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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Bryn1203, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    Getting one step closer of having one of each color of the Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport sitting in the stable! I just bought this 11k miles, 1996 silver beauty from a guy out of Maine. She was delivered to my home two nights ago.

    I see another group picture coming soon!

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  2. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    Here's some more from my 2017 year's show display as a tribute to the 1966 Yamaha ad campaign "Discover the Swinging World of Yamaha"

    Getting everything ready for a summer of shows!
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    At Motoring Fest, McPherson, Kansas
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    At the 9th annual Western Colorado Vintage and Custom Motorcycle Show Palisade, CO
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    The Norton Girl making them look better, at the Viking Chapter AMCA and Minnesota VJMC show in St. Paul, MN
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    Just some of my Yamaha's that are busy traveling the country this Summer. Last year I had a display of 4 Honda's from the '60s.
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  3. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  4. billyt53

    billyt53 Phast Phossil

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  5. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    First group picture since I added the silver 1100 Sport to the stable 2 month ago....

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  6. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    i see you have 2 red ones. I'll trade you a KLR 650 and a testicle or kidney, your choice!
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  7. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    Thanks for the offer, but I already have a black KLR around the house collecting dust..... however, you can keep your testicle, but I'll keep the kidney offer in mind..........
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  8. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    Installed the new powder coated black wheels, valve covers, and crash bars tonight. I didn't know if changing the wheels and valve cover color from silver to black would look good on this yellow 1100 Sport, and I'm glad to say that I like the way she looks now better then before! The wheels were powder coated, got new wheel bearings, valve stems, new Dunlop tires, new Brembo Rotors, and brake pads. The new painted front fender was suppose to also be ready for pickup this morning, but it wasn't........ It's going to be another week or so before I get this last part installed in order to get this bike completed for this years riding season. I didn't know if I would like the black valve covers on this bike, but I think that they pull everything together nicely with the frame, wheels, and rear swingarm being in the same black color coating. I usually don't like yellow on a motorcycle, but I think that the 1100 Sport is one sexy looking bike in yellow!

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  9. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    I keep drooling over your harem's pictures.. they all look gorgeous. If you do not mind me asking, could you please share where have you had the powder coating done.
  10. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    And looking at this sexy ride! I just bought this Nero metallic 1997 MG 1100 Sport with only 1388 original miles from a guy out of San Francisco about two weeks ago. I did have to pay up for this bike, but this bike is probably the lowest milage and best preserved 1997 1100 Sport in the world. Only 1340 of those hand-assembled bikes were build in total, and only 200 of them were sold in the US. This bike will be picked up by the shipper next week, and she should be sitting in my stable sometime within the next three weeks. I'm not planning on riding this bike, so she may even reside for the next couple years inside of my living room! This bike is the last 1100 I needed to complete my 96 / 97 "having one of each color" Sport collection. I foresee another group picture coming up pretty soon! :)

    The Nero metalic color changes from black to bronze, depending on the angle of the light hitting the bike.
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  11. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    I used "Powder Coating USA" in Raleigh on Capital Boulevard. The powder coating didn't stick the first time around, so they were coated for a second time, which fixed the issue. The cost of stripping, prepping, and applying the new coating between the rims, valve covers, and crash bars was only around $200.00 The rims have a couple of pinhole size, maybe 5, flaws, which is not noticeable when looking at the bike from two feet away. I was lucky that those flaws were hidden with the rim manufacturers decals. I would use them again.
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  12. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    Thank you for sharing. I have ordered a set of alloy wheels for my Stelvio, that I will want to powder coat different color (they only come in silver).
  13. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    I'm sure that your wheels will be fine with taking the heat of the original paint removal and baking of the new coating onto your wheels, but you may want to check with other riders who have the same wheels, and see if any of them had any issues with possibly warping or stress cracking on their wheels. You should be fine, but it always is better to check with a couple of people who did the same and know for sure......
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  14. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    I know of one person who did, though he's in Germany and am not sure if the powder coating process they use there is quite identical. But his wheels came out fantastic, better looking, and no issues. For me, it's just going to be another set of wheels to have ready to swap between road and dual purpose tires. I seem to be wearing my Guzzi's at an alarming rate. lol. Thanks again.
  15. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    The perfect lineup!

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  16. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    Quit work! Open a Guzzi museum...:D
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  17. 893cv

    893cv Adventurer

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    hondast1300sf2.jpg This is not a Guzzi but it is fast.
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  18. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Motus flat tracker? That's nutty. I believe I'd rather have the whole bike as a sport touring rig...
  19. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    That's not a Motus, looks like a Honda Pan European engine & shaft drive.
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    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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