74 Guzzi Eldorado

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by edfetz, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    This bike was offered to me and I have no idea what its worth.. (I dont own it yet) Its not something I would keep. So Im trying to find it a good home. Looking for some ball park figures / information.

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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looks like it will clean up nice. In good running condition it would go for around 4k here in California.
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  3. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    I'll agree with the above value. pretty nice looking bike, those DB bags are huge, wish I had a pair when I had my goose. you might want to clean it up, get it running and ride it a little before you decide to sell it, they are really quite fun to tool around on, and handle very well, you might be pleasantly surprised!
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  4. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    The bike is part of an estate and the family has no interest. Im in touch with the guy who is cleaning out the un-wanted items. Im a dirt bike guy at heart but it would be cool to ride for a bit. Im gonna see if he'll let me take over to my shop and get it running.
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  5. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    Please be careful on the get it running thing. Those old chrome bores could be flaking and you'd end up with a completely trashed engine. Either use a bore scope or pop the heads and inspect thoroughly.

    No oil filters on these old gals so flaking chrome will find its way into and through the oil pump then you'll have a beautiful old paper weight.
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  6. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Ok good advice. Thanks.

    I read that in another thread about the flaking chrome. I have a bore scope, Ill check it first. Did I read there is an external marking or name on the cylinder that tells too? (Chrome vs Steel liner)
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  7. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    no, but if they were ever changed out for Gilardoni's there would be the name stamped somewheres I believe. Otherwise you have to rely on the magnet test and/or visual inspection.

    Beautiful old loop. You're a lucky guy. Would be crying shame to unload that bike.
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  8. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I use to have a bike almost like that. Same year and model but it was a NY cop bike. Mine was a runner.
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  9. Ddouble

    Ddouble Been here awhile

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    Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74 it should be a disk. This is probably the most desireable of all Guzzi Loop Frames. In decent shape, it is worth at least $4000. Some have sold for way more than that.
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  10. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?
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  11. Roach Carver

    Roach Carver Been here awhile

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    to keep the clutch from sticking?
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  12. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    PM me....
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  13. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    To keep the pressure plate and flywheel separate for sleepy time...:clap
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  14. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    Why does this stuff never happen to me. :cry
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  15. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    The bike has been liberated from its resting place. I have a few locals who are interested. Hopefully its on it way to a new happy home.
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  16. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Early 74's had a drum on the front. I have one.In parts. With a blown motor.
    Hope it goes to a good home.
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  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I think I have an idea of the possible new owner :D
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  18. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    He was just there looking at it...
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  19. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Chrome cylinders? freekin Eyetalians got their chrome on the damn inside where ya caint see it!
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  20. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Shinier that way...:norton
    Matches the fenders!

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    And the tank...

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