Basic Guzzi info, anyone?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Mista Vern, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    My numbers match... In that yours is a 1975 I would not expect to see them very close together, I had no idea what year yours was... Just curious.


    That's just a minor drift, not a Hi-Jack... :lol3 Not sure if I'm gonna nmake it slayer... Are you ready...?


    The B-25 is not... :waysad
  2. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    That's just a minor drift, not a Hi-Jack... :lol3 Not sure if I'm gonna nmake it slayer... Are you ready...?


    The B-25 is not... :waysad
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    Bummer on the B-25.

    CB77 is as ready as it's rider :lol3 .
  3. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Crappy picture but I had to take it. :D

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  4. 2muchtime

    2muchtime Adventurer

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  5. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Nice patina.

    Welcome to the asylum.
  6. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Like the title says - bring out your Guzzis and let's show the other brands how it's done! [​IMG]

    Right now the organizers are planning on three classes - singles, Loopframe and Tonti. I suggested a Frankenguzzi class for bikes that combine more than one and Small-block class to give the V50s, V65s, etc. a better chance against the Big Blocks.

    NEW LOCATION:
    The show is moving a few miles north to High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD. It's really a better venue (no mud hole) and there are still lots of back roads to get there.

    If you have any suggestions, you can contact the organizers directly. Info. on the show website: http://www.classicmotorcycleday.org/index.html
  7. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    been offered a basket case v50, literally in boxes at the moment. stripped for unknown reasons by the original owner and purchased as spares by the current owner, i'm told all the important bits are there.

    Anyone have any info on them, quite fancy a guzzi so i may as well build my own :lol3
  8. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Good find if the price is fair. Is it a plain V50 or a "Monza"? Monza was the
    hot rod. Bigger carbs and sportier overall.
    Many more sold in the European zone than here, so more spares/info
    are available. Send pics when you get it.

    Some info:
    http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/Motorcycle-Reviews/September-October-2008/Moto-Guzzi-V50-Monza.aspx

    A UK link:
    http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/moto-guzzi-v50-gallery.php
  9. zookster

    zookster Chupacabra

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    PM sent......
  10. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  11. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Time to revive this old thread, so here we go...

    A friend told me about a friend of his that had an Eldorado for sale near Baltimore for $1000. "Cosmetically poor, sat in a leaky shed for years, but runs and is rideable. Interested?" he said. "Let me think about that for a few milliseconds. Uh, yes!"

    I need another bike like another hole in my head, but my friend Joseph was looking for a bike to do a late Summer/early Fall road trip on, so I decided it might be better passed on to him. He was immediately interested as well and contacted the seller to set up a time to go look at it.

    So we drive down to Baltimore and arrived at "Bill", the owner's, place. There the Eldo sits, idling slowly but steadily and making all the "right" noises. Missing the right battery cover and crashbars and is definitely a *little* crusty, but I can see the diamond inside the chunk of coal right away. 4477 original miles, original MT53 tires, even has some period accessories (Triple A floorboards, DB rear fender guard and Bates fairing). After a little more checking over, we decided we/he couldn't go wrong and Joseph bought it.

    So far it's mostly just been a few hours of tear down and cleaning, but I have been doing some waxing, polishing, etc. on some sub-assemblies while I wait for a few parts and a special tool to arrive. The headpipe nuts are very stuck in the heads, so I've been flooding them with penetrant and have purchased a "Super Spanner" (from John Chicoine) that grabs them in three of the slots and hopefully will do the trick.

    Photo album here:
    http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/josephs_72_eldorado/

    Two short videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Amboman4
    The first was a cold start, the second was after I adjusted the carbs a bit.

    Attached Files:

  12. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    It's nice to have friends who have friends like that.

    Great find ... :thumb

    :beer

    John
  13. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Here is mine. A new to me, 93 Mille GT. I asked the PO if the bike has always been a rough idler or the dell's out of tune. The PO goes what rough idle?

    Turns out the timing marks from the factory on the "S" are out. The "S" was showing full advance at idle. While the "D" was normal.:eek1

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  14. SeanF

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    . Nuked post, bike has been sold.
  15. sboss9001

    sboss9001 Guzzi Beginner

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    Just want to say I appreciated reading this thread & what everyone has posted here so far. I just acquired a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 in pretty decent shape. My dad bought it brand new, but it's been sitting in a storage shed for the last few years. I'm really excited about it and it's good to see there's some helpful people here that are passionate about Guzzi's as well! Here's a link to some photos of the bike.

    http://motoguzzieldorado.wordpress.com/photos/
  16. farmer fred

    farmer fred Banned

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    Beautiful old girl.

    Do you plan to try to start it as is? Chrome cylinders?
  17. Roach Carver

    Roach Carver Been here awhile

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  18. BubbaJim

    BubbaJim Adventurer

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    Patina, patina, patina! Just a good clean up and check the motor is up to scratch, battery, fluid change & use that baby. Nice find.....enjoy! :getiton
  19. sboss9001

    sboss9001 Guzzi Beginner

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    Plan is to take it apart, then clean/fix anything that needs it as I put it back together over the winter. Don't want to try & start it until then. No chrome cylinders, but polished aluminum which will shine up pretty good!
  20. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    They may be referring to chrome bores. It can flake.