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Old 10-19-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
England-Kev OP
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Swap Meet Ambo...

Right time to start the new Ambo thread...

As some of you know I have had an Ambo before, but I had to let it go due to personal life circumstances, something that I never wanted to do. So when I found this bike at a good price in the swap meet at Barber this year, a deal had to be done





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Old 10-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Luvly jubly!
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:22 AM   #3
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Beautiful machine, Kev. The Italians can make even a toothbrush look sexy.

In many ways I am glad (and lucky) that I was able to hang on to my /5 over the years.

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Old 10-19-2014, 12:15 PM   #4
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Beautiful, very high on my want list!
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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An Ambo was definitely unfinished business for you Kev. Glad you got the oppourtunity to see it through.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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Nice! Can't keep a good Loop down!
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:33 PM   #7
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Excellent!

Glad to see you back in the Guzzi fold, I always enjoy watching anything you post, always very nice pix.

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Old 10-19-2014, 11:04 PM   #8
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The previous owner told me the bike has had some work done over the years, 850 kit fitted with iron bores, head savers fitted to the exhaust ports, re-wire, etc. It also has a newish set of air ride shocks fitted, although they will have to go I think. As will the Dunstall style silencers but otherwise I am very happy with the bike, considering the short time I have had with it. Right now It seems to be oil tight, shifts good, but the top end is a little noisy and needs adjustment.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:41 AM   #9
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:49 AM   #10
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Good looking bike Kev !


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Old 10-20-2014, 10:49 AM   #11
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What's wrong with them Dunstalls'?

They LOOK great!
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Old Yesterday, 09:21 AM   #12
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Nice, I like the black tank and white fender look.
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Old Yesterday, 02:45 PM   #13
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Looks like my '69 only with much less "patina".

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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #14
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Looks like my '70 but with a black tank... (haha, always looking for excuse to post the ambo , sorry !)

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Old Today, 11:14 AM   #15
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Well done Kev - great stuff lad, looks like a cracking bike
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