Guzzi Le Mans

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by WorkTOG, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. WorkTOG

    WorkTOG Guest

    Looking at it this weekend.

    It's a blue one (boo!), but allegedly in utterly excellent nick
    (hurrah!). Been off the road for some years (boo!), but has been
    regularly started and pushed around so the brakes don't seize
    (hurrah!).

    We shall see......

    Asking price ukp1700, and not really negotiable. Hm. Sounds good
    anyway.

    I'm also really, really tempted by this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2453175436&category=9807&rd=1

    to complete my experiences of crap Jap twins[1]. Somebody stop me.

    [1] Yamaha XS400, Honda CB500T, Yamaha XS500.......
     
    WorkTOG, Jan 8, 2004
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    Jeremy Guest

    Jeremy, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. You are always saying we should not touch the Z twins, take your own
    advice !


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    Steve Parry Guest

    In

    It does look a very pretty one though ....

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    Steve Parry, Jan 8, 2004
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    Klaatu Guest

    That looks nice - I notice the fork gators, were they fitted
    standard, or is this a sign of a caring and thoughtful owner ?
     
    Klaatu, Jan 8, 2004
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    sweller Guest


    No, its a sign of someone covering up pitted forks to get it through the
    MOT.
     
    sweller, Jan 8, 2004
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    Klaatu Guest

    <G>
     
    Klaatu, Jan 8, 2004
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    JB Guest

    Gwan do it. You won't lose any cash on it (1).

    (1) if it's been laid up for a while though, check for oil leaks from the
    rear main bearing seal after a *good* run. It will drip out of the bell
    housing drain hole. The crank surface gets rusty right up to the seal and
    can sometimes damage the seal when it first starts up after laying up for a
    good while. (2)
    (2) the good news is that it is only a £10 job to sort. But..(3)
    (3) the bad news is that you have to take the box and clutch off to get to
    it. (4)
    (4) about an hours work to remove the wheel/swinging-arm, split the frame,
    remove the box on a trolley jack and then the clutch/flywheel asy. (5)
    (5) good time to check/regrease the driveshaft U/J and check the bearings in
    the s/a too.

    Hope it works out.
    JB
     
    JB, Jan 8, 2004
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  9. Austin Shackles, Jan 8, 2004
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  10. Yes
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 8, 2004
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  11. WorkTOG () wrote:
    : Looking at it this weekend.
    : It's a blue one (boo!), but allegedly in utterly excellent nick
    : (hurrah!). Been off the road for some years (boo!), but has been
    : regularly started and pushed around so the brakes don't seize
    : (hurrah!).
    : We shall see......
    : Asking price ukp1700, and not really negotiable. Hm. Sounds good
    : anyway.

    Can older Guzzis use unleaded?

    Blair.
    '97 CBR600
     
    B.G. Finlay IT Services, Jan 8, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman said...
    Ugliest fucking bike ever made by anyone, and I do count the Fantic
    Chopper in that as well.
     
    Lozzo, Jan 8, 2004
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    sweller Guest

    sweller, Jan 8, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Andy Wegg said...
    That's the one I was thinking of, pig fucking ugly
     
    Lozzo, Jan 8, 2004
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  15. Wasn't there a 750 version of that? Now, that was fugly.

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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jan 9, 2004
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  16. They did a LTD version of the 750 twin. ISTR they sold just eight in the
    UK.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 9, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Champ said...
    Proof that you *can* polish a turd
     
    Lozzo, Jan 9, 2004
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    JB Guest

    LMAO!
    nice
    JB
     
    JB, Jan 9, 2004
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  19. I've seen one. like a larger, naffer 440 LTD.

    also there was a LTD 1000, with the 4-cylinder engine (preumably the Z1000
    engine).

    anyone know what LTD stood for and why?
     
    Austin Shackles, Jan 9, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Austin Shackles said...
    LOOKING for TIMO to DESTROY
     
    Lozzo, Jan 9, 2004
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