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edfetz 10-13-2011 07:27 AM

74 Guzzi Eldorado
This bike was offered to me and I have no idea what its worth.. (I dont own it yet) Its not something I would keep. So Im trying to find it a good home. Looking for some ball park figures / information.

larryboy 10-13-2011 07:31 AM

Looks like it will clean up nice. In good running condition it would go for around 4k here in California.

bikerfish 10-13-2011 07:35 AM

I'll agree with the above value. pretty nice looking bike, those DB bags are huge, wish I had a pair when I had my goose. you might want to clean it up, get it running and ride it a little before you decide to sell it, they are really quite fun to tool around on, and handle very well, you might be pleasantly surprised!

edfetz 10-13-2011 07:43 AM

The bike is part of an estate and the family has no interest. Im in touch with the guy who is cleaning out the un-wanted items. Im a dirt bike guy at heart but it would be cool to ride for a bit. Im gonna see if he'll let me take over to my shop and get it running.

lrutt 10-13-2011 08:14 AM

Please be careful on the get it running thing. Those old chrome bores could be flaking and you'd end up with a completely trashed engine. Either use a bore scope or pop the heads and inspect thoroughly.

No oil filters on these old gals so flaking chrome will find its way into and through the oil pump then you'll have a beautiful old paper weight.

edfetz 10-13-2011 08:27 AM

Ok good advice. Thanks.

I read that in another thread about the flaking chrome. I have a bore scope, Ill check it first. Did I read there is an external marking or name on the cylinder that tells too? (Chrome vs Steel liner)

lrutt 10-13-2011 08:39 AM

no, but if they were ever changed out for Gilardoni's there would be the name stamped somewheres I believe. Otherwise you have to rely on the magnet test and/or visual inspection.

Beautiful old loop. You're a lucky guy. Would be crying shame to unload that bike.

supershaft 10-13-2011 11:12 AM

I use to have a bike almost like that. Same year and model but it was a NY cop bike. Mine was a runner.

Ddouble 10-13-2011 12:49 PM

Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74 it should be a disk. This is probably the most desireable of all Guzzi Loop Frames. In decent shape, it is worth at least $4000. Some have sold for way more than that.

BrianK 10-13-2011 03:39 PM

Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?

Roach Carver 10-13-2011 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by BrianK (Post 17069582)
Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?

to keep the clutch from sticking?

danedg 10-13-2011 05:16 PM

PM me....

danedg 10-13-2011 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Roach Carver (Post 17070260)
to keep the clutch from sticking?

To keep the pressure plate and flywheel separate for sleepy time...:clap

Nessman 10-14-2011 06:39 AM

Why does this stuff never happen to me. :cry

edfetz 10-14-2011 06:51 AM

The bike has been liberated from its resting place. I have a few locals who are interested. Hopefully its on it way to a new happy home.

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