v50 rebuild project

Hi - have recently started rebuild of a 1979 v50 mkII that has been sat idle in my brother’s garage for 10+ years - had to register it with DVLA as came from South Africa before. Only just over 40k kms = 25k miles on clock.I am looking to customise the bike + propose to shamelessly beg, borrow & steal any styling ideas as well as mix ‘n’ match the best of cafe +/or bobber themes - but nothing too slavishly - any ideas welcomeso far, i have had tank, side panels + mudguards resprayed metallic silverI have removed the plastic thing which contains the tools + serves as part of the rear mudguard, sitting between the battery + the rest of the rear metal mudguard - this is so I can move the rear metal mudguard much further forward & round the rear tyre so that it finishes much higher upnext problem is the seat - I want to get a single seat rather than the originalanybody know if one of the single seats from the other guzzi models will fit? e.g; maybe one of the police seats?

Fair few V50 parts available here if any use to you.There is a guy just bought an ex polizia V50 with a good pic in General BanterDon-Spada2012-09-28 23:42:51

All manuals are here as are other info on just about all Guzzi stuff inc wiring diags


That’s a V50 III, many parts won’t fit the II.

Hi mike
I’ve got the mark2 police spec, single seat model.
You can buy them from http://www.harpermoto.com
Not sure if any other seat fits.