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    Video: Gorgeous restored '74 Ducati 750 Sport ridden hard!

    I just finished up this short video of my friend's '74 Ducati 750 Sport he just had restored. Got some nice shots of him putting it through it's paces a little bit. It was really fun to make, let me know what you guys think!


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    Awesome footage and editing. I feel like this could be filmed the year the bike was released mid '70s (minus a few technicalities). I love it. Thank your friend for serving

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    Beautiful bike and very well put together video. Really enjoyed this, thanks.
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    Thanks guys. Getting to ride this bike really made me appreciate not only the classics but how far technology has come!

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    You are incredibly talented. Great video and great bike.


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    My first Ducati ride was a GT 750 and I hear you about right foot reverse pattern gear changes!

    Occasioned quite a few up shifts when rear braking was called for.

    The bike that I was on had (what I believed to be) a rare electric starter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wilson View Post
    My first Ducati ride was a GT 750 and I hear you about right foot reverse pattern gear changes!

    Occasioned quite a few up shifts when rear braking was called for.

    The bike that I was on had (what I believed to be) a rare electric starter too.
    I was more worried about the opposite, meaning to get a downshift but instead stabbing the rear brake and locking it up. Super fun experience though despite being a bit nerve wracking!

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    Couple thoughts:

    1.) MCPO, nice.
    2.) Nice video. Not just the quality, but the actual production and content too.
    3.) It was cool to be able to see in the video how floppy and flexible that whole bike was. You can actually see the forks flexing, and he's not even pushing it really.
    4.) He's selling it? Seems odd, but then I've never been the type to sink a bunch of money into a project, then immediately get rid of it. I guess he's probably making money since he probably got the bike for next to nothing, but at least it sounds like it's going to a good cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmutza View Post
    I was more worried about the opposite, meaning to get a downshift but instead stabbing the rear brake and locking it up. Super fun experience though despite being a bit nerve wracking!
    Nah! The old GT had the single disc, Scarab calliper front brake backed up by a rear drum that was tasked with politely 'asking' the rear tyre is slow down in emergencies so braking sorta took over in my mind!

    Not being my bike and not crashing made me as nervous as heck too.
    Last edited by Chris Wilson; 04-26-2017 at 06:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUMBER41 View Post
    Couple thoughts:

    1.) MCPO, nice.
    2.) Nice video. Not just the quality, but the actual production and content too.
    3.) It was cool to be able to see in the video how floppy and flexible that whole bike was. You can actually see the forks flexing, and he's not even pushing it really.
    4.) He's selling it? Seems odd, but then I've never been the type to sink a bunch of money into a project, then immediately get rid of it. I guess he's probably making money since he probably got the bike for next to nothing, but at least it sounds like it's going to a good cause.
    Thanks!

    Yeah regarding him selling it, the restoration was really a labor of love but I believe the original intention was to sell it to help fund Sonny's care as he's got Dementia and is in assisted living these days.

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    Video: Gorgeous restored '74 Ducati 750 Sport ridden hard!

    Great video. Enjoy all the other ones he's made as well.

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    Great video, great bike and a great cause.
    Cheers, Kestrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel63 View Post
    Great video, great bike and a great cause.
    Thanks!

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