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Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
They must do something tricky with the steel...

They must do something tricky with the steel strength in the windings. All the progressive springs I've ever dealt with have a changing coil rate.

Another trick to getting the last of the air out...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
Looks like the dried out muck from 2 different...

Looks like the dried out muck from 2 different types of brake fluid that weren't compatible.

I normally use DOT 3. It works everywhere and upsets no seals. It is also glycol based so is a bit...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,719
Posted By Morizzi
Unfortunately it clashes with the Ruptured Budgie...

Unfortunately it clashes with the Ruptured Budgie rally.

Hope you get support and riders too.

You could of course ride to the rally. Check out the Qld Guzzi Club's site.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I never use ordinary masking tape. I use the thin...

I never use ordinary masking tape. I use the thin green line tape that spray painters use. Then mask up onto that. Sometimes you just need to use the good stuff. That paper based stuff gets moisture...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By Morizzi
The frame and attachment points to the engine are...

The frame and attachment points to the engine are identical. The difference is the length of the barrels. You can tell the size of a small block engine by counting the fins.

The issue this may...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
Probably a good decision. Its the way I would...

Probably a good decision. Its the way I would have gone. You don't live in an environment where pot holes, road irregularities and corrugations don't exist. The air valves will give you an easy...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
Well its hard to judge if the damper resistance...

Well its hard to judge if the damper resistance is normal but the 'air gap' seems so. Every original damper I've ever tested had a small gap before resistance occurred.

As you can tell the damper...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By Morizzi
An article on issues that you may encounter. Yes,...

An article on issues that you may encounter. Yes, it can be a daily rider.

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_small_blocks_older_small_block_issues_.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
The switches can be repaired but they are tricky....

The switches can be repaired but they are tricky. The wire and connector have to be spotlessly clean. I use a fine tip soldering iron. With the wire and contact touching I use a drop of solder on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
The SP uses a slightly thinner rim but I don't...

The SP uses a slightly thinner rim but I don't think that will be an issue. The Trail Wing I use on the front is a rear tyre, 4.1-18. It seems to work fine. Cali has a 2.5 front rim, from memory the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
It looks to me they mark the date on your tyres...

It looks to me they mark the date on your tyres differently to ours.

You were going to go the dual sport route anyway so no big loss.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Morizzi
The Guzzi world is no different. Dual plugging...

The Guzzi world is no different. Dual plugging goes on with all the expense and inconvenience by those with no understanding of what it does and the advantages it may bring.

As usual the multiple...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By Morizzi
Helical gearboxes have an influence on...

Helical gearboxes have an influence on longitudinal forces in the engine depending if it is a power on or power off situation. If it is a splined connection then very little is transferred but every...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
It looks like you have 3 pairs of pads the same....

It looks like you have 3 pairs of pads the same. Isn't your rear an F09?

Look very similar to an F08 that you should have on the front but have 48mm pistons instead of 38mm so the pads are...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
The bike I put the Progressive springs in was an...

The bike I put the Progressive springs in was an LM III. Same front end as an SP except for the fork spacing. They all should have 2 piece springs that have a different spring rate. In effect they...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I haven't tried the continentals but I've done a...

I haven't tried the continentals but I've done a similar thing with a Cali III. They use slightly wider rims but still 18".

Bridgestone Trailwing on the front (supposed to be a rear) and Hidenau...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
Read your post on the other forum regarding the...

Read your post on the other forum regarding the steering damper. They are an easy fix. Glorified stuffing box.

Undo the big nut past its stop. Pull the thing apart and give it a clean. Any packing...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
There has been a lot of failures with the Dyna...

There has been a lot of failures with the Dyna III lately. I have 2 bikes here that have had them for years without issue but I've dealt with faulty new ones quite a few times. Talking to a producer...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I often use a remote fuel tank when working on...

I often use a remote fuel tank when working on them. Never had an issue.

I'd pull the lugs and have a look. May have fouled and then I'd check for spark. Kill switch will allow the starter to turn...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17,114
Views: 10,909,955
Posted By Morizzi
Isn't this the same dress as the girl jumping in...

Isn't this the same dress as the girl jumping in the air with the chequered flag?

Sandals and under garments are different though.

Edit was a typo fix up.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Morizzi
Have you tried a lower heat range spark plug?...

