Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/10

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Subject: [Leica] 75-90mm lenses - Now Moto Guzzi
From: eric.calderwood at (EricC)
Date: Wed May 10 09:48:47 2006

The guy I bought the Le Mans from, when it was only a year old, had had a
BMW R100RS fairing painted to match and modified to fit, so I had the choice
of the original Bikini Fairing or the BMW one with the clock and voltmeter.

It confused the hell out of a BMW rider on the M6 Motorway over here an the
day I picked it up. I saw him up ahead and went past him flat out, then as
pre arranged with the friend who had given me a lift down to get the bike
pulled into the next motorway services. The guy on the BMW follows me in,
parks up, runs over thinking it was a new type BMW only to find out what it
really was, then asks where he can buy one.

Also with regards to the R100RS, at least you can work on it yourself and
not require a computer. ;-)


> From: <>
> Reply-To: "Leica Users Group <>" <>
> Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 15:06:56 +0000
> To: "Leica Users Group <>" <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 75-90mm lenses - Now Moto Guzzi
> I know the feeling. I let a 1979 CBX go. Though I never bonded with that
> beast, I do miss it.
> That regret prompts me keep the one bike I do have from motorcycling's
> Agricultural Implement Age--a 1984 BMW R100RS Last Edition. By today's
> standards, it does nothing well. But, it has the sexiest, most protective
> faring ever produced. And if everyone on the planet discovered the 
> aircooled
> boxer's therapeutic thrum, psychiatrists would be soon be probing clients'
> desires with "Want fries with that?"
> -Chris Lawson
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "EricC" <>
>> My last bike was a Le Mans Mk1, wish i had never sold it.
>> Eric.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <>
>> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:35 PM
>> Subject: RE: [Leica] 75-90mm lenses - Now Moto Guzzi
>>> Didier,
>>> I'm considering several. A V11 Sport or V11 Le Mans from the early 2000s
>>> and an 1100 Sport from 1996 (which is local for me). I'm new to the Guzzi
>>> affliction, but from what I've read about cruel stock saddles and
>>> vibration, I'm tempted to go with the local one rather than fly to the
>>> west or east coast of the U.S. and ride home to Denver.
>>> -Chris Lawson
>>> -------------- Original message ----------------------
>>> From: Didier Ludwig <>
>>>>> P.S. I'm fighting a sudden infatuation with a voluptuous Italian
>>>>> temptress from
>>>> the Moto Guzzi family. I'm weak. So very weak.
>>>> as we say in german - the mind is strong but the meat is weak... so go
>>>> for it!
>>>> Which one? LeMans 850? California?
>>>> Didier
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