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Mike Peterson's 1976 Moto Guzzi

A couple years ago, I rolled a 1970 Honda CB750 into my shop for a makeover through a typical grueling Wisconsin winter. Imagine how surprised I was when, in the following months, articles about CB750s started showing up in your magazine. A year ago last October I wheeled in a 1981 Yamaha XS850 3-cylinder, and lo and behold, Motorcycle Classics published two issues through the winter with what? Three cylinder bikes! Last October I, under the cover of darkness, sneaked a 1976 Moto Guzzi 850T3 into the shop. Covered the windows. Locked the door. Told no one, but what was in your last couple mags? Moto Guzzis. Go figure. Next winter I’m doing a 1978 AMF Roadmaster Moped, if you folks start showing these through the winter, well…

Mike Peterson's RoadMaster Moped

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(Top) Photo by "Blue" Mike Peterson: “Blue” Mike Peterson’s last project was a 1976 Moto Guzzi 850T3.

(Bottom) Photo by "Blue" Mike Peterson: Looks like a moped is in Mike’s future, but not in ours.