Guzzi Weirdness

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by LonerDave, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. LonerDave

    LonerDave Been here awhile

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    Hunter S. Thompson said something like "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Don't think I ever understood it until I brought this home last Friday.

    The plan was to paint over the flames, fit it with a proper seat and start scouring eBay for period correct exhaust. But in the past 2 days, I'm starting to see the appeal of the weirdness. Maybe instead of fighting it, I'll go with it! Gonzo, baby! :rofl

    What do you think? Return it to stock? Get out the hot-glue gun and attach every marble, sea shell, bottle cap and troll doll I can find? I suppose there are intermediate positions on that continuum.

    It's a runner, by the way. '75 850-T with 48k miles. No chrome bits in the oil and had been ridden regularly.

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  2. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    I feel the bikes humiliation from here, who in the hell thought that paint job was a good idea?

    :puke1
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  3. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Vikings fan :nod



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  4. LonerDave

    LonerDave Been here awhile

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    It WAS previoulsy titled in Minnesota.
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  5. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    seats ok, but change paint and exhaust. cafe set with fishtails???WTF.
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  6. outfit

    outfit Been here awhile

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    Leave as be and ride the thing, summer's too short to bother about a paint job. Real mish-mash though:lol3. See how you feel come winter.
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  7. Garbln

    Garbln Been here awhile

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    That's what happens when you have a "vision".
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  8. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    LonerDave----MGNOC Director Frank Wedge 620-285-5798. He can tell you all about it or email mgnochq@cox.net. For parts the best is Joe & Bob Eish 330-738-3944 or JREISH@Bright.net.
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  9. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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    Dave try this-----http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/mg_manuals/workshop_manual_v7sport_750s_850t.pdf
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  10. oldhippie1

    oldhippie1 Been here awhile

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  11. BanditDozerYogi

    BanditDozerYogi Adventurer

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    HA!, I like it! Why make it look the S A M E A S E V E R Y O N E else? What's life if you can't be a little crazy once in awhile? do the maintenence, make it safe, and ride the wheels offa it!
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  12. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    I think that answers many questions as to the thought that went into this bike . . . :D
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  13. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Bandit just wants you to ride it to a Guzzi rally and get rocks thrown at you. But, I have been to many Guzzi rallies and you might fit right in.
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  14. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Been here awhile

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    Riding a Guzzi is unique enough. if you're goi ng to go ugly don't go gay and ugly.
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  15. BanditDozerYogi

    BanditDozerYogi Adventurer

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    Careful Mike, I got a scholarship on my rock throwing ability. And a police record to prove it!:eek1
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  16. e rock

    e rock Been here awhile

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    Only thing to ditch is that lame ass DOT/Vespa tail light.
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  17. BanditDozerYogi

    BanditDozerYogi Adventurer

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    That's a Vespa? I thought it was off a HD. whatever, ride it til your sick of it, then paint it. least it wasn't done with a brush or rattlecan
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  18. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    I'd probably ditch the pipes but other than that I wouldnt sweat it too much. Just ride it.
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  19. BanditDozerYogi

    BanditDozerYogi Adventurer

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    I think it was a "pipes" fault as to how that paint job came about:rofl
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  20. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    If you ride it enough, don't ever wash it, and use a tank bag, who cares?

    There's a great bike under there somewhere. Its nothing compared to the aesthetically challenged bikes ridden by Rodekyll and Ratguzzi (on the wildguzzi forum) but their bikes have earned the right to be...........characterful. Yours could too.

    Nick
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