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1974 Ducati 750 GT  ~  SOLD  ~
posted 9/25/2013  -  sold 3/16/2014
IMG_8531 IMG_8532 1974 750 GT

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I've always wanted one of these, (I am a confirmed and unrepentant right side shift guy) and finally got one. I've had the motorcycle about two years and found it had a few problems, mostly smoking from the front cylinder and I didn't feel like carrying around extra spark plugs as a guaranteed necessity, although it's always good to have them as a back up.

The bike now has a very professional "stock" burgundy and black paint job, new metal tank badges and new perfect reproduction side cover badges. The striping is all done by hand and is an off white toward ivory, per original. All the dimensions for paint locations are as per noted expert, bevel barbarian and well known belt buckle maker.

This is a 3rd production series 1974 model titled as a 1975. 23,197  miles. All the top end work was done by Hanson Racing Technology in Chico California.

Engine:

  • All new matching guides (they were all different before)

  • Proper valve job, all ports and manifolds matched (they weren't even close)

  • New liners (the standard bore pistons were fine)

  • New stainless oil filter (much finer mesh with internal magnet) and magnetic dipstick

  • Rockers shimmed without springs (quieter)

  • Rockers properly centered on valves, slightly off center

  • All top end bevel shimming exactly correct

  • Cylinders trimmed so the squish band is the same on both cylinders

  • Custom off set keys for the cams 8 and 10 degrees

  • Intake stubs were welded where cracked. The rear is now slightly rotated so the adjustment screw is not behind a frame member

  • This is an unusually quiet motor

Carburetors:

  • New slides, just completely gone through by David Harris at Zen motorcycles and all jetting has been corrected. The accelerator pumps are off line. The bikes run better without them unless you are ham fisted with the throttle. It runs really well!

Chassis:

  • New Works Performance springs and Race Tech Gold Valve emulators in the front forks. These modifications transform the forks!

  • Recovered seat (Phil from Road and Race in Australia's cover)

  • New rebuilt dash from Bevel Rubber. Everything is new including the dash lights. Note: it has the correct 5 light dash for this model which includes a neutral light; however no round case motor has a neutral switch. 860 parts can correct this if you like

  • Borrani alloy rims, steel Raedelli rims were considered stock

  • New engine sprocket, rear wheel sprocket and Regina chain

  • New rear wheel bearings

  • Koni 13" # 7610-1418 rear shocks. 13" shocks are considered to improve handling and the rebuildable Konis are better than the stock Marzocchis

  • New tachometer cable

  • New gasket lining for side covers, new side cover grommets

Electrical:

  • New 916 Corsa alternator (180 watts) and a new two wire voltage regulator

  • New Sachse ignition with new Dyna coils

  • New Battery

  • Cibie H4 Concave Lens head light

  • No turn signals, and the wiring for the left switches is not run through the new handlebars. The left side CEV switch is present. The right side has a replacement dual cable throttle and no switches. The turn signal wiring is present in the headlight shell along with the relays.

  • Uprated blade type fuse block

  • New Voxbell horn (Loud!)

Exhaust:

  • Good Conti mufflers with no rash. There are a couple of small dents.

  • Exhaust headers just replated by Walker's Custom Chrome in Shasta Lake. The Ferrari restoration guys around here all use Walker. Contis are not considered stock on this model and are quite desirable.

It's been suggested I reroute the clutch cable, which will be done, even though it functions fine as is.

While the bike does not have certain original pieces making it more suitable for a museum/investment vehicle, the very sensible upgrades to the electrics and the suspension make it an excellent rider. The deviations from stock are subtle, yet serious upgrades.

More pictures available on request. Reluctant sale. Any questions, please ask If you want to know more about the level that I approach details, please look at this article I wrote in 1998: http://www.vintagenet.us/phantom/wsc.html

The motorcycle has a clear California title and is currently non-op. That may change soon. You can probably find a less expensive GT but it won't be as good as this one. The above upgrades to the suspension and electrical system are significant improvements, not to mention the gorgeous paint. A great deal of detailed and meticulous assembly went in to the top end. This is a very good motorcycle.

Bike is located in the San Francisco area of California.

  Asking $24K    SOLD   SOLD  SOLD 

 

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