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Old 07-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Guzzi Weirdness

Hunter S. Thompson said something like "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Don't think I ever understood it until I brought this home last Friday.

The plan was to paint over the flames, fit it with a proper seat and start scouring eBay for period correct exhaust. But in the past 2 days, I'm starting to see the appeal of the weirdness. Maybe instead of fighting it, I'll go with it! Gonzo, baby!

What do you think? Return it to stock? Get out the hot-glue gun and attach every marble, sea shell, bottle cap and troll doll I can find? I suppose there are intermediate positions on that continuum.

It's a runner, by the way. '75 850-T with 48k miles. No chrome bits in the oil and had been ridden regularly.

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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I feel the bikes humiliation from here, who in the hell thought that paint job was a good idea?


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Old 07-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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I feel the bikes humiliation from here, who in the hell thought that paint job was a good idea?



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Old 07-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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It WAS previoulsy titled in Minnesota.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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seats ok, but change paint and exhaust. cafe set with fishtails???WTF.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Leave as be and ride the thing, summer's too short to bother about a paint job. Real mish-mash though. See how you feel come winter.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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That's what happens when you have a "vision".
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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LonerDave----MGNOC Director Frank Wedge 620-285-5798. He can tell you all about it or email mgnochq@cox.net. For parts the best is Joe & Bob Eish 330-738-3944 or JREISH@Bright.net.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Dave try this-----http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/mg_manuals/workshop_manual_v7sport_750s_850t.pdf
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #10
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http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/moto_guzzi.htm Dave first one didn't take. Look this over and click on 850 T for manual etc. Phil

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #11
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HA!, I like it! Why make it look the S A M E A S E V E R Y O N E else? What's life if you can't be a little crazy once in awhile? do the maintenence, make it safe, and ride the wheels offa it!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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It WAS previoulsy titled in Minnesota.
I think that answers many questions as to the thought that went into this bike . . .
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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Bandit just wants you to ride it to a Guzzi rally and get rocks thrown at you. But, I have been to many Guzzi rallies and you might fit right in.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #14
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Riding a Guzzi is unique enough. if you're goi ng to go ugly don't go gay and ugly.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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Careful Mike, I got a scholarship on my rock throwing ability. And a police record to prove it!
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