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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #150 on: October 06, 2006, 05:52:52 PM »
Now that we have all given info about ourselves, lets hope some psycho wont come after us with a snipper rifle... ;D


Snipper rifle? Does it use scissors for ammo?


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #151 on: October 06, 2006, 05:54:25 PM »
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« Reply #152 on: October 06, 2006, 05:58:23 PM »
Now that we have all given info about ourselves, lets hope some psycho wont come after us with a snipper rifle... ;D


Snipper rifle? Does it use scissors for ammo?


You think it's just a typo error?
in your dreams!
"snipper" rifles are world renowned rifles from transalvania ;D

 

You scare me

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #153 on: October 06, 2006, 06:05:25 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #153 on: October 06, 2006, 06:05:25 PM »

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« Reply #154 on: October 06, 2006, 06:15:46 PM »
  Hello Will ,

 Thanks for the info. I sold the bike to a pretty well known Dacatisti from Toledo Ohio area. I have heard it now resides with a Detroit area Triumph parts dealer whom I used to deal back and forth with about 25 years ago. It was positively an SS not an S2. Perhaps the title date and GMs involvement had some issues but the ID tag as I recall and title for sure called it a 1984.I still have an old Michigan registration . It had the early style frame, the race kit goodies and the beautiful Contis not those ugly Eastern looking mufflers fitted to the S2.Kick start only and not the S2 style cases. In any event it was a very real 900SS Ducati and titled and probably tagged a 1984. It was only here because GM wanted one. It did come direct from Italy.


From your description it is an earlier model bike titled as an '84, which was common, and that would've been even more likely considering that GM bought it for their own reasons (not likely to include rides in the country :-)  and so they didn't necessariy need to title it. 

Ciao!

Will



   My curiousity has been aroused. I will try to get hold of Kenny and have him check the tag. I sold the bike about 20 years ago but for some readon I recall the neck tag showing a 1984 build date. It seems that issue came up when I sold the bike. If I had seen 1982 I would have been more likely to have started referring to it as an 82. Stay tuned I'll try to confirm.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #155 on: October 06, 2006, 06:17:07 PM »
    Hi All,
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #156 on: October 06, 2006, 06:22:48 PM »
  Hello Will ,

 Thanks for the info. I sold the bike to a pretty well known Dacatisti from Toledo Ohio area. I have heard it now resides with a Detroit area Triumph parts dealer whom I used to deal back and forth with about 25 years ago. It was positively an SS not an S2. Perhaps the title date and GMs involvement had some issues but the ID tag as I recall and title for sure called it a 1984.I still have an old Michigan registration . It had the early style frame, the race kit goodies and the beautiful Contis not those ugly Eastern looking mufflers fitted to the S2.Kick start only and not the S2 style cases. In any event it was a very real 900SS Ducati and titled and probably tagged a 1984. It was only here because GM wanted one. It did come direct from Italy.


From your description it is an earlier model bike titled as an '84, which was common, and that would've been even more likely considering that GM bought it for their own reasons (not likely to include rides in the country :-)  and so they didn't necessariy need to title it. 

Ciao!

Will


   My curiousity has been aroused. I will try to get hold of Kenny and have him check the tag. I sold the bike about 20 years ago but for some readon I recall the neck tag showing a 1984 build date. It seems that issue came up when I sold the bike. If I had seen 1982 I would have been more likely to have started referring to it as an 82. Stay tuned I'll try to confirm.

OK, as you have probably noticed, I like old Italian motorcycles, and learning about them :-)

If it has right side shifter, it is a 75.  Rare.

If it has crossover from right side shaft to left side shifter, it is a 76-77.   

If it has left hand shift shaft, silver/blue or black/gold with straight stripes, it is a 78-80. 

If its silver with curved blue stripes (like the picture), and black frame (unlike earlier silver SS's) its an 81-82.

Ciao!

