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    Posted: 04 Aug 2017 at 11:08
I now have one in a tasteful(!) shade of blue......

Must be complete, preferably runner although don't mind some work.

To fill the newly vacated space in my garage!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2017 at 12:54
They come up on ebay all the time. Typically priced between £500 and £5000 depending on condition and the buyers/sellers optimism. I see 9 on there at the moment - a good selection of good, bad and ugly. 
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Yep. I just missed what looked like a good starting point - unused since 1992.

I'm considering this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V50-mkII/112503954019?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

which I'm going to look at tomorrow as it's local to me. Not keen on the colour / abbreviated mudguard / general hipsterness but looks clean.

Also this:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C887309

but am a bit put off it - besides it's a trip to London to see it.

This one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-GUZZI-V50-Mk2-PROJECT/263113419708?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

looks quite pretty but is probably a lot more work than it looks.


I'll try not to rush into anything......


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Trying not to rush I bought the blue one.

At £1475 seems reasonable although I can see expenses on the horizon. Exhausts would be nice and it also seems to have an odd breather / air filter arrangement. Time will tell.

I can't decide whether to keep the blue as it actually looks better in real life than in the moody photos.
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Jolly good, it is registered as a 490cc so is it a v35 frame ?  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2017 at 17:34
Yes, the VIN plate still says it is 350.

A bit like the Arrow whose plate still has its original engine number (but registered with the correct one).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Motty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2017 at 19:20
Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

Trying not to rush I bought the blue one.

Welcome to Guzzi ownership, any old bike will need maintaining, a Italian one just requires a bit more
It’s more fun to try to ride a slow bike fast .....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 2017 at 10:41
Yes, I've had old (or as some would have it classic) bikes for many years now.

Of course, the V50 is my modern bike........
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