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Old 07-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #16
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Don't know you, but your irreverent tone in proximity to a favourite old Guzzi frightens me.

And I suspect you like it that way.

I fear Lornce that you're right...... if it ain't broke...don't fix it!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:00 PM   #17
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the general masses are annoyed and i only posted the thread last night. keep it stock. ride it like guido built it... quite simply that's not why i bought the bike. i bought it to strip and build as a custom. if this were a rare bike i may not be taking this approach. it is not. so please relax, read, enjoy, be angry, give advice, but don't get pissy because i'm modifying a bike to have some fun. that's why we ride bikes in the first place.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:08 PM   #18
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I like the push type bike in the back ground better!!!
thanks mate. did a little build thread on it here - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561561 that was a two evening project making little bits and pieces. it turned out to be a load of fun.









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Old 07-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #19
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If it's not too late, could I ask you to post a close up of the fairing bracket?

I will be watching this project closely. What do you have in mind?
not a problem at all... let me know if you'd like anything specific. here are a couple of the general area and inner fairing.





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Old 07-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #20
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Stick around...Loaded is the real deal, and no dunce in the shop
...you may even be surprised
damn near brought a tear to mine eye. i'd better not make you a liar, eh? hope all is well out in your neck of the woods.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #21
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It's a stunning bike as is (far prettier than the ever ghastly R100RS), but it'll be all the better in loaded's hands.
well well... good to see you about these parts too!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #22
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Don't know you, but your irreverent tone in proximity to a favourite old Guzzi frightens me.

And I suspect you like it that way.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:26 PM   #23
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I'm pseudo-restoring my fathers SP1000. Let me know if you want to sell some of your take-offs.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:57 PM   #24
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well well... good to see you about these parts too!
a little rain and the worms come crawling out of their holes.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #25
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:23 PM   #26
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I think it looks 100 times better without that fairing. That thing looks like something off of a 1970s snowmobile. I don't know how you guys like that, it must be a generational thing because I just don't get it. But hey, if you like it, and he doesn't, then it is even better he took it off because then one of you guys can buy it and put it on your bike. Win, win.

Keep it up, I'm interested to see what you do with it. I love old guzzis!(without the plastic!)
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #27
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I think it looks 100 times better without that fairing. That thing looks like something off of a 1970s snowmobile. I don't know how you guys like that, it must be a generational thing because I just don't get it.
I've heard these fairings work really well. I'm not that wild about the looks, but they've kinda grown on me - they look kinda ok to me now.

And I sure can appreciate that this was a nice bike in good condition, so the guys who are into them would naturally be upset - a very nice original being torn apart to be reborn as what?

I used to think BMWs were pretty ugly so didn't have anything to do with them. Somewhere along the line the appearance didn't matter as much as function and I got one. Since then an odd thing happened - I now think they're beautiful. I sure can't tell you where the transformation happened, guess it was a gradual thing - and born of the good times my beemer gave me. And so I imagine it is with this particular Guzzi.

Anyway, hope that helps you understand where the other guys are coming from.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:48 PM   #28
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Oh...the drama

Look ladies, he took a fairing off a motorbike, his motorbike if you are scoring at home...it's not like he tagged the Sistine Chapel with day-glo gang graffiti

How about everybody take a deep breath and see where this goes?









PS - Yeah Loaded, I got all misty about it too. It was a magic moment, mate
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:05 AM   #29
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Oh...the drama

Look ladies


Day glo graffiti would be impressive. If I ever get my own garage I'm getting that done!

Wirespokes-thanks for the calm comment, I was bracing for somebody to say something about my mom after insulting the holy fairing. I actually was slightly curious, and that makes perfect sense. I originally thought dirtbikes looked retarded but now I like them, so I see what you are saying.

There are a bunch of originals out there. I figure for everybody modding stuff there are 10 that say don't, so there are probably 5 originals out there to the one modded. It should be fine, Carry on!
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:22 AM   #30
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For us old guys that have done a bit of riding it's always interesting to hear the young hipsters talk about "style" and "look". Profiling downtown or at the local watering hole isn't really what most of us had in mind thinking about these great old bikes.

Horses for courses, as they say.

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