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Old 12-05-2011, 12:47 PM   #31
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Floating drive box sounds like a nice idea but I would have thought it would be much harder to keep the shit out of the UJ's plus your adding more weight
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #32
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Desert guzzi

Gosh...almost one year since my last post. I need to accept the new reality of being a parent with 2 small children and having ZERO time to spare. Anyway, the bike is almost done and I will post some pics in the next few days, weeks, months of how it turned out.

I maybe suffering from amnesia but it seems to me there was a function on the menu that was allowing to import pictures rather than linking to ones, knowing that in few months they will disappear. Anyone knows if this was removed from the menu?

anyway a link to the first picture



Mid 80s white power inverted forks, and a nice headlight grill which may function in case of need as a small rack.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:54 AM   #33
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I love it! More pictures whrn you get a chance.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #34
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I maybe suffering from amnesia but it seems to me there was a function on the menu that was allowing to import pictures rather than linking to ones, knowing that in few months they will disappear. Anyone knows if this was removed from the menu?
attachments have been turned off for a while you have to link
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #35
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Let's complete the front set pics. Next i need to find a place where i am housing the pics, probably my site. Not sure yet so i avoid them disappearing in few months

I kept the stock headlight and cockpit. I didnt want to revolutionize the look of the bike. We custom made the little fork bracket that support the bottom of the Headlight and bolts in the bottom triple trees.

The triple trees have been set with a steel column to add strenght and machined to fit with the guzzi bearings.

ah... the color of the frame is yellow because the last official guzzi baja that raced at the dakar with Torri was yellow.....and yellow it is

more to came....patience is a virtue

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:19 AM   #36
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Alas, I am not a virtuous man . . .

. . . so hurry up!

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #37
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Swing arm tribulations

The swing arm took a good long time to do it. First because it is not a simple job of elongating the stock swing arm as the gs beemers. The stock V65tt swing arm is made of alum, and the stock big block swing arm is very short.
We took off the baja swing arm, measure it and built a steel template after it, The template holds the swing arm in place before elongating it and reinforcing it so that everything is perfect once the welding job is done. I believe this is the biggest constraint for individuals who wants to modify any small block guzzi bike (v50, v65 and so on) in a tough dual purpose bike. You dont need to start with a V65tt, any small beaten guzzi with a tonti frame will do it.
Of course I have the template and of course i can make other swingarms for the ones who want them.\ but time is a virtue again
The exhaust is very simple 2 into 2 with a removable cap mufflers. The cap is hold by 2 springs. You can pack the muffler after removing the cap. The bike is not quiet though. It has a nice low barking sound.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #38
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Related to the post- beaten guzzi baja

Nothing to do with my bike but just a lot of inspiration and a lot of copying.
One of the last survivors , probably needing a complete restoration job. The right tank is gone, an ntx plastic tank put instead. Still love this bike as beaten as it is with a rotten exhaust....


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Old 10-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #39
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Next i need to find a place where i am housing the pics, probably my site. Not sure yet so i avoid them disappearing in few months
I use Photobucket. Free, and easy linking for display on sites like this one. I have pics there from 4+ years ago linked to this site and they still show up here just fine.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #40
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #41
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This thread is excellent!

Are you saying you could make a similar bike from a 500? Is the frame/engine basically the same? Great thread and I have a lead on a 500....

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #42
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I believe so but i am not sure 100%. heck all the beemers r frame are more or less the same. Take some pics and we compare


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Are you saying you could make a similar bike from a 500? Is the frame/engine basically the same? Great thread and I have a lead on a 500....

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:22 AM   #43
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The 500 frame will work.They have the shortest swinging arm but as DesertPistons has shown that's the weak point so if you are serious it has to go. They also use cup and cone steering head bearings that are very expensive but I also assume that the forks will go too so that's another problem sorted !
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #44
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Really glad to see that work on your baja replica has resumed DP !!!!The "survivor" is the one in Northern France isn't it ?
Love the swinging arm job you've done...we just need lots more pictures !
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #45
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The 500 frame will work.They have the shortest swinging arm but as DesertPistons has shown that's the weak point so if you are serious it has to go. They also use cup and cone steering head bearings that are very expensive but I also assume that the forks will go too so that's another problem sorted !
here you go. Right.....so start with a cheap donor bike
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