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Author:  notned [ Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:38 am ]
Post subject:  New Member from New Zealand

Hi Guys,

My Name is Paul and I ( after a 12 year kid hiatus) am back on a bike! and now I have three.
I have a Ducati Paso 750 1987 model with Ohlins rear shock and reconditioned Marzocchi M1R front end
The thing with this bike, is that it has had a 2001 750 monster motor shoehorned into it.....bliss as it has Mikuni's and they make the bike run sweetly :) I got it with 2 new tryes and a recent new battery so it should be reliable for a while......... Only drawback is that the Monster motor only puts out 62HP in stock form, bit down on the Original Paso motor at 72! sigh.......I guess it makes up for reliability and that I cannot go too fast and kill myself....lol
Also have a Cagiva Alazzurra 650 which I bought off a mate who raced it, I am currently getting it back to original condition with all original body work Air intake and silencers, once complete and rideable I intend to ride it and get the feel of it before stripping it down again and racing it myself.
Also am restoring a 1982 Suzuki RM125 which is coming along nicely :)

Had plenty of bikes in the past,1973 Triumph 750 Bonneville, Ducati GTL500, 750 Sport, Mountaineer, Montessa Cota 247, DKW175, Zundapp 50, and spent 10 years doing up a 1941 741B 500cc Indian, which when finished was a thing of Beauty! had a few Japanese bikes too, but not a big fan.

anyway enough about me, I stumbled across this site whilst on Ducpower.com and have enjoyed reading thru the posts and enjoy tongue in cheek humour :)

So another Paso to the fold!

Cheers
Paul

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Author:  paso750 [ Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Member from New Zealand

Hello Paul

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Only drawback is that the Monster motor only puts out 62HP in stock form, bit down on the Original Paso motor at 72! sigh

That`s not a drawback. The Paso engine does not have 72hp. At the crank maybe but if you see a dyno chart it`s not more than 64hp at the rear wheel. The use of higher compression pistons and a Weber didn`t give it 10hp more ;)

What size front tire is that ?

G.

Author:  Fraser [ Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:59 pm ]
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Hi Paul,

Where about in NZ are you? Was the Paso recently (in the last few months) on TradeMe, as I seem to remember one that struggled to get $4K?
Cheers,

Fraser.

Author:  Mc tool [ Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:12 pm ]
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Hi Paul ( good Kiwi name that )Where abouts in NZ , unless its Auckland , in which case your better off sayin' nothing :D . We are a good bunch here , fairly stereotypical of our geographic locations :P , with a wide range of mechanical skills and experience ....... all the way from Guru to penis fingers. I don't think we are a purist bunch in that most of us have made sensible modifications to our Paso's .
Hamish

Author:  notned [ Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Member from New Zealand

Hi Guys and thanks for the welcome :)
I am in CHCH
Interesting about the Hp figures....Falloons Ducati Catalogue is where I got the figures from.
Hi Fraser, Yes it was on Trademe, I rode it back from Oamaru where it was from. I paid 3K with new front tyre thrown in :)

16 inch front wheel with soon to go on brand new 130/60ZR16 ( Shinko)

Hamish, where are you based?

Was at the Sound of Thunder last weekend, for the John Britten tribute and had the only Paso there!

Author:  paso750 [ Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Member from New Zealand

this is a chart of a 907ie. I have another from a 750S with Dell orto conversion and it shows 64hp and one of a P750 with Mikuni conversion showing 61.5hp.

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Author:  Mc tool [ Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:14 pm ]
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Hi Paul ...... oh cool , another MAINLANDER , Yay! . I know of at least one other Paso in Chch , shouldn't be to hard to spot him ..... his sprocket bolts have probly worked loose again by now :D .Im from Invercargill , and I think the (Kiwi) rest are on the wrong side of the ditch. :)

Author:  Pablo The Squirrel [ Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:57 pm ]
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Wellington Here

Author:  amphilex [ Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:43 am ]
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I'm in Blenheim, that's the mainland last I checked.....

Author:  fasterdammit [ Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:41 pm ]
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Welcome, Paul!

Cool to see a Monster block wedged into the Paso's square frame rails (I've an M750, as well as a P750). I also dig the IMO Renzo sticker ... while I'm not usually a fan of extra stickers, I think that one's a fine touch. :thumbup: :beer:

Author:  The Paua Poacher [ Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:55 am ]
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Auckland but lived in Chch (auto spell comes up Chechnya haha) when young

It's raining at the moment just in case you are wondering

Author:  icekube1 [ Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:52 pm ]
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Mc tool wrote:
Hi Paul ...... oh cool , another MAINLANDER , Yay! . I know of at least one other Paso in Chch , shouldn't be to hard to spot him ..... his sprocket bolts have probly worked loose again by now :D .Im from Invercargill , and I think the (Kiwi) rest are on the wrong side of the ditch. :)


Ahhh, Invercargill. How I miss it (truly). I can just picture taking the 907 on day rides up to Manapouri via Clifden and Blackmount. Or a quick hammer over the Winton-Mataura Road. Perfect. Hopefully they're still as cop free as they used to be.

Sigh.

And to the OP... congratulations on your purchase. Plenty of good riding in your neck of the woods too.

Author:  Mc tool [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:41 am ]
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icekube1 wrote:
Mc tool wrote:
Hi Paul ...... oh cool , another MAINLANDER , Yay! . I know of at least one other Paso in Chch , shouldn't be to hard to spot him ..... his sprocket bolts have probly worked loose again by now :D .Im from Invercargill , and I think the (Kiwi) rest are on the wrong side of the ditch. :)


Ahhh, Invercargill. How I miss it (truly). I can just picture taking the 907 on day rides up to Manapouri via Clifden and Blackmount. Or a quick hammer over the Winton-Mataura Road. Perfect. Hopefully they're still as cop free as they used to be.

Sigh.

.

Holy favourite scratch roads batman , I sure am pleased I'm not a nail :lol:

Author:  higgy [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:22 am ]
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Quote:
I sure am pleased I'm not a nail :lol:



seem fairly well hammered to me Mctool :beer:

Author:  Fraser [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:35 pm ]
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Nice come-back Higgy.

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