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Old 04-08-2010, 02:48 PM   #301
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When the pain and spanner works all over and done with. Is it worth it?...

Hell yeah!

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:55 PM   #302
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When the pain and spanner works all over and done with. Is it worth it?...

Hell yeah!

very nice pic and very nice v7 sport
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #303
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Wow, deerslayr, Excellent job.

You are a show off.....

What a looker...
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:43 PM   #304
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very nice pic and very nice v7 sport
Not my bike unfortunately but I had the pleasure of riding it a couple of weeks ago and took the picture at the same time.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:35 AM   #305
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I'm so happy this thread is back.


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Old 04-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #306
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Wow, deerslayr, Excellent job.

You are a show off.....

What a looker...

Thanks!

Was/is a true labor of love.

Since I knew the history of the bike, and the three previous owners (one a

dear departed friend) , I felt a strong desire to keep the bike away from

the parts scroungers, even though restoring it was NOT a cost effective

endeavour.

BTW, I'm in for the spring Giro on my '66 Superhawk. Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #307
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:50 PM   #308
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Thanks!

Was/is a true labor of love.

Since I knew the history of the bike, and the three previous owners (one a

dear departed friend) , I felt a strong desire to keep the bike away from

the parts scroungers, even though restoring it was NOT a cost effective

endeavour.

BTW, I'm in for the spring Giro on my '66 Superhawk. Thanks for your help.
Yes, a labor of love indeed. Sorry for the loss of a friend.

Restoring is usually not for investment as you know. Peter Egan once said 'I have the best $8,000.00 MGB that $12,000.00 can buy'...

Excellent news on the Spring Giro, I will be running the Fall rally on the BSA....

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Old 06-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #309
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It Lives!

After a 16 year hibernation and lots of love and cash paid to people
much more talented than myself, the 2 1/2 year restoration was given a
BIG exclamation point this week.
Just a few loose ends to straighten out now.
GEN light won't go out even though I've got 13.5 volts at the regulator .
The electronic tach is intermittent at best .
Front brake is dragging a bit.
Sorry for the dark video. My camera is a bit dated.

http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l7...ifirstfire.flv
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:08 PM   #310
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HUGE Thanks.....

The people who have helped me with the restoration, have made this a
rewarding experience. Without their wisdom and practical knowledge. I'd
still be taking it apart.

In no particular order they are: Charlie Mullendore(engine/clutch), Charley Cole(trans/rear drive), John Melniczuk(blasting/powder coating), Joe Grieff(electrical), Anthony Bianchino(charging/starting), Glenn Denham(stripping/paint application), Greg Bender(GREAT website and gurulike
knowledge), the combined knowledge of the "Loop group" over at Yahoo and
the Wild Guzzi forums. Also the cheer leaders of advrider; Bloodweiser, Radguzzi,
Rob Farmer, LeeKellerKing and host of other supporters, who even though they knew I was throwing way too much ($'s) at the old girl, kept urging me on to the end.

While it's been said that, "You meet the weirdest people on a Guzzi", I've
found those same folks to be some of the most helpful and genuine people
in motorcycling. Thank you one and all!
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:05 AM   #311
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Way to go Doug!
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:35 AM   #312
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The people who have helped me with the restoration, have made this a
rewarding experience. Without their wisdom and practical knowledge. I'd
still be taking it apart.

In no particular order they are: Charlie Mullendore(engine/clutch), Charley Cole(trans/rear drive), John Melniczuk(blasting/powder coating), Joe Grieff(electrical), Anthony Bianchino(charging/starting), Glenn Denham(stripping/paint application), Greg Bender(GREAT website and gurulike
knowledge), the combined knowledge of the "Loop group" over at Yahoo and
the Wild Guzzi forums. Also the cheer leaders of advrider; Bloodweiser, Radguzzi,
Rob Farmer, LeeKellerKing and host of other supporters, who even though they knew I was throwing way too much ($'s) at the old girl, kept urging me on to the end.

While it's been said that, "You meet the weirdest people on a Guzzi", I've
found those same folks to be some of the most helpful and genuine people
in motorcycling. Thank you one and all!
Well said that man, worth every buck and drop of sweat...beeee ooo teee ful.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #313
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shit doug, that came out really nice!
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:41 AM   #314
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Thanks guys,
I had some frustrating moments with the electrics, but with some good
help from Joe and John, it all was sorted out.

I did learn the hard way about "partial" wiring harnesses.
If there's ever another project like this, I'll pony up the bucks for a
complete harness. The one I bought via "Flea Bay" just plain sucked.

Live and learn strikes again.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #315
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Just got back from a 60 mile "hookey" ride. Will pay tomorrow for today's fun.

Still trying to wipe the grin off my face.

These old loops have soul.
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