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Challenger392
Challenger392 New Reader
4/15/18 8:48 a.m.

Just picked up this project, 1990 Ducati 750 Sport.  The Ducati that no-one wants.  It was essentially a parts bin bike when Ducati was struggling in the late 80's and early 90's.  Only 400 imported to the US, of 1300ish produced between 1989 and 1990 worldwide.  The book value is incredibly low for these, even though they are rare now.  A perfect example is still only worth about 3K I think.  This one was high-sided into a guardrail and has sat in a shed since 1999, untouched.  has a nasty tank dent, cracked fairings, busted mirror and blinkers, and smashed handlebar switches.  Otherwise it seems mechanically sound.  It was supposedly driven home after the crash.  My plan for this year is to get it into running driving shape and use it for the season.  Then possibly give it a more thorough restoration once I work out any mechanical bugs.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
4/15/18 9:26 a.m.

Looks good in the photo.  If the fairing is just cracked and no pieces are missing, rather than replacing it you may be able to get it repaired by someone who does plastic welding.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
4/15/18 9:43 a.m.

I have some paperwork around here somewhere from a company that makes epoxy designed for fairing repair, among other things. That part should be a fairly easy fix. Bike looks in pretty nice shape considering. I like it. - Yeah, I found it! Stuff seems very easy to work with as long as you can spread bondo.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Dork
4/15/18 9:43 a.m.

I like that. I want that.

Seriously, I look forward to updates.

 

 

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/15/18 9:53 a.m.

Yup, definitely liked and wanted by me. 

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
4/15/18 11:21 a.m.

Going to keep the bodywork or go naked?  Ducati's usually have such pretty frames...

Challenger392
Challenger392 New Reader
4/15/18 1:04 p.m.
Nick Comstock said:

Yup, definitely liked and wanted by me. 

I totally agree, they just get some internet hate for being from the "bad years".  I was at the local dealer recently and mentioned this bike.  The salesman literally said "that's not REALLY a Ducati".  I plan on keeping the fairings.  My local body guy is pretty handy with fiberglass so I may see what he can do for the fairing.  It looks better in this picture than it really is.  It was wet from trailering it home, so the pic makes it look extra shiny.

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
4/15/18 6:28 p.m.

Wierd thing about Duc people can be explained NOT by looking at this then the F1. F1s go for big money. Not a world of difference between them, but enough that one is highly desireable. Until the early 90s Ducs were just not a DD bike. Cool but not DD. My 916 and the monster has turned everything around and made Ducati what it is today. Just fix it and enjoy it and don't listen to anyone else.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UberDork
4/16/18 6:36 a.m.

Try selling an ST4....

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
4/16/18 7:58 a.m.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ needs one of these for his growing obscure bike collection.  wink

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
4/16/18 8:13 a.m.

I'm going to zip tie a tambourine to your car so you can enjoy the dry clutch sounds at all times haha

octavious
octavious Dork
4/16/18 9:20 a.m.

No the unwanted Ducs were the mid 2000s 750 and 800 Supersports.  That cyclops headlight turned a lot of people off.  

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/16/18 10:29 a.m.
pres589 said:

Going to keep the bodywork or go naked?  Ducati's usually have such pretty frames...

I was just thinking, "Take the plastic off, and see if it gets mistaken for a Monster."

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/16/18 10:33 p.m.

You have that confused with the 999, the Ducati no one wants.

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
4/17/18 9:42 a.m.

I thought the 999 was a good bike just much less nice to look at vs. the bikes it was intended to replace.  There's got to be some pretty framework going on with that bike as well.

Professor_Brap
Professor_Brap Reader
4/17/18 10:30 a.m.

I owned one of these a few years back, I really really liked it. 

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
4/17/18 10:26 p.m.

In reply to 44Dwarf :

I'd like an ST4

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltraDork
4/18/18 6:07 a.m.

In reply to Ian F :

You know, I was thinking about all the cool stuff I could do with an older Multistrada the other day, so you're not far off.

Cool bike, I'm interested in what you find when you start tearing into it and how well things have held up after sitting.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UberDork
4/18/18 11:57 a.m.

In reply to markwemple :

PM sent.

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
4/18/18 4:03 p.m.

How do I check PMs here? Or did you send something to my yahoo account?

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
4/18/18 4:08 p.m.

Feel free to e-mail me at markwemple at yahoo dot com.

markwemple
markwemple UberDork
4/19/18 10:35 a.m.

44dwarf, sent you a pm

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
4/19/18 11:55 a.m.
markwemple said:

How do I check PMs here? Or did you send something to my yahoo account?

PM's get sent as emails to whatever email account you registered with.

Challenger392
Challenger392 New Reader
4/20/18 9:53 a.m.

In reply to DaveEstey :

Something tells me you might not hear it over the mighty 318laugh

Challenger392
Challenger392 New Reader
4/20/18 9:56 a.m.

In reply to MadScientistMatt :

It really would look cool without fairings, but I'd like to save them none the less. 

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