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  1. Hello Docc, I like what you did on the " jeweled" light swap, looks really good, also what type of speedo is that? More info would be appreciated.
  2. In my collection I own the V11, just bought a 74 Eldorado, and have owned the R90/6 for 20 years. Love them all, don't see it being fair to compare the V11 with the /6 totally different time of production. To compare the Eldorado to the /6 is a more direct comparison. The Eldo is a cooler bike,but which one has an oil filter,which one has an alternator vs a generator .Like I said love them both,but in some ways the /6 is probably a more advanced, reliable machine, and the parts new and used are easier to come by. Hopefully some one will bring this one back from the dead and turn it into a bobber that seem to be so popular these days. But as it sits,it's a $200 parts bike, just my 2 cents.
  3. Thanks for your input Pete,your right in that I'm probably over thinking this whole thing. I bought the Eldorado from the "Guzzi doctor "in north Chicago, it's being shipped next week. He reported that their is some chrome and rubber bits from the tensioner when he dropped the oil pan. I've ordered a new set of 850 "Gilardoni" cylinder and piston kit to cover the chrome issue,( I almost went with a big bore kit,but reason kicked in). So now it's down to the timing problem. Was 74 the first year for the change from gears to chain,and in the swap the cam changed from a tapered to a straight shaft ? I guess I'll find out soon enough when I tear into it. The bike supposedly only has 35k miles on it. I've wanted one for a long time,and the prices are really skyrocketing, hopefully I haven't bitten off more then I can handle buying one that needs some TLC. Let the fun begin!
  4. Another great read that I stumbled upon, I just purchased a 74 Eldorado, thats needing a chain tensioner/chain,my plan is to install the the gear setup and eliminate the chain altogether. Why did Guzzi drop the gears and go with ,what seems to be a lesser chain setup? Also from what I've read they had three different gear setups, the difference being the number of teeth (gear pitch)? On the three different sets. Is their any advantage to more or less teeth on the gear sets? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!
  5. How about your Eldorado, is it for sale?
  6. Vic

    Tail Tidy

    Very nice! Why the 4 holes along the bend line,seems like this would make it more prone to cracking along this line?
  7. Looks great! Who makes the lamp/kit? More detail on your install please.
  8. Truly a labor of love,you should be very proud! WELL DONE
  9. Funds sent, Seeing your work as got me interested in powder coating. Year's ago I played around with a HF rig on some gun parts, and was wondering what equipment you use,or recommend .Thanks
  10. Outstanding effort Chuck,two months ago I didn't think there was any chance of ever getting one these. THANK YOU for making it happen!
  11. Small world, very similar one popped-up on E-bay two days ago,listed in Beaverton, with 25k miles. So many bikes,so little time!
  12. Black is fine with me ,thanks for asking.
  13. "Eazy Glide" manual fuel tap mod, now that sounds interesting, Tell me more!
  14. Hi Doc, if you read the article it explains that a small bracket needs to be fabricated to adapt the Centauro lever. This photo kind of shows the mod that is needed ,but isn't really clear. Don't think it's to tuff to fabricate. I'm getting ready to try this set up,but I'm hoping for Chuck's lever extension part to be installed at the same time, not sure how it's going to work out.
  15. Hello,you are not alone in your search for a better riding position for your V11. Here is an article that I found helpful in addressing this problem, http://www.obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/guzzi/ergos/ The peg lowering is accomplished by using Centauro foot pegs and levers, seems like a very clean way to go,although these parts are very hard to find. Let us know how you make out on this,and Welcome!
  16. Thanks Chuck! I'm in, PM sent with my address, hopefully we can get enough folks on board to make this happen.
  17. Vic

    Hello Chuck, my address is : Vic Dickinson,  17140 133rd Trail North, Jupiter,  Florida,  33478. 

    Thanks for doing a second batch,  hopefully we can get enough people on board to make it happen. 

    1. Chuck


      Hi, Vic.. you're on the list.

  18. Any update on the progress of the second batch?
  19. The more I study these bikes,the more I like them ,can't say that about a lot of other machines I own ,and there's been a lot! But they are truely addictive ,I'm hooked.
  20. Sounds like a deal,I'll take them. Please pm me your paypal info .
  21. Beautiful! I have wanted one for a long time.
  22. Saw a couple of sets of hangers,and an Ecu,didn't find a list of what he was selling. Maybe you could post what you have for sale.
  23. Two great looking bikes! Have you consider selling the Cordin seat on the V11ev separately?
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