Will

« Last Edit: October 06, 2006, 06:49:20 PM by Will Creedon »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #157 on: October 06, 2006, 06:37:54 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #158 on: October 06, 2006, 06:47:15 PM »
I'm Doug McLaren. I live in North East England, I'm 50, married and have 2 kids.  I've had an interest in bikes since I was about 17 years old. At present I have a 1977 Le-Mans, a 1982 G5 which I've tarted up as a cafe racer and a 1994 Ducati 900 Monster.
I'm a chauffeur, cook, cleaner, gardener, painter and decorator, Mr Fixit, errand runner, childrens entertainer and general dogsbody when I'm at home. The rest of the time - truck driver.
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« Reply #159 on: October 06, 2006, 06:51:14 PM »
  Hello Will ,

 Thanks for the info. I sold the bike to a pretty well known Dacatisti from Toledo Ohio area. I have heard it now resides with a Detroit area Triumph parts dealer whom I used to deal back and forth with about 25 years ago. It was positively an SS not an S2. Perhaps the title date and GMs involvement had some issues but the ID tag as I recall and title for sure called it a 1984.I still have an old Michigan registration . It had the early style frame, the race kit goodies and the beautiful Contis not those ugly Eastern looking mufflers fitted to the S2.Kick start only and not the S2 style cases. In any event it was a very real 900SS Ducati and titled and probably tagged a 1984. It was only here because GM wanted one. It did come direct from Italy.


From your description it is an earlier model bike titled as an '84, which was common, and that would've been even more likely considering that GM bought it for their own reasons (not likely to include rides in the country :-)  and so they didn't necessariy need to title it. 

Ciao!

Will


   My curiousity has been aroused. I will try to get hold of Kenny and have him check the tag. I sold the bike about 20 years ago but for some readon I recall the neck tag showing a 1984 build date. It seems that issue came up when I sold the bike. If I had seen 1982 I would have been more likely to have started referring to it as an 82. Stay tuned I'll try to confirm.

OK, as you have probably noticed, I like old Italian motorcycles, and learning about them :-)

If it has right side shifter, it is a 75.  Rare.

If it has crossover from right side shaft to left side shifter, it is a 76-77.   

If it has left hand shift shaft, silver/blue or black/gold with straight stripes, it is a 78-80. 

If its silver with curved blue stripes (like the picture) its an 81-82.

Ciao!

Will


   Got that . Haven't been paying a lot of attention to Ducatis since the 900 was sold. Just a rider not a colllector My 1974 was a right foot shift, 750 Sport it was the only other Duc V twin that I owned.I rode it A LOT more than I ever cared to ride the 900.It was born school bus color and wound up quite red. At the time I had the 900 I was involved in a kidney transplant.That kind of put motorcycles on the back burner for a while. The 900 was silver and blue. The 750 Sport was originally sold at Blackie's in Detroit. The conversion to red  was done by Greg R. You probably know him or of him. I would rather not mention specific names here.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #160 on: October 06, 2006, 07:02:33 PM »
    Got that . Haven't been paying a lot of attention to Ducatis since the 900 was sold. Just a rider not a colllector My 1974 was a right foot shift, 750 Sport it was the only other Duc V twin that I owned.I rode it A LOT more than I ever cared to ride the 900.It was born school bus color and wound up quite red. At the time I had the 900 I was involved in a kidney transplant.That kind of put motorcycles on the back burner for a while. The 900 was silver and blue. The 750 Sport was originally sold at Blackie's in Detroit. The conversion to red  was done by Greg R. You probably know him or of him. I would rather not mention specific names here.

Shoulda kept that 750 Sport :-)

Since the 900 was silver/blue, the rest is easy:  if it had a black frame it was an 81 or 82, and probably would've had the boxy dual seat shown in the picture.   OTOH, If it was silver/blue with a silver frame it is a 78 or earlier.

My money is on 1982, fitted with 40-mm carbs and Contis for the Italian market.   Elsewhere that year they often came with LaFranconis and 32-mm carbs, but you could often get the the earlier spec parts as a "race kit" from Ducati for about $400.  Most of them went to Australia in the early 80's.

This is fun trivia, lodged in my mind since I was in my 20's and a bevel nut.  I really loved them, despite puttng most of my miles at that time on a LeMans... like all good bevel nuts!

Will
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #161 on: October 06, 2006, 07:09:20 PM »
that's wonderful.

I remember when I was passing by the walkboard on my Lambretta and the girl in the bikini waved at me with a hot-dog.  I immediately parallel-parked the Civic at the town square and walked to the department store for a cheese danish.  Man! that oil was expensive; but I took it like a man and ordered the Calvin Klein 34-B.  When I got home I emptied the fish pond, lit the grill and threw the sheets in the garage.

Makes a lot of sense.

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« Reply #162 on: October 06, 2006, 07:15:24 PM »
that's wonderful.

