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Old 10-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #6106
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Not sure about those pipes?

That's a really fussy AB¥¥¥tion of a bike. The original Laverda lines are clean and pure, this is crap.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #6107
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Looks nice, but I prefer the original round fins
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #6108
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Looks nice, but I prefer the original round fins
I have that motor also and prefer the looks but the power was lacking and the motor too valuable to modify. This engine came from a race bike. Waay more hp.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #6109
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Not sure about those pipes?

Coil wire run outside the frame, hideous tail fairing, no air filters (?), and what's that vent under the tail? Crankcase breather? Either way, the LEAST he could have done would be cut it 3" shorter so you can't SEE it. The details are what sets a "nice" cafe apart from a cobbled together bin-o-parts.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #6110
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^ Nice! I just picked up a black '73 V7 Sport. Does yours have a complete newer (square barrel) engine? I was unaware the newer barrels could fit in the older crankcases.

Get some grips on those bars so you don't dent/scratch your walls. Your SO will appreciate it!
EX-SO took the couch. Current SO doesn't live here.

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #6111
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Coil wire run outside the frame, hideous tail fairing, no air filters (?), and what's that vent under the tail? Crankcase breather? Either way, the LEAST he could have done would be cut it 3" shorter so you can't SEE it. The details are what sets a "nice" cafe apart from a cobbled together bin-o-parts.
Actually that probably makes it more like a real cafe racer. :)

My memory of them was a few nice bits tacked on and all the minor cosmetics were horrendous and rusty homemade brackets abounded.

There were only ever a very few cafe racers that had an integrated and properly built look.

And yup, it spoils what is a handsome bike.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #6112
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I have that motor also and prefer the looks but the power was lacking and the motor too valuable to modify. This engine came from a race bike. Waay more hp.
So it's an entirely new motor? What are the limitations on such a swap?
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:06 AM   #6113
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:24 AM   #6114
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So it's an entirely new motor? What are the limitations on such a swap?
It's mostly "new". The space between the cylinders and petcocks is pretty tight. This wouldn't be a problem if you used a round barrel motor of any displacement. Later swingarms are a bit beefier and longer also. I have one but am going to see how the original works out. I'm not sure how the air filters are going to adapt yet either. The engines in the Tonti frames are pretty much interchangeable.

The original V7 Sport engine and tranny are worth about 5 times what I paid for this bike in 1978. They are being restored to stock and I hope to display them on a stand in another part of my house when completed.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #6115
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:56 AM   #6116
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #6117
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EX-SO took the couch. Current SO doesn't live here.

Complete LM3 motor and tranny.

Internals:

Guzzi gears
Congrats Jehu - gear driven Guzzi is one of the top three sounds in motorcycling. I just picked one up myself - full Raceco engine, cr tranny, and lots of dr. John parts. Looking forward to building it up.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:54 AM   #6118
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #6119
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Congrats Jehu - gear driven Guzzi is one of the top three sounds in motorcycling. I just picked one up myself - full Raceco engine, cr tranny, and lots of dr. John parts. Looking forward to building it up.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:56 AM   #6120
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