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by baddean
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: 73 Sport Numbers Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 15676

Gum, According the 750 bible by Ian Falloon the early production 750S numbers fell in the 750900-751700 range (1972). The 1973 production engine numbers were in the 752800-754100 with the frame numbers in approximately the 752800-754000 range. He says these numbers are approximate. Yours appears to ...
by baddean
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Conti question
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

Hey Martin, The very early production 750GT had Contis with a slight taper to them but still had a cone that faced in. In 1975 the 860s and others used a Lafranconi that had a cone that faced out but they were seamed silencers and looked nothing like a Conti. The Darmahs from 1979 and up used a Sile...
by baddean
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Rear Shocks
Replies: 53
Views: 53321

I like when a question like the shocks comes up because it makes us dig for info. FWIW I haven't been able to find and actual photo of a 750S with those shocks on it (except yours) but, the Marzocchi plant was on strike sometime in 73-74 and Ducati had some difficulty sourcing shocks and forks from ...
by baddean
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Rear Shocks
Replies: 53
Views: 53321

Hey Gum, I'll be the first to go out on the limb. Here in the states a perfect ( or near perfect) example should/could fetch $25,000-$35,000 or more depending on who gets into a pissing match over it. With the economy the way it is the prices here have dropped a little bit in the past few months. If...
by baddean
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Rear Shocks
Replies: 53
Views: 53321

Hey Gum, That photo is better. The giveaway is at the bottom of the shock. There are three "bumps" in a triangular pattern around the shock at the bottom with a wire snap ring. These are the same shocks that came on my 73 750GT. I don't think there is any reason behind some parts on some bikes and n...
by baddean
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Rear Shocks
Replies: 53
Views: 53321

It's a shame the picture isn't closer.
Those look like the shocks that came on my 73 750GT.
I have to look away now because I'm drooling on my keyboard :lol:
Dean
by baddean
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: boranni rims
Replies: 14
Views: 6807

Hey Steve,
A 4777 18in front Borrani rim (yes, just the rim) advertized as never mounted and still in the paper wrapper sold last week on E-Bay for $3600 US. :shock:
A friend of mine has one of these on the front of his late 74 750gt that was installed by the previous owner.
Dean
by baddean
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: Correct battery for 1974GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

nottonight68 wrote:never ever ever use a cheap battery-you will regret it-they cause all types of problems
He's right! Vibration and marginal charging will quickly kill the cheap ones.
Dean
by baddean
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Roundcase Engines > 750 GT, 750 Sport & 750 Super Sport
Topic: Correct battery for 1974GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Hey Stephen, Brand originality is probably only important depending on what you are planning to do with the bike. (concours showing etc) Kick start only models had a Yuasa 12H12A-4A. If you have an electric start you would need a Yuasa B68-12V 32Ah. Hope this helps, Dean (Info sourced from Iam Fallo...
by baddean
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: phb 36 a???
Replies: 8
Views: 4609

Hey Mizike77, That size carb would most likely have been on a 900-1000cc bike. The late 80s early 90s Moto Guzzi 1000s, Lemans, Strada, and SPIII had 36mm DellOrtos. The big valve 1000s used 40mm carbs. Some of the big bore Bevels, 900cc and up, would have used a 36-40mm in race trim. Hope this help...
by baddean
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: '73 750GT New pics
Replies: 10
Views: 6117

Jordon, It's hard to pick a favorite because most of what I find to be his most interesting writings or quotes were made in interviews and newspaper or magazine articles. If I picked, though, it would be "Hells Angles" and "Generation of Swine" "In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile a...
by baddean
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Engine lubrication modification
Replies: 8
Views: 5078

Hey All, A dear friend of mine who was an incredible machinist (he is missed by many of us in the area) past away last year and left another friend and me several of his bikes. I got a 900SS and the other fellow got his bevels. Two 1974 750GTs both bored to 860. I'm getting to the subject here!! On ...
by baddean
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 16" Wheel n Tire Hell
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Hey Momma,
The spokes are easy.
Go here http://www.buchananspokes.com/
The tires might take some effort to find. Maybe Steve has some ideas.
Dean
by baddean
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 750 GT charge rate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3283

Hi Rick, It's an easy fix. I have been running the Road and Race rotor in my bike for a while now with no issues at all. I am using the stock stator and regulator with the new rotor. You could spring for the whole kit but installing just the rotor works fine as long as the other components are in go...
by baddean
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Can anyone identify this pipe?
Replies: 1
Views: 2259

Hi Mizike,
Could be a BUB exhaust. Bub was started in 1978 and catered to twins at the time. Many of their exhausts were one unit like your's meaning there was not a separate muffler.
Dean
PS, see if you can get Steve to move this to the Restoration or FAQ section for better response.

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