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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 29914 times)

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #70 on: Jul 07, 2016, 21:49:30 »
Dang!

£24 works out to $31 USD. Compared to $60 here at what I assume is a US distributor

http://www.dellortoshop.com/contents/en-us/d65_Dellorto_VHB_VHBT_and_VHBZ_Parts.html


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #71 on: Jul 08, 2016, 10:53:06 »
Dang!

£24 works out to $31 USD. Compared to $60 here at what I assume is a US distributor

http://www.dellortoshop.com/contents/en-us/d65_Dellorto_VHB_VHBT_and_VHBZ_Parts.html




am I reading this correct? - the part is only 2" long?  55mm = 2.1"

Product Description
Will fit VHB 27-30mm carburettors with internal 34mm x 1.25 thread & SS1 25 – 30mm.
•55mm long
•48mm wide at mouth

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #72 on: Jul 08, 2016, 10:57:21 »
This is the stack I had on my CB360
One fell off and was run over before I could get it. I had to buy another pair. Luckily they were spun polished aluminum, not machined from billet so they were $30 a pair.

Way to large a diameter for the small guzzi carbs, I could almost fit my pod filters in it.

 



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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #73 on: Jul 10, 2016, 18:53:01 »
Great weather this weekend. I spent it painting the frame.
My old touch up gun wouldn't work, not sure what is going on. Maybe the seals are dry rotten from not being used in 10 years?



I went to Eastwood and bought a new gun, worked great for both the base and the clear.









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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #74 on: Jul 11, 2016, 16:24:31 »
I have a question. I don’t want to keep the fork legs black. I was thinking of polishing them or painting them aluminum.
 
Any idea what to do about the extra lugs on the front of the fork? I assume that they were for a larger stock fender, but I will not be using them (keeping a smaller fender for now).
 
I was thinking of cutting them off, then grinding and sanding flush before polishing, but that was before I did the frame. I cut a few tabs off the frame and there were 4 or 5 that the previous owner cut, but didn’t grind. I used a grinding disk and flapper wheel on my angle grinder and it looked pretty good. Until I primed.
 
I had to use some filler to get the frame tube to look round again (not much, but some).
 
I don think that I have the skills to do this and them polish the fork legs. I could probably get away with it and paint.
 
Anyone ever do this? Was it as hard as I think that it will be? I am guessing that any mistake will be more visible in the polished aluminum then it was with the light gray primer frame. 
 








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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #75 on: Jul 12, 2016, 13:55:15 »




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #76 on: Jul 13, 2016, 04:15:32 »
That bike comes together really well! Congrats with the job so far.

Regarding saving the tabs off: They are probably for the fender support for the original (heavy) fenders and you could remove them with no issues. They are not on my 1000SP for instance, but there the brakes are on the underside of the legs too.

I would think the best result would be if you can have someone with a lathe to remove them, this is how people shave lower legs on choppers without front brakes. But I'm not sure if it's possible with the other brake tabs that needs to stay? Alternatively, I would suggest to cut them a little above the surface with an angle grinder or similar and file the remaining tab down by hand or with a dremel - carefully, so you don't make a flat spot.

I would think proper care and polish would do the job - and if it doesn't you can paint them same way you just painted the motor

Good luck - very interesting project to follow

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #77 on: Jul 14, 2016, 10:42:32 »
Playing with ideas for the tank logo. Would be slightly lower after I fill in the circle indents.
This is just etch primer and rattle can silver paint.






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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #78 on: Jul 14, 2016, 15:32:15 »
Hard to believe that started here, eh?

just saw them on Bike Exif - no girl for Perter.

http://www.bikeexif.com/enginethusiast-honda-cb550

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #79 on: Jul 14, 2016, 16:26:49 »
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