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Topic: Bikes seen on t'Web...
Posted By: Blind Lemon Ade
Subject: Bikes seen on t'Web...
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2015 at 16:50
How about one thread for "interesting bikes for sale, which I have spotted"... Who knows, it might catch on!


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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2015 at 19:58
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-850-T3-CALIFORNIA-1980-GREAT-TOURER-CRUISER-CONTINENT-CROSSING-BIKE-/201367309943?" rel="nofollow - Cali 1 in Nottingham (nowt to do wi' me) Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2015 at 20:28
Looks like a good un.


Posted By: vendetta761
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2015 at 20:32
Looks grand but will go well over my price range and probably double what I can afford but it does look well worth it.

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G5, V11 , 2 x Z1000 ST = 4/10 Must try harder .


Posted By: steelidan
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 15:42
Is it me or does this seem quite cheap?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261922165572?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Unfortunately way to far away for me to have a look at.


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 15:47
We-ell, 13 years old? Not 'classic' yet?



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Posted By: steelidan
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 15:50
But a lot of bike for the price, and surely a future classic?


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 15:59
Complain to seller! LOL



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Posted By: steelidan
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 16:08
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

Complain to seller! LOL


You've got me there. Thought it might be a good buy for someone local looking for a v11 or similar.


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 19:02
Got a real nice V11 Le Mans for sale got a cali EV lined up so sensible offers listened to

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Posted By: PeterC
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 20:01

This V50 looks interesting and very cheap!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C625023#


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 20:55
Originally posted by PeterC PeterC wrote:


This V50 looks interesting and very cheap!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C625023#


Phoned seller, but he's already got a viewing tomorrow, and it's more or less sold. Bargain for someone.


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 20:59
V50's are ok bikes BUT you really do have to keep a very close eye on the oil levels they use it and will grenade easily ....they are getting a bit long in the tooth now the later 750's are a better bet the Nevada series are low seat height which helps low speed situations


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Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 16:38
[QUOTE=iceni] [QUOTE=PeterC]

This V50 looks interesting and very cheap!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C625023#

Apparently sold today to a very nice chap from Brighton.


Posted By: PeterC
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 17:48
Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

[QUOTE=iceni] [QUOTE=PeterC]

This V50 looks interesting and very cheap!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C625023#

Apparently sold today to a very nice chap from Brighton.

Not surprised it went so quickly - there is a 'barn find' V65 on Ebay going for the around same figure.


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 21:13
Cali/G5 in Inverness.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V1000-G5-/171823202784" rel="nofollow - Link


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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 22:37
Has anyone noticed that loads of T3 Calis seem to come up for sale in Scotland? I'm sure someone has a smart answer


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 22:45
It's simply to torment Southerners...

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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 22:55
Maybe Nichola Sturgeon said they've got to go?


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 08:23
Originally posted by David Nimrod David Nimrod wrote:

Cali/G5 in Inverness.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V1000-G5-/171823202784" rel="nofollow - Link

That looks like a good "Cali on the cheap"  Change the badges and most people (except here) would be none the wiser. 

However, I see that this one has the rear footrests as part of the crashbar. I've seen this elsewhere yet mine and others have separate ones.  Was this specific to certain models or a year change or just a modification? 


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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 08:26
Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:


That looks like a good "Cali on the cheap".

All it seems to need (visually), is a set of the correct wire wheels...




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Posted By: Ianboydsnr
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 08:59
Originally posted by David Nimrod David Nimrod wrote:

Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:


That looks like a good "Cali on the cheap".

All it seems to need (visually), is a set of the correct wire wheels...



and the correct rear light!


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 09:01
Yes, looks like a good bike for the money. Ten years ago my T3 California also came from Scotland, near Aberdeen but luckily he agreed to meet me at the border..


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Posted By: vendetta761
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 09:08
She looks fine but a bit of a way to travel, still I shall ask my man in Ullapool if he will pop over, he is nearest!

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Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 10:51
Originally posted by Ianboydsnr Ianboydsnr wrote:

Originally posted by David Nimrod David Nimrod wrote:

Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:


That looks like a good "Cali on the cheap".

All it seems to need (visually), is a set of the correct wire wheels...


and the correct rear light!

Okay, and the instruments.

Beginning to wish I hadn't mentioned it!  LOL






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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 11:55
Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

Originally posted by David Nimrod David Nimrod wrote:

Cali/G5 in Inverness.

However, I see that this one has the rear footrests as part of the crashbar. I've seen this elsewhere yet mine and others have separate ones.  Was this specific to certain models or a year change or just a modification? 


