Just picked up a 71 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750 last night, and I'm going to need some advice. I'll document the work on the bike here in this thread. I've been reading every Guzzi thread on Old's Cool I can find, but I'd really appreciate advice and input from you guys. I've had plenty of airheads and just about everything else, but this is my first Guzzi. I picked this up originally just to flip, not intending to ride it for long. However, it's already growing on me. I've got a nice 85 BMW K100 for a commuter right now, and I'm thinking I might sell it and keep this once I get it going. I picked it up for $1400, which I think is a fair price given it's condition. It was literally sitting deep in a barn in Ramona, CA (North-East San Diego county, fairly rural area). Guy parked it in 2002, hasn't been moved since. Said he drove it in, and he put 20k miles on it himself over a couple years. First off, here's some pics to get you started. This is the link to my photo gallery. I will keep all pics here for this project: https://plus.google.com/photos/117117141812860974450/albums/5907009476157280193 Bringing it home, just loaded up: And finally got it back to my shop this morning. I hosed it down after soaking in S100. Pulling it apart for cleaning: and...a bug problem: So anyways, I'm on to general cleaning first. Get all the bugs and spider webs off. Then I'll get a battery in it, turn it over and make sure the engines free. I'll be cleaning the carbs at the same time. Both are horrible gunked up and slides are stuck. Now the main problem I'm aware of on this bike (reason the guy parked it) was that he said the rear hub splines are trashed. He said that there is a ton of slop in them. I'll post pictures of the rim hub and driveshaft hub splines tomorrow for input. They are definitely worn, but don't look 'trashed'. Can I remove the splines from the rim hub? Or are they part of the rim hub itself. Does anybody have a set of splines for sale? Any tips on where to get these? That's about it for now, I'll update on progress. I'm trying to keep learning as this is my first Guzzi!!