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Spine Registry & Pic Thread

Discussion in 'Spine' started by GT-Rx®, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Getting one step closer of having one of each color of the Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport sitting in the stable! I just bought this 11k miles, 1996 silver beauty today. I will now need to go on a 1700 mile round trip next weekend to pick her up and bring her home! I luckily have an extra air filter box, so that air box will be installed as soon as this bike gets here.

    All I need now is a Root-beer Brown / Black 1100, and my collection will be completed!

    I foresee another group picture coming soon!

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  2. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    MedicAndy, you need professional help. You're obsessed! :p:D;)
     
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  3. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Just got it firing!

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    that looks exactly like mine, except I have the trapezoid headlight.....and some baggage :)
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  4. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Very nice!

    I will be in Germany in December, and I'm going to see if I can locate me a trapezoid light and front faring while there. I would like for one of my bikes to have the trapezoid light front.
     
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  5. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Just got it firing!

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    Keep one for a spare, or as trading points. I have different mufflers/crossover now and lots of carb. parts. Slides/jets, etc.
    You able to get to ride in Germany?
     
  6. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    It's probably going to be a little to cold for me in December in Germany. I'm going to be there for two weeks to visit my family. I was born and raised in Germany, just outside of Frankfurt, but moved to the US when I was 18, back in 1984.

    I actually have a lot of spare parts for my bikes. I bought a 97 yellow bike, with the thoughts of painting her in the brown, which I have not done yet. But I already pulled the ECU and the front rim from that bike as donor parts for one of my other 97. I have five complete 1100's now (two 96 & three 97's), so the 97 # 6 may end up as a parts bike, or I'm going to maybe still put her back together..... Only time will tell. I also have two original exhaust systems, a spare red tank of a 97, and several other parts. But, I don't have any items to change the front light out to the trapezoid light. That is hopefully something that I can get my hands on while in Europe. And even shipping a bike over to the US would not be to costly, so I may see if I can buy me a complete running, or not, 1100 while there.

    It also didn't take me very long to realize that you can find, every now and then, a 1100 for around $2.3-$3k, which is pretty cheap if you would look at the individual parts cost, if needed to purchase.......
     
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  7. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The silver 96 1100 was delivered Sunday night. This bike looks much better in real life versus in the pictures I saw, which does not happen very often when buying a bike sight unseen. This is my second 96, and I noticed on the first 96 that the changing of the gears was pretty noisy compared to the 97's, or of any on my other bikes, but this second 96 bike's gearbox shifts thru the gears with the same loud "clung" as the first one does, so I guess that the loud clung gearbox noise is typical for the 96 1100 Sport. Both also have the identical gearbox whining sounds when letting of the gas. I also checked both gearbox drain magnets, and neither have metal shavings on them, so I hope that the gear issues that many 96 gearboxes had have not started, or hopefully will not happen on my bikes. My first blue 96 has 21k miles, and this second silver bike has 11.2k miles on her engine. I'm going to give her a full service next week, which will include the installation of the original air box with a K&N filter, new fuel filter, plugs, grease the driveshaft, replace the rear wheels driveshaft housings oil, change the engines oil over to Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twinn Synthetic oil, and I will use Red Line V-Twinn Synthetic Gearbox Oil with Shockproof. I will also add some carb cleaner, since she huffed and puffed a little as I started her up for the first time. All and all, I think that this bike was a great buy at $3.5k

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  8. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Just got it firing!

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    LOOKS GREAT!
    are the carbs set up as it came stock? guzziolagy (sp) has a better set up. different slides/jets/needles etc.
    stock set up runs lean, spits/farts some.
    my 95 clunks, less so when you shift at the right speed.
    I've been using 15-50 Mobil 1
    looks like you already have a non stock crossover.
    you can switch the clip ons, left to right/flip them over for a little extra height.
     
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  9. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Just got it firing!

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    rock steady in the turns. if you want to quicken the turn in, try raising the fork tubes.
     
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  10. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Fantastic Scott - congratulations you finally got one & at a bloody good price at that!
    Yes these bikes are the most underrated Guzzi, mark my words in the not to distant future they will be sought after ( being really an RS in drag).
    The yellow black real grows on you & makes them stand out - don't change colour - in fact put a black letter GUZzI transfer on the back fairing with a small transfer "bee" at the end
    The sound mine makes with full Stainetune exhaust would put a hot V8 to shame - likewise I will never sell it.
    I still have the "black" mirrors mine came with it you want them.
    My 992 Sport conversion conversion ( still in yellow & black) has stalled only due to our miserable cold winter making the garage our second fridge. However all the little fiddley bits done now with only the relocation of fuel filter ( fuel pump in its location now, you need to make replacing a filter easy as well as keep the pump fuel lines away from the headers - right?). Will try & finish by next month & will post some pics.
     
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  11. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Black mirrors? Never seen nor heard of that. I found the rarest thing in the Centauro World, a NOS original factory mirror set in Germany which I immediately bought. It was not cheap, $300+ USD but I have always loved the original mirrors. I was thrilled to find them. Looking forward to some pics! I have done a lot of stuff to mine and need to take updated photos and post too.
     
  12. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Another group picture with my latest silver 1100 addition....... I'm still working on my 2nd yellow "Barn Find" 97! She will be hopefully added to the lineup next spring!

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    KRHguzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Recent Photo of my 2002 Le Mans.

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    Blueboarhound Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Is that a cover over the pillion seat on the yellow one or is it reupholstered to match the paint? Or did you buy that somewhere?
     
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    farmboy460 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    :h: I brought home a yellow 1100 sport yesterday in pristine condition.
     
  17. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hi Medic Andy,
    Great buy - I will never sell my 96 Sport & if by chance one day I win lotto I will be coming over to buy a couple at that price!
    It was ex USA with 20k miles, small exhaust outlets & mph spedo with aftermarket crossover exhaust but also had been rejetted, It was hard to start & chuffed n wheezed until warm. However with the stock crossover ( biggest engine Hp increase according to Dr John!) the needles changed to K14? (might be K19 - read guzziology last pages readers replies) & now it starts 1st pop - is as smooth on the throttle as any injected bike and really hauls arse after 5th rpm.
    I run Proma additive in the gearbox & engine with good quality 15/40 semi synthetic oil.
    You learn not to make hurried gear changes.p & use that abundant torque.
    I also try not to cruise in 5th (unless really going for it) as it is the weaker gear which does not like gobs of torque thrown at it - can still get 48mpg cruising in 4th at no more than 70 odd mph.
    Now has 38th miles on the clock with only the Tacho replaced ( electronic one). AWSOME sport/cruiser that still gives moderns a run for their money.
    I did raise the forks 16mm through the head clamps & she handles great - if you want to drop into a corner quick just apply opposite lock & she'll go over quick where you let her go & she' ll stay there as if on rails.
    Waiting for our summer to start in earnest & get riding again.
    Cheers - you make Guzzitis proud!
     
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  18. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The yellow passenger seat was re-leathered in yellow leather. I bought a rear fiberglass section which I am going to modify by removing the passenger seat and having a body shop fill in the open area with fiberglass. I will then paint this section to match one of my red bikes. This modified rear panel will then give me the look of a true one-seater.

    This is the rear section that will be modified by filling in the rear seat with fiberglass. I will then paint it in the matching BMW red and install the new rear section onto the bike below.
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    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Good for you! Post some pictures.......
     
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    How do I do that? I think I got it! Lol!
     

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