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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:01 am 
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Wait a minute Mike, I demand a vote on the "Least" award.
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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:07 am 
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Ok Bill, I accept your vote then :lol:

PS, good to know you are flexible on the voting concept ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:07 pm 
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I hate to burst everyone's bubble but those that know me will agree I win the least progress award by a substantial margin. :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:37 am 
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:roll: ok Mark, show us a photo of the least work you have completed! Nuts, bolts and washers excluded! Shims are included....

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:21 pm 
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This could get ugly! Mark started these projects when the bikes were current not classic. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:00 pm 
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:lol: :lol: Good one Lou.

I started my 750 F1 (a series II '85 model) project back in 1994 after the bike got submerged in the 1993 Benalla flood. My brother - service manager at that time of our family's GM dealership offered to fix it for me. He promptly stripped it down to the crankcases, and there it sat in a basket until 2011 when I felt an urge (it happens!) to move the project on a bit. I collected all the pieces of it and its stable mate - my 82 600 Pantah in MHR equipe and dropped them off at Ian Gowanloch's farm with strict instructions for Ian not to take longer than another 17 years to get them back on the road!

So there you have it gentlemen, I am 20 years into the project and I have plans to procrastinate for a further 14!

Can anyone lick that? :?

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MikeA

PS, I feel that I must 'fess up that there has been some progress on it this year, Ian has disassembled the engine components further... So it is now in more pieces than it was in 3 years ago!!

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
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Mike I must warn you Lou is right as usual. My projects are various and sundry bevel track bikes from the 70's which have been taken down to bare frames and languished in my barn for decades. :cry: Thankfully the belt bikes I own have not been subjected to that disgrace "yet". :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
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PS, I feel that I must 'fess up that there has been some progress on it this year, Ian has disassembled the engine components further... So it is now in more pieces than it was in 3 years ago!![/quote]

Boohahahahahahahahahah ..... I can so relate to that ..... I think I have a boxes upon boxes of TT2 gear, frame and engine sitting next to another TT2 that is slowly getting pulled apart (in my bizarre logic that constitutes restoration ... its the re-assembly where it all goes wrong) .... and when it all gets too much I open up the box with the Cucciolo gear in it ..... I sigh ... and just go for a ride on something I haven't pulled apart


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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
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I have to go with Mark on this one Mike, hands down. He is easily my oldest Ducati friend, and this goes way back to when he would ride his green frame around without much thought involved.

Naught...Zippo...Nada...Zilch.

Me and Lou were driven crazy years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Ducati TT and F1 Forum - Bike Build of the Year 2014
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:shock: I'm with MikeA on this....
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Here is Mike ringing up Ian......
somehow he got disconnected.....

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