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If you like it as a rider, then go for it. As far as I'm concerned from a historical perspective, there's no Lemans 2 there. <shrug>
"How hard is it to locate an original or copy seat pan for the Lemans?"Not that hard to find, keep an eye on eBay as they come up fairly regularly, front fender can be found at MG cycle.
basically it shouldnt be hard to make it look like a nice le mans 2 bodyparts/wheels are still easy to find, as loads of le mans 2 have been turned into fake le mans 1 , or a cafe racers.the parts you remove should be easy to shift, loads of cafe racer builders around. i should have the seat pan, mudguard, side covers and wheels, left overs from the Restauration of my own le mans 2 but i am in europe , so postage is probably way too expensiveanyway, at 2500 you cant go wrong, just the heads fetch half of that...
http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=291&products_id=3197MG Cycle sells a repro rear fender.
Rear frame rails look chopped in the pictures, are they? If you are looking for an investment, look elsewhere. To much has been screwed with. I'd buy it for $2,500 with out a second thought. It'll make a fun rider.
Good eye, upon speaking with the owner,, the rear frame has been chopped,,, throws my idea of getting a seat pan and using my spare seat out the windowtks Kelly
The asking price for this Lemans 2 was only 2500,,, it would purely be an investment, possibly long term,, nothing more
I know it's an early 850 LeMans. But wouldn't it work if frame rails weren't chopped?
Forks look off, but that could be the wheel/fender/fork gaiter combo throwing my eyes off. That Frankenstein BUB headpipe / V-11 sport exhaust has to go.I'm a bit confused as to why one would go to all of the expense of fitting a magni swingarm , dymag wheels, all of that engine work, and then throwing together and installing a crap set of pipes like that. A descent exhaust, tail section from airtech and a paint job would do wonders for this poor thing.
This looks like it would someone a great rider. Why not let it pass and let someone who wants to ride a real Guzzi sport bike enjoy it?Pete
Like I said in the first post.. it's not a LeMans 2 any more, and to my mind "investment" means original unmolested, or can be made original without much work. Sure, you *could* make it into a LeMans 2, but you'd have more money in it than it would ever be worth. Just MHO.
The exhaust are Hindle cans and Lang Hindle (exhaust guru/god in Canadian MC racing) came up with the measurements and design himself, then built by the owner, fwiw, (he does apparently have very good fabricating skills,, he also did the fork brace)
Might be Hindle cans, but I'm calling BS on that exhaust story. That is a BUB headpipe with what looks like a V11 Sport lower section welded together. between the two is a connecting pipe that was bent at a muffler shop, look close at that bend. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but something is not adding up here.
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