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In love with a sport
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:43:03 PM »
I was able to get the sport out and really put some miles on it today. 150 miles of the best roads Kentucky has to offer.if I wasnít already in love with the bike just because of the style,I am now because of its handling. It handles like its on a rail and pulls like a freight  train. Never ending torque.There isnít enough words for how much I love this bike. Yes I am sore, but it was worth it






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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
Sounds like a lovely way to spend a day to me! :thumb:
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 08:19:53 PM »
Thatís a gorgeous bike to be in love with.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:40:25 PM »
Didn't 'the kid' let you ride his at the last KY rally? Got you hooked, didn't he? Nice bike, says the ignored Aprilia.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 09:56:45 PM »
TFinch1990 you can swap the coupons left to right. It helps a bit with reach/stretch.
Not a stop n go kinda bike, but open road, and it's pretty comfy.

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 08:12:24 AM »
   As Yogi implied, you can swap the clip-ons left for right, but you also have to flip them upside down. And drill holes for the pins in the switchgear. Also helps to shape a piece of aluminum 5/8" thick and JBWeld it to the bottom of the sidestand.

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 08:19:49 AM »
Good lookin Spot you found there, Todd.. :thumb:
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It handles like its on a rail and pulls like a freight  train.
Yeah, you get it..  :smiley:
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 08:20:35 AM »
Just leave the clipons stock.  As Dr. John intended.

Flipping the stockers puts them at a funny angle and doesn't help much.  Using Heli-Bars doesn't offer enough improvement and puts them at a funny angle.

They're perfect as-is.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 08:59:26 AM »
I need one of those.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 09:07:00 AM »
I need one of those.

Yes.. yes you do.  :evil: :grin:
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 09:25:26 AM »
   As Yogi implied, you can swap the clip-ons left for right, but you also have to flip them upside down. And drill holes for the pins in the switchgear. Also helps to shape a piece of aluminum 5/8" thick and JBWeld it to the bottom of the sidestand.
"but you also have to flip them upside down"...Ö
I didn't think that needed to be said  :huh:

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 09:46:19 AM »
Years ago I managed to graft a V11 LeMans faring onto my Carb Sport. It's not that hard really. Gave me many better options for riding position and bar choice while making excellent aerodynamics.



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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:36 AM »
Years ago I managed to graft a V11 LeMans faring onto my Carb Sport. It's not that hard really. Gave me many better options for riding position and bar choice while making excellent aerodynamics.





The hard part today would be finding the fairing and its fittings!!!

Nice job.  Looks great!
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 01:29:11 PM »
I recently did some work on the front end of my sport.
While I had the bike stripped I decided to flip the bars.
I carefully measured out the holes and drilled the extra locator holes.
I then temporarily remounted the bars to see how things lined up.
I sat on the bike to try things out.
The angle of the flipped bars was not at a natural angle for the operation of the controls and I quickly realised that the bars should go back to the standard position.
One thing I did manage to achieve was to secure the throttle firmly to the bars by modifying the switch housing to 5mm through bolts.
I was going to fit a Tomaselli throttle but after purchasing new fork tubes, seals, bushes, wipers, steering head bearings and tyre the budget was getting stretched.









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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 02:40:25 PM »
I need one of those.

I could make that happen.   :bike-037:

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 04:04:24 PM »
Once you've tried the best, I'm afraid there's just no hope for you at all👍.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 04:09:31 PM »
[quote author=voncrump link=topic=100141.msg1584149#msg1584149 date=1552933751
One thing I did manage to achieve was to secure the throttle firmly to the bars by modifying the switch housing to 5mm through bolts.

Yes there is a 1/8" rocking of the throttle housing on mine.
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 04:44:50 PM »
Just leave the clipons stock.  As Dr. John intended.

Flipping the stockers puts them at a funny angle and doesn't help much.  Using Heli-Bars doesn't offer enough improvement and puts them at a funny angle.

They're perfect as-is.
I have Heli-Bars on my 95 spot. I like them more than the stock set up.

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 06:07:54 PM »
My buddy has one that I've ridden a few times.  I like to call it Moto Guzzi's version of the Kawasaki ZX11.  Like you say, it rides like it's on a rail and pulls like a freight train.  Being sore is understandable.  Even when I was younger and in decent shape, those darn clip ons were rough. 
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 06:16:55 PM »
I have Heli-Bars on my 95 spot. I like them more than the stock set up.

Me too, but they havenít been available in years.

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 06:25:10 PM »
Never had an issue with the clip-on's I'd be a bit wary of shifting the seating position significantly if you like to push on a bit, the sport's weight bias is towards the rear. It's possible  in about third or second gear coming out of a corner to bulldoze the front end around when riding in a sportsman like manner. They are a fun bike completely pedestrian compared to anything modern and the handling it pretty good up to a piont, there are a few compromises however, long wheel base, rearward weight bias and lack of ground clearance when you start to ask the big questions.

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 09:20:47 PM »
Me too, but they havenít been available in years.
Are you trying to tell me I'm old?  :shocked:

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
Are you trying to tell me I'm old?  :shocked:

I bought my first Guzzi sport bike in 1987 so if you are, that might make two of us. 

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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
By far the best looking bike MG has ever produced. 
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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2019, 06:40:31 AM »
Probably the most " addicting" motorcycle I have ever owned. Had I not adopted my 83 Le Mans III, I would still have my black 97. Enjoy!

I was able to get the sport out and really put some miles on it today. 150 miles of the best roads Kentucky has to offer.if I wasnít already in love with the bike just because of the style,I am now because of its handling. It handles like its on a rail and pulls like a freight  train. Never ending torque.There isnít enough words for how much I love this bike. Yes I am sore, but it was worth it







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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2019, 06:58:03 AM »
Probably the most " addicting" motorcycle I have ever owned. Had I not adopted my 83 Le Mans III, I would still have my black 97. Enjoy!
Adopting is good! Oh, you meant motorcycles?  :huh:



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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2019, 07:17:50 AM »
I will adopt dogs, motorcycles, bad habits, women.....;)

Adopting is good! Oh, you meant motorcycles?  :huh:



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Re: In love with a sport
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 08:31:12 AM »
I could make that happen.   :bike-037:



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