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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Rathlindri, Aug 26, 2008.
A few from the Virginia rally last summer.
Was working on final assembly yesterday. Got the brakes hooked up, shifter linkage put together. Mine is an older ambassador and has the lugs for right side shifter, but the PO had rigged a left side shifter with hose clamps and bailing wire. Anyways, got that put together and noticed that the bracket that holds the clutch actuator arm to the rear of tranny was sheared off. Crap. I have no idea how/when that happened. Looks like a new rear cover is in my future. I had gotten this one bored out to accept the 5 speed bearing, so looks like I have to get some machining done as well. Crap.
Nice old V7 on ebay Italia
My mock 1.
from here... http://motoguxxi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/moto-guzzi-v7-850-eldorado.html
This Old Tractor?
Purchased my 1974 Eldo in boxes back in winter of 05/06. No resto just freshened up. It's a disc brake, timing chain, Amal carb model. Home made design and build of the sidecar frame and body. Subbed the welding but everything else I did.
Works good but if I ever do another scratch build it will be smaller/lighter.
Hauls the wife and our little dog and camping gear etc comfortably though and that's what counts. I picked up the Wixom fairing, bags and top box from different sellers on flea bay and the IBMWR classifieds.
Owned the 1980 Spada for a couple of years and relunctantly moved it on in 2008. Regretted ever since. Sold to a co worker who in turn sold it to a friend of mine who entered a left hander at speed with the side stand down. (had been changed since I sold it). Bike and rider suffered but both are mobile now. Although the SP doesn't look at all like it does here.
Nice pictures Ken. Love the combo - very seventies (a good thing!). As for the SP, that is a sad, sad tale. I've always thought they were wonderful.
Yes Nick the SP is a great bike. Probably the best "solo" bike I've ever owned. I sold my R75/5 to buy it and was not disappointed. But it is a highway motorcycle and not so great for what I needed at the time. It was over kill for my 16 kilometer commute and I'd routinely glance at the speedo to find I'd crept up to well over the legal limit. (5th gear was just coming into it's own at 70mph---geared very tall)
It was a tad heavy to move about my tiny garage. And I saw an opportunity to pick up a small dual sport, plus put a couple of grand (much needed at the time) in my pocket.
The problem with decisions like that is the fact you most likely can't go back. I doubt I'll ever have the chance to own another one.
PS- Last evening I watched your 750S video to Natasquan; I hadn't seen that one yet. Great stuff! And what a lovely motorcycle. Keep them coming Nick.
Obligatory Guzzi pic- myself and two pals, both riding their 850T's, both with SP fairings. That's Danilo on the left letting us all know which bike is number one of the three.
Got any more shots of this bike? It's a dead ringer for mine, except for the fantastic paint job...
Dan I found it here..... http://motoguxxi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/moto-guzzi-v7-850-eldorado.html it sure is pretty though, too pretty for me to use, I have only once owned a bike as clean as that, and I had to sell it as it kept showing me up!
My Guzzi Nuovo Falcone (ex army bike). Runs well, sounds even better.
I'm just lookin' at how the cables and wires get routed. I doubt that I could ever ride something that shiny...
Never cared much for white-walls but that looks cool on that bike.
Just bought it - and am hooked. I can't stop commuting on this thing - it's like a drug. What a sound!!