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Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by GT-Rx®, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. kidsmoke

    kidsmoke Just got it firing!

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    Holy crap...I have some reading to do.

    Jackal as CARC beast. Good Lord.
     
  2. tocino

    tocino Just got it firing!

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    1975 850-T VIN:93553

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    I've had it about 10 years now. 43,500 miles according to the clock. Previous owner converted the front to dual disks.
     
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  3. Warulf

    Warulf Just got it firing!

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    Jackal
    VIN#ZGUKDB3KDXM151192 - Stefan Warulf - Stockholm, Sweden
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    Purchased 2019
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  4. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks for posting. Love seeing the old Guzzis alive and in use, nice.
    I also have fond memories of riding in the Mid Atlantic area. I'm originally from SE Balto Co... however I've been in SoCal now ~1/2 of my riding life. Post often!
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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  6. Derek Wardell

    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    1973 V7 Sport Chassis VK13340 / Engine VK032916

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    Below is the Cali I sold. Should have kept it but a friend nagged me until I sold him it.

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  7. geoffrey

    geoffrey Just got it firing!

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    just joined, and got a 2004 cali stone. impulse buy.
    zgukdc4203m111764. import from italy i was told.
    had a spada 20 years ago.

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  8. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats! They're all "imports from Italy." ;)
    If it's sat for any amount of time, best to spend the time to remove and clean the entire fuel delivery system, and replace in the in-tank fuel filter, as well as have the fuel injectors professionally cleaned (most diesel shops can do it). From there, you'll have to learn how to clean and set up the throttle position sensor (TPS). All of this is well covered on this Forum, so spend the time to look around and search. Enjoy it, sure you will. They are great machines and far superior to your old Spada in many ways (but I bet you still wish you owned that one too!).
     
  9. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I sold my 1985 LeMans about two years ago to a good friend of mine here in Raleigh, and I guess seeing this bike again a couple of days ago rekindled the LeMans flame deep within! :) Make a long story short: I bought me a 9.6k original miles 1987 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000SE earlier today.

    Here is a little history of the Moto Guzzi Lemans SE, which I copied from "Raresportbikesforsale"

    The 1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE (Special Edition) was a limited run of motorcycles based on the Series II Le Mans 1000. Built in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the V7, it has evolved into a collector’s bike particularly desired by Guzzistas. Only 100 examples of the Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE made it to the United States. Of however many still remain, plenty are in museums and private collections, so a purchasing opportunity like this can be quite rare.

    All of the Special Editions had the red and white paint scheme, with distinctive aspects including a red seat, and red wheels. Cosmetic differences were many, though the mechanical differences were few. Engines were untouched, though the acceleration was boosted as the transmissions were geared closer than the standard Le Mans.

    The Le Mans 1000 (sometimes referred to as the Le Mans IV) entered production in 1984 and was made until 1993 in two series. This was a quite different looking motorcycle although still unmistakably a “Guzzi”. The seat was changed and flowed in an upward curve from the fuel tank. The half fairing grew a belly pan and the riding position was made a little more upright for touring.

    The cockpit instrument panel was mounted in the fairing which had been developed in the Mandello del Lario wind tunnel. Engine capacity of the Le Mans 1000 was increased to 949cc with 40mm pumper Dell’Orto PHM 40 carburettors to ensure an adequate fuel air supply to that larger engine. This bike was also fitted as standard with the B10 camshaft originally used in the factory production racing model and had larger valves. The Le Mans 1000 was also fitted with a new Valeo starter. The frame of the bike remained much the same as the previous models but with a modified steering head and altered rear.

    I'm driving up to NH in two weeks to pick up and take this LeMans to her new stable here in Raleigh, NC, which is currently full to capacity of mostly 1100 Sports.... I'm pretty sure that they all will get along just fine! :)

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    This is what this bike would look like with the original red seat installed. I'm getting the original eat with this bike, and I'm pretty sure that I will re-install it on my new bike.
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  10. Hydrolastic

    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    VIN: ZGUKDD0063M133523
    2003 California Titanium
    Purchased May 2020 in Idaho, 8771 mi.
    Currently in Kent, WA

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  11. SkidRowe

    SkidRowe Just got it firing!

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    Hi, do you know the manufacturer of the windscreen, looking for my 2003 California SS? Nice pickup
     
  12. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    It’s a Moto Guzzi factory windshield that all of that model came with.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Excellent, thanks for posting and welcome to the GT Forum. Is this your first Guzzi?
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    All discontinued from every model they offered it on, including the mounting brackets. I might have one in carbon fiber I'd let go, but not cheap. Write me direct email if interested; Info at GuzziTech.com
     
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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Yep, although I've been around them for a while. I first started looking at them around 2006 or so, but a new bike was not in the cards then. I was considering a Cal Vintage in 2012, but there were none to be found to even test ride then (wasn't aware of the model transition going on until later), so I ended up with a Triumph Thunderbird for a while (great engine, good handling, not enough cornering clearance). I finally decided I wanted one again, but Cal Vintages don't come up very often, and the ones that have are either too far away (especially right now), get sold before I can look, or I email and call about and don't get a reply back. This one fits what I was looking for - a Guzzi to start with, something more basic and stripped down for going into the city or riding locally or overnight, and has a different feel to it than my Triumph Trophy.
     
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  16. SoCal Kevin

    SoCal Kevin Just got it firing!

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    VIN#ZGUKDBKD1YM151410 - Kevin Onarecker, Murrieta CA - D.O.P. 2-2020 from 2nd owner in Oakland, CA. 6161 miles at purchase. Was stored outside and required a complete rebuild to fix mechanical and cosmetic damage.
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  17. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats Kevin, and thanks for posting. I have a particular soft spot for the Jackal as it was my first Guzzi; https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/resources/todds-jackal-evolution.235/ -- I spent a TON of miles in your area early last decade until life pulled me North to L.A. Hope to chat you in person soon, and if you need anything, my shop is in Orange. Click on the SERVICE tab above.
    Hope you post often.
    p.s. Just noticed the all black motor, trans and cylinders/heads. Did you do that or the previous owner? Curious if it's the original motor?
     
  18. SoCal Kevin

    SoCal Kevin Just got it firing!

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    Hi Todd - thanks for the response and I am already familiar with your shop. When I was there you buzzed in very quickly - I think you were on your way to lunch. I was there to pick up the shocks you so graciously received for me from Mike at the Shock Factory.

    Great shop - it was a pleasure seeing it. And, if you come out this way give a shout out and I'll look forward to joining you. As you know, there are lots of great riding roads out here.
     
  19. Scott Ward

    Scott Ward Just got it firing!

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    So, this absolutely beautiful gem was passed down to me from my father when he passed. It was by FAR, his favorite bike of all. I can’t tell you how absolutely smooth this bike is. I would never sell it but am wondering what it is worth. I know that only about 200 were made in Italy and only around 50 were brought to the U.S. during that timeframe. This color scheme was especially rare and they are very hard to come by and this puppy is in great shape and she loves the corners!

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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hi Scott, welcome to the GT Forum & Guzzi Famiglia. She sure is a beauty. Show bikes can fetch upwards of $8000-10k+ to the right buyer or at auction. Mostly they go for ~$6000-8000 in well ridden but very good running condition.
    Hope you'll add the VIN# and related for the first post of this thread, and hope to see you posting here often. Enjoy it. Sure your Dad is smiling down on you.
     

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