Hello I live out on the west coast of BC and have just purchased a blue, 1981, Ducati Pantah, with 31K kilometers on it. It seems pretty unmolested, has had a good quality, slightly darker than standard, respray, has a two into one fitted and has been converted to a 650, despite the 500 side panel decals. I have the original barrels and pistons; the bike sat in dry storage for 10 years and was never started. It joins a few other bikes in my workshop and marks a return to Ducati's for me. I bought a 500 Pantah in 1986 and sold it in 1990 when our son was born. So far I have dumped the oil and plan to replace the belts before installing a fresh battery and seeing if it will run. I am looking forward to gradually bringing it back to life and would like to draw on the expertise of the forum members to solve the inevitable speed bumps the recommissioning of a bike throws up. Any advice as I start on this project are gratefully received. Best wishes to all!