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    Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 17:43
A beautiful bike and if I owned a mansion I would have it in the front hallway. Minimalism at its best but I wouldn’t fancy riding it - my neck would crack after half an hour.

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Originally posted by Diavolo Diavolo wrote:

A beautiful bike...


I disagree...

I'm bored of all these generic 'cafe racers'.

The gap where the side panels should be just looks daft.

And remember, most of these bikes used a real Guzzi as a donor.

Me: I'd prefer a real Le Mans (or T3, T4, Spada, whatever).

Hipster bikes just don't do it for me...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 18:53
LoL, LOL

Mucho kudos for the work that's gone into it, but doesn't float my boat either.

Diavolo doesn't know yet, posting pix of custom Guzzis is like Marmite on here LOL

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I just don't get it.
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Yes and no.
Mostly no.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diavolo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 20:57
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:


Diavolo doesn't know yet, posting pix of custom Guzzis is like Marmite on here LOL

I learn quick! Wink Each to their own as they say.

Don’t like the handle bar position. In fact not a fan of any so called ‘Cafe Racer’ style but love those carbs, tank and tail unit, as well as the polished heads. The frame reminds me of my early Ducati Monster. Stripped down to the basics.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sardineone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 02:02
Diavolo it is a case of personal taste and the human nature to fiddle with something just to be an individual I guess.  In my eyes reminds me of the Triumph Bonneville Choppers of the late 60's and early 70's.  Different yes, but the starting point was such a classic as stock.  I love my Lemans 1000 served up just the way it left Lake Como.
 
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Oh. Have you added rocker cover protectors to that LM1000?  Slippery slope that... 

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Some nice touches on it to be fair, but it's a fashion statement.
Then I thought, 'short mudguard on front, wheel throws stone up, punctures dangly oil filter, oil runs out.'
 You now have a chicken and egg scenario, either the oil goes to the back tyre and you're on you backside or the engine gets damaged due to lack of oil!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 09:21
I like it, personally. And I fully accept that, as will be the case with many perfectly 'standard' and highly restored Guzzis, this example may not be destined for a whole lot of riding to the local Tescos in the p*ssing rain. Having said that, I did find myself wondering about the increased capacity for crud-collection by the repositioned (?) rear caliper. 

Thanks for sharing, @Diavolo - always interesting to see different Guzzis here, standard, non-standard, historical, baffling, whatever!

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I like custom bikes. I'd like this one more if it had something below the seat. I am personally not a friend of the uber thin bikes...
I also wonder where they have put the battery?  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 12:18
Originally posted by Omobono Omobono wrote:

I also wonder where they have put the battery?  


Generally, on these 'see through' Tonti custom builds, the battery is relocated to a box under the original position, and at the rear of the gearbox.  On one of the photos, at least, you can just see evidence of some sort of box hiding behind the silencers.
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I just don't get the lack of side panels. My bike has tool boxes, very important for carrying your sandwiches. Without side panels the bike looks incomplete.
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Just to show I'm not biased I'd have one of these




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I love it, and admire the thought work and design that went into it.  WTF sandwich cases!! God there are some old farts on here  LOL

And my own position on this- Well, each to their own but I do prefer side panels. With removable panels and mounts of course just in case I change my mind, after all we are all getting older 
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