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    Plenty of jobs left to do but I think the old girl is saved.
    Next is to take pictures of the VIN plate, engine, frame & gearbox numbers. Then send to the Guzzi club.
    Once they have dated it correctly from 1979 to 77 that is on the V5C as manufacturers date.
    I can then get it changed from 1979 to 1977 on the V5C.
    Making it 40yrs old this year intern making it an historic vehicle, so no road tax...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Great stuff, can I bring my bike round
    No....



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    I'll be interested to see how the 'silver leaf' stuff stands up to the elements (and subsequent cleaning?). It give a nice finish

    Anyway, looking good Ash. Guzzi's rock

    Andres
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    Polishing kit i bought some years ago...
    A mate gave me a 420 watt motor, so a tad more powerful from the 370 watt / 1/2 hp motor it came with, which is fine & would not of changed had I not got it for free...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post
    I'll be interested to see how the 'silver leaf' stuff stands up to the elements (and subsequent cleaning?). It give a nice finish

    Anyway, looking good Ash. Guzzi's rock

    Andres
    It certainly will..
    If you know someone in the USA you can get the Rub N Buff for only a couple of $s a tube....
    So I ordered 6 & got free US postage to a friends address....
    A little tube goes a long way mind....
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    Took it back to the people that imported the old girl into the UK. ( 2nd piccie )
    It was originally was exported to South Africa from Italy until 2007,when it was imported to the UK...

    Being a sort of automatic with just low / high gears & a Torque converter that powers the drive is most odd.
    Think of it as a 1000 cc moped & you won't be far wrong.
    You can use low gear or leave it in high gear. Low gear is just for town / city work..
    It's got no neutral so it's always in gear, there is a clutch lever but does not do much really, it's really just for starting up or servicing, we're you would put something around the clutch lever to stop the bike going forward, but open the throttle & it will go forward..
    There is a extra brake caliper on the back that works when you put the Sidestand down, sort if like a parking brake.

    I'm hoping that by having no gears / clutch it will aid my u/s hands & arms.

    Plus I love Guzzi's & had an SP3 before my bad accident in 2003. ( see piccy I'm on the right...)
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    Nice one Ash , loads of effort well rewarded
    As the great philosopher Keating once wrote " Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it!" ------Amen

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    Looks fantastic, converts are great, very comfortable, and you never get bored of that grumble

    I will Be going to Normandy on mine next month, which will be a 1000 mile trip over a long weekend,


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    Great job Ash..............Looks lovely...............I'm hankering for an old Guzzi myself...........Andres is to blame! seeing the pics of his....Now this too!

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    Sidelight upgrade time...

    LED side light bulb pic 1
    eBay add pic 2
    Standard side light bulb, pic 3
    Some difference..
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    Lovely

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    Very nice job Ash
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    if i send you my Cali , will you clean that ?

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    LED rear bulb upgrade

    In my quest to use less electrikery....
    A simple job taking 10 minutes...
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    2 X 12V P21/5W bulbs as standard
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