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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Guzzi Cafe Alloy tank

Some 19 - 20 years ago I asked John Williams (the tank shop) to make to make me a alloy tank based on a 1100 Sport item but to fit a Tonti frame. Now,I was in no major rush,but still didn't expect the wait to be quite as long as it was. As it turned out though my plans changed and I didn't  end up using it on a project until approx 2009 - the bike that I posted a few pics of just a few weeks back. Sometime in,I think, 2011 I sold that bike via Ebay to a chap,Sean, in Australia. Out of a few other interested people was a chap called Bill, from Scotland. So what a coincidence that I have now bought  - from Bill - the tank that he'd purchased some 6 - 7 years ago, to build his own version of a Guzzi Cafe Racer. Having retired a couple of years ago his plans had changed - like they do for us all -  and he's now acquired a carbon fibre replica le man 1 tank and CF race style seat unit.

Friday, 2 March 2018

When it's far too cold outside.....

.........and you're stuck indoors, why not put some music on 

Guzzi Cafe Racer

These pics are from approx 8 years ago when the Cafe Racer was just at the road test stage and I found the village petrol pump location to add a bit more character to the pics. At this time the Black Roadster had already been on the road for 3 - 4 years
Sometime in either 2009 or early 2010
and very nearly ready to get on the road

Black Roadster
built around 2007 / 08'

Castle Combe and always
good as a backdrop for pics