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About knumbnutz

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  • Birthday 08/01/1969

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    Moto Guzzi V11 custom, V11 Cafe Sport, 1200 Griso SE
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  1. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Paul Lewis is happy to tell how fast he was He works down at the local Harley shop in Newstedt, Brisbane these days. I imagine his "confidence" may not have been overly popular at times but he could walk the walk from what I have seen. He had some interesting races over the years including a stouch at Daytona 86 where he and fellow competitor on a ducati clashed, Lewis fractured a foot and the other guy crashed off the track. Lewis rode to 2nd and then got carted off to hospital after giving his press conference from a stretcher
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    TLM Guzzi

    Funny you should say that about the britten as I havent heard it before but, when I watch it go around I have always thought that it didnt look right, like they werent really trying to either protect the bike or they couldnt right it hard through the corners. It never seemed to want to lean. Of course I havent ridden it but I have seen plenty of footage and seen it live on the track. I am not completely convinced it its unworkable and sit on the fence, since I havent seen it run on a track. My knees are far wider than the heads and as seen in one of the pics with a full fairing, the heads don't poke out too much. Now I not saying its a V4 panigale beater either. It would just be nice to see it running around a track and how it performs against a MGS01 for example, if its faster than that, then i would call it successful. I am searching for specs too. At the end, the biggest shame is that Guzzi don't make something that is more modern.
  3. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Built by the technician Gattuso , with the collaboration of the brothers Gennari, of Verolanuova BS. On the valve cover there is a G with the tail. The meaning of this "logo" stands for G squared, or the two Gennari brothers, and the G's tail, to remember Gattuso's little dog. [
  4. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Here is a PDF of a magazine article which shows the designers original BOTT bike - Pier Paolo Gattuso http://www.fastguzzi.nl/files/g&g.pdf The website has some unique Guzzis too http://www.fastguzzi.nl/
  5. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    and it makes better sense on a dirt bike because of the extra travel but I thought it would have been commonplace.
  6. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Hence the reason I started this. The "No Words" parts.... Copy n paste
  7. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Looks like this is Teo Lamers bike or at least he has something to do with it. Earlier engine pics - With Teo Next Generation head The Bike The Gearbox. Now this is something I have often thought of and couldnt understand why someone hasnt done it earlier. Running the sprocket at the pivot stops the chain from changing tension through the arc of travel. Reduces stretching and effects on suspension. It also allows for a longer swingarm which helps with suspension. The finished product
  8. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    ok, im not sure this is a V11... but I had to share with someone!!! so beautiful.. What do you guys think?
  9. Yeah, been running one for a few years now. I machined up the housing for it to replace out the old chrome one. Later I met a local entrepreneur who runs and owns Purpose built moto and he now makes them and sells them as part of of the Flashpoint series. He also has a couple of dealers around the world too. Have a look at his website.. https://purposebuiltmoto.com/ Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk
  10. I don't think too many modern motors designed and built in the last 20yrs are unreliable. The 90's saw leaps and bounds in quality of everything as manufacturing quality and materials improved. I think Guzzi would really need to redesign their engines - all of them - to truly have a new motor. Apart from the 1200's, all their engines are more of an evolution than a new design and even the 1200 is too similar to be completely new as such. That V10 water cooled engine would have a good start. I look at say the 92 Fireblade as a good ground breaking example of what they should be aiming for. A capable fast sport bike but without care for engine capacity that fits a class, nor top end speed or power. A lot of manufacturers do this now, they have homologated sportbikes and then other sporty bikes ie: 635 kawasaki, Tuono, VFR/VTR, RF900, streetfighter etc
  11. knumbnutz

    V11 Custom Builds

    Here's a couple of other V11 that have been customised
  12. knumbnutz

    V11 Custom Builds

    Thanks Docc. This is now my fav pic of the bike. As always there is a little evolution with a build and some changes on things that didnt quite work as intended. The seat was one of those things. originally I told my seat guy, I wanted to cover the seat shape I had created with some nice leather. I had used a foam which he said was not up to it, so i said replace it and use good foam and make the shape back with the new foam. Well it was totally different shape and the leather colour didnt quite work. About a year ago I redid the seat using another seat guy and I think it works better now in comfort and looks. I've changed a number of bits now and its almost finished Essentially though I just wanted to show off and accentuate the motor and tank and shorten the tail. I actually like the original tail a lot, probably my fav looking cafe tail but its big and too big for what i wanted.
  13. knumbnutz

    M Unit V11

    I used an M unit on mine and will do so for every build I do. 100% more reliable than relays, fuses and electronic flashers. Also simplifies the wiring especially when using button switches Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk
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