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Hello,

yesterday my new project for a total restauration arrived at my home. A 125 Sport, 1978, with double break disc and fairing.

With luck I got this "barn found" :naughty:.

During this winter I restored my spare motor which will be installed in this bike.

Some pictured you'll find in my photo album:

http://gallery.mvagusta.net/mvhelmi/photo/53296/

So, now I'll spit on my hands and get down on work.....

@ Dorian & Russ, please don't be angry if I contact you with the one or the other questions during the restauration :confused:.

cheers

Helmut
 

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hi Helmut

congrats on the bike and I'm happy to help wherever I can. I might even drop by and have a look at how it is progressing (contemplating a European sojourn for September/October this year),

cheers

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Hi Helmut.

Fantastic find, well done.

You can never have too many MV's, especialy 125's:)

Dorian.

ps; I might be having a 'new arrival' in the next couple of weeks:smoking:
 

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THX Russ,

that would be nice if we could meet for MV trade talks and a couple of beers this year.

Let me know!

cheers

Helmut


hi Helmut

congrats on the bike and I'm happy to help wherever I can. I might even drop by and have a look at how it is progressing (contemplating a European sojourn for September/October this year),

cheers

Russ
 

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Well done Helmut!!! You are saving a MV for future generations to enjoy!!!

It does look like you have much work to do but on the positive side, it seems that it is all there and that's the best start possible to a project.

I was going to say if you need any help just yell, but with Dorian & Russ on the team, I am happy to warm the subs bench - you can't get better guys than those two! :)

Good luck, keep us informed of progress.
 

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Congrats Mr H, they are a great looking bike and fun to ride:jsm::jsm::jsm::jsm: I miss my little baby, Nathan, if you think about selling, give me buzz:jsm::jsm::jsm::jsm::jsm::jsm:
 

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Jealous... Found one here in the states but he wants 12000!
 

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About a month ago there was one for sale on e-bay in Oz for $6,000 AUD. I was tempted to buy it but for the fact I already have one.
 

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Sorry Gutsy, no chance.

But believe me, if had the possiblility...this bike would be already in my collection :mouthwate.

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Helmut

quote=gutsy performance;419093]Hi Helmut - Any good source for a MV Agusta Disco Volante 175 Speedo?

Thank you![/quote]
 

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I love the way these little 125s are styled to look like the 750 'America'. Very strong family resemblence.

Nice Puch SVS you have there too. My first ever two-wheeler was a bright yellow Puch VS50 with twist-grip gearchange and chromed tank panels. I de-coked it just about every weekend hoping to get another .25hp from the engine. Happy days.
 

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Looks super cool Helmut ! I'm not sure where you guys find these old bikes but I kinda wish I had a couple in my garage too :)
 

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Hi Helmut,

You seem to be making excellent progress :) Great idea to take pics as you go.

Can't you get someone to copy the harness off yours? After all they are only wires & connectors. Maybe this way too expensive to be realistic.

I have been waiting for Giovanni Magni to do a tank for me for 1 year, even talking to him in person last year did not help much........ I know your frustration.

I now have a perfect replica race tank made in fibreglass - when it gets to Australia I will use it & have it copied in aluminium!

Some times with these projects we just have take charge of our destiny because you can't rely on others.

I am sure you will find a solution & If I find anything I will certainly let you know :)

Good luck my friend.
 

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THX Rob,

I'll see and find a solution for this challenge. I'm also waiting to get something from Giovanni M...no answer of my mails. The only and safty way is to give him a call.

The tank made of ALU will look great - if you have it pls. post some pics.

See you,

Helmut
 

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Hi Helmut,

You seem to be making excellent progress :) Great idea to take pics as you go.

Can't you get someone to copy the harness off yours? After all they are only wires & connectors. Maybe this way too expensive to be realistic.

I have been waiting for Giovanni Magni to do a tank for me for 1 year, even talking to him in person last year did not help much........ I know your frustration.

I now have a perfect replica race tank made in fibreglass - when it gets to Australia I will use it & have it copied in aluminium!

Some times with these projects we just have take charge of our destiny because you can't rely on others.

I am sure you will find a solution & If I find anything I will certainly let you know :)

Good luck my friend.
I presume you have someone in mind to do the fabrication Rob ?? A friend of mine specialises in one-offs, he made me two pairs of levers for my 1948 125 for $50 and built a carby from scratch for a Silver Ghost in Oz. :f4:
 

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Apologies Helmut, your 125 is looking good in progress, you will make her great once more! I am now looking for a 125 for my daughter to race also :brutale:
 

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I presume you have someone in mind to do the fabrication Rob ?? A friend of mine specialises in one-offs, he made me two pairs of levers for my 1948 125 for $50 and built a carby from scratch for a Silver Ghost in Oz. :f4:
No I don't Chris... check your PMs :)
 
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