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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zambuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 12:10
Bloody hell !

I have a (parts complete) 68 basket case, best I get building ;)
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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.


Couldn't agree more.The old ones are very simple in the electrical department with fewer components to go wrong.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 17:32
For sure. I never had any great confidence in my Griso each time I came to switch it on. It is now ex of this parish. Any of my old bangers I'd climb on to ride across Europe tomorrow. Old uns but good uns.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kateguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018 at 17:10
Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

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.
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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.
The most irritating time consuming Guzzi we've had of late was Guys 2 valve Griso...brilliant motor let down by joke electronics....Our Loops....we rarely touch em...they do what it says on the box....
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.Our Loops....we rarely touch em...they do what it says on the box...
Agreed Kate!! Just as it says in the advert.

Edited by Dave P. - 14 Apr 2018 at 18:58

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Thanks Dave. No need to rub it in
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018 at 20:57
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Those MACs are nice little bikes and 1941 is an odd year - is it a WD model?
No. Strangely it’s a civilian model so I don’t know what went on there. Probably some kind of DVLA mistake. They have my 1956 Super Alce as 1936 but it’s actually 1956 on a Q because it says at the bottom of the V5 “date of manufacture unknown” even though the date is on there!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2018 at 00:36
Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

Thanks Dave. No need to rub it in

All is not lost ol' chap,there will be others.Maybe better ones.


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Yes indeed, there always is
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