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Author Topic: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe  (Read 46113 times)

Offline Rusnak_322

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #240 on: May 09, 2017, 17:35:25 »
I need custom shorter lines for cosmetic reasons. I went to the place I have used in the past, Spigler. I need 2 lines 13" (300 mm) long each. I want each to have a 45 degree banjo on one end and the other will have a 10 degree banjo. Just silver with clear cover, nothing fancy. They want $114 plus $10 shipping which was way more than expected. I was hoping to get it for under $75.

Looking at what I have now, they have a place to put a wrench that I have not seen before on aftermarket brake lines.

Could these have been from a "make at home" kit? Can I shorten them? Or is that ¿no bueno?

There are these for sale -


http://www.motoparthub.com/392135_MAGNUM_Universal_Build_Your_Own_byo_Dot_Brake_Lines_Banjo_Brake_Byo_35_10mm?src=Google&gclid=CjsKDwjw0cXIBRCxjqnE3K3sHhIkAL1LezTj9t_aPwHgsLjTU0cE0Fi0cZeuk960d59Tn0jbpZbqGgLOX_D_BwE




And these -

https://revivalcycles.com/collections/collections-braking/products/banjo-fittings


Here is what I have-


















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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #241 on: May 10, 2017, 00:45:30 »
they are indeed a 'home made' kit, though they may have been prof built, I had a set made for the Vmax by a friend who restores bikes for a living and they were great until total failure set in. with no warning one of the hoses parted company with the banjo with predictable results. luckily I was out on the freeway and just applying a touch of front brakes as I took an off ramp but it could have been a lot worse.......
they can be shortened, all you need to do is pull them apart and use a grinder / chop saw to cut them to length then re-assemble.
I wouldn't unless the cost of new lines is beyond your means, that many joins and sealing surfaces is too many for my liking. I know that any people have and do use them for brakes as well as oil lines (which is where the idea came from in the first place) but never again for me
the only way you'll know they don't work any more is when they don't work when you need them

also should you be tempted by the name Galfer who are a well known brake line etc maker, avoid them like the plague. I had two of their brake lines literally fall apart. again not under any time of emergency but never a good thing. one of them snapped the banjo off while removing the back wheel and the tyre caught the caliper, so no more pressure than hands holding the wheel. the other one snapped the banjo off whilst hanging the front calipers on the end of the lines while changing the front wheel (and yes I know you're not supposed to do it but we all have and this is the first time I've ever heard of it happening)
I have in the past had a braided line on my old Honda 750 which was a couple of inches short and actually acted as a suspension travel limiter (again,. yes I know it wasn't a good idea) and it never showed any signs of trouble
short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #242 on: May 10, 2017, 23:32:28 »
I went ahead and bought them. I asked if there was any options to make them cheaper and Spigler dropped $15 off. No sense cheaping out on something so important.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #243 on: May 22, 2017, 15:28:08 »
Got my new front brake lines installed. Much better.






I also made up a mount for the LED headlight. It works, but I need to remake it to look better.




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #244 on: May 22, 2017, 15:37:22 »
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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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #245 on: May 22, 2017, 16:07:17 »
Looking at the pics, there is no way I am ever getting that clutch perch off without removing the horn button. it is a one piece and not much bigger than the bar dia. On the other side of it would be too far to reach.

Now all I have to do to call this one done is wire up the horn, headlight (will be easy, but using a connector vs direct wiring the last one), wiring up the neutral light on the tank (have one in the gauge - so I will tap into that and keep them both) and then maybe buying the GPS adder to the gauge to get rid of the ugly wire to the front wheel speed sensor.

I cant think of anything else that I need.


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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #246 on: May 24, 2017, 00:14:49 »
Not bad for an old tractor. ;)

Looking good, man.
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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #247 on: May 25, 2017, 17:42:00 »
Thanks man, I am proud of how it came out.   8)

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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #248 on: May 30, 2017, 21:57:27 »
Need help finding a switch. Looking for a micro button to use to switch between low and high beams on my headlight.

Would like something small with a led to let me know the high beams are on.

Would this work? I think that what I need is a single pole, double throw (SPDT). Would I need a relay or something to reduce voltage going before  the switch? Any idea how to wire?

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/dimmers-and-switches/led-indicator-push-button-switch/1201/3600/?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=base&utm_content=CPBT-SPx&utm_campaign=GoogleBaseChild&gclid=CjwKEAjwsLTJBRCvibaW9bGLtUESJAC4wKw1BGAyhEzgtU08Br8vevZYQ4J_EpOfPIMkHS5T3l8_ABoCAFXw_wcB#tab/Accessories/subtab/wiring

http://www.12volt.com.au/redirect.html?a=/General%20Htmls/webcat2003/switches.html




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Re: Ugly Goose - Moto Guzzi 850T cafe
« Reply #249 on: May 30, 2017, 22:10:42 »
Yup. Single pole, double throw should have a setting like so:

low/off/high

It's a three way switch.

So long as it's rated for 6A or better, no relay will be needed.
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