Last weekend I picked up the donor bike!
A good condition Ducati Monster M750, the vid really doesn’t do the sound justice - all the bass is missing it really does roar like thunder when started up.
I picked it up from Leicester and travelled the 100miles up north to store it. Of course there are always problems - I arrived and there was a little bit of smoke, thought it was just because I’d give it such a long run but then I went to pick up my little sister and there was lots more smoke. Then the missus wanted a little trip… a quick 20-60 in about 4s left me bear hugged to within an inch of my life and slightly deaf from the screaming, and worse - more smoke.
Fortunately with such obvious problems there’s usually an easy fix - the oil filter hadn’t been screwed in properly at the last service, I replaced it and topped up with oil and it’s running perfectly! So perfectly I think I might want to keep it and find another donor bike! The plan has always been to run the bike until the end of summer, maybe I’ll find another engine before then.
I hit 7777 on the way home - about 500 miles per year!
All the correct gear