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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 2013, 7:08 am Thread Starter
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Picking up a 88 PASO 750

I've always liked them and now finially have found one. It's 1988 Paso 750. Has like 26000 miles which for a 26 year old isnt all that bad! Runs great according to the owner so I'm hoping thats the case.....picking up on Saturday and will post some pictures. Any issues I should know about these old dogs?
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For the longest time they had an odd tire size that was not manufactured for a while. Might be that some tire maker is producing them now but you might want to read up in the Paso touring section or search for Paso tire size.
Other than that they are a pretty nice ride, Bro-in-law used to have one back in the late 90's.


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For the longest time they had an odd tire size that was not manufactured for a while.....
Other than that they are a pretty nice ride, Bro-in-law used to have one back in the late 90's.
Not at all a bad bike if you like the looks [ ab bit of a Marmite issue= Love or Hate]. I found the smaller wheel handling a bit odd after my 18 and 19 inch earlier bikes but soon adapted my approach to it. I found the original rear tyre hard to source, even ten years ago so had the swinging arm gently modded so that a slightly higher profile would fit. Easy if you can get to an aluminium welder and instantly a whole range of options was available. The mod doesn't show really and the original fitting still goes on when you want and can get! The side stand needs a bigger foot as mine tended to sink into tarmac very quickly on hot days. Cheers Rik

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I used to hate the looks of the Paso. But for the past year or so it's really grown on me. I really want one now though lol. Looking at the 907ie...as it had the 17" wheels
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I used to hate the looks of the Paso. But for the past year or so it's really grown on me. I really want one now though lol. Looking at the 907ie...as it had the 17" wheels
I've always though Paso's were very nice looking.

To own, I like the 907's best because the 17" wheels and a host of other changes over the 750's fixed pretty much all the probs peole had with Pasos, but dammit the 750's always looked better to me, because of the stance that the smaller wheels (and shorter forks) gave them.

I had a very nice black 907 for a few years, which was gorgeous and great to ride, but I still reckon the original red 750 paso looks better.
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I picked up this one from a member here. One owner, he bought new, with about the same miles as yours.
It's a 91 so 17" wheels, & fuel injection
Like others here, I liked them when they came out, but was busy with 851,888, ect. Now it's time to enjoy one.
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You have what you have, do not allow buyers remorse. The Ducati art spoke to you and you answered from the heart. You now own one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time, be assured truckloads of design awards were given to it back in the day and that will be proven timeless. An entire genre of Japaneese anime used the style as inspiration. And really, the only grief you are going to face after fighting off all the women after hours at the night club is fitting tires to it (because I think that year/model still had 16" fronts?). If it survived 26k miles, somebody must have taken care of the idiosyncrasies. You have a classic. Post picsl
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