Any Moto Guzzi V65 TT Owners

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by 802mike, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. 802mike

    802mike Been here awhile

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    I was working at a house and saw a wheel sticking out from under a blanket
    in the garage. I asked the owner what it was and he showed me this. He
    said he would trade it for work. I'll be picking it up soon.

    Can't find much out there on it. Looks like it will be fun though!
    It's all detailed and he said the rear drive was rebuilt.

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  2. REMSKM

    REMSKM Adventurer

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    Ahhh, you lucky bastid!!!! All I ever find when working on other people's homes are dead mice and other assorted small animals. I've had a couple of Gootz's and what you have here is a rare beast indeed, at least in the US and it looks to be in A1 condition. I've loved my Guzzi's. Not as fast as Japan's finest but lots of torque, tons of character and very easy to work on. Good source for parts, if you need any is www.mgcycle.com. Have fun!
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  3. Bettys Nephew

    Bettys Nephew Adventurer

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    Ask on the Quota Group on Yahoo. There are several owners of V65's there. I know Zupi has one. It is another International group and has lots of info about Dual Sport Guzzi's.
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  4. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    ...Yes you are right! Check the quota group on yahoo
    There are a few owners over there
    ..and if you need some help with the italian language just pm me
    I think they are rather ugly ..like most of the 80's guzzis
    but I heard only good about them
    better offroad than the quota that's for sure:lol3
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  5. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Dang! Score! I expect more posts on this bike, lets see it put to good use...
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  6. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    I had a V65SP. I would have loved a V65TT. I actually would love any 350-650cc Guzzi right now. Maybe they will make a V7 TT Classic next. I doubt it.
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  7. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    I've got a V65sp that needs a new home if you'd like another. Main fault is no output on the charging system.
    Jim
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  8. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    I`ve got a Guzzi NTX650 (V65 NTX )...such a rare bird it makes the TT seem mainstream !

    It`s still a twin shock trailie but it has a big plastic fuel tank and headlamp fairing,all in 1980`s Dakar style.

    The Guzzi guru at Reboot spares hadn`t even heard of one,never mind seen one. :rofl


    That`s a nice looking TT there mate.
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  9. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Pix? :deal
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  10. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Here you go......

    I bought the bike as a used,non runner, unregistered import from Italy a few years ago.

    It only cost me £500 to buy plus the guy wanted £60 to deliver it to my house.

    I need to MOT test then register it...about £50 all in.

    To get the Guzzi running I need to replace the missing Motoplat ignition modules..or better still buy a complete self contained ignition such as a Boyer or Piranha,as the Motoplat is like drunken Russian roulette.:D

    All the bike needs is a right hand side cover and the correct shock absorbers fitting...remote reservoir Marzocchi Stradas should be on it.
    Also the front mudguard is sun faded so that`ll be changed..I`ve got a few new unused universal ones to choose from and I`ve got some fork gaiters I`ll lob on it.

    Shamefully I still haven`t got these things done yet..............

    Here`s the bike anyway..........the name`s Gus :evil

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  11. xrmattaz

    xrmattaz sputum is my bread/butter

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    I had a V65TT for a couple of years, got it right here on this site, then traded to CornbreadRed for his R100GS.

    I think it's still in Arizona....?

    Nice little torquey bike, that TT.
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  12. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Being Italian, I have a guzzi ntx, a v65tt, a Dakar baja (one of the 17) and a Guzzi prototype v35 monoshock (similar to the Duna prototype)i, all here in Maryland. If you need info about those bikes let me know.
    By the way I am currently selling the large tank of my ntx on ebay.
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  13. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    Any chance you could post pictures of those? They sound very cool!
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  14. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    i will do that as soon i have some time, busy selling v65tt/ntx parts on ebay...

    I presume the baja and the proto is what interests you, right?
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  15. Mozman16

    Mozman16 Adventurer

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    well, those pix would interest me :D
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  16. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    Any and all Sir! The more unusual or rare the better.
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  17. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    The love for this one started 5 years ago when i spotted this bike in France. Yes the Baja were built in Italy but commissioned by the french importer that wanted guzzi bikes to race at the dakar. Only few bikes are left in Italy. Most are in France and few in Australia.

    Lets get to the meat and here it is in its absolute beauty -yup i mean" bellezza" by the way it is the only one in north America that I am aware of

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    last a flick on youtube of another one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OqXTjivPvA

    and a very well designed web site in french for the small blocks-my bike is the forth one from the top on your right-while being restored

    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/smalltwins/baja.htm

    so what are the differences between the v65tt/ntx and the baja??? technically speaking at level of frame and suspension the same difference that are between the bmw g/s and the bmw hpn ones...
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  18. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    Absolutely beautiful, and amazing, and cool, and unique, and......

    More pictures, more I say! One picture is torture......
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  19. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    That is too sweet Frankenbeemer
    wish my quota was so well designed:cry
    ...Best italian bikes are exported...sad true
    french , austarlians , germans etc have the most and the best I guess
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  20. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    I snapped these at the festival of Italian Motorcycles in Melbourne in 2007. This bike was not there in 2008.

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