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Old 10-19-2009, 05:36 PM   #16
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heres a video of the guzzi running. it actually runs pretty good. Tomorrow I will try to stick a tire on the front & take it for a spin




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Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #17
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Awesome bike and sound. I want one.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #18
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I like how close the fuel line is to the bologna slicer
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:48 PM   #19
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Post how the ride goes.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #20
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that is one cool sounding bike you have there. sounds like it is about to stall but it just keeps chugging along. very cool.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:37 PM   #21
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Awesome Doug,

Can I borrow that? I need someting with a smooth tire to rub on the shaft of my electric motor to get my generator started............. wait, this seems familiar.

Now I'm gonna have to start buying every piece of crap on CraigsList just so I'll have something to bust knuckles on this winter.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #22
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Farking Beautiful!

And I love the soundtrack even when the bike wasn't running
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:53 AM   #23
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Very cool.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:55 AM   #24
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Doug, really like the garage Idea. Really looking forward to seeing the VW Guzzi running around. Makes me want to take some pictures around our shop and post them. Got to wait untill the Ugly Ass big bear we are "assembling" is the hell out of there (got to pay the bills). Then I can take pictures of the 47 FL. The 60 FLH that is getting a Tech cycle electric start and the shovels that come and go.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:14 AM   #25
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Doug, it seems you all ways have something cool cook'n don't you. Sweet look'n Guzzi you got there!
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #26
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Manowar "The Blood of the Kings" oh, and the bike's nice too
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #27
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dug around & found an old 19" tire to stick on the front. Old & hard. I got it on, but the bead wouldnt seat. try soapy water & 60psi still not. set it in the sun for a bit. nope. So I tried my old standby, stick it in the shower under hot water. That almost always does the trick (I dont suggest trying this if you are married, wimmen seem to like it about as much as heating greasy parts in the oven. I for one dont mind castrol flavoring on my pizza)

So I got it on, stuck the tank on, & wheeled it out for a test ride around the 'hood.
It actually did pretty good! I need to adjust the clutch a little, but it works ok.
I cant really figure out where the 'sport' part of the name fits in tho, its pretty much a slug. of course the crazy gearing may have something to do with it. I dunno that I'll do much touring on it, but it'll be fun for playing around with at bike meets & runnin to the store, so I can hear some old guy say 'I used to have one JUST like that!'

The front wheel/axle/brake setup is way over-engineered, you'd think it was from Germany. I love the upside down forks on it. My '50 Panther trials bike also has USD forks.



The Terry seat didnt fit right, so I tried some others....


old leather Bates


old 50's sportster


and this jewel, that I picked up to put on my Panther chopper


nothing fit right. so I stock the crappy original seat back on, & will look for the right solo & p-pad.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #28
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heres a crappy video of me riding it

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Old 10-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #29
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doug-
that, like all the other stuff you post here, is fantastic.
now that we know you have audio/video capability, how about a walking tour around the garage? i'd love to see some of your old bikes and hear what you have planned for this thread.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #30
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What a cool old ride...it doesn't even smoke. Awesome lil' bike.
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