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‘98 Cafe
« 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

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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 12:36:45 PM »
what a beauty.  i am in love.
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 12:44:41 PM »
Very nice machine.

 IMHO, priced very attractively, considering all of the work done.
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 02:06:13 PM »

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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 02:08:18 PM »
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2021, 02:15:29 PM »
What did the consignment dealer charge you?  I’m thinking about consigning my Sportster.

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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #7 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.







...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:
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #10 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
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #12 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?
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Re: ‘98 Cafe
« Reply #13 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:

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