Have you tried a lower heat range spark plug? That may be the hot spot.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,221
Posted By Morizzi
If you read the OP Pig then you would see that...

If you read the OP Pig then you would see that was the initial issue when I first posted.

:deal:deal:deal

Had enough. As stated, I'll leave you to it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,221
Posted By Morizzi
I mentioned this in my first post on this topic....

I mentioned this in my first post on this topic. If you aren't going to read them then I may as well stop typing.

Good luck with it. I'll leave you to it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,221
Posted By Morizzi
That is a significant clue. The bike is getting...

That is a significant clue. The bike is getting fuel from some place other than the idle circuit. The idle circuit provides only a miniscule amount of fuel so it takes very little from another source...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I just went out and threw the verniers at my SP...

I just went out and threw the verniers at my SP with VHBs. The gap between the carb body and the inside of the head (spring length) is 6.2mm and 4.5mm. So not equal but they are tuned and balanced...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,376
Posted By Morizzi
I agree with the second tier comment. Despite all...

I agree with the second tier comment. Despite all the hype the LM II was and is a better bike than the LM I for a number of reasons. The round fin motor tends to be more popular with historical types...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
If you've cracked th cap on the fuel container...

If you've cracked th cap on the fuel container then I doubt that is the issue. The fuel bowl holds enough to start and run the bike for a few minutes.

Float height? Float valve? Just crack the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,221
Posted By Morizzi
There is clearly something not right but you...

There is clearly something not right but you already know that. A few good suggestions above.

Not all PHF 36's are created equal. The LM 3 came with lean burn type and had a different shroud in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,376
Posted By Morizzi
Just go to the standard EU jetting and needles....

Just go to the standard EU jetting and needles. They won't be far off the mark. The US jetting was always on the lean side.

Many think bigger is better but that is not always the case.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
The little spots are possibly from condensation....

The little spots are possibly from condensation. It all has to do with relative humidity and dew point.

As the thinners evaporates from the paint it acts as a refrigerant. If the surface temp...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I know you're not going for the full resto effect...

I know you're not going for the full resto effect but something to keep in mind.

2 part fillers don't shrink that much but high build primer does as it hardens, even 2 pak.

It can appear as an...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
As someone who does their own bodywork too I...

As someone who does their own bodywork too I agree. Just get it on the road.
A perfect paint job only lasts until the first stone chip.
I'm not into shed princesses and trailer queens either.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,531
Posted By Morizzi
The small blocks came with different camshaft...

The small blocks came with different camshaft ends depending on the type of ignition. Dyna S needs the mechanical advance, Motoplat doesn't. I have a Monza fitted with Dyna S but that came with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17,114
Views: 10,909,955
Posted By Morizzi
Well maybe another view to share the Christmas...

Well maybe another view to share the Christmas spirit. This photo set has been around for a number of years so it may qualify as an old bike. :lol3
...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,254
Posted By Morizzi
Old Campbell cops a lot of flak but there has...

Old Campbell cops a lot of flak but there has been a bit of this going on with govt red tape being cut. You only ever hear about a the unpopular stuff. Its almost as if the media is biased. :eek1
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
Yep, the thing many owners forget is that it uses...

Yep, the thing many owners forget is that it uses the mechanical advance which is below the plate. There is a felt pad that you are supposed to keep wet with oil to lube it but I don't trust it and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,765
Posted By Morizzi
I'd check to see the spindle oil galleries...

I'd check to see the spindle oil galleries haven't been blocked. If the rubber lined oil line has cracked at all the debris can end up there.

Gives you the opportunity to re-torque the heads too....
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,855
Posted By Morizzi
Quote from Doctor "seems to me that ''covert...

Quote from Doctor "seems to me that ''covert crusader'' is another term for ''smartarse wanker'"

Imagine oh dear Doctor
Imagine my surprise
That you feel about me so strongly
Its music to my...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Morizzi
I have some experience with this. Most of my old...

I have some experience with this. Most of my old Italians run similar 18" wheels.

If it is the look you are after then there is nothing to add. If it is handling you want then stick to pretty...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,855
Posted By Morizzi
What ails you dear Doctor? What's stuck up your...

What ails you dear Doctor?
What's stuck up your ar$e
Your posts are so terse
Your verses so sparse

Well done to you Sidetrack
It appears I'm a Dick
I'd rather be that
than a working class...
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