Month: August 2012

Three fantastic Moto Guzzi Video’s from our regular commenter and aficionado William Ferry.

I’m just going to let Bill describe them… Fantastic Stuff!

This lovely thing is, in my view having studied them for years, the BEST all -round tasty.. I’ve ever seen. I would have it in a heartbeat.
[2] Also attached I hope, is a lovely little film taken at the Guzzi factory, at some gathering or other.. of a famous Guzzi technician and cafe owner.. [name escapes me.. the joys of getting older..].. he starts the bike, and the joy on his face and the rasp of the bike is a total wonder to behold. Lovely.
Now FGS let them thro’ and.. just enjoy them.

[3] I’ve added the last one as, a guzzi fan, you should see these things [ sorry, I’m not being pompous.. it’s a love affair and I love to show like minded people..]
Bill Lomas was my lifelong hero. And he knew it. We were friends for years and I loved him dearly. A great guy.. he had a wicked sense of humour and told terrible, outrageous stories. I miss him still. Ah well..

Oh my… The sound of this bike is just sublime..

this last one just make so happy that I live in the age of Youtube.

A nice 1972 Hodaka Super Rat. I love the “period” Polariods and color shots like this…

… from “back in the day”.  One of these days I’ll sort through my moms old pics and flood the page with Z50’s, Trail 70s and 90’s and some yellow Yamaha DT100 action. Sigh.. my first 2 stroke. Fantastic power (especially after a trail 70) but a weak transmission.

Fun With 2 Stokes out of the UK!

Tony McGuire. writes in!

Hi, heres a few photos of some members bikes in our club the Yorkshire strokers’ classic 2stroke riders club, we pride ourselves on riding our bikes daily and not just have them in the garage looking all shiny as certain other classic bike clubs do! we all average 50 years old but when were out on the strokers we transform into teenagers and end up racing and wheelying everywhere, its so much fun!
best wishes from Yorkshire UK, Tony mcGuire.

Beautiful Ducati GT750 Bevel Drive Restoration!

Desmodog sends in some great info and links to his 750 GT restoration. Great thread on ADV Rider about the build HERE

I bought this bike from a friend before I knew much of anything about bevel Ducatis. I then spent a little over three years rebuilding it and learning a lot about older Ducatis. It still isn’t “done”, and likely never will be. I think there will always be something else to do on this one!