I have been offered for sale a Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert with sidecar for $1500. At this time I do not know the year of the bike or the manufacture of the car. The bike ran last summer and has been stored outside this winter. The owner stated in a text that the left exhaust had oil dripping, without looking I assume the oil is from a loose valve guide. Are there any know problems with the V1000 Convert that I should look for? What years Guzzi's have iron, chrome or Nikasil cylinders? How weird is that automatic transmission? I am looking for a new project bike as I have finished my winter project (82 Yamaha XJ650 Seca) this winter and it is still January.