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Ducati Bevel Twins 1971 to 1986 : Authenticity & restoration guide - Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Ian Falloon
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15 July 2013 Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series
Ducati's classic 750, 860 900 and Mille bevel-drive twins from 1971-1986 are now amongst the most collectable bikes in the world. Although built in relatively small numbers, there are many individual model differences that can make their authentic restoration difficult. This book serves as a definitive guide to authenticity and gives hands-on restoration tips and guidance. This range of motorcycles lasted 15 years and now a restored bike with original parts will be worth about double the value of one with the wrong parts/detailing. There have been so many little variations over the years that most people have no idea what is correct for a particular model. A would-be buyer's first question is always 'how authentic is the bike?' not if it is beautifully restored or not. So this book is a comprehensive guide to authenticity. The content includes colour codes, stripe widths, decal placement, etc. The practical chapters are by necessity broad. For instance, there were five fork types, more than five shock absorber types (many not rebuildable), more than five brake types and ten different frame types. These practical chapters cover little tricks in assembly and offer general advice rather than a detailed workshop manual-type description.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (15 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845843185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845843182
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 20.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident he began writing articles on motorcycles for magazines. His first book, the Ducati Story, was published in 1996 and in now in five editions and has been published in three languages. The success of the Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written 30 books on motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning forty years he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife Miriam and sons Ben and Tim.

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As usual the text is well-written and authoritative without being anoraky and the book is well laid-out and of good quality. I have no doubt that this book will be in every auction house and classic Ducati dealership the world over and no doubt in a few police stolen vehicle units. If you are even remotely considering buying one or already own one it just has to be on your bookshelf. £50.00 may seem a lot for a book, but given the information that could save you thousands by not buying a mongrel, it is money very well spent and worth every penny! --inter-bike.co.uk

Starting with a historical background, followed by model by model detail and complimented by over 1,000 high quality photographs and illustrations, Ian Falloon is to be complimented on this superb reference tome. --Jonathan Hill - freelance

[Ian Falloon's] expertise is unparalleled ... This ... is not a book for leaving out to impress visitors, but a book for grubby fingerprints, oil stains and paint overspray: a serious work of reference, by a serious writer. --Benzina

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Ian Falloon has enjoyed an involvement with Ducati motorcycles, and bevel twins in particular, for nearly 40 years. In addition to writing several books covering these models, he is an avid restorer with over 20 bevel twin restorations to his credit. He was also fortunate enough to enjoy a close association with the factory and the engineers during the period these bikes were manufactured, providing him with an invaluable insight into their development. Ian lives in Australia with his wife, Miriam, and two sons, Ben and Tim.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for beveldrive Lovers 30 Mar 2014
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A must for Ducati beveldrive Lovers from the 70' and 80'
Beutiiful closeups and Much more Info abort variations om the model.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 18 Nov 2013
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What a great book, I own a couple of Dukes and what interesting reading after owning the bikes for nearly 30 years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Must 12 Jan 2014
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With the cross referance to engine numbers and models and types you cannot go wrong. Cross referance with other books and you nearly become an expert. just got to put all this knowledge into my bike.

thanks Ian and thanks Amazon
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