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Old 12-14-2010, 09:45 PM   #346
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Moto Guzzi is the featured marque - 2011 British & European Classic M/C Day

Like the title says - bring out your Guzzis and let's show the other brands how it's done!

Right now the organizers are planning on three classes - singles, Loopframe and Tonti. I suggested a Frankenguzzi class for bikes that combine more than one and Small-block class to give the V50s, V65s, etc. a better chance against the Big Blocks.

NEW LOCATION:
The show is moving a few miles north to High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD. It's really a better venue (no mud hole) and there are still lots of back roads to get there.

If you have any suggestions, you can contact the organizers directly. Info. on the show website: http://www.classicmotorcycleday.org/index.html
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #347
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been offered a basket case v50, literally in boxes at the moment. stripped for unknown reasons by the original owner and purchased as spares by the current owner, i'm told all the important bits are there.

Anyone have any info on them, quite fancy a guzzi so i may as well build my own
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:18 PM   #348
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been offered a basket case v50, literally in boxes at the moment. stripped for unknown reasons by the original owner and purchased as spares by the current owner, i'm told all the important bits are there.

Anyone have any info on them, quite fancy a guzzi so i may as well build my own
Good find if the price is fair. Is it a plain V50 or a "Monza"? Monza was the
hot rod. Bigger carbs and sportier overall.
Many more sold in the European zone than here, so more spares/info
are available. Send pics when you get it.

Some info:
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/Mo...V50-Monza.aspx

A UK link:
http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk...50-gallery.php
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:21 PM   #349
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been offered a basket case v50, literally in boxes at the moment. stripped for unknown reasons by the original owner and purchased as spares by the current owner, i'm told all the important bits are there.

Anyone have any info on them, quite fancy a guzzi so i may as well build my own
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:15 PM   #350
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Here's a lead for you guzzi folks... just ran across an add for a shop that has a '73 Eldo for $1,495

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3139283...7624613427014/

Just outside Seattle, Wa
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #351
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$1000 "barn find" Eldo

Time to revive this old thread, so here we go...

A friend told me about a friend of his that had an Eldorado for sale near Baltimore for $1000. "Cosmetically poor, sat in a leaky shed for years, but runs and is rideable. Interested?" he said. "Let me think about that for a few milliseconds. Uh, yes!"

I need another bike like another hole in my head, but my friend Joseph was looking for a bike to do a late Summer/early Fall road trip on, so I decided it might be better passed on to him. He was immediately interested as well and contacted the seller to set up a time to go look at it.

So we drive down to Baltimore and arrived at "Bill", the owner's, place. There the Eldo sits, idling slowly but steadily and making all the "right" noises. Missing the right battery cover and crashbars and is definitely a *little* crusty, but I can see the diamond inside the chunk of coal right away. 4477 original miles, original MT53 tires, even has some period accessories (Triple A floorboards, DB rear fender guard and Bates fairing). After a little more checking over, we decided we/he couldn't go wrong and Joseph bought it.

So far it's mostly just been a few hours of tear down and cleaning, but I have been doing some waxing, polishing, etc. on some sub-assemblies while I wait for a few parts and a special tool to arrive. The headpipe nuts are very stuck in the heads, so I've been flooding them with penetrant and have purchased a "Super Spanner" (from John Chicoine) that grabs them in three of the slots and hopefully will do the trick.

Photo album here:
http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/josephs_72_eldorado/

Two short videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Amboman4
The first was a cold start, the second was after I adjusted the carbs a bit.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:42 PM   #352
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Time to revive this old thread, so here we go...

A friend told me about a friend of his that had an Eldorado for sale near Baltimore for $1000 ...
It's nice to have friends who have friends like that.

Great find ...



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Old 08-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #353
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Here is mine. A new to me, 93 Mille GT. I asked the PO if the bike has always been a rough idler or the dell's out of tune. The PO goes what rough idle?

Turns out the timing marks from the factory on the "S" are out. The "S" was showing full advance at idle. While the "D" was normal.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #355
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Just want to say I appreciated reading this thread & what everyone has posted here so far. I just acquired a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 in pretty decent shape. My dad bought it brand new, but it's been sitting in a storage shed for the last few years. I'm really excited about it and it's good to see there's some helpful people here that are passionate about Guzzi's as well! Here's a link to some photos of the bike.

http://motoguzzieldorado.wordpress.com/photos/
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #356
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Just want to say I appreciated reading this thread & what everyone has posted here so far. I just acquired a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 in pretty decent shape. My dad bought it brand new, but it's been sitting in a storage shed for the last few years. I'm really excited about it and it's good to see there's some helpful people here that are passionate about Guzzi's as well! Here's a link to some photos of the bike.

http://motoguzzieldorado.wordpress.com/photos/
Beautiful old girl.

Do you plan to try to start it as is? Chrome cylinders?
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:17 PM   #357
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:52 AM   #358
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Just want to say I appreciated reading this thread & what everyone has posted here so far. I just acquired a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 in pretty decent shape. My dad bought it brand new, but it's been sitting in a storage shed for the last few years. I'm really excited about it and it's good to see there's some helpful people here that are passionate about Guzzi's as well! Here's a link to some photos of the bike.

http://motoguzzieldorado.wordpress.com/photos/
Patina, patina, patina! Just a good clean up and check the motor is up to scratch, battery, fluid change & use that baby. Nice find.....enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:57 AM   #359
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Beautiful old girl.

Do you plan to try to start it as is? Chrome cylinders?
Plan is to take it apart, then clean/fix anything that needs it as I put it back together over the winter. Don't want to try & start it until then. No chrome cylinders, but polished aluminum which will shine up pretty good!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #360
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Plan is to take it apart, then clean/fix anything that needs it as I put it back together over the winter. Don't want to try & start it until then. No chrome cylinders, but polished aluminum which will shine up pretty good!
They may be referring to chrome bores. It can flake.
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