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Umfundisi

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Centauro is looking for a new home
« on: October 03, 2014, 10:55:32 PM »
Anyone in the market for a well sorted Centauro.   This was the bike that came from Nick Barton.  I have had a little over a year,  its a great bike,  very well sorted and cared for.   I have a garage full of bikes and not enough time.   I just dont get to ride the Centauro as much as it deserves, it seems a shame to have it sit around and wait to be enjoyed.  So here it is..   


1998 Centauro
22K Miles
Location:  San Francisco
$4900

Link for pictures:  http://s943.photobucket.com/user/lorneboden/library/CentauroV10

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 02:45:54 PM »
Did you sell this bike?

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 05:59:43 PM »
Nice one!
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 07:09:29 PM »
Yup, Vance in Seattle bought it. That means I may even get to rode it one day!

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 07:09:29 PM »

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 07:31:22 PM »
:~)

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 07:37:36 AM »
Yup, Vance in Seattle bought it. That means I may even get to rode it one day!

Pete

It rides nice Pete, almost as much power as the Scura you sold Chuck.....

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 08:25:41 AM »
Just curious, what are the differences between a Centauro and a Scura?
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 08:29:53 AM »
Centauro is high cam 4 valves per cylinder while the Scura is a 1100 2 valve per cylinder motor.
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 09:25:34 AM »
Centauro is high cam 4 valves per cylinder while the Scura is a 1100 2 valve per cylinder motor.

So the Centauro would have better performance, but more difficult to tune?

How would both compare to my ex-Griso?
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015, 09:45:25 AM »
So the Centauro would have better performance, but more difficult to tune?

How would both compare to my ex-Griso?

Different transmission gives a different experience. Though I know it's inferior to the newer transmissions, I find the five speed to be more fun.
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 07:32:00 AM »
 :+1  I don't like the 6 speed for my type of riding.
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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 08:25:01 AM »
Pete's, now Chucks Scura had the full monty engine, cant think of anything else that could be done to it. giving it the gas a 2K rpm always resulted in a fairly massive wheelie, good for the Pete's sloppage plate.  Chucks Scura is simply the most fun engine of any guzzi I have ridden.... It looks stock, but Chuck can come along and add what was done to the monster Scura.  an 8V will smoke any standard Scura, Chucks has little standard about it......

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Re: Centauro is looking for a new home
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 04:46:52 PM »
So the Centauro would have better performance, but more difficult to tune?

How would both compare to my ex-Griso?

The Grease O is basically an updated Centauro without the maintenance issues of the early high cam. Both will easily out run a standard 2 valve engine.
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