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1975 Moto Guzzi 850t Cafe Racer - Excellent! on 2040-motos

US $1,800.00
YearYear:1975 MileageMileage:36200 ColorColor: Red

Elkton, Maryland, US

Elkton, Maryland, US
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Moto Guzzi 850T photos

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Moto Guzzi 850T tech info

TypeType:Touring Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):850 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller VINVIN:92920

Moto Guzzi 850T description

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T in excellent condition.  Ready to ride, today!  New Pirelli Sport Demon tires in original sizes installed a couple of hundred miles ago (about 8 weeks).  Battery fresh (kept on a tender when not in use).  Fires right up, runs great, ready to go.

Several mods to make this into a minor cafe style bike:
- Bobbed front and rear fenders
- Drop "Z" handlebars
- Smaller replacement turn signals
- Small round tail light
- Cut down seat grab handle
- Crash bars removed (has head guards installed)
- Shorty replacement mufflers installed
- Oil temp gauge / dipstick

In addition to the existing modifications, I have a complete spare steel T series seat pan and a BMW R90S seat cowl.  My plan was to cut down the seat cowl and weld it to the pan, creating a solo cafe seat.  Since the seat removes with two bolts, I planned to have both seats available, for swapping back and forth between solo and two-up riding.  Never got around to this, but these parts are included in the sale.

Also included are the original mufflers, the original turn signals, the center stand (removed), the crash bars and aftermarket steering damper (not really needed), and any other miscellaneous parts for the bike.  None of these spares are pictured, but they are included.

I have the original owners manual, a Haynes shop manual, and a binder with a photocopy of the parts manual for the bike.  And a full spare set of keys for the ignition and side boxes (how often do you find a 30 year old motorcycle with all of it's keys?).

As far as I know, I am the third owner.  I bought this 2 years ago, and have gradually done the mods to it over that time.  Only ridden it about 6-7 times last summer, and exactly twice so far this summer, once for a test ride of the new tires, and one longer ride to my friend's Italian car shop open house this spring.  I'm just not using it enough.  I also recently injured my left hand in a mountain bike accident, and it's just not healing very well, making motorcycling a little difficult.

There is a slight oil drip under engine after a long ride.  1-2 teaspoons of oil.  Not serious enough to dig into it, I just watch the oil level and it is fine.  According to the previous owner, it did this for years.

Available for local pickup in Elkton MD - right off of I-95 between Baltimore and Philly.  If you have a plate, you could just ride it home.  I can deliver within a reasonable distance.  Baltimore, Philly, Lancaster/York counties of PA, Delaware, MD Eastern Shore are all within reasonable reach, and I will deliver in any of these areas for $50 flat fee to cover gas, etc.  I have a small trailer.  But no long trips - 45 - 60 minutes each way.  Or you could always meet me part way.  I have time available almost every day next week - after that, it would need to be picked up here.

I am also happy to help you with shipping.  I will not select a shipper or arrange shipping - that is up to you.  But I will cooperate and help in any way needed on my end.

If you have been looking for an older Guzzi, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!  There's not a lot of these around on the East Coast, and this is a real nice example.  Bike is garaged and kept on battery tender when not in use.

Any questions, just let me know!  Serious inquiries, send me your phone number and I'll call you right back.  Thanks for looking!

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