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Old 06-Jun-2014, 07:59 AM
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Morning new from MK

Morning let me introduce myself I live in Milton Keynes and have been riding bikes for a good 30+ years (dam is it that long? I must be getting old!).
I have always wanted a 916 but never had the spare cash or the opportunity at the same time.
Recently both came together at the same time J

And I became the proud owner of a 1998 Bog standard Biposto 916 with less than 10k on the clock and full service history for £2850.
That was the good part.
The bad part is that it hadn’t been on the road for a good few years and had sat outside with road salt on it at some point.
The frame was rusty, wheels furry, paint coming off the engine all over the place.
Hub nut need a scaffolding bar and a sledge hammer!
The callipers needed the bolts drilling out and the swinging arm pinch bolts needed cutting with an angle grinder!!

So stripped to the frame and painted wheels, frame etc etc.
Re-plated All the nuts bolts brackets.
New battery, pads, plugs belts, filters, oil, fluids, fork seals, chain sprockets.
Changed the seat for a Mono and the exhausts for carbon.

And about six weeks later she is running sweet and looking gorgeous.
May need to do the rear head gasket in the winter, but that’s another post.

All is good in the world and I just need to learn how to ride a V twin again, Have had and RSV Milli and a TL1000 so not a total novice.

But she is just a thing of beauty and I just find myself looking at her when I pull up and thinking “yep that’s mine”.

Greg
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Old 06-Jun-2014, 10:45 AM
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Welcome aboard!

Sounds like you had great fun with the rebuild. It really does give you more of an emotional attachment to a bike when you've done some work on it, especially a full rebuild.

Put some pics up, would love to see it!


I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather,
than screaming in terror like his passengers.- Jim Harkins

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Old 06-Jun-2014, 11:25 PM
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Very very nice! Looks really clean!


I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather,
than screaming in terror like his passengers.- Jim Harkins

Ducati 748S | Ducati Hypermotard 1100S | 600-620SS DesmoDue Racebike #111 <-- Sold!! | Avanti Race Parts
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Old 07-Jun-2014, 02:49 PM
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That's come up well, as most Ducati owners know they don't weather well


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Old 07-Jun-2014, 04:24 PM
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Bikes: Had 748,749, 848 and now a 1199 Panigale
 
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A lot of hard work....

Now you will get to enjoy it this summer, hope you got the timing belt done???
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Old 19-Jun-2014, 04:11 PM
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From one new boy to another - welcome
I believe they'll buy us lots of drinkies when we get to a Pub

(I won't cost much, 1/2 pint of Shandy and I'm on my back )
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Old 24-Jun-2014, 07:54 AM
gregw916 gregw916 is offline
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Now you will get to enjoy it this summer, hope you got the timing belt done???

Yes old chap of course , for some nice Fiat ones i belive they were!
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Old 24-Jun-2014, 01:37 PM
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Very nice looking bike, enjoy
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Old 30-Jun-2014, 09:15 AM
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Bikes: 1100S Multistrada, 450RT, Gilera Nordwest, Bultaco Frontera, Rickman Metisse-being built!
 
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Mood: Growing old-DISGRACEFULLY!
Very pretty, reminds me of my 996-I bought that new in 1998, it went to another member in 2001, then got passed on to another member a couple of years later-got written off by a blind car driver unfortunately.
Enjoy it, they are special bikes, and wonderful on track unsurprisingly.

John


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