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England-Kev 11-16-2012 09:40 AM

Just Goosing Around... First steps into Guzzi land...
 
I sold everything I had kicking about the place, I need a simpler life! so apart from my R80ST, and my Norton project, everything has gone, the Z1, gone, the H1, gone, the Enfield, gone, the K100-rs, gone, the newly aquired 80St, gone!
There was space in my garage, and peace and harmony in my life, I could just ride the R80ST, and build the Norton, simple, we have balance in the shed, and I feel good about the deal.

Well I did, until a friend told me about a 70 Ambo that was for sale, and how he knew I always wanted one, and how I now had space, and should really buy it.:deal

So I did, :evil

I have never had anything Italian before, apart from an old girlfriend:evil but have loved Alfa's from way before the dead sea was even sick, although I have never owned one, one day maybe, a nice red GTV 2000, oh yeah:1drink

But now I have bought this 1970 V750, and I may even have it at home here this weekend, if all the planets align.

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s1...1271747760.jpg

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s4...1271747748.jpg

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s4...1271747724.jpg

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p1271747898.jpg

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v8/p1271747944.jpg

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s2...1271748116.jpg

42k miles

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v4/p1271748130.jpg


Could it be my forever bike?:clap:freaky:clap

Rob Farmer 11-16-2012 09:48 AM

Way to go Kev thats a lovely bike.

If you want a pair of Craven comets to go with that top box I have a pair with a rack you can have foc.

Guzzi:s really get under your skin you'll love it.

England-Kev 11-16-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Farmer (Post 20058031)
If you want a pair of Craven comets to go with that top box I have a pair with a rack you can have foc..

Yes please Rob, thank you, I am getting the bike from up by you, it is somewhere around Notts, not sure of the addy yet.:clap

Rob Farmer 11-16-2012 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by England-Kev (Post 20058105)
Yes please Rob, thank you, I am getting the bike from up by you, it is somewhere around Notts, not sure of the addy yet.:clap

I'm off racing stock car reliant robins tomorrow (don't ask!) and heading down to Brighton Sunday afternoon does that tie in with your plans? I'll send you my address

LonerDave 11-16-2012 10:26 AM

What a fine specimen! I'll put my envy aside and just say congratulations!

I was surprised at how quickly my recently-acquired 850-T came to be the focus of my moto-lust. I still enjoy the BMW and Ducati, but the Goose has become my clear favorite.

It will get under you skin and I predict you will never sell it. They really are that special. You might find the need to add a Le Mans at some point, though!

Looks to be in very nice shape. Any items needing immediate attention, or is it a runner as-is?

England-Kev 11-16-2012 10:30 AM

It is all on the road and ready to ride home, as soon as I can get to pick it up.:deal

Rob Farmer 11-16-2012 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by England-Kev (Post 20058358)
It is all on the road and ready to ride home, as soon as I can get to pick it up.:deal

I'll pick it up in the Van for your tomorrow Kev and put some miles on it Just to make sure it's ok for you :evil

Seriously

If you want me to collect it on Sunday Morning in the Van and drop it off on Sunday afternoon on the way to Brighton I'm up for it.

England-Kev 11-16-2012 10:55 AM

That is very nice of you Rob, I will let you know my plans tomorrow, can you PM me your mobile number incase I need to ask you to grab it?:clap

Rob Farmer 11-16-2012 10:55 AM

Should be through to you in a few seconds

danedg 11-16-2012 11:21 AM

I'm having the same problem
 
[QUOTE=England-Kev;20057973]I sold everything I had kicking about the place, I need a simpler life! so apart from my R80ST, and my Norton project, everything has gone, the Z1, gone, the H1, gone, the Enfield, gone, the K100-rs, gone, the newly aquired 80St, gone!
There was space in my garage, and peace and harmony in my life, I could just ride the R80ST, and build the Norton, simple, we have balance in the shed, and I feel good about the deal.

Well I did, until a friend told me about a 70 Ambo that was for sale, and how he knew I always wanted one, and how I now had space, and should really buy it.:deal

So I did, :evil

Except it's not as pretty as yours yet!
http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorc...DSCN4605-L.jpg

But it's really getting under my skin:evil

joe cool 11-17-2012 07:43 AM

Very nice score Kev!:clap

England-Kev 11-17-2012 09:41 AM

I am off to collect it in the morning... :clap

nick949eldo 11-17-2012 10:03 AM

New Guzzi
 
Whatever you do, don't let it sit in your garage looking pretty. This bikes were built to be ridden, far and often.

Good luck and have fun.

Nick

Airhead Wrangler 11-17-2012 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by England-Kev (Post 20057973)
I have never had anything Italian before, apart from an old girlfriend:evil but have loved Alfa's from way before the dead sea was even sick, although I have never owned one, one day maybe, a nice red GTV 2000, oh yeah:1drink

From ~1965 until ~2002 my father owned exclusively Alfa Romeos - god only knows how many of them. They ranged in age from 1939 to a 1995. The only reason he bought a different marque is that they stopped importing new ones, so they were out as a daily driver. They kept promising to bring them back so he kept driving his '95 until everything electrical had failed (as inevitably happens in Italian cars). By 2002ish, it was clear that they weren't coming back anytime soon and his daily driver alfa was now 7 years old, which is getting up there for an alfa, so he relunctantly folded and bought a BMW. Alfas are indeed a sickness. Beware.

F_Sahms 11-17-2012 06:34 PM

Welcome to the loop side of life!


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