Ducati 1098s barn find
Not gonna lie it’s been a ruff year that was looking up like so many of my bro’s but this damn virus is kicking all our butts.
Being a freelance guy had its advantages, but safety net was not one of them so in January when racing and events stopped so did contracts for independents.
So like so many to protect the mortgage everything including long term projects went on the block, and I have to say most to good people who appreciated the ride.
Then reality hit, I’m bikeless, anxiety set in. What was I going to do.
I’ve been shooting racing a decade now and worked my way up to some awesome clients, but Covid took its toll everywhere. I’m sure it did you to.
So I’m freaking out bikeless so where do I go first.. craigslist and type in salvage in the moto section and start searching the west coast, and then I found something which stopped me, and that was the word “Ohlin”.
My last liter bike was a bitchen dirtbike and I new I wanted 100 hp, 25 more would be good, 50 would be astounding. So I started looking closer and looked at the details.
Parked and nose center punched, it has scars, but strip away the skin and beneath seemed to be a relatively unmolested twin which turned over and who’s ass end was as clean as a whistle. Not a fully farkled garage queen but potential for my soul and more than anything my soul needs a moto.
So with a few grand in hand I jumped in the Creeper Van and headed to the bay. What’s done is done, and my anxiety has subsided, but now my focus needs to bring her back to life. I’m not a builder, but I have had motorcycles my whole life, and a shoe box of tickets to prove it. My soul seems full know, but what next. I’m not really interested in 45 minute hits, I’d like to roll all day on natural terrain and with this I’m thinking running flat bars. I’m wondering the viability of putting Multi triples on this rig and stand the ergonomics up a bit? I’m looking for advice, what are the thoughts ?
What do ya think, eventually I want this to be a Col bike. I’m looking for pros, and cons. I’m looking for advice from guys who have thought about it or done it.
im just gonna leave that here. All imput truly appreciated.