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Offline Tiny Tim

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1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:28:44 AM »
I found this 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert un-sold on eBay. I made the owner an offer and its mine at a more than fair price. I lot of work to do this winter but looking forward to sorting it out. I tried to load a picture but it seems I'm doing something wrong. OK I guess it worked, sorry I'm new at this.



 

   

« Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 08:29:56 AM by Tiny Tim »

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 09:01:04 AM »
 We have several 'Vert fans here , good luck  :thumb:

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 09:48:34 AM »
You may want to join the Google convert group.
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 09:52:26 AM »
Hi Tim,
   Glad to see you made it :thumb:  It looks even better in these pictures.  There's also a Gearless Guzzi Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2078022775762728/ for sharing your ups and downs.

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 10:19:33 AM »
I didn't know that Convert was on ebay. I was trying to contact the owner in Illinois via Facebook since last week about it but got no response. Congratulations.
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 10:42:13 AM »
Congratulations!  My Convert has been waiting patiently for me to get to it for 15 years.   :embarrassed:  But I have been collecting parts for it over the years.  I will get to it this winter!   :whip2:



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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 11:22:24 AM »
Congrats on the Convert, I've had 3 of them.  They are the most fun boring bike you'll ever ride.

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 01:58:45 PM »
Congratulations on your find. Is it a runner, a parts bike or something you plan to restore? In 1978, a silver 1977 Convert with a matching Vetter fairing was my first Guzzi. I loved it and ended up buying two more.

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 02:49:32 PM »
Congrats on the Vert, I'm sure you'll love it

I also just bought another Convert in pretty similar condition and plan to restore.
Lots of work ahead. Keep me in mind if you need spare parts i have a nice little cashe as Ive been through a few of them.
Both bikes are 76 and happily with Borrani rims.

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 03:11:54 PM »
Looks relatively unmolested, nice and straight.
Have you started it ?

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 03:48:45 PM »
Congrats on the Vert, I'm sure you'll love it

Mr Slate is my daily rider. In the Process of replacing the dyna lll EI module.

OH NOooooo!  Don't do it.....good luck on the unit you put in.  QC has been up & down with modules.  Carry the pts/breaker plate with you on long rides. :tongue:
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2020, 03:49:14 PM »
Congrats!   I picked one up this spring and after the refresh am really enjoying it. Very special bike.
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 08:27:02 AM »
Congrats!   I picked one up this spring and after the refresh am really enjoying it. Very special bike.
Looking forward to working on it this winter.
Hi Tim,
   Glad to see you made it :thumb:  It looks even better in these pictures.  There's also a Gearless Guzzi Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2078022775762728/ for sharing your ups and downs.

Good luck

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2020, 08:35:37 AM »
Thanks again to everyone for the kind reply's and information on the Convert.  I'm a sucker for any old Moto Guzzi and the convert is one that's been on my to have list. I'm very much looking forward to working on it. I found a V1000 G5 in Kentucky and that one is in line after the Nuovo then the Convert. The G5 is in pretty nice shape and runs already but needs carb cleaning and... well we will see. I'm sure it wants more. :)

Tim   




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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2020, 08:56:41 AM »
Weeds. Weeds, i tell you!

Damn Verts keep popping up everywhere

Itís those stainless fenders that suggests it can ride again
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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2020, 04:50:01 PM »
Congratulations!  My Convert has been waiting patiently for me to get to it for 15 years.   :embarrassed:  But I have been collecting parts for it over the years.  I will get to it this winter!   :whip2:



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That looks in great shape really for the age.

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Re: 1977 Moto Guzzi Convert Find
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2020, 04:57:43 PM »
What mine looked like when I got it:



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