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Offline Arizona Wayne

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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2016, 10:51:10 PM »
From the patina of the head pipes they could be off a newer model bike.
I could be wrong, but they look right.



The original header pipes are painted flat black just like the what looks like original mufflers, of which I have both.  In fact my CX100 is mostly original since it had 6K miles on it since I've owned it.  But I took off the lower fairing and added conventional handlebar to go with the clip ons that are still on it.  I'm the 2nd original owner and there is no rust anywhere.  These days it sits needing an alternator.  I have too many other rigs to bother getting it operational again,  tho I added new Nickasil cylinders/pistons/rings to it and rode it that way for a few miles. Have since put a 16" mag rim on the front for quicker steering(110/90) vs. orig.18" mag(100/90).  Liked the quicker steering of my `87 LM IV w/16" front mag.
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2016, 08:32:33 AM »
I'll buy that for 2500 no problem. Just tell me who to call!
Hunter

I've let the owner of the bike, know that I won't be buying it, and that I would forward his ad to anyone that is seriously interested.

Interested parties should be aware that the bike has high u/k mileage, estimated 300-400K kms,,, the clutch has apparently just been replaced, not started and tested yet, (will be done shortly) and is located in Canada, in the province of Quebec a few miles north of Ottawa Ontario.

If you're interested send me a pm, and I'll reply with the ad. Hunter expressed the most interest, and sent me a pm, so I want to give him a fair opportunity if it's the right deal for him.

Tks for everyone's input,,, with all of the big money improvements to it,,, I found it a tough deal to walk away from,,, I even considered doing a little custom flat tracker bike out of it,,, but there are too many parts missing to make it easily doable,,, and almost sacrilegious, considering the bike and builder's original design intent.

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Kelly 
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2016, 10:22:40 AM »
OH NO, not the 16" front wheel, it will kill you!
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2016, 04:36:16 PM »


The original header pipes are painted flat black just like the what looks like original mufflers, of which I have both.  In fact my CX100 is mostly original since it had 6K miles on it since I've owned it.  But I took off the lower fairing and added conventional handlebar to go with the clip ons that are still on it.  I'm the 2nd original owner and there is no rust anywhere.  These days it sits needing an alternator.  I have too many other rigs to bother getting it operational again,  tho I added new Nickasil cylinders/pistons/rings to it and rode it that way for a few miles. Have since put a 16" mag rim on the front for quicker steering(110/90) vs. orig.18" mag(100/90).  Liked the quicker steering of my `87 LM IV w/16" front mag.

From the owner of this LM2, the wheels he put on were 18" in the back and 17" in the front running tubeless, fwiw
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2016, 08:59:20 PM »
OH NO, not the 16" front wheel, it will kill you!


According to who?  I liked the 16" front wheel so much on my LM IV I put 1 on my CX.  :boozing:  Far as improved handling all they both needed doing that is a 110/90-16' front tire.  Until  you've btdt, you don't know what you're talking about.  120-80 front tire was the bugaboo.  :boxing:

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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2016, 09:00:24 PM »
I may be going to Ottawa Sept 28,it better be sold by then :grin:
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2016, 11:15:53 PM »
After receiving some pm's concerning this bike,,,  it sounds like there are a few people that may still be interested in it,,, bear in mind, I don't know the seller nor the actual condition of the bike,,, buyer beware,,, if you contact the owner Frank, feel free to tell him you got the info from me,, I promised him I would forward his ad, so here it is, good luck!

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Kelly
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1979 G5 & 1980 Lemans CX100 (wrenching)
2010 Suzuki DR650 & 1978 SR500 (patiently waiting)
2010 Honda CRF50 & CRF100 ( grandkids)

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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2016, 09:41:10 AM »

According to who?  I liked the 16" front wheel so much on my LM IV I put 1 on my CX.  :boozing:  Far as improved handling all they both needed doing that is a 110/90-16' front tire.  Until  you've btdt, you don't know what you're talking about.  120-80 front tire was the bugaboo.  :boxing:

Most everyone on the net says 16" tires are dangerous because of quick turn in. Meanwhile gobs of Wings, Voyagers and others had 16" wheels.

Uh...I've ridden one with the 16"...see my sig line...
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Offline Arizona Wayne

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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2016, 01:19:21 PM »
Most everyone on the net says 16" tires are dangerous because of quick turn in. Meanwhile gobs of Wings, Voyagers and others had 16" wheels.

Uh...I've ridden one with the 16"...see my sig line...



So a MG book says a 16" front wheel is bad on a Guzzi and that's the end of the story for you and others?   No one wants to find out for themselves and see if that complaint can be dealt with?   That complaint was derived from a combination of a 16" front rim @ 120/80-16" front tire that did make the front end a bit twitchy but not unrideable.  I put on a 110/90-16" front tire(taller OD) and the issue went away. Having the 16" vs. 18" front tire is like power/truck steering.   Just light enough to be more comfortable like a 17" vs. 18" front tire.  :boozing:
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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2016, 02:00:42 PM »
It's all going right over your head. Slow down, read the posts again. The light will come on...I hope.

Again, I have ridden the16"... se my sig line
Actually the real problem was the 16" with the taller head stock but original length forks. It changed the rake making it twitchy...er.

Notice I said bikes like Wings and other had 16" wheels and no one said they were dangerous? Just like integratedbrakes. Bad on Guzzi, not mentioned on Honda etc.

Have I rambled long enough for you to get it?

All in fun, now.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 02:04:03 PM by Two Checks »
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Offline Arizona Wayne

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Re: Real Lemans 2 ? ser # and photo
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2016, 06:10:52 PM »
It's all going right over your head. Slow down, read the posts again. The light will come on...I hope.

Again, I have ridden the16"... se my sig line
Actually the real problem was the 16" with the taller head stock but original length forks. It changed the rake making it twitchy...er.

Notice I said bikes like Wings and other had 16" wheels and no one said they were dangerous? Just like integratedbrakes. Bad on Guzzi, not mentioned on Honda etc.

Have I rambled long enough for you to get it?

All in fun, now.


Maybe the problem is I'm not that touchy on how my bike handles......like Casey Stoner.  Just make the best of what I've got to work with.  I don't make excuses for tire conditions, shocks, etc.

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