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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    Saturday Morning...

    Blue sky, open road, and a Classic Guzzi.

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    Life don't get much sweeter!:clap
  2. Ace100

    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    Oooh ahhhh. Nice! What bars are those? I'm trying to find something to replace my 83' Cali II buckhorns. I normally prefer superbike bars but for my Guzzi I want something of the proper vintage that gives me a little forward lean but has a wide (30 inch+) grip for leverage. I've been leaning toward Convert bars. Yours look similar.
  3. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    CB750 bars looks close to what is on that one there.
  4. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I would think they are the standard Euro bars?
  5. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    yeah look like std civilian bars
  6. davebeef

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    Who cares??
  7. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    Evidently Ace100 does since he's the one who asked.
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    Ah didn't see that post under the photo. Thought it was just a random statement by Lasse stating the bars look like CB750 jobs.
    I stand corrected.
    Rgds
  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Everything seems to have gone a little quiet on the ADV classic V7 Guzzi front, you guys given up riding the old things? Well I am riding mine, infact I am off camping to the wilds of Kent this very weekend, to a village that sounds as if it comes from the heart of middle earth, and Hobbits should be at the bar! a little old village called Stelling Minnis.

    Beer with friends, camping in the grounds of a pub, and a forcast of Autumn rain:evil
  10. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Kev,
    I haven't been riding much. Been kinda busy..............
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daEdoR8VOdg&feature=youtu.be

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  11. woodly1069

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    Dang Nick that's an awesome video! Sure looks like the Canada that I was planning to find but the "better half" had other plans. Oh well, we had a good time but were in the cage. In fact I think we were in your neck of the woods a few weeks back as we traveled between Toronto and Montreal. Would have been really nice to get north and see some of the unspoiled wilderness like you guys did :evil
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    Not been near the old Ambo of late. Must get the frame and all the rest of it down to the powder coaters.
    I have however been working hard to seal the deal with another Guzzi which is now due to enter the fold shortly. More on that one soon....I'm sooo excited having wanted one for years...:D
    Beeza unfortunately sold to make way for it.
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  13. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    My Ambo spent some time in Scotland, Dave. According to the paperwork I have for it.:eek1
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    Oh dear Kev, i'm so sorry to hear that. Something so tragic as that is sure to effect future resale value heh heh. :D
    Rgds
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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Friday comes and it was time to load the bike,for it was time for the kentites camp, and I am off camping to the wilds of Kent ......

    So I load Black Bess my Guzzi for what will be its longest run so far, each time I have gone a bit further, but this is it, if it makes this weekend it is officially a camping bike :clap
    I head off into the madness that is Friday lunch time, and the stress inducing M25, but my Guzzi ambles along easily, and I just hold on and enjoy the ride. pretty soon and I have run the M3, M25, and M20 and am now down by the Kent coast as I head into Whitstable to meet up with Mr Ed, before heading out again to join Graham at "The Dog Inn at Wingham".:freaky

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    Two lovely bikes in front of a great looking pub. 16th century? - although I know there are some even older buildings in Kent.

    Sounds as though Black Bess is getting properly reliable and sorted. Time for a real ride. How about some pictures of you, her and the Western Isles?

    And what on earth is that ghastly striped thing across the back of the bike. Don't tell me you take a deck chair..............

    Nick
  17. England-Kev

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    time was marching on, and it was soon time to hit the lanes, and head to the camp at the Rose and Crown, where we would be meeting up with Shaun (M21), Bob (Norton Big 4) and Marcus (Ariel)


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    After a good night of beer and food in the pub and a late night for some of us, Saturday everybody was looking a little fragile :lol3

    Marcus, and Ed..

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    Graham, Bob & Shaun..

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    A little bimble out to the beach for lunch and a chance to meet up with Grandad on his Triumph...

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    Then it was time once more to hit the lanes, and go Duck hunting...:evil:evil:evil

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    So having found the Duck, it would seem right to buy the boys a beer, and as you can see the Duck is a famous pub, and wears a Blue Plaque...

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    We have lost Marcus by this time, as he had lost fourth gear on the Ariel, so he had no choice but to go home and get another one out of the shed! And while he did this we headed back to the Rose for a beer or two..

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    where once again Marcus joined us with another Square Four.

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    So a little over 400 miles all in, and no oil leaks, or other major problems, I gave the bike an oil change when I got back, and adjusted up the front brake, that is all that needed doing.

    A great weekend. :clap:clap
  19. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Of course I do, you don't expect me to sit on the grass!:lol3:lol3:lol3
  20. Bendernz

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    Your Guzzi looks fabulous. Got to love all the beaut pubs in England too.