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Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:54:10 PM »
Check the background of the Morgan video.

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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 04:17:53 PM »
That guy is crazy....but in a good way!  :grin:


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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 05:47:24 PM »
Looks like it might be a LM III. Love the bus in the beginning of the video.

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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 06:05:54 PM »
Watched a video of his last week ( dont recall which one) with a silver Norge in the background.
Not sure if it's his though...
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 06:46:32 PM »
Would I drive one of those...?!? (Oh yes!!) :thumb: :cool: :smiley:
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 07:46:50 PM »
+1. Good eye.

Looks like it might be a LM III. Love the bus in the beginning of the video.
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 06:04:42 AM »
Back when I used to hang out at the Rock Store on the weekend, Leno brought many machines out. He'd often come to the Guzzi Hooligan bunch and sts.
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 06:46:48 AM »
Back when I used to hang out at the Rock Store on the weekend, Leno brought many machines out. He'd often come to the Guzzi Hooligan bunch and sts.

 Yeah , but does he have an AeroLario ?

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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 08:05:31 AM »
In 2002 I visited Manhattan for three days, as a chaperone for my daughters 8th grade class. One of the days we had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Displayed among all of the rock and roll memorabilia was a light green loop Guzzi that was owned by Billy Joel.
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 08:10:03 AM »
 ^^^Even rode my motorcycle in the rain

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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 09:11:41 AM »
 The LeMans III shows up in the background of a few of Leno's videos. He should do one of his video rides with it.
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 03:58:01 PM »
He has (or had anyway) a white V700 or Ambassador, it was in the background in a video during a "shop tour" once.
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Re: Jay Leno's Moto Guzzi
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 05:50:02 PM »
Jay Leno's Bus.
Some, as old as I, may recall early Kawasaki 2 strokes being called Flexible Flyers. Also a popular derogatory remark for many drag racers, be they on 4 or 2 wheels. The term may have started with the production of 'leaning' side cars for motorcycles, manufactured in Ohio in 1914 -20? by the Flxible Co. (sp is correct). Cheap cars in the 1920's left Flxible searching for other businesses. Building hearses, ambulances and small coaches (typically on Buick chassis), led them to larger motor coaches. Flxible built buses in Mexico, South America and China (Roger Penske was involved! As was Charles Kettering of GM fame). Kettering was President for 40 years? and the founder of DELCO. Flxible filed, under Grumman aircraft ownership, for bankruptcy in 1965 iirc.

I drove semi's, doubles and tour busses (as needed), from 1954 to 1967, while going to night school and continued hauling trade shows 'til 1997. Enjoyed nearly every minute of it. In 1955 I drove an yclept 'Band Bus'. It happened to be a Flxible built in the period between 1947 and 1955. Jay's 'Flxie' is very likely of that vintage. The one I drove was powered with a 4-71 Detroit diesel. Super charged 2 stroke fitted with 'hi-output injectors'.  R3~

 

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