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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    Easiest would be to fabricate a bracket and bolt it to the lower triple clamp. Best way would be to fabricate a bracket and weld it to the front of the neck at the exact height you want. Or you could drill and tap a hole in front of the neck and make sure the bolt doesn't extend too far into the...
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    Here is the license plate and tail light mount. It's hard to see, but there are two 1"x1/16" bars supporting it from the bike. I tried one bar and it flexed too much, so I triangulated it with a second bar. Here is how I mounted the Benelli tank. The bracket is for mounting a light on a...
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    The angle isn't too critical. If you zoom in you can see I have a pretty good angle on my rearset linkage. I will probably drop it one hole when I start fine tuning the bike, but it shifts fine the way it is.
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    Here is a good looking exhaust:
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    Stuff to buy (some is wish list or will have to wait) Rearset linkage Tarozzi: http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=103 Shocks Hagon: https://www.davequinnmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/Hagon.html Tarozzi makes a good fork brace, too. Improves the front end a lot.
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    I'm going to get vinyl stickers made for my indents. Something like this:
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    Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe

    The Benelli tank is a cliche these days, but it looks so damn good! This is my small block (in progress, not a rat bike):
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    I used these rearsets for my V50. Pricey, but they bolted right up and work fine. http://www.flyhammer.it/shop/en/rearsets/402-moto-guzzi-v35-v50-v65-adjustable-rear-sets-racing.html
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    Moto guzzi any good?

    1980 would be a Lemans II. Good solid bike, lots of fun to ride. Reliable except for the electrical connections and switchgear (like all old Guzzis). Nigusil coated bores, so no flaking chrome to worry about. Parts are readily available, too.
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    I was going to use Minicel foam to build a seat on an aluminum base before I found the Motolanna seat. It is used for Kayak seats and you can even leave it uncovered. Cuts with an electric knife or a belt sander. http://kayakoutfitting.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=15
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    You need to slope the vent hoses from the filter downward so they don't trap oil or let it drain into the filter.
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    Those two switches were a total of $70, so way cheaper. But they take full sized wires that I will have to hide.
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    I went with the Benelli tank and Motolanna seat. It's a cliche, but it looks so damn good :P Didn't have to modify the tank, either. And minimal controls Starter and kill switches from HDB And an enduro bike light/horn switch from Siccass Racing A guy on the Guzzi forum used a...
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    '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign

    Others with V50's have found they need 8 cells. 4 cells will usually start it, but 8 cells makes living with the bike in the real world better. Can you charge that type of cell with a regular starcharger? I have a Ballistic mounted under the tranny of my V50, but I'm bypassing it with a regular...
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    82 Guzzi V50 cafe project

    Get one of these. Pep Boys carries them, too. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpe-2164?seid=srese1&gclid=CLXVrLXh_sYCFQczaQod3E0FQQ Get a cross fitting, run the down tube to the crank case, the two side tubes to the two heads, and put the vent filter up under the tank off of the top...
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    1979 Moto Guzzi V50 II Cafe

    What are you using to plug the frame openings at the rear? I have a couple of cut down black rubber stoppers on mine, but I can't get them to fit as smoothly as I'd like.
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    1979 Moto Guzzi V50 II Cafe

    Be sure to get the right bolts and rubber grommets in the right places for the diode board. It can fry all the wires from there to the starter if you get it wrong. Don't ask how I know :(
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    Waxed Cotton Jacket

    I've had a Kakadu Nelson jacket for a couple of years now. It is lighter weight material than a Barbour or a Belstaff, and it has a smaller zipper. I use it as my main light jacket off the bike and it is holding up well. You can get them direct from...
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