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Author Topic: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign  (Read 56769 times)

Offline boobby

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #40 on: Feb 18, 2012, 19:27:00 »
those heads do look pretty fine.... ha,i knew that a lot of the twin bike parts were derived from tractors like the motor, starter, and giant damn battery.. i had never seen the tractor though
1975 yamaha rd125
1976 yamaha rd200
1978 moto guzzi v50
1973 aermacchi sx350
1969 aermacchi ss250
1978 derbisaki
1976 moto morini 350
2006 derbi gpr
2003 derbi gpr75
1971 honda cb350
1986 honda camino
2008 vespa 190
1979 yamaha sr500
1987 harley 1100

Offline zachattach

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #41 on: Mar 05, 2012, 00:13:39 »
Stellar build!!!  Mine will ultimately look structurally quite similar; however, the color scheme be more of a vintage Ferrari than a bike from beyond the grave.

A partir d'ici: http://unpneudanslatombe.com/2012/02/28/une-honda-cx-500-street-tracker-sortie-de-chez-rive-gauche-kustoms/

I've had my hands in the media cabinet all weekend, and I am extremely sick of the tedious task.  A little inspiration like this reminds me why I am still at it.  The results are looking good though.

Offline zachattach

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #42 on: Mar 05, 2012, 00:19:51 »
The external portions of the cylinders are unquestionably the portion of my bike in that's (was) in the worst shape.  Fun pics from yesterday vs today.  These babies along with the heads are headed out for ceramic coating this week.  At least I never have to repeat this process once I'm finished 'painting my masterpiece.'

Offline zachattach

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #43 on: Mar 25, 2012, 03:51:16 »
Alright, all engine bearings are finally in.  It required several back and forth late night emails with Agostini Mandello and more $$s than I care to mention.  Additionally, I finished refinishing the exterior of the engine.  I had Brooks Performance coatings (http://www.brookscoatsit.com/) seal the cylinders and the heads with a clear gloss ceramic coating.  The ceramic finish looks great and the turn around time was excellent.  I am hoping to have a reassembled engine within two week's time (day job permitting).

Came across this nifty "impossible object" type face and used it to toy around with some MG branding.  Font from here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/FRUSTRO-typeface/2525513

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #44 on: Apr 16, 2012, 02:03:09 »
A bachelor pad at its best

Offline zachattach

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #45 on: Apr 19, 2012, 14:57:18 »
The engine studs that are visible when the engine is fully assembled were slightly corroded; so, I pulled them and had them refinished in gold cadmium.  I also had the corresponding nuts refinished.  It adds some spectacular detail!

Offline Tim

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #46 on: Apr 19, 2012, 23:57:59 »
It's these details that make the bike!
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline manolon6

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #47 on: Apr 20, 2012, 04:59:16 »
Really nice!!!

Offline zachattach

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #48 on: Jul 10, 2012, 15:48:05 »
Broke the cylinder rings during engine assembly, and it appears that I had bought the 2 last sets in North America.  Orders coming in from Italy is becoming a regular thing.

Offline Dale

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Re: '82 Moto Guzzi v50 Rebuild/Redesign
« Reply #49 on: Aug 08, 2012, 09:01:44 »
Hey whats happening!