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Old 09-01-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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I'm probably late to the news room with this, but forgive me... This kind of shit is right up my alley. Axel Budde is a German stunt driver in the movie industry. Not only that, but he also fa...

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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I love the look of the Guzzi's engine and that bike for sure looks right.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, Guzzis are the shitz, I love my SP1000. I'd like to know where the bike shown here has it's battery and other electrical stuff hidden. And where that tank and boat tail came from. I have another SP1000 project bike that I'd like to cafe out.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, Guzzis are the shitz, I love my SP1000. I'd like to know where the bike shown here has it's battery and other electrical stuff hidden. And where that tank and boat tail came from. I have another SP1000 project bike that I'd like to cafe out.
The Tank Shop over in England. They do alloy fenders and side panels too. Prepare for lots of cash and a long wait.

Electrics could be hidden in the seat hump. This bike was also posted on bike Exif last week.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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Guzzis use a pretty large garden tractor looking battery. Mine wouldn't fit in that seat hump. You'd also need to run your cables down the tonti frame and they'd be hard to hide. Yeah, I've seen the tank shop's prices, but they are offset by the relative low prices of 20 year old Guzzis.

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The Tank Shop over in England. They do alloy fenders and side panels too. Prepare for lots of cash and a long wait.

Electrics could be hidden in the seat hump. This bike was also posted on bike Exif last week.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:59 PM   #6
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Guzzis use a pretty large garden tractor looking battery. Mine wouldn't fit in that seat hump.
Just because you have a big battery doesn't mean they all are. What's the specs (AH) of you battery?

They could have hid the battery and electrics inside/under the tank. If that's just gas it probably holds 8+ gals.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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Very tasty stuff. Guzzi's are usually pretty ugly in normal clothes but this is bare bones goodness. Viva Italia!!
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What a beauty....
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #9
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Never been a guzzi guy but that is one nice looking machine, the lines go good with that motor...
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:12 PM   #10
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that is the only way i love a guzzi. always been a big fan of them in cafe form. all other attempts seem to fail on me.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
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what a beautifull machine...I am sure it works as good as it looks too!
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Clean lines and awesome build!
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:30 PM   #13
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Love it. I have have 3 big Guzzis. Great bikes. I have that same tank with V7 sport seat fender combo cut to fit the tank. on a 78 G5
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #14
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Yeah, this one's my favorite Guzzi too!!! real "machine"... simple, clean, functional.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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I love me some Guzzi's. You can trace a direct line from those to the newer V11 Sports. Stripped down beasts...
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:26 AM   #16
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hi to all,
Guzzi was my first love ... and Imola V35 my first moto !!!
Le Mans ?? .. a dream
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #17
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I am working on a 72 Eldorado now. I bought it when I was 13 and pushed the beast home, NOT an easy task. After 26 years of on and off work, hopefully I can finally make it what I wanted to begin with.

Love the LeMans, by far my favorite!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:57 AM   #19
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an English friend on mine who now resides in Australia has a '79 Le Mans he bought new in London when he was 19. he's now done more than 400,000 recorded miles (600,00 Kms), over 45 countries around the world on the thing and still rides it every day, it's no concourse winner but he knows every nut and bolt on it so well he could do an oil change in the dark.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:04 AM   #20
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I'm probably late to the news room with this, but forgive me... This kind of shit is right up my alley. Axel Budde is a German stunt driver in the movie industry. Not only that, but he also fa...

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I'll never owned a sport bike or cafe (can't deal with the uncomfortable riding position), but I really enjoy seeing a nice cafe, and man is that one is as sweet as it gets. Just beautiful.
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