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I completed my latest custom last month with this 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. The owner wanted it faster and louder and most of all different. I started by removing the cylinder heads and having them ported and polished, I added a stainless 2 into 1 exhaust and a K&N air filter. With the reprogramming of the electronic control unit, I achieved an 11% increase in horse power. By removing the air box and relocating the battery under the hand made aluminum seat we reduced weight by 10%. Here is a slideshow with before and after pictures…

jwalano's V7 Race slideshow album on Photobucket

This year I’m completing a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado civilian version. I found the bike locally. The previous owner had started the project but, lost motivation. The frame and other components had been powder coated and he had an awesome paint job done. I disassembled the engine, transmission and rear drive, media blasted the cases, had the cylinders Nikisil coated and had the crankshaft balanced. I’m very pleased on how the wheels turned out! Here is the progress I’ve made on it…

jwalano's Mehlman Eldorado album on Photobucket


I restored this 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado  for a client. It’s not back to original, it’s what he wanted and it turned out great! Here is a slideshow of the progress..

jwalano's Wasiak album on Photobucket

Here is my award winning 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport. This bike just won best Italian motorcycle and Best of Show at the 2014 Motoblot Festival in Chicago.

jwalano's 1974 Black Moto Guzzi V7 Sport album on Photobucket

I built a tribute bike of the Moto Guzzi 750S. It’s based on 1974 850T, it is now 950ccs, balanced and completely bead blasted and rebuilt.


jwalano's 950S album on Photobucket

This is a 2000 Jackal. This bike was left by it’s owner in the garage of his highrise apartment building for several years. He thought it was safe from the elements but, he was wrong. We have decided to breath new life into this bike as a bobber.

jwalano's Jackal album on Photobucket