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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 54821 times)

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #160 on: Sep 16, 2016, 11:09:02 »
I am also worried that the 5/16" fuel lines will not flow enough to prevent starvation. But there are two petcocks so it may be a non issue


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #161 on: Sep 18, 2016, 18:14:12 »
First test ride today!


Here is a before and after comparison








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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #162 on: Sep 18, 2016, 18:19:48 »
The main changes are really just tank, seat, mufflers and rear sets. I don't have a lot of money into it, but a ton of time making sure everything is as nice as I could make it, within a tight budget.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #163 on: Sep 19, 2016, 03:26:26 »
Looks fantastic!!

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #164 on: Sep 20, 2016, 12:40:12 »
posted this in the rear set forum as well -

See below: I am having a issue, I cannot figure out. My rear brakes worked fine when I took the bike apart. I marked the drum side to make sure that I reassembled the linkages in the exact same spot on the shafts. My rear sets didn't work at all at first. I then tightened the adjuster nut all the way in on the drum side and then lengthened the rear set linkage and now it works a little. Not good enough to stop the bike at speed, but at walking pace.

I know it is an adjustment issue. I want to shorten the linkage back up as the pedal is too high.

Would moving the indexable part of the brake pedal either way change anything? I think that I need to make the brake shaft turn more vs the brake pedal and I would think that only changing the mounting point height on the either the pedal or the other part would help.

I could make the linkage attach at a lower point on the end that isn't the pedal (know what I mean?) see my sketch. I could go from the right side to the left side.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #165 on: Sep 20, 2016, 12:41:00 »







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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #166 on: Sep 20, 2016, 12:44:46 »
Pic attached...

Try to adjust everything so that you're working with right angles when it comes to the controls. The rearsets looks like they're indexable, so you should be able to move things without moving the location of the foot lever.
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #167 on: Sep 20, 2016, 13:05:12 »
they were close to right angles when I started. that little threaded rod is adjusted out about as far as it can go (I have plenty of threaded bar to make a longer one). But it works better now that it is longer then it did when it was shorter, which I don't really understand.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #168 on: Sep 20, 2016, 13:07:18 »
I just noticed that your rear drum is 2LS, too. Make sure your adjustment on the shoes is correct. I was fighting a similar problem on the front brakes on my 360 for a while and it turned out that the shoes weren't applying equal pressure to the drum.
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #169 on: Sep 20, 2016, 16:30:16 »
" adjustment on the shoes" what does that mean?

before I took it apart, I took a saw and made a notch on the two splined shafts and the linkage to make sure they were exactly the same when I re-assembled. They worked as good as drum brakes could prior to disassembly. that is why I suspect the rear sets are not correct.

What adjustment can I do to make the bottom shaft to move a greater arc then the shaft lever shaft?