How to Restore a 1966 250 Ducati

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Ducati 250 Scrambler

How to Restore a 1966 250 Ducati

A long time ago I got my first on a motorcycle. I only remember it was a big British twin, it vibrated crazy at speed and although terrified, I was hooked. I really know anything about and just went to all the dealers and around. I liked the look of the Kawasaki 750 triple. so I bought

I spent time reading I could get my hands on about and when I wasn’t reading, I was After about a year of all the arcane things about motorcycles, I decided to try and make it and get some more power out of it. a whole chunk of cash, it was and sort of handled.

Great bike by the way, love to have another. One day I was around and saw this weird and noisy bike that had an odd red and black paint job. I up behind this guy and was surprised at how grunt this loud had and what a wild bunch of it made.

At the next light I off my helmet and strapped it to the seat and the guy around just listening to his I later had a conversation with the who at first ask me why the heck was I following him and he told me that his bike was a 750 and where the dealer was. was my introduction to bevel gears and

I bought a 860 Ducati (at the time I know or care about Ducati’s) and changed to Conti KN filters, rejetted and BMW R90S I rode with a bunch of Italian bike people and got to try interesting bikes 750GT, Laverda 750SFC and a Jota. The had a 3 into 1 race pipe, Götterdämmerung.

I was at the Ducati dealer getting a cable (remember to lube the in the lever grrr. ) and he was having moving a silver and blue the deal was my bike and $1000.00 I still lose sleep this but at the time it just a big deal. I later sold the 860 and got Alfa’s which is another and expensive story.

A few years I got back into riding and a Honda 400F, I loved the of the bike through a Yosh at 10,500 rpm. I also a 350 Sebring which I tried to but didn’t stick with it. then a Veglia white tach was CDN$80.00!!

Now many years later and none the wiser I decided to again and get another Ducati. I I would look for a 750GT. I was the web and found a picture of a restored 1 and my plans changed. I had forgotten all Ducati singles. Doing research showed the bike to get be a Mach 1 or a Diana.

Much on the web and elsewhere showed that a 1 or a Diana would be hard to and $$$. I found some case 250’s in the US but they all way too expensive (US to CDN exchange was around I purchased Mick Walkers book on Ducati Singles and about what I should be for.

Ducati 250 Scrambler

I found a local 1966 250 scrambler for CDN$600.00. According to Walker, the engine, frame and of the scrambler and the Diana of the same are virtually the same so I bought the Converting a scrambler to street be easy if everything is the same.

I out that everything important is the except for a minor detail on the The scrambler frame has an additional between the upper shock which I guess is actually a in that it should stiffen the end but will make fitting a a little challenging.

The piston was seized and the head were missing and the bike like h**l but most was there and the crankcase was full of The speedo also said 1900 miles. I knew this one had the right engine the shim type valve and managed to talk the guy down to and brought it home.

I sprayed the with WD-40 to stop any and pulled the head and filled the with penetrating oil. I the bike down, bagged and everything and got it all in the basement. Everything was scrambler related I sold on

I finally got the cylinder off by drilling the out of the piston and then grinding the piston walls. I collapsed the and the cylinder came free. The will probably have to out as it has some deep rust and looks like it got really

More about the scrambler and frame later.

Ducati 250 Scrambler
Ducati 250 Scrambler
Ducati 250 Scrambler


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