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Any ideas who had the initial work done by Mike Rich and FBF?

My understanding is the original owner was a Dr. from New Hampshire. Pete might know..

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Alas no. It was ages ago. It came up at a good price although I can't remember what I paid. I had it shipped to MPH and had them piss off the single plate clutch and install a twin plater off, from memory, a Centauro and re-fit an original airbox rather than the shitty pods it had on it.

Apart from replacing some relays that failed and a rear brake lever I broke when I tossed it away in, I think, New Mexico I never laid a tool on it and know next to nothing of its origins.

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My understanding is that Fast by Feracchi FBF are closed now so no asking them.

My experience; when I bought my Griso, they were the original dealer that first sold the bike & had done some recall work. When I called them up they had a record of the work done.

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Thanks for the info.  Sounds like a really well sorted bike. Lucky Colt - hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, Pete. Good to see you're still alive & kicking. They still ask in the pub about the big baldy fella who dropped in for a beer one evening. I plead ignorance :huh: Scura exploded UJ some years ago, I got the bits to fix it but never got round to it. Tonti went in the shed to delink the brakes, but never came out. Hence my absence from this place. One day. All the best, mate. 

KB:sun: 

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On 2/23/2022 at 9:27 AM, Chuck said:

My understanding is the original owner was a Dr. from New Hampshire.

I seem to recall it’s often been said… a Dr from over East. Are you absolutely sure it’s New Hampshire Chuck?

Do we all really think this superlative performance is just the result of some lucky random act of someone pulling together a few selected parts? Or is it the refined outcome of an experienced masterful intellect?

Let’s hear again from someone who isn’t so easily impressed… 

The Mighty Scura would pop up with no clutch in either of the lower two and not much more than a stroke in third if approached in anger. It is a stupidly, stupidly fun motorbike.

So let’s sleuth this out a little more…

• Stupendous performance

• From a Guzzi

• A Dr

Hmmm… what would be the odds that there are two Dr’s out East that somehow know how to produce more awesome street power than anyone else outta a spiney Guzzi?

Ha! I’ll tell you that answer - nil, zilch.

So Chuck - the question has to be asked, “Are you sure that Dr isn’t from West Chester?”

A Guzzi. A Dr.

Maybe East - like in

West Chester 

Pennsylvania.

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Okay… so let’s drill down just a little more here…

Mike Rich remembers doing those heads & they ended up producing some of the best flow figures he’d ever produced right.

Mike also keeps those flow figures in his records but somehow doesn’t seem to mention to Chuck when he rang whether he also keeps the record of whoever it was who placed the order (yeah right).

I’d propose that client discretion was likely Mike’s policy in speaking to Chuck.

Mike also indicated he didn’t build the motor - it was presumably put together by the owner. Along with the order of Mike’s  titanium pushrods remember. Hmmm.

This some dumb Dr sure seems to know what he’s doing. (How many Dr’s do you know who are also mechanically minded - but I digress).

Mike also happens to be based in Newfoundland PA.

Chuck believes Dr is from New Hampshire because…

22 hours ago, Chuck said:

From memory..:oldgit::rolleyes: there was a New Hampshire sticker on the fork leg.

Okay - let’s stay with that for a moment. New Hampshire - where is that? Let’s search Google maps. Oh, the capital Concord happens to be a mere 320 miles North-East away from Mike’s…

Hmmm - so what are those odds? This mystery Dr who just so happens to have conceived & produced the most mental 2-valver Pete Roper has ever popped a scabby leg over.

 

It’s all conjecture - but it’s all about the odds here & whether they stack up.

So let’s see if we can find someone - a Dr - who has the requisite knowledge to produce such legendary performance as is the wit of the Mighty Scura.

So here we arrive at the confluence - it also just so happens that a mere 120 miles South of Mike Rich is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania - a leafy suburb called West Chester.

Also the home of a Dr John Wittner.

That’s more than a mere happenstance.

A Dr - the original owner/developer of the Mighty Scura.

Coincidence?

Yeah right.

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Coincidence :rasta:

All the "what if" and "what about" really don't mean much aside from entertainment value. Don't confuse correlational with causation.

Sure, make a mental note. You never know when you might meet "a guy" who really knows. Guzzi riders being pretty thin on the ground anywhere.

You just never know who you may run into.

I'm still waiting on the weather.

 

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The Mighty Scura came to the "Fart-eent'h" South'n Spine Raid in 2018.

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Y'all come back now, ya hear?

 

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4 hours ago, Ratso88 said:

Coincidence :rasta:

All the "what if" and "what about" really don't mean much aside from entertainment value. Don't confuse correlational with causation.

Sure, make a mental note. You never know when you might meet "a guy" who really knows. Guzzi riders being pretty thin on the ground anywhere.

You just never know who you may run into.

I'm still waiting on the weather.

Yup. I’m just more comfortable conjecturing odds & dots Ratso88 than the perpetual myth alternative.

Your observation - Guzzi riders being pretty thin on the ground. Absolutely!

Even less… Dr’s!

Dr John - Mighty Scura could!


But sure, you might  be right & meet a guy - some Dr - who really knows.

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