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Loadedagain 07-29-2010 11:37 PM

Loaded destroys a motorbike (1984 Moto Guzzi 1000sp Resto)
 
was trying to think of a fitting title for a build thread. couldn't really come up with anything good so there it is. i've been looking for a guzzi for ages. every couple years i bust out the email and pm machine and bother guzzisti throughout the webternet in my dream hunt. in the past it hasn't led much beyond dreams.

i pulled the trigger this time! my about town cruiser bmw left for a new home not too long ago. it made sense to fill the hole with something cool to cruise around town on. i could go out and buy a bike off the shelf... no fun in that! i'm gonna build an old skule guzzi fun machine!

here she is as she sits today-

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...96_r58Tt-L.jpg

i bought the bike about a month ago and that is quite a story in itself! will get to that one later. one advrider gets big hugs and kisses for making the long distance buy totally painless for me. she (you thought that i was queer diddn't you?) even let me and my gang park my bigass rv in her yard for something like 4 days :raabia :clap :freaky thanks darlin' you can make yerself known if you like :deal

oh yes... the bike. this is its rump end. notice the ghastly fairing/windjammer fell off between these two photos. much much more will be falling off soon.

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...96_WD4FM-L.jpg

i wouldn't feel right if i didn't post a couple shots up her skirt... from behind (my favorite)

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...19_QUotu-L.jpg

and the front for you pervs that like them to see you coming.

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...09_HapMq-L.jpg

first impression is pretty positive. it runs very well for a bike that has been sitting for a couple years. it has a bit of an exhaust leak and a bit of a messed primary in the right side carb. i could ride it as it sits.... that's not fun. she's getting a facelift! :deal

terisda 07-30-2010 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loadedagain
was trying to think of a fitting title for a build thread. couldn't really come up with anything good so there it is. i've been looking for a guzzi for ages. every couple years i bust out the email and pm machine and bother guzzisti throughout the webternet in my dream hunt. in the past it hasn't led much beyond dreams.

i pulled the trigger this time! my about town cruiser bmw left for a new home not too long ago. it made sense to fill the hole with something cool to cruise around town on. i could go out and buy a bike off the shelf... no fun in that! i'm gonna build an old skule guzzi fun machine!

here she is as she sits today-

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...96_r58Tt-L.jpg

i bought the bike about a month ago and that is quite a story in itself! will get to that one later. one advrider gets big hugs and kisses for making the long distance buy totally painless for me. she (you thought that i was queer diddn't you?) even let me and my gang park my bigass rv in her yard for something like 4 days :raabia :clap :freaky thanks darlin' you can make yerself known if you like :deal

oh yes... the bike. this is its rump end. notice the ghastly fairing/windjammer fell off between these two photos. much much more will be falling off soon.

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...96_WD4FM-L.jpg

i wouldn't feel right if i didn't post a couple shots up her skirt... from behind (my favorite)

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...19_QUotu-L.jpg

and the front for you pervs that like them to see you coming.

http://loadedagain.smugmug.com/Motor...09_HapMq-L.jpg

first impression is pretty positive. it runs very well for a bike that has been sitting for a couple years. it has a bit of an exhaust leak and a bit of a messed primary in the right side carb. i could ride it as it sits.... that's not fun. she's getting a facelift! :deal

Another red/white Spada!! Nice,
Identical to mine.. why not lash some gear on and do some BIG road trip 1st? ....The old girl is itching for it !

Deuce 07-30-2010 02:31 AM

You Heathen You!!
 
Put that fairing back on, clean it up and just ride the damn thing. :1drink One of my all time favourite bikes. I still want one.

neilios 07-30-2010 03:45 AM

I like the push type bike in the back ground better!!!:rofl

knary 07-30-2010 04:20 AM

:lurk

Whereabouts 07-30-2010 06:22 AM

If it's not too late, could I ask you to post a close up of the fairing bracket?

I will be watching this project closely. What do you have in mind?

Jinx 07-30-2010 08:18 AM

Lord protect us, a holy relic has fallen into the hands of a heathen from the north :patch :pope :patch

Cool bike, mate, one of my favorites....keep it coming :lurk

PS - That fairing is probably one of the few that was actually developed in a wind tunnel as opposed to on a bar napkin :D

Moto Guzzi's Late, Lamented Wind Tunnel :cry

http://jinx.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/...27_MECeG-L.jpg


notarex 07-30-2010 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loadedagain
oh yes... the bike. this is its rump end. notice the ghastly fairing/windjammer fell off between these two photos. much much more will be falling off soon.

Oh god I can't watch this :cry

stainlesscycle 07-30-2010 10:42 AM

that 'ghastly fairing' was BY FAR the best fairing i've ever had on a bike.

aside from pipes and seat, it looks bone stock to me.

i'm gonna unsubscribe from this thread, as i can't bare to see what other 'improvements' will be done to this perfectly designed motorcycle.

Jinx 07-30-2010 12:06 PM

Stick around...Loaded is the real deal, and no dunce in the shop

...you may even be surprised :deal

240sx4u 07-30-2010 12:32 PM

Bike is definitely ugly, lets see what the guy has in store. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder......

charlie98210 07-30-2010 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loadedagain

I have always loved the round-finned cylinders of the older Guzzis. The jugs
just look "right." And I think stripping it down to a "bare-bones" bike is a good
idea. People seem to respond positively to "antique-looking" bikes. I've have
many more people walk over to talk to me about my Ural now that I stripped
the fairing, and fancy seat off it. (practically every time I stop to fill up the tank,
now that I think of it).

Of course, if you don't like being nice to people you don't know and have never met,
then this might not be such a great idea. For me, it makes me feel less isolated.

Good luck! :thumb

Hawk Medicine 07-30-2010 01:04 PM

Whatever you take off, don't sell the parts. :D

knary 07-30-2010 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jinx
Stick around...Loaded is the real deal, and no dunce in the shop

...you may even be surprised :deal

It's a stunning bike as is (far prettier than the ever ghastly R100RS), but it'll be all the better in loaded's hands. :nod

:lurk

Lornce 07-30-2010 01:40 PM

Don't know you, but your irreverent tone in proximity to a favourite old Guzzi frightens me.

And I suspect you like it that way.

:uhoh


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