Moto Guzzi v85 tt photography and musings

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Pbro63, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Pbro63

    Pbro63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Went out for an evening ride. After a long week of tooling in the garage I had to take her out for a spin.
    She said how do you like the way I look? I lost 10 lbs.
    Well , I said, you look great. But I was really thinking wait till I see you in the daylight.
    She said how do you like my new outfit honestly is it too skimpy?
    I said it suits you just right, you don't need to look like all the other girls anyway.
    She said I want some new shoes to go with my new outfit , like the Anakee Wilds.
    I said we'll see but those are a bit pricey maybe we can shop some Shinko big blocks?
    The glare she gave me said otherwise.
    It was a good ride, got the headlights adjusted. Broke out the heated vest and fired up the heated grips. Sat for a spell and looked out on the city lights and listened to some tunes.

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    Out for an evening ride to test the bar mounting of the fairing, indicated triple digit speed on the freeway everything checked out ok. Road (rode?) through Pasadena around midnight, lots of lights but no cars. Eerie but pleasant, the occasional pedestrian.

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    Yes you rode your bike on the road...
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    Went to a Rally on the weekend, found some nice roads while there. Imbil, Queensland, Australia. 20201120-DSC02702.jpg 20201121-DSC02704.jpg 20201121-DSC02710.jpg 20201121-DSC02711.jpg 20201121-DSC02714.jpg 20201121-DSC02717.jpg 20201122-DSC02721.jpg 20201122-DSC02725.jpg 20201122-DSC02726.jpg 20201122-DSC02727.jpg
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    Bit dry in South East Queensland, Australia.

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    Warm December day, 11 degrees Celsius so I had to take the bike out for a ride. Amazing the kind of therapy riding a motorcycle can provide after a few rough weeks at work.
    This is the Danube river bank with a bridge crossing the neighbouring country and a nice old river boat transformed into a restaurant. I hope this covid madness ends soon ...

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    Out on a ride today.

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    We had a beautiful 4 or 5 days so far & another 4 nice days still coming, but my road is still all ice :baldy, from the snowstorms we've already had, otherwise I would have been out :ricky
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  9. Pbro63

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    Also did a ride today, last day before LA officially enters another three weeks of covid lockdown. Spent the afternoon for a ride with my son, I always take the RX3 on our rides together as I don't want to burden him with little bike syndrom.:lol3

    Going for that GQ look
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    I took part in a night time marketing photo shoot the other night. So far they've sent me the raw images with no photoshopping done. A bunch of pictures were taken. It was moving on to full dark when this was taken but camera settings make it look brighter. One of the companies the photos were taken for was the company who installed the lighting. I have some later ones which are darker, not sure if I like them better.

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    The project continues as the new year arrives. A single light bar was just OK. While the double light bar is just badass. A Skene dimmer makes it work on the street. Can program two brightness settings in increments of 10% along with high beam at 100% brightness to light the night. Have the (Givi) Guzzi plate out getting painted to match the bike.
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  12. RedHawk47

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    Where did you get the clamps for the fork tubes and the light mounting brackets?
    You can get plastic end caps for the square tube, probably at your local hardware store, or from McMaster. Hide your stash

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    Thanks for the heads up Dan that's three-quarter inch square aluminum tubing , so probably a standard size for the plug. The photos above are just a dry run for fitting and function without body work.

    The brackets came from Amazon and can be bought for many different range of sizes, they come with rubber pads to work on various sizes within a range . They are aluminum and look and seem to be very rugged. There are also different variations on the design to meet your needs by various vendors.
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    This $5 paint screed from Home Depot will become the rock guard for the light bar ( bar light ? :beer )
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    Tomorrow it's off to the high tech paint booth for a matte black finish.

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