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Loop on Car n Classic...£3.500....in London I think...
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TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST.

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The £3,500 one must have sold real quick (as they say in the states). The green one at £8500 sounds a bit steep but I am getting confused now. The prices vary immensely. I’ll be seeing the potential swap man tomorrow so will see what happens, he might have changed his mind
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Loopian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 09:08
It surprising how much it can cost in parts alone in getting an old bike in good order, and then maybe painting, powder coating and chroming let alone time, it can often be worth paying more to get something we’ll sorted with a known history. So I guess there is going to be price difference.
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I was going to buy an older Guzzi back in 2003
but then I looked at several
thought about the work involved
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 07:52
Originally posted by Loopian Loopian wrote:

It surprising how much it can cost in parts alone in getting an old bike in good order, and then maybe painting, powder coating and chroming let alone time, it can often be worth paying more to get something we’ll sorted with a known history. So I guess there is going to be price difference.
Cheers Ian
Good point. I would love an older Guzzi, but I would end up resenting the time spent fettling instead of riding. I guess there are fettlers that ride and riders that fettle but I just want to ride my bikes.
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Generally speaking, once sorted, older Guzzis are extremely reliable. Possibly more than the new ones, and at least anyone can repair them without all sorts of electronic gizmos.
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being a “fiddler” I’m always looking for something to do in the garage and have been tempted to set about the 750T, but have held off, as it’s only done about 15K miles, and to be honest, the potential cost could be significant.  When I fiddle with a bike, I don’t do it with a view to increase its value, but to get it so I’m content with it.  Apparently, there aren’t many 750T’s about, but it’s not seen as a “collectible”
machine,  consequently it’s resale value probably wouldn’t justify the cost ( and possible grief) of a rebuild, and as it’s in fairly good shape, I just ride and enjoy it.  Having put the Sprint fairing on it, my first impression is that I’m hearing all sorts of noises not previously evident.  Ear plugs?Big smileBig smile
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

Generally speaking, once sorted, older Guzzis are extremely reliable. Possibly more than the new ones, and at least anyone can repair them without all sorts of electronic gizmos.

That's true, I can find my way around carbs and points etc haven't a clue what goes on in the black boxes these days.
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I agree, having bought my first bike with eltronic ignition, early Nevada with digiplex, I have yet to get it going and can find no information other than "they don't go wrong" Next bike will have points
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Well the swap didn’t come off after all that but heartfelt thanks to to all who contributed your knowledge and experience to the question. On the subject of costs I was shocked at how much I had spent on the little Velo when I added it all up. It was only a few quid here and a few quid there...or so I had thought.
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

Having put the Sprint fairing on it, my first impression is that I’m hearing all sorts of noises not previously evident.  Ear plugs?Big smileBig smile


When I occasionally take the barn door screen of the CaliT3. I'm always impressed by how much less tappet and induction noise there is (o;
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Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

Well the swap didn’t come off after all that but heartfelt thanks to to all who contributed your knowledge and experience to the question. On the subject of costs I was shocked at how much I had spent on the little Velo when I added it all up. It was only a few quid here and a few quid there...or so I had thought.
Well it sounds as if you have a costly liability on your hands, I would be prepared to adopt it - I wouldn't even charge you anything for collection.....Wink
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It is amazing how much you can spend. I keep all our household expenses in a database that allows me to monitor exactly what's going where. I'm lucky in that over the last 13 years I've had a number of "classic" bikes (Velo Venom, Matchless G80, currently Norton ES2) and the overall total stands me in at almost exactly what I paid for the Norton so in theory if I sold it for that (in reality I would get more) I'd break even. Like you say it's the odd bits and pieces that add up.

The "modern" bikes however, in which I include the Guzzi, is around £8,500 over the same period and I doubt whether I could sell the V50 for that......

Those MACs are nice little bikes and 1941 is an odd year - is it a WD model?

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