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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks Al. The frame should be here in a week or...

Thanks Al. The frame should be here in a week or two, so I can get measuring.

Thanks for your info too, Scudman.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
I understand your concerns regarding wider tires....

I understand your concerns regarding wider tires. I keep stock sizes on all my Guzzis whenever possible for the reasons you mention.

In this case though, I am starting the project specifically to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
No stock fork for the frame I am using, but most...

No stock fork for the frame I am using, but most Guzzi street forks I have seen (including LM1000) are on the centerline.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
You should be able to drop in FAC dampers, or...

You should be able to drop in FAC dampers, or were you thinking of something more serious?

On this one, just the donor triple clamps are Cal III, as the Cal III used the same taller headstock as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks for that link! The rotors clear by...

Thanks for that link!

The rotors clear by a mile. I have to shim the calipers in a little, and I am swapping the wheel bearings and spacer to use a 25mm hollow Duc axle as suggested by an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Awesome thanks! My frame should be here later...

Awesome thanks! My frame should be here later this month. In the meantime I am measuring stuff. Trying to ensure I can put these beauties to use:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks. BTDT, but this isn't especially...

Thanks.

BTDT, but this isn't especially Guzzi-centric, other than the base frame.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Yes Maybe. The "original offset" of...

Yes



Maybe. The "original offset" of the forks that came on the frame I plan to use is that of a Le Mans 1000. The donor triple trees and stem are from a Cal III, and the offset is different...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By F_Sahms
I watched the MotoGP warm up at 1:30 on...

I watched the MotoGP warm up at 1:30 on FoxSportsGo, but just as the race was starting, coverage stopped and only NASCAR was available. I signed in via Comcast (Xfinity). I wonder if the race...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,972
Posted By F_Sahms
Did you re-use the OEM steel caliper pistons? I...

Did you re-use the OEM steel caliper pistons? I hope they were un-pitted.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By F_Sahms
Swapping modern-ish forks onto a Tonti Guzzi

OK, firstly, I know I could accomplish this easier by simply buying some Gixxer forks off Ebay. But I am not, and I'd really like to use these forks.

Un-drilled WP triple clamps:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 275,049
Posted By F_Sahms
Sweet bike. If it still has the OEM dipstick...

Sweet bike. If it still has the OEM dipstick with the rubber plug and extension tube, they tended to leak a little even with the proper oil level.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 117,476
Posted By F_Sahms
Mark Etheridge sold me some for my Eldo (front)...

Mark Etheridge sold me some for my Eldo (front) that looked just like those. I thought he had someone local line them. He may still be able to supply.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,972
Posted By F_Sahms
That's them! Good to know Charlie!

That's them!

Good to know Charlie!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,972
Posted By F_Sahms
I use a thin, smooth butter knife. Also, in each...

I use a thin, smooth butter knife. Also, in each of those holes is a little sprung metal "keeper" that can be removed once the badges are off. I remove them if I am painting/stripping a tank. They're...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,022
Posted By F_Sahms
I put Sport Demons on mine, in 100/90-18 front...

I put Sport Demons on mine, in 100/90-18 front and 110/90-18 on the rear. While these ran fine, I bought the same tires for the 1000S a couple of years later and the quality control seems to have...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 15,110
Posted By F_Sahms
I bought the whole season pass from WSBK. Great...

I bought the whole season pass from WSBK. Great way to start the season!
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 15,110
Posted By F_Sahms
Any replay though? BeIn seems to show live...

Any replay though? BeIn seems to show live programming only.

The cost of the cable upgrade to get BeIn for the season is about the same as bucking up for the WSBK season pass, but the WSBK...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,976
Posted By F_Sahms
Any Madison-area inmates headed to Daytona?

Hi from East Tennessee. I am trying to get a bare Guzzi frame hauled from Madison-ish to Knoxville, TN or somewhere close. Can pay gas $$.

