07-09-2007, 12:18 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ellisville, MS
1990 750 Sport NEAR SHOWROOM CONDITION
Selling my baby. I have her on Ebay at the link below.
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You are looking at one of only 400 every imported into the USA 1990 750 Sport (reference Ian Faloons guide 2 valve Ducati restoration). Newer Ducati's have been butchered by Pierre Terblanche but not with this vintage classic. This bike is very similar to the Ducati 750 F1. In fact, it shares many parts with the F1 such as the PASO engine in a modified 750 F1 steel trellis frame with a Verlicchi aluminum swingarm. The Sport was the last of the "old world" styling that anyone familiar with classic Ducati motorcycles easily recognizes. The engine has a 10:1 compression ration which puts out 72 rear wheel horsepower. That's 8 more than the modern Ducati 750 Supersport fuel injected motor! Mine is running approximately 80 rear wheel horsepower with the Dellorto PHF 36 racing carbs and Supertrapp slip ons. I have over $10,000 invested in this bike, however I have the reserve set at a modest $3,500.
Now for a little history on this bike. I bought it over a year ago from Rome, GA (fitting for an Italian bike!). I am the forth owner. I have a clear title in my name, no lien. It is a normal title not salvage, etc. The previous owner's kept the bike in great condition. There were a flew blemishes on the fairings due to past tip overs but no serious rash (frame, forks and wheels are straight). The engine ran great, didn't smoke, there were no leaks and it had plenty of power. I took the bike as a project to see how close to perfect I could possibly get. When I bought the bike, I would rate it 7 out of 10. After my restoration, I would rate it 9.5 out of a possible 10. The bike runs perfect and is in near showroom condition. This bike is rare and is perfect for a collector or as a daily runner.
The first thing I did was to pull the engine and have it painted a semi gloss black with high temp paint. I took the frame and had it sand blasted, primed and painted white (originally red). I removed the Verlicchi swingarm and polished it along with the clutch cover, forks, brake resevoir, belt covers and triple fork clamp. Approximately 50 hours of labor went into sanding and polishing (I will never do that again). The motor was running perfect with no smoke and no leaks so I limited engine work to installing Martin Brickwood Performance valve retainers (virtually eliminates valve inspections), valve stem gaskets, new Bucci belts along with new filter and Mobil 1 4T fully synthetic racing oil. I set the valve clearance to perfect valve spec's. While I was at it, I put a new Barnett clutch and completely rebuilt the Dellorto PHF36 carbs along with new exhaust gaskets on the headers. I also repainted the exhaust headers with high temp flat black paint. I could go on for hours of the detail and attention I have given this bike, however I think it may be easier to just make a list.
-I have brand new Michelin front A59 and rear M59 tires on (less than 200 miles). I will also throw in two brand new M59 tires with zero miles on them. $500
-New Supertrapp exhaust slip ons $500
-New Galfer stainless steel brake and clutch lines with anodized banjo bolts. Completely rebuilt all master cylinders with fresh high performance brake fluid. $350
-Complete rebuild of rear and front Brembo brake calipers with OEM seals and gaskets. $100
-Complete overhaul of all fairings and tank. Took body panels and tank to a professional paint and body shop to perfectly match the paint to original. Also, chemically removed rust from tank (there wasn't much and had it treated. $1000
-New rear brake pressure switch. $30
-Rebuilt Marzocchi shock. Shipped to Traxxion Dynamics $200.
-K&N crankcase breather. $15
-MBP valve retainers, new valve stem gaskets. $300
-New Bucci cam belts. $50
-Completely rebuilt Dellorto Carbs with new gaskets, rubber and seals. Had carb's professional tuned and matched to Supertrapp exhaust. $300
-New Malossi air filters. $100 (believe it or not they are hard to find and expen$ive).
-New Battery $75
-New regulator / rectifier $150 (I thought mine was bad until I installed the new one and found a bad connection so I have the original as well).
-Bar end mirrors $75
-Braided oil cooler sleves (just for looks)
-New fuel filter, new fuel lines throughout bike with quick connect fittings $150 (the quick connect fittings are expen$ive).
-New frame plugs. $10
-New Barnett clutch. $150
-New Champion plugs. $5
-New brake pads. $50 (less than 200 miles on them)
-Stainless steel fastner bolts. Also replaced caliper bolts and swingarm nuts but they aren't stainless. $50
This bike will be a great investment as the value will continue to rise. I had the bike professional appraised at $5,500. I've set the reserve at $3,500 so anything over that will sell. Basically, I have taken the time and money to completely restore this bike in near showroom condition and you can own it at a fraction of the cost. For better photos go to this link:
Now my rules for bidding are NO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS. A nonrefundable deposit of %10 of the winning bid must be immediately paid by paypal with the rest due within 7 days. Only nationally recognized bank checks will be accepted. The check must clear my bank before I release possession of the bike. If you are from out of state, I can recommend a resonable shipping company. If you have less than 5 feedback, DON'T BID. If you want to speak with me in person you may reach me at (601)319-2675, Davy Keith.
90 750 Sport