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Nevada 750 cafè build
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:46:39 AM »
Hi!

I am Roar from Norway and this is my Cafe racer based on a 1996 Nevada 750 like this.

I have been working on this for around a year, it has been fun.
All wiring was stripped out and and run through an M-unit blue.
The nevada wheels are replaced with 18" Borrani VM replicas front and rear laced to the Nevada hubs. Tires are Avon Roadmaster.
Tarozzi rear sets and clip ons for a more sporty riding position.
The tank and side panels are from V35/V50, the "fastback" is home made in steel.
The rear lamp is Kellerman Bullet, bar end mirror and indicators are from Motogadget.
Silencers are Lafranconi Competizione.







The inspiration was the Fiat G91 of the Italian aerobatics team Frecce Tricolori.

Here is a link to the build log with many pictures from the build on Do th ton:
https://www.dotheton.com/index.php?threads/moto-guzzi-750-freccia-tricolore.76723/
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 08:59:52 AM »
 Really nice work  :bow: :thumb:

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 09:09:45 AM »
Very tastefully done. I like how you left the side covers on the bike, great color scheme too!
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 10:47:07 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 12:50:47 PM »
In my opinion,a vast improvement,  good job
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 01:24:20 PM »
Lovely job. Very well done.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 01:32:20 PM »
Roar -

I had seen your introductory post on the New Members thread and saw your list of bikes, and made a note to myself to ask about your "Nevada Cafe Project".

But here you are with the description and pictures before I could even get to it!

Thanks!   That's a really pretty build, and my opinion (not being a cruiser guy by nature) is that it's a huge improvement over standard.

Hope you have a great time riding it ...

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 03:10:25 PM »
Guzzi should hire this guy as a designer.

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 03:12:32 PM »
 Very nicely executed.   
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 03:55:40 PM »
For this model, it's a vast  :thumb:improvement. 
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 04:35:41 PM »
Beautiful job! Like the old story - The ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan.

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2020, 04:55:43 PM »
WOW!!!  Very nice indeed...and well done!  I like the inspiration story also!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2020, 05:08:02 PM »
Oooh - that is good looking!

Good of you to make something so attractive from a Nevada!
(forgive me, Nevada owners and lovers, it's just that I've never found that model attractive. Funny thing, I think it's the Guzzi model I've most frequently seen in Italy)

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2020, 06:05:30 PM »
Attaboy.. :thumb: Well thought out, and nicely done.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2020, 06:14:22 PM »
Well done mate.
Looks bloody great.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2020, 09:31:17 PM »
That came out amazing.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2020, 09:38:04 PM »
The more I look at it the more I like it.

The flow of the shape of the tank through the seat and to the appropriately-proportioned tailpiece is perfect, and the paint job emphasizes it.   That line is the hardest thing to get right on a custom street-bike, and most people miss it by quite a bit.

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2020, 10:33:50 PM »
I concur with previous posters!

Too often with these cafe builds, (and especially with the Guzzi ones) the "stripped down" concept is conflated with a modern industrial aesthetic. What you get is a shiny rat bike that may be technically pleasing but artistically lacking.

I would call your bike "period correct" - but better!

Nice job
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2020, 10:43:28 PM »
Hermanzini,

STUNNING!!!

Talk about transforming the ugly ducking into a beautiful goose........

I think you may enjoy this similar transformation:

https://www.rycamotors.com/motorcycle-kits/

I have been wanting to do something similar, maybe a 1970's-ish bike from a post 1996 Suzuki DR 650.  I love the lines of the older gas tanks, but I am disappointed when I can look at a project bike and instantly recognize the gas tank.  "Nice bike, 76-78 RD 400 gas tank...... 76-79 XS 750 gas tanks, etc."

I think it takes away the "lingering eye factor" of the bike.

Since I am less familiar with the Eurpean brands, I am leaning towards a BMW or Moto Guzzi tank...... if I ever start this project.  that tank is perfect.  Great paint job also!!!

Fastastic Job!!!!!


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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2020, 12:01:37 PM »
Excellent build, if I saw it on the street or at a rally I would be asking lots of questions, I would have never guessed it started out as a Nevada.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2020, 12:49:35 PM »
Thanks, guys!
Nice with some good feedback on a project that I have spent so much time on.

Here is a video of the bike shot now, start up, idle and rev.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ0roeD5e4w
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2020, 01:21:53 PM »
Lordy, that is beautiful! I think it's the prettiest 750 I've seen.

The illuminated buttons and female-voiced ready message are astonishing. Did you make the button housings?

This is as far as I know the same basic tank used on the T3 and the Convert, etc., which is of course routinely dissed in favor of the V7 Sport tank. You've convincingly demonstrated its fundamental beauty.

Great job.

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2020, 03:26:20 PM »
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2020, 03:33:20 PM »
Yeah, that's a beauty.  I'd want to park it someplace and stand next to it so people would know I'm cool. 

That was on UGLY bike when you started with it.  Looks like one of those Japanese bikes from the 80's with the tipped up tank and the chopper-esque styling. 

Great job!

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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2020, 04:12:32 PM »
This is as far as I know the same basic tank used on the T3 and the Convert, etc., which is of course routinely dissed in favor of the V7 Sport tank. You've convincingly demonstrated its fundamental beauty.

7/8ths scale version of the T3, etc. tank.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2020, 04:32:53 PM »
7/8ths scale version of the T3, etc. tank.

Thanks, Charlie. I thought of looking up the part numbers, but didn't. I wonder if being just that much smaller is what makes it look so good. I also wonder how it would work on a T3 frame, with a suitable adjustment to the seat.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2020, 05:33:25 PM »
Certainly one of the nicest Guzzi cafe projects I have seen.  And I think the small lock engine is ideal for this type of bike.  Well done!   :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2020, 06:42:06 AM »

This is as far as I know the same basic tank used on the T3 and the Convert, etc., which is of course routinely dissed in favor of the V7 Sport tank. You've convincingly demonstrated its fundamental beauty.

Great job.

Moto

this and Charlie's comment made me curious, according to always questionable internet specs, the T3 tank is 6.6 gallons, and the V50/V35 tank is 4.3 gallons, V65 tank is 4.2 gallons. 

That would explain the difference in visual impact.
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2020, 07:07:15 AM »
Beautiful work! That is a real stunner
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Re: Nevada 750 cafè build
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2020, 09:16:27 AM »
Not only is it pretty, but it's my kind of ride.

If someone set this bike and a stock Nevada side by side and said "OK Lannis, your assignment is to ride this bike to Texas and bike, pick one" I'd pick the cafe version.  I'd probably hole up during all day rain 'cause of no fenders, but otherwise ..... !

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