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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Steady on !! OK I know they look rough, but...

Steady on !! OK I know they look rough, but believe it or not, they were worse....:evil.... I rescued them from the bilge of a boat, siezed up and seriously rusted. Half and hour with the angle...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:12 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks fellas for the input. Isn't it great that...

Thanks fellas for the input. Isn't it great that we can tap into the combined experience of NF travellers across the globe ? Fantastic !
But in this case there turned out to be a very simple, if...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Hi Nuovo Falcone folk, Still in the process of...

Hi Nuovo Falcone folk,
Still in the process of getting my gearbox apart, but removing the kickstart gear and countershaft sprocket have held me up. Anyone have any idea how to get this off ?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Clutch removal (cont.)

When I first looked at the clutch, the removal process wasn't very apparent, and Martin Noke's otherwise helpful manual didn't provide much guidance.
See. No sign of any bolts or any of the usual...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Red. The gasket in my pushrod tunnel was...

Thanks Red. The gasket in my pushrod tunnel was a horrible homemade thing no made of rubber but of some tough gasket material and it's clearly been rubbing and done the damage. I had assumed that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Banquo ! Paul Friday ! You legends ! Great...

Banquo ! Paul Friday ! You legends ! Great stuff !!!
I'm about to start stripping my head and this stuff is gold !
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Motor disassembly

So I'm en route to discovering the cause of my gearbox blues, and have come across a couple of issues that someone who has had one of these apart before may be able to help with.

The head came off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Red and Leaf, Sounds like good advice....

Thanks Red and Leaf,
Sounds like good advice. I had the clutchcover off a few weeks ago (to replace the gearlever return spring) and took care not to upset the valve timing. But I didn't take any...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
My NF and I are about to undertake a journey into...

My NF and I are about to undertake a journey into the unknown: in search of a malfunctioing third gear, deep in inner recesses of the gearbox.

The first job was, after removing all the anciliaries...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 181,615
Posted By Nitram
Photos from round-the-streets vintage racing at...

Photos from round-the-streets vintage racing at Branna, Czech Republic, about six weeks ago. We just stumbled upon it while doing a bit of a road trip through CZ and Slovakia. Some great bikes....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
I've just replaced the gear selector return...

I've just replaced the gear selector return spring which broke before I got to ride the bike, so I've checked the adjustment as set out of p55-56. I think that adjustment is essentially about...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
NF gearbox problems

OK. Yesterday after a few months of slowly working through a string of fiddly teething problems, I finally got the bike going and went for my first ride around the block. :D

All good except..........
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
The stuff that's in there is a rubbery material,...

The stuff that's in there is a rubbery material, and measures about 1.4 or 1.5mm thick. I havn't come across Viton before (here in Sydney- but I'll ask at the engineers supply shop tomorrow. Making...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Nuovo Falcone forum

On a different subject, does anyone know what's become of the NF discussion forum ? The one that had the address:

http://www.phpbber.com/phpbb/index.php?mforum=nuovofalcone

Just come back from...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thumbs down Dripping fuel taps...........

Has anyone had any luck restoring the NF fuel taps ? One of mine drips when its turned off (assuming that the fuel line is disconnected from the carby) and the other one is even worse. It's not a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Hi NF folk, I'm presently on a bit of a...

Hi NF folk,
I'm presently on a bit of a wandering tour (not by motorbike, unfortunately) through parts of Eastern Europe- presently in Czech Republic, and heading across through Slovakia, down to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks immensely NF folk. I'm getting things...

Thanks immensely NF folk.
I'm getting things organised to order an English manual from Martin in UK, but as you said Banquