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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.
OK, somebody please explain the steering damper on the rear swing arm? :huh
Given that there is some sort of air bladder spring holding up the rear of the bike I believe that the steering damper is the rear shock absorber. Just 'cause it looks purdy doesn't mean it's going to work.
I got to look at this bike at daytona a few years back
It's pretty cool in person.
it's got an airbag as for damping and the afor mentioned steering damper for rebound.
The coolest bit is the rear brake it's mounted on the drive shaft.
Moto Guzzi Griso
A MG "with pipe" is IMO, THE best sounding bike on the road.
I went on a ride Sunday with my son-in-law, he has a nice SV, and we stopped to eat in Davenport; Ooooo, something red behind us at the cafe...
A better shot of the beast, it was even better look'n in person.
"59" or "Cafe" logos.
Does "cafe" officialy designate this bike as Cafe Racer?
Does "59" make you a member?
Here'in USA, shouldn't it be "Restaurant" or "Diner"?
That irritates me as much as "live to ride, ride to live" logos on the bike that only sees 2k miles a year and spend Sat nights parked in front of local Hooters for the "Bike Night".
there.....short rant over.
I take it you feel that your views on how a person should enjoy their motorcycle hobby is inherently superior to others? :huh
Different, but not superior. I just don't like "posers" on any brand of a motorcycle. People that dress up the bike or themselfs in order to fit in. Or pretend to be something they are not.
BTW, even though, I do few things differently on that Guzzi, I love the bike. I think the builder did a great job. Right up to the point where he put "Cafe" on the tank.
Man... you worry too much. While I agree with your general sentiments it's really not worth getting worked up about. There will always be cultural "touchstones" that people identify with even though they have no idea about the history or meaning behind it. It's nothing new. They like it cause they think its cool or the think it makes them at least "look" cool. The "Che Guevera" T-shirts come to mind for instance. "Real" bikers know who they are and shouldn't sweat the samll stuff.
Take a time out and go for a ride Peace...
naw, I don't get worked up that easily. I'm actually amuzed it!
loud pipes save lives ! YEE- HAW
Nice bike. Sorry I sold it.
oh man...why? for the $? or to have space to restore another ? why do we sell our bikes?
Building a Triton from a 64 featherbed frame and a 750 5 speed Triumph.....plus some others
If you want to see a couple more, click on the Buell (American) and the SV650 (Japanese) and there are cafe/streetfighter bikes. I think the modern street fighter bikes are kinda like the old cafe racers myself, although nothing looks as good as a hand hammered aluminum tank sitting over a twin :)
I think it was the ultimate F-you to Honda from Jesse. They wanted another VTX chopper type bike and he took their money and built a cafe racer.
Thanks for the link.!
I wonder how well it serves.
I don't know if this qualifies as a "Cafe Racer" but I love it.
Nice looking BOBBER. seriously.....I love it too.