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My former Eldo with a Ambo rear end (lower gearing)...
Ambassador rear end actually has higher gearing - 4.375 vs. 4.625 for the Eldo.
I dropped my 72 Eldorado off at a shop in the fall with the typical 'no rush , get to it when you can', got the call today it's all done. I asked for the bike to be tuned on the dyno and get it running as good as possible. Some notes, all stock set up, fully rebuilt drive line with stock Giladorni kits, rebuilt heads, stock cam etc... The bike ran good all last year but was hard to start when hot.Interesting call a couple weeks back telling me the left throttle cable (from splitter to carb ) was a wee bit too short. The cables where new but I dropped off a second set of new ones, same lengths. The splitter was pulled apart, everything checked and re-checked but still the left cable was too short. The shop got new cables made up to a custom length and this apparently solved a lot of the issues, the slide dropped down as it should and fine tuning was possible. The bike apparently runs and starts beautifully hot or cold. Dyno results are 38 HP and 40 foot lbs of torque, a far cry from the published hp figures for a 850 Eldo. I have about 2500 miles on the rebuilt drive line so there may be a little bit of breaking in left but 38hp is likely the limit.Can't wait for spring.As a comparison my 73 V7 Sport with only 200 miles on it, compression has not yet come up, was originally 37 hp and rose up to 46 after tuning. I hope to see this get to at least 50 hp by the summer after the rings have bedded in.
Could be the carbs, VHB29 vs VHB30, the cam, higher compression, maybe the dual point ignition produces a better spark?? My Sport has a single plate clutch that is a lot lighter than stock, maybe the weight reduction contributes, can't say with ant certainty why one makes much more power than the other.
What's the difference between an Eldo and V7 Sport engine? V7Sport has smaller bore and stroke, crank mounted alt...this gets another 12hp? I think they'd be closer in ultimate output after break-in and tuning based on basic engine designs being so similar. What do you think?
You guys are sure making it tough to not go out and find myself a Loop...
My 73 Eldo is just breaking in nicely . It's a total rebuild by Geodoc who is on this site . When on the dyno the bike came up to 48 hp at the rear wheel . The bike is a stock 850 cc except for 36m carbs and a B10 cam . The torque and speed increase after 1000 miles and break in is impressive although top end seems a bit sluggish as have to push it to get over 85 mph . Probably going to take it back for another dyno and play around with the jetting , change some needles and see what happens . Many followers here have no problem getting their Eldos to top a ton . Summer will be here soon and we'll be ready !
If it's not fast enough for you, Steve, you could get a Stelvio... :BEER:Shaun
Are Eldos an acquired taste? Why I ask this is that I have had a T-3 since 1989 and I have a 2011 Norge and love them both. Some years back I was able to ride a well sorted and nice overall Eldo for about 70 miles. To be honest I was quite happy to be to the destination and off the Eldo. It just seemed weird to me, kind of hard to explain. The egros, the ride and handling were just not my thing I guess. The motor was nice and smooth however. YMMV.GliderJohn
... Soft comfortable ride, no need to be in a hurry.
To me, loops are a lot like Harleys. Soft comfortable ride, no need to be in a hurry.
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