Email me at fred "at" fredsgarage.net

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,006
Posted By F_Sahms
Turning them all the way IN would raise the idle...

Turning them all the way IN would raise the idle speed, because that raises the slides.

Are you sure you are turning the right ones? The idle speed screw is the one with the big spring around...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,006
Posted By F_Sahms
5,000 and 3,000 are not good. You have gotten...

5,000 and 3,000 are not good. You have gotten good advice..make sure the slide comes all the way down. The idle speed screw has the larger head. Take them both out and see if it still idles high. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16,914
Views: 10,618,151
Posted By F_Sahms
Lois on a Bantam. (see photo URL)

Lois on a Bantam. (see photo URL)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16,914
Views: 10,618,151
Posted By F_Sahms
One ride in the rain/mud would do it.

One ride in the rain/mud would do it.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,972
Posted By F_Sahms
Not mine, just a photo I found that clearly shows...

Not mine, just a photo I found that clearly shows the gusset. And actually, the SP1000 came with it, so perhaps your centerstand is from a T or T3? Look in this thread at the white SP and you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,972
Posted By F_Sahms
That looks like a bad home-brew repair. The...

That looks like a bad home-brew repair. The tangs break off (usually from mis-use) and the feet bend over.

Guzzi upgraded the stands with a welded plate gusset to prevent their bending over at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 383,358
Posted By F_Sahms
Yes a 510. It's a great place to hang out, but...

Yes a 510. It's a great place to hang out, but the HVAC is a bit primitive.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,996
Views: 1,863,505
Posted By F_Sahms
You mean the bike, right? :evil

You mean the bike, right? :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 383,358
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-wFFc6cG/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-wFFc6cG/0/XL/i-wFFc6cG-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By F_Sahms
If you have the original peeled 850 chrome cyls I...

If you have the original peeled 850 chrome cyls I could use em.:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 752,025
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-8wd7DNK/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-8wd7DNK/0/L/i-8wd7DNK-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By F_Sahms
Well, I found two "C" 850 pistons, but they are...

Well, I found two "C" 850 pistons, but they are set up for three compression rings and one oil ring?

Also one "A" piston, also with four ring grooves.

It looks like MG Cycle sells new rings...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By F_Sahms
I have a few Eldo pistons laying around. What...

I have a few Eldo pistons laying around. What code (A, B, C) is yours, and how many rings does it have?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,876
Posted By F_Sahms
Man that's ugly. My friend's two-stroke race...

Man that's ugly. My friend's two-stroke race bikes do that.

What Charlie said. I probably have a set of usable stock eldo pistons laying around.

Do you know why it ate the piston? It might...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 275,049
Posted By F_Sahms
Nice looking bike, Kevin. Welcome back.

Nice looking bike, Kevin. Welcome back.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 117,476
Posted By F_Sahms
Eh, LeMans 1000 motors in decent nick will hit...

Eh, LeMans 1000 motors in decent nick will hit 175-180. And they don't ping.

Like I said, it depends on the gauge.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 117,476
Posted By F_Sahms
Depends on your guage, but for a loop motor...

Depends on your guage, but for a loop motor 150-170 on each side. It's the difference between cylinders that really points to a problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 275,049
Posted By F_Sahms
Technically it could be a 750S3 motor. Even...

Technically it could be a 750S3 motor. Even rarer! :deal
(edited for the "3".)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 275,049
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-3PWpGGS/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-3PWpGGS/0/L/i-3PWpGGS-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 275,049
Posted By F_Sahms
Ahh, the uber-rare V7 Sport motor with the...

Ahh, the uber-rare V7 Sport motor with the bolt-on header clamps..good choice. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 29,453
Posted By F_Sahms
Technically, I don't believe the floats were...

Technically, I don't believe the floats were "bad" so much as they were "wrong." I have had bad luck in the past using the new-style, white-plastic floats in Dellortos. So I threw the old-style...
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