Motorcycle Mojo – September 2019

(C. Jardin) #1

really nice part of his Ducati Scrambler

project was an existing orange,


that obviously wasn’t stock. While he’s

something of a purist when it comes

to putting something back together as

close as possible to the way it left the

factory, Tayler isn’t averse to changing

a paint colour – but the orange didn’t

work for him. He also likes to polish

most aluminum pieces until they gleam.

With the Ducati apart, Tayler

discovered the frame was bent slightly.

So, he delivered the chassis to Greg


the tubes straightened. That motorcycle

shop is one of Calgary’s longest-lived



motorcycles while servicing other

brands. Now, he focuses on the off-road

market, but continues to offer his

repair and welding services to the local

motorcycle community.

Definitive Parts Source

During Tayler’s search for parts, he

found Henry Hogben of Ducati Singles


an expert on Ducati singles.

“I sent a very long list of parts I’d

need to Henry,” Tayler says. “Henry

was like a walking encyclopedia about

the Ducati. He gave me a lot of info and

sold me a lot of parts.”

Hogben was something of a legend

among Ducati owners, having built and

tuned several single-cylinder machines

that have won races, including a 250

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