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AGO #76 rises from the ashes.

Well Here goes. As you all know Lewis and #76 parted ways a few months back. The AGO gave him the high side heave-ho and went to the insurance company. The company did not total the bike, and the wholesaler that bought it sold it to me with the clear title. My intention was to just part it out but after looking at it (not long enough apparently) I decided it was too special to break up and decided to put it back together. Lewis had the orginal side panels, mirrors, belly pan and undertank panels. The tank, airbox, and front fairing I bought from MV. It will take a while to get all the parts in and from time to time I may be looking for the odd part or two so maybe some of you in this wonderful community can help with sourcing them. Currently, I need a TPS. I'll post a few pics as I start the rebuild process and when it is done it will be for sale here first. (I damn sure can't afford to keep it, and the wife has noticed that there are now 4 MVs and 2 Ducatis in the garage. Telling her that one of the Ducatis is hers doesn't help much.)

You would think I would have learned my lesson about "restoring" a vehicle after doing the corvette thing, but never one to let past experiences and good judgement stand in the way of current passion, I plunged in. Of course I will have way more into it than I will be able to sell it for, but I take some small comfort in knowing that I saved at least one special bike.

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Awesome man! Cant wait to see the process!

So where are the pictures of her in the current state?

I believe she is the Devil in a candy wrapper.
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All I can say is best of luck on your endeavors. I will be keeping my eyes peeled on the progress you make. You have any pics of the damaged bike?

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Great to here that you're bringing her back to Life!

Good luck with the restoration and post some pics from time to time.

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I'm really glad to hear this, good luck with the effort and keep us all updated when you can
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Congrats Carl,

I will be staying tuned it to watch!

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My opinion of you has greatly risen LoL. Good luck, and thanks for giving this MV new life!

(When you get parts, can you post pics of them when they are being unwrapped? Sorry, but that is a bit of a fetish I have; I love seeing new MV parts being unwrapped. )


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(I damn sure can't afford to keep it, and the wife has noticed that there are now 4 MVs and 2 Ducatis in the garage. Telling her that one of the Ducatis is hers doesn't help much.)
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Congrats, I hope you get more than the satisfaction of reviving what is a special motorcycle.
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I'm in New Zealand next to the Antartic for those that don't know. Recently there was an Ago for sale on our equivalent of Ebay, started of at 1 dollar reserve soon met the reserve as you would imagine.
I had seen this bike beforehand while picking up my bike from a service. It was a mess had end for ended at a 45km turn and ended up in a farmers paddock.
The bike was a second hand import from Japan and needed 57,000 worth of parts to get it back on the road, new they sell for 60,000 we are talking single figure sales in this country. It finally sold for 26,000 and all that was being purchased was the engine really.

Still I suppose to some its an Ago and worth it. Sort of pleased it wasn't just thrown away like so much stuff is these days
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