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Offline El Vikingo Tropical

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SP1000 cafe project
« on: March 05, 2022, 02:24:43 AM »
This is my first Guzzi project so I have a lot to learn about the brand, model and what direction to go.
Yesterday I pulled of the standard fork and tested what will be the one for this bike.
I use a CBR900RR 1987 unit as itís one of the best conventional fork options around, I prefer not use upside down forks at this kind of classic bikes as I feel their looks out of place.
One funny thing I discovered is the CBR unit and the old Guzzi forks use same wheel bolt diameter!






Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2022, 08:30:59 AM »
Looks like a nice project!  I used a pair of forks off a Guzzi EV.  Same steering stem and axle.  The forks are longer so a set of Tommaselli adjustable bars clamp on the tops. 

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2022, 05:25:15 PM »
Next step is disassemble completely for modify, blast and paint of the chassis
Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
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Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2022, 11:20:27 AM »
Great project. I may be doing just the opposite - reverting a GSXR front ended CX back to stock. Please keep posting.
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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2022, 11:20:27 AM »

Offline El Vikingo Tropical

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2022, 05:27:32 PM »
Well today I tested a set of wire wheels from a California 1000. They need some polishing but will look nice once at place





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Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 07:45:57 PM »
very nice!
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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2022, 08:04:23 PM »
Where at the web do they sell new SS spokes for the wheels?
Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

Offline Petrus Rocks

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2022, 09:39:15 AM »
Buchanan's Wheels in the US-http://www.buchananspokes.com

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2022, 05:24:17 PM »
Overhaul this wheels show up being a bit more difficult then aspected, the spokes nipples was very rusty and impossible to turn, the spokes was also very hard to take out as the wheel centres suffered aluminium oxidation.
I had to cut the spokes, heat with a gas blower and smack them out with the hammerÖ.
Once released from spokes I soda blasted all to prepare for base coat and painting





Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2022, 07:33:46 PM »
I found this place who have good reputation in Europe fore spokes:https://es.e-spokes.eu/k113,radios-lisos-motocicleta.html
Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2022, 11:17:02 PM »
Time for polishing and cleaning, itís not a fun job but I have to say very satisfying seeing how this old metal change appearance..












Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2022, 06:31:40 AM »
The wheels have been finished with new (wider) rims and SS spokes.
I have also made by water cutting in oem shape adapters to put on the Yamaha R6 discs improving braking power.



« Last Edit: November 02, 2022, 04:34:47 PM by El Vikingo Tropical »
Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2022, 06:35:39 AM »
Chassis was raised a bit as Iím not used sitting so low without putting no weight at front wheel











Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

Offline El Vikingo Tropical

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2022, 06:37:57 AM »
I sprayed chassis in red candy









Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

Offline El Vikingo Tropical

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2022, 06:41:53 AM »
Now itís begin to looking like a bike again













Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2022, 10:09:49 AM »
Son of a mongooseÖ!
Thatís looking damn good. :bow: :thumb: :drool:

If you donít mind me asking, did you consider a green frame ?
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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2022, 04:01:10 PM »
Son of a mongooseÖ!
Thatís looking damn good. :bow: :thumb: :drool:

If you donít mind me asking, did you consider a green frame ?
I already have two bikes with green frame, itís enoughÖ :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:

Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2022, 04:22:00 PM »
Ok.
What youíre doing is beautifulÖ :bow: :thumb:

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2022, 09:38:54 AM »
Very nice, what size tire on the rear are you aiming for?
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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2022, 09:51:31 AM »
I have ordered from Spanish mainland a set Pirelli Sport Demon
Rear 140 18Ē
Front 120 18Ē

It was hard to find this locally, hopefully there will be room enough space between rear tire and swingarm
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Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2022, 10:00:29 AM »
BRAKING NEWS!
I bought a Ducati ST4s for a coming project, the true is it so nice and practical using as every day drive going for work so I may keep it as it is at the moment..

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Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2022, 02:51:05 PM »
Did you do the modification to the swinging arm yourself? I've seen this done before but with additional bracing below the arm. Do you think that is necessary on a road bike?

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2022, 04:44:59 PM »
Did you do the modification to the swinging arm yourself? I've seen this done before but with additional bracing below the arm. Do you think that is necessary on a road bike?
Honestly I donít have a clue, I did it just in case..
As always I do everything my self at home,
But as this is some terrific heavy swingarm and transmission Iím considering making a new one in lighter material, but is no priority so this will be done as an evolution later on
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Guzzi SP 1000 1980
California 1000
Ducati 900SS 1976
Laverda 1000Jota
Triumph T140d 1980
Ducati ST4s 2003
GSX750R 1986
Multistrada DS1000 Daily driver

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Re: SP1000 cafe project
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2022, 10:38:37 AM »
Interesting build. With 20cm of snow outside my window, I'm following with envy! Please keep posting.

 

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