I'm no marque specialist, but I have a pair of similar rear crashbars in the 'parts box" (that's what I call that pile of stuff). They differ from my 'proper' Cali crashbars, which are pretty much vertical, when viewed from side-on. The ones with the footrests *on* the bar (which is, apparently, just a slid-on item) are slightly angled when viewed from side-on. I always assumed that they came off a loop frame. They also have a threaded fitting on the lower part, rather than the 'triangular' bracket on the Cali ones.

I can photograph the two, for comparison, later today if anyone is really interested (and assuming that a real expert doesn't happen by before then).

That Cali/G5 looks like a bloody good buy, judging from the photos. I like spoked wheels, but - let's face it - you can't see them from the saddle, can you?  (o;


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 14:37
Interesting - my T3 Cali, which is in original unrestored condition, and is an early bike made I think in late 1975, has the rubbers on the crash bars. That's because it had the earlier boxes that hinged upwards. I think when the second type of boxes came, the 'fag packet' ones, they changed to a seperate pillion footrest as it was impossibe for the pillion to bend their leg round the newer boxes, unless of course it was made of rubber, or detachable in some way.


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Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 15:15
What, they changed from something TO the fag packets?  As if they were an improvement on what went before! How bad were they?

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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 17:48
Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

What, they changed from something TO the fag packets?  As if they were an improvement on what went before! How bad were they?

Really bad! However, like the original twist and snap switchgear, look good and are rather quaint in an Italian way. Obviously only ever put waterproof things in them! I'm actually after a pair for mine


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 18:09
These are mine..




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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 18:58
The rear crashbars are correct with the footrests incorporated into them My 1976 V1000 was built as a Convert and altered professionally to run a gearbox, no mean feat, the crashbars are the oem ones same boxes as a cali t3 AND THE FOOTRESTS ARE BUILT IN however Later T3 California and G5 bikes had the footrests separate from the rear crashbar I hope this helps
 
Guzzi do often have variations in the model run some are a bit weird You will read the eagle emblem always faces forward so there are right and left hand ones I had a real good friend who had a Mille GT from new and the eagles on the tank one faced forward one faced to the rear...go figure !Big smile
 
Funny anomalies I have seen are white lettering on the MOTO-GUZZI metal emblem yet gold pin striping and vice versa then you find them with matching .... one of the "Quirks" of Guzzi
 
On the tank some have the chrome flip cap and THAT can be flip at front or rear and others will have the flap with filler cap beneath the T3's do be mostly of the chrome flip cap variety ....unless of course ( as they used to say ) YOU know better .....LOL


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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 19:10
By the way the Cali 2 had the Krauser type panniers which worked ok and were a but better than the Fag packet ones they were superceeded by the Moto-Guzzi marked Givi Boxes I retro fitted Givi to my V1000 as they are waterproof (Unless you either over load them OR leave the bit of string that keeps the lid from flipping wide open out through the seal) The EV went to I think Hepco Boxes
 
One tip on all panniers is to use a suitcase strap all around them and the frames I have seen one come off ..maybe owner error , but a strap around the lot will prevent a disaster, Did see someone arrive at a V twin and the pannier catch had come loose on the Cali 2 type panniers the suitcase strap saved the contents being spilt, luckily it was a sunny one so nothing got damaged. For the very small cost it is a belt and braces approach
 
And finally .... IF anyone does fit Givi equipment note the following
1) The Givi "universal fitting kit is rubbish get some flat bar steel and either make or have made your own mounts for the side "wings"
2) If you fit a top box Guzzi used the chrome carrier and fitted the wing plate to that which meant the side wings can be fitted lower and further forward than if you attempt to use the Givi total wingrack system
 
Using the Givi sys on its own does lead to instability at speed due to the side bags being too high and too far back it also ha the top box higher which on it's own can create a light "weave" at spirited speeds I found that one out on the Continent as I hit 90 ....oooops!
 
I sorted the V1000 (same frame as the T3 cali and Cali 2 ) you will need to fabricate spacers I find that for spacers go buy some Chromed heating pipe there are 2 bores the smaller often does the job you can either use a hacksaw OR get a pipe cutter , well worth it, that way you get proper length spacer in chrome .... easy to do and looks good.


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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2015 at 07:49
Nice tip about using the chrome water pipe


Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2015 at 08:45
Now I thought the 'fag packet' ones were the ones that opened like an old carton of cigarettes. LIke the ones in your video, @ItalianMotor.

And does anyone have *one* of these, that isn't broken, and they might care to part with?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VswFDXUGEo" rel="nofollow -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VswFDXUGEo


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 14:26
I've got a pair of fag cartons in a rough state that I would happily part with!

Or I could keep them till they're the only ones left and worth thousands!


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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 14:44
I had two good ones. And then someone helped me with my low-speed landings, which (amongst other things) ripped the lid of one of the good ones. So now I'd really like to get another good one.

In the meantime, if anyone has any experience with glues which actually work on this type of plastic, I might continue trying to fashion a repair with some carbon fibre tube.


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 15:41
Was looking on E-bay recently there are the old style panniers advertised on there in universal hard panniers......

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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 15:48
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

Was looking on E-bay recently there are the old style panniers advertised on there in universal hard panniers......


That's a useful lead - thanks!  Not seeing any at the moment, that's for sure. But you might have better looking skills than I. If you're still seeing them, I'd appreciate a PM with a link - thanks!

P.S.  I did see the ones in Winchester wit "no lids, never had any" but that is not the type of panniers I have (or need) ):


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 17:57
Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

[QUOTE=PeterC]

This V50 looks interesting and very cheap!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C625023#


Seller of this bike is advertising his spare 500 engine and gearbox on the other place. Apparently the gear box needs attention. He has posted his phone numbers so if anyone is in the market, he can be contacted without going through the MGCGB sign in problem.


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 19:12
Those are what I take to to be the 'fag packet' ones, yes, as their lids are shaped like the top of a packet of 20 Bensons/Rothmans/Embassy/Woodbines etc..

The early ones hinge straight up.

That's not my T3 California in that video by the way....

Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Now I thought the 'fag packet' ones were the ones that opened like an old carton of cigarettes. LIke the ones in your video, @ItalianMotor.

And does anyone have *one* of these, that isn't broken, and they might care to part with?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VswFDXUGEo" rel="nofollow -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VswFDXUGEo


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Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 19:23
Some here but no lids sadly:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-T3-California-Panniers-Rear-Boxes-Spada-/221798686354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a43b5e92" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-T3-California-Panniers-Rear-Boxes-Spada-/221798686354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a43b5e92


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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 20:03
Yeah, them's the ones in Winchester with no lids!

But, at the risk of prodding what might be a sore point: what's "fag packet panniers" and what's not? I know what I think they are!

And, sadly, I don't have them here to photograph, but next trip to where the #brokenbike is stored, I'm going to photograph them and start a new thread and see if we can't get some Definitions defined.   (o;


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 20:49
The fag packet ones are the ones fitted after the type for sale on eBay. They are plastic, not high gloss, like the old ones. The top is hinged on the inside edge and it looks like a packet of Benson & Hedges (Rothmans if you prefer). Repro old type ones are for sale on Teo Lammers website, 250 euros


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 07:59
Barry - Yes, like you said, they are those - "Now I thought the 'fag packet' ones were the ones that opened like an old carton of cigarettes. LIke the ones in your video, @ItalianMotor."

And like what I replied after. I don't know of any other 'fag packet' types for a T3 California.

Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Yeah, them's the ones in Winchester with no lids!

But, at the risk of prodding what might be a sore point: what's "fag packet panniers" and what's not? I know what I think they are!

And, sadly, I don't have them here to photograph, but next trip to where the #brokenbike is stored, I'm going to photograph them and start a new thread and see if we can't get some Definitions defined.   (o;


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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 08:18
Sorry - missed that reply.

Thanks for the education, chaps. I had thought that the 'fag packet' ones *were* the early ones, and that the top-hinged lid ones (as replica'd and currently available) were later. OK then!


Posted By: Blind Lemon Ade
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2015 at 16:03
eBay goes bonkers...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-LE-MANS-850-MK1-1976-IN-RUNNING-ORDER-LOW-MILEAGE-RARE-EX-BARN-FIND-/171825214008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194b238" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-LE-MANS-850-MK1-1976-IN-RUNNING-ORDER-LOW-MILEAGE-RARE-EX-BARN-FIND-/171825214008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194b238

Do I hear £10k? Shocked

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motoguizzi-Le-Mans-/171825222308?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194d2a4" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motoguizzi-Le-Mans-/171825222308?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194d2a4

Reckons he's seen 'em go for £8-10k... Confused


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Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2015 at 20:19
Originally posted by Blind Lemon Ade Blind Lemon Ade wrote:

eBay goes bonkers...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-LE-MANS-850-MK1-1976-IN-RUNNING-ORDER-LOW-MILEAGE-RARE-EX-BARN-FIND-/171825214008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194b238" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-LE-MANS-850-MK1-1976-IN-RUNNING-ORDER-LOW-MILEAGE-RARE-EX-BARN-FIND-/171825214008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item280194b238

Do I hear £10k? Shocked


Not from me you don't! Not with scabby wheels, original TT100s (!) and sheared brake nipples.

