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Old 07-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #1351
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Thank you for the kind words. The bike is a joy to own in to ride and it requires zero maintenance other than oil changes. the reason I want everyones opinion is because I figured there would be a diversity and opinions and I understand that there will be people who say that a classic such as the Nighthawk 700 should not be disturbed. I believe that the Nighthawk is a great utility vehicle and its greatness can be widened by having it traverse off road pathways. My intended use for it would be mainly Street with perhaps 30 percent Trail use. I would not ride it on difficult trails because that does not really interest me at this point. it seems that there are two types of Adventure bikes generally. There are dirt bikes that are also used on the road such as the xl or xt. and there are street bikes that are also used in the dirt such as most of the bikes mentioned in this thread:.I don't believe that I will disturb the character of the bike by turning it into an adventure bike because all of the equipment used will be easily removed
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:33 AM   #1352
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looks pretty dual sporty...

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:51 AM   #1353
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Some link to more pics and story about this Guzzy, please?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:34 AM   #1354
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Some link to more pics and story about this Guzzy, please?
don't know the story, somebody will recognize it.

i saw the bike at a provincial campground while on my way north on the Cassiar in June/2013.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #1355
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The Guzzi riders have a blog called Guzzioverland.
They are real travelers, that's for sure.
I don't know how "dual-sporty" I'd call their rig. More like "Let's see how much stuff we can balance on 2 wheels."
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #1356
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I don't know how "dual-sporty" I'd call their rig. More like "Let's see how much stuff we can balance on 2 wheels."

if you think it looks overloaded in the photo, you should have seen it in person. looked every bit of 1000#. if it ever fell over, it'd take a crane to get it back on two wheels.

i had just completed a thousand miles of roads in Wyoming and Montana in brutal cross winds, i don't think that Guzzi could have moved in those conditions.

they looked happy doing their thing, different strokes...

i wasn't too far off, on the blog anyway, when i wrote

I detoured into Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, where I decided I’d stay if a good campsite was available, and the first thing I encountered was this Guzzi, the rider and wife/girlfriend cooking dinner at the picnic shelter. Man, what an otherworldly contraption, no dull moments tooling around on that thing, and people claim I build madmax throw backs. This moto was in a different category, the M&Ms in play, meaning Mary OG and a beat Milwaukee Sawzall were inseparably linked to the result, while at a definable, but not wholly obvious, point in the process, someone screamed “DONE” through the smoky haze, and 15 minutes later they were on a RTW, blogging away via intermittent solar power.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:29 AM   #1357
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This thread make me won't to get an old 600 sports bike and fit cross tires and high bars and hit the dirt roads. By making a very cheap street fighter / d-s
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #1358
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I made a little progress with my Nighthawk 700s.

Added V Strom hand guards, tank bag, rear rack, and shad top case. i already had fork gators, engine guard and front highway pegs.

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:19 AM   #1359
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Baker, thanks on tip. I found some interesting links

https://www.google.com/search?q=Guzz...w=1399&bih=877

http://www.guzzioverland.co.uk/photos-and-videos/

https://www.facebook.com/guzzi.overland
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:48 AM   #1360
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my FT scrambler in the dual sport trippin' setup, somewhere in the Czech Republic on my way from Poznań to Munich.





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Old 07-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #1361
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I LOVE that FT. Great job!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:03 PM   #1362
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looks pretty dual sporty...

Bet the speakers sound great.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:55 PM   #1363
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Still have work to do. Need to mount rear rim, finalize front fender mount, get taller windscreen, get a headlight rock guard and mount tail bag. Then phase one is complete.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:35 PM   #1364
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My KX250 DS conversion. Smokin
What is that like to ride on the road?? I bet I would have to hand my license if I had one of those!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:39 PM   #1365
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