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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 32701 times)

Offline Rusnak_322

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2016, 10:06:55 »
I think that it is cool that the tank is so narrow that you can hardly see it from the front.




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2016, 10:16:09 »


My wife is trying to talk me into painting the knee indents in the tank an ivory or off white like the coves on a 1960 Vette. I am not sure if that is the way I want to go. Not 100% that it will look as cool as it sounds and paint is not cheap.








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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2016, 10:44:06 »

Hard to believe that started here, eh?
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #33 on: Jun 01, 2016, 10:33:28 »
Sonreir - do you have a link to the build thread on that Honda?

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #34 on: Jun 01, 2016, 10:42:36 »
Had a friend fab up some mounts for the tank and seat -







For the back of the tank - he designed this set-up. I had just asked him to weld some pieces to the frame to keep the tank from moving side to side as I plan to hold it down with a rubber strap. He put a platform with two holes and welded round bar to the tank that they fit into. Works great.









I used studs with clips to hold the seat on and allow tool-less removal. I thought that I had some pics, but looks like I forgot to take them.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #35 on: Jun 01, 2016, 10:45:05 »
the seat studs are similar to these -




edit -

here is my seat attachment.

« Last Edit: Jun 20, 2016, 13:46:46 by Rusnak_322 »

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #36 on: Jun 01, 2016, 10:57:05 »
Sonreir - do you have a link to the build thread on that Honda?

... and a phone no to the gal please  8)

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #37 on: Jun 01, 2016, 12:56:09 »
Sonreir - do you have a link to the build thread on that Honda?

No build thread, I'm afraid. I can hit up my friend for some more pics, though. He built it. :)

Little Horse Cycles was the builder, if you're interested. Hillsboro, Oregon.
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Offline hidn45

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #38 on: Jun 04, 2016, 22:00:53 »
Better late than never... but the stock Goose tank can make an awfully nice cafe......

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #39 on: Jun 06, 2016, 05:24:57 »
Very nice bike Randy, is that yours?
I see they have kept the long upper rails on the frame too, it's difficult to make a good flow with these. I know most cut them off but in my country, an inspection could scrap the frame if they are cut !