1979 MOTO GUZZI SP 1000 CAFÉ RACER This 1979 Moto Guzzi SP 1000 Café racer was built by Raffaele Pazzaglia in LA at his Valentina’s Garage, a car and motorcycle custom shop. Raffa acquired the stock bike in 2014 and modified it to the current café racer configuration over the next several months. The seller bought the café racer in early 2015, and it now shows 15,800 miles. The bike had 14,750 original miles prior to the rebuild to a café racer and retains its factory motor and gearbox, as well as its shaft drive. It is powered by a 1000cc V-twin coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. Customization focused on installing a steel Benelli Mojave reproduction fuel tank with a monza-style filler cap and a cafe seat with a custom saddle. The seat module includes a custom fitted taillight and LED license plate light. Bodywork and fenders were painted the Italian “tricolore” red with hand painted green and white pinstriping. The factory rear twin-shock suspension was replaced with a mono-shock unit used on a 2002 Suzuki GSXR600. The headlamp, speedometer and tachometer are stock, as are the Brembo brakes, 18” alloy wheels and the front forks. Clip-on bars were fabricated for the bike, and bar-end mirrors were installed. Turn signals, horn, keyed ignition and rear fender were deleted. The frame and wheels were powdercoated black. To improve performance, the seller commissioned Cycle Garden Moto Guzzi Motorcycles of Indio, CA to perform a complete motor and gearbox rebuild in Fall 2015. Additionally, the front shocks were rebuilt, as was the rear mono-shock. The stock Moto Guzzi brake system was serviced, including upgrading to Galfer brake lines. The seller has maintained all documentation evidencing work performed. Sale includes factory workshop manual. Several pictures of the original bike and the rebuild are available.UPDATERecent brake service included replacing right front caliper due to bad piston seals and bleed valve.