750 Sport Riders and Owners

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750 Sport Riders and Owners

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I am awaiting delivery on a 1990 750 Sport, and I would like to learn what the known problems (eg Weber carburetion, 16 inch wheels) to which the pre-Super Sports are prone.

For instance, the 851-888 group at Yahoo!Groups was helpful in getting me to replace the notoriously leaky clutch slave cylinder on my 851.

Rumor has it that a few 750 Sport owners (present and past) are lurking here at DucatiPaso.org.

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weber carbs require a correct setup to run smoothly (and it's not so easy to do!) and the behave of the engine remain still harder than a mikuni carbed engine, but weber perform a bit more.
16" inches rims require tires hard to find and not so performing than newer 17" tires ( last production of a59 front tires is dated 2004; rear m59 are earlier)
The end, if you don't like do-it-yourself maintenance, vintage ducs are not fitted for you, but if you feel like loosing you time debugging troubleson your beloved wheeled girlfriend... :thumbup:
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ducapaso wrote:....the behave of the engine remain still harder than a mikuni carbed engine, but weber perform a bit more.
So do You think, that with Weber i can get more hps/torque, than with Mikunis :confused: Tell us more....
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Re: 750 Sport Riders and Owners

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Underblog wrote:
Rumor has it that a few 750 Sport owners (present and past) are lurking here at DucatiPaso.org.
Truth! I think, U are NOT first "lurker" here... :laugh:
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I just was told that switching to mikunis should have given me less power but an easier handling from the engine
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I dont belive to such stories, if there are not any evidences, like dyno runs, etc....

Surely 750 Supersport engine(with Mikunis) gives less power, cause those have totally different cams, but i think, Mikunis can handle better fuel, than Weber, what is designed for cars....
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smother riding for a sure!
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New 750 Sport Owner

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I just took delivery of a 1990 750 Sport, and I have several questions and observations about the bike .

1. I can unlock the seat, but I cannot lift it up to (presumably) get at the tool-box. Is there a trick to this? I am told the owner's manual is in there!
2. The clutch seems sticky; that is with the lever pulled in the bike will still lug around in gear. Adjustment needed, or will a sticky clutch basket do this?
3. Shifting is definitely notchy. From first back to neutral is well nigh impossible, and upshifts are about a 50-50 proposition. Is this a known defect or can I expect things to loosen up?
4. The bike came with Mikuni's installed. Are there any tuning/rebuilding tips?

I am sure there will be more questions, but I appreciate any response to the above.

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          Post by jcslocum »

          Eric,

          Your clutch and gear box/shifting issue will probably be fixed by a real good clutch bleeding. Thes clutches are a bitch to bleed right and a vacuum bleeder will be a big help.

          There may be some rust or corrosion on the plates so some riding may clean that up.
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          Re: 750 Sport Riders and Owners

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          Eric,

          check the P750 forum. You`ll find a thread with "downloads". In it you will find the workshop manual for the 750 Sport.

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          G

          I looked in the P750 forum and the newly reconstituted docs.ducatipaso.org folder and could not find the manual. Can you provide a link? I thank you in advance.

          BTW, took the 750 Sport to work and back. What a fun little bike! Less civilized than the 851 (harder to shift, Mikuni's sputter a little) but excellent when warm and at speed.
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          take note! we have a 750 Sport forum category now! :mrgreen:
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          the thread is on the first page of the P750 forum :D

          here the direct link:
          http://forums.ducatipaso.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1551

          (Mike, will the Sport section remain ? It existed already longer time ago and then was removed. For me that`s fine ... I`m just asking)

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          Re: 750 Sport Riders and Owners

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          yes the Sport section shall remain. I removed it so long ago because someone was trying to start up a Sport site and I did it as a courtesy to help them kickstart their page. I've not seen much activity outside of this group with respect to the 750 Sport, so we are going to adopt them back.
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          Re: 750 Sport Riders and Owners

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          G

          Thank you for the link. Found the manual links, opened up Windows on my Mac, and unzipped the files. Thank you much! I tried without success to check out the new 750 Sport Forum. I was told I did not have the correct permissions :cry:
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