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Old 10-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #751
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Guzzi V8 Sport.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #752
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Guzzi V8 Sport.
Beautiful V7 sport, but where's the beautiful girl from the "Girl on the old M/c" thread? Both pics are great!

edit: hey I just noticed - that's a square fin motor. What's the story there?
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #753
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Beautiful V7 sport, but where's the alternator cover and the beautiful girl from the "Girl on the old M/c" thread? Both pics are great!

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #754
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saw this '68 V7 here locally on CL

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #755
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Fixed it for 'ya Nick ...



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The alternator cover (and a whole bunch of other missing stuff) was on the kitchen table when photo was taken. You gotta go to the other thread to see the pretty girl.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #756
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Beautiful V7 sport, but where's the beautiful girl from the "Girl on the old M/c" thread? Both pics are great!

edit: hey I just noticed - that's a square fin motor. What's the story there?
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The motor is from a wrecked Lemans III race bike. Original in garage.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #757
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #758
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since it's been quiet on the Guzzi front here...

Here's some before and after pictures of my T3ish Guzzi. Here's how I got it
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I got this off of craigslist down in RI in August 2012, the price was fair, and it was just what I wanted in a lot of ways, a round fin Tonti with spoked wheels, and un-original enough that I could do anything to it that I wanted without feeling guilty. I'm glad I got it, as the guy who sold it to me was a real character, and was very helpful to me as I was going through it. He spent a few hours educating me on this bike and Guzzis in general before letting me make an offer on it. It was the most fun I've ever had buying anything.

I spent a lot of time siting on it making motorcycle noises before I really tore into it, but really opened it up around Thanksgiving. I went through the transmission first having read articles about shimming these to make them shift well. Then I went through the bottom end and found it to be ready for some work. Basically everything I opened up needed something, but it all went along in a controllable way, and I didn't blow the budget too badly. I used a lot of good used parts where I felt like it wasn't foolish. I had to do a bit of wiring, mainly concerning the handlebar switches, come up with a u-joint and carrier bearing to work with what I have here. That's kind of a long story , but I'll spare you all. Anyhow, in the end, it doesn't look too different from when I started, but I truly went through everything, and had fun doing it. Here it is now.
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[IMG]IMG_2073[/IMG][IMG]IMG_2071[/IMG]

The first start-up and ride was about the giddiest I've felt in a long time. Having had it all apart, and though I've spent a lot of time with my hands in machinery, I'd never ridden or even laid hand on a Guzzi prior to this, I was feeling more than a little anxious. I put the battery in it, and put gas in it, and pushed the starter button, and it started immediately, and even idled well without having to twiddle with it. And there it was making all those wonderful Guzzi noises that everyone talks about but don't come through very well in youtube videos. I've since put about 4K on it, and all I've had to do since then is replace the mufflers, as the ones pictured here disintegrated internally, and swap the starter out with another one I had. I LOVE this bike. It is everything I always wanted my BMW to be all these years. I still love my BMW, but it didn't get many miles put on it this last summer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #759
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That T3 looks cool!

Can show the other side? Are you ok with keeping the stock sidestand?

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #760
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I want one just like it!
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:39 AM   #761
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My seventy five year old father in law on his 1951 Moto Guzzi Falcone..like he used to ride in the old country...
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:48 AM   #762
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^^^^ Way cool!!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:16 AM   #763
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Here's some before and after pictures of my T3ish Guzzi.
[IMG]IMG_2075[/IMG]
[IMG]IMG_2073[/IMG][IMG]IMG_2071[/IMG]

The first start-up and ride was about the giddiest I've felt in a long time. Having had it all apart, and though I've spent a lot of time with my hands in machinery, I'd never ridden or even laid hand on a Guzzi prior to this, I was feeling more than a little anxious. I put the battery in it, and put gas in it, and pushed the starter button, and it started immediately, and even idled well without having to twiddle with it. And there it was making all those wonderful Guzzi noises that everyone talks about but don't come through very well in youtube videos. I've since put about 4K on it, and all I've had to do since then is replace the mufflers, as the ones pictured here disintegrated internally, and swap the starter out with another one I had. I LOVE this bike. It is everything I always wanted my BMW to be all these years. I still love my BMW, but it didn't get many miles put on it this last summer.

It would be nice to see a bit more, and hear a bit about that boat you are doing too.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #764
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I was in Sicily last summer for work and I ran across a small vintage car / bike gathering on a Sunday afternoon. I managed to snap off a few cell pics of a couple of Guzzis that were there.

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Old 10-30-2013, 12:24 AM   #765
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Beautiful, or should I say....Bella!!!
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