Author Topic: 2019 Wild Guzzi National raffle bike thread  (Read 16201 times)

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2019 Wild Guzzi National raffle bike thread
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:18:40 PM »
 If anyone is making the trek from near the Bay Area in California to a point somewhere near Oklahoma , and might have room to haul a motorbike , please let me know . There is no hurry on this, anytime within the next few months is fine . We can arrange for the bike to be moved a few miles on the California end , and we can pick it up in Kansas , North Texas , or somewhere in this general vicinity . Willing to help with expenses , and some parts will be available afterwards .

 Yeah , a big favor , I know , just thought it might be worth a try .

 Oh , it isn't currently operable , but it is a roller .

 Thanks in advance .

 Dusty
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
 Not even a "Heck no , we ain't doing you a favor"  :shocked: Kind of disappointing   :rolleyes:

 Maybe I should have mentioned why we need to transport this bike from CA to the middle of the country on the cheap .

 The idea is for a raffle bike for next year's Cedar Vale . Now , the old girl needs a bit of work , apparently a transmission bearing has failed , and she will get a new clutch while we are in there .
This bike is still a good runner , and has been well maintained , but if we add 500 bucks shipping onto the cost of fixing her , you can see the problem .

 I have enlisted the aid of two old line Guzzi mechanics , and we have a nice shop just North of Wichita to use , only a few miles from Cedar Vale . This is all volunteer , and I will purchase the parts needed .

 So , we can shuttle this old girl out , there is no hurry , we have 6 months to get her to Kansas .

 Dusty
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02:37:53 PM »
Sorry for the lack of replies. If I could I would. If I was retired and had the time, it might e a fun trip!

Good luck!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 03:11:37 PM »
I have a trailer and tow vehicle but need food and gas money...
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 03:29:31 PM »
I have a trailer and tow vehicle but need food and gas money...

 I appreciate that Chris , but by the time we pay for that we can get it shipped .

 What we are attempting to do is keep the expense to a minimum so we can raffle the bike for some small profit for the city and WG .

 I should mention , the bike will likely bring between $800. to $1,000. , so spending 400 bucks to get it here just doesn't pencil out . However , a good running BB Stone is still a very usable motorbike in the modern world .

 Dusty

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 03:33:01 PM »
Why not do the work in California, and sell it from there?  Obviously, it won't be you doing the work Dusty, but it shouldn't be too hard to find volunteers for such a good cause.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 03:46:37 PM »
Why not do the work in California, and sell it from there?  Obviously, it won't be you doing the work Dusty, but it shouldn't be too hard to find volunteers for such a good cause.


 Because Cedar Vale is in Kansas  :laugh:

 Honestly , from a logistical perspective , and as a practical matter , it is just easier to get it out here.

 Dusty

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 03:56:49 PM »
What is a BB Stone?

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 04:01:02 PM »
What is a BB Stone?

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Big Block Stone, a pretty dang nice Guzzi. If I win it, I'll give it to a kid that needs it..
It could also be a boost to the attendance at the CV rally. "Must be present to win.."  I like the idea..
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 04:09:30 PM »
Big Block Stone, a pretty dang nice Guzzi. If I win it, I'll give it to a kid that needs it..
It could also be a boost to the attendance at the CV rally. "Must be present to win.."  I like the idea..

 Well , it did occur to me that a raffle bike might increase attendance  :evil:

 Seriously , several folks are already volunteering to help , first would be Guzzi4me for donating the bike , then Gliderjohn for offering his nice climate controlled shop , the Motochuck 250 and probably JB Taylor with tech help (both very qualified) . Hoping to make this a group effort to keep cost down.

 Chuck , this would make a great bike for someone in need , a wonderful ,basic , honest old ditch pump model that was a daily rider until about 4 months back when the trans started acting up . It has Hagon shocks as a plus . Will get some pics up hopefully .

 Dusty

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 04:31:34 PM »
If someone can get it part way like NM or TX,  I can get it to gliderjohn gratis...

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 04:33:47 PM »
If someone can get it part way like NM or TX,  I can get it to gliderjohn gratis...

 Great idea Chris , we will help with gas . 

 See , we can do this in stints , because we are in no hurry .

 Dusty

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 04:41:28 PM »
 Changed the heading to more accurately describe what we are attempting .

