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  • Birthday 12/28/1970

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  1. Yes Steve. The Cat D might put some off, but it means nothing given the prices of new Guzzi parts. Even a tumble off the side stand could see a bike 'written off'. It's not the best cosmetically, but it's original and almost 20 years old. Under 15 000 miles too. I got stung with having to replace the original clutch and flywheel within a fortnight of getting it, and a subsequent wait for parts. I've got 3 bikes at the moment and generally insure 2 each year, and storage space is bit of an issue. I'll probably keep it. I enjoy riding it, but it's not a bike that's best suited to pottering around N. Yorkshire lanes. I remember the Cafe Sport you had. That looked spotless. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  2. In the UK V11 prices seem to be in a trough. You might have seen my V11 Tenni on EBay last week. Started at £3500. Had lots if watchers, but not one person came to view. If you look at sold items, a couple have realised £3000. Have you sold a few V11s over the years? I suppose Guzzi have always been a bit of a niche interest. It strikes me as crazy that someone would prefer to sink 4-6k into a worn out 80s Suzuki GT380 or 500. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  3. Yes. It's mine. They came with 2 seats; an impractical (If you live in the UK where it rains) brown suede one and a black vinyl one. It's a good bike. I've got 3 bikes and limited space. In truth it gets used less than the other 2. I prefer to potter in an upright posture along country lanes these days as the roads are crammed most of the time. I also spend more time cycling (mtb) than riding motorbikes. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  4. Yes. That looks like it. I would check the full length. It does look dry though. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  5. It's worth checking the engine breather hose on top of the engine which does degrade and leak, spreading oil far and wide. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  6. If it's pristine, it'll have to have been unused in a museum, probably with an empty fuel tank. The original finish has problems and these are likely to become apparent as soon as the bike is used. Speaking as someone with a Tenni, the original textured paint will flake as it doesn't adhere properly to the cases. The matte paint on the tank can bubble too. Generally speaking, the matte paint elsewhere isn't easy to keep at it's best either. Mine has the odd 'bloom' mark on the tailpiece. You can't polish these out as you would with a gloss paint. There's also the flywheel issue. I tend to believe this to be a case of 'when' not 'if'. A pristine and original bike isn't so desirable if it's got a time bomb as a flywheeI. Probably easier and more practical to refinish a bike. I like the textured engine paint. Maybe there are better modern alternatives. Harley Davidson have a similar finish. MGB GT dashboards also have a textured finish not dissimilar to the Tenni's cases. This might work. https://pj1.com/product/fast-black-texture-paint/ Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  7. Well worth the visit. Guzzis predominated. Some well used 70s and 80s Guzzis and a very nice Magni. More new than old Ducatis present and a couple of Morinis, but no Laverdas that I noticed. Only one V11 other than my Tenni. Lots of very nice Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfas and a few Lancias too. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  8. https://www.newbyhall.com/event/italian-cars-bike 30th May I've just ordered a ticket. Might be of interest to others. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  9. That looks great. It's a real period piece. You need some 80s style leathers with geometric patterns for full effect. It's nice to see one that's still original. So many have been 'restyled' as home made cafe racers, there can't be many left like yours. I had a Le Mans III in the 90s. When I got the V11 I was surprised how different the power delivery was. The MK III seemed more 'flexible', delivering 'go' across the rev range, with gear selection less critical. By comparison, the VII has to be revved and requires more rider input. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  10. The clutch pushrod on the 6 speed is wider than on the 5 speed. Hence the requirement to use the original button/cup. I rode my Tenni with the single plate and the twin plate. While the 'feel' of the single plate was preferable, there's not a lot in it. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  11. I priced it. I didn't buy it. I got a 2nd hand one myself. As has been discussed in previous posts, the RAM unit wasn't available for the 6 speed-though Scud did manage to source one. It wasn't available for a long while, though it may be now. I think it is possible to make the 5 speed RAM unit fit using the original single flywheel clutch centre and centre 'button' (the part the pushrod contacts). At the time Pete Roper also warned that the RAM unit might wear quickly. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  12. It's the £150 one that I meant. The expensive stuff is there. I priced up new parts when I needed to replace mine and it was close to £2000. The flywheel alone was close to £1000 IIRC. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  13. Not mine, but might be of some use to a Scura or Tenni owner who wants to replace the original clutch and flywheel. Seems cheap too. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  14. I have no experience of Peru, but how about a Yamaha XT225 Serow? Low seat, light weight, rugged and reliable. https://www.loisontheloose.com/ Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  15. Paradiso

    TLM Guzzi

    The CCM GP450 has the front sprocket at the pivot as you mention. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
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