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 Post subject: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:02 am 
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Location: UK
model: 750 Sport
year: 1990
I've joined up here as I've just acquired this for saving


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Obviously I've ignored the advice of not buying anything that already dismantled and it was worse than it looks here as it also came with a dismantled Monster 750 and everything was just in one big heap :cry:

Although this is my first Ducati restoration, I've have done others, but mainly 70's/80's Jap two strokes.


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Location: Bolivar, Ohio USA
model: 750 Paso
year: 1988
That's ambitious!! But a nice save. I'm sure you'll turn up some help here.


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:26 am 
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That's pretty awesome mate good luck sorting through it all , definitely keep you busy for a while


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:06 am 
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Location: Wollongong,Australia
model: 750 Sport
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It's good to see another Sport being saved from the scrap heap. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Nice find and 8 years waiting for a rebuild ?

At least the frame and engine have been started which is always a nice way to start.

Good Luck and keep us informed.

It may take a while for some of your questions to be answered but remember there is a vast vault in our search button.

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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:01 am 
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1990
englishstiv wrote:
Nice find and 8 years waiting for a rebuild ?

At least the frame and engine have been started which is always a nice way to start.

Good Luck and keep us informed.

It may take a while for some of your questions to be answered but remember there is a vast vault in our search button.


Thanks guys, I've already found some really useful information here.

It looks like the bike stood outside for most of the eight years it was off the road as the corrosion is monumental on some of the parts.
The pervious owner made a start and rebuilt the bottom end of the engine, but then left it open as he got sick, so it looks like I'll be starting again.

The silencers are beyond saving, but I've got some early 900SS ones that might have to do for now.
Got a rear mudguard at Stafford show, that is much better then mine and uncut.
The bodywork has already gone off for painting, but won't be back until February, so I've got time to sort the rest of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:20 am 
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Nice project. Mine was not dismantled when I got it, but it might as well have been.
If the motor is too much a pain in the ass, you can simply go with a later 900SS motor and swingarm. Gives you a 6 speed tranny and a newer clutch slave cylinder. Bolts right in. Probably pick one up for a reasonable price. The added bonus is there are a bunch more engine hop up parts available.

Heck, just pick up a used 900ss that runs good and put the wheels and forks on the Sport. Sell the rest of the parts to fund the project.
Here's a write up from 12 years ago on a 750 Sport with a 900ss transplant.
http://www.loudbike.com/2005/02/fits.html
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/539990-post64.html

Always the choice with a basket case. Return to stock, or go hot rod? So many choices from where you are starting.

Cheers, Phil

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:06 am 
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ducinthebay wrote:
Nice project. Mine was not dismantled when I got it, but it might as well have been.
If the motor is too much a pain in the ass, you can simply go with a later 900SS motor and swingarm. Gives you a 6 speed tranny and a newer clutch slave cylinder. Bolts right in. Probably pick one up for a reasonable price. The added bonus is there are a bunch more engine hop up parts available.

Heck, just pick up a used 900ss that runs good and put the wheels and forks on the Sport. Sell the rest of the parts to fund the project.
Here's a write up from 12 years ago on a 750 Sport with a 900ss transplant.
http://www.loudbike.com/2005/02/fits.html
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/539990-post64.html

Always the choice with a basket case. Return to stock, or go hot rod? So many choices from where you are starting.

Cheers, Phil


Phil, Thanks so much for the links and wow what a cool bike.
I was fully committed to a stock build, right up to the point I saw your post and then got lost in your excellent blog pages.
Oh god, what to do now!!
The virtual non availability of tyres for the 750 Sport's crazy 16" wheels has almost sealed it I think

I've PM'd you a question.


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am 
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The virtual non availability of tyres for the 750 Sport's crazy 16" wheels has almost sealed it I think

where's the problem?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shinko-SR880- ... Swz71ZVA3S


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:03 pm 
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model: 907 I.E.
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I would love to put my hands on that... Nice project!

The 16" tyres are not an issue, Shinko or Goldentyre offer them and I am told they are much better than the old Michelins.


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 Post subject: Re: Saving a 750 Sport
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:54 pm 
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model: 750 Sport
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paso750 wrote:
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The virtual non availability of tyres for the 750 Sport's crazy 16" wheels has almost sealed it I think

where's the problem?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shinko-SR880- ... Swz71ZVA3S


Umm, not sure how I missed this, so clearly no problem!!.
Thanks very much :thumbup:


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