Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado California and maintenance from old days : Moto…

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Moto Guzzi 850 California

Looking back at the Guzzi 850

I believe that every now and just to keep things in it’s important to look to the way things used to be.  A dealer friend once me that “it is hard to buy a bad motorcycle they’re all pretty good When I heard that, I for a few minutes to try to understand what he by that.

  Having never what would be considered now as a motorcycle, I didn’t really get he was saying.

The Moto Guzzi Eldorado was introduced to America at a when Harley-Davidson quality and was just about at an all-time The relative success of the Eldorado was in due to the quality and workmanship of the motorcycle, and the durability it had.  The durability was by several law enforcement agencies use in the US in the early to mid 1970′s.

I stumbled across an old Guzzi V 850 rider’s manual while I was some research, and some of the portion got my attention.  It also me just how advanced motorcycle become.  Not just Guzzis, but much all motorcycles.

  I started to get my dealer friend was actually   It sort of woke me up to how we motorcyclists for granted the most basic of in motorcycle design that about exponentially improve our of these machines.

Straight from the Guzzi rider’s manual are some examples that seem wild now that modern (and the required lubricants) advanced so much.  Most of was within “shadetree mechanic” but it certainly would mean a lot dedication on the owner’s part is often found by today’s

Every 600 miles:  Lubricate ends. See -Lubrication of clutch, brake and air cables.  Remember the before hydraulic brake and actuation?

Monthly: Check level in battery monthly 15 days in summer).  The modern sealed battery sure is isn’t it?

Every 1800 The distributor cam felt pad should be with a few drops of oil and the contact inspected to ensure every are If dirty or greasy clean with a petrol soaked Unless you ride an oldie, the last time you lubricated a pad in a distributor?

Every 6000 miles:  commutator of generator using a cloth slightly moistened in Had to clean your generator lately?

Moto Guzzi 850 California

Every 6000 Strip carburetor and check all Use an air jet to clean out all ducts.  Thank for EFI.

Every 6000 The cylinder head should be decarbonizing. The combustion chamber and crowns are best cleaned a blunt scraper and a wire and washed off with petrol.  that the valve seats are sealed by pouring some through the inlet and exhaust and observing if any seeps through seats and valves.

  If so, the valves should be dismantled and the ground in with emery At the end of this operation the head and should be thoroughly cleaned petrol and compressed air to remove all of the abrasive.  I think I’d be a little selective on my rides if I knew 6000 miles I’d have to scrape the carbon from the domes and cylinder heads.

but not least on 850 Eldorado list of is the “Cleaning of mufflers”:  Internal is carried out by filling them a solution of boiling water and soda (20%) and leaving to stay for about 1 hour. The are then emptied and rinsed out boiling water while vigorously.  There’s nothing like shaking heavy objects full of leaking water for a fun thing to do on a Saturday.

Even after reading all the old-fashioned maintenance tasks with most any motorcycle then, I know I’d still to own a Moto Guzzi Eldorado. and all.  Although some of has probably decreased based modern lubricant additives.  I’d be somewhat selective about  on it though!  Obviously, I’d keep my Vintage for most riding and ride the Eldo whenever the strikes.

  Dreams are free!

Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California


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