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Old 04-01-2012, 11:09 PM   #526
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Martin Harvey, "down Mexico (well, Mornington) way"...
That might be Martin's own bike that's done big miles - though I've never seen it as pristinely, sparklingly clean as the one in the pic....
Yep, that is the bike Martin rode across the world and down the length of Africa. Martin was at my place for week end. a couple of weeks a go.

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #527
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More information, please? (Video or anything?)
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:01 AM   #528
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More information, please? (Video or anything?)
Sorry Bootlace, I took this picture (and several hundred others) at the Santamonica track near Misano Adriatico at the end of June 1990 - so before video was invented. The bike is standing on an advertising poster for the event - I have a copy signed by John Surtees (who's in the picture) on my office wall.
Sad, isn't it?
These guys were oohing and aahing at the detail of the model Guzzi, which was built by a recently retired factory employee who I gather (my Italian's rubbish, especially when 27 of them are all talking at once ) spent most of his life building Falcones - and didn't see any reason to stop, just because he was retired.
When he leant forward and prodded the kickstarter - and it started - well, have you ever seen a bunch of Italians struck dumb? It didn't last long... After that it was pandemonium and I couldn't get near it. Lucky to get this picture
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #529
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #530
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My pal David McMillan in action on his heavily-massaged V7 Sport racer.



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Old 04-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #531
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Daytona circa 1988 . Dr. John himself, working on the BOTT #1 plate holding Moto Guzzi contending to hold on to it''s championship winning form with new 4 valve heads.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:07 PM   #532
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Dr John at Mandello on the Daytona with the mouth of the wind tunnel behind him.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:08 AM   #533
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Sorry Bootlace, I took this picture (and several hundred others) at the Santamonica track near Misano Adriatico at the end of June 1990 - so before video was invented. The bike is standing on an advertising poster for the event - I have a copy signed by John Surtees (who's in the picture) on my office wall.
Sad, isn't it?
These guys were oohing and aahing at the detail of the model Guzzi, which was built by a recently retired factory employee who I gather (my Italian's rubbish, especially when 27 of them are all talking at once ) spent most of his life building Falcones - and didn't see any reason to stop, just because he was retired.
When he leant forward and prodded the kickstarter - and it started - well, have you ever seen a bunch of Italians struck dumb? It didn't last long... After that it was pandemonium and I couldn't get near it. Lucky to get this picture
Great story.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #534
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Dr John at Mandello on the Daytona with the mouth of the wind tunnel behind him.
Back in the day, Moto Guzzi used the wind tunnel at night
because the electric motors were 300hp and the added load of the factory would trip the breakers.

In driving rain i would hardly get wet on the SP1000/Spada.
Just tips of toes and fingers thanks to that wind tunnel..
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:34 AM   #535
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:42 AM   #536
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Great story.
Mad. That's why we luv em, right?
Speaking of stories, the one on the beautifully restored Falcone in 'Old Bike Australasia', (issue # 30), is an absolute classic. This one; http://www.nextmedia.com.au/old-bike...-magazine.html
The story on 'Honest Col Crothers'ain't bad either!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #537
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #538
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What model is that?

And is that exhaust over intake?

In cars, F heads are intake over exhaust.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:07 AM   #539
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #540
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'93 Daytona

Just completed a light restoration of chassis # 44 (of 253 made worldwide) which I bought last summer as a bike ignored in a warehouse for the past 12 years. 3,770 original miles on it. Today was roll-out day, first time since being apart all winter. I must have got it all back together right because it runs flawlessly and I was able to ride 50 miles today on its first test run. This bike is strong, powerful and handles fantastic. I may be too old and too fat to ride such a radical bike like this, but it makes delicious sounds and wears its brand new paint job well.

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