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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 43509 times)

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #250 on: May 31, 2017, 14:28:35 »
I also installed a horn as I really didn't like riding without one. I honesty don't know where it came from, some old bike I must have had.

I used the same mini button I used for the starter. I don't understand how they are supposed to be installed. They have a washer that perfectly fits the 7/8" bar, and are threaded with a nut. But there is no way to get the nut on and tighten it.

I just did what I did on the starter and squirted some silicon into the hole with the button.












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Ed,  you know I love the bike, but looking at these pics, can't help but think the lowers are on the wrong sides.  Would put calipers, lines etc. all to the rear. much cleaner.  Like the green 850-T on the previous page.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #251 on: May 31, 2017, 15:34:35 »
Ed,  you know I love the bike, but looking at these pics, can't help but think the lowers are on the wrong sides.  Would put calipers, lines etc. all to the rear. much cleaner.  Like the green 850-T on the previous page.



I purposely put them on that way. When I got the bike, they were behind the forks. But they were originally in the front from the factory, but if you look at the pic, the lines are ran different as there is a weird linked brake system with one caliper and the rear disk working together. I cannot do that as I have a drum rear, someone had grafted on a dual disk front end from a T3 to a standard 850T.


I prefer them that way as there is a neat little Guzzi bird logo cast into them that you cant see when turned.




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #252 on: Jun 06, 2017, 13:30:39 »
Le Mans 1 had the calibers in the front too while Le Mans 2 (and SP1000/CX100) and onwards had them in the back. So it must be something with the year of manufacturing.. .and the lower section look COOL with the small engravement. Wish my SP1000 had that detail too

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #253 on: Jun 16, 2017, 17:10:46 »
Has anyone ever used a GPS speedo?
the speedometer on my bike has the ability to upgrade to a GPS. It isn't cheap at $132

https://www.amazon.com/Koso-KK000001-Speed-Signal-Converter/dp/B01II29JH6/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1497643259&sr=1-1&keywords=koso+gps




The speed reader that works off of magnets on the front wheel is UGLY. the wire is very thick and needs a lot of zip ties to keep it close to the front brake line.

with the drum/shaft drive rear wheel, there is no way to mount it in the back.

How well do these work? does the black box have to be mounted anywhere special? In line of sight to the sky?? I wouldn't think so, my phone GPS doesn't need that, but who knows??

thanks for your help


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #254 on: Jun 19, 2017, 13:34:32 »
Also a good option for GPS gauges:

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #255 on: Jun 19, 2017, 21:24:03 »
Damn,man.  I hate that I didn't see this thread earlier.  You can get the same AN fittings and SS braided brake lines through most automotive suppliers.  I get them through Summit racing for half the price.  I ran dual front lines on my BMW R100/7 for about $70. The single line on my CB360 cost under $40 for the lines and fittings.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #256 on: Jul 01, 2017, 23:09:21 »
Also a good option for GPS gauges:

www.speedhut.com


Why is your GPS Antenna $41 and the one for my speedo $135? Too bad I have no clue how to convert one of yours to work with mine.



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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #257 on: Jul 05, 2017, 13:41:16 »
Not sure about the technical details and what goes into the pricing, sorry. SpeedHut is a good brand though, I wouldn't expect them to sell something that didn't work correctly.
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #258 on: Jul 05, 2017, 15:07:35 »
I may be wrong because I do not have access to any of the code on the GPS speedometers  available to the public but it may not have the capability to accurately track speed or distance across elevation changes. Algorithms are possible to correct for this but that's not to say that they use them. It also may not work when you are riding through heavily wooded areas and certainly won't work in a covered parking garage! I would ask myself how accurate does it need to be and go from there. GPS is great but it isn't infallible.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #259 on: Jul 05, 2017, 17:10:28 »
The GPS app I run on my phone shows accuracy.  How accurate their accuracy gauge is could probably be debated, but I've seen mine go off as much as 130 meters way ass out in the boonies.