750 Guzzi Nevada Scrambler

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by k1c, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. k1c

    k1c Adventurer

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    Hi, I am french and I went time to time on this forum.
    I often found interesting stuffs, so, here I am...
    And I apologize for my poor froggie english...

    I am 56, driving licence at 16, and then not a month without riding a bike.

    I still have a 1979 250 MZ, 1978 T140 bonneville, 1977 Guzzi Le Mans, and a 2006 Guzzi Norge for every day use.

    The first time I saw the Ducati Scrambler, I think, Whaooo ! light, torquey, nice 70th looking, the kind of bike you just want to throw a leg over and ride !
    I want one !! but It's a bit expensive...

    Nevermind, I 'll build mine, and as I love the Guzzi grunt...

    As I need a cheap bike, I found the Guzzi ugly duckling: a 750 Nevada: 13 500 km and 1200 Euros !

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    I undress her:

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    Make money with her old clothes...

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    Then some summer job...

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    I fit longer shocks made by an English man working in France:
    http://www.shock-factory.fr/2win shock amortisseurs.html
    Then the motorcycle is not anymore too much on the rear.

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    After spray bomb paint job...
    I have got mine

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    And it's a blast to ride...

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  2. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Whoa! That is a transformation from the ugly Nevada you started with! Very cool bike, nice work!
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  3. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    Nice and simple!
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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    That Nevada is one ugly bike, but your transformation made it quite cool, and I bet more functional! :thumb
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Super.

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    Very nice!!

    :beer
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  6. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I like!:thumb
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  7. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Blue Guzzi.......:raabia

    You did a Great job......! :wink: The back fender makes it.......:thumb What from.....? :scratch
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  8. k1c

    k1c Adventurer

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    Thanks for all your positive comments !

    About the rear fender, I use a steel trailer fender...
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Super.

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    Totally obvious now that you say it, perfect choice. :thumbup
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  10. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    En premier j'étais comme WTF! Mais une fois t'as mis le réservoir j'ai réalisé ton plan. Bien fait. :beer

    That Nevada is like starting with a Virago or something but it totally came out awesome. :clap



    Sean :bmwrider
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  11. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    well done , you made a nice standard out of a but ugly custom
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  12. RAJAH1

    RAJAH1 Roger

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    What a great looking bike. Excellent work.
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  13. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Really like this bike.
    Got a suggestion you might try.
    Back in the day we would nix the seat strap.
    Passenger would never use it any way.
    It might smooth out the seat lines.
    Cheers and well done !
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  14. sjc56

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  15. wombataus

    wombataus wombat

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    hi mate love what you have done am going to do similar as soon as i sell my trumpy i like you have the v - twin bug in my veins having had 3
    guzzis v65tt, cali, 1000s, was curious as to what modle honda tank sidecovers & seat are off ? cheers
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  16. k1c

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    Hi Wombat, it's a Honda 360 CB Tank, a 350 CB k4 seat and Guzzi V7 Stone sidecovers.
    Of course, nothing is "Plug and Play"...
    For example, you have to throw away the airbox to find room for the coils...
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  17. DualGrampy

    DualGrampy Been here awhile

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    That tank is perfect. How did you know what would fit the bike or did you have to do a lot of alterations? Great build!
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  18. k1c

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    To know if the tank would fit, you should compare your frame with the one of the donor bike,
    they should have similar characteristics if you don't want too much alterations...

    For the choice of the tank, I wanted nice classic ‘70s design, not too big capacity (it's a scrambler), cheap (so produce in big numbers).
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  19. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

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    Very nice. I like everything about it. Looks like a real motorcycle.
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  20. Gaucho750

    Gaucho750 n00b

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    I had a similar idea in Sydney...
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    I need to know from you: What is the length of rear shocks that you decided on - keeping in mind the UJ limitations - as I need longer ones, too.
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