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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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750 America - New Owner

Posted this on the Yahoo board, but thought I'd check here as well. Just took delivery of the 750 America that was at the Mecum auction in Monterey. It is a 76 model that under the dirt and grime has a grand total of 5500 original miles. It is fitted with 32mm Dells (the stock 26mm Dellís were also included along with the original air box, manifolds, etc.) and what looks like Magni exhaust (the carbs and exhaust were installed in the late 70ís, so not sure if it came from the factory spares?) It also came with the standard chrome pipes and black and chrome mufflers that had obviously been sitting on a shelf for a long time. It has wire wheels with drum rear and dual Scarab discs up front. The bike was last ridden in the early Ď80ís by the previous owner (confirmed with him) and has been sitting with fluids drained ever since. It was obviously stored indoors as the finish on the chrome and paint is in amazingly good shape for having sat with little attention all those years.

So, having worked on a variety of Ď20ís to Ď80ís exotica (and not so exotic) for many years along with a few more recent two wheelers, I thought before I dig in too far, Iíd ask the group for their collective wisdom on where to start and what to do to get this beast running again. I have a factory workshop manual, but no spare parts book. I definitely need to rebuild the original Scarab brakes and it needs a variety of small bits (does the club have access to consumables? How does one actually join the "Club"?), and possible handlebar switch assemblies. Anyway, advice welcome.

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Congrats on your new 750 America! Please post photos : )
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Wow...congrats....there are several members here with connections for spares and such. Pretty much a;; overseas (UK?)
By introducing yourself you have joined this "club"...but there is on in the UK that you need to get connected with if I am not mistaken.

And we all love pictures!!!!

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Pics added. I think I'm going to run it without the fairing for now. The engine is just way to cool to be covered up

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Pics added. I think I'm going to run it without the fairing for now. The engine is just way to cool to be covered up

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Could not agree more, absolute shame to cover up that engine!

It looks not much I can say is there????

I guess it had a bar end mirror on the left judging by the 'hole' there - it seems a shame to put mirrors & blinkers on it but alas we live in the real world

Magnificent Chuck, simply magnificent, may you enjoy it in wonderful health.

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Thanks MVista. Unfortunately, I didn't get the stock front turn signals or stalks (the PO looked, but couldn't find them), so not sure what I'm going to do about that. The turn signal switch doesn't appear to be working properly either, so I may go sans turn signals front and rear for now. Not sure about the bar end mirror either. Pretty sure it had one, and will likely put one back.

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Fairing or not, that bike is gorgeous.

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Congrats W, bike looks in excellent shape and.........................definately"no fairing" however you may consider the Magni 3/4
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Congrats on what looks like a superb bike Chuck. For parts try sending a PM to Dorian (one of the members on here)that's if he doesn't see your post first! He (along with a few others on here) is a mine of useful information when it comes to Cascina Costa bikes.


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...Ö..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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