 Dusty

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »
I would like to help out Dusty but I would need an air fare to do it. :rolleyes: :grin:

Kudos to all pitching in for a good cause. :thumb:
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
I would like to help out Dusty but I would need an air fare to do it. :rolleyes: :grin:

Kudos to all pitching in for a good cause. :thumb:

 But now consider this , you could buy a raffle ticket , and maybe win it , then leave it in OKC to ride in the eventual championship parade for the Thunder  :laugh: Maybe young Mr Adams can help us out, he is making enough bank to fly about half of NZ over for the celebration .

 Just a thought  :grin:

 Dusty

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 05:21:26 PM »

 Just a thought  :grin:
 Dusty

What an excellent idea! :thumb:

Don't think it would get much traction somehow Dusty. :undecided:

Thunder went close but no cigar this year sadly.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
What an excellent idea! :thumb:

Don't think it would get much traction somehow Dusty. :undecided:

Thunder went close but no cigar this year sadly.

 Sadly my niece no longer works for the mayor's office , can't even get free tickets now  :weiner:

 Still , young Mr Adams could help a couple of brothers out , right ?  :rolleyes:

 Dusty

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 05:27:40 PM »
Wow Dusty, I am impressed.  What a great Cedar Vale scheme. 

Is there any chance this bike could be ridden back to Kansas?  Or is the transmission totally kaput?.

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 05:31:52 PM »
Wow Dusty, I am impressed.  What a great Cedar Vale scheme. 

Is there any chance this bike could be ridden back to Kansas?  Or is the transmission totally kaput?.

 Oh I could try riding it back , if you'll promise to come to the rescue when the trans gives up  :laugh:

 Dusty

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 05:47:42 PM »
THAT might be the cheapest solution...😁

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 07:09:35 PM »
I dunno. If a bearing is making itself known.. I'd be leery of taking it very far. The transmission *may* not be hurt..yet.. but hardened balls going through it would get it's undivided attention.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 07:14:34 PM »
We could raise more money by conducting a pool selling chances on how far he'll make it!  :evil:

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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2018, 07:02:42 AM »
What about setting up Paypal account and we all contribute $10.00. 50 contributions will solve the shipping problem. Count me in if you decide to go with this idea.

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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
What about setting up Paypal account and we all contribute $10.00. 50 contributions will solve the shipping problem. Count me in if you decide to go with this idea.

Yeah, I'm with you.  Haven't done my normal donation this year, so this might make up for it a bit.

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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2018, 04:55:51 PM »
Yeah, I'm with you.  Haven't done my normal donation this year, so this might make up for it a bit.

Happy to help out this way too.  And it'd be cheap for each person.  That's the Guzzi content. ;)

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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2018, 08:48:18 AM »
 OK , we have the beginnings of a plan . For those of you wanting to donate to transportation costs, please contact me via PM . Still kind of hoping we can shuttle this thing out to Kansas , the "Guzzi" way , but one of our members has generously volunteered to make up any shortfall in transportation funds . He has sworn me to secrecy , so don't ask  :laugh:

 Still working out the logistics  , and don't want to over promise and under deliver . This isn't a get rich quick plan .

 So , if you want to participate in this plan for us to likely lose money ( :laugh:) , here is your chance. Like my friend says , "us old guys should be good for something"  :grin:

 Dusty

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2018, 04:30:30 PM »
 So far we've had 3 folks offering to help finance this deal , is anyone else interested ? Contact me by PM if you are willing .

 Just heard the old girl run over the phone , she started right up , and sounded great . The bike will come with National Cycle bag mounts , NLA , and an official MG windshield . Add some bags and she will be ready to travel  :thumb:

 Dusty

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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2018, 01:13:41 PM »
 Alright , I have a mailing address for donations towards the project . A check is fine , but please indicate in a quick note what it is for , and give me a screen name also . If you want part of it to go directly to Luap please let me know , this is a group effort .

 Dusty Turner

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  Please note this is a different address than we used for CV last year , our Post Office is moving and the old number is no longer valid . Thanks

 Dusty

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2018, 01:31:42 PM »
I suppose you don't take Paypal?
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2018, 01:36:26 PM »
I suppose you don't take Paypal?

 You have met me Chuckie , right ?  :grin:

 No paypal , sorry fellas , a check is fine .

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