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Author Topic: Moto Guzzi  (Read 1646 times)

Offline surffly

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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #20 on: Sep 25, 2017, 10:19:31 »
Had some time to wrench.
Felt good to be back in the garage and get a few things done.

And by done I mean 95% done....but not 100% because every single job has some "issue"

FIRST:
Used a press and swapped the parts from the broken main shaft, to the new replacement one.


Easy peacy.

SECOND:
Finally put the oil in the forks, so now the forks are 100% done.
Was able to install the dash and wire that all back up.


THIRD:
A little heat and that bearing race popped right out.
Thanks for that tip!
New seal, shim and everything went together without a hiccup.



That was up until I went to install the gears.....
The gaskets I have a wrong.  Unsure if they are cut wrong?  Or if there are two different options?
Any help here would be wonderful.
I have everything cleaned and ready to go back together....but cant because of these gaskets.

Less then trilled.

FOURTH:
Slowly putting the gearbox back together.
I need to sit quietly.  That will give me the best chance of doing it correct the first tim.

Does this "bend" in this direction, or the other way?
Does it matter?

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #21 on: Sep 25, 2017, 16:11:41 »
That's a great-looking dash, it's very Guzzi :)
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650


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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #23 on: Nov 07, 2017, 17:17:42 »
Still has not resulted in a CL add!
I know some of you are thinking that is how this story ends......

Well at the end of September I got married!


Kinda of crazy!

That great progress that I made on the gear box?
Yeah that all had to come back apart because I did something wrong the first time.
Oh well, live and learn.

At least the mistake was caught before the trans was back in the bike.


Can see in the background that the later flange sized gaskets came in, so the rear is all read to install into the bike.


Stuff going back together!


Almost looks like a motorcycle again.


But then I had to stop.
Seems that the guy that "restored" the bike before I got it neglected to use all the needed parts to install the swing arm.
Oh well....off to ebay.....


Urg

Much better

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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2017, 00:50:33 »
Congrats on getting married.

I'm looking forward to following the crest of your build!


Edit:  Ha ha, I meant rest but crest fits too.
« Last Edit: Nov 08, 2017, 00:53:02 by CrabsAndCylinders »
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650


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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #26 on: Nov 08, 2017, 10:52:56 »
Really getting into this whole Italian motorcycle thing.
Since I am almost done with this one, it is time to focus on the next?
RIGHT?

Well I picked up some "art" for the apartment.

Kinda feeling a YB something Bimota should be added to the mix for next season.

Last month I spent some time rebuilding yet another set of Mikuni Smoothbores.
Gotta keep the funds going so this guzzi can get finished.


Found a cheap set of NOS singarm bearing spacer things on eBay.
SO now the swing arm is back in the bike.


Need to research how all that jazz is adjusted.  The arm mounts differently then any other bike I have owned.
Am I over thinking this?

Kinda cool to see the side boxes and other little parts start to go back onto the bike.
Probably will have to replace the tires.
Any one have some recommendations?



Almost looks like a motorcycle!

Need to get some fluids into it so that one day soon I can attempt to fire it up.
How much, and what weight dino juice do you guys think will do the ticket in the motor-trans-rear?

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Re: Moto Guzzi
« Reply #27 on: Nov 08, 2017, 15:31:50 »
Looks great, love that tank.
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650