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    Ducati Cuciolo (Little Puppy) engine in a BSA frame.
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    50% Gibraltarian 100% British.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbug View Post



    It also puzzles me why when it comes to buying new bikes we spend the earth on customising/changing them to suit us but when it comes to old bikes we spend another earthly amount on putting them back to original so they look exactly the same as another restored one. Why?
    i'm quite happy with them having "period mods", that's the way most of them were at the time anyway.

    K & Ns, S/S replica Lafranconi Competizione pipes, Braided hoses + home brewed S/S rack too, + the steering damper should be black. i do admit CNC milled, carbon fibre trimmed head protectors quite fall under "period"



    even had to replace the shagged rubber brake pipes on the convert recently with braided as originals are NLA

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    The Mafia Bike Club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikeydave View Post
    The Mafia Bike Club.
    THE prettiest Guzzi until the Corsa, in my book....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbug View Post
    PS When the anoraks tell me what is wrong about my bike I just tell them it's mine and I can do what I like (especially after 32 years of ownership)!!! (This is not intentioned for Smeggy)!

    PPS Who the feck are the Classic Jap brigade?
    True. I was told that my Kettle had the wrong colour sidepanels, it has, and that the front mudguard is wrong, it isn't. But who cares?

    It has black unpainted sidepanels as they get worn when my period 1970's Swagman panniers rub the back of them and it wears the paint off.

    It is fitted with an 'A' model front guard and as it is an 'A' model.... although in this pic it has 'B' model guard fitted.


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    81 RT fitted with an S fairing untill I can be arsed to sort the original fairing out. It's only done 31k and had stood for ten years. I bought it on Ebay for £450 and originally bought it to put the engine in my 80 G/s - it was too much for the 80s chassis so I then spent £1200 rebuilding it. It's a lovely bike to ride and is suprisingly quick for an R100.
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    me matchbox

    1953 G3LS

    passed its mot a couple weeks back just completed a 100 miles and settling down nicely,

    doff dof doff dof

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    don't you just love those old brit singles. nice one!

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    keep em coming great thread this.. makes me wanna buy an old mans bike now!

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    Spent today working on my old girl (see previous pic of R90S). Transmission is back in now (fingers crossed it now finds all gears!) and air filter housing back on. Just need to change bearings in swing arm and she'll be close to being back on the road (she needs miles as the old girl has only covered 23k in her 32 year life to date).

    Last major job will be servicing the 38mm Dell'Orto carbs. They look like they haven't been touched in 32 years!, so rather than tackle myself I'm planning on farming the task out to a specialist for a full strip and clean. Does anyone know of a Dell'Orto servicing/reconditioning specialist in the UK?
    Has tha nowt moist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbug View Post
    When the anoraks tell me what is wrong about my bike I just tell them it's mine and I can do what I like (especially after 32 years of ownership)!!!

    Spot On...

    Here's my Jap Classic....1980s-ish/1992 registered vintage



    For the anoraks, please note the Non Standard Blue tall screen, the Radial Tyres and the White power rear shock... there are two others that I will leave for said anorak to point out...

    I've just bought a second example out of the 150 officially imported into the UK....as a wee bonus, it came with two boxed brand new Silencers that are harder to find than rocking horse poo...result
    Sometimes, Bullshit smells of Piss Take!

    Putting things into perspective...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCV3...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolcarbon View Post
    For the anoraks, please note the Non Standard Blue tall screen, the Radial Tyres and the White power rear shock... there is one other that I will leave for said anorak to point out...
    Rear luggage shelf wasn't standard?
    Standard fork leg lowers were originally black not gold?
    Non standard front fender extender?
    Has tha nowt moist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Rear luggage shelf wasn't standard?
    Standard fork leg lowers were originally black not gold?
    Non standard front fender extender?
    Not bad.. 2 out of three...

    The Forks were indeed gold in the UK....Black as American spec with side amber reflectors, they had silver wheels too... ......
    Sometimes, Bullshit smells of Piss Take!

    Putting things into perspective...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCV3...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Spent today working on my old girl (see previous pic of R90S). Transmission is back in now (fingers crossed it now finds all gears!) and air filter housing back on. Just need to change bearings in swing arm and she'll be close to being back on the road (she needs miles as the old girl has only covered 23k in her 32 year life to date).

    Last major job will be servicing the 38mm Dell'Orto carbs. They look like they haven't been touched in 32 years!, so rather than tackle myself I'm planning on farming the task out to a specialist for a full strip and clean. Does anyone know of a Dell'Orto servicing/reconditioning specialist in the UK?
    Had mine done by Mike here >>>
    http://www.jrs.uk.com/
    Great job and he loves R90s's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolcarbon View Post
    Not bad.. 2 out of three...

    The Forks were indeed gold in the UK....Black as American spec with side amber reflectors, they had silver wheels too... ......
    rear mudguard too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBF View Post
    rear mudguard too?

    Damn...forgot about that one, well done....

    Cut it back as it seemed far too long, didn't look 'Cool'...
    Sometimes, Bullshit smells of Piss Take!

    Putting things into perspective...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCV3...ature=youtu.be

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