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Subject:Ducati
Time:10:10 pm
Here's an amazingly intact version of my Ducati that's been sitting for two and a half decades. I don't need another one, but I hope someone buys this one and gives it a good home.

I snarfed down the pictures because that one has parts that mine is missing... it gives me a better feel for what the bike is supposed to look like.
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whitebird
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Time:2007-05-14 06:09 am (UTC)
Definitely a neat bit of documentary evidence to have. I had no idea it had a ... waist compartment until the last picture. The person seems willing to part it out somewhat, would you try to get parts you don't have off of it? Or how about the little toolkit? That's a spiffy thing, too.
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whipartist
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Time:2007-05-14 06:16 am (UTC)
That's the first intact Ducati toolkit I've ever seen. With 40-year-old bikes, things like that have usually wandered off somewhere along the road.

I think there's a pun in there.

It would actually be a horrible shame to part that bike out. Having said that, I've requested the tire pump and chain guard if he goes that route. Picture #10 shows the tire pump-- it's mounted on the side of the frame. Based on those photos, I'm pretty sure my seat has the original upholstery.

Oh, the toolbox. There are two boxy looking things, one on the left and one on the right. The one on the left side of the bike is a toolbox, which is where those tools live. (Amazing!) The one on the right is the airbox.
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whitebird
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Time:2007-05-14 06:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought that both boxes were integral to the working of the bike. I don't know much about bikes. :)

from my undedrstanding, you're restoring a machine to original condition. In some respects, it doesn't matter if you restore it to working condition or not, although a large part of me hopes you do. But, machines in and of themselves are works of art which you have an appreciation of, and I think that if you're actively involved with a restoration project, working towards completeness and accuracy are a good thing. Snag as much as you can, where you can.
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playfulswitch
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Time:2007-05-14 08:52 pm (UTC)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230124345511&indexURL=0&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting

Interesting. What are the dual hand lever things on the left side of the bars?
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whipartist
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Time:2007-05-14 08:56 pm (UTC)
I believe one is a clutch (or a brake... are they reversed on a right-hand shift bike?) and the other is a compression release.
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