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N11 EXPRESS 12th September 2018 10:57 PM

Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
A nice build to follow:thumbsup2:

[url]https://youtu.be/T_PILET26VE[/url]

VJMC 12th September 2018 11:00 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Yep looks dog rough to me, jaysus wouldn't like to see him with a real project (although I'd say them youkes would be expensive if anything was missing)

Gixxer 13th September 2018 01:53 AM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
SHame he couldn't find a better bike to restore... like a Harley!

black pudding 13th September 2018 10:24 AM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=Gixxer;3551735]SHame he couldn't find a better bike to restore... like a Harley![/quote]

Why would a ducati not be a good bike to restore?

dukeNblade 13th September 2018 11:30 AM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Never said what they paid for it.

N11 EXPRESS 13th September 2018 01:11 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Claimed 200hp but only 150 with full system:woots:

batman_oh 13th September 2018 01:55 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=dukeNblade;3551749]Never said what they paid for it.[/quote]

I doubt it was cheap even in that state considering the price they go for. I remember reading a thread from somebody who bought one back in the day and actually had the audacity to use it as a bike. He ran up 23000km in a couple of years on it and it needed an engine rebuild at that point. The parts alone cost 25k and he was lucky that all the work needed in the 2 years was covered under the warranty. He sold at the end. I think the average cost of the 7500 miles service is something like 5 grand!

They are a fine ornament for people who collect things like that and drive up the prices for themselves. Not much of an actual bike though. Not really any use on road or track.

iano 13th September 2018 02:40 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Oh I'd like one....

Gixxer 13th September 2018 03:01 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=black pudding;3551745]Why would a ducati not be a good bike to restore?[/quote]

That particular model is a proper piece of shit.

black pudding 13th September 2018 03:17 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=Gixxer;3551771]That particular model is a proper piece of shit.[/quote]

Anyone splashing out on a desmodecci is not worried about parts or labour or any of that,it could literally shit itself every day of the week and they wouldn't care,I personally wouldn't mind one in me garage but I wouldn't have the luxury of throwing good money after bad and not caring unfortunately

Holy Moly 13th September 2018 03:31 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Wanker of a bike.

black pudding 13th September 2018 03:38 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=Holy Moly;3551773]Wanker of a bike.[/quote]

:lbhbh::lbhbh::lbhbh:

DavyH 13th September 2018 04:18 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
How much is a desmo these days?

Gixxer 13th September 2018 04:53 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
[quote=DavyH;3551779]How much is a desmo these days?[/quote]

About 50k+
Imagine how many not-absolute-pieces-of-shite bike you could buy for that!

pedrosixfour 13th September 2018 05:24 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Part deux

[url]https://youtu.be/E-m1c02IA_k[/url]

CodeJACK 13th September 2018 05:27 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Deadly, I look forward to following that.

oroura25 14th September 2018 10:23 AM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
I like the Shell sticker. It reminds me of the beach.

N11 EXPRESS 27th October 2018 11:43 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Part 3


[url]https://youtu.be/D1FHxWBoyc4[/url]

Jack stowage 28th October 2018 11:05 AM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Yeah..a real pile of shite that is...think i saw a few in Stafford looking that rough....gay.:rolleyes2:

PADDYOT 28th October 2018 12:37 PM

Re: Restoring a neglected Desmo!
 
Watched that the other day. Sounds fucking great. Hope they do a good job of it and finish it to the end. Very interesting stuff.


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