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tonti & loop pix thread

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by Moz, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. kompost

    kompost Just got it firing!

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    Here goes, here's mine showing how it started, half way through and finished. The tank is Ducati 750/900ss, the seat unit is homemade in alloy, swinging arm is homemade from alloy with floating bevel box, exhausts and headers are homemade from stainless. Wheels are Astralites. I'm now changing it a bit, I've put high bars on (for a bit more comfort, it's a long stretch over that tank) and am in the process of making a new swinging arm from steel box, and a new bevel box bracket from stainless, and tidying the wiring up a bit.
    Mk2 le mans frame and cases, not much to start with. It took me a while, but i got there in the end.
     
  2. Rob Buczynski

    Rob Buczynski Just got it firing!

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    Rescued a '76 T-3 from barn vacation in central Texas... before:
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    ...after:
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    ...sold it :(
     
  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Added more photos for kompost above... nice job!
     
  4. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Rob, you sold it?!
     
  5. Rob Buczynski

    Rob Buczynski Just got it firing!

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    Ugh, yep, I sold it- needed cash. Fortunately I got a real good price and I think the new owner is stoked.
     
  6. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Geoff W from Manawatu in New Zealand wrote:
    He will be sending more photos soon once he gets it mounted up. Enjoy:
     
  7. Hane

    Hane Just got it firing!

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    Hello! I'm a Guzzi rider from Finland. Here,s a picture of my -91 Cali 3, ex lebanese police bike.
     

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  8. Hane

    Hane Just got it firing!

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    The other side.
     

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  9. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Nice Hane, welcome to the Forum! Looks like a newer Cali tank. Side covers stock?

    Tell us about your 2-1 exhaust?!
     
  10. Vintagerider

    Vintagerider Just got it firing!

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    I have been working on getting this 1975 T-3 back on the road after a extended hibernation (20+ years). Overall it was relatively complete and in good shape but the engine and brakes were stuck. It had been sitting in a dealership (now closed) and then a barn since 1977 after having been traded in on a 1000cc bike.

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    Since it had the infamous chrome bores and I wanted to put new seals throughout, it went this far:

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    It is now at this point in the rebuild:

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    I hope to have it on the road later this year.
     
  11. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Hey Dave,

    That T3 looks like a good project.

    Could you post a close up of the windshield/spotlight mounts? I'm in the throws of restoring a 80 G5 and didn't get those parts.

    [​IMG]

    Tonerjockey
     
  12. guzzibob

    guzzibob GT Reference

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    Looks like T3 & G5 both well on the way to again becoming useful members of the biking community. I see the G5 has had the stock wire wheels swapped out for the Guzzi tube type cast wheels of the day, and both bikes appear to still have the stock shocks. If the latter is correct, believe me they are junk, you'll want to replace them. Suggest Ikon's current day copy of the period correct Konis, reasonably priced & far superior to the stockers. My T3FB has those same cast wheels, converted to tubeless, & Ikons.

    Properly restored & maintained, these round head "standards" are great bikes & will go on forever.
     
  13. Hane

    Hane Just got it firing!

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    Yes it is a newer Cali tank. The original was so rusty and leaky. The rear fender is original Cali 3 front fender and the front fender is some japanese plastic thing. The down pipes are original and that crossover I made of stainless steel and the muffler is from HD Sportster. The rear light is also from a newer Cali. I have made lots of stainless parts.
     
  14. Hane

    Hane Just got it firing!

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    Here is some pictures of my Cali when I bought it. The tank , side panels and rims ha been painted (badly) in Lebanon.
     

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    Hane Just got it firing!

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    And another
     

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    Hane Just got it firing!

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    And...
     

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    Hane Just got it firing!

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    Wow Hane, you are to be commended on your persistence and tenacity for bringing a dead Guzzi back to life! Toner and Vintage, much the same!

    :huh:
     
  19. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    So far it's been an interesting journey with the G5.

    I agree about the Ikons. I have them on the Eldo and V7 Sport LSR racer and am satisfied so far. Only problem is one of the Ikons came a few mm shorter than the others. Still sorting that out.

    The cast wheels came with the G5. It's provenance says it is a LOW mile original parts bike. I dunno if I could ever prove that...

    Toner
     
  20. Vintagerider

    Vintagerider Just got it firing!

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    Toner,

    I took a few close up pictures of the brackets. Rather than clog up the GuzziTech server I posted them in my SmugMug Guzzi Gallery.

    Follow the link below, the pictures are number 245 thru 253.

    If you need other angles or info let me know. Your G-5 almost could be a twin of my T-3!


    Link: T-3 Police Brackets
     

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