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|Matthew Seabright said 2003-01-11 12:13|
I had one of these and rode it around in California. Great on the freeway as well as in the dirt. It does have a weak point you need to know about (as did all the Ducati 250, 350, 450s)... you need to make sure the oil doesnīt get too low and you have to unscrew the oil plug/dipstick (metal) with a wrench or socket..you also need to clean out the oil gravity hole in the crankshaft regularly...pull a bolt in front of crankcase, use a 1/2" flat screwdriver bit to unscrew the plug screw, then clean out the oil sediment with a smaller screwdriver..otherwise you lose the crankpin and itīs time to overhaul the engine. Let me know if you have one for sale at an affordable price, say $800. I miss mine.
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