Anyway, a Tonti Guzzi is one of those bikes where low mileage is no advantage. You've another 10k of running in to do!


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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2015 at 21:42
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-MOTO-GUZZI-BLACK-/141701140883" rel="nofollow - This Cali 1 looks familiar... 

http://www.guzziriders.org/850-t3-cali-for-sale_topic2379.html" rel="nofollow - On here, a while ago


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Posted By: Jezguz
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2015 at 01:23
Ebay goes bonkers Lemon also has a dented frame and a welded rocker box and some fin damage, and he wants that kind of money!! Dream on.. mind you there will probably be someone out there looking for an " investment" and will happily fork over the dosh. The seat on that Cali doesn't seem to fit properly to me, and those silencers could do with throwing away too.


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2015 at 08:49
They rely one the fact that there is "one born every minute".

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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2015 at 09:00
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

 

They rely one the fact that there is "one born every minute"

And of course, it only takes one... Wink


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Posted By: v7john
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 11:07
An Eldorado anyone?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Eldorado/331608365383" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Eldorado/331608365383


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Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 11:15
Saw that last night. Interesting, and I reckon it will fetch a good (for the seller) price.
I rather like the Targa that's on there at the present. Got eight days to run. Just seen it on carandclassic site, and it's up for £2750. May be worth it, but too rich for me!
Been trying to sort how to post links on the iPad, 1 but not Sussed it yet!


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2015 at 11:22
That Eldorado is absolutely beautiful... Thumbs Up Clap

I'd love that, but I think it'll go for good money.




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Posted By: exsmokingbiker
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2015 at 14:39
very nice baby 350 for sale
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-V35-1978-SILVER-BLUE-TAX-AND-MOT-/171869543555" rel="nofollow - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-V35-1978-SILVER-BLUE-TAX-AND-MOT-/171869543555


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Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2015 at 18:32
Carandclassic have a 1973 V7 Sport for sale in France at £19500. Don't all rush!


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2015 at 14:49
Good base for nice special if not already sold at that price: http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416" rel="nofollow - http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416


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Posted By: Ianboydsnr
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2015 at 15:04
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

Good base for nice special if not already sold at that price: http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416" rel="nofollow - http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416

looks good for the money, guilt free cafe racer project!Wink


Posted By: johnno
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2015 at 17:23
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

Good base for nice special if not already sold at that price: http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416" rel="nofollow - http://www.gumtree.com/p/moto-guzzi-motorbikes/moto-guzzi-le-mans-ish-started-life-as-a-1979-spada-1000/1125848416
This bike was at Mallory on display and up for sale, if I had not bought that GSXR 1100 I would have had this bike straight awayThumbs Up


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Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 07:25
Is the fitting of forks from a Suzuki a "known" mod / improvement on Guzzi's or could it be the bike has had a frontal "nudge" at some time? .............Just wondering.  Got mad keen on it when I saw the post, especially at that price, then I thought of the potential hassle with insurers over the mods etc., so cooled off a bit. It's VERY tempting, though, but I would imagine it's gone by now. 
To find out, all it will take is a phone call..........................Ermm


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 12:34
They LOOK real nice BUT are a different thing to ride the brakes are antiquated compared to the Tonti bikes and they are heavy buddy you may have the similar problem you had with the Cali. I rode a V700Cali , real nice , turns heads BUT very very heavy compared to the V1000 even and brakes were , well "of their time" 

But hey that is my opinion, I have also ridded 2 500 Falcone bikes they too are a hack of an aquired taste Brakes...hmmm for me I was looking for a bunny rebbit to run over hoping it would get caught in the wheel and help slow it down lol heavy very slow and whilst enjoyable in that vintage sort of way I would not wish to use one much on modern roads


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Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 13:50
 Someone else will have the pleasure of owning the LeMans/ Spada,  as I'm not able to go and view it just now. Having bought the Cali without seeing it in the flesh, I won't be making that mistake again.
Thanks for your comments Ken - pertinent, as usual.


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 13:56
Any-one know what that lovely Eldorado on eBay went for, pricewise?


