This is the bastardo monoster. Started with two side cases picked up at Mid-Ohio Vintage Days 2013 for $20. Don't go broke.
A little bit closer
Back in the blistered old fram
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Title & Lic, p 5
Brakes and Controls
Got some new old brakes from the ebays. $15. They're frozen solid. They'll need a proper cleaning and seals replaced. But they look ok and should work just fine.
Title and Lic, p 4
Money was sent to Vermont. Hopefully then send some stuff back to me. Fingers crossed.
Round rolly things
Amazon has all the bearings. Any standard bearing is pretty easily found and primed right to your house.
Also got the case back from the welder. It looks great. I need to face off the surface and drill and tap the post that will hold the clutch engage arm.
And some real bars
Ordered these some some random website for $15 or so. I like them. And the Blue grips are staying.
Standing on it's own
Found a front wheel on eBay a few weeks back.
Been on pause for a couple months
Title and Lic, p 3
The interwebs to the rescue! Title part 3
Sooooo.. I guess you can just fax South Dakota some info and they'll send you a tag and title.
ADVRider says it's true.. then it must be true! I think I'm going to take The Vermont route. I will need a real plate to drive the thing on the road.
Title and Lic, p 2
OSP - you kill me!
Talked to Trooper Coffee Jacked today. It looks like I need a court order just to be able to have OSP inspect the machine to issue a new title.
I'm talking to some friends to find out exactly what I need make this as smooth as possible.
Did some digging too.. Bevel Heaven has big list of serial numbers of singles. Looks like they've added mine as well. But from going over some of the numbers it looks like on the US bikes the frame numbers DO NOT match the engine numbers. This is gonna be fun to explain.
I did get some good bits of info from this copper though:
- In Ohio, I have to get a Court Ordered Title. I confirmed this with my friends at NODT
- They look for three ID numbers on the vehicle. He said "he could not divulge that info" when asked what three numbers. 1. Frame. 2. Engine. 3.??? 4. Profit.
- He said if they can't determine what YEAR the vehicle was manufactured it will never get a title.
Just for fun, I'm going to call this guy back in a few days and ask the exact same questions to see how his answers to my questions evolve. I also need to look to see if getting an Ohio title is the way to go. If it's going to be easier to get an out of state title then transfer the title to Ohio that may be the way to go. Two links for good reference: The Ducati Single wiki page.
And Berliner Motor Corporation. These are the guys that imported the early Ducati's into the US.
Title and License, part 1
Step one of trying to get a title and license for this monster.
Stopped into the local BMV to renew my plates and get a new ID. I asked the nice lady if she would be able to answer any questions about getting a title for an old rebuilt bike. Said said to stop by the Ohio Title Agency conveintly right next door. She said "they'll tell you that you need to stop over here first, don't let them." Pretty rad advice.
I got my stuff, left the BMV, and stopped in at the Title Agency. The first lady in there told me I need to go right back over there and pointed to the license agency. I explained that I would need a title for them to help in hearty smart ass tone. What a gem. She then explained that I would need to take the frame with proof of purchase to an Ohio State High Patrol to be inspected. She didn't have the number of the office I needed to call but I should be able to find it on the internet. Guess working on Saturday was not her favorite thing to do.
Out in my car I called the local OSP office.
Me: Hi, I've got some questions about getting a ti...
OSP: IS THIS AN EMERGENCY?!
OSP: PLEASE HOLD.
5 mintes later
OSP: OK, WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION?!
Me: I just need to know how to get a title on vehicle that has no VIN. It's an old motorcycle from 1959 or mid sixties.
OSP: NO VIN? HOLD ON, I'LL TRANSFER YOU. STAY ON THE LINE. DON'T HANG UP. DID YOU HEAR ME? OK, STAY ON THE LINE.
Me: Yup, OK.
>> Transfered to some other office.
Me: Hi, I've some..
OSP2: Hang on....... ..... .... .... What can I do for you?
Me: I just have a question about getting a title for an old import motorcycle that has no vin on the frame..
OSP2: Call back Monday after 7:30.
Me: What number do I call?
OSP2: You called me.
Me: I was transferred from the Stark OSP.
OSP2: Ok, 216-216-1677
We've got fire
Found a headlight
Got a headlight off the ebays for practically nothing. In the process of removing all the old brittle wires and cleaning. It's in great shape. No dents in the shell. The ring is pretty good too. I'm not sure if I'm going to repaint it or leave it as it is. It looks pretty cool beat up. Ill have to test the speedo too. The bolts are pretty rusted so they might get zipped off. #ducati
Clip Springs Installed
Scratch that. They fit just fine. i blame the beverages in the background. All I need to do was remove the rockers and slide them all the way in. I also had the adjustment screws too far in. I did a quick lap job on them and the surfaces seem pretty good on the valve face and the seat. Once the I get the correct rings I can do a compression test. Getting pretty excited. It's going to run or explode soon!
Worked on the frame. Cut off the horrible foot peg repair the someone did. It will need filed down flush. Also removed as much of the bondo and primer that they used to hide the corrosion. All of that will need to come off. Looking for a front end and a usable swing arm now. Found some more numbers stamped in the frame. Just a tiny "18" by the battery tray. #ducati