Franken Guzzi - hence Frankuzzi - a Desert Guzzi is born

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Desertpistons, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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  2. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Beauty!! :eek1


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  3. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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    Yeah, nice sled. What's it sound like?
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  4. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Loud and barky.....i can compete with Harleys but the sound has a higher pitch...
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  5. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    Cool thread, bike, and build!

    I guess I'm one lucky guy because I had a demo ride on a V65 TT back in the day in Seattle, not knowing so few were imported. Since my main ride back then was an SR500, the V65 seemed like it had plenty of power. My then spouse put the ki-bosh on buying a new bike though, so I had to continue to enjoy the charms of the SR.
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  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Jim send me a rendition of the rotor carrier. Cad generated file. Sweet.

    Looking forward to it
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  7. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    :) i have slept many times in the dog house....


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  8. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    That might have been the better choice for me....:lol3
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  9. Dr E

    Dr E Chasing after theory

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    Had to stop in and simply say this is fantastic and that the few words I can say here do not capture how great this build is...

    Thank you for this thread!
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  10. chris a

    chris a Been here awhile

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    Yup...excellent build.Please keep posting more info as changes happen.
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  11. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Thank you:1drink
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Excellent result!

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  13. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Yep! :thumb
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  14. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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    Now get it dirty!!! :evil:evil
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  15. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Nicely done, Desertspistons!!!
    Maybe except for the front-rack - but that's because of my general dislike of these things. Too much influence into the steering of a bike ...
    And one more question: You stuck to a near-to-original size of the exhaust-system. Wouldn't the bike benefit in breath (and looks) from a slightly bigger diameter? This point was, in my eyes, it's biggest dis-advantage at the bike's first appearance in the 80s of the last century.
    But, as said, you did a great job! So now go out and have fun with it!!!
    Kind regards, Bambi
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  16. NONAME13

    NONAME13 NONAME13

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    A wicked machine truely awesome job on so many levels drooooool! drool!. Only down side is having to wait for lightning storms to start the bike. Great job and good read love it.:1drink
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  17. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Thanks for the appreciation

    Lightning storms? I am afraid I am not following. My bike starts very well
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  18. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Thanks Bambi

    Regarding the exhaust pipes, I was given the Dakar guzzi pipes and I decided to install them on my TT. I like to have a piece of history on the bike. You maybe right regarding the diameter of the tubing even though I don't for sure if this effects torque or max top end HP. The last definitely not needed for such a bike.
    If I had a custom exhaust system I would have definitely explore that avenue
    Tschuss.



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  19. Anchorism

    Anchorism n00b

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    Desertpistons,

    Hats off to you sir. I love the build you completed! I am very influenced by your bike. Ive got a V65TT that i picked up last year and am slowly building it. Although i kept tossing my ideas here and there, im pretty sure ive got it set now. Your bike has givin me quite the inspiration to get out and bust some a** on my project. Thanks! :clap
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  20. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hi Desertpistons,
    these
    'I was given the Dakar guzzi pipes and I decided to install them on my TT.
    and
    '... max top end HP. The last definitely not needed for such a bike. '
    are strong points. I agree!
    Kind regards, Bambi