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Offline brlawson

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Tired of turbulence
« on: February 21, 2015, 11:07:16 AM »
http://www.motoborgotaro.com/blog/moto-guzzi-superwedge/

Was looking at the recent "hipster" video and decided to check out his sight and saw this unique creation. I have kept up with Guzzi for a while but somehow missed this one. Probably in some of the early MGNOC news letters. This is an effort in the "buffeting must stop" category. While a bit cluncky looking it does seem well fitted and must provide a nice smooth experience for the rider. Probably quite useful with a proper tail wind. Move over Vetter, Swanee.

Good story from the son of the original owner.




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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 11:26:07 AM »
 Stealth ?

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 11:28:12 AM »
That's cool, functional and would make "bikers" cringe.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 01:36:00 PM »
  A blast from the past! I remember see pics of the fairing back in the day. I like it.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 02:11:22 PM »
 :+=copcar  I think that was called the wedge !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 02:24:13 PM »
A friend of mine bought one for his Suzuki 750 and loved it.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 02:37:44 PM »
way cool man!
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2015, 02:44:55 PM »
while I like the overall design and execution, that is butt ugly from the side.

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 02:47:31 PM »
while I like the overall design and execution, that is butt ugly from the side.

I always thought they were butt ugly from any angle. 
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 02:51:10 PM »
:+=copcar  I think that was called the wedge !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 05:46:43 PM »
needs a matching tail piece.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2015, 05:55:01 PM »
I think it would look better with the shark mouth that the Flying Tigers used in WWII.

Edit: Apparently it's been done before:

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2015, 06:13:47 AM »
With that long snout I thought about the Bates Clipper fairing. Now that was fugly.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2015, 06:31:47 AM »
Parabellum or Rifle. That was a long time ago.

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2015, 09:45:29 AM »
I prefer my wedge with blue cheese and bacon dressing.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 09:51:29 AM »


Funky. I wouldn't be parking that thing(unattended) in any other place than in front of that shop in Red Hook.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2015, 10:14:09 AM »
Go low and streamlined!
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2015, 10:17:07 AM »
Stealth ?

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Courtesy of the headlight shroud, it is.  If you operate it after dark neither you nor any other drivers can see where you are going. 

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2015, 10:45:17 AM »
 I remember those, I remember reading they worked really well. Though I think it would keep you busy in a side wind.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2015, 11:38:21 AM »
I seem to remember something similar to this.  It was a large fairing, U.S. made, it had twin headlamps, was huge and had an equally huge rear topcase/saddlebag combination.

I like the 70's stuff.  Everyone was making something.  I always thought the Samsonite luggage thing was pretty cool.

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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2015, 01:14:20 PM »
That would have been the Bates Clipper.
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Re: Tired of turbulence
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2015, 01:18:00 PM »
What?  No machine guns or rocket launchers??????

 

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