Moto Guzzi Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Buckaroo Banzai, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    No, he fed us for Christmas a few years back. When we harvested him he weighed 48 lbs and dressed out at 38. I can’t remember what the variety is called, but they are really large. Our place is sort of a small-time farm, so harvesting is part of what we do...
  2. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    Just a quick update on the California Vintage Leggera project. I found the cat food-filled air box while modifying the airbox lid. This accompanied some Mistral Classic slip-ons and a CPU re-flash. I also removed the side reflectors from the forks and polished the fork legs and installed some V1100 Stone handlebars. The difference is astounding! A remarkable horsepower boost of an estimated 10-12 ponies is just as easy to feel as the deeper (but not loud) exhaust note is to hear. But the best part was the new handlebar. Far better comfort and control and the mirrors are in an easier to see position. It really makes me think of the T-3s I admired as a younger man: a really cool cruiser that you don’t see much, was built for hard use, and had some excellent sporting chops. I just received a replacement taillight bracket (the stocker was poorly repaired) and I’m still waiting for the old style engine bars, so the photos below are just progress shots. However, it is taking shape...
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    Since removing the front engine bars, I’m getting more vibration through the floor boards. I’m hoping that the structurally superior old-style engine bars will absorb those extra vibes. The GuzziTech map was perfect right from jump; the engine pulls hard...particularly in the midrange. After years of happy Cal Vintage ownership, this version is a revelation. It is the business on our curvy backroads.

    More to come...
  3. greer

    greer Long timer Supporter

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    Hooweee Blackshirt, that thing is looking good, classy and ready to get down to business all at the same time.

    We've been busy too, here's Doug's V9 Roamer sporting a V7 tank and Bagster cover:

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    Sarah
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  4. choppahead

    choppahead Been here awhile

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    Total Guzzi and ADV newb. New to me since 09/28/20.
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  5. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    Guzzi at the lake...
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  6. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    1995 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
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  7. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    One of the all time great looking bikes.
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  8. coast range rider

    coast range rider I'd rather be riding my Stelvio

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    Actually two of the all time great looking bikes.
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  9. Bulldog9

    Bulldog9 Long timer

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    I'm blessed to own a couple Guzzi's but the Griso and Convert are my favorites. I think about riding them all the time.....

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  10. sbeadg

    sbeadg Found in Fogo Supporter

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    There was a low mile Griso of this vintage on CL or Marketplace this Fall for a crazy price on something like $3,500. I would have considered it had I not already bought another beautiful bike a couple years ago, (heresy!):
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  11. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    I never understood why Triumph didn't make a modern version. I guess you can say the new Trident is ,but it doesn't look as good.
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  12. sbeadg

    sbeadg Found in Fogo Supporter

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    Agree on the Trident. But, What about the T100 and T120? If you're into retro styling, it doesn't get much better than those, imo.
  13. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    True, but they are not triples.
  14. sbeadg

    sbeadg Found in Fogo Supporter

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    Ah, yes. Actually, all they would need to do to this bike is replace the carbs with fuel injection, give it ABS and the ride by wire, none of which affect aesthetics, and they'd have a winner.
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  15. Dave Swanson

    Dave Swanson Been here awhile Supporter

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    V11S - great style!
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  16. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Good lord, that's just about mechanical perfection. Wow, just stunning in form.
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    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    Una bella macchina! Bravo!!
  19. Blackshirt

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    My project to re-purpose my ‘07 Moto Guzzi California Vintage into a comfortable, nice handling roadster continues to move ahead...albeit at a snail’s pace. My “Leggera” CalVin still lacks only the old-style crash bars to be complete. However, I’ve moved on a few tidbits that I thought I’d share.

    55611F4C-FF2D-4D96-B1E9-37B1D03CBE0F.jpeg The new tail light frame is a great deal stronger than the original. The one I found on my bike hade been shoddily repaired. I also took the opportunity to remove the rear side-reflectors.

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    I removed the aftermarket heat shields. They looked and performed okay, except for where the left one contacted the footboard mount. The vibration had to go...

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    To make this bike a proper 100 year anniversary homage, I had to include some old parts. These waffle handgrips were Guzzi part numbers way back when...

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    I figured I should scarf up as many cool Tonti accessories as I can before they dry up. Thus I bought this Matris hydraulic steering damper when I saw that it was in stock. It is not strictly necessary, but a jewel of a part. The windshield causes some funny steering inputs sometimes...really.

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    Last, but not least...bold new graphics. The Leggera lives!
  20. Dracula

    Dracula On a Timer Supporter

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    My nearly 100,000 mile Stelvio today. (Edit - it has now rolled past that)
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