1971 Moto Guzzi Ambassador

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Chopperman, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    is that the forsale sign taped to the windsheild?
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  2. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Yes it was taped on.
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  3. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Man... I wouldn't let that go! It would definitely be worth the cost of having that restored and re-chromed! Expensive? Certainly but where ya gonna find another one of those?

    If I wasn't so Airheaded, I'd get me one of those!
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  4. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I'm very glad there are still $500 guzzi's to be had :D
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  5. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Most of the chrome has cleaned up very well, the pipes and mufflers are shot and the tank sides leave alot to be desired. Airheaded? Hell, I had the Ohio Airhead with me, and two boxes of Airmails.:D
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  6. Two Wheel Moto

    Two Wheel Moto Dodgin' cages

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    Nice score! Just watched Magnum Force again yesterday and the cop bikes they use appear to be Ambassadors. Until they need to make jumps near the end, then they switch to Triumphs.

    BTW, I thought Guzzis were airheads!
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  7. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    There's a near identical one in my neck of the woods... but add a 0 to the price tag.

    I very much wish to find a $500 Guzzi one of these days.
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  8. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Ben wanted the wild Turkey, not the turkey vulture...he thought the wild turkey a noble bird.

    Although, if I am ever re-incarnated, a turkey vulture wouldn't be to bad a thing to be....perform a needed function in nature, plenty to eat, nobody hunting you to extinction, no real natural predators to worry about, immune to most diseases, other vultures don't care if your ugly and stink..and best of all, you could fly!

    Now, a bottle of Wild Turkey and some awesome Guzzi pics, that will do nicely for the time being....
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  9. aerone

    aerone Been here awhile

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    I have about the only Guzzi in my county. A guy called with a 72 Ambassador that he say's is "bored out". Where can he send the cylinders to get them fitted with pistons? Thanks.....
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  10. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    What became of this?
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  11. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    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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  12. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Why do I find some sort of strange, motorcycle related irony in that statement?
    I want a Guzzi.
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  13. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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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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  14. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Great story, glad some one is enjoying the bike! Just saved another loop frame myself!

    [​IMG]

    Mostly complete but not pretty...can't wait to ride her!
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  15. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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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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  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Sweet, we need more loop frame Guzzi posts:deal:clap
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  17. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Since it looks like this here today:

    California in the driveway
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    I'm think of this. My Eldo in its natural environment: (posted before, but I like it!)
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    Nick
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  18. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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

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    :evil
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  19. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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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.

    Nick
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  20. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    How big is the license plate. Wow.
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