Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: dxhall on July 25, 2021, 12:17:58 PM

Title: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: dxhall on July 25, 2021, 12:17:58 PM
I thought this was a nice build.  I liked the tubeless spokes.  What’s it worth?

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcd/d/colorado-springs-1998-moto-guzzi-v11/7355856014.html
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: blu guzz on July 25, 2021, 12:36:45 PM
what a beauty.  i am in love.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: sdcr on July 25, 2021, 12:44:41 PM
Very nice machine.

 IMHO, priced very attractively, considering all of the work done.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: CT Dharma on July 25, 2021, 02:06:13 PM
This bike is at a consignment dealer here in town; sold one of my bikes there last month. If anybody is interested I would be willing to check it out [but maybe for myself first!]

Good looker IMHO.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: guzzista on July 25, 2021, 02:08:18 PM
Mark @Moto Guzzi Classics will build you one
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: dxhall on July 25, 2021, 02:15:29 PM
What did the consignment dealer charge you?  I’m thinking about consigning my Sportster.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: CT Dharma on July 25, 2021, 02:21:02 PM
What did the consignment dealer charge you?  I’m thinking about consigning my Sportster.

$100 to detail bike and place on floor [up front fee]. Consignment fee varies somewhat depending on sales price but mine was $500 on a $5995 sale. Bike sold the first day to someone who came in to look a totally different type of bike and bought mine instead. That wouldn't have happened on craigslist as he didn't even know what the bike [BMW F800R] was before stopping in to look at a Honda Blackbird. The dealer also offer financing which is a plus. With all the hassle on craigslist these days I felt it was worth it.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: JJ on July 25, 2021, 02:32:44 PM
What did the consignment dealer charge you?  I’m thinking about consigning my Sportster.

Usually, the consignment rates are about 10%-12%, in my experience, and that's fair (IMHO), because the dealer floors the bike, and does all the nationwide marketing and paperwork. 

At the end, you just go pick up the check or $CASH$.

A few years ago, I sold my 1978 Honda GL1000 ("naked Goldwing"), locally this way, and my buddy recently sold his excellent BMW K75 this way as well.


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...and by the way, that V11 Cafe in Colorado Springs is very nice, and "not too spendy", given all the work that has been done. :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: Dharma Bum on July 30, 2021, 09:35:08 PM
Stopped by that shop today. Some nice bikes for sale and the staff seems knowledgeable and friendly . They said someone from California is looking at the Guzzi, anyone here?
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: dxhall on July 31, 2021, 09:29:23 AM
I thought I’d put the Sportster on Craigslist for a couple days before taking it to a consignment place.  It sold in one day for a good price.  My CL ad for the Guzzi SPIII, on the other hand — not a single response.

I’m not sure what inference to draw from this.  Lack of sophistication of motorcycle-buying public?  Poor taste, generally?  I’m reminded again that the most popular television show in 1963 was The Beverly Hillbillies.  Maybe things never change after all.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: Old Jock on July 31, 2021, 09:54:47 AM
What is this thing a V11 engine in a Tonti frame?

Looks odd to me, was the V11 not a broadsump? It's got an older style sump and no oil cooler take offs, so has all that got junked?

Rocker covers look more like a LM III, or 1000 than V11 and it looks like a five speed box on the trannie

Conventional forks too, were the V11s not USD?

It does have FI, bit odd IMHO, although overall a nice build (for yet another cafe) but for once at a reasonable price

Not so keen on that flyscreen and chrome tank though, but that's just personal taste
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 31, 2021, 10:12:27 AM
What is this thing a V11 engine in a Tonti frame?

Looks odd to me, was the V11 not a broadsump? It's got an older style sump and no oil cooler take offs, so has all that got junked?

Rocker covers look more like a LM III, or 1000 than V11 and it looks like a five speed box on the trannie

Conventional forks too, were the V11s not USD?

It does have FI, bit odd IMHO, although overall a nice build (for yet another cafe) but for once at a reasonable price

Not so keen on that flyscreen and chrome tank though, but that's just personal taste

It was a '98 EV - all Tonti. Tank is from a V7 Racer, that's why it's chrome.
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: fotoguzzi on July 31, 2021, 10:15:09 AM
The EV etc were also called V11 and I think that's what this is. Being a 1998 also says a Tonti frame bike was the basis, V11 Sport didn't come around until '99. The forks and dash light bezel in chrome also looks like an EV . That big old p8 computer probably under the hump?
Title: Re: ‘98 Cafe
Post by: Old Jock on July 31, 2021, 10:53:13 AM
Ahh so got my models mixed up, thanks guys, I'm totally ignorant of the cruiser range of bikes, so it was really a  Cali

Got caught out with the V11 designation, which seems to have been applied a bit too liberally

Quick check of the specs seems to indicate that it would still throw out a decent amount of power for the road, well enough for my advancing years.

Still don't like that tank though  :grin: