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Old 05-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #51
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Some pictures then. My friend has two of them. Here is the black one with sidecar. The Bob Saget looking clown on the bike is me, and the girl is my now 14 year old daughter. He still has the bike, it looks and runs the same. It was old then, and older now and the difference is indiscernible.



Trying to get artistic on this one.



He also has a seafoam green color one without sidecar that is more or less his daily driver. No pics of that bike, but have ridden it many times. A 90 degree twin, in whatever state of tune and however mounted in the frame, always sounds good. The Guzzi is no exception.

My buddy restored them for awhile. One thing I recall from that is the old Guzzis have a centrifugal oil filtration scheme which collects the "stuff" inside the crank. Long years go by, the stuff hardens and sits there harmlessly, until you put some modern high detergent oil in them, then it breaks loose and trashes the crank bearings. We learned that some VW (I think) shells would fit with minimal adaptation. He did a nice little business fixing up cranks and updating in general on these old bikes, making them solid reliable runners. Also told a lot of people not to run a long sitting Guzzi until checking and cleaning out the "trap" in the crank.

It is good to have friends that are way cooler than I. For sure I would never figure this stuff out on my own
Are you sure that isn't a V-7 Ambassador?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #52
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Here's a good looking Guzzi.

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Are you sure that isn't a V-7 Ambassador?
You are probably right. I think the bike is a 1972 model. Same guy had a mid 50's BMW and still has a ex drag bike fully modded out 1972 H2 750 and a couple of mint custom and fully restored RD400s. Very cool friend to hang out with.

V2Rider, that is an amazing Guzzi. Beautiful and bad ass, all in one.
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Here's a good looking Guzzi.

Apart from the engine configuration, that looks like a Yam Roadliner.

Which is not pretty.
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Apart from the engine configuration...
Do you mean the transverse V-Twin?
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Do you mean the transverse V-Twin?
Yes the transverse instead of the inline vtwin.
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Yes the transverse instead of the inline vtwin.
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Guzzis, Goldwings, BMW K bikes and twins... longitudinal.

Almost everything else.... transverse.

There will be a test later.
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Guzzis, Goldwings, BMW K bikes and twins... longitudinal.

Almost everything else.... transverse.

There will be a test later.
Goddammit!

Stop stirring the POT already!
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