Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: canuck750 on November 06, 2017, 09:29:18 PM

Title: Guzzi V50 Craiglist Dallas
Post by: canuck750 on November 06, 2017, 09:29:18 PM
Not much money for a running bike

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/mcy/d/1980-moto-guzzi-v50/6375900354.html
Title: Re: Guzzi V50 Craiglist Dallas
Post by: Diploman on November 07, 2017, 02:24:42 AM
This is indeed a good deal for a running bike, apparently in quite decent condition.  Even the seat cover looks like it could be reattached and restored by a competent upholsterer.

The V50II avoids certain issues that trouble other bikes in this early 500cc smallblock series:  The original V50 featured chromed cylinders, while the V50II  is fitted with Nikasil bores; the V50II is fitted with low-maintenance Bosch electronic ignition, while the successor model V50III reverted to problematic points ignition in a cost-cutting move by the factory.