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Author Topic: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project  (Read 5700 times)

Offline v-pilot

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #30 on: Jan 11, 2016, 19:12:00 »
Not sure what you mean about using the front m/c.


Using a front m/c in place of the rear when de-linking the brakes on the V50 will yield an acceptable lever ratio
Loud bikes rule!          My '78 V50 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39895.0

Current stable:
'02 aprilia RSVR Mille, '02 aprilia SL1000 Falco
'99 bimota DB4 Tricolor, '97 Suzuki LS 650
'96 Ducati 900ss/sp, '96 Triumph Trident 900
'87 Moto Guzzi Le Mans SE(2X)
'78 Moto Guzzi V50, '68 Benelli 250
'65 Ducati 250

Offline cheese monkey

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #31 on: Jan 27, 2016, 10:01:18 »
Ok gotcha. How the hell would you attach the thing!  :o

Been scratching my head today trying to figure out rear sets. Gave up, made up and started welding in electrics tray which went pretty well. I'm getting better at welding. Slowly. Also started to make up a rear tray section using old mudgaurd. Lots of chopping and testing and tacking, fiddly.

Must post some pics soon

Offline papercutout

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #32 on: Jan 27, 2016, 17:28:02 »
Jubilee clips ;)

I don't actually know, my V50 has it's front cylinder built into the brake lever, and I'm going to run my brakes linked, so I'm not even sure what a stock front brake cylinder looks like. I've heard the same thing about fitting the front to the rear when de-linking though. (In reality - probably weld a bracket on somewhere discreet to mount it - now you can weld, you can do anything!)


I'll be keeping an eye on this, always good to see what other people are doing to the same bike. Regarding your breather setup - I can see the red pipe from the sump is the one that leads to the breather filter, where do the 2 from the rocker covers go to? venting to air or joining somewhere?

Oh, and f*ck knows how to do a linkage for rear sets for the gear linkage - it's going to be complicated! If you work something out, I'll be very interested! I Have rear sets here, but the gear linkage just looks a pain.
« Last Edit: Jan 27, 2016, 17:33:46 by papercutout »

Offline v-pilot

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #33 on: Jan 29, 2016, 22:59:51 »
Ok gotcha. How the hell would you attach the thing!  :o

Been scratching my head today trying to figure out rear sets. Gave up, made up and started welding in electrics tray which went pretty well. I'm getting better at welding. Slowly. Also started to make up a rear tray section using old mudgaurd. Lots of chopping and testing and tacking, fiddly.

Must post some pics soon

The master cylinder mounting holes are the same for the front and rear.  I mounted mine in the stock position and ran a flexible fluid line down from the reservoir instead of the steel one.  You could also put a reservoir directly on top, simply pullout the plastic elbow.
Loud bikes rule!          My '78 V50 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39895.0

Current stable:
'02 aprilia RSVR Mille, '02 aprilia SL1000 Falco
'99 bimota DB4 Tricolor, '97 Suzuki LS 650
'96 Ducati 900ss/sp, '96 Triumph Trident 900
'87 Moto Guzzi Le Mans SE(2X)
'78 Moto Guzzi V50, '68 Benelli 250
'65 Ducati 250

Offline Weasel

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #34 on: Jan 31, 2016, 00:31:51 »
Cool project CM...



Wow, that's a nice looking racer there!

Offline NoRiders

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #35 on: Jan 31, 2016, 10:04:33 »
10/10 for the Guz



2/10 for the lawn haha!

Offline lc4dakar

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #36 on: Mar 16, 2016, 14:02:44 »
I used these rearsets for my V50.  Pricey, but they bolted right up and work fine.

http://www.flyhammer.it/shop/en/rearsets/402-moto-guzzi-v35-v50-v65-adjustable-rear-sets-racing.html

Offline cheese monkey

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #37 on: Aug 24, 2018, 17:52:34 »
Well its been 2 years and I've made a little more progress today. Little one and total lack of funds had stopped play. Still have the baby, still have no funds, but the desire to get this thing up and running this year is back.

Worked out how to do the linkage for gears and brakes, with a few rod ends and bar and bending

Worked out what to do with the tank. Cant afford a new one so will paint the new one black lower down to get that nice straight line, and another colour above

Know where to mount rear MC, just tucked under frame rail where it was originally

Worked out where to put a new little battery. Will get a slim one laid flat under gearbox

Figured out the stupid sidestand with its stupid springs. Have thrown it in the bin. I hate sidestands and I especially hate this one. Center stands are totally underrated

Will change rear shocks if funds allow. 310mm eye to eye

Worked out what to do with electrics. Will keep stock timing, amps and coils. If any of it dont work I'll change it. New reg/rec for charging. Hybrid old/new loom. GPS speedo.

Does anyone know the rules on lights in UK? I want to totally ditch indicators, keep headlight hi/low and tail/brake light. No plate light if poss.

Spent the afternoon tidying the garage and grinding off even more unnecessary metal tabs from the frame.

Offline motoguzzini

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #38 on: Aug 27, 2018, 17:28:23 »
Hey cheese,

Nice bike, look forward to seeing it progress.

To get her past the MOT I believe you need indicators front and back along with a numberplate light (and a red reflector).

Offline cheese monkey

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Re: 82 Guzzi V50 cafe project
« Reply #39 on: Aug 28, 2018, 16:00:23 »
Thanks! I looked up the rules myself actually after posing the question, and if it is built before 86 it doesn't need them  :) . However I will stick some on if the tester wants to be difficult or whatever.

Made lots of progress today. Welded on a small tab for the tank strap so I could finally get it permanently mounted. Forgot how to weld so made a meal out of it but got it done.

Stripped down a van minibus seat that I couldn't give away for the foam and fabric for the seat. Built the seat pan and got it bolted down. Shaped the foam from the recycled seat with a kitchen knife heated up with my gas torch. The rear suspension travel means wheel will go up into the seat but be hidden as I built the pan around it.

With the seat well on the way it really feels like I've made massive progress!  ;D .