1975 Ducati 750GT
I would like to offer my 1975 Ducati 750 for sale. This is my
first motorcycle, when I took it for its first test drive, I
almost dumped it, because I barely knew how to ride a motorcycle
at the time. I bought the motor cycle at Portland Cycles, in
Maine. They sold Ducati- Yamaha-Laverda-Norton, today it is a
Harley-Davidson dealership. I bought it in June 1975. Its hard
to believe that I was 25 years old when I bought the bike and
now I am 65. I also remember almost crashing it on the way home
from the dealership. It was a very near miss, but in the 40
years that followed, The bike has never been down, in an
accident or damaged in any way.
When I started the project, the motorcycle had about 35000 miles
on it, most of the mileage was accumulated in the 70.s and the
80's. My wife and I had many enjoyable trips to the White
Mountains of N.H. on the GT.
At the time the restoration began, I was just going to do some
cosmetic work on it. The paint was starting to fade a bit, the
dash was cracking and the chrome on the rims were bad, but after
thinking awhile I decided to make it a special GT .
My friend that did the work for me, he owned a small
Ducati-Moto Guzzi dealership , he also raced cars as well as
bikes. He did meticulous work, taking his time to do things
right. He When the project was almost finished, he was killed,
when his race car went off the track and crashed, in Fla. in
Nov. 2007. (gone but not forgotten) When I took my bike home
after his death, there were still a couple things left to be
finished. In the 40 years that I have owned the motorcycle I
have tried to take the best possible care of the motorcycle.
I've never gone more than 400 miles between oil changes, and
more often since the rebuild.
Selling my GT is not easy, but I don't ride it as often as I
once did. I took an early retirement a few years ago, due to an
eye injury. I only have vision in one eye now, so riding is not
as easy as it once was. I hope whomever buys it, appreciates and
enjoys it as much as I have and maybe will keep it for 40 years.
My friend did all the work, except for the machine work,
engine, paint and seat.
The engine was rebuilt by Bruce
Meyers of BCM Motorsports, Laconia N.H.
List of things done to this bike:
higher comp. pistons
36 mm Dellortos
custom alu. engine breather
tube (I have the original)
custom gold anodized bevel
gear gazer (I have the
valve covers (I have old ones)
dyna s electronic ignition
dyna coils & wires
Metmachex Engineering braced
aluminum swing arm with eccentric adjustment for the chain
(custom made in England)
Ohlin steering damper (15
powder coated frame
Marzocchi 41.7 mm fork with
adjustable rebound damping by way of a four position knob at
the base of the right fork leg. There is no adjustment for
compression damping. The left fork leg controls compression
damping and the right fork leg controls rebound damping.
This is the beauty of these forks, different oil viscosities
can be used in the individual legs, only oil levels and
spring need to be the same. The ducati 851 Strada of the
late 80's used this same fork.
custom made billet aluminum
top triple clamp
Telefix clip-on handle bars
Veglia gauges, mounted in a
replica GT dash with 2 indicator lights. One light is the
ignition "on" light and the other light indicates when the
directionals are flashing.
The front fender is from a mid
70's Motoguzzi 850 t, previously chrome plated.
The front fender stays are
custom made and powder coated light grey to match the lower
Handlebar switch gear is from
a 1995 Ducati monster.
Headlight unit is from a
Ducati Darmah, the shell has been powder coated with a new
chrome trim ring. (that ring cost me $151.37)
Akront aluminum rims; 18"-
3.00-40s-791 & 18" -2.15-40s-791
Stainless steel spokes
tires are Metzeler
140/70vb ME1 110/70vb ME 33 Laser
brakes are Brembo Goldline 4
piston calipers with full-floating rotors and ss brake lines
wiring is new with new fuse
box for modern blade style fuse.
Typanium voltage regulator,
Even with the new Darmah headlight unit I have never had a
problem keeping the battery charged.
Rear fender is a 750 Sport
replica (fiberglass). Since the Sport fender might tend to
flex and not be as rigid as a metal fender would, it was
reinforced. A short section of a metal fender was fitted to
the inside of the Sport fender then fiber glassed. It is in
effect, now a double fender. He did a beautiful job. If you
were not told it was a double fender, you probably wouldn't
know. The fender now is rock solid and gives a good
solid mount for the tail light assembly, inside of the Sport
fender was also painted when finished.
The tail light assembly has
never been repainted, but it still shines.
Paint is a Glasurit
54-Line product, the color is 'Claret Red Mica' with clear
coats and hand painted (off-white) pin-striping. The rear
fender has also been pinstriped but they can only be seen
when the seat is removed. Its a quality paint job.
the kick stand is from an
early 70's motoguzzi police bike. (powder coated light
grey). I couldn't use the original center stand because it
interfered with the new swing arm. It is 18" long, but tucks
in neatly when its up.
seat pan was stripped and
repainted, new foam pad, done in leather with the Ducati
logo. I use a little mink oil on it occasionally to keep it
silencers are Bub Conti
replicas, the new header pipes were coated on the inside
with a ceramic type material to limit the discoloration of
Westco sealed battery
magnetic dip stick
rear sets brackets are from a
1984 Motorguzzi 850 lemans.
rear sets were custom made by
Syd's Cycle. I had them nickel plated
750 SS kick start lever
extended clutch actuator arm
for easier clutch lever pull
Regina gold non o ring chain
38 t aluminum sprocket
s.s. engine fasteners
metal tank badges (I have the
original plastic ones)
the two small screws that hold
the ignition cover are titanium
tail light lens
rear brake shoes
quarter sport fairing that I
had originally intended to use (unpainted)
see through plastic carb.
scissor jack for servicing
old GT seat
I have very few of the original parts. After my friend died I
went to his shop to get my bike. I went through his shop with
his widow, but he had such a massive amount of parts that I
could on find the fenders and a few things.
Things to be fixed:
the wiring between the fuse
box and the front brake switch was never installed (just the
wires are needed)
the steering stop needs to be
fixed. Because of the new fork, the steering stops are not
compatible. I had some small extension caps made to fit
over the old stops, so as to increase their length, but they
are not long enough. longer ones are needed. it should not
cost too much to have some made. Presently the fork is not
allowed to touch the gas tank, because the limit- stops on
the steering damper will not allow the forks to turn enough
in either direction to allow it to come in contact with the
The directional signals don't
match. The rear are generic Japanese and the front are from
The sidewalls of the tires are
cracking a bit and probably should be replaced
there is no fuel line
connecting the fuel taps, so there is no way to access the
reserve feature of the gas tank.
This is such a fine motorcycle, it has about everything anyone
would want, wonderful suspension, fantastic brakes, beautiful
paint, and that one of a kind bevel drive engine. The bike
usually starts by the second kick. I only have to flip up the
choke lever on the front carb. to start it. The transmission
shifts smoothly and precisely, and is a joy to ride. Its a truly
These round case bevel drive Ducatis are getting more and more
scarce. Here is an opportunity to become the second owner to a
very special one. This is a nice one.
mileage 1629 (since engine rebuild)
I have the original owners manual, Haynes repair book, parts
catalog and the bike
now has a clear title & registration from Maine USA.
Asking $27,500 obo I will accept payment in the form of a
The photo taken with the blue car is from 1979.
The motorcycle is located near Kennebunkport, Maine
Shipping available through Bevel Heaven
anywhere in the lower 48 states for ~ $703
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