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Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« on: February 06, 2023, 03:11:52 PM »
I have been trying to find one of these chrome rear fender guards for some time, anyone possibly have a source, or have I overlooked somewhere?



I would love one for mine, since i have the chrome rear rack.



Thakns for looking!
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 04:51:39 PM »
I've never seen that on any of my Loops.  One Ambassador and 5 Eldo's.  I still have 3 Eldo's and the Ambo.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 04:56:17 PM »
Not a Harley part, was made by DB (Dan Brown) specifically for Loops. Protects from small bumps, but one with bit more force will still buckle the fender. More decorative than anything. Have you checked with Harper's? Mark @ Moto Guzzi Classics?
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 04:56:17 PM »

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 06:00:00 PM »
Not a Harley part, was made by DB (Dan Brown) specifically for Loops. Protects from small bumps, but one with bit more force will still buckle the fender. More decorative than anything. Have you checked with Harper's? Mark @ Moto Guzzi Classics?

Thank you for that bit of information!  Strictly like the asthetics  :thumb:

I did some time back I'll look again, Curtis came up woith the Chrome fender rack I have now, good fella witha great first name :wink:

That's why I said maybe I overlooked it somewehre, I'm old and forgetful. :laugh:  It was awhile back, and then I saw this pic today and made me think of it.

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 06:06:16 PM »
I've never seen that on any of my Loops.  One Ambassador and 5 Eldo's.  I still have 3 Eldo's and the Ambo.

I assumed it was aftermarket from that time period.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 08:28:44 PM »
Ok.  Good luck with the hunt.  Looks good. :thumb:
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 09:37:33 PM »
I have an Eldorado that resides in my garage with one on it and I have always admired that classy touch.

More than thirty years ago the current owner's father was bumped from behind at a stop sign and the fender still shows a crease on the right-hand side. But the fender guard looks straight and unscathed! And if anyone has a spare passenger peg to replace the original that got damaged, I'm interested in purchasing one.


I've always enjoyed the subtle finishing touch that it adds to a classic motorcycle. I hope you find one for your Eldo.

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2023, 11:50:02 PM »
That would not be that difficult to manufacture and be chromed 
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2023, 07:11:58 AM »
Had one on my former Eldo.  Rare and hard to find.  If you do, it's gonna cost ya.  They used to pop up on eBay, but haven't seen one lately.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2023, 07:17:50 AM »
Had one on my former Eldo.  Rare and hard to find.  If you do, it's gonna cost ya.  They used to pop up on eBay, but haven't seen one lately.

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2023, 07:26:45 AM »
I have an Eldorado that resides in my garage with one on it and I have always admired that classy touch.

More than thirty years ago the current owner's father was bumped from behind at a stop sign and the fender still shows a crease on the right-hand side. But the fender guard looks straight and unscathed! And if anyone has a spare passenger peg to replace the original that got damaged, I'm interested in purchasing one.


I've always enjoyed the subtle finishing touch that it adds to a classic motorcycle. I hope you find one for your Eldo.

Thanks I feel the same way.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2023, 07:57:08 AM »
Saint Louis Metal Plating does a great job on plating used parts.  They specialize in automotive plating and restoration. Reasonably prices, fast turn around.

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2023, 12:58:07 PM »
Saint Louis Metal Plating does a great job on plating used parts.  They specialize in automotive plating and restoration. Reasonably prices, fast turn around.

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2023, 01:16:38 PM »
like Charlie stated, its a Dan Brown part from the 70s. I have one on my eldorado, its a pretty sturdy/heavy piece, made out of solid round steel. I didnt know they had become rare.Possibly Harpers would have one.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2023, 02:14:55 PM »
Another person to check with: Michigan (Southern) MGNOC Rep. Paul Szostak. He has a lot of older Guzzi parts and accessories. His contact information can be found here: https://www.mgnoc.com/staff_and_reps.html
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2023, 02:54:48 PM »
Yeah, I like the look of that DB fender farkle.  I got one off of ebay years ago with a potpourri of other ambo/eldo stuff but I didn't notice that the piece was missing one of its mounting tabs.  One of these days I'll fab the tab and get it welded on. Then I'll have to decide whether paint, powder coat or re-chrome.  I make my own headaches. :laugh:

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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2023, 03:14:43 PM »
like Charlie stated, its a Dan Brown part from the 70s. I have one on my eldorado, its a pretty sturdy/heavy piece, made out of solid round steel. I didnt know they had become rare.Possibly Harpers would have one.
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Re: Rear Fender Guard for 73 850 Eldorado
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2023, 10:53:55 PM »
I put one on ebay about 10 years ago. I could not believe the feeding frenzy it caused.  It finally ended up going to Italy for a pretty penny.


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