Posts Tagged ‘Moto Guzzi’

Man I hate wiring, no! that in itself is not entirely correct, I hate what other people do to wiring, that I then have to try and sort out and correct.  my 73 Eldo has a later Suzuki handlebar switch, which is cool, it is a great switch, the problem is the fact that the previous owner fitted this switch, and extended the switch wires. And rather than extend the wires with matching colours wire to wire, or extending the wires using the original Guzzi colours, the wiring was extended with random colours. Why?

So I find myself in a wiring mess, and trying to sort it out as best i can. A civilian bike, with police dash, wrong ignition switch, and Suzuki switch gear.

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Wiring for fun

As the Harley waits for the next camping trip, and I wait for some dry weather, my Eldorado waits in the lockup, tank off, seat off, and all the old wiring off. A job I have put off for over a year, since when I bought and fitted the Scrambler Cycle alternator kit, was to replace the complete wiring with a new Greg Bender harness from the USA.

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Inside the headlight

Now these new harnesses are really well made by Greg, and come with so many options for the different models of V7 loop frame bikes, but unfortunately my bike is a conglomeration of styles, having started life as a civilian model with twin clocks, and standard Italian switch gear. But when I bought it, it had been concerted into a faux police style bike, with a police dash, and Suzuki switchgear. and a wiring mess to boot.

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And inside the dash area

But it is what it is, and I have to work through the issues,  Greg is there just an email away with help if I need it, but I hate to bother him, and so try to sort the problems out myself.

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Fuseboard and distribution board

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It’s only wires

Greg can  be found here

 

 

Guzzi V7 700…

Posted: February 15, 2020 in Just Me
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Rider’s Handbook

Another Kempton…

Posted: May 18, 2019 in Just Me
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This year is taking its own sweet time warming up, and today as we headed for Kempton it was again cool and overcast, but as is usual for Kempton it did warm up a little later in the day, as the sun finally fought its way through the cloud.

As for Kempton it was a little quieter than usual, not as many stall holders, and also down on punters too, but I did what I do, and mooched about with my Canon digital camera, and so grabbed a few shots.

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Nicely patinated AJS

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Ducati 500

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Nice old Moto Guzzi

Just Guzzi Stuff…

Posted: August 29, 2018 in Just Me
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I love finding old period adverts, here are a few Guzzi pages, all found on the web.

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V850GT

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Moto Guzzi

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Guzzi V7

More Guzzi Fest…

Posted: August 23, 2018 in Just Me
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A few more pictures from Guzzi Fest this year…

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Loop frame 850 GT’s

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Eldorado

Guzzi-Fest 2018…

Posted: August 14, 2018 in Just Me
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My old Eldo 850 won 2nd place at the Guzzi rally

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My 1973 Eldorado 850

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2nd Place award.

 

And then it all went wrong…

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Recovery, how embarrassing

Guzzi – Fest 2018…

Posted: August 13, 2018 in Just Me
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I spent the weekend in the rain in Devon at Guzzi Fest….

 

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My Eldorado in Devon

Moto Guzzi Ercole…

Posted: April 26, 2018 in Just Me
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I was working in Henley today, so had a walk around the market, and came across this 1948 Guzzi Ercole, being used as an ice cream wagon, what a cool bike these things are.

 

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1948 Moto Guzzi Ercole

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Guzzi Ice Cream Waggon.

1970’s Coolest Bikes…

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Just Me
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I have been lucky to have had a few of the coolest bikes from the 70’s, well to me they were the coolest, others may have a different (wrong) opinion. But to me the coolest bike was the Moto Guzzi Eldorado, the style, the name, and of course the look.

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My 1974 MG Eldorado.