Vintage 1975 Ducati bevel 860 sport custom project

1975 Ducati Other

Price: US $8,500.00
Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Make: Ducati
Model: Other
Year: 1975
Mileage: 16,613
Color: Black
Engine size: 860
Vehicle Title: Clear

The bike is just in mock up. will need final finishing. wiring and setup to be a rider. This is my dream machine and I have decided to let it go. it is a labor of love. obsession. and hard work. It is what I like to refer to as a 1975 Ducati bevel 860S. it is a custom built motorcycle that I spent years assembling with careful research of Ducati parts catalogues and any and every web and personal resource that I could find. I dreamt of owning a 900ss but prices were rapidly escalating so I built the next best thing. my 860S. It started with an 860gt with 16. 13 original miles that i bought 5 years ago. It was a dirty but running (not driving) titled bike that had a stuck clutch pushrod. I kicked it and ran it myself and it sounded great. I immediately stripped the bike down to parts and sold everything off but the Ceriani forks. the engine (with title). the Smiths guages. front hub. and one Brembo F08 caliper and rotor. The Idea was to build the best and most pure. correct period Bevel Ducati cafe/endurance bike possible. Via Ebay I found a 1973 750GT frame to begin building it up. for those who don't know. I chose the 750GT frame over the 860GT frame because it is the Colin Seely designed frame on which all of the great bevel Ducati sport bikes are built so if your going to do it right. it or any of the SS frames have got to be the ones to use. It has a shorter steering angle and cleaner design.  I sourced a complete Borrani SS type wheel and another Borrani rim and polished and rebuilt them both as they were intended to be. they are beautiful and will be more so if polished up again. They both have brand new Dunlop Arrowmax tires mounted. I modified the 750GT swingarm with a pin stop for my hand made caliper hanger (made from a tracing of an original supplied to me by Malcolm of SYD'S cycles. ) fastened together the frame. nbsp;Certain forks. a set of very nice Works Performance shocks. and my beautiful wheels and had a lovely rolling chassis. I removed the top triple tree and cut and milled the handle bar mounts flat. carefully welded up the mounting holes with the same material that was cut off to be sure the alloy color mached. Sanded. Polished and carefully textured the tops to match the overall texture (check the photos). Re assembled with Tommaselli clip ons and a still unfinished aluminum plate for the guages. It has a Tommaselli throttle. nice Brembo round reservoir with brake lever and a new unused Tommaselli Domino clutch lever and Aprillia 860GT headlamp with Tommaselli headlight ears. I studied every book that i had to make sure that I had every spacer and the cush drive just right. It was no easy task to track them all down but somehow I did. Part by part. Number by number. All over the world.  The bike comes with a new unused drilled rear rotor. rear Brembo master cylinder. two un restored Brembo rotors for the front and a matched set of 3 Brembo F08 calipers and a set of Dellorto 36mm Carbs. has an amazing equal length custom made Stainless high pipe set that just needs some final finishing and some heat shields. Oh yes. and a 900SS kickstart lever that needs a little bit of finishing (you know what these cost!). It is also setup with the rare factory right hand shifting mechanism so there is no sloppy shift crossover setup. OK now for the Body work. I had SYD's Cycles in FLA make a brand new set of fiberglass for the bike. 750SS Gas tank made from an original mold with modern resins to withstand todays gasolines that I then lined with Caswell tank liner just to be exra sure. and a Ducati SS type seat made special to fit the 750GT frame. I had the black paint and nickel silver logo Painted by T Marcus Customs in Los Angeles. They have been kicking around my shop for a few years and have some chips and scrapes but will be nice with some touch up and a fresh coat of clear. the tank has never had gas in it. they are all essentially new. I had the seat upholstered in Suede leather here in Portland by famed seat upholstery shop. New Church Moto with an awesome brass zipper and antiqued brass snaps to fasten it to the pan. While talking to Malcolm at SYD'S about my bike he advised me to stay away from the problematic Ducati Electrotechnica ignition. I asked him what my options were and he told me that I could use an expensive pre fabbed ignition from europe or better yet he could make me one that uses easily replaced modern pickups from a Ducati monster. a custom modified rotor and Dyna coils. The pre made one was $1000 and un serviceable. His was a whopping $1800!!!!! what did I do? went with the SYD'S custom built ignition of course! I wanted it to be amazing. I also cleaned the motor. polished all the covers re-shaped and polished the 860 cam bearing covers. gave it a gear gazer. and replacesd most of the bolts with a stainless set. whew! I'm sure that there are more details that I am forgetting. If you have any experience with these machines you have already sarted to do the math. it all adds up to a lot. I figure that all in all I probably have over $12. 00 invested not to mention the hundreds of hours of labor and research on my own. This will be a NO RESERVE AUCTION STARTING AT $8500! Highest bid wins! I can only hope and pray that I get somewhere in the ballpark of my investment. if it doesn't make the $8500 opening bid then sadly it will all be parted out and I expect it should make at least $10k in that circumstance. I'm posting a bunch of pictures so look them over carefully and ask all questions before bidding. I will help you by dropping off the bike with your shipper of choice but SHIPPING IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU. I might be persuaded to build you a shipping crate for a fee if you need it. Be sure to ask all questions before bidding. All sales are final.

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