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    Posted: 18 Feb 2019 at 15:55
Hi Guzzi folks

Im a new member, just bought a 1970 Ambassador Police. Its fresh off the boat from the states, UK registration completed

Can anyone recommend an insurer? Seems that as soon as all the insurers Ive tried hear that its an import the computer says no!

Any advice much appreciated
Justin.
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Try RH Insurance. Best to phone 03330433911 Specialist classic insurance company. I have used for some years good company good price 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2019 at 18:30
I can't recommend an insurer to suit your specific circumstances but, being a Loop Frame nut I would like to see some pic's of your bike please.
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RH would be my recommendation as well
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrwhatshisface Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2019 at 21:59
thanks for the advice - i actually found another insurer, Adrian Flux who offered fully comp for £150 when lots of others wouldnt even touch it! amazing price eh
heres a pic of the bike - those that follow what comes up on ebay may recognise it - it was on there very recently. I paid probably more than i should have, but sure is a nice bike 😀
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Hi Justin, I bought an imported bike in 2010, and kept it till August of last year. Insurance was not a problem at all, with CIA insurance, of Rugby, Warwickshire. . . 01788-818600 Knock three times, tell them Tony sent you ..!! I still use them for the V7 II , so they must be doing something right . . . Regards, Tony
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That's purdy
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I have imported 2 LAPD bikes. An Eldorado which I have now sold and an Ambasador which I have almost finished assembling from 2 crates. I am insured with Carole Nash (was with Eldorado). Suzuki V strom and  Convert, with the Ambassador to be added soon. No problem with imported loops. £190
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2019 at 23:09
Ooooooh what a peach! Thanks for that.
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Hi and nice bike, I need to figure out how to put a pic onBig smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrwhatshisface Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 20:05
hi again folks
whats the general expectation of the forks on an old ambassador?
mine are so soft and wallowy!
is a rebuild generally the way to go?
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I've put progressive springs in mine. Not ridden it yet though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 23:10
Standard springs in both of mine. They certainly aren't soft and wallowy.
Maybe yours are just old and tired.Have you checked for the presence of oil in the forks? Thirty three weight hydraulic oil is what was recommended back in the day. I use a thirty-two weight as I can't find any thirty-three.It comes in gallon cans for about the same price as around a cup full of "Motorcycle Fork Oil."







Edited by Dave P. - 21 Apr 2019 at 23:28
TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

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