74 Guzzi Eldorado

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

  1. danedg

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    At 556 pounds dry, let's add 80 pounds of hardware capable of hauling 200 pounds of crap!

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  2. ADK

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    You bought it? What happened to the Mystic? :ear
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  3. danedg

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    Bike is secure.
    Many thanks to Ed and Rich.
    New thread to come.
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  4. danedg

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  5. danedg

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  6. Speed King

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    I'll be watching. Good score.
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  7. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Because the person that did it has stock in the company that makes replacement clutch springs?
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  8. danedg

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    Those clutch springs must be made in Heaven....
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  9. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    Or he's using one of my favorite techniques to bleed air bubbles from a brake system. But he got the wrong end of the handlebar. :lol3
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  10. danedg

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    He's underground....

    These bags are cavernous!

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  11. danedg

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    I dropped the 11 year old oil today... crystal clear honey...not a speck of cereal...
    No indication of cylinder problems...
    Hooked up a battery and got a coupla lights, but no spinning of starter....
    Methinks the wiring might be podged.....
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  12. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    You won't have...yet! Run it a few thousand miles - then you'll start finding chrome flakes. Once the cylinders start getting heated/cooled repeatedly again, the chrome will pucker and pop like a zit. The rings scraping along over that only accelerates the flaking.
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  13. danedg

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  14. Lornce

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    And that might have saved your butt. :brow

    Nice find, Dan. But I'd be pulling the heads to check the cylinders if it were me.

    I love Eldorados. Recieved an e-mail earlier this afternoon from a friend in Toronto who just took delivery of a '73 from Texas. Didn't even know he was looking. Canadian police forces never used them, so they're as rare as hen's teeth up here. I bought the first one I ever saw in the fall of '80 and rode it across Canada the following spring. Finally saw another one about a year later in the Rockies. The owner bought me lunch...

    Blah, blah, blah... Have fun, Dan. You've got a fine bike there.

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  15. danedg

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    I'll be simply pulling the cylinders and replacing them with Gilardoni's. {Nikasil} It's not worth taking the chance with the unknown chromies. ALL the conditions are right for big farging flakes to be pureed in the blender. I was hoping to get a compression test on her first, but that's not 100% required. The heads can be checked at the shop easily enough.
    My biggest problem is lack of winter. 50 degrees, no snow, no salt on the roads... I'm going riding instead of getting greasy!:clap
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  16. danedg

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  17. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    nice trailer!
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  18. danedg

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    Sport Loader:clap


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  19. danedg

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    Oh Crap!...
    I did nothing but stick it in a storage unit....BUT!


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    Ordered the Gilardoni cylinders today....tis the season... :clap
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