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Author Topic: 1979 Moto Guzzi V50 II Cafe  (Read 180577 times)

Offline Dale

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    • [B]Moto Guzzi V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary [/B]
Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #40 on: Jan 25, 2011, 04:26:21 »
  • motofiaccone, very cool website. I really like your aesthetic. Both in bikes and in women! :-)
     
     Slice, thanks again man. Appreciate your enthusiasm for the project. :-)
     
     50gary, I looked up the Race Tech fork emulators, and its definitely piqued my interest. Its the kind of thing I would definitely look seriously into in my "phase_02" of the project. Nice to know, and thanks for the pointer.

     The lithium battery definitely is something I want to look into now. Did a quick Google search and didn't really find exactly what I would be needing.
     Do you have any pointers here, who do I talk to? What would work for this bike? How much does it cost? etc. Have you used them? This really is a great suggestion, and solves a lot of issues! The battery on this bike is MASSIVE!
     
     As for using the existing plastic fender and modifying it, - well funny how you miss stuff right under your nose! Great suggestion. I do want to eliminate as much plastic from the bike as I can. Im not religious about it, so if its the best solution, then I'll use t it.
     
     "Baffled" most certainly intended :-)
     
     
     

Offline doodoo

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #41 on: Jan 25, 2011, 04:55:02 »
Wow! can't believe I missed this! Im usually all over Guzzis and BMWs! Awesome idea and build so far man!

Offline bikeboy

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #42 on: Jan 25, 2011, 05:01:45 »
Please let me know what you guys think, and whether this is a good solution, or I'm missing something here... :-)

I'm not familiar with your carbs, but if they've been designed to feed from a common airbox (like Hondas CV series), the you'll have performance issues running them on pods. You'll be chasing jetting issues trying to sort them out. Maybe the Guzzi's are different??

Love what you're doing.

cheers
ian

Offline Dale

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #43 on: Jan 25, 2011, 09:14:05 »
Hi Ian,

The thought did cross my mind, and I'm sure that I will have to change the jetting somewhat...
I really think it will be worth it though.

The bike is running a Dell'Orto PHBH 28 BD on the right and a PHBH 28 BS on the left...

I've got a set of newer Dell'Ortos from a 1980 model. But not sure exactly what they are, haven't spent much time on the carbs yet.

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Hey doodoo. Thanks for the kind words.

Offline Dale

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #44 on: Jan 26, 2011, 07:21:48 »
( 12_Motor )

Just spoke to the guy who's gas flowing and skimming the heads. Says they should be ready by Friday.

Finally!

Iíve been waiting almost 2 months. The December shutdown compounded by the fact that he was finishing up a lot of loose ends with other customers, ( and I wasn't calling him every day ) meant that my job was de-prioritized. Itís not a big deal, as I know this guys work, he does a good job, so I was willing to wait. I didnít really need it up until now, so pretty stoked about getting it by the weekend.


In the meantime, Iíve buffed up the tappet covers, and made up head guards...

I made up a DXF file for the head guards and gave it to a local CNC shop.










[Edit] > The final product

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Offline Dale

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #45 on: Jan 26, 2011, 07:23:29 »
Once you start polishing you cant stop. Various other polished bits...


Offline beachcomber

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #46 on: Jan 26, 2011, 09:46:58 »
Nice job - I love Guzzis.
 
here's a pic of my 98% completed Le Mans Cafe Racer back in 1995 'ish.
 
I just got all the parts together to complete it and a Danish guy made me a ridiculous offer that I couldn't refuse !  One of those "wish I still had" bikes.
 
re: the carbs - ditch the airbox, go with  velocity stacks or cones [ stacks look better ].
 
I relented on the Red theme and eventually went with stainless downpipes and Ducati Conti "silencers".
 
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Offline Dale

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #47 on: Jan 26, 2011, 09:53:21 »
WOW, Ive *never* seen a bike painted like that before...! Now that's unique! Cool.

Yeah I know what you mean about having to sell stuff and always wishing later on that you didn't need to, and that you still had them. Ive got two such vehicles, a bike and a car. Anyways...

Thanks for sharing this.

Yup, I'm pretty adamant on the air box going.

Offline GoBears0305

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #48 on: Jan 26, 2011, 10:25:38 »
Loving this build thread and all the detailed planning (instead of just diving in with an angle grinder and a big hammer...i'm guilty of this).  Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Offline bikeboy

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Re: MOTO GUZZI V50II Detailed Cafe Build Diary
« Reply #49 on: Jan 26, 2011, 16:24:27 »
nice work on those guards. very 'factory' looking

ian