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Here go! Any good? The most original paint layout I could find when I did my research. 3mm pinstripe with a 6mm gap I'll post another of the bottom edge.

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How's that? Straight across to the corner of the bulge and follow the swage at the bottom round to the front.
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Originally posted by hairythinbloke hairythinbloke wrote:

Here go! Any good? The most original paint layout I could find when I did my research. 3mm pinstripe with a 6mm gap I'll post another of the bottom edge.


That pretty much nails it, exactly what I was after - cheers from a hairyfatbloke ;)

I assume then that the area at the rear of the tank that gets covered by the front part of the seat is not black ?

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As far as I can work out, the back of the tank IS black. The only pictorial evidence I have comes from a book called The Le Mans performance portfolio, in which several magazine articles ( written when the bikes were new) have been collected, photocopied and bunged in a book. There is ONE picture with the seat raised and you can see what happens on the top corner of the tank under the seat. as far as I can remember (and how mine is as a result) the lines come across the side of the tank (they are straight, do not follow the curvature of the top of the tank). Following that line they go around the radius at the back of the tank about 1/2 an inch then, come down, following the line of the side of the tank until they meet the seam at the bottom which is also satin black. Basically you mustn't see the back of the tank is black from the side. If I can, I will try and post a picture of the picture that was a photo copy of a picture from a magazine printed in 1978. Results may vary, Good luck!Big smile

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Are you going for the Flouro' head lamp flashes on the fairing?(I may be able to help you there) Are you painting the fairing too? Watch where you mask that, the satin black / colour divide line does not run down the corners of the panel!
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Originally posted by hairythinbloke hairythinbloke wrote:

Are you going for the Flouro' head lamp flashes on the fairing?(I may be able to help you there) Are you painting the fairing too? Watch where you mask that, the satin black / colour divide line does not run down the corners of the panel!

No, it has the full Stucchi fairing. My Dad bought the bike new in 1980 with the full fairing already fitted.
Bike is a 1000cc Agostini  known as the "Ago" based on a Lemans mk2. I don't think any came to the uk back then.
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No way! I have a MKII and have managed to pick up the full Stucchi fairing with the frame and screen intact to go with the the matching seat and seat and tail piece. After painting all the original panels (hence knowledge), I stumbled upon these, liked them, and have just spent the the last six months bringing them back to life. Cool! 
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I can get you a pic of the rear of the tank without the seat in place but won't get a chance till the weekend at the earliest if thats any good to you ?
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Originally posted by Keef Mayhem Keef Mayhem wrote:

I can get you a pic of the rear of the tank without the seat in place but won't get a chance till the weekend at the earliest if thats any good to you ?


If you can that would be really helpful. I am not quite at the stage of painting as busy getting bike ready for MOT and then registering it with the DVLA (Its an imported bike) . I think I am going to spend the summer riding it and then strip it down over winter and do a full repaint including frame. But I would like to do all the prep work and research before hand - so no hurry Keef
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Originally posted by hairythinbloke hairythinbloke wrote:

No way! I have a MKII and have managed to pick up the full Stucchi fairing with the frame and screen intact to go with the the matching seat and seat and tail piece. After painting all the original panels (hence knowledge), I stumbled upon these, liked them, and have just spent the the last six months bringing them back to life. Cool! 


Nice , very different looking with that. I think that must be the Agsotini rear piece and seat ?

Mine is a standard MK2 (cosmetically) apart from the full Stucchi fairing its the innards where all the difference is. Big bore kit with high compression pistons to keep the lm spec, ported heads , go fast cam, agostini timing gears, agostini breather box, ZD Straight cut racing box, lightened flywheel, Marzocchis front and rear, 40mm PHM's with float ticklers (no chokes at all) and 40mm headers. Probably more mods that I have forgotten about. The Lafraconis have long since rotted off and managed to find an original set from a friend in Germany. All this from new , direct from the factory. My Dad ordered it new from the Johannesburg Guzzi dealer at the time and it was the 2nd imported Ago into SA direct from the factory in that spec. The bike is about 95% original apart from the paint work which is ok, but not right. The side covers are reproduction and painted in a very bright fire engine red while the rest is a more brown red.
It's one very very special Lemans to me.

Oh yea - it was registered as a 1000cc in 1980 from new



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Here you go, as promised. My memory wasn't quite right but now you should be able to print of a few pictures so your friendly neighbourhood painter can get it right first time, and it will be one of the few that are!

Yours sounds great, with a top spec to boast! The Brown red you mention, sounds like the original colour. After I'd painted mine the Stucchi fairing showed up in that colour, too late for colour matches by then. I wasn't painting that lot again! If you want to keep it original, get a bit of t-cut, give it a buff and get it matched.
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Here you are, I have done quite a bit of research and I'm pretty sure it is a Stucchi item. Have a glance on the old google images. Nothing to say other people haven't put an Agostini seat and tail piece with a Stucchi fairing mind you, maybe that's what I have. What do you reckon?
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Originally posted by hairythinbloke hairythinbloke wrote:


Here you are, I have done quite a bit of research and I'm pretty sure it is a Stucchi item. Have a glance on the old google images. Nothing to say other people haven't put an Agostini seat and tail piece with a Stucchi fairing mind you, maybe that's what I have. What do you reckon?


Have a look at this pic, its a mk3 Agostini - Agsotinis sell Stucchi parts too so it wouldnt surprise me either if that tail piece was Stucchi


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Originally posted by hairythinbloke hairythinbloke wrote:


Here you go, as promised. My memory wasn't quite right but now you should be able to print of a few pictures so your friendly neighbourhood painter can get it right first time, and it will be one of the few that are!

Yours sounds great, with a top spec to boast! The Brown red you mention, sounds like the original colour. After I'd painted mine the Stucchi fairing showed up in that colour, too late for colour matches by then. I wasn't painting that lot again! If you want to keep it original, get a bit of t-cut, give it a buff and get it matched.


I have been looking for this kind of pic ! This is a major help, especially the pin striping. I rode my own lm2 in the 80'S and this bike on occasion when the old man was in a good mood. Never had the seat up long enough to memorise the layout.
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I've been to the factory and Agostini's in Mandello several years a go now. Stucchi are (were, went bust last year l think) also based in Mandello, and if they were the local fibreglass shop it would not surprise me in the slightest if they made all Agostini's panels too. This pic is the only one I have that ties that style of fairing and tailpiece (albeit the single seat version) together under the Stucchi name. I think this advertising blurb was for sale on ebay for a ridiculous £25! Have to say I didn't buy it.

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