Posts Tagged ‘Moto Guzzi’

A friend up in Scotland bought this old loop Guzzi from eBay USA way back when, and it is now restored and back out on the road, great job Dave, the bike looks fantastic.

eBay Guzzi project

Back on the road.

A Rally Ride…

Posted: March 28, 2022 in Just Me
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This past weekend, we adjusted our clock’s and put them forward an hour into British summer time, and this same weekend the Moto Guzzi club UK, have the first of two rallies, this one being the “Clox forward” rally, the other in October is of course the “Clox back” rally. Now as it happens I have not made a bike rally on a bike for the last two years, ill health and covid having put paid to any thoughts I had in this design, But Friday saw me getting home from work, and loading my W650 for the first of the two clox rallies, and heading out into the Friday afternoon traffic as I pointed the front wheel west and Tewksbury, and the destination for the rally at the Lower Lode inn, on the banks of the river Severn in Gloucestershire.

Saturday Sunrise
“Old Smokey” wearing new paint

The Guzzi Chronicles 2022…

Posted: March 5, 2022 in Just Me
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So March is upon us, and the warmer days are just over the horizon we hope, and with that in mind I try to spend a little time down at my lockup, and try to get the Guzzi closer to the road. I also took the chance to try the Cali seat, but I am not sure right now?

My 73 Eldorado.

The Guzzi Chronicles 2022…

Posted: February 13, 2022 in Just Me
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Last summer under the covid lockdowns, I pulled the paint set from my 1973 Eldorado to get them painted in my preferred colour of Burgundy and white, my Eldo had been painted once before from what I could tell, and the stripes on the old white tank were not the best, so I had no problems with losing original patina, as so much of this bike had been changed historically before it came into my possession.

My 73 Eldo 850cc

Unfortunately the weather has got to the bike itself even though it is locked away, but a year of no use pays a toll on surface condition, and the chrome etc shows where the salt of winter has blown under the door, and will need some steady work over the spring.

Garage queen, NOT!
There is work to be done!

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.


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.


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.


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.


Fuseboard and distribution board


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.

Kempton May 19_031 copy

Nicely patinated AJS

Kempton May 19_032 copy

Ducati 500

Kempton May 19_006 copy

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.




Moto Guzzi


Guzzi V7

More Guzzi Fest…

Posted: August 23, 2018 in Just Me

A few more pictures from Guzzi Fest this year…


Loop frame 850 GT’s