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My local friend Al from Jordan NY has been working on this project for 8 years and has just finished it.

He started with this '68 Wards Mojave (made in Italy by Benelli):

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In his own words,
"I fitted a '72 Triumph engine and added wheels and suspension from a Cagiva. That makes the bike 2/3 Italian 1/3 British. It is finally done and on the road (just in time for winter). It has 40 miles on it and I already have reworked several things and have a list with 5 or 6 more things to re-do. But it runs fine, handles well and when warm will start with one kick."

He did all of the work himself.

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I will share your comments with him.





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My local friend Al from Jordan NY has been working on this project for 8 years and has just finished it.

He started with this '68 Wards Mojave (made in Italy by Benelli):

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In his own words,
"I fitted a '72 Triumph engine and added wheels and suspension from a Cagiva. That makes the bike 2/3 Italian 1/3 British. It is finally done and on the road (just in time for winter). It has 40 miles on it and I already have reworked several things and have a list with 5 or 6 more things to re-do. But it runs fine, handles well and when warm will start with one kick."

He did all of the work himself.

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I will share your comments with him.





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Sure doesn't look like a Frankenbike to me. Bravo sir, Bravo!
 
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My local friend Al from Jordan NY has been working on this project for 8 years and has just finished it.

He started with this '68 Wards Mojave (made in Italy by Benelli):

View attachment 254314

In his own words,
"I fitted a '72 Triumph engine and added wheels and suspension from a Cagiva. That makes the bike 2/3 Italian 1/3 British. It is finally done and on the road (just in time for winter). It has 40 miles on it and I already have reworked several things and have a list with 5 or 6 more things to re-do. But it runs fine, handles well and when warm will start with one kick."

He did all of the work himself.

View attachment 254315

I will share your comments with him.





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Not a fan of a white seat and grips but it all goes together very nicely. WELL DONE.:)
 
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