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 Post subject: Odd notes on the 750 Sport
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:51 am 
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Location: SF Bay Area
model: 750 Sport
year: 1990
the '88 - '90 750 Sport was in many ways, an Odd Duck.
Here is a list of some of the odd things I have noted. Feel free to add your observations.

- It was the bridge between the F-1 series, and the SS series, and not really either one.
- It had a carburetor from a car.
- It was the last Ducati to have a Seat strap. (sport bike with a seat strap? Really?)
- It had a fuel pump, and a fuel petcock with reserve.
- The top of the fairing was copied from the F-1, but the bottom of the fairing was copied from the original 1972 Imola racer.
- 16" wheels were in fashion, for about a year, and the tire sizes never again used on a production bike.
- Real Naca vents in the lower faring.
- Two different ignition systems inside of 3 years, Marelli Digiplex(borrowed from a car), and Kokuson.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Sport, and never intend on selling it. Its unique, and really fun to ride. Just how it came to pass in these modern times is always a mystery, and bit of amusement.

Cheers,

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1990 750 Sport x2-Rosso Blanko (900ss copy) & Nuovo Nudo (Scrambler project)
1991 907 -mostly stock
2002 ST4s - Lots of mods.


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