74 Guzzi Eldorado

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

  1. danedg

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    Let the fun begin...

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  3. danedg

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    The Yankee Beemers now buddy up with NE Moto Guzzi's at the Damn Yankees Rally..
    Damn fine rally!
    This was at the '10 meet...
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    I might not have realized it at the time, but I think this image became burned into my memory banks...

    :freaky
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    you're killing me dan.
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    I tried going on the new moto guzzi thread but got trashed by the hotdogs cause my bikes not shiny enough...

    It'll take awhile....:freaky
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    The nice lady at the DMV wouldn't process the application for Title, based on the original NYS title, because the bike was 1974 or older.
    I needed to get "pictures" or a VIN "rub" to send to Albany to confirm the authenticity of the bike...:csm

    I pointed out that the website says '72 or older, but apparently that didn't fly that afternoon....

    so I took a picture, but could'nt get a "rubbing"....:evil

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    I'll just keep rubbing....:lol3
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  9. Bloodweiser

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    It's never fun. When they ran my rubbing (:csm) through
    of my old ambo's, it came up as a "25,000lb road roller"


    Pretty sure you need to give them MV-51B
    and a pint of ice cream.
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    Sexy lookin' tank eh?

    The seat took off the paint back there...

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    The chrome's been worn off the tank by the PO's knees.... :1drink

    ...this came out with some unidentified liquid...
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    But actually I don't know how the liquid was retained, 'cause there's holes clear through the bottom....

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    can't wait to see the carbs!
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  11. nick949eldo

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    What a prize! Have you checked out www.wildguzzi.com/forums - a great group of very experienced Guzzi fanatics who won't care whether your bike is covered in road dirt or pristine.

    I have 4 Guzzis (1972 Eldorado, 1974 California Police, 1974 750S and a 2007 Breva 1100) and I like the old ones the best. These early seventies Guzzis are darn near unbreakable. I took my 72 Eldorado across Labrador this summer (5500kms in 7 days, over 1000kms of gravel, last day North Sydney to Kingston Ontario 1755kms). Once you get those Gilardoni barrels on and run in, it will go forever. Don't baby it. Even though its a V-twin, Moto Guzzis thrive on revs.

    Whatever effort you put in to this bike will be worth it many times over. Not financially perhaps, but in the sheer pleasure of riding a wonderful, robust, over-engineered motorcycle that should outlast you and your grandchildren.

    These aren't, and never were designed to be garage or trailer queens. Ride the heck out of it.

    If you need any inspiration: videos and pics at http://www.adamsheritage.info

    Best of luck and keep us posted.

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    I just saw your thread on wildguzzi.com, so Duh! to my previous post. Those guys had already said everything.

    Too bad about your tank. I hope you are able to find a replacement reasonably easily and for a decent price. I'm currently fighting with the petcocks on my 74 Police. Someone seems to have welded on 1/2 stubs, so the new petcocks I bought from MgCycle don't fit (12mm). Time for a work-around.

    But as I said before - well worth the effort. And you have the disk brake too.

    Nick
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    I'd love to see some closer pics of those handlebar switches...any idea what they are? They aren't the CEV 'snuffboxes' I'm used to seeing,
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    Great find, great story. Keep it comimg. Lucky man
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