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    Posted: 26 Mar 2018 at 00:21
How did I miss this.

Lovely story, great looking bikes. Perhaps there should be a forum get together .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2018 at 00:10
Great History on the Lemon,owned by a vicar only 6,600 miles and of cause never ridden on Sundays ! .Sound investment.
"BEST YEARS OF OUR LIFE"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2018 at 09:14
Two identical Le Man's, now that is a twin
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I love the colour coordination between the black and red bike and the car and dog
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2018 at 07:20
You must have quite a stock of moto guzzi red paint! Lovely collection and well done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dan_s Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2018 at 06:37
Looks like your new restoration is missing the black speed stripe on the fuel tank. That should add you 3-4 horsepower.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wrnkley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2017 at 07:57
Lovely job. and such a pretty bike.
 
Regards your 29ftX40ft barn of a workshop.
 
You could build a 10ft X 12ft X 8ft insulated pod within the barn. I did this years ago in a barn I rented, it worked a treat and wasn't overly expensive.
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Originally posted by Northy Northy wrote:

 
I like this picture
    


 

I think we all like that picture.

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I say the Lario counts big time
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Northy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2017 at 19:05

Oh does my lario counts as well.....



Having two lemans is greedy :-) but better than money in bank. In total cost to refurb it,MOT,tax etc was under £2000. (Handy with a spanner and fixing things )      

Not sure on the lemans,may sell this one in couple of years time. Rides really nice and still feels tight. I will never sell my original one which I had since 1983.    

The Lario will be sold once I can sort out the flat spot in revs between 2500 and 2900 . Its only one side (left hand) and worse when cold and I've tried everything. It ticks over and revs fine once past 2900 rpm. Its running weak (ie blocked jet) as if put the choke on it revs cleanly when cold.    

Carbs been off and cleaned/ checked so many times I've given up....and SORN it.       

Edited by Northy - 04 Apr 2017 at 20:54
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 19:43
2 Guzzi riders own 2 lemans each that will take some beating
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ReggieV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 18:25

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading that. Are you keeping two LM1's?

I have an LM1 which was very rough and a none runner when I bought it in 2009, and it came with (on ebay) a second LM1 which was completely in bits, some of it missing and some of what was there knackered eg flywheel, barrels, bent and missing fins etc etc.
I have spent nearly £3,000 in the last 9 months getting parts together ready for the re-build of this second LM1. As I'm presently re-building another bike at the moment, it will probably be towards the end of the year before I will have built it. Then like you, I'll own two LM1's but because of lack of space will probably have to sell one. Cry
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I love that picture. 
Inspiring story, encourages me to get on with my non-Guzzi project this year (Z1000).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Northy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2017 at 10:55
Hi Thanks
I think its as standard as you will get apart from the stainless brake lines and stainless bolt/nuts etc (every external bolt/nut is stainless...apart from 2!)

How I have an issue as in my other lemans which I've owned for 34 years has been modified...do put this back to original, certainly needs a a bit of a tlc to get up to the standard of hugo.    

I like this picture
    


BTW I do have a heater but the garage is more of a barn (20x40 ft with a tin roof etc)   
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Looks great, good work, looks very original too.
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