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mid sixties parilla 250 tourist front wheel ( 18" steel rim, 36 spoke, drum) to trade for ducati single front wheel. i have a ducati front end on my parilla project that needs a ducati front wheel/ drum. preferrably larger diameter drum with 18 " rim only. i would like to have this thing together someday to run at streets of laconia and to occasionally swap paint as a slower 250 gp racer.

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Matt, You've got a Parilla Tourist, eh? Nice bike. I am a great fan of Parilla's and have had a lovely 200 roadracer and a very nice original 250 Wildcat. I think there's nothing more lovely sounding than a 250 Parilla high cam accelerating through a reverse cone mega.

Got any pics' of said bike?

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i will get some pic's to ya this weekend. my father in law aquired it back in the 60's in pittsburg. he ran it for a while as a trailbike and started to build it back to a track bike. he ended up pickling the engine in the early seventies... still real clean(motor) and turns over no prob.

i ended up taking the project from him a couple of years ago. right now i am just mocking things up. need to build a seat, minor welds on the frame ( subframe,etc ,etc) paint, rims. the motor needs a going thru. we have to check the crank free play to see if it needs shimming. it is all there. can't wait. i remember yours when you seized it at gunstock ( correct me if i am wrong). real pretty bike. that was back in 2002.

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You should join the Parilla group on Yahoo, a terrific source of advice and spares, both not easy to come by for a Parilla.

Yes, my Parilla did seize at Gunstock when it was in it's 175 trim. That was the first Parilla Pete T. had done and he used Ducati tolerances for the Parilla which were a bit too tight, surprisingly. That and Roper had misunderstood instructions and was turning it to 9500. No biggie, we wanted to take it out to a 200 at that point anyways.

We sure did go through hell to get that one straightened out, literally. The frame was bent on top of all the other issues the bike had and I had to take it to one of those computer places to have it straightened out. BTW, stay away fom Paul Rostic, as he is the fellow who screwed me so royally on that bike. Nothing he said was true about it, it was a colossal piece of shit. He tried to blame everybody else, but as I went back to the "blame-ee's", they either hadn't dealt with him for it, or they just plain showed him to be a liar. There's been other problems with him in dealings, too. Watch out for him. All of the other Parilla guys are very good. BTW, Frank Smith has a nice GS175 on the road and knows his way around. He can help you.

When I left the Parilla line, they were working on having 250 rod kits made as the supply for them had dried up. Bob Coy has some Parilla stuff in his infamous barn, but getting him to part with anything is tough.

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i really am all set engine wise. the frame is totally weak looking... but i have no intentions of running the crap outta it. just want to build a piece for fun and to run a bit. i am a member of the parilla line. kinda scored a brake for free. so i will end up keepin the parilla hub sunce it is a hard to find item. after all it was a freebie from the father in law. not that i have any time to build another moto up. i am still tinkering with my cb on a daily basis.

thanks dude
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