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Old 07-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #31
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When I was 17 I wanted one of those more than anything in the world.

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Old 07-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #32
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You know you're right, when you flip that enrichner lever and crank it you would swear it's a steamer.

I know when I bought mine I scrutinized it very closely as the price was almost too good to be true, but it was a true 850 Lemans, with the ZD straightcut racing tranny to boot. Lovely old bike. Record keeping by Guzzi back then left a lot to be desired to VIN tracking can be a bit of a challenge.



Me too.



You thinking of selling?

PS I'm serious
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #33
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Nice bike I want one too
http://www.moto.it/moto-epoca/moto-g...ml?msg=2566509 (evidently not as perfect as they say and probably more than 15000 km)
they definitely got expensive, about 700/1000 % in 20 years even in italy
not a bad investment if bought back then
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:27 PM   #34
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Maybe where you are, but here in the US they all had the day-glo panel. My 78 was a one-owner when I bought it and it had it.

You can't currently get Le Mans 850 nicasil kits and you can't find oversized Le Mans pistons either, making top-end work frustrating.

It's not a US bike you can tell because of the headlight, it doesn't stick out like a big blackhead.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:23 AM   #35
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I bought a dirt bike from a shop in Memphis that had one on the showroom floor new.

Drooled for years....
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:45 AM   #36
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Love that Le Mans, Irutt!
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:43 AM   #37
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No plans to sell. With e-start it will be a long term member of the stable, even after I'm too old to kick some of the others. I call it the 'Mandelo Missile'.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:53 AM   #38
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Beautiful bike f'sure. My all time fav Italian bike.

The other Italian bike that has always taken my fancy is the orange Laverda SFC 750, but the seat is made for jockeys only and they are extraordinarily expensive when they ever do appear for sale.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:21 PM   #39
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I just looked a my 76. It starts with an F then a star a series of numbers and a star. It also has the racing trans. I know for sure what it is.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:08 PM   #40
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When I was 17 I wanted one of those more than anything in the world.

I don't think it is a bike for a 17 yrs old
...for sure you had good taste from early age though
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:01 PM   #41
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I don't think it is a bike for a 17 yrs old
...for sure you had good taste from early age though
At 16 I saw one thunder past while hiking above a twisty road. The sight, the sound. I was completely smitten.

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Old 07-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #42
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I would hope that the asking price is not too high. It probably is though, by maybe a thousand US. I have looked a the pics again and it's pretty good and almost stock. The brake line up grade could use some rerouting. I painted the orange a couple of times on mine. I like it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:40 PM   #43
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What ever happened to affordable Moto-Guzzis in the UK?

In the '90's I used to marvel at how cheap MG's and BMW's were over there. What happened?

Good looking bike. but imho, I'd find a better deal on a bike offered by an owner. Leave the middle men out of it.

Exactly, it's a sad day when schmucks such as myself are priced out of the Guzzi market. I'm hoping prices will remain within reach.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #44
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Exactly, it's a sad day when schmucks such as myself are priced out of the Guzzi market. I'm hoping prices will remain within reach.
I had a lovely T3 Cali for sale. There were a few others for sale in the 4000 price range in similar condition but the best price I could get for mine was 2400. I've had similar issues selling other Guzzis - big prices being asked but I doubt they are selling for anywhere near the asking prices based on my experiences.

These are the Prices mine and a couple of mates Guzzis have sold for over the past couple of years.

T3 Cali - 2400
G5 - 800
Immaculate Quota - 2200
V7 with Fuel injected engine fitted - 2000
Modified T3 - No takers so broken for parts
SP 1000 - 1500

This is a mates and was up for 3000 but had no takers. The Triumph dealer, where the picture was taken, valued it at 1000 against a new Bonnie.



Quota that sold for 2200 - had been advertised at 2750.



My 2001 Cali - sold for 3000 to the only person who answered the ads. I thought I was going to have to drop much lower to move it.



I know they aren't Le Mans but it gives you an idea on the pricing.

The bike on the right was less than 2k to buy and has recently been sold on Ebay.


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Old 07-25-2010, 07:15 AM   #45
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Rob, I contacted Joe, seems like a good guy. hopefully he can help me source one.

A LM1 has just gone on UK ebay for 4995 GBP from Moto Strada.
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