Loaded destroys a motorbike (1984 Moto Guzzi 1000sp Resto)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Loadedagain, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    was trying to think of a fitting title for a build thread. couldn't really come up with anything good so there it is. i've been looking for a guzzi for ages. every couple years i bust out the email and pm machine and bother guzzisti throughout the webternet in my dream hunt. in the past it hasn't led much beyond dreams.

    i pulled the trigger this time! my about town cruiser bmw left for a new home not too long ago. it made sense to fill the hole with something cool to cruise around town on. i could go out and buy a bike off the shelf... no fun in that! i'm gonna build an old skule guzzi fun machine!

    here she is as she sits today-

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    i bought the bike about a month ago and that is quite a story in itself! will get to that one later. one advrider gets big hugs and kisses for making the long distance buy totally painless for me. she (you thought that i was queer diddn't you?) even let me and my gang park my bigass rv in her yard for something like 4 days :raabia :clap :freaky thanks darlin' you can make yerself known if you like :deal

    oh yes... the bike. this is its rump end. notice the ghastly fairing/windjammer fell off between these two photos. much much more will be falling off soon.

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    i wouldn't feel right if i didn't post a couple shots up her skirt... from behind (my favorite)

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    and the front for you pervs that like them to see you coming.

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    first impression is pretty positive. it runs very well for a bike that has been sitting for a couple years. it has a bit of an exhaust leak and a bit of a messed primary in the right side carb. i could ride it as it sits.... that's not fun. she's getting a facelift! :deal
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  2. terisda

    terisda Been here awhile

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    Another red/white Spada!! Nice,
    Identical to mine.. why not lash some gear on and do some BIG road trip 1st? ....The old girl is itching for it !
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  3. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Put that fairing back on, clean it up and just ride the damn thing. :1drink One of my all time favourite bikes. I still want one.
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  4. neilios

    neilios Adventurer

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    I like the push type bike in the back ground better!!!:rofl
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  5. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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  6. Whereabouts

    Whereabouts Been here awhile

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    If it's not too late, could I ask you to post a close up of the fairing bracket?

    I will be watching this project closely. What do you have in mind?
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  7. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    Lord protect us, a holy relic has fallen into the hands of a heathen from the north :patch :pope :patch

    Cool bike, mate, one of my favorites....keep it coming :lurk

    PS - That fairing is probably one of the few that was actually developed in a wind tunnel as opposed to on a bar napkin :D

    Moto Guzzi's Late, Lamented Wind Tunnel :cry

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  8. notarex

    notarex Can U taste the waste?

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    Oh god I can't watch this :cry
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  9. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    that 'ghastly fairing' was BY FAR the best fairing i've ever had on a bike.

    aside from pipes and seat, it looks bone stock to me.

    i'm gonna unsubscribe from this thread, as i can't bare to see what other 'improvements' will be done to this perfectly designed motorcycle.
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  10. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    Stick around...Loaded is the real deal, and no dunce in the shop

    ...you may even be surprised :deal
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  11. 240sx4u

    240sx4u Been here awhile

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    Bike is definitely ugly, lets see what the guy has in store. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder......
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  12. charlie98210

    charlie98210 ...a mischievous soul

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    I have always loved the round-finned cylinders of the older Guzzis. The jugs
    just look "right." And I think stripping it down to a "bare-bones" bike is a good
    idea. People seem to respond positively to "antique-looking" bikes. I've have
    many more people walk over to talk to me about my Ural now that I stripped
    the fairing, and fancy seat off it. (practically every time I stop to fill up the tank,
    now that I think of it).

    Of course, if you don't like being nice to people you don't know and have never met,
    then this might not be such a great idea. For me, it makes me feel less isolated.

    Good luck! :thumb
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  13. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Whatever you take off, don't sell the parts. :D
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  14. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    It's a stunning bike as is (far prettier than the ever ghastly R100RS), but it'll be all the better in loaded's hands. :nod

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  15. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Don't know you, but your irreverent tone in proximity to a favourite old Guzzi frightens me.

    And I suspect you like it that way.

    :uhoh
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  16. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    I fear Lornce that you're right...... if it ain't broke...don't fix it!! :cry
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  17. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    the general masses are annoyed and i only posted the thread last night. keep it stock. ride it like guido built it... quite simply that's not why i bought the bike. i bought it to strip and build as a custom. if this were a rare bike i may not be taking this approach. it is not. so please relax, read, enjoy, be angry, give advice, but don't get pissy because i'm modifying a bike to have some fun. that's why we ride bikes in the first place.
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  18. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    thanks mate. did a little build thread on it here - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561561 that was a two evening project making little bits and pieces. it turned out to be a load of fun.

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  19. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    not a problem at all... let me know if you'd like anything specific. here are a couple of the general area and inner fairing.

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  20. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    damn near brought a tear to mine eye. i'd better not make you a liar, eh? :deal hope all is well out in your neck of the woods.
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