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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple T309


icon28 Jan 2018 20:22
https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/05/ma...

How good must it sound.:evil:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Jan 2018 20:30
It sounds alright /media/file/68296.aspx

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Gladtobebackontwowheels
Dover, Kent,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,030
Daytona T595


icon29 Jan 2018 08:17
Does that throttle twist the other way?
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 54,459
Speed Triple 1050


icon29 Jan 2018 10:03
It's Italian, they always run the other way :tongueout:
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Tasha
Dundee,
United Kingdom

Posts: 229
Daytona 955i (04-06)


icon29 Jan 2018 11:52
My friend has a Jota and it's always breaking down, usually lecy gremlins. However, when it goes it is awesome and yes the sound is like nothing else :thumbup:
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Krautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 57,023
Street Triple


icon29 Jan 2018 11:55
Didn't the Jota use the electrics off a Suzuki? Or am I on a different planet; I'm sure an Italian machine back when I were a lad used Japanese/Suzuki electrics...
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X-Man
North Lincs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,025
Enthusiast


icon29 Jan 2018 14:53
Ducati 900ss
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Chris Wolstencroft
Alvechurch Worcs,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 108
Daytona 955i (02CE, 03)


icon29 Jan 2018 16:04
Jota,s also had Suzuki switches
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Grumpy
dunstable,
United Kingdom

Posts: 110
Daytona T595


icon29 Jan 2018 17:05
I had a magni looked just like the first pic, properly tuned big bore guzzi engine with lafranconi race pipes sounded wonderful , wish I still had her :sad:
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Tasha
Dundee,
United Kingdom

Posts: 229
Daytona 955i (04-06)


icon29 Jan 2018 17:53
Me too, wish I'd kept my MK1 Le Mans, worth a small fortune now.
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onlineNick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 20,633
TT600 (00-01)


icon29 Jan 2018 20:30
This is mine.......

/media/file/127639.aspx

Tonti frame, 920 ex-Battle of the Twins motor, loads of Raceco bits, GSXR forks and Spondon race calipers.:smile:

It's not going anywhere, apart from to NRP next week for new pipes.
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stevethegoolie
East Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,407
Trident 900


icon29 Jan 2018 20:55
Krautophile:
Didn't the Jota use the electrics off a Suzuki? Or am I on a different planet; I'm sure an Italian machine back when I were a lad used Japanese/Suzuki electrics...


I can't help thinking that Laverda electrics were mainly Bosch allied to Japanese switchgear and clocks.
'Tis a long time since I had my little Laverda Montjuic ... the electrics were fine!
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Speed Triple T309


icon30 Jan 2018 20:30
Nick:
This is mine.......

/media/file/127639.aspx

Tonti frame, 920 ex-Battle of the Twins motor, loads of Raceco bits, GSXR forks and Spondon race calipers.:smile:

It's not going anywhere, apart from to NRP next week for new pipes.


Would look good with a pair of Nigel's reverse cone megas.:tongueout:
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Baldbloke
Moray,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,131
Daytona T595


icon31 Jan 2018 11:45
Nice looking bike Nick:thumbup:



Tasha:
Me too, wish I'd kept my MK1 Le Mans, worth a small fortune now.



Me too Tasha. I stupidly sold my ex Jack Gow battle of the twins Mk 1.:cry:

Nick:
This is mine.......

/media/file/127639.aspx

Tonti frame, 920 ex-Battle of the Twins motor, loads of Raceco bits, GSXR forks and Spondon race calipers.:smile:

It's not going anywhere, apart from to NRP next week for new pipes.


My ex battle of the twins Mk 1 had straight through matt black things that looked like reverse cone mufflers (that weren't:lol:). Looked great and sounded painful.
It either needed a tow start or the sump gently warmed up with a primus. And that was with the starter checked over and tuned to perfection. No choke, just ticklers. It used to wheelie but the torque reaction made it tricky to maintain a distance.:blush: I once took it from just north of Dundee to visit my brother near Bridgewater in Somerset. Long time ago, relatively empty motorways and flat out. just under the no of fingers on one hand.

I seem to remember always hitting my (left ?) knee on the cylinder head that was rearmost, and having to be smooth on the (heavy) throttle when pushing it around roundabouts. I would be happy to have one as my sole motorcycle today.:thumbup:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Speed Triple T309


icon31 Jan 2018 12:09
Baldbloke:
Nice looking bike Nick:thumbup:



Tasha:
Me too, wish I'd kept my MK1 Le Mans, worth a small fortune now.



Me too Tasha. I stupidly sold my ex Jack Gow battle of the twins Mk 1.:cry:

Nick:
This is mine.......

/media/file/127639.aspx

Tonti frame, 920 ex-Battle of the Twins motor, loads of Raceco bits, GSXR forks and Spondon race calipers.:smile:

It's not going anywhere, apart from to NRP next week for new pipes.


My ex battle of the twins Mk 1 had straight through matt black things that looked like reverse cone mufflers (that weren't:lol:). Looked great and sounded painful.
It either needed a tow start or the sump gently warmed up with a primus. And that was with the starter checked over and tuned to perfection. No choke, just ticklers. It used to wheelie but the torque reaction made it tricky to maintain a distance.:blush: I once took it from just north of Dundee to visit my brother near Bridgewater in Somerset. Long time ago, relatively empty motorways and flat out. just under the no of fingers on one hand.

I seem to remember always hitting my (left ?) knee on the cylinder head that was rearmost, and having to be smooth on the (heavy) throttle when pushing it around roundabouts. I would be happy to have one as my sole motorcycle today.:thumbup:


To this day, the Mk1 Le Mans is one of greatest and best sounding motorcycles of all time. Always know when the big, early Guzzi is approaching.:smile:
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