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Old 11-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #31
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What became of this?
My friend that came and helped me load it up, had to have it. We cleaned it up, the original paint came out very nice. We removed the fairing, running lights, bumper, and the rack. He painted the bags black also. Basic tune up, and carb clean and it ran. He has since bought a same year Eldo and another early Ambassador. Guess he got Guzzi bit. My wife liked it, but not as much as the T3 I had. So I passed it on to my bud. He's probably put 5,000 miles on it since.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:40 AM   #32
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Tidibit: In Greece the golden eagle will drop a turtle from the sky to break it's shell and have lunch.
Why do I find some sort of strange, motorcycle related irony in that statement?
I want a Guzzi.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #33
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Great! Another Loop frame saved! I just got the gearbox back for my 75 Eldo with a 4 LS front brake. Now I can finish it up though Ihave to get the Cal 2 back together so I can sell it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #34
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Great story, glad some one is enjoying the bike! Just saved another loop frame myself!



Mostly complete but not pretty...can't wait to ride her!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #35
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What the hell are you talking about, not pretty? Aside from the obvious tank deficit, that thing looks spotless. That said, I notice my bikes always look notably better it photos than in real life.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #36
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Sweet, we need more loop frame Guzzi posts
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #37
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Since it looks like this here today:

California in the driveway


I'm think of this. My Eldo in its natural environment: (posted before, but I like it!)


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Old 01-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #38
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My Eldo in its natural environment: (posted before, but I like it!)


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So do I, so I might add one too...




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Old 01-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #39
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If I didn't know you were from Berkshire, I'd swear that was Norfolk. The sky and the ivy covered oaks in the hedgerows look so familiar. Lovely picture.

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #40
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So do I, so I might add one too...




How big is the license plate. Wow.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:53 AM   #41
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Anyone found an old loop frame Moto Guzzi lately? The story from a few years ago about finding one for $500 was fantastic. Nice to hear it ran good after only minor tweets. My experience with 'em is the clutch slips and that's why it was parked years ago and not ridden.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 AM   #42
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Anyone found an old loop frame Moto Guzzi lately? The story from a few years ago about finding one for $500 was fantastic. Nice to hear it ran good after only minor tweets. My experience with 'em is the clutch slips and that's why it was parked years ago and not ridden.
Replacing the clutch is no big deal. I've done it on my Eldorado, the 750S and the California. Just pull the rear end off and have at it. The special plate centering tool really makes it easy. Once done, they last just about forever.



oops, thread drift since this is a Tonti, not a Loop - but the same applies, so.........here's one of a Loop having the clutch done.

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:51 PM   #43
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These two just arrived a week ago for me to whip back into shape for their owners.

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Old 02-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #44
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Fantastic! So roughly how much is that going to cost to get a bike like that roadworthy again? Did the owners recently purchase the bikes, or is it something they had for awhile?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 PM   #45
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