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    Posted: 17 Jun 2018 at 19:57
New toy has arrived from Italy.
Looks to be original and complete. Couldn't resist quick ride up my road before starting mechanical restoration.
Started first kick, gears engage, brakes work. Put big smile on my face.Big smile
Applied for NOVA certificate.
Attempted to contact Moto Guzzi GB club to make appointment with dating officer but web site is down.Cry
If anyone has contact details please let me know.

Paintwork is going to be cleaned and left as is. Surface rust only. Mechanical restoration only,

Will post as restoration progress's



   


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Mike Lacey is yer man
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Thanks Jerry will give him a phone call tomorrow.
Once I have dating certificate I can proceed with DVLA age related registration 
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are tyres still awkward to obtain ?
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I have read that BMX bicycle tyres fit and the bicycle would probably go faster than Cardellino 
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Hi George,
I'm going through the same process with a Falcone Sport I've just sourced in Italy.  Mike Lacey's contact details are mike.moto@tiscali.co.uk  .  I was hoping to get a quick turnaround and a UK plate, but the DVLA have asked for an inspection so that's holding things up at the moment.  Looks a nice little project!
Cheers,
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thats lucky, a few years ago a friend had to fit different size rimes to obtain usable tyres
and your right those BMX lads go at mental speeds, and the construction of the modern tyres is probably far in advance of anything guzzi could ever obtain back then
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Can you still get A rated tyres for the high speeds involved?
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Cool. Are those friction type dampers on the rear? I dread to think how they would handle my 16 odd stones! Was it expensive to buy and ship?
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Originally posted by Glawster Glawster wrote:

Hi George,
I'm going through the same process with a Falcone Sport I've just sourced in Italy.  Mike Lacey's contact details are mike.moto@tiscali.co.uk  .  I was hoping to get a quick turnaround and a UK plate, but the DVLA have asked for an inspection so that's holding things up at the moment.  Looks a nice little project!
Cheers,
Derek
Hi Derek
I am envious of your new purchase. Falcone Sport is a great Guzzi design, out of my price range i am afraid so will have to rely on you letting me have a ride.
Is the bike restored or will you have to do anything to it? Will check for your posts.

I had to have a DVLA inspection on Ariel Arrow. Young man arrived took photos and departed. There less than five minutes, i tried to make conversation but he knew less about motorcycles than my six year old grandson
Emailed Mike Lacey this morning Dating certificate being posted tomorrow. Excellent service.
 
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Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

Cool. Are those friction type dampers on the rear? I dread to think how they would handle my 16 odd stones! Was it expensive to buy and ship?
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Hi Chris bike designed to have pillion rider, two 8 stone Italians would equal one 16 stone Brit.
 Friction dampers on many other Guzzi models including GT Norge 500 1928 and  Falcone Sport. 
I believe in the 1920s Moto Guzzi were one of the first manufacturers to offer rear suspension as standard.

I am only short and 12 stone, pulls well for such a small engine so OK for me but definitely not for tall person.
Long story with purchase, friend brought back in back of his van so nil cost for shipping.
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Originally posted by George S George S wrote:

Originally posted by Glawster Glawster wrote:

Hi George,
I'm going through the same process with a Falcone Sport I've just sourced in Italy.  Mike Lacey's contact details are mike.moto@tiscali.co.uk  .  I was hoping to get a quick turnaround and a UK plate, but the DVLA have asked for an inspection so that's holding things up at the moment.  Looks a nice little project!
Cheers,
Derek
Hi Derek
I am envious of your new purchase. Falcone Sport is a great Guzzi design, out of my price range i am afraid so will have to rely on you letting me have a ride.
Is the bike restored or will you have to do anything to it? Will check for your posts.

I had to have a DVLA inspection on Ariel Arrow. Young man arrived took photos and departed. There less than five minutes, i tried to make conversation but he knew less about motorcycles than my six year old grandson
Emailed Mike Lacey this morning Dating certificate being posted tomorrow. Excellent service.
 

Derek Just found your post photos of Falcone Sport even more jealous now
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Well done for the no cost shipping George!  I was in Italy last week in my car so was planning to take my folding Motolug trailer in the back of my car and bring it back that way.  My wife gave that idea short shrift so to keep the peace I got Chas Mortimer to collect it.  He provides a very professional service but it was £480.  Tolerable on an expensive bike, but too much on a tiddler like the Cardellino.  One of my Laverda club mates took a fancy to a small Laverda which he saw in the back of a village shop in Italy.  He was in a Renault Megane with his kids in the back, so he bought a roof rack, took the wheels off and put it on that!
While in Italy I made the usual trip to the Mandello Museum, but also stocked up on Falcone Service parts at Guzzi Retro, just down the road.  I'm sure he will also have parts for the Cardellino.  Contact Mario at http://www.guzziretro.com/index.php/en/ ; First class parts supplier!
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Have received dating letter and NOVA certificate, will now apply for age related Reg. number.
Not much done to bike, weather to good to be stuck in shed.
Dropped engine out.
Cleaned and checked petrol tank all good inside fuel tap works as it should.
Cleaned front wheel, cup and cone wheel bearings cleaned and adjusted, plenty of use on brake shoes.
Some pitting on rim chrome but not bad for 61 years. Spokes painted with silver Hammerite


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Let us know how you get on. I thought you needed to have the bike complete before they would issue a registration number. I've heard that they may want to send someone to inspect too.
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