It’s been a while since I infested the DOCGB forum but now’s the time to come back
2006 I raced a 450Desmo, along with Roger and his 250
2007 I sold the racer to to Andrew to help finance a business I bought (discovolantemoto.co.uk)
2008 the itch to race again has become almost unbearable (also other ulterior motives )
So, what do you do in situations like this
Weeeell, if you just happen to have a couple of 450desmo engines dismantled in the garage it’s officially ‘a good start’ The chance to pick up a frame for £100 also helps.
and everything else is what the business provides
But, no offense intended Roger, everyman and his dog races either a 250 or a 350, usually red and white/ silver. But the previous 450Desmo - The Yellow Peril -was somewhat tardy out of hairpin corners against the hated Hodna K4s So that is something to sort at the start of this project.
Without going to the HUGE expense of employing a specialist such as Mr Lacey , a relatively cheap way to go for sturdier horses is to bore and stroke your way up to nigh on 500cc . There are enough horses in the engine to satisfy anyone; the only trouble is they are little weedy Italian ones, used to the quiet life, not being worked too hard in this day and age - spend most of their time in museums or being trailered to shows kind of thing. Constantly tended and fed a diet of the standard fare when they were first born. you know the stuff - NOS, replica parts etc etc.