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 15:41
Over five grand


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 16:38
The ad said he'd spent £7K on it, so assuming he'd had to buy the bike in the first place, looks like he didn't get his money back.


Posted By: v7john
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 16:40
The Eldo didn't sell. Top bid £5100. Reserve not met.


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Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2015 at 10:04
Mate of mine selling his Co-Uno 125 project bike, beyond his abilities. Looks original and complete: http://r.ebay.com/GWov00" rel="nofollow - http://r.ebay.com/GWov00


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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2015 at 14:06
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

, beyond his abilities.
Not surprised, holding a camera the right way up seems to be a challenge. LOL


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Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2015 at 14:13
Yes, it's an attention to detail that I wouldn't be able to personally let pass!


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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2015 at 17:01
Must be a special edition Griso? 




Posted By: Pinksalmonguzzi
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2015 at 09:08
I was wandering through Maida Vale last Saturday and spotted this recently imported California being MOT'ed prior to being UK registered. I had a brief chat with the seller, a trader. The bike, which had been brought in my Italy, was mint and had a pair of genuine Moto Guzzi saddlebags. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-California-1100i-/171915985248?hash=item2806fdc160


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2015 at 14:37
£4000 for an 1100i..?

That's top money!


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Posted By: rbt1548
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 08:37

It has been mentioned before about supplying lots of details and pictures when posting an advert.

 

 

All the neccessary stuff that a person would like to know should he or she be interested in buying your bike or particular model. On here it's not so bad, I think most have grabbed the concept that the more info the better and the fact that any pictures should be posted the 'right way up' helps people to decide if they are interested or not rather than have to work out for themselves the age of the bike, mileage, extras, service history, even where the seller is located and a contact number etc.

 

 

Now, I know that some people could be described as "men of few words", ( I use the phrase generically, so please Kate don't kick off at me Hug ), and of course as I'm sure we all can discern, some aren't; but there are some descriptions, that, along with "I can't even be bothered posting my pictures the right way up", that would leave me thinking "would I want to deal with someone who can't be bothered to give me information?"

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- So, hypothetically...... I am looking for a Bellagio and I find this....

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- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-Bellagio-940cc-2007-30k-miles-new-MoT-unusual-beautiful-cruiser-/121750969711?hash=item1c58ec5d6f" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-Bellagio-940cc-2007-30k-miles-new-MoT-unusual-beautiful-cruiser-/121750969711?hash=item1c58ec5d6f

 

Basically , one word says it all!!!!!!

 



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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 09:51
Originally posted by rbt1548 rbt1548 wrote:

Basically , one word says it all!!!!!!



Exiguous?


Posted By: rbt1548
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 12:44
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Originally posted by rbt1548 rbt1548 wrote:

Basically , one word says it all!!!!!!



Exiguous?
 
Now that was a good retort!Thumbs Up


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Posted By: vmaxer
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 14:43
Originally posted by Pinksalmonguzzi Pinksalmonguzzi wrote:

I was wandering through Maida Vale last Saturday and spotted this recently imported California being MOT'ed prior to being UK registered. I had a brief chat with the seller, a trader. The bike, which had been brought in my Italy, was mint and had a pair of genuine Moto Guzzi saddlebags. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-California-1100i-/171915985248?hash=item2806fdc160" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-California-1100i-/171915985248?hash=item2806fdc160
 
 
I spoke to the dealers today (RAP), and he remembered his chat with you.
Yes I am interested in this bike.
RAP have been around since the 80's.
After talking to the owner, it is very clear that he is very enthused about this California.
I'm in no doubt it really is mint.
As always, it comes down to it's value, worth what someone is willing to pay.
I don't think 4 grand for an iconic bike in mint condition is too bad.
 


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 16:15
I love my CaliBig smile

Most enjoyable, reliable bike that I have ever owned. Great machines.


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Posted By: vmaxer
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 20:38
Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

I love my CaliBig smile

Most enjoyable, reliable bike that I have ever owned. Great machines.
 
I love my Griso, but I do wish it was a bit more pillion friendly.
I've never even ridden a Cali, but looking at it, I can't see that the Wife would complain on the back.


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 21:02
On my 2002 Cali EV the room for pillion passenger was VERY tight, even with a skinny 14 yr old on the back!


Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 10:51
It's not often I see a Guzzi build that I positively don't like - I have my preferences, and sometimes the build doesn't meet those, but it's still OK, interesting, worth a look.

