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    Guzzi V50

    A very nice couple dropped this off to me today.
    They'd paid someone up front to restore the little Guzzi for them. He got as far as stripping the bike down, and getting some parts sprayed, then gave up.
    From what I've been told it's taken a year for them to get the bike back, and lost a fair few pound notes.
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    It’s in good hands now Steveo, sure you will turn this around nicelyfir them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Burton View Post
    It’s in good hands now Steveo, sure you will turn this around nicelyfir them.
    Thanks Mark. You keepng okay?
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    Thanks Mark. You keepng okay?
    Not bad mate
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    mint.

    not.

    quite a fun little bike when in one piece.

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    Spent quite a few hours going through boxes of bits. Seems to be a few parts missing, and a fair ammount looks a bit rough.
    By the time brake calipers/exhaust/shocks, and a load of other stuff's sorted the cost is already over a grand, and that's before any engine/electrics issues.
    Don't know why anyone would go to the trouble of respraying the rear shocks as they seem to need a rebuild, probably cheaper, and easier to get new ones.
    I'll have to do some more reading up on the steering head bearings mod, don't think it's going to be straight forward tho.
    Thought I'd give myself a bit of encouragement, and loosely bolt a few parts together.
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    Looks more encouraging now you’ve sorted through it Steveo

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    Spent quite a few hours trying to get the engine cleaned up. It's a bit of an improvement, but could really do with vapour blasting.
    A very strange thing happened this afternoon. I asked my boy to give me a hand to get the engine back in the frame, he didn't moan, and no money changed hands.....Result.
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    Looking good steveo!

    I'm still working on a generator and you already have the motor in!

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    Thanks knappy.... I've got more than a few concerrns over this one.
    Even if I can get the engine running, and the electrics work (which I doubt) it'll cost an arm, and a leg to sort everything out.
    I think the owner would be much better off to forget about the Guzzi, and buy something a bit more modern, as she wants to use the bike daily.
    When I suggested that she didn't seem too keen.

    Spent a few hours today putting the wiring loom on, just half a dozen chooped wires to sort out, and order a battery.
    Got a bit fed up with the electrics, so thought I'd take a quick look at the brakes, and promptly put all the parts back in the box.
    The alternator's seen better days.
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