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Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:45:04 AM »
This Tonti frame SP looks in to be in pretty nice shape. Maybe a perfect winter project for someone here.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/d/ashburn-80-moto-guzzi-1000sp/6796193569.html

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 12:41:51 PM »
I just sent the seller an email. Since I don't need another bike the price would have to be really right. As non-running at or near 2K is steep IMHO.

We'll see.





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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 12:58:09 PM »
I just sent the seller an email. Since I don't need another bike the price would have to be really right. As non-running at or near 2K is steep IMHO.

We'll see.

That's about as nice a non running bike as I've seen on the block however. Of course, not knowing what the issue is poses problems.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 02:25:17 PM »
I like that bike! If it were closer to me where I could see it in person, I think I would buy it.I Have always wanted a round head tonti, with that type of fairing. :thumb:
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 04:09:42 PM »
There's another in the Guzzi classifieds. No connection to the seller...or the cellar  :shocked:
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 04:27:30 PM »
If it was 1500 miles of California I'd be all over it.

A 5,000 mile trip with snow for one bike is just a little to far for me.

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 04:33:46 PM »
Good thing it's not in Wisconsin :thewife: If it has compression that's a steal.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 05:49:26 PM »
Talked with the seller and have a meeting lined up.






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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 06:02:16 PM »
 :thumb:  Should be easy to get on the road.  Even if you don't.  Parting it out would recover the cost of the purchase.   :shocked:  Hope you get it on the road.  Gotta ask him if he has the lowers.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 06:11:31 PM »
Yep, I'd give 2 large for it in a heartbeat. Had one just like it that I gave 18 hunnerd for back in the day. Great bike. This one's much nicer, has all the stuff. Probably have it running in a couple of hours. Or less..
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 06:14:19 PM »
With the stock fairing, it'll lengthen your riding season.  You'll get better gas mileage.......wait should I sell mine????  :embarrassed:  It's in PHX and runs......
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 07:43:30 PM »
That's great, hope it works out.

Talked with the seller and have a meeting lined up.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 02:17:20 PM »
I just sent the seller an email. Since I don't need another bike the price would have to be really right. As non-running at or near 2K is steep IMHO.

We'll see.

You must be the reason he hasn't responded to my e-mail, I e-mailed him about 5pm EST yesterday with no response.

Since you don't need another bike and it IS non-running with potentially a HOST of internal problems at that mileage, be assured that it would go to a nice home on this board if you feel like walking away.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2019, 02:24:56 PM »
I just sent the seller an email. Since I don't need another bike the price would have to be really right. As non-running at or near 2K is steep IMHO.

We'll see.

"....need...."

That's a strange word to use in the context of buying motorcycles!   I can't wrap my mind around it somehow.   I looked in the Urban Dictionary but couldn't find it.

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 04:09:37 PM »
"....need...."

That's a strange word to use in the context of buying motorcycles!   I can't wrap my mind around it somehow.   I looked in the Urban Dictionary but couldn't find it.

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 04:33:04 PM »
It's gone now.

That photo doesn't look right for the time of year.

I wonder if Perazzimx got it, or if it might have been a scam.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 06:56:33 PM »
Well the wife an drove down to see the SP late this afternoon and damned if it didn't followed me home. Its in really nice shape. 

It came with a set of new Pirelli Sport Demon tires, lower fairings, a bunch of misc. Brembo brake parts (NIB), Dyna ignition, sump spacer, Bub exhaust, some sort of progressive rear socks and a copy of Guzziology.

Clean clear title in the sellers name. lights all work and the best part is I got it home and after about 30 seconds of intermittently holding the starter button down it ran on the right cylinder. So for now its a semi runner not non-running.


Price??????




















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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2019, 07:05:18 PM »
"....need...."

That's a strange word to use in the context of buying motorcycles!   I can't wrap my mind around it somehow.   I looked in the Urban Dictionary but couldn't find it.

Lannis

There were times when I "needed" a project bike to keep my saving account from getting out of control.

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2019, 07:07:54 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:  Possible corrosion on the hot lead under the tank going to the coils.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2019, 07:12:25 PM »
He shoots.. and he SCORES..  :grin: Sounds like an easy fix on a great sport tourer..
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2019, 07:14:51 PM »
 :thumb:
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2019, 07:16:21 PM »
Congrats, hope it ends up running, as good as it looks..

Well the wife an drove down to see the SP late this afternoon and damned if it didn't followed me home. Its in really nice shape. 

It came with a set of new Pirelli Sport Demon tires, lower fairings, a bunch of misc. Brembo brake parts (NIB), Dyna ignition, sump spacer, Bub exhaust, some sort of progressive rear socks and a copy of Guzziology.

Clean clear title in the sellers name. lights all work and the best part is I got it home and after about 30 seconds of intermittently holding the starter button down it ran on the right cylinder. So for now its a semi runner not non-running.


Price??????




















Sorry I don't kiss and tell.



sdcr,

Thank you for posting :thumb:
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2019, 11:49:05 PM »
 :thumb:
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2019, 04:27:25 AM »
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:  Possible corrosion on the hot lead under the tank going to the coils.

Quickly checking last night no spark to the left cylinder. I'll have some time this weekend to dig into things and hopefully have it up and running in short order. I'll also change all the fluids (even thought he oil looked new) just so I know when they were donw and with what product.


Rear brake pedal seems mushy so I'll also dig into that

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2019, 06:45:23 AM »
When did Guzzi drop the chrome bores?  Would this bike have nikasil?

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2019, 07:05:44 AM »
It is a Nikasil engine. At least my '83 SP was.
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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2019, 07:23:37 AM »
When did Guzzi drop the chrome bores?  Would this bike have nikasil?

Around 1978 ish

Loop frame bikes and Tonti 850T and T3's had chrome bores

850 Lemans had iron bores

1000cc roundhead motors never had chrome bores. Most were iron liners.

Small block Tonti;'s had Nigasil plated cylinders from the beginning of their manufacture. 

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2019, 07:49:33 AM »

Wicked nice score Perazzimx14, good for you.

My very first Guzzi was an '80 SP, same livery, rode that bugger for 60+ K miles, sold it to a riding buddy and that was His first Guzzi.  Pretty cool.

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2019, 08:05:14 AM »
Wow.

See? I go away for a few days and I miss the one great deal I Effing "NEED".....

That's an assembled match to the one I have disassembled on the floor of my garage, AND it would be cheaper to buy that then to assemble the one in boxes

Don't know the price, but sounds like a coil and spark lines, tune up I betcha it'll go 200k....

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Re: Nice looking, vintage SP for sale DC craigslist
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2019, 08:26:57 AM »
It is a Nikasil engine. At least my '83 SP was.
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I worked on an '81 German market SP back in 2010 and it had Nigusil, the earliest big-block I'd seen so fitted from the factory.
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