There was that El Solitario one - but then, they deliberately build bikes to piss people off make art that provokes a reaction.

And then there was this:   http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/09/23/moto-guzzi-blitz.html 

So that's two, then.


Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 11:01
I positively think that looks terrible.


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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 11:48
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

I positively think that looks terrible.


Thanks for the affirmation.


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 15:42
What a waste of good bits


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 15:49
That is grim. Wrong in so many ways.

In fairness most of the comments on the page are less than complementary.


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Posted By: Hustler
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 08:27
Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

I positively think that looks terrible.
    
I'm sorry, I disagree.
It's worse than that, far worse.
 
Even complete with designer dents in the tank, from a Suzuki GT175.



Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 08:49
I'm all for well-built specials but the sooner this recent trend for trying too hard to knock up 'too kool for skool' bikes with zero imagination and ridiculous tyres ends, the better.


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Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 09:02
I thought it was a charity advert for malnutrition.


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 10:46



I find it baffling why anybody would actually build (let alone buy) a bike like this..?

& apart from being a total waste of a classic Guzzi tourer, it simply looks pathetic!


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Posted By: v7john
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 11:38
Most cruelly done to.




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Posted By: italianmotor
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 11:40
Great video John, I love Ichiban Moto stuff!


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Posted By: Jezguz
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 13:15
Its another "Hipster" bastardization of a good basic bike. No doubt they will flog it to some mug punter for about 5 times its actual value and he'll be thinking how cool and trendy he looks. 
There are probably hundreds of ways to breathe new life into an old wreck but this pile of s%!£ isn't the way to do it.Thumbs Down


Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 14:02
I don't know why the constant denigration of the term "Hipster". Far as I can tell, the people lumped in that demographic actually appreciate quality items, even if their choices are not everyone's choices.

A bad bike can be appreciated as such without needing to cast nasturtiums.


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 14:28
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

I don't know why the constant denigration of the term "Hipster"


AgreedWink  

So few people under 50 are buying bikes, I think we need everyone we can get....

There's no point getting all 'divisive' about it, there's few enough of us left, as it is!

Also I'd much rather a Hipster than an IAM badged, health & safety obsessed, bore.


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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 14:31
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:


...without needing to cast nasturtiums



nasturtiums.



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Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 15:41
Yup, those are nasturtiums. Why cast aspersions when you can cast nasturtiums? You can eat the latter, after you've finished throwing them at each other.



Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 17:55
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2015 at 22:46
What's the best time of year to ant 'em?


Posted By: Jezguz
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 02:10
It would seem that I have ruffled someones feathers!! The point I was trying to make is that the Hipster fashion ( and that is the operative word "fashion") crowd are using bikes that were at one point affordable and usable. Until it became "the thing to do with an old bike" so that any old nail (and I use that term in its broadest senseSmile) will be butchered into something like the example that has been the subject of discussion in the latter part of this thread and then eventually they become unaffordable to most of us. By which time the fashion will have changed and they will be into 1980's Fords or whatever and we the people who have been riding for ages will no longer have a source of reasonably priced bikes, and they won't be riding bikes anymore. The "classic" bike scene  is just as bad, 9 grand for a Bonnie! Or 3 grand for something that 10 years ago would have struggled to reach 500 quid. You could lash out 25 grand for an early Z900, 10 grand + for Laverda's, most bought for an "investment" by people who can't afford to get into the 'classic car' scene. To those lucky people who have owned such bikes for years and haven't  laid out so much cash, yes I am jealous but I can live with itSmile.


Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 08:03
Originally posted by Jezguz Jezguz wrote:


The point I was trying to make is that the Hipster fashion ( and that is the operative word "fashion") crowd are using bikes that were at one point affordable and usable.

etc.

100% agreeThumbs Up


Just look what's happened to Airhead BMW's, there are very, very few left in their stock state (and those that are, are now very expensive).

Also of course the same happens to big Guzzi's, a lot of which are gone for good, turned into a 'Cafe Racer' or some such.

And try finding a decent Evo Sportster, after the 'Bobber' craze... there's lots of very uncomfortable hardtails around.

The thing is, you can't stop people 'ruining' (or improving), old bikes, and it's part of biking history.

Just go back to the '60's when young guys (the Hipsters of their time) were butchering Brit twins to make cafe racers, or those crazy ass choppersLOL

What goes around...


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Posted By: David Nimrod
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 08:09
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:


Why cast aspersions when you can cast nasturtiums? You can eat the latter...

In a salad, or battered (Japanese style), and deep fried..? ConfusedWink


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