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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 43671 times)

Offline lc4dakar

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #90 on: Jul 22, 2016, 00:39:13 »
Here is a good looking exhaust:


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #91 on: Jul 23, 2016, 17:32:05 »
Spent a lot of time cleaning up the rear wheel.
I degreased it and then used brass brushes and a brass wire wheel on the dremel.
Then decided to paint the hub. I didn't want to pull the wheel apart just to paint the hub as you really don't see much of it.
So I spent hours taping off spokes in 95+ degree heat.
In the end, it was worth it as it came out great. I used the same high temp engine paint that I used on the motor.












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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #92 on: Jul 23, 2016, 17:33:32 »









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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #93 on: Jul 25, 2016, 12:17:42 »
I spent the rest of the very hot weekend in the garage working on some front end parts.
I wanted to polish the forks and upper triple clamp, but that is going to take a lot longer then I want, so it will have to be a winter project. I want to get this on the road in August and start on my wife’s XS400 Brat build.

Since the forks and triple clamps were painted, it wasn’t going to be a big deal to paint them again. I cut off some unused tabs on the fork lowers and did a pretty good job of blending them in. I thought that I took more and better pictures, but I guess not. I will take some better pics of the finished forks.


BTW: I smoothed the forks a lot better then what is shown below. I did have one mark where I didn't stop correctly with the flapping wheel. instead of going lighter to blend, I just stopped and made a gouge mark that will probably not polish out. It isn't too visible with the paint.
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #94 on: Jul 25, 2016, 12:20:02 »














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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #95 on: Jul 25, 2016, 12:31:56 »
I then removed the casting marks for the upper triple clamp and cut off the unused  tabs for the gauge mounts and painted the bottom black and the top a cast aluminum silver.













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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #96 on: Jul 25, 2016, 12:42:36 »
Looking good man. Starting to come together


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #97 on: Jul 26, 2016, 14:33:53 »
Got some help yesterday getting the brakes cleaned up.
















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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #98 on: Jul 26, 2016, 14:38:10 »
Those iron rotors weigh a ton.
Was a little confuse on how to take them off. There were magnets for the speedo drive in the bolts, but it took me a while to figure that out and to figure out how to remove them. Hint - magnets are attracted to metal!





Here are the forks again....








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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #99 on: Aug 01, 2016, 00:03:07 »
Worked on the front end parts this weekend.

Cleaned and painted the brakes and front wheel.


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