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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:33 pm
by Mc tool
Make sure the brake pads are not juggling about in the caliper, my R80 had a clunk over sharp bumps and it was the pads . Put a finger on the brake lever and see if the noise goes away :)
Could also be the forks topping out (R80 did that too )

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:44 pm
by Andrew2
Thanks,
I tried that by riding with the brakes slightly on and it still did it.

I considered the forks topping out but it's doing it on much smaller bumps than those that would top the forks out. The fork tubes are pitted and I cleaned them up with some wet and dry until I can get them rechromed and expected them to leak badly but they're hardly weeping at all so I'm wondering if there's very little oil in them. Saying that though, they aren't pogoing like you would expect from forks with no damping. Maybe it's just a noisy front end :lol: . I'ts not stopping me riding it. It's just like that annoying rattle in your car that you have to find :lol: :lol: .

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:45 am
by *MB
Hi Andrew,

Try removing the front guard (fender) and ride over an area where you typically get the dreaded clunking noise. I experienced a similar clunking noise when hitting the occasional bumps... I found the front guard flexes easily and judging from wear marks hits at the lower aspect on the each fork leg. Note I achieved similar quietening results if I added a thin rubber pad between the guard and the fork leg.

Cheers,

Marc

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:59 am
by Andrew2
Thanks Marc, appreciate that.

I'll have a look this week as we're expecting a bit of rain so I should have some quality shed time :thumbup: .

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:54 am
by Andrew2
I haven't done a lot to the Sport lately but I did add some new mirrors. I did want to replace the Napolean mirror with another new pair but at $90 each it seemed a bit expensive for now.
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We have had a lot of rain lately and I can't get the bike out of the garage so as yet they are untested. You can see how wet the back yard is in this photo.
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:50 am
by HIGHWAY89
The mirrors look good and should be a pretty stable view I guess, I'm not sure if the original setup mirrors are vibratey or not as not really having that experience yet, looks like you won't need to water ya lawn for a while, the bikes looking sweet.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:57 pm
by Andrew2
I didn't get the original mirrors with the bike. I'm not even sure what they look like but these will have to do for now. How's your bike coming along?.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:15 am
by HIGHWAY89
Cheers Andrew, I got the 89 back and all sing and dance no problems mechanically, sadly mum slipped away a few days ago so nothing's happening on the bike for a little while.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:56 am
by Andrew2
Mate, I'm really sorry to hear that sad news. Condolences from my family and I.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:00 pm
by HIGHWAY89
Thanks mate, mum was a rider back in her early years so I'm sure she'll be ok if I get back to the ducati in a couple of weeks, cheers Andrew.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:40 am
by Andrew2
I'm sure she would want that.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:24 am
by HIGHWAY89
Going to start preparing myshed to paint her soon, bit of a hiatus on that one but keen to start again

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:30 am
by Andrew2
Good to hear.

How are you travelling mate?.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:15 am
by HIGHWAY89
Yeah good now mate, been a tough couple years but I'm no orphan there.Im in my shed now working on how to get into this painting, preferably I'd do it in summer but it's gone on too long and now I'm expecting to be called in for 2 x shoulder surgery! Delayed by covid and hospital overloaded stuff. I'd like to do it before the surgery plus I'm in the process of purchasing my new toy which I don't want extra dust and overspray on .And this one won't fit in the loungeroom waha.

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:05 am
by HIGHWAY89
I know we should stick with the subject , ducatis , but can't help myself , so I'll post a pic
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