Gregory Bender

Saddlebags - Joseph Buegeleisen Company of Detroit (Buco)

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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Information

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Buco saddlebag.
Buco saddlebag.

Photo courtesy of eBay auction.

Weatherstrip/gaskets

I extracted this information from AJ Huff off of the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group. In AJ's own words:

Hi guys, I don't know anything about any other bags other than the Bucos that came with my bike. In rehabbing them (not refinished and NOT restored) I replaced the top weather stripping with some that I bought (McMaster-Carr part number 12335A411). I could not get an exact match, the new stuff is a little taller, probably better made. This makes a very tight, almost too tight seal. I'm pretty sure they are water proof from rain.

Here is a side by side comparison, new above, old below.
Here is a side by side comparison, new above, old below.

Photo courtesy of AJ Huff.

Here is a end-on view, new on the left, old material on the right.
Here is a end-on view, new on the left, old material on the right.

Photo courtesy of AJ Huff.

Here is a view with the new stuff wrapped on the bag.
Here is a view with the new stuff wrapped on the bag.

Photo courtesy of AJ Huff.

Latches

I extracted this information from George Dockray off of the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group. In George's own words:

Got this tip for anybody that's looking to replace Buco Twinmaster latches. Apparently a very close fit, although w/o locking feature.

Vintage Vibe calls these Rhodes Reproduction Latches or Fender Rhodes Reproduction Latches. Available in:

Buco Twinmaster latches
Buco Twinmaster latches

Photo courtesy of Vintage Vibe.

Buco Twinmaster latches (2 latch set)
Buco Twinmaster latches (2 latch set)

Photo courtesy of Vintage Vibe.

Buco Twinmaster latches (4 latch set)
Buco Twinmaster latches (4 latch set)

Photo courtesy of Vintage Vibe.