I remember when I was passing by the walkboard on my Lambretta and the girl in the bikini waved at me with a hot-dog.  I immediately parallel-parked the Civic at the town square and walked to the department store for a cheese danish.  Man! that oil was expensive; but I took it like a man and ordered the Calvin Klein 34-B.  When I got home I emptied the fish pond, lit the grill and threw the sheets in the garage.

Makes a lot of sense.

The next day some guy on a bevel Ducati went by you so fast you pee'd your pants like any BMW rider would.   He laughed and moved on to the next moving road block.

Will


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« Reply #163 on: October 06, 2006, 07:24:32 PM »
that's wonderful.

I remember when I was passing by the walkboard on my Lambretta and the girl in the bikini waved at me with a hot-dog.  I immediately parallel-parked the Civic at the town square and walked to the department store for a cheese danish.  Man! that oil was expensive; but I took it like a man and ordered the Calvin Klein 34-B.  When I got home I emptied the fish pond, lit the grill and threw the sheets in the garage.

Makes a lot of sense.

psst, SFR,
your TV remote is in the freezer, between the ice cream and your car keys.
I don't know why your diving mask and snorkel are there as well, but maybe it
will all make sense to you later :D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #164 on: October 06, 2006, 07:26:46 PM »
I'm Doug McLaren. I live in North East England, I'm 50, married and have 2 kids.  I've had an interest in bikes since I was about 17 years old. At present I have a 1977 Le-Mans, a 1982 G5 which I've tarted up as a cafe racer and a 1994 Ducati 900 Monster.
I'm a chauffeur, cook, cleaner, gardener, painter and decorator, Mr Fixit, errand runner, childrens entertainer and general dogsbody when I'm at home. The rest of the time - truck driver.

Oh Hey...Mclaren....Ni ce cars

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #165 on: October 06, 2006, 07:48:45 PM »
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« Reply #166 on: October 06, 2006, 07:51:32 PM »
Software technical writer.  Was just purchased by Oracle Software.  Probably won't last.


Ain't these sofware companies heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?



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« Reply #167 on: October 06, 2006, 09:21:43 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #168 on: October 06, 2006, 09:28:35 PM »
hey I was just wondering if everyone would go back and add their social security numbers and credit ratings
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« Reply #169 on: October 06, 2006, 09:41:45 PM »
SURE!!! 1123451234 credit score 0000000000 Z you and SFR are on a tear tonight ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #170 on: October 06, 2006, 09:48:04 PM »
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« Reply #171 on: October 06, 2006, 09:50:17 PM »
Live on the navel of the Earth.

Atlanta is the rectum of the earthi.


Says one who has never spent a summer in Bakersfield.

I have. It's a pile.

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« Reply #172 on: October 06, 2006, 10:29:19 PM »
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« Reply #173 on: October 06, 2006, 11:45:32 PM »
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« Reply #174 on: October 06, 2006, 11:49:48 PM »



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Says one who has never spent a summer in Bakersfield.
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I have.  Used to live in Cal City. Reserved for KCSO, spent WAY too much time on the roads between Boron and BFL/Lerdo.
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« Reply #175 on: October 07, 2006, 06:23:51 AM »
that's wonderful.

I remember when I was passing by the walkboard on my Lambretta and the girl in the bikini waved at me with a hot-dog.  I immediately parallel-parked the Civic at the town square and walked to the department store for a cheese danish.  Man! that oil was expensive; but I took it like a man and ordered the Calvin Klein 34-B.  When I got home I emptied the fish pond, lit the grill and threw the sheets in the garage.

Makes a lot of sense.

   If some is bad more is better ??? Could be all the effort to resist reading is such a strain as one ages.
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« Reply #176 on: October 07, 2006, 06:38:01 AM »
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« Reply #177 on: October 07, 2006, 07:15:30 AM »
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« Reply #178 on: October 08, 2006, 09:06:55 AM »
Hi All,

I'm Yaniv Adir. I live in Atlanta, GA. I have a 98 EV and an 06 Concours. I've been on the MGCL for years, but just got onto Wild Guzzi. I am a helicopter Pilot for Atlanta Police.

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« Reply #179 on: October 08, 2006, 09:13:14 AM »
Hi All,

I'm Yaniv Adir. I live in Atlanta, GA. I have a 98 EV and an 06 Concours. I've been on the MGCL for years, but just got onto Wild Guzzi. I am a helicopter Pilot for Atlanta Police.

Yaniv

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