Classic Guzzi Pics??

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Rathlindri, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Long timer

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    Pretty sure I saw that at the Iowa rally in 2011.

    As long as I am waffling on recall, I'll add that my memory of the sound of it running was that the engine note was weirder than the looks. :augie

    It was ... erm ... interesting. :D

    Bill
  2. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    At 41 years old the SP finally qualifies for "Historic Vehicle" status here in N Ireland and is road tax free! Now for another 62k miles as soon as we are free to ride again.....
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  3. chris a

    chris a Been here awhile

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    So ...wonderful shake down run after fitting spoked wheels instead of the snowflakes ...next improvements might be to get a set of Agostini rear sets and put back on the up swept reverse cones i had on her for a while.
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  4. Cafeguzzi

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    1970 moto guzzi ambassador with a few modifications.
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  5. fireflyr

    fireflyr Dumpster Diver

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    With Scoma's in the background. We had our Christmas lunch there for 45 years straight before my Dad passed last year. Beautiful job on the Loop.
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  6. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Does blocking/limiting airflow to the air-cooled heads not impede anything? That front end swap is extremely well done, love it!
  7. Cafeguzzi

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    thank you! re airflow: not really, they leg shields rather channel the airflow. they came standard on police/carabinieri bikes in italy, here in the USA i know only of one or two other bikes with the shields.
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  8. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    Some beautiful bikes here, I am a Guzzi guy as well, I have owned 8 of the beasts.
    Currently own a 2001 EV , 3 HD, a BMW, and this 1971 Ambassador. I just completed a major refresh, 11k original miles, had been sitting for about 25 years. Soooooo cylinders, carb rebuild , clutch new suspension, engine and tranny seals, cables, the list goes on. Turn signals not original, something I had in garage till I find what I want to use. Mirrors on their way. 20200525_181515.jpg 20200525_181525.jpg
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  9. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    40 years! Bloody hell, that’s a long time!
    Most states here in OZ allow historic rego after 25, which obviously opens it up for some pretty decent (Semi modern..) bikes.
    We pay au$75 for 90 days of riding. Or $50 for 45 days. (Compared to around $500 per year...) The only Requirement being the filling out of a pocket sized ‘Log Book’ before every ride, stating destination and name of rider.

    How does it work in Ireland?
  10. BOOTLACE

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  11. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Did a little riding in Michaux State Forest today, bumped into this fellow rider from Delaware.
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  12. RoadMinge

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    My V11 Sport Rosso Mandello

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  14. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    50 mile shakedown today. All is well, runs super, fun to have a loop again 20200531_145101.jpg
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    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    ^^ Simply perfect! Congratulations
  16. vanislejay

    vanislejay Been here awhile

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    Ok, can someone school me on how to tell an Ambassador from an Eldorado aside from the detail on the side covers? I didn't realize that some Ambassadors had that dual gauge cluster too, but some Eldorados (even civilian ones) Have the singe gauge polished aluminum cluster?!? So confusing.
  17. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    Ambassadors have three vertical ribs on the block below the cylinders, the Eldos have a waffle pattern. Also the 4 SPD transmission (Ambassador) is smooth the 5 spd (eldo) has reinforcing ribs.
    Hope this helps
  18. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Not entirely true. The last of the Ambassadors had the same "waffle" case and "deep sump" rear drive. The only tip offs that they're not an Eldorado is the smooth case of the 4 spd., frame and engine numbers starting with a "2" and the name on the battery covers.

    http://thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe_model_differences.html
  19. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    I stand corrected.
    Thanks MZrider
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  20. thadf

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    Love this one!!