The Espresso Fetcher (Guzzi 850 Project)

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by KaiWE, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. notarex

    notarex Can U taste the waste?

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    This bike is beautiful- Love it! :clap



    ...I liked the orange better :hide
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  2. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Absolutely fantastic build. I like the orange a lot, but I also love how subtle the black is.
    You have a great taste in bike styles and color schemes. I'd definitely buy this bike from you in a heart beat, given the chance :D
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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Wow.

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  4. gusanito

    gusanito Mindless Wonderer

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    It's gorgeous! I've been sitting here drooling for a few minutes. Who makes that tank?

    George
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  5. KaiWE

    KaiWE Adventurer

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    Thank you for your kind words, guys!

    First priorities has been to get the tech stuff sorted, and the basic overall style decided. Now its time for the real fun, cleaning her up and adding the details :)

    So in a week or two, she'll be looking her best...

    And I'm still a bit indecisive about the choice of colors - there might be a return to brighter colors, but the thought behind the black was to get some "Classic Bike/Cafe Racer" references in there. With the brighter colors, and the modern features on the bike like alloy wheels,modern tyres, USD fork and dual headlights I felt like I was moving to far into street fighter territory, kind of - unlike the BMW which got away with the bright Gulf-colors since the bike was a all-out-classic-cafe-racer...


    That's done by John Williams at the Tank Shop, Scotland (www.thetankshop.com). Amazing work at very pleasant prices - knew his work from before, I have one of his tanks on my DBD34 as well...
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  6. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    This is what the T-5 looks like intact. They are kind of rare but things like crappy switches and 16" wheels were not helpful.
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  7. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Wonderful bike. I just can't get used to the bottom line of the seat going up at the end. Don't know if it's just too unGuzzi or what.
    Nevertheless, I bet it'll be a sweet ride.
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  8. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    this is absolutely beautiful work KaiWe.
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  9. KaiWE

    KaiWE Adventurer

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    Well, time to sum this up, kinda...

    Found out that the original Guzzi brake pump was no good with the new calipers, and went for the one that came with the fork setup. That brought along a string of other changes, since the original Guzzi stuff contained trottle, switchgear and brake pump in one unit. So off with the old stuff and on with a trottle grip from Tomaselli, switchgear from Domino and of course the brakehandle/pump from Tokico. Changed all the stuff on the "clutch side" as well to match the other side better (handle from a 1100 sport, switchgear from Domino) :D

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    The instruments is mounted on a aluminium plate from Stein-Dinse, and I "recycled" the top of the Guzzi dash with the instrument lights to fill up the space behind the fly screen. Thought that looked better than to use LEDs in the alu-plate...

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    Decided that the tank needed some colors "to tie the front and back together" designwide, and ended up with black behind the Guzzi logo with some orange pinstripes. The black area is actually reflective foil from 3M, giving a quite cool effect in the dark :evil

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    I'm quite content with the result so far, and here's a few pictures showing the finished result:

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    As you can probably can tell from the last picture - I'm quite content with the result so far :D

    Still some cleaning up to do, but I guess that I'll leave that until the winter sets in - the riding season is short here in Norway, and I intend to get the most out of whats left :rayof
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  10. Jasper ST4

    Jasper ST4 Guest

    Nicely done!

    But it looks like a 250 when you're on it.
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  11. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Very nice! Are you going to stick with the square slide Dellorto's?
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  12. KaiWE

    KaiWE Adventurer

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    Seems like I have that effect on bikes :)
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    But there is progress, I made the 900SS look like a 125 :evil
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  13. KaiWE

    KaiWE Adventurer

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    Tempted to make a try with some Keihin flat slides, but I guess I'll make do with the Dell'ortos until the season ends...
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  14. J. Thompson #5150

    J. Thompson #5150 300-pound Gorilla

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    Don't feel bad, I make my CL350 look like a moped. :rilla


    Very, very nice bike, by the way. :freaky :clap
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  15. mixxedupmedia

    mixxedupmedia Believes in mahogany

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    Man, you really nailed this one. The proportions, small details, everything, just go together like they were meant to be.
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  16. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    Holy cow!
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  17. schneller

    schneller Adventurer

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    Your Guzzi looks way bad ass! Makes the BMW look wimpy. (I've got 2 airheads.) I'd love to see dual under-seat mufflers on it. That would use that up-swept space under the tail section well. But that's a subjective aesthetic.

    Well done!
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  18. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Adventurer

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    That is drop dead goergeous, you've done an excellent job.
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  19. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Man-o-man....

    Thats a way nicer bike than you old Airhead! You did good this time! :clap
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  20. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    drool....



    Your aesthetic choices are topnotch, it just flat out effin' works! Kudos! :rayof





    Hint: next time you want photos taken, call me: 160# with all the gear......!!
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