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In Bits

In Bits

So with the engine out it was time to start looking at removing the old paint ready for re-painting. In order to protect the engine internals I made some blanking plates for the inlet and exhaust on a 3D printer.                ...

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The Stripdown Continues

The Stripdown Continues

After a closer inspection, the vertical cylinder link pipe turned out to be ever so slightly secondhand, so that has been added to the list of parts to find. I am considering having the exhaust ceramic coated before it is refitted.          ...

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

So, now it is time to decide how I want the finished bike to look, and as a lot of it will need replacing, this will make the choices somewhat easier. I would like to replace the swing arm, with a later style box-section, purely...

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Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to My Ducati 749 restoration Blog, the bike in question is a 2003 Ducati 749 Biposta, is the best colour available, Yellow. I bought the bike, knowing it needed a bit of love, but my intention was to tidy it up slowly, however after a few rides, it failed to...

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We’re sponsoring!

We’re sponsoring!

GHA Solutions has recently started sponsoring a local football team, Griffe Field Primary School in Derby. We wish them the best of luck!👏 http://griffefield.derby.sch.uk/  

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Finally………………..

Finally………………..

We finally fitted the two light units to finish off the interior, and made the storage box. We still have the suspension to sort but I am going to park that for a while to see how we get on with the ferry, campsites and the Eurotunnel before we go too low. The shelf...

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Nearly at the Finish Line

Nearly at the Finish Line

We decided to build the second unit so we could install them both together, the second unit assembles very much the same as the first, however the second unit has the hob and the sink in it. The hole for the hob is already cut out, but the hole for the sink is down to...

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Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert One of the things we wanted to do was add front and rear spoilers to our van, for no other reason than we like the style.We also wanted to change the headlights to a more modern LED style and add some LED daytime running lights (DRL's) As a reminder,...

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Rolling on 18’s

Rolling on 18’s

We have had a set of alloy wheels in boxes in the front room since November last year, we have put off having them fitted until the current tyres needed replacing. Last week, we had one advisory on the MOT which was for the front tyres, they still had plenty of tread,...

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Now most of the wiring is done it is time to fit the curtains, we got them frorm https://www.kiravans.co.uk/ They are a very well made piece of kit, the rails are preformed to suit the different window profiles, they are labelled as to which window they fit and...

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