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Old 10-13-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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74 Guzzi Eldorado

This bike was offered to me and I have no idea what its worth.. (I dont own it yet) Its not something I would keep. So Im trying to find it a good home. Looking for some ball park figures / information.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Looks like it will clean up nice. In good running condition it would go for around 4k here in California.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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I'll agree with the above value. pretty nice looking bike, those DB bags are huge, wish I had a pair when I had my goose. you might want to clean it up, get it running and ride it a little before you decide to sell it, they are really quite fun to tool around on, and handle very well, you might be pleasantly surprised!
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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The bike is part of an estate and the family has no interest. Im in touch with the guy who is cleaning out the un-wanted items. Im a dirt bike guy at heart but it would be cool to ride for a bit. Im gonna see if he'll let me take over to my shop and get it running.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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Please be careful on the get it running thing. Those old chrome bores could be flaking and you'd end up with a completely trashed engine. Either use a bore scope or pop the heads and inspect thoroughly.

No oil filters on these old gals so flaking chrome will find its way into and through the oil pump then you'll have a beautiful old paper weight.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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Ok good advice. Thanks.

I read that in another thread about the flaking chrome. I have a bore scope, Ill check it first. Did I read there is an external marking or name on the cylinder that tells too? (Chrome vs Steel liner)
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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no, but if they were ever changed out for Gilardoni's there would be the name stamped somewheres I believe. Otherwise you have to rely on the magnet test and/or visual inspection.

Beautiful old loop. You're a lucky guy. Would be crying shame to unload that bike.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #8
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Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74 it should be a disk. This is probably the most desireable of all Guzzi Loop Frames. In decent shape, it is worth at least $4000. Some have sold for way more than that.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #9
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Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #10
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Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?
to keep the clutch from sticking?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:13 PM   #11
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to keep the clutch from sticking?
To keep the pressure plate and flywheel separate for sleepy time...
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #12
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Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?
Because the person that did it has stock in the company that makes replacement clutch springs?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:20 PM   #13
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Because the person that did it has stock in the company that makes replacement clutch springs?

Those clutch springs must be made in Heaven....
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #14
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Because the person that did it has stock in the company that makes replacement clutch springs?
Or he's using one of my favorite techniques to bleed air bubbles from a brake system. But he got the wrong end of the handlebar.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:16 PM   #15
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