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    Posted: 28 Jan 2019 at 23:15
hi peeps. I've got a Florida and I'm getting annoyed with it just sitting in my garage, I need it on the road. I'm looking for anyone local to lowestoft suffolk that wouldn't mind pointing me in the right direction on how to do this and maybe helping too. 

I hope to hear from. Someone soon :-)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2019 at 08:53
Welcome! Can't help you with getting back on the road, but someone will surely be near to you!

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Hi and welcome , what is the problem for getting it on road ?Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bearpoole Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2019 at 15:30
hi. I wish I knew lol. I know t be brakes need sorting but it seems to run like sh*t too. I've never worked on a bike before so all new to me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2019 at 15:31
I gave the guy this site as he was asking on an american guzzi site .... needs someone to take a look see at his 650 guzzi 
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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome. Sure someone must be near you.
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Originally posted by Bearpoole Bearpoole wrote:

hi. I wish I knew lol. I know t be brakes need sorting but it seems to run like sh*t too. I've never worked on a bike before so all new to me. 

As you have no experience, which you sensibly admit, rather than trying to learn and inflict damage upon the machine or yourself
why not consider paying a Guzzi Specialist to sort it out, then you can enjoy it once the weather warms up ( about september in Lowestoft !!)
couple of questions, did you buy the machine with the intention of fixing it yourself, or did you inherit it

if you purchased it and its in a bad way, it might be cheaper to sell it to a breakers and spend the dosh on a better machine, again a specialist will give you the honest truth

Far too many motorcycles are messed about with by ham fisted idiots in sheds wanting to create a custom like the one they see on TV , that rarely works out well, as the ones you see on TV have had thousands of hours of work and lots of specialist skills
( just look at all the Customs for sale on Ebay, selling to fund a new project ie they F***** it up)

a muppet near me buggers up perfectly good motorcycles and creates death traps calling them built in the shed customs, having test ridden one for a friend who wanted to buy it I promptly returned the thing, and upset the buffoon by telling him to scrap it, it was awful and had several visible faults and very little chance of passing another  MOT ( it had been tested before the angle grinder session)
I can be rather blunt, but having a friends death on my hands is something I dont want, nor the constant visits to my workshop to assist him fixing it ( been there done that)
( he purchased a machine from a dealer and has had no problems)


Baldrick down the big smoke is a top bloke and knows his stuff, the advantage of using a specialist is they know the short cuts, whats likely to go wrong and where to source parts



I had my machine refurbished by Nigel at N.B.S. about ten years ago he collects as well, it will work out cheaper in the long run,


 I also have a contact who runs all over the country collecting and delivering motorcycles, if you ping him he will let you know when he is in your area




Tony Botto near Oxford also restores and refurbishes motorcycles
he can collect but ti would be better to use  the guy above if he is going past you
he services mine





a problem with owning a niche bike like a Guzzi is that specialists are spread out all over the place, I have a round trip of 70 miles to get mine serviced, but its worth it as Tony knows his stuff



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2019 at 12:09
Is the right answer.
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Harsh but true.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2019 at 15:21
I agree with these chaps, with Baldrick at the top of the list, just from what I've read on here over the last few years. ALTERNATIVELY: There used to a chap called Paul Stammers, lived in North Lowestoft. Smashing bloke who could fix anything on a bike, my parents lived in the same road as him not long ago. I don't know if he's still there or fiddling with bikes but he'd know a trustworthy person who can help.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2019 at 15:32
if the bike runs but just needs brakes sorting go to a known mechanic as get brakes wrong it is going to hurt someone ....
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