Just Goosing Around... First steps into Guzzi land...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I sold everything I had kicking about the place, I need a simpler life! so apart from my R80ST, and my Norton project, everything has gone, the Z1, gone, the H1, gone, the Enfield, gone, the K100-rs, gone, the newly aquired 80St, gone!
    There was space in my garage, and peace and harmony in my life, I could just ride the R80ST, and build the Norton, simple, we have balance in the shed, and I feel good about the deal.

    Well I did, until a friend told me about a 70 Ambo that was for sale, and how he knew I always wanted one, and how I now had space, and should really buy it.:deal

    So I did, :evil

    I have never had anything Italian before, apart from an old girlfriend:evil but have loved Alfa's from way before the dead sea was even sick, although I have never owned one, one day maybe, a nice red GTV 2000, oh yeah:1drink

    But now I have bought this 1970 V750, and I may even have it at home here this weekend, if all the planets align.

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    Could it be my forever bike?:clap:freaky:clap
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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Way to go Kev thats a lovely bike.

    If you want a pair of Craven comets to go with that top box I have a pair with a rack you can have foc.

    Guzzi:s really get under your skin you'll love it.
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  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Yes please Rob, thank you, I am getting the bike from up by you, it is somewhere around Notts, not sure of the addy yet.:clap
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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I'm off racing stock car reliant robins tomorrow (don't ask!) and heading down to Brighton Sunday afternoon does that tie in with your plans? I'll send you my address
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  5. LonerDave

    LonerDave Been here awhile

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    What a fine specimen! I'll put my envy aside and just say congratulations!

    I was surprised at how quickly my recently-acquired 850-T came to be the focus of my moto-lust. I still enjoy the BMW and Ducati, but the Goose has become my clear favorite.

    It will get under you skin and I predict you will never sell it. They really are that special. You might find the need to add a Le Mans at some point, though!

    Looks to be in very nice shape. Any items needing immediate attention, or is it a runner as-is?
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  6. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    It is all on the road and ready to ride home, as soon as I can get to pick it up.:deal
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  7. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I'll pick it up in the Van for your tomorrow Kev and put some miles on it Just to make sure it's ok for you :evil

    Seriously

    If you want me to collect it on Sunday Morning in the Van and drop it off on Sunday afternoon on the way to Brighton I'm up for it.
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  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    That is very nice of you Rob, I will let you know my plans tomorrow, can you PM me your mobile number incase I need to ask you to grab it?:clap
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  9. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Should be through to you in a few seconds
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  10. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  11. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Very nice score Kev!:clap
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  12. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I am off to collect it in the morning... :clap
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  13. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Whatever you do, don't let it sit in your garage looking pretty. This bikes were built to be ridden, far and often.

    Good luck and have fun.

    Nick
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  14. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    From ~1965 until ~2002 my father owned exclusively Alfa Romeos - god only knows how many of them. They ranged in age from 1939 to a 1995. The only reason he bought a different marque is that they stopped importing new ones, so they were out as a daily driver. They kept promising to bring them back so he kept driving his '95 until everything electrical had failed (as inevitably happens in Italian cars). By 2002ish, it was clear that they weren't coming back anytime soon and his daily driver alfa was now 7 years old, which is getting up there for an alfa, so he relunctantly folded and bought a BMW. Alfas are indeed a sickness. Beware.
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  15. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    Welcome to the loop side of life!
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  16. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Don't forget to call in for a coffee on the way past. Can't wait to see it :clap

    It's cold up here today Kev. 1°c with a frost hope you have warm riding gear.
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  17. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Been here awhile

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    Great score!!! :clap I'm still hoping to find one some day when I have some money in my pocket.
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  18. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Please tell me there were pictures of this.
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  19. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Would you have your photograph taken in a Race prepared Reliant :D Actually there me be photographs.
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  20. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I'm very much liking this guzzi influx thats taking place.
    Nice score Kev.
    :freaky
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