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    Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 16:00
Hi all,

Just registered as I am looking to ad an old Guzzi to my collection.

I have recently got the restoration bug and have a growing collection of bikes (well, ok only 3) that have all been rebuilt.

I've been riding since having a moped at 16 and have had a number of bikes through the years and ticked off most of my biking tick boxes except owing a guzzi.  

So I have joined here as a source of information, support and pee taking and as a possible source for an old 850T project to restore.

Cheers

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Hello from Thetford...gawd help me! 
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Hi and welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 17:37
Welcome. Guzzis are the nicest bikes to restore IMHO, apart from the electric of course
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fugly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 18:13
Cheers guys,

I am preying that Guzzi electrics are no worse than Ducatis and simpler than Aprilia Can-Bus Ermm

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 19:17
The real issue with older ie 70's Guzzis in the elektrikery dept is that by now the cables instead of nice copper colour will be mostly black and corroded along with the insulation of that time breaking down the good news is they are reasonably easy to totally re wire using modern thinsulate wires, waterproof connectors modern blade fuses and modern micro relays on the charging side keep the big diode board they are still available new and are virtually bulletproof they are still used in marine engines , worth changing the Regulator for a solid state variable one the correct one plugs in and even fita the oem bracket, the advantage is better reg and charging AND should you fit an AGM Battery you can tweak it so it charges at the slightly higher rate .....I actually priced buying all the parts and found Towzatronics could re wire the whole bike for abt 150-200 more than it would cost me (retail) to buy everything for, I have added halo spots and rear lights as well as radio/heated grips and running lights on my V1000 all catered for in the re wire ...the 76 wiring was well beyond it's sell by date ....After all 40 yrs and 265000 miles is a fair bit of work ...The Bosch charge sys is same as fitted to early BMW's and often parts from bmw are way less too.... a bike that has been still used is going to be way better than one stood...but you probably know that ...850 range are basically the same bike different cycle parts
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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Theres a Cali T3 for sale in the Guzzi Club website or in Car and Classics, just gone on apparently.
 
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Older Guzzis are relatively simple, as are the electrics.
Most of the electrical issues are corroded connectors.
 
You can find the workshop and other manuals for most models here.
 
And the wiring diagrams here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 14:39
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

 
Most of the electrical issues are corroded connectors.

And the butchery of previous owners.
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Just saw this and as I'm in Cambridge, thought I should say hello! 
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Hello and welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fugly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 12:29
Thanks for the welcome and information guys.

Well it looks like I have scratched two itches, as I will hopefully be the owner of my first ever Guzzi and will have completed a motorcycle importation.

I have done a deal on a 74 850 T from Canada which is going on a boat next week.

Will post some pics and a start a resto thread when it's in the garage.

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