1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale
This is one of the final full on, concourse level restorations
done while I was still the owner of Austin Vintage Cycles. I
intended to keep this one for my personal ride, but my interests
have shifted and it is now in need of a new caretaker. Maybe
someone will actually ride this bike as it was built with the
intentions of racking up miles.
This bike has an interesting back story.
We were contacted by a gentleman out of Tennessee several years
ago, who had owned this bike for many years. He and a friend
had raced it heavily under team name of Maximum Effort. The bike
has seen the banks of Daytona and many other tracks during its
heyday. Needless to say it was worn out, run hard and put up wet
to say the least. They had abandoned the original motor during
its day ( basically wore it out ? ) and installed a fully built
V2 motor from AU. The original motor was complete and in a box
when I purchased the bike.
It was pretty worn out, but complete and more or less one
piece. We decided it
would be best to fully rebuild, sort out & install the original
motor back into the chassis. The VeeTwo motor has been sold now.
Here is a list of everything done to the bike to get it to its
Replaced all bearings in top
and bottom end of motor.
New rod set with crank shimmed
to factory spec for end play
New pistons and rings ( sport
Cases carefully cleaned and
media blasted ( lightly to just clean and restore )
Oil return passages in
crankcase modified for better oil return to oil pump.
All polished aluminum parts
polished to perfection
Bored cylinders first over
Fresh valves and guides
Resurfaced rocker arms with
New camshafts from Mega Cycle
New gasket set and O rings
All motor bearings properly
shimmed to factory spec with special care given to bevel
tower gears , cams and rocker arms.
Valves carefully set / shimmed
to factory spec
Carbs cleaned and rebuilt with
proper jetting for TX ( 1000 ft above sea level )
Dyna ignition and coils.
New petcocks on gas tank
No expense spared and no
shortcuts taken on the motor build.
Stripped to bare metal, primed
and painted with single stage paint ( shim to factory Spec )
New swing arm bushings and
New steering stem bearings
Wheel sets cleaned , new wheel
bearings, stainless spokes, balanced and trued
New rim protectors, tubes and
All new cables
All chrome parts re-plated
with proper chrome plating done to show spec. This is good
, thick, proper chrome work done by a reputable shop in
Houston TX that we use with good results.
All rubber parts replaced with
Gauges rebuilt. Faces and
dials left original with original miles still showing. New
Switch gear replaced with 1973
type switch gear ( not the cheesy plastic stuff from 1974 )
Rear shocks are period correct
and not original pieces ( built to ride )
Rear fender is not OEM and is
Front forks rebuilt with
proper dimple finish paint on lower legs.
Bake master cylinder and
caliper rebuilt , with new pads.
Front rotor carefully cleaned
and inner portion painted.
Rear brake hub cleaned with
fresh shoes and rubber dampener in hub
Modern fuse box replaces the
problematic OEM junk fuse box ( once again, built to ride )
New wiring harness with proper
connections from headlight to tail light
All body work carefully
cleaned and painted. Rear fender is a re pop and not OEM
Seat cover and foam are new
and done to a high standard
New Conti pipes with proper
Euro tail light and plate
All fasteners , nuts and
bolts, cleaned and reused where possible.
Proper dimple finish paint on
lower fork legs and fork triple clamps. Another hard to
duplicate finish that was originally done from the factory.
Tanks and body parts carefully cleaned, primed and repainted
with clear coat applied over decals for longevity . We have
restored many Sports and came up with a color blend based on
matching an original paint Sport tank that was unmolested and un
faded from UV. This is always subjective as you can see Sports
with a variety of shade discrepancies. We believe we got it
right years ago and stuck with this formula for all restoration
and repainting of this hard to match color.
This Sport is basically a brand
new bike with only test miles . No piece was left untouched on
This is as nice a build as any bike that came out of this shop
and there have been many.
Frame and engine numbers
confirm this is from the last batch of 1974 production to
come from the factory.
Frame number 755810
Engine number 753491
This bike is located in Texas USA
Asking $49,500.00 USD, sold with Bill of Sale only
Contact Ford via eMail [email protected] or
by phone by calling 512 970 2667
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