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750T

Postby SurreyFan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 pm

Guzzi 750T

Hello all; any particular opinions on the above ? I have a Monza and would like something ( as well ) a little more 'toury' and upright and better for pillion, luggage etc.

To the untrained eye they look like they should have cracked the same market as V7 did much later ?

Cant understand why so few were made / imported -25 ? So is there a reason............?

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Re: 750T

Postby iandunmore » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:56 pm

Mostly fashion at the time and not well advertised.
Those owners I have met have loved them.
Go for it.
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Re: 750T

Postby Somersetlemon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:43 pm

They were totally uncompetitive at a time when power output and handling were the be all and end all, launched at the wrong time. A lot of people who might have gone for them were probably buying the new Hinckley Triumphs.

In today's market power output is less important and retro is popular. A nice V75 might make a lot of sense, and the Targas with the same engine are already getting a bit more popular and increasingly well regarded.

The Lario which came out slightly earlier had a 4 valve motor which developed a reputation for bending valve stems. There may have been some feeling that the 750 cc capacity was a bit of stretch for the small block engine, although in practice I think these engines have been more or less OK as long as services have been done properly. I saw a very nice one with 80k miles on a few years ago.

Try it, you will probably like it.
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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:56 pm

SurreyFan wrote:Guzzi 750T

Hello all; any particular opinions on the above ?   Cant understand why so few were made / imported -25 ? So is there a reason............?

Regards

Kevin


Hi, they made exactly 100, for the UK market at the behest of 3X motorcycles. 50 were red, 50 were green. I have a green one now, and had a red one back in the early Nineties that was one of the 3X demo bikes. Basically identical to the Targa and 750 Strada, just cosmetic differences, I think a Mk111 V50 tank, seat and rear mudguard/light. With I believe a Quota headlight.
Much revvier than a big twin but more oomph than the other small blocks. Quite a nice all rounder really.  Whereabouts are you ?

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks all for the replies - S Coast, near Chichester

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:51 am

I'm in Woking, Surrey. I am currently in the process of replacing pod filters with an original airbox, and it's slow progress as I am moving house (locally) and have to work on the bike on my driveway as and when I have a little spare time. I hope to have her up and running within a couple of weeks, you could always try mine if you haven't found anything by then. Despite being fairly rare they do come up for sale, and they do not fetch a particularly high price. Mine was £1400 just under two years ago on eBay and frankly it was overpriced for the condition it was in.

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks all for opinions and advice...........took the plunge, a 750T joins the Monza ( and Triumph T100R) in the garage

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:28 am

Pictures please !

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:25 pm

There must be a way to post them here, I'm guessing ?

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 pm

According to info on the forum max size is 250kb per image. Or give us a link to a hosting site.

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:33 pm

ps - you on the Dayt-owners Yahoo site or FB page ?

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 am

Re the last didn't know there was a Yahoo site, or what one is !?

And FB is the work of Satan............................! ( As is currently being proved, but I knew that anyway !)

K

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:11 am

There has been a long running yahoo forum for Triumph 350/500 owners on the site, you would find it on the 'groups' section. It's run by Russ Gurney who lives down on the south coast. He started a FB page for the Daytona 50th anniversary last year, and we had a few get-togethers at various shows over the year to celebrate the model. I got a banner made by a TOMCC member to promote the stand, and I helped organise the stand for the Brooklands motorcycle show in July. I use FB to promote the Brooklands m/c team activities as well as our local VMCC section. I'm not daft enough to click on all that junk stuff that so many are keen on !
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Re: 750T

Postby cyclobutch » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 am

Possibly worth repeating;

If you receive free on-line services then you are not the customer, you are the product.
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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:16 am

cyclobutch wrote:Possibly worth repeating;

If you receive free on-line services then you are not the customer, you are the product.


Yes, virtually anything social, and I seem to remember that Yahoo had a few problems a while back.

Anyway, sorry, I rather hijacked the thread, was just interested in a fellow Triumph owner :D  

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Re: 750T

Postby iandunmore » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:06 pm

cyclobutch wrote:Possibly worth repeating;

If you receive free on-line services then you are not the customer, you are the product.

I don't use any of that but so long as you know this I don't see a problem.
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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 am

My fault delivering my FB prejudice ! I had a look at the FB page for theDaytona the banners and regalia etc are brilliant ! I'll look up the Yahoo thing. I'm on south coast so Ross may not be far away.........

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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am

Russ  ;)

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:21 am

yeah spotted that after I sent it....!

K
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Re: 750T

Postby Chris950s » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:35 pm

Tony.B wrote:
cyclobutch wrote:Possibly worth repeating;

If you receive free on-line services then you are not the customer, you are the product.


Yes, virtually anything social, and I seem to remember that Yahoo had a few problems a while back.

Anyway, sorry, I rather hijacked the thread, was just interested in a fellow Triumph owner :D  

My T100SS has a Daytona engine in it :D
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Re: 750T

Postby Tony.B » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 pm

[quote="Chris950s" My T100SS has a Daytona engine in it :D[/quote]
:D  

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Re: 750T

Postby SurreyFan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 am

Lovely pic in Finisterre Chris.............never owned those bikes then, took me back to dreaming days at Box Hill !!
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