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General Discussion / Re: Appraiser?
« Last post by testa_di_formaggio on June 08, 2023, 04:14:05 PM »
Hopefully the limbs are thick....I'll guess that the tank with the badges is the original one. Pretty clean choice paint, the white on the badges looks a might weak, faded a bit perhaps, no big deal, maybe just the lighting in the photo. That's why I think that's the original. I gotta believe a bike with the right side brake lever had badges. The last production Sports (and then for a while afterwards from Guzzi), Silentiums had the "bell" mouths, rather than the straight shin busters. I searched all over for those pieces back around "87 or '88, and they weren't to be had. I ended up having the original mufflers rust repaired, stripped, re chromed, and *re engraved*. Headpipes and crossover re chromed too. Had the spun metal reverse cone baffles repaired as well. Not cheap. Around 2000 I think, maybe a couple years later, Stucchi started doing some pretty good re pops of that stuff, and badgeless tanks. Stucchi's mufflers, as well as the rare, occasional original Silentium pairs I saw show up on the market, had those bell mouth ends.

So I'll bet the gent later picked up a tank, had it painted and decaled, and grabbed an exhaust system. Smart play. Up until Stucchi started making those pieces, I don't recall seeing anything else out on the market. I could be totally wrong, if someone has better info, let me know. Good stuff to keep track of.

A couple clues would be the size of the fuel filler in the tanks, the original would have a larger diameter, cap too. If I'm right, the replacement will be smaller diameter filler neck, like all the 850T's and subsequent bikes. Stucchi's filler necks on the re pops were the small diameter type I do recall. As to the exhaust, I don't think Stucchi's mufflers had the Silentium engraving. I think SilMotor was still in business, though they didn't or only on rare occasion made the mufflers anymore. And Stucchi was concerned about trademark violations. So look for engraving on the mufflers, my eyes aren't good enough to see any in the pictures.

I wish I could remember some of these particulars better, I should, I sold lots of these pieces. I do remember grabbing a few pairs of the bell mouth Silentiums that popped up in Germany back around 2010 I think. I figured those to be from some NOS stash over there in Europe.

If it were me, I'd put the original tank back on the bike, as well as the new exhaust system. Sell it as is. Whoever bites, can deal with the quite possible cylinder issue as others have noted. You could clean up the original exhaust, sell that off separately, as well as the new tank. That stuff should bring some pretty good cash. If the lady wants to contact me directly, she could do so by message, and I think I still have access to records back to around 2001, to see if the stuff was purchased from me. Might be possible, as I'm 100 miles west of Milwaukee. Of course if he did all this before '97, 1995 as she says, I'm all wet, sorry to waste the bandwidth.

Still would offer any knowledge I can, and no, I have no interest in the bike. Quite honestly, my interest is to see what it all goes for. I have two Sports I plan to unload, though certainly not as nice as this one. And various spares. It would be good info to see what I might ask for the stuff. That and the two pairs of V7 Sport Gilardonis.....

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General Discussion / Re: Indy has a major new Guzzi dealer
« Last post by bad Chad on June 08, 2023, 03:54:54 PM »
Come on guys, I got you this far, I'll bet one of you can figure out how a search engine works.
General Discussion / Re: Brake master cylinder rebuild help.
« Last post by guzzisteve on June 08, 2023, 03:53:29 PM »
Hey, I actually use paper bound manuals up to 05.
General Discussion / Re: Indy has a major new Guzzi dealer
« Last post by bmc5733946 on June 08, 2023, 03:49:12 PM »
Graham Rahal      (sp?)

General Discussion / Part 3 of my Guzzi tour video series
« Last post by nick949 on June 08, 2023, 03:29:26 PM »
Chibougamau to Labrador City - by 72 Eldorado, of course

General Discussion / Re: Mice
« Last post by Stretch on June 08, 2023, 02:43:11 PM »
Cotton, eh?

I never heard of using that as bait, but it makes sense.

Another weapon in the eternal war against the rodentia.......

General Discussion / Re: Brake master cylinder rebuild help.
« Last post by bigbikerrick on June 08, 2023, 02:41:47 PM »
Thank you Steve, I will check that  manual out. Dont feel bad....I am "analog" also, Sir! :laugh:
General Discussion / dual disc mater cylinder
« Last post by Ronkom on June 08, 2023, 02:30:07 PM »
We mounted a dual disc front wheel from an EV on my Sons '03 Stone. After finally getting a right side caliper & mounting it we find that the single disc front master cylinder is not going to work, plus one of the screws that hold the cap on the reservoir is broken off. So, I need a dual disc front brake master cylinder that uses the tiny brake light switch. Anybody have something that will work?
General Discussion / Re: conti RA3's discontinued - best replacement?
« Last post by Vagrant on June 08, 2023, 02:20:20 PM »
They will last twice as long as the original tire and 1/4-1/3 less than the RA3 that you can't buy or afford! Plus they are cheap, especially if there is a rebate.
General Discussion / Re: "Electra Glide in Blue" movie
« Last post by blu guzz on June 08, 2023, 02:09:24 PM »
I had forgotten that he hated riding the motorcycle.  The main motorcycle chase scene features some pretty good stunt riders.  The big hogs in the arroyos is impressive riding.
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