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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 51659 times)

Offline Rusnak_322

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2016, 12:47:49 »
I tried that Yamaha tank on my wifes 1980 XS400 and it wouldn't fit - The tunnel is too narrow. Shame, as I really like the look of the square XS400 tanks vs the teardrop style that she has. The one in the front is the parts bike - I just swapped the wheels and forks - she wanted the mag wheels and the disk front brake.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 18:50:20 »
These looks like small block Guzzi's, I think this tank will look way too tiny on a 850T

The bike at the back of the photo is an 850, the one at the front a V50.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2016, 19:37:47 »
V7 Sport replica.  I like that idea.  Or early LeMans look for fast road work.

You might see if Tannermatic has anything in say CF that would work http://www.tannermatic.com/


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 23:03:03 »
I like the V Sport tank, the way the side bulge out and yet it still has the knee indents.

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=286&products_id=3245&zenid=2bed04b2267859b7eb76330c8a2669cf


But, I don't like how the end is. There is a large gap where it meets the seat unless you have a bulky seat, which I dislike. I especially dislike the seat that wraps the back of the tank.

I take that back, I don't dislike that, I just really don't want to go that route on my bike.

Also, that V Sport tank is not cheap. I have been looking for a few months and have not seen a deal on that tank anywhere. They don't pop up used like a Honda tank. New, looks like it will be well over 1/3 the purchase price of my bike. I need to stay cheap if I want to finish this this season as I am now buying parts for my wifes bike.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2016, 06:01:16 »
Have you considered choosing your handlebars before the tank? The reason In my experience, the look of the tank changes with different handlebars too.
I have a SP1 with original tank. With normal bars like yours I think the tank looks ugly but when I added lower clubman bars the look changes too... not to a beauty like a V7 or alloy, more from ugly to acceptable... 8)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 06:04:40 by Perter »

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2016, 09:41:13 »
I have drag bars and a superbike bend that I bought already. I put the superbike bars on and I like how they sit.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2016, 16:44:39 »
I know that a lot of people feel this tank is ubiquitous, but I like it. It isn’t like I encounter a lot of other café bikes in my travels, and I doubt that I will run into another vintage Moto Guzzi with Mojave tank. Hell, I had a hard time finding a picture of one on the interwebs.
$120 for the tank with cap! Not a repo and the inside is clean!






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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2016, 16:46:33 »
Plus - look how beautiful that bike of the month banner is!

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2016, 17:02:09 »
Nice deal on the tank. I like them, I think it will fit the Guzzi pretty well.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2016, 10:05:36 »
Here is the tank with my DCC leather café seat -