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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 53307 times)

Offline guzzi850t

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #230 on: Apr 04, 2017, 23:08:34 »
Hey there, beautiful bike! Curious which rearsets you used, and how they mated up to the drum brake. I'm planning on doing the same thing, to my 850-T.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #231 on: Apr 07, 2017, 19:04:36 »
Anyone ever use emachine.com or other online machine shops? I was thin king about getting a headlight mount made up. I wouldn't want to spend more then say $100, but it would be a pretty simple and small part.


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Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #232 on: Apr 07, 2017, 19:14:20 »
Hey there, beautiful bike! Curious which rearsets you used, and how they mated up to the drum brake. I'm planning on doing the same thing, to my 850-T.


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The rear sets are Dime City Cycles indexable universal. My wife needed a Father's Day gift idea from the kids at the last min and I didn't really have time to think it thru. I like them a lot, but had to modify them.

Getting them to work was a pain. I wound up buying a set of used tarozzi brackets and cutting the stock shifter and brake pedals to get them to work.

I also bought a DCC linkage kit to hook them up.

There was no off the shelf solution.






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Offline guzzi850t

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #233 on: Apr 07, 2017, 22:21:27 »
I thought those looked like tarozzis. So you couldn't mount the rearsets without the passenger peg brackets? Do you feel like the rear brake is compromised with less leverage at the pedal?


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #234 on: Apr 07, 2017, 23:29:14 »
I didn't even consider passenger pegs with my bike, but i don't see why you couldn't use them.

I adjusted my brake to where the throw was where I wanted it. The rear brake can lock up the rear with no issue, but to be honest, I never use the rear brake on street bikes.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #235 on: Apr 12, 2017, 11:31:50 »
I bought some new (used) shocks.
Marzocchi that were supposably off a Guzzi race bike. From what I have read, they are easily rebuildable. The look cool, or will once cleaned up. The shocks on my bike now are crap no name and ugly.





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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #236 on: Apr 15, 2017, 20:11:30 »
Got my new shocks cleaned up and installed.




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #237 on: Apr 18, 2017, 04:57:30 »
These shocks look really cool!

I'm wondering if they are supposed to be mounted with the reservoir down? My first thought would be to mount them with the reservoir upwards so they are part of the suspended weight and not bouncing up and down with the wheel.

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #238 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:52:04 »
That is the way that they mounted them back in the day. And for me now, that is the look that I am going after.




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #239 on: Apr 18, 2017, 16:48:16 »
I see - they look good that way too!