ADV Guzzi Loop Project Roll Call

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by CafeRacer, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Thanks, Kev, It's actually a colour used by 'Guzzi for the early loop
    frames, think V700. Glasurit by a guy who does BMW and Acura cars for
    a living. It's the prettiest bike in the barn, although I like the patina on
    the original Honda Super Hawk a lot. :D
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  2. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    Boot, give me a call and i can tell you how its done, the right way. locky.
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  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I may join the fray this weekend. There is a 72 Eldo for sale here locally with 21K miles on it that does not look too bad. I am concerned about the chrome bores but it has laways beena a Colorado bike and it is dry here.

    So before I make a total fool of myself, and with the great experiance here, What should I look for that would make or break the deal.

    Marc
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  4. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    The usual stuff, plus: clunks in the U-Joint, slop in the rear-wheel splines, chrome panels on the tank, stripped generator mount bolt holes in the block, decent sheetmetal. Trust the chrome not to flake at your peril..
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  5. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Goddamn. I remember when you got this.
    '07? :eek1

    Congrats :freaky
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  6. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    nonsense got the better of me yesterday and this followed me home.

    It is a bit cosmetically challenged but then again so am I. It seems to run out real good and I think my plan is to give it a good service, clean up all the PO fubars, and ride it for a while. It also came with Wixom bags and some of the hugest, chromeiest bag protectors I have ever seen. :lol3 I bought it off the second owner who had it for his first bike and never rode it. The original owner is still here in town. Original purchase was right here in Denver.

    All the electrical works after I replaced a fuse and the headlight.

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    And the best part.

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    Marc
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  7. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    Gorgeous Lomax, bloody gorgeous.:clap
    What make are the whitewall tyres? I'm looking for some in my Ambos size.
    Rgds,
    DB.
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  8. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Danged it all. I just locked it away in the trailer and have to head out for family stuff. The tires are brand new and just put on before I got it.

    OK I found the receipt, They are Beck tires ?????

    Marc
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  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    dang Lomax that thing is sweet...:clap:clap:clap


    Dave over here in the UK Mitas do Ambo size whitewalls, but don't tell everybody....:evil
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  10. davebeef

    davebeef Buffoon

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    Cheers Kev. Mitas it is then. They're Already doin a job on my commie two stroke with no probs. Spent the afternoon changin pushrod tube seals on my Trident. Some things never change. Again, nice bike Marc!!
    Rgds
    Delta Bravo.:evil
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  11. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    :nod It's a sweet ride. Missing your Ambo?
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  12. CafeRacer

    CafeRacer Been here awhile

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    Brilliant. An inspiration for us all. Is there a build thread or blog?
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  13. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Boy, nice job on that one.^^ I love the color as well.
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  14. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    How you getting on Dave?

    Lots of Ambo's on UK ebay at the moment.....:huh
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  16. Oatmeal Bonewell

    Oatmeal Bonewell Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    I'm getting my long-suffering Eldo back on the road here. Waiting on a couple of parts so I started hacking up the brackets for this old Harley cop seat. I always got a leg cramp on the original seat and I think this will work better for that, but I can't decide if it's crazy ugly huge OR just kinda quirky cool looking. What do you think?

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  17. jeffm

    jeffm Been here awhile

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    I have the exact same seat on my ambassador. It's fricken huge, but incredibly comfortable.
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  18. Oatmeal Bonewell

    Oatmeal Bonewell Been here awhile

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    Yeah you do! I found a pic. How did you mount it?

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  19. jeffm

    jeffm Been here awhile

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    I got rid of that huge t-shaped metal bracket that the seat is bolted to. I fabricated up a small U-shaped clip with a hole in it that attached to the front mounting bolt for the old bracket and hangs down over the frame rails and lets me run a bolt through the stock front seat mounting hole. I bought a set of spring perches off of ebay and bolted them on the stock rear frame mount points. Installed the springs, then made a template and fabbed small ears that went from the top of the springs towards the back of the seat so I could attach it to the rear mounting bolts on the seat.

    In hindsight, I could have saved some work if I removed the seat cover and drilled some new holes in the pan.

    Jeff
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  20. Oatmeal Bonewell

    Oatmeal Bonewell Been here awhile

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    Fired up for the first time in years, took a quick trip up and down the drive, almost ready for the road again. I have to chase down a couple lil glitches and then figure out how to spring that silly Harley seat...


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