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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Tried TLM or Guzzi piu ?

Tried TLM or Guzzi piu ?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,435
Posted By chris a
Starting to sound as if it could be cam/tappet...

Starting to sound as if it could be cam/tappet wearitis.If you drop the sump I think you may be able to see the cam lobes from underneath...
Hopefully that wont be the problem !
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Well done Uncle ! I wonder if the master cylinder...

Well done Uncle ! I wonder if the master cylinder will be ok but it's the easiest route to get decent brakes.
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,585
Posted By chris a
Well done ! Just think that with the luck you...

Well done ! Just think that with the luck you just had you could have bought a winning lotery ticket instead !:D
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,585
Posted By chris a
Soak with penetrant and then use a slim punch on...

Soak with penetrant and then use a slim punch on the head.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,318
Posted By chris a
Yeah ! Your doing good man !

Yeah ! Your doing good man !
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,496
Posted By chris a
The 350 AJ's and Matchy's always seemed to punch...

The 350 AJ's and Matchy's always seemed to punch above their bore to me too allthough I have never owned one ...glad your over the headaches !
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By chris a
Does that mean that O&S will be able to do more...

Does that mean that O&S will be able to do more without having a bike to pattern off ?Be interested to see their design too !
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By chris a
For the exhaust (and other parts) Italien ebay,...

For the exhaust (and other parts) Italien ebay, stucci sarl or guzzi piu.
I'm pretty sure that the standard exhaust is overly restrictive and if I had the fabrication facilities I would have a go at...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,496
Posted By chris a
Lucky you ! Now you have saved enough to buy us...

Lucky you !
Now you have saved enough to buy us all a pint when we meet up someday !!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By chris a
Looks like a pretty standard bike...where did it...

Looks like a pretty standard bike...where did it come from ?
Specific bodywork bits for these are not so easy to find from the usual Guzzi parts specialists...Italien ebay will get you some stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
Sounds good and looking clean too !

Sounds good and looking clean too !
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
Funny ! We all missed that one...good to see you...

Funny ! We all missed that one...good to see you have the non-leaking black floats too...the newer white ones are reuted to give problems.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
Chill out mate...with a confuseing issue and a...

Chill out mate...with a confuseing issue and a few posts it would be easy to miss a comment....
Your input is always good and appreciated you know !
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
Have a close look at where the screw acts on the...

Have a close look at where the screw acts on the slide...look for wear on the slide.The slide obviously doesn't lift when the screw goes in.Also compare the slide screws and air mixture screws as...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
Weird...an ultrasonic clean could well do the...

Weird...an ultrasonic clean could well do the trick. Maybe check the diaphrames in the accelerator pump bit first .....and you have got the carbs balanced properly?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,177
Posted By chris a
What size idle jets are in her and are you sure...

What size idle jets are in her and are you sure that the throttle cables have enoufg slack ? PHF 32 wasn't the right carb for a Guzz but I suppose you allready know that ! I guess you have small...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,340
Posted By chris a
You got a good deal there Blaine unless that was...

You got a good deal there Blaine unless that was over ten years ago !
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,496
Posted By chris a
Good move MIOB...it's not going to be cheap but...

Good move MIOB...it's not going to be cheap but I'm sure it'll ransform the Bike...worth getting the carb resleeved too !
She's so pretty , she deserves to run like a champ !
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,340
Posted By chris a
You need to cost up a full rebuild on a bike like...

You need to cost up a full rebuild on a bike like this I think.There must be a good reason the engine and trans are out and if there are no bills to show what work has been done then I'd factor in a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,496
Posted By chris a
Exactly my thoughts! I'm wondering if the...

Exactly my thoughts! I'm wondering if the condenser in the mag isn't toast...
Would the Ariel mag not swap over ?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By chris a
It only takes 2 seconds to come out and a good...

It only takes 2 seconds to come out and a good few hours to go back in !!!!!!!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By chris a
I'm surprised it's leaking from there and would...

I'm surprised it's leaking from there and would investigate further.No seals there but one at the selecter shaft near it .Could it be the engine breather ?
I'm only familiar with the later 5 speed...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,648
Posted By chris a
I've heard of those issues too...and they would ...

I've heard of those issues too...and they would probebly put me off their newer profiles.Never had an issue with the old SM's but the last set I bought would have been 20 years ago now !
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,648
Posted By chris a
Try Avon...

Try Avon...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
In my days the nearest dealer was in Belfast and...

In my days the nearest dealer was in Belfast and was pretty hopeless from what I have heard from other riders up there !
As for the brake...I guess that the idea was that this was more Enduro than...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Nice pictures Airhead...very fond memories of...

Nice pictures Airhead...very fond memories of that part of the world and still have lots of good freinds over there!Biggest issue was no Guzzi dealer or mechanic in the whole country then ..Dave's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
I've allready got a 60mm centre 4 pot brembo from...

I've allready got a 60mm centre 4 pot brembo from a breva so that's my choice.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By chris a
Just used a bit of flat bar between the centre...

Just used a bit of flat bar between the centre stand mounting and the big bolt that goes through the engine caseing.The stand needed aout 3 cm extra welding and the big bolt had to be longer but it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By chris a
That one is going to take a very large and well...

That one is going to take a very large and well filled wallet to do.........
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Pete's bike is a later civilian one so it should...

Pete's bike is a later civilian one so it should be a straight swap.Probebly cheaper to make an adapter for a different caliper though.
If you two and anyone else is seriously interested we should...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-18-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Pretty sure the forks would be a straight swap...

Pretty sure the forks would be a straight swap but be carefull about them coming from an XPA in which sae they could well be different.
There are several Police versions of the NTX and there are...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By chris a
I've got an '87.It supposedly had 28,000km on the...

I've got an '87.It supposedly had 28,000km on the clock when I bought it but I'm now pretty sure that the speedo drive was off for a while.
Had issues with the motoplatt so I fitted a sachse...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
They do come up Airhead...ebay germany or italy...

They do come up Airhead...ebay germany or italy are good places to look.
I'm going to fit the calipers ,disk and master cylinder off a 750 guzzi Breva that way there is no messing with getting the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
That's the one that was also used on the later...

That's the one that was also used on the later runs of the NTX.I had initially heard that they were a striaght swap but it doesn't seem so after all.Seems a pretty rare part and they don't come up...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By chris a
Thats why I live in the country !

Thats why I live in the country !
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Thanks for the link Charlie.I've got a set of...

Thanks for the link Charlie.I've got a set of these from Moto Spezial for my big bloc; the spaceing and angles are different as those ones fit P08 mountings and we have bastard p05's on the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,331
Posted By chris a
Time to get some stock of dural out and make the...

Time to get some stock of dural out and make the adapters !
I'd suggest we all go in together but I'm planning on doing an 18" supermotard front wheel conversion useing a late guzzi smallblock wheel...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 310,362
Posted By chris a
beaut !

beaut !
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 131,113
Posted By chris a
As far as I can make out the valve angle bit is...

As far as I can make out the valve angle bit is all about improving the gas flow so in theory it would be a good idea.practically though I doubt if it would be noticable in terms of performance...
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