Guzzi Le Mans

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

  1. Eighteen hundred quid? The man's aff his heid.



    "I'm sorry I wasn't in when you came round," said the comaphiliac.

    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jan 10, 2004
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Pip was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Easy. It's the one that doesn't leak oil...

    Interestingly enough it appears to be advertised in this months' CBG
    as well.

    For the paltry sum of 1500 squids...
    Timo Geusch, Jan 10, 2004
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  3. I tested one a few years ago.

    Lovely engine, light throttle thanks to FI, superb economy due to ditto,
    handled and stopped well....

    Downers - bloody awful seat (Corbin replacement a must) and bloody awful
    and awkward gearchange.

    But yeah, I really, really liked it.
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
  4. Whaaaa-aaaat?

    Oh well, forget that then.
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
  5. They do and they did. OK up to 70, and after that they buzzed like ****.
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
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    sweller Guest

    TBH I don't know the model changes on the recent bikes but I think FI is
    around 90/91.

    For that kind of money you could get a *very* nice Cali I/II/III
    850/1000cc and be able to afford pistons and head work (which is the main
    Le Manification).

    Classic insurance, 'proper' bike looks, a real mile eater, reliable
    without the worry of depreciation.
    sweller, Jan 10, 2004
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    Steve Parry Guest

    Steve Parry, Jan 10, 2004
  8. 'struth. I'd not give 1800 pence for it.

    and why, FFS, rebuild the engine to 500cc, thereby making the insurance more
    expensive (if yer honest enough to admit it)?

    must go all of about 2 mph faster as a result.
    Austin Shackles, Jan 10, 2004
  9. coo. does **** buzz over 70?

    is this some esoteric relation to the "mile high club", one wonders?
    Austin Shackles, Jan 10, 2004
  10. He's mad. 1800 quid opening bid?

    (If I was buying a small/medium sized Jap custom or cruiser, I'd head
    for a Yamaha XV535. Lovely bikes, they are.)
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    I think it was on Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:27:59 +0000 that
    (The Older Gentleman) announced
    to the world:

    Can't disagree there <G>


    Broseley, Shropshire
    1991 Yamaha XV 535 Virago
    1988 Saab 900i
    Rob, Jan 10, 2004
  12. and a good deal better looking.

    always rather fancied an XV1100, meself.
    Austin Shackles, Jan 10, 2004
  13. Heh. Right, I checked your sig.....
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
  14. The one with the gold toast racks on the cam end caps?

    Nah. Too bling.
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 10, 2004
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    Hog Guest

    Mmm, that's quite old for a mile muncher. So if one plumps for the newish
    version is the injection reliable? and is it part of any restriction
    Hog, Jan 10, 2004
  16. yebbut, you could probably remove the toast racks.

    535 would be underpowered for a lardarse like me.
    Austin Shackles, Jan 10, 2004
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    Mike Fleming Guest

    To install the bibles. At least that's what I assume "guidions pins"
    has to do with.
    Mike Fleming, Jan 10, 2004
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    petrolcan Guest

    Odd, cos the smaller z400 parallel twin was lovely and smooth with its
    balance shaft.[/QUOTE]

    And it still is.
    petrolcan, Jan 10, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    petrolcan said...
    Now :)
    Lozzo, Jan 10, 2004
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    petrolcan Guest

    petrolcan, Jan 10, 2004
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