A Guzzi Followed Me Home.....

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  1. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Thats a good question and once I get some tyres and a vin I can try it out.
    It supposed to have about 40 hp and its very light so who knows.
    A guy PM's me saying it was more fun than than an R65 and I really liked that.
    It sure sounds nice.
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  2. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Got new Metzlers for 1/2 a Guzzi today, not bad $ 380 including fitting to bike, tubes and balancing.
    Used it as my pit bike at Hampton Downs today. Lots of positive comments like " WTF is that" and " Honey I shrunk the Guzzi"
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    Bump :wink:
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  4. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    I've done about 60 kms of round the area 'for test purposes"
    Goes ok.
    Overhauled the remaining from caliper on the weekend so the other 1/2 of the front brake works.
    They have linked brakes you know, foot brake does the rear disc and the lh front one, handlebar one does the front right.
    The front right is pretty good now, better than the R80ST one.
    Next steps are:
    1) stat declaration signed by local JP
    2) No brake cert required form printed out
    3) copy of receipt from seller
    4) book it in for vinning.

    Keen to see what it goes like on the open road.
    Off to 'Nam in 3 weeks so wont be till late September:D
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  5. Hobbyhorse

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    Off to 'Nam in 3 weeks so wont be till late September:D[/QUOTE]

    Keeping clear of Malaysian Airlines I hope!!
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  6. Voltaire

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    Keeping clear of Malaysian Airlines I hope!![/QUOTE]
    Cathay Pacific, then its the madness of Saigon/HCMC on a CB200....:huh
    Got you wheel or R80 yet?
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  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Not often over this side of the ditch, so haven't seen this thread before... however:
    My missus has a Monza she bought brand-new with her very first pay-cheque out of Uni, in December 1981. She still has it.

    It's done about 150,000km and has had some work done over the years, but as far as worthwhile mods go, yes, the Dyna S elecky ignition is top of the pops; then taper roller bearings in the steering.
    Get rid of the air-assisted fork cartridges and fit BiTubo items - no air assist, but they work just fine - no need for LM forks. An under-guard fork-brace is available and helps stiffen up the front end, but the biggest improvement is in those steering-head bearings.

    Braided brake lines are a good idea if not already done.
    Do you have a copy of Guzzilogy by Dave Richardson at Moto International in Seattle? If not, try and get a look at one - he has a simple modification that boosts power to the starter circuit.
    We have a vented sump spacer from Agostini, but it's porous: if you can get one from a letr model, like a 650 or 750, it's worth having, as it boosts sump capacity.
    Be wary of trying to fit final drives & swingarms from other models - they have different splines - especially the Lario.
    The Monza is very similar to the V50/3 - except the /3 has different gearing in the intermediate transfer case, plus different bars, pegs, lamps & instruments; these two have bigger carbies than the V50/2.

    Oh, and the black plastic vent that's come off your sidecover is a common thing: we long-ago had one-piece sidecovers made up in glass.
    Any Q's, feel free to ask - perhaps via PM.
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  8. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Hi , thanks for the post, this list of stuff I mentioned is now all done, once I get it Vinned I'll consign the rear air assisted shocks to the bin and fit the Konis ( once I rebuild them)
    Got my eye on this....http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=753606259
    Was looking at a 850T dressed up as a V7 but got a bit rich for me.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=740241077
    My research in Guzziology suggests I could build one from a Cali 3.
    I'm getting a bit bored with BMW's, need some quirkyness in my life.:D
    cheers John
    any pics of your Monza?
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  10. Voltaire

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    ok....
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  11. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    That's a carbed Cali 3 - I had one before my EV - and the FI model makes about 30% more power and is a nicer bike to ride. But that's a good price, right there.
    I also had an 850T: bought it in bits in 1981, assembled it with 70% brand-new parts (like new 950 pistons and barrels, new LM heads, new T20 cam, new front end complete, new factory twin disc kit, yadda, yadda, yadda...), dragged it halfway around the world - twice - and sold it late last year in a fit of pique.
    Never rode it. Not once. Not an inch.
    I think a part of my soul went with that bike...

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    The Monza as it was 20 years ago, and as it is now:

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  12. Voltaire

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    Well, the Guzzi sat in the shed with the odd round the block ride waiting to be Vinned.
    Decided to test the water on Tm prior to Vinning.....
    SOLD.

    Lastest thing to find a home in the garage....a 600SS:eek1

    And ST4S is SOLD too. Too much power and lard for me I'm afraid.
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  13. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    wouldnÂ’t a 600 ducati make the bmw seem fast?
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  14. Voltaire

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    I thought the same until I took it for a test ride last weekend.
    On paper its got 53 HP and most of the reviews are not very flattering.
    Its what the classic bike mags refer to a 'real world' bike.
    Power delivery is much quicker than any airhead BMW and I'd say would get to 160 kmph faster too. ( on private roads or track)
    Handling.....lets not compare light narrow twin to shaft drive tourer.
    The mags say its a 'sleeved down' 750, well its not as the stroke is less.
    The motor is a 600 Pantah motor and I have seen how well they go at the track.
    600cc, OHC, redline at 9000, 178 kgs,twin 38mm carbs:clap

    If your up in Auckland take it for a ride.:D
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