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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Thanks, I am really proud of that bike. I curently have the bike down for Pre-Spring maintenace. The one big upgrade this year is lower gearing in the rear end. The Sports have a pretty agressive cam but they sell they with high gearing for emmision reasons. It won't kill any in line fours but it will be MUCH more fun with lower gears.

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    That is my second Guzzi in some 35 years. Here's my first back in the 80's.I would guess one of the first sport bikes in Houston. I sold that bike back to the original owner about three years ago. Second photo is resto. in progress.

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    Stickers = more HP.

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  2. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    I think I was a little faster on the 400 vs the 430, both were WR's. My 430 is sitting up the road about ten miles, barely ridden for 20yrs. :cry
    I keep thinking about buying it back for sentimental reasons, but rational thought gets in the way. :D
  3. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    It was so many beers ago I don't remember how fast I was on it but I had just started riding/racing so I'm sure I was very slow. There was a guy that showed up at all of the races that rode a 430 automatic and swore by it. I never understood because it was always breaking down.
  4. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I know a guy that swears by the autos as well. His deal was that he made a rear brake pedal on both sides of the bike so he had a advantage braking into the RH turns.
  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    How much he want fur it?
  6. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    I had an auto for a couple years. I liked it.

    :freaky
  7. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    My buddy had an auto, an 87 I think, it worked well for him but was very maintenance intensive. There was a one armed guy who bought one of Terry Cunningham's auto's, moved the throttle and brake to the left grip, he could flat haul.
    My buddy went on to a 300EXC, and I tried making a CR500 into a woods bike. :lol3
  8. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Fits great. It's made specifically for the PB. It's available in stainless or titanium. I got stainless on eBay.

    RZ Rob
  9. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Eye Duh Hoe
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  10. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    The Shenandoah valley of Virginia
    :lol3

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  11. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    :freaky
  12. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    :lol3... You expect me to search back through old posts?!:evil
    That would assume some degree of sobriety:loaded
  13. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    :clap

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  14. super samurai

    super samurai Been here awhile

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    Got my oil cooler, and my fork brace from marko both the same day.
  15. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    That's funny... I just got my fork brace from Marko today as well! Thanks again Marko!

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  16. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Hell No... :1drink

    Why do you think I did it for you.... :lol3

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  17. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info Rob....I gotta agree with Red tho a pic would be even sweeter :D

    Oops...looks like Mental already posted a pic for us....my bad :shog

    I can't even tell its a powerbomb from that pic angle.....the shield must fit over the "bomb" part of the exhaust pretty well. A shields a must have imo for the exhaust on the L :wink:
  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    :DAmen brother:deal
  19. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    What do you guys suggest (or ride) as far as a used, lighter weight dualsport to go along with the L? I'm thinking of possibly picking something up.....just not really sure what to consider. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated :D
  20. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    1973 Suzuki TS185 2-smoker. That's the only other bike I've really owned... Very light and you can pick them up cheap. Oil injected, not pre-mix. And street legal.

    I rode my buddy's 2003 TTR 225 a bit. Rode nice, smooth throttle. Top speed around 50-55.