74 Guzzi Eldorado

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

  1. danedg

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    Everything I know is wrong....:D
  2. danedg

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    A number of teething issues have been worked out and the idle is smooth.
    Put a 200 miler on her before our latest floodwatch...
    She starts well and has great torque. The tranny feels smooth. The rear drive weeps a tad through the view port gasket.
    The Edgwife has the day free tomorrow and the weather looks good... maybe we'll get a "first" ride in for Lucia...
    After all... it's HER bike!
  3. danedg

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    So today and tomorrow is the Rhinebeck AMCA Grand National Meet.
    I was 1/3 of the total Eldorado count out of a thousand motobikes...

    I actually got to see and hear another V7 in action for the first time. :clap

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    I think I could be a sucker for old Nortons...

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    And your usual, run o' the mill moto chariot...
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  4. England-Kev

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    If that guy wants a spare tyre just there, all he needs is lots of beer and fried chicken!:D
  5. danedg

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  6. hunter_greyghost

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    Great mob of photos - thanks for sharing, looks like a good day for a ride :wink:
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. danedg

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    Dragged out the bags of rusty hardware and got the Dan Brown Flattops back on today...
    These things are ginormeous!!!
    They'll sleep six.... both sides!
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    Between the rear rack and the bag tops I've got about 40 square feet of prep/cooking space!
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    Raw bar on one side, condiments on the other. You could fit a LOT of beer and ice in those suckers over a 2 day rallye!

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    They bags are the business mate. I wish I could score a set for my Ambo. When its finished.
    D:clap
  9. danedg

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    200 miles today...:clap

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  10. McJamie

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    No excuse now for not doing the RTW trip. You have room for the wife, bed, dog, bar, toilet, & whatever else you might need. Get the old girl out there and start stretching her legs..................

    The bike I mean, I don't know your wife.

    She's a beauty alright..........again, I mean the bike. I'm sure your wife is lovely too..............
    I'll shut up now.
  11. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Was that Paris? I wasn't able to make it this year, of course the weather was perfect. I heard the turn-out was a little bigger than usual.

    LOVE the Morgan, that's just about the coolest thing I have ever seen.
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  13. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Morgan still make the three wheeler :evil here, doesn't have the JAP engine though. There are a few bike makers making specials with remanufactured JAP engines in the UK. This is an old site with some out of date links but there are some interesting bikes and more.
  14. danedg

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    The New Morgan powered by a VTwin.
    Buy it now for $42,000!

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    How about one powered by the new Guzzi 1400 motor?
    That would be cool.
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    All is not roses.
    Looks great in the Berkshire Medical Center Upper Parking Deck.
    Rode about 100 miles to visit Cuzzin' Sam recovering from a devastating left leg motor cycle accident.
    I get there and he's out like a light.... poor kid will never be the same...
    So I return to the noble steed and she's dead as a doornail... battery drained...FAK!!!!
    I replaced battery and rode home to safety only to discover one of the BIG terminals on B+ had disintegrated after only 43,000 miles.... POS!!!!!
    Did I mention it's 96F at 8000% humidity???
    There might be something to be said about a new wiring harness. I now have a pristine backup battery!!!:1drink
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    This is the trouble, parts just don't last anymore, I replaced my old black coil with a nice new Bosch blue coil this week, the old one was only 43 years old:huh

    :lol3:lol3
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