Moto Guzzi 750 "Freccia tricolore"

Roar

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Hi!

I bought this 96 Guzzi Nevada 750 the other day, it was a started/stranded brat project with a lot of strange solutions.... :)
Not so keen on the cruiser style or brat look so I am going to make my own version af a café racer.
This is my second attempt at a café racer, a few years ago I did a CB550. It was fun building the 550, but I love Italian cars and bikes so a Guzzi café will be closer to home.
 

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The tank I am going for is the V50 Guzzi, I like the shape and I think it will give the bike a nice low stance. I found one cheap on ebay, it has some light rust inside but I am going to use vinegar trick to get it clean.

Also I am not digging the small rear wheel, so I bought 18" Borrani VM (copy)rims and spokes from Italy. So this is my first lacing and truing of a wheel, exiting stuff. Luckily the Guzzi wheels have straight spokes, so that makes everything a lot easier.
 

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The rear tire and tube arrived today, Avon Road Rider 120/90/18". It was easy putting them on the wheel with the cable tie trick, it means only one time of forcing the tire over the rim and it keeps the tube in place.
Also been making a cardboard mock up of a seat to get a 3d visual of my design idea. Also to get an idea of how much I need to rise the rear of the bike. I can rise it either by moving the shock mounting points further rear, or get some longer shocks. I see the sportier Guzzis with the same frame has the shock mounted closer to the rear of the bike so I guess that is the best solution.

Thanks for watching! :)
 

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Some great progress already man.. Im lovin it.. Im all in on this project, I love the way those Guzzi Vtwins sound.. and they make real good looking cafe bikes.
How do you plan to do the seat piece? fiberglass? or are you gonna shape some steel and weld her up?
 
...Also, that is a pretty slick trick with the zip ties to help mount the tire.
 
Wish I had known about the cool zip tie trick before I left my knee skin all over the tyres and my guts all over the floor. Love the guzzi.
 
Good choice with the angular seat design. Really ties in with the shape of the tank!

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Luugo86 said:
Some great progress already man.. Im lovin it.. Im all in on this project, I love the way those Guzzi Vtwins sound.. and they make real good looking cafe bikes.
How do you plan to do the seat piece? fiberglass? or are you gonna shape some steel and weld her up?

Thanks!

The plan is to make it in steel, never worked with metal before so it will be interesting and a steep learning curve for sure!

No guts no glory!
 
Odontologist said:
Wish I had known about the cool zip tie trick before I left my knee skin all over the tyres and my guts all over the floor. Love the guzzi.

Thanks!

I can not take credit for the cable tie trick, found it on YouTube. But I can definitely recommend it as it works great both for getting the tire off and on! Be generous with the lubricant!
 
Aussie Steve said:
Good choice with the angular seat design. Really ties in with the shape of the tank!

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Thank you!

That’s what I am going for!
 
I took apart the front today, made the front wheel ready for new spokes and rim.(spokes on the way)
While I had the chance I took of the top of the triple and got rid of the bar risers. A lot of work but worth it.
Also ordered new customisable throttle, clutch and brake lines.
 

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I am at it again!
Removed all the electrics, i am going to start from scratch using Munit blue. With the electrics out of the wayi could remove all the tabs/brackets i dont use from the frame.
The wheels are finished so now it is 18” front and rear.
On the to do list is lower the front fork and move the rear shock mounting backwards to rise the rear of the bike.

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I Made some new brackets for the rear shocks, Now I’m happy with the rear height.
I still need to lower the fork, does any of you have some tips on how to do it? (1996 Nevada)
I also got started on the seat, hopefully it will come out ok...
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