Russell’s other Guzzi cafe racer
Russell must have liked the loom on his last Guzzi because he brought another cafe racer along. It was built to order by a specialist shop, but the wiring was very poor. The brief was to make it work and keep it discreet.
The bike’s centrepiece is the Motogadget speedo/tacho. In my opinion Motogadget make some of the best and worst electrical accessories you can fit to a motorcycle. The speedo falls into the former category. It’s very versatile and powerful, but Russell has kept the bike simple and we didn’t use some of the functions (see the wiring diagram). The little button just below the speedo is a menu selector.
To keep the empty space behind the engine, Russell had fitted a Stein Dinse battery carrier under the swing arm. This allows a very neat path for the battery cables. The various relays and fuses went under the seat itself.
Once everything was done the bike fired up instantly, for the first time in three years. Russell has a few jobs to complete, such as refitting the pipes and changing a few brackets. But you can already see the bike is going to be a beauty.