Thursday, 26 August 2010

Spannering solitude on the Guzzi special


I just don't get time to work on my bikes, and I miss it. Today I had a good few hours to mess around with my Le Mans special, and try out a few things, and it felt really good. Just me, the radio and my tools.

9 comments:

Guzzmen said...

Hey Adam,

Nice set-up , very seventies , Me likee likee.Is that your old S3 750
fairing You are using, the one that was on the bike when You visited us in Belgium , couple of years ago.
Is that a lemans ? look`s more like a V7 engine (or S3)or is it just the high headcovers.
Wrenching is the perfect
DE-stresser ...keep it up.

Hope see You again in Belgium
Cheers Nico

matt@machine said...

ah i love the specials....that a bm faring adam?

jiggerypokery said...

Adam,I like the way your Guzzi is looking and yes a few hours tinkering can be very therapeutic.That's exactly what I need so I am off into the garage myself!

adam@italianmotor said...

Hey Nico man, good to see you round these parts, hope you're well!! Been meaning to come over again for the great rally in Belgium, I hope next year. This is a Le Mans 2, yep early rocker covers, fairing is similar to the one I had on my S3, nit sure if I'll use this, probably need something like a Ducati SS one, a bit lower...anyway, I'm building this when time and money allows..you still got your Guzzis?

adam@italianmotor said...

Matt - it's a Sprint fauiring, loosely based on a Ducati SS fairing, don't think I'll got with it though..

Ogri said...

Hey Adam, Chris W here..is that my old Le Mans II ?

adam@italianmotor said...

Hi Chris and welcome - yes that's your old Le Mans, it's what's called a very. very slow project bike...

SakéRacer said...

ciao adam

what about the codino (tail section)??

where does it come from??

:)

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

The tail section I bought from John W who built the beautiful Guzzi cafe racer in Issue Two of the mag. It's a Rickman piece though I don't know which bike it would have been on in the 70s, reminds me of something Kawasaki myself..