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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2015, 12:14 pm
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I keep looking at this one.

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2015, 5:02 am Thread Starter
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Work on the Paso has been progressing slowly, I just have not had much time to update the posts, so here is what I did last night:

I was very worried about the wiring since it has an aftermarket ignition switch and even cut off the ring around it on the top triple clamp. Then there's the fact, it has no factory dash. Just an aluminum plate with foam glued on, a tachometer and oil temp gauge. And a row of idiot lights (unlabeled). But so far aside from the dash, the original harness is intact and unmolested in good condition.



As for the instrument problems, I found this unit from Trail Tech. It has speedo, tach, odo, ambient, engine temps, shift lights, warning lights and indicators lights, all customizable. And surprisingly affordable...cheaper than trying to ebay a bunch of old Paso crap that likely doesn't work anyway. The company was helpful getting me the info I needed to ensure I could adapt it, but would not ship it to me in Italy. Kind of a pisser, but Amazon to the rescue! Cool piece of kit which I hope works as good as it sounds on paper.



I knocked out a simple Stainless bracket to incorporate the ignition switch and the new dash. The angle looks about right, but once I get the tank back on it and can sit properly I have room to put a break in the bracket and angle it upwards if needed. But so far looks like it will be just fine…I have not put any indicators lights in yet. I am almost done with rewiring the bike. Still need to sort the mess that was at the back of the dash.


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Looks like a really great job you're doing. It's good to have a project.

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Great job, never thought i'd say this about that abortion of a box tubed frame but painting it red made a hell of a difference! It has long been known what that gorgeous fairing hides...


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Now, back to those wheels, yes somebody has fitted 17x3 front and 17x5.5 wheels to it. That is wonderful, since I can buy decent rubber (has a 1990 set of Pilot Race in soft compound now). However, the wheels are Marvic magnesium wheels, really old, and not looking so good.
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And how about that sporty homemade rear rotor?


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I contacted Marvic about refurbishment, sent some photos and they substantiated my fears, they strongly advise not to use these wheels, the corrosion potential is too high, the magnesium is far to brittle at their age and very very dangerous. So in the market for wheels, without blowing Paso budget. However this complicates things, since the sprockets and carrier appear to be proprietary and do not fit other wheels. Guess what? those cool 320mm full floating rotors and carriers, also proprietary, (definitely do not fit Ducati wheels....6 bolt 100mm verses 80mm). So now I need wheels, brakes, sprocket, carrier.
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Found a 900ss 17x5.5 rear with carrier and rotor off Ebay $43 shipped! I’m on my way to rolling, and stopping. It arrived and luck was on my side, came with a brand new 38T 525 sprocket on it, (exactly what was on the Marvic wheels. SCORE!!! Found another EBAY gem, front wheel from a ST3 3.5x15 complete with rotors; looks crappy….but I looked very close on line and those sure look like 320mm floating rotors. Unfortunately this one cost $300, but I got lucky again, it was dirt and looks like came off a bike with badly leaking fork. The rotors are Spiegler 320mm full floating rotors way over min thickness and the offset spacing was correct too and fits with my calipers and spacers…


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Then off to the Bearing house with my pile of p[arts and 44 euro later all new wheel bearing for both wheels and sprocket carrier. I pulled the floating rotors apart and honed them, looking good as new.


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I am stripping down the wheels to paint them now. I was having a hard time with color, so for now instead of powder coat them I am going to go with a GOOD gloss black paint job on them. Eventually maybe I’ll pull them and powder coat them.
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Great job, never thought i'd say this about that abortion of a box tubed frame but painting it red made a hell of a difference! It has long been known what that gorgeous fairing hides...
Exactly what I was thinking. In black the frame was horrendous, but the red frame made a huge difference almost makes you not want to hide it...Starting to lean towards some sort of a partial fairing verses fully hidden...still plenty of time to ponder.
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I'm hooked too. Looking forward to seeing your final interpretation. I was forced to rebuild mine after a madman set fire to it. I remember at the time enjoying the luxury that I could paint it any colour I wanted, and detail it with no limit of my imagination; a blank canvas. This is how mine turned out.
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Wow! Nicely done Paso. Very tasteful and I really like mix you used on the tank with the Champion stripe and the raised Ducati lettering. I hope mine comes close to yours. Have been gone for nearly a month working and am just getting back on it, almost done wiring it, but nothing exciting to take pictures of yet. Thanks for posting your pictures, encouragement.

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Hey TiDuc, next duc of mine will be a paso, you realise it accepts a testastrettaII engine?! I did all measurements on a frame and engine and it checks out
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