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More Guzzi Chronicles, 5…

Posted: October 23, 2016 in Just Me
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1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

It was a perfect sunny autumn day here in the UK, so nothing for it but to drag out the Guzzi Eldorado for a run in the sun, first I removed the fairing from the bike, then wheeled it out into the sun, where it burst into life at the first kick of the key!
Then it was on with my lid, and out into the commercial part of town for some industrial style pictures, the bike running great following the recent top end rebuild. Just a couple of small jobs to do now, balance the carbs, oil change, that sort of thing. It feels great to be riding a loop frame Guzzi again, they are so cool.

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Out in the backstreets

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850 Guzzi Eldo

Looking for Eldorado…

Posted: October 17, 2016 in Just Me
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Now here’s a funny thing, I own two 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado’s, the first one I bought is over in the US, and came out of Alabama. The second is here in the UK with me, and I bought it from just up the road in Oxford. So it is surprising, well to me anyway,  that the VIN numbers are just 31 units apart.

I would like to have both bikes here in the UK, so I need to get over to the US again soon, and get the Guzzi on the boat and shipped over here, I was kinda hoping it would be on its way by now, but that hasn’t happened, so I have to get busy with the whole plan.

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Alabama Guzzi

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Nice Patina

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Cool side bags

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Twin leading shoe brake

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Guzzi Eldorado and Bates Fairing just 31 units apart

I started fitting the Bates fairing today, this came with my bike, but was not fitted, and had no fittings etc, not sure whether to keep it on or not.

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Guzzi Eldorado and Bates Fairing

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Bates USA fairing

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First fitting

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Should it stay, or should it go?

 

There is more Moto Guzzi madness here…   The Racing Rhino

 

So my Guzzi Eldorado is all back together, and ready for an MoT. But! I have bought three new clutch cables, from two different sources, and none of them fit the lever end, the barrel nipple is too big?  I do happen to have two old original Moto Guzzi cables and these fit with no issues, so I have had to refit an old cable for now. I shall try to order a cable from the US and see if that fits? I wonder if any others have had a problem with these new cables?

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Eldorado V850

 

It runs!!

well after I sorted out the wiring it does. in fact it started right up at first push of the start button, and sounds pretty good. I just need to do a bit of tidying up, cables, wiring, etc, the usual stuff. I feel I need to order a new wiring loom from Greg though.

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Eldorado 850

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YSS Suspension

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Borrani Rims

 

As I keep plugging away at the Guzzi Eldo, it continues to get closer to the end, and once more back on the road. The Gilardoni kits are fitted, the Scrambler alternator kit is fitted, most of the wiring is sorted, new YSS rear shocks, new coil, etc. Things are coming together, and maybe this weekend I can have it running once again? We shall see.

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Guzzi Eldorado 850

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Going back together

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Alternator kit

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YSS shocks

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