Starter - copies of the Valeo starter
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Many people have successfully replaced the original Magneti Marelli and Bosch starters with the modern Valeo starter and/or generic copies of the Valeo. However, Andrea Mariotti recently reported () that the non-original copy of the Valeo starter would not work with his Eldorado with a 5 speed transmission. The problem is that the nose of the starter created a physical interference with the ring gear - jamming the engine and preventing rotation.
Therefore, be sure to check for adequate clearance during installation.