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Old 12-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #31
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This one was for sale at the Guzzi national rally this summer:



$6,200 I believe.
That looks like the bike that is still for sale in St. Catherines, Ontario. That it hasn't sold yet suggests that it may be a little overpriced. Its a bit tatty around the edges, but seems to run well (from viewing the owner's video clips).

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #32
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Yeah, prices seem to be minimum 6500 these days and inching towards 7000-8000
Yeah, this seems where they're headed. As I mentioned before, I was lucky with mine. The PO was quite sure the tranny was shot, plus other issues. I had my doubts, and was willing to gamble, so I was more than willing to agree with his assessment! We settled at $2,600. I'm content.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #33
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this just dropped into my inbox today;



from Silodrome
Very, very nice job! Well, he's definitely minimalized weight, which the NuFalc certainly doesn't lack...they're built like a tank.
The bike is an odd choice to strip and "Cafe"...a rather unlikely platform to start with, IMHO...'tho I've seen some lovely jobs. Yes, guys also mod the engine and (gasp, shudder) lighten the flywheel. To each his own, o'course...but, to me, that destroys the romance of the package. It's a big, soft, slow-revving, loping single, with a big damn heavy flywheel. I likes big damn heavy flywheels!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:52 AM   #34
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I got a short ride on a bacon slicer once. It didn't have quite the grunt I expected and later found out why. It was an Airone 250 not a Falcone 500, that will make a difference !
I'd like a go on a 500 , but , the odds are against it. The open flywheel jobs are valued upwards of 10 k now and the Nuvos are thin on the ground.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #35
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I shot this at Jack's earlier this year, 1968 ex police bike I think...



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Old 12-21-2012, 09:59 AM   #36
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #37
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We are getting into some serious eye candy on this thread !

I think this one does the most for me so far-

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #38
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Yes, that one. But, I've never ridden one. How would that perform?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #39
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Yes, that one. But, I've never ridden one. How would that perform?
in two words, it doesnt.
a stock nuovo falcone is about the slowest two wheeler around.
at traffic lights the 50 cc scooters accelerate away from you , so do some trucks.
a nuovo falcone is big , heavy, amazingly reliable, comfortable but they are not fast, not by any standards.
this is mine.... it takes me to work and back every day, a 50 miles round trip. has been doing so for years.
probably the most reliable motorcycle i have ever owned.



Even with very serious tuning you will be lucky to get 35 HP out of a nuovo falcone engine,
the owner of the cafe racer above now fitted a supercharger to a nuovo , and got up to a impressive 40 HP......
basically iyou are looking at a guzzi 1000 engine with one of the spark plugs removed. i cant see why you would want to tune one of those.
i didnt bother , if i am in a hurry , there is a le mans in the shed.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #40
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Lol, yes. As my prior comments indicate, I agree that these are not jack rabbits.

I too have used the analogy of pulling one of the sparkplug wires on an Eldorado if you wanna get an idea of how the Falcone performs.

But, that cafe sure looks good. If you ported and polished the head, increased the carb, fitted a higher compression lightweight piston and lightened the flywheel, I expect you'd feel a bit more pep. Somebody may even make a hop-up cam for it !
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #41
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I haven't ridden a novo or old Falcone , but, I have ridden a G-80 Matchless. It makes the same sort of heavy flywheel slow reving power as well.
By way of contrast a short ride on a B33 BSA showed it to be fairly quick and revy. Not in the same league as an SR 500 Yamaha though, the SR has to be reved up to work much.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #42
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I'm starting what I expect to be a very lonely thread.
Nah.

We're with you, man...

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #43
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We are getting into some serious eye candy on this thread !

I think this one does the most for me so far-




I'd love, love, love something like that!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #44
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Same melody but an octave up..

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #45
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I wasn't going to post this nice pic, recently shown elsewhere, because its not a Falcone...BUT.....

It is still a Guzzi! And it is beautiful!


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