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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by KaiWE, Jun 24, 2010.
This bike is beautiful- Love it!
...I liked the orange better
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
It's gorgeous! I've been sitting here drooling for a few minutes. Who makes that tank?
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...
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.
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.
this is absolutely beautiful work KaiWe.
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)
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...
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
I'm quite content with the result so far, and here's a few pictures showing the finished result:
As you can probably can tell from the last picture - I'm quite content with the result so far
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
But it looks like a 250 when you're on it.
Very nice! Are you going to stick with the square slide Dellorto's?
Seems like I have that effect on bikes :)
But there is progress, I made the 900SS look like a 125
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...
Don't feel bad, I make my CL350 look like a moped.
Very, very nice bike, by the way.
Man, you really nailed this one. The proportions, small details, everything, just go together like they were meant to be.
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.
That is drop dead goergeous, you've done an excellent job.
Thats a way nicer bike than you old Airhead! You did good this time!
Your aesthetic choices are topnotch, it just flat out effin' works! Kudos!
Hint: next time you want photos taken, call me: 160# with all the gear......!!