1981 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans mk2

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850 LeMans Mkll Euro spec

THIS IS NOT YOU FATHER'S GOOTSIE. Even though it may look similar, that's where it ends. This would be the gen-yooo-ine euro version with the big compression, valves, exhaust, forks, and carbs. Not that sissy, girlie-man cx100 thing that the EPA castrated in order to allow it into the states. The 2 bikes are worlds apart. A machinist was a former owner of this bike and went through it from ankles to appetite. Hand made titanium axles and caliper brackets, quality replacement hiem joints in the brake and shifter linkages, so 2nd to 3rd gear no longer feels like a train wreck. Straight cut race gears in the tranny give it buttery smooth cog changes. The bigger 36 mm dellorto's are jetted up to feed the man sized pistons and DYNA electronic ignition in the free breathing mill as it exhales through a lafranconi high performance exhaust and mufflers, that are anything but silent. Sounds like a small block chevy, but with class. Not like the ear-splitting bub's, that are so common. These are High quality pipes from Italy. The motor spins up beautifully, due to the lightened clutch and lightened flywheel combo, drowned out by the mechanical whirrr from the Agostini timing gears. It revs more like a modern aprilia than an antique gootsie. I have a mint mk5 lemans 1000, that this thing will chew up and spit out. I just seems VERY ALIVE, in every aspect, compared to all the stock bikes, even ones with bigger motors. The 850 cc's bore and stroke seem to be the perfect balance for these bikes. Full synthetic fluids have pumped through the added-on deep sump oil pan with external filter , transmission, and final drive, all it's life. That adds horsepower, and longevity. All this is only complimented by the beefy aftermarket 38mm forks,wider stout matching triple clamps, a fabbed ,braced swing arm, and light weight wider Morris mags, bringing it a couple decades ahead with the way it threads through the twisties. The aftermarket mags are black in the centers , powder coated and cleared. You wont spend hours cleaning those cast, pitty stock wheels any more. We just installed radial tires on it, now it is Very light and lithe in the handling department. The front brake is unlinked and can really bug your eyes out with stopping power, for a period bike. This is a true, modernized version of an old school experience that you will not soon forget, after only a short ride. And it gets way better ,the more miles you rack up . Which are in kilometers, by the way, 38000 of them, as it is euro spec model. The lowers are included, but off the bike in some of the "before" photos as it looked pure without them. Try and reproduce all this for the get-a-board price of 99 and you will be a tired soul. With a dented bank account. The first 3 pics show it freshened up with reconditioned paint work, wheel colors, and emblems , as well as a smaller screen and corbin seat. Price? don't even ask to lower it. I will just as soon keep it. A legendary flash bike, only certain to keep climbing in value as the decades march on. AND you can have a blast hitting you target heart rate as you ride it every day while it appreciates. Try doing that with you undulating stock portfolio. Sound like you? DO NOT EMAIL, but call kent toll free for details about it 1 888 852 8280. And I repeat, there is a very strong chance that I may keep it , subject to change without notice. Alot like your wife's hormones. visit us at www.addamsautocycle.com to see a warehouse full of rebuildables we have for sale.