My Guzzi project is SLOWLY looking like a motorcycle again. The beginning I heard about the bike a few years before I hauled it home, the initial asking price was stupid high so I let it sit for a while. I'd call back every year or so asking if he still had it and eventually worked the price down to a reasonable $1000...but he wouldn't pull the trigger....I had to pull out the big guns. I talked to his wife, who learned that there was $1000 sitting in the garage under layer of grunge and sawdust. The next day I got the call and was there with checkbook in hand. She aint a prom queen but to me there is beauty under the fugliness. A teardown revealed a broken shift return spring and some electrical malevolence but otherwise she was an unexpected beauty. The original plan was to put the footboards back on but I scored a set of LeMans I-II footpegs off eBay for $50. I'm going to take a step backwards and remove the board frame rails and paint up another set of for the pegs. It's been a long haul (kids kinda take all the available time and money out of life) but there is progress in a glacial kind of way. Some guy named Chopperman is spooning on a set of cheap tires and I've started working on a new wiring harness which doesn't resemble any Moto Guzzi schematic I've ever seen. My obsession for the last decade or so has been old Guzzis even though I primarily ride a Triumph Sprint RS now. The Triumph is a wonderful machine, technically better in every way than the Guzzi but Guzzis are in my soul. If I could have one motorcycle for the rest of my life It would without a doubt be a warmed over 1976 Moto Guzzi T-3. Matt PUI ps. I'm not sure how much pic hosting abuse my Verizon account can take...I guess we'll find out.