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Old 09-13-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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tell me about the guzzi 1000S

I have a guzzi and I dont really know much about this bike. one came up for sale locally, asking more than i can afford- but man, what a beautiful bike. anyone have one?

its got to be the best looking guzzi of the 90s.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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I have a guzzi and I dont really know much about this bike. one came up for sale locally, asking more than i can afford- but man, what a beautiful bike. anyone have one?

its got to be the best looking guzzi of the 90s.
There were actually two different 1000S models imported.

-The 1991 used the big valve LeMans 1000 motor with old school points ignition and 40mm carbs. Usually had cast wheels but spokes were available.

-1993 used the "VN" motor which was used on the SPIII and Strada. Electronic ignition with vacuum advance distributor on a medium valve (LeMans III spec) engine with 36mm carbs. I think they all came with spoked wheels.

Back in the day I wanted the '93 for it's advanced engine, now I think I'd lean toward the '91 as it has a lot more interchangeable parts with earlier bikes.

The lovely Mrs. Nessman piled a friends '91 1000S into a gravel road back in the day, I had to fix it. Parts were almost impossible to find and I swore off limited availability Guzzis until I bought my Quota.

I love my Quota.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:57 AM   #3
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. Parts were almost impossible to find and I swore off limited availability Guzzis until I bought my Quota.
So is getting parts for an older Goose still a huge problem?

After a steady diet of Airheads, I keep looking at those bikes here on the firum and theyre looking better and better but if Guzzi parts are increasing in cost as fast as Airhead parts are, I'll stop dreaming about parking one next to the Hot Rod!

The thing is, they sound so... so... Bitchin!!
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:53 AM   #4
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That's my favourite younger Tonti as well.

As I understood this, the Le Mans 4 engine was basically the factory race kit for the LM3 with the hugest intake valves ever to grace a Guzzi. This results in decent acceleration at the top but a lack of low-rev power. Shifting down 2 gears in a Guzzi 'box before overtaking isn't my idea of fun. (I had a LM4 and a LM3). I'd be more interested in a later model 1000S for rideability.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:22 AM   #5
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Hello, I've got an 93 and have never had problems getting basic parts. I think it would be hard to get body parts: tank, side covers. been looking for extra's for a while. 93 small valve motor made more torque but less horsepower also know as the new world motor.
anyone got some green and black side covers they want to part with?
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:00 AM   #6
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So is getting parts for an older Goose still a huge problem?

After a steady diet of Airheads, I keep looking at those bikes here on the firum and theyre looking better and better but if Guzzi parts are increasing in cost as fast as Airhead parts are, I'll stop dreaming about parking one next to the Hot Rod!

The thing is, they sound so... so... Bitchin!!
Most Guzzi/1000S parts are easy and relatively cheap, I needed the whole right side of the exhaust, crashbars and a triple tree. The basic bike is good old Guzzi parts that are interchangeable with a lot of other bikes.

And without a doubt, they are bitchin'.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:51 PM   #7
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That's my favourite younger Tonti as well.

As I understood this, the Le Mans 4 engine was basically the factory race kit for the LM3 with the hugest intake valves ever to grace a Guzzi. This results in decent acceleration at the top but a lack of low-rev power. Shifting down 2 gears in a Guzzi 'box before overtaking isn't my idea of fun. (I had a LM4 and a LM3). I'd be more interested in a later model 1000S for rideability.
Your Le Mans 4 must have been sickly. I had a 91 Le Mans 1000 with that motor and it had no discernable "lack of low-rev power" unless you're talking about below 2,500 rpm, which is not where any Guzzi twin belongs.

The big-valve 949 is a lot different from the Le Mans III. Guzzi even put it in a cruiser, so I doubt you'll miss any low-end stomp.

I'd want the 91 for the points alone. The big valves, B10 cam and 40s are bonuses.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #8
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You need a copy of Guzziology... http://www.amazon.com/Guzziology-Dav.../dp/B000O3SQBI

Evidently out of print now.

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:16 PM   #9
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its got to be the best looking guzzi of the 90s.[/quote]

Min guzzi is a "97 daytona RS". Most beautiful bike ever and even rarer... thus, always looking for second hand parts to hoard. I am also an airhead guy.
Guzzi=lover. Airhead=spouse. ( he, he I managed to be gender neutral ) Both have their high and low points.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:57 PM   #10
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thanks for the info guys. im trying to become more of a guzzi aficionado (A guzzisti?) after i found a rocking deal on my v11 sport and went and bought it without much research. ok, zero research. Actually, i agreed to buy it on the phone, no pictures, sight unseen. it was that good a deal.

So far, i love it- took it on a little 1200 mile trip without a hickup and had been using it every day for commuting until i got my morini sport into shape- now ive been using that because of traffic. the guzzi does not fit between cars nearly so well as a 350cc.

but all of it has got me lusting for more guzzi. I think the 70s Lemans is one of the best looking bikes ever made- in person its just astounding. the 1000S seems to be in that league, and with modern tech, i was thinking it might be the ultimate guzzi for my tastes..
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:02 PM   #11
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Guzzis until I bought my Quota.

I love my Quota.
If I ever move back to oregon (rural with mountains and gravel) ill be trading my v11 sport for a Quota. very nice!
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:40 PM   #12
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Is it the model that looks a lot like the original V7 Sport? They are way cool.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:51 PM   #13
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Is it the model that looks a lot like the original V7 Sport? They are way cool.
Actually it's a closer copy of the S3:

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Old 09-15-2010, 03:52 PM   #14
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You need a copy of Guzziology... http://www.amazon.com/Guzziology-Dav.../dp/B000O3SQBI

Evidently out of print now.

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Still available from Moto International in Seattle. I just bought one a few weeks ago. They'll even have Dave autograph it for you if you like.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:58 PM   #15
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They'll even have Dave autograph it for you if you like.
Funny I should read this right now. I just stopped in there 15 minutes ago on the way home from lunch and met Dave. Good guy.
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