750 Sport restoration project

discussion about the 750 Sport and '89/'90 900SS, which share many mechanicals with the Paso series
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
Location: Wollongong,Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Wow, how nice is that!. That looks amazing :thumbup: .

Forgive my ignorance I'm not a car buff but what is it :dunno: :lol:
HIGHWAY89
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
Location: Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Hey Andrew, it's a factory built copy of the 1965 Carol Shelby AC Cobra, it's a Backdraft Racing Cobra built around 2014 I think but is new never registered, fibreglass body, there's been many kit cars copying the AC ever since it's design, not many factory built replicas, a present to myself after nearly 40 years of my trade waha. Hope alls good over there and your bikes all sorted, atleast covid seems to be dying out.
Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

That's awesome and well deserved. Are you going to register it.

Things have settled down for the moment. With a bit of luck I'll be able to get over to Perth to visit my young fella now. I'm going to the superbikes then Tassie in November and was going to sneak in a ride to WA in between now and then but thinking winter in WA and south might be a bit cold?.
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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A friend is the Australian distributor for these cars and we have a specific list of small items to engineer/ pass liscenceing, the plan is to liscence for this coming summer. It is definitely starting to get colder over here now mate but a road trip on a bike all that way would be pretty bloody awesome I wreckon, good luck I hope that works out for you.
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Mate if you do get over here you're more than welcome to drop in and have a beer or coffee and a face to face catch up for sure. What bike would you do that trip on mate?
Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Cheers, that would be cool.

I would probably be on a DR650. I'd be hitting a fair chunk of dirt roads on the way over and back plus a bit of a look around while I was there.
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

That sounds like one he'll of a journey mate , I may have been able to do that 20 years ago wow bloody awesome time by the sound of it 👍
Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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I hope so but at the moment I can barely put one foot in front of the other....bloody Covid :-( :lol:
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Sounds like covid got you pretty good,guessing you will be back up and running now mate, my bike has stalled again as I have right shoulder surgery tomorrow arrgghhh, can't win a trick lately, left shoulder surgery when this one's healed a bit so some months off any type of work , hows your 750 going, and hopefully your road trip is on track
Andrew2
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Everything has come to a grinding stop at the moment. Sleeping 12 plus hours a day. Things will turn around soon enough though.

Good luck with that shoulder surgery mate. You'll be as god as new in no time.
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Hi Andrew, just looking through your thread on the 750 and remembered you were coming over to wa, mate pm me if you end up in Northern suburbs Perth and get the chance to swing by, hows the mirrors on the 750 ?I deleted the original mirror location holes on mine, so I'll be looking at similar/maybe same as yours. I had that style on my s3 guzzi and they were great.
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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I actually have a really nice set of original mirrors which I may use , I can easily relocate them. Tbh I want to see how it looks which I suspect will be better but I'm pretty sure they'll work better on the bars.
HIGHWAY89
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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I even have a nice set of the next gen 900ss mirrors which I think I've seen on these bikes but located lower and look nice so I want to start from scratch.
Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Hi,
I've been busy riding a lot lately and haven't had the 750 out for a while. I just got back from riding around Tassie then spent another 8 days riding off road in the Victorian High Country.
I found the bar ends that I put on to be average but worked ok. They were only cheap. I would like to put some Napolean bar ends on.

At this stage it's not looking good getting to WA. The young fella looks like come back east just after Chrissie. He's just bought his first road bike, an MT07. I can't wait to go riding with him.

How's the shoulder going after the operation?.
HIGHWAY89
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Posts: 625
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:35 am
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year: 1989
Location: Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

All sounds good mate , The Napoleon mirror is a real classic style and should work well. Glad to hear you're getting lots of rides in. The right shoulder is coming good and left due in the next few weeks.
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