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    I think it was during his "Hitler Mustache" period.
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    Just out on Motorcycle-USA's website..

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    Betcha those long fairings that covered the front wheel were just no fun in cross winds.

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    I used to be OK setting up carbs and points on various twins and a couple of triple two strokes, even on a V4 bike and a Yank Tank, the last V8 owned(converted to twin point distributer in line with its up from 352 to around 406 spec,but easy as it would reset on a vacuum after the crank was manually turned,
    but that V8 Guzzi. Only raced one year and they banned Dustbin fairings which Gilera 4s had,both of which 10 time TT Winner Stanley Woods rode, soon after
    (imagine Mark Marques trying to get his knee down on one of those).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBt View Post
    (imagine Mark Marques trying to get his knee down on one).
    to say nothing of his elbow!

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    I've always been perplexed by the almost 'Worship' of the V8. Technologically it wasn't particularly innovative, it simply used the old formula of increasing the number of cylinders. Guzzi had far more clever designs previously, the 120* Bicylindrica was a far more interesting engine. The Honda 250-6 and 125-5 were astonishing in comparison and Suzuki made a 17 speed three cylinder 50cc racer for the 'Tiddler' class in the early sixties! How amazing is that?

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    I'm impressed because the engine fit in here:
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    And from what I read, it was capable of 172 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete roper View Post
    I've always been perplexed by the almost 'Worship' of the V8. Technologically it wasn't particularly innovative, it simply used the old formula of increasing the number of cylinders. Guzzi had far more clever designs previously, the 120* Bicylindrica was a far more interesting engine. The Honda 250-6 and 125-5 were astonishing in comparison and Suzuki made a 17 speed three cylinder 50cc racer for the 'Tiddler' class in the early sixties! How amazing is that?

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    I totally get the fascination with the Guzzi V8. It was a V8 before Honda even dreamed of their 250/6. It had more cylinders and rev'd higher than pretty much everything else of its day. It had its faults, it was pushing the limits of materials and design, and clearly needed more work. But to me it stands out more so then the Honda multi's they built later. That is not to discount the Hondas, I have seen them I person and they are really cool. But they were done a decade later and did not push the limits of materials and design the way the Guzzi did. The Guzzi V8's made more power (until they broke) and had better aerodynamics then most anything else of their day. They came up short in handling and reliability, but I think those things could have been overcome had Guzzi the resources and will to stay with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbandkab View Post
    Is there an emoticon for drooling?
    Dicated But Not Read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete roper View Post
    I've always been perplexed by the almost 'Worship' of the V8. Technologically it wasn't particularly innovative, it simply used the old formula of increasing the number of cylinders. Guzzi had far more clever designs previously, the 120* Bicylindrica was a far more interesting engine. The Honda 250-6 and 125-5 were astonishing in comparison and Suzuki made a 17 speed three cylinder 50cc racer for the 'Tiddler' class in the early sixties! How amazing is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbt View Post
    i u
    i used to be ok setting up carbs and points on various twins and a couple of triple two strokes, even on a v4 bike and a yank tank, the last v8 owned(converted to twin point distributer in line with its up from 352 to around 406 spec,but easy as it would reset on a vacuum after the crank was manually turned),
    awesome!
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    No show bike, just my version of a nice ride.

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    But Wayne? If you believe what you're told you aren't allowed to modify your modern Guzzi. At least not unless you perform certain 'Un-natural Acts' and slaughter an ungulant. What were you thinking???

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    Shite! Nobody told me.
    Seeing as I can't have an MGS-01 I'll just close my eyes and pretend.

    I have a new hacksaw blade, .................................. what can I do now?
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