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parts suppliers for classic Italian bikes

This has been posted before but, judging by the recent requests for help sourcing parts, is due again. The list has been compiled over a few years and has a tandancy for Australian suppliers as that's where I live. Some I know of, others have been sourced from lists I'm on and there are probably a few which no longer exist. The list is not the be all and end all but rather a starting point for parts searches. It is also worthwhile going through the links sections as these may lead to just what you want.

Anyhow, I hope it is useful and all the best for Christmas and the new year.


really good sites for info: (beveldrive Ducatis including manuals and parts suppliers). (beveldrive Ducatis) (devoted to older MV Agusta) (reference site for 750 GT Ducati)

really good lists to be on:
Ducati: bevelheads to subscribe or unsubscribe visit
ducati pull- and push-rod engined bikes
MV Agusta: [email protected] devoted to older model MVs devoted to modern MVs (I like the MV F4, even bought one)
Bimota: [email protected]
Ducati 851: [email protected]
Benelli and Motobi motorcycles [email protected]
BevelTech <[email protected]

parts suppliers in Australia (Ducati)
EuroBrit (Melb, Vic)
Road and Race (Newcastle, NSW)
Gowanlochs (Sydney, NSW)
Ian Gowanloch [email protected] +61 2 6946 2626
trading as italspares (on e-bay) Adelong, NSW, Australia
business days, hours & details are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
You can try and contact me on Mondays & Fridays, if I don't answer I might be out talking to cows, please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

International parts in general: Old Racing Spare Parts [email protected] specialising in SS & GT Ducatis
Cosmopolitan Motors in the USA possible web address (Cosmo Jo page) newer web address is
or their eBay page: word is they can be a pain to deal with (beveldrive Ducatis) parts for Ducati singles builds bevel road/race replicas and supplies parts supplier of Ducati parts, mostly modern but some classic (view catalogue section) bevel & belt drive Ducati engine parts (mostly parts for old moto guzzis but also several small parts you can use on small MVs, Ducatis etc - nice fellow, located in Italy) use advanced search and any country/region. Everything comes up on ebay, just need to make sure it's the real thing and not over priced the Italian page of Ebay, go to the moto ricambi and moto epoca section Paso, Pantah, Alazzurra parts and info Guzzi stuff Contact Steve Munro at 1-866-972-5683 or [email protected]

try Giovanni on ebay>

MV Agusta parts/service Albert Bold deals in the older 4C MVs Kay's deals in older MV 4C and reproduction Magni, MV factory race bikes, Gilera factory race bikes

service for older (may also do parts) and modern Italians
Melbourne Desmo Centre (Bob Brown)Riddells Creek, Melbourne 9372 2113, [email protected] it's who I use
[email protected] Brad Black ex Moto One and a good mechanic. based in Oakleigh 03 9563 2004
SCR Ducati (Newcastle, NSW) it's who i'd use if in Sydney
Gowanlochs (Sydney, NSW) good reputation
EuroBrit (Melb)
Road and Race (Newcastle, NSW)
Doctor Desmo (Adelaide) [email protected]
The Bike Factory (Adelaide 08 8231 2301) seem involved in concourse restorations and project rebuilds

Roy Bogner (Melbourne)
Motorcycle Paint Clinic (Preston, Melbourne)
Bike Craft (Mentone, Melbourne) Brad Wiseman 9585 2100
Black Edge Auto Body (Allan Gibson, 9873 2838, Ringwood, Melbourne) Mick Trewin, Phillip Island

paint codes for Italian bikes then click on "Schede di Ciclo e Gamme colore moto". Of course, finding Lechler colours outside of italy might be impossible, or maybe not.

textured black finish on the instrument pods and tank knee pads - try VHT wrinkle black exhuast paint and bake in oven wrinkle finish from Eastwood

alloy tanks:
Bernie Willet (Research, Melbourne) 03 9437 0232
McCully Engineering, Thomastown (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) 03 9462 1665, [email protected] based in California, USA USA beautiful but expensive German panel beater (MV & Ducati) WBO tanks sold by Ducati Kaemma
http://www.ducati-development-dortmu...cati/koewe.htm classic & modern Ducati, modern MV Japan

gasket kits for classic MVs for classic Ducatis

for MV tanks try:
Carrozzeria LIBANORE R. Italy
Chiodion s.r.l Italy Magni style alloy tanks

scarab brakes
J&#246;rg Bohnenstiel ([email protected]) is a, if not the only, specialist for servicing Scarab, Grimeca, Lookheed & Brembo brake systems.

brakes disc and drum brake parts and helpful tips
useful Brembo site – note the reference to Brembo using natural rubber seals and their incompatibility with DOT5 fluid.
There are also some good pages on finding the right seal kits here
and technical stuff here

modern replacement rotors for pantahs & bevels

air pumps
Try emailing this guy. Trioschi Eermes [email protected] A group of us found his stand at Imola Monstra Scambio this past fall. He had all kinds of very nice replica air pumps for Italian bikes. One knowledgeable MV & Ducati singles individual bought 8--10 pumps for around 60 euro each for people back in the states, so I can only assume they were right.

pistons they sell pistons for many italian bikes they also have some general tips worth reading

rubber bits for old bikes: (Ferntree Gully, Melbourne) absolutely best available for old Ducatis 03 9758 0476
Ariete (owned by Mentasti so the names are interchangeable in Italy) googletranslate to get an English version. rubber bits for various marques

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shock absorbers:
Konis are now manufactured in Australia, they're named Ikon or
the marz shock rebuild manual at is quite complete and offers step-by-step instructions.

wheel lacing:
Lightfoot Engineering, Lightfoot St, Surrey Hills (Melb). Can also make rims to suit
aluminium rims
Borrani rims

clip-ons to suit various diameter forks

detailing: brilliant detailing brushes in nylon & ss (Richmond, Melb)

engine and exhaust coatings: Australia USA

repoduction exhaust: Silentium pipes

screens: supposedly an excellent product and price from New Zealand.
Gustafsson plastics can make the windscreen in any height, shape, color you want. Leif can use an old broken one, photo or drawing. He's good.

carburettas: info on float height SS series carbies and setting them up
Dell'orto manual!,0,0,1,0,0 has dell'ort manuals for downloading

cables (http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...ntrolcable.php)
(try if the above doesn't work) Australia

wiring diagrams for some classic MVs

lights/switches (all sorts of stuff for classics)
(try if the above doesn't work)

electronic ignition for classic bikes info on Lucas Rita sytems

coils, stators etc

lots of lubricants for engines penetrating oils for stuck parts/ rust removal and other such things. Kroil is supposed to be good for stuck engines

sugar cube petcocks: Italy

Halogen bulbs and other light related bits:
to suit old style fittings including 6v. they seem brighter than standard bulbs (Australia) They're a vintage Vespa place in Chicago
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...ting/bulbs.php in UK.

fibreglass: Tumbi Umbi, NSW. has a huge range of fairings, tanks, sidecovers,seats etc. scaled down SS fairings for singles amongst other things Airtech who havescaled down singles fairings (east coast usa)

sealing fibreglass and steel tanks
try Red-Kote in steel tanks.
On fiberglass tanks try Caswells Epoxy fuel tank sealer.
EuroBrit also have a sealer made in Tasmania suitable for steel and glass tanks

key blanks:

Dan Murdoch of Motographix 02 9748 3164 [email protected] seem good quality

U.S. supplier for Tarozzi parts/odds'n'sods. Also includes some classic Italians

dye penatrant
a spray kit for checking microscopic cracks in metals (pistons, connecting rods, cylinde heads etc)

MV Agusta parts:
MV Agusta owners club of Great Britian. Bought all the spare parts when MV shut shop but must be a member to access the parts

photos: Philip Aynsley has a great selection of Ducati and other bike photos and also offers a 'photo reference service' to assist with restorations. worth a look just for the pics of rare Italian bikes

manuals: also has brochures and other stuff
the marzochi shock rebuild manual at is quite complete and offers step-by-step instructions.
Dell'orto manual some classic MV manuals

bits and pieces

yet to sort through this lot( some are already in the list)
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pictures and bikes for sale... Pics of bikes in
original config. The M3 1971 is NOT that... The guy who bought my 1976 860 GTS in boxes...
virtuemart&Itemid=47 Check Galerie for lots and lots of wonderful
old bikes... If you want to buy a 1972
750 GT or a 350 Street Scrambler or...
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