Real Jackals on the Road
This page doubles as a Photo Gallery and listing of customizations made
to Jackals owned by contributors to this site. To contribute a photo
and information about your Jackal, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(I'll be happy to accept submissions by regular mail if you prefer - I
can scan and return your photos).
Be sure to click on the thumbnails to view the images at full size.
Kev's Jackal has:
Kev Maher's 2000 Jackal of Pennsylvania
Kev is currently working on a Buell Turn Signal conversion; he's
holding off on the installation until he can afford a Kisan Signal Minder,
too, so he can have running lights.
- Procycle (by Autometer) 1-2 pulse, 8000 rpm Tachometer
- crash bars with highway pegs
- LED 1157 Tail-light replacements (30 LED clusters)
- Progressive Series 12 shocks
- Black Emgo Mirrors (soon to be replace by Black Chrome Napoleons)
- MG Sport windshield
- backrest and luggage rack
- 40L hard bags
- replaced faulty breather hose
- disabled side-stand safety switch
- removed ugly EVAP canisters
- added 12 volt accessory socket
Here's another shot of
The upgrades Bruce has made include:
Bruce Lammers' Jackal
- Moto Guzzi Touring windshield and Classic windshield
- Auxillary lights
- Eagle horn cover
- H-D o-ring riding pegs
- Forward riding pegs
- Aluminum steering head covers
- Crash bars
- Chrome throttle body covers
- Frame covers
- EV shocks
- MG luggage rack/backrest
- Corbin driver's seat and backrest
- Hard bags
- Chrome starter motor cover
- Eagle hand grips
Dan's Jackal has progressed a long way since I first saw it at the 2003
Mo-Kan Rally. Dan says, "I have entered into a few local bike shows and
placed. It was a popular machine at the South Dakota National Guzzi Rally. Customizations keep changing on this, but the accustomed Guzzi eye will spot
most of the obvious
changes from stock. I do the work myself, and it's my daily rider
and trip rider, so it is kind of slow going and experimental. This thing
usually generates a few smiles in a crowd." Some of Dan's modifications
Dan Puzi's 2000 Jackal of St. Paul, MN
The saddlebag supports, luggage rack, red paint, plate bracket, and black exhaust all all custom
by "Moto Puzi." With over 63,000 miles on the clock, Dan obviously isn't
spending all his time in the garage!
- Corbin seat (which came on the bike and Dan finds to be most uncomfortable)
- Memphis shades windscreen has since failed in strong wind
- Headlight from a '67 V7
- Rear shocks from a '72 Eldorado
- Bassa handlebars
Chris likes to call this bike his Jackal EV, as it is set up with tubeless
spoked rims and the linked braking set-up from an EV. He also has:
Chris Galardi's 2000 Jackal from Omaha, NE
"It runs like a top and pulls like a train. It's an awesome bike and a joy to ride."
- 40L Hepco Becker hardbachgs
- Hepco Becker backrest
- Valtek pipes
- Stucchi crossover
- BMC airfilter with the top of the airbox removed
- Powercommander III with custom map
Heather has been riding her great Jackal for 18 months as of October 2004.
Her bike has some aftermarket parts fitted, all of them supplied by Paul
at Motomecca in the U.K. :
Heather Reynolds 2000 Silver Jackal of the UK
In the future, Heather would like to add: National Cycle hard panniers if she can find some, Givi 755 screen, LaFranconi mufflers, K&N airbox and filter modification, PowerCommander III.
- Replaced pillion pad with a MG toast rack (local slang for
for luggage rack!)
- Engine guards
- Isotta comfort screen
- Forward foot pegs and controls on the left and right meant for a Cali. Special Sport (supplied by Motomecca)
- Lower frame rail covers
- Pillion foot pegs replaced with alloy Silver Eagle items
- Rear wheel replaced with an alloy rim (due to rusting!)
- H-pipe crossover
Steve has customized his Jackal to his liking:
Steve Saady's 2000 Jackal in Richmond, VA
Things Steve still plans to do:
- Bar Risers - Harper's
- Foot boards (boards now replaced with aftermarket HD boards, thanks to
Moto Guzzi Classics) - Harper's
- Moto Guzzi Tachometer kit
- Moto Guzzi Centerstand
- Moto Guzzi California Sport windscreen
- Moto Guzzi backrest
- Moto Guzzi crash bars
- Moto Guzzi cylinder guards (from the V11S, finish matches the stock
Jackal valve covers, pr. 45$)
- Moto Guzzi H-pipe crossover (Westmoreland Moto Guzzi)
- Fiamm horns (138db, loudest I have heard) - local car parts store
- Napoleon bar end mirrors - local Ducati shop
- Stucchi header crossover - MG Cycle
- Lafranconi Competizione mufflers - MG Cycle
- K&N air filter - Moto International
- Ikon shocks - MG Cycles
- Modified seat - Rich Maund
- Cut open air box lid - Rich Maund's jig saw
- Formotion clock - MPH Cycles
- Highway Pegs and Mounts - MPH Cycles
- EV Shifter and rear break lever - Moto Guzzi Classics
- Great cheap rubber hand grips (the best I have ever seen) - Moto Guzzi
- Maybe put his PC III back on, and maybe with another custom map.
- Jet Hot or Performance Coatings for the headers and H-pipe.
- Givi 750 windscreen, maybe the 755.
- Harper's Outsider
- 75,000 more miles
Mark's 2001 Jackal in Erie, PA
- White pinstriping on the tank and fenders
- Givi hard bags
- Ducati turnsignals
- Harley brake light
At over 38,500 miles, Mike's black Jackal has everything he needs for comfortable two-up travel,
Mike Welsh's 2000 Jackal
- Moto Guzzi Luggage Rack and Backrest
- Corbin rider's seat and Backrest
- Leather saddle bags
- Highway pegs on extender bars
- Harper's Floor Boards
- National Cycle Street Shield
- Throttlemeister speed control and bar ends
- Center stand
Chuck picked up this Jackal in a wrecking yard with just 600 miles on it.
The damage was cosmetic, so he fixed it up and road it solo for about a year.
Then, he bought a damaged hack with all the bells and whistles on eBay. With
the new paint still curing on the joined "wrecks," Chuck and Dorcia set off
on a long-planned journey on Route 66, covering about 5500 miles!
Chuck's 2000 Jackal Hack in Indiana
Pat has made several customizations to his black Jackal including:
Pat Manning's 2001 Black Jackal
Pat also has a couple of extra goodies on order: Rifle lowers and a
- Rich Maund seat rebuild
- polished valve covers and head guard
- chrome steering neck covers
- chrome starter solenoid cover
- brushed aluminum bar ends
- EV style back rest/luggage rack
- Harpers bar risers
- Rifle Classic shield
- Harpers turn signal relocation brackets
- Givi cases in gloss black
- polished aluminum alternator cover
- Guzzi tank bag
Micky has had the following customizations done on his Jackal:
Micky Trammell's 2000 Jackal in Satellite Beach, FL
Check out the rear view to see the custom plate, luggage rack, etc.
- gel pads inserted in seat by Butt Buffer
- crossover with chrome covers to hide the blue
- powder coated valve covers
- EV rack and Hepco Becker hard bags
- aftermarket tachometer
- Givi 755 windshield
- starter cover
- rechromed kickstand
- Harper's new outsider external oil filter kit
- head guards
- stainless steel front brake line
- rear passenger peg heel rests
- personalized license "GOOTSZ"
Mike Olson's 2000 Jackal of Saint Paul, MN
The EthNick rose from a former wrecked Jackal, inspired by beer and built
mostly by Mark at Moto Guzzi Classics & Nick. Note the short shocks,
more extreme rake, and low seat height.
Nick's Silver 2001 Silver Jackal (Silvia)
Nick on The EthNick
Jay William's Jackal at the Mo-Kan Rally (2003)
Mike customized his flat black Jackal to make it more convenient:
Mike Meives' 2001 Jackal
- Installed a Classic shield using
some spacers (black colored) to raise the shield about 1.5 inches and tilt
is back about 7 degrees. This has resulted in better air flow.
- Made some highway pegs (see them in the main photo above) that extend
pretty far forward. Mike is 6'6" and can use the room.
- Installed some Rumble Road amplified speakers that work pretty well. Mike attached them to the shield
mounts using some homemade brackets you can see in the photo of his
Classic shield (above). He uses either the small radio in the
photo or a portable cd player he straps to his leg.
- Road*Pax saddlebags that
mount with hand knobs for easy removal from the
mounts he made for them.
- Front wind deflectors mounted to the
forks (made by Mike).
- K&N filter with custom air box lid.
- 3" extra long turned-out mufflers.
- Larger hand grips.
Rob's glossy black Jackal has 14,000 miles on it and has run great ever since
he purchased it in March 2000. It runs even better since the installation
of a Power Commander. This great Jackal has had the following modifications:
Don't forget to check out that specialty license plate!
Rob Agin's 2000 Jackal of Rhoadesville, Virginia
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