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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: oldbike54 on May 14, 2019, 06:50:18 AM

Title: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 14, 2019, 06:50:18 AM
 At the WG National last weekend one of those *too good to pass up* opportunities popped up , and now I am the proud owner of a very fancy 2000 Bassa . Now those of you who know me might be a bit shocked to see this old counter culture character riding up on a blinged out high zoot Bassa , heck , riding this thing might require a new helmet to replace the old Bell Superlight  :shocked: :laugh:

 So this happened thru the generosity of more than one Guzzi family member and the ridiculous low selling price , I am not even exactly certain who all contributed , or even why for that matter . In the end I only had to take a small amount out of my own wallet to finish the deal , it was slightly surreal . There are really no words to express my gratitude , except to say thanks  :thumb: She is safely ensconced next to the raffle bike in Cedar Vale , both will be retrieved on Monday , more to the story coming .

 Dusty
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: yogidozer on May 14, 2019, 07:21:51 AM
Here ya go

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Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: fotoguzzi on May 14, 2019, 07:39:22 AM
Get some pics! What color?
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 14, 2019, 07:50:33 AM
Get some pics! What color?

Pearl. It's gonna ruin Dusty's image.. maybe he can rattle can it flat black.. or maybe camo. Smokin deal.. the wheels are worth what he had to give for it.  :shocked:  :evil:
It has an electrical gremlin. Surprise surprise.  :smiley:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on May 14, 2019, 08:45:03 AM
Pearl. It's gonna ruin Dusty's image.. maybe he can rattle can it flat black.. or maybe camo. Smokin deal.. the wheels are worth what he had to give for it.  :shocked:  :evil:
It has an electrical gremlin. Surprise surprise.  :smiley:
2000, a good year for electrical gremlins, should be easily fixed though.
Mileage?
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: MotoChuck250 on May 14, 2019, 08:48:46 AM
2000, a good year for electrical gremlins, should be easily fixed though.
Mileage?

IIRC about 30K.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: nick949 on May 14, 2019, 08:54:31 AM
Some people deserve good things to happen to them. I believe you're one of them Dusty. Good for you - and best wishes to the contributors.

Nick
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: JC85 on May 14, 2019, 08:56:09 AM
Seeing this happen was the final thing that sold me on the idea that this is a community that I need to be a part of. Met so many awesome people, saw so much generosity, and had an amazing time. I'll be a lifer, here.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 14, 2019, 09:05:54 AM
Seeing this happen was the final thing that sold me on the idea that this is a community that I need to be a part of. Met so many awesome people, saw so much generosity, and had an amazing time. I'll be a lifer, here.

 Davedel and I were just discussing this , now get to work on bringing more younger folks on board JC  :bow: :thumb: :laugh:

 
Some people deserve good things to happen to them. I believe you're one of them Dusty. Good for you - and best wishes to the contributors.

Nick

 Thanks Nick

 
IIRC about 30K.

 Correct

 
2000, a good year for electrical gremlins, should be easily fixed though.
Mileage?

 Ccoli tracked it down to the gauge cluster , it runs and charges , it is just blowing the tail light fuse (hopefully)

 
Pearl. It's gonna ruin Dusty's image.. maybe he can rattle can it flat black.. or maybe camo. Smokin deal.. the wheels are worth what he had to give for it.  :shocked:  :evil:
It has an electrical gremlin. Surprise surprise.  :smiley:

 I was thinking of changing out the tins with the Jackal  :laugh:

 Dusty
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: LowRyter on May 14, 2019, 09:17:51 AM
Congrats Dusty.  That's a pretty bike, matches your hair.

I am so glad that I don't have to worry that you'll get run over since the taillight on that old Jackal has never worked.  I am grateful just so you'll be safe.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 14, 2019, 09:23:08 AM
I'm sensing a common element here..
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since the taillight on that old Jackal has never worked.
all you have to do is pull the fuse.  :evil:  :smiley:
Seriously, if it's blowing the fuse, replace that with a tail light bulb with a couple of leads soldered on it. That way you won't be wasting money on fuses.. (Guzzi content)  :smiley: and when the light goes off, you've found the short.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 14, 2019, 09:24:01 AM
Seeing this happen was the final thing that sold me on the idea that this is a community that I need to be a part of. Met so many awesome people, saw so much generosity, and had an amazing time. I'll be a lifer, here.

It was a pleasure meeting you, JC..  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 14, 2019, 09:28:12 AM
Congrats Dusty.  That's a pretty bike, matches your hair.

I am so glad that I don't have to worry that you'll get run over since the taillight on that old Jackal has never worked.  I am grateful just so you'll be safe.  :thumb:

 One side always works , they just alternate ...

 
I'm sensing a common element here..all you have to do is pull the fuse.  :evil:  :smiley:
Seriously, if it's blowing the fuse, replace that with a tail light bulb with a couple of leads soldered on it. That way you won't be wasting money on fuses.. (Guzzi content)  :smiley: and when the light goes off, you've found the short.

... The bulbs last longer that way  :grin:

 Dusty
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: kingoffleece on May 14, 2019, 09:49:10 AM
NICE!
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: JC85 on May 14, 2019, 11:14:14 AM
Davedel and I were just discussing this , now get to work on bringing more younger folks on board JC  :bow: :thumb: :laugh:


Already working in it! I've already told several of my friends who ride (and a few who don't) that we need to get them a Guzzi. Not sure I have any of them sold on going Guzzi, yet, but I do have a few who are already planning on attending next year's rally. Maybe we can convince them, once they see some more of these beautiful machines in person.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: LowRyter on May 14, 2019, 11:33:18 AM
One side always works , they just alternate ...

 
 Dusty

one (very) (very) (very) dim tail light with NO brake light!!!!!!..........damn near collided with you myself on the ride last year. 

Now you have one of the prettiest bikes on the road.  Stay safe man.    :thumb:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 14, 2019, 10:36:43 PM
Seeing this happen was the final thing that sold me on the idea that this is a community that I need to be a part of. Met so many awesome people, saw so much generosity, and had an amazing time. I'll be a lifer, here.
. Insert like button here :thumb: glad you had a good time!
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: normzone on May 14, 2019, 10:53:49 PM
Brother!

I currently have no brake or tail light, but I'll certain mine didn't catch it from yours.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 14, 2019, 11:00:01 PM
one (very) (very) (very) dim tail light with NO brake light!!!!!!..........damn near collided with you myself on the ride last year. 

Now you have one of the prettiest bikes on the road.  Stay safe man.    :thumb:

 Uh , both sides have always came on when the brakes are on .

 May need to change my entire wardrobe to own the Bassa  :shocked:

 Dusty
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on May 14, 2019, 11:35:30 PM
Does the City light work in the headlight?
Both the City light and the tail light are on a different contact of the ignition switch, they both operate in the park position.

Never mind I see they are working now, might be an intermittent bad ground.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: kballowe on May 15, 2019, 06:18:54 AM
Dusty -

Congratulations on your new ride !!!

 :thumb:

 :bike-037:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: PJPR01 on May 15, 2019, 07:35:57 AM

 May need to change my entire wardrobe to own the Bassa  :shocked:

 Dusty

A little early Xmas present for the esteemed Sultan of Seedhur Veil!  I think a full on white Elvis jumpsuit made by Aerostitch should match nicely to that luminescent Pearly White Bassa!

Enjoy it but please no duct tape on the seat!! After seeing the work King of Fleece did on the Stones seat...well now you have an alternative in case of future tears!

I expect we’ll see the Bassa on top of Talimena this year!!
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 15, 2019, 07:44:29 AM
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I think a full on white Elvis jumpsuit made by Aerostitch
:drool: :thumb:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: LowRyter on May 15, 2019, 08:12:29 AM
Uh , both sides have always came on when the brakes are on .

 May need to change my entire wardrobe to own the Bassa  :shocked:

 Dusty

No, nothing approaching visible brakelights.

I'll sleep easier knowing that you aren't riding it.
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 15, 2019, 08:13:40 AM
No, nothing approaching visible brakelights.

 Just checked them , working fine .

 Dusty
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: LowRyter on May 15, 2019, 12:10:20 PM
What, me worry?
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: Shorty on May 16, 2019, 10:01:43 AM
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Sultan, your riding accessories have arrived!    :grin:

Hey, congrats! I would say well deserved.  :bow:
Title: Re: 2000 Bassa
Post by: oldbike54 on May 16, 2019, 10:10:12 AM
  :laugh:

 Dusty