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mk1 square four
#799019 02/22/20 1:59 pm
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Just finished what is now my touring classic . It is a 1951 mk1 square four that spent its life in Singapore until it was brought back to the u.k. in 1986 . It then spent over 20 years in a lockup before I purchased it in April 2019 . Its now registered and is awaiting a lul in the cold and wet before its first road test . I have a lot of history that came with it from owners to shipping info out and back .


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Re: mk1 square four
ducati2242 #799136 02/23/20 5:55 pm
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That's a very attractive bike. I am currently wrestling with a '53 MK2. I prefer the appearance of the MK1 but I guess there are operational advantages to the later design, How does your Solex carburetor work ? I need to source proper jets for mine. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of this one, You obviously put a lot of effort into it.


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Re: mk1 square four
slow learner #799162 02/23/20 9:54 pm
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Solex runs a bit rich I will need to work on it . But it starts well and once its off the choke it stops the black smoke . It needs running in and a run out but it is so wet and cold .

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You have a nice looking ride there. I hope you get many years of enjoyment from it.

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ducati2242 #801267 03/14/20 8:29 pm
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LOVE IT

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ducati2242 #801268 03/14/20 8:31 pm
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LOVE IT with those Rodark panniers on it!

Are you certain it's a '51 model?

I know '52 was a year of all-paint tanks due to a shortage on nickel needed for chroming.

Re: mk1 square four
Irish Swede #801279 03/14/20 9:34 pm
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yeah definitely 51 it was an export to Singapore its an RD engine no with an SC frame which was 51 . Don't think the panniers were originally for the Ariel think they were for Triumph but I like them too .
It was re imported to the UK in 1986 and was dry stored till I bought it . Now completely restored and ready for its run in period but weather not that good just yet . I have a lot of history from previous owners to export and import documents letters from the first buyer to people who found it as scrap and saved it .


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