Guzzi Nuovo Falcone

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by leafman60, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. leafman60

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    I just read up on this bike. Impressive. We didn't have a street version in the US as far as I know.

    The quote "I don't get paid enough to ride that" was from Kenny Roberts, no whining HD man. He thought the bike was actually too dangerous for the tracks at that time. The speeds and lack of control with the tires of the time made him fear of collisions, especially those involving him.

    I'd like to ride a street version of that baby.

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  2. Kater

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    Poor little red American Falcone, your owner is falling in love with an Japanese baby..........
  3. leafman60

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    Now, now, Mr. Kater. As a red-blooded Austrian boy, I am sure you know that you do not have to love something just to try it !!

    My little falcone is safe.

    I only need to fix its head :(

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  4. Dinko2

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    Hello Leafman, I finally found the photo's of my friends 1925 Morgan Gran Prix.

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  5. leafman60

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    Wow
    I am sending that to my friend with the '35 model.

    That thing looks like new.

    His '35 model also has a water-cooled engine but it is a Matchless instead of JAPrestwich.

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  6. Kater

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    I wish you all a merry Christmas with a Hallelujah - performed by a Austrian Barock ensemble under the leadership of the Christine Pluhar - the singer is a countertenor....



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  7. leafman60

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    Nice, Franz.

    Merry Christmas.

    Same to all.
  8. Redsingle

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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year, in good health, to you all.


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  9. leafman60

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  10. Kater

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    An ancient cut from 1981 of Bachs famous Christmas oratorio with the unforgettable late Nikolaus Harnoncourt:

  11. leafman60

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    Great music. I like the baroque masters like Bach and Handel.

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  12. Randall Antwerp

    Randall Antwerp Been here awhile

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    Dear friends,

    Sorry for the delay, I was away from home;

    Thank you and best wishes to all!

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  13. leafman60

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    haha

    that's funny
  14. leafman60

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE and merry Falcon riding in 2018!

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  15. Randall Antwerp

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    Happy New Year 2018 to everyone !

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  16. JamesNFalconaut

    JamesNFalconaut Been here awhile

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    Gday all. Happy New Year
    I've been flat out with work for a few months, so had no time with the bike.
    9Triton, thanks for posting a few pics of my Carabinieri from the FOIM back in Nov. Pity I didn't catch you there, though I admired your red Civile.

    I see above there's been a bit of talk on the Yammie TZ750 race bike.
    Below is a Mike Hailwood quote from a fine article by Jim Scaysbrook, in a similar vein to Roberts':

    http://amcn.com.au/editorial/mike-hailwood-in-oz/

    The weather at Bathurst was absolutely foul, and the TZ750, which was a handful in the dry, was near-lethal in the wet. Mike said to me after practice that it “scared him shitless”. Fortunately it was dry for the main race, the Unlimited Australian Grand Prix held over 30 laps or 180km, which meant a fuel stop for most of the field. At least Yamaha could see the value in having Mike on one of their machines, and flew in three special, huge 36-litre fuel tanks that were allocated to him, Warren Willing and Murray Sayle to allow their bikes to complete the race distance non-stop.
    It was a mixed blessing, because both Warren’s and Mike’s tank sloshed fuel out all over the rider when full, and Mike’s Yamaha refused to run cleanly until the plugs were changed in a lengthy pit stop. After practice, he told me that he was getting a rush of air up inside his helmet on Conrod Straight, so he pinched a hand towel from the motel and taped this to the bottom of his helmet. In the race the towel flapped itself to bits, filling his eyes with bits of cotton thread. Nevertheless, he soldiered on to finish ninth, a few laps behind the winner Hideo Kanaya on the works OW31 Yamaha, but this wasn’t good enough for the fickle British press, who ran the headline ‘Hailwood humbled!’ By contrast, I had a good weekend winning the 750 Production race on the Ducati with a new lap record.
  17. Contractor

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    Hi all, my black NF took me off from Bairnsdale to Adelaide for Christmas with my family, 1000+km each way plus side trips through the Adelaide hills. Two up on the way home and had a great trip.

    Unfortunately I had a rapid rear wheel tyre deflate leaving Melbourne that reminded me that I was running tubes and sometimes they will do that! A brand new K81 fitted the day before(wrong tube fitted and creased). Fixed it on the side of the road with my spare tube though I did have to patch some of the deeply rubbed marks where it was stuffed into the sidecover box for the last 2 years, hadn't done a roadside wheel strip for 30 years and only needed a lift to get some air. I picked up a spare at the next town and had no more problems on the way over apart from the hot weather.

    On the way home as we got close to Melbourne the bike started stalling as we came up to traffic lights or pulled over for a coffee etc. The dash lights would go dim and the bike wouldn't start, then later the dash lights would suddenly brighten and away we would go. If I kept the revs up there was no stalling and all was ok. That night I checked out the electrical connections, fuses and anything I could think of including the regulator and relays etc. The only thing I found was the Dynostart not working and the battery charge down a bit. Oh well , so i headed home solo for the last 300km as Jenny had gone to pick up her mum in the car. I got to within 60km from home and stopped for a drink and couldn't restart the bike. I rolled kicked and kicked and kicked to no avail.

    Found out today that the points had come in contact with the back of the advance assembly and have been smashed up and the spring snapped. One of the small e clips on the back of the advance assembly was off and the retaining plate bent and scuffed. As there are no point sets in Australia I have ordered 2 from TLM in the Netherlands, hopefully they will arrive before the historic/classic races at the end of the month. http://islandclassic.com.au/island-classic-home

    I had better see what is going on with the Dynostart I suppose, the relay contacts but no other noises or movement.
  18. JamesNFalconaut

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    Contractor that's a fine trip and a good yarn.
    Could your black Militare be rebelling against the dynostart, or was that original to the bike?
    How did she go during the very hot weather?
  19. Contractor

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    Hi James, the dynastart was on the bike when I got her.
    Black Betty, or when she is purring along Elisabetta, is not at all fazed by the heat as is her rider sometimes. Interestingly I did the same trip a few weeks earlier solo on my black Griso, Black Betty aka Isabella, and because it is a relatively flat boring bit of road, and the weather was hot then also, there wasn't much difference except that Isabella is a little more capable when it comes to the few hills and a little less planning is required for overtaking. Travel times over the 1000 km was less than 1/2 hour different as Elisabetta will sit on 100+ all day, except into a head wind, when I get a bit tired holding on in the upright stance, and back off for some relief.
    Jenny prefers Elisabetta's pillion seat anyway which I built out of layers of different density closed cell foam over a slightly larger than standard copy of the pear shaped pillion seat.
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