: 26
Attachment:
IMG_0861.JPG
IMG_0861.JPG [ 2.94 MiB | Viewed 742 times ]



Done. After not riding her for two years, I forgot how twitchy she is. I also forgot how cramped the riding position is. And yet it brought a smile to my grumpy nature. I'm in love again.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Readying The Beast
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:38 pm
Posts: 124
I know what you mean about love,i,ve had rc30,s,rg suzies,harleys,and I,ve liked and enjoyed them all,never took it too bad when I let them go,but I,ve had my Montjuich 28 years now and it,s stuck to me like glue. Can,t explain the feeling,my regular ride now is a Guzzi stone,which I use very little,but can,t force myself to let her go. Something about those Italians that get hold of you!! Cherish and enjoy your bike,she,s a real beauty.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL