What a prize! Have you checked out www.wildguzzi.com/forums
- a great group of very experienced Guzzi fanatics who won't care whether your bike is covered in road dirt or pristine.
I have 4 Guzzis (1972 Eldorado, 1974 California Police, 1974 750S and a 2007 Breva 1100) and I like the old ones the best. These early seventies Guzzis are darn near unbreakable. I took my 72 Eldorado across Labrador this summer (5500kms in 7 days, over 1000kms of gravel, last day North Sydney to Kingston Ontario 1755kms). Once you get those Gilardoni barrels on and run in, it will go forever. Don't baby it. Even though its a V-twin, Moto Guzzis thrive on revs.
Whatever effort you put in to this bike will be worth it many times over. Not financially perhaps, but in the sheer pleasure of riding a wonderful, robust, over-engineered motorcycle that should outlast you and your grandchildren.
These aren't, and never were designed to be garage or trailer queens. Ride the heck out of it.
If you need any inspiration: videos and pics at http://www.adamsheritage.info
Best of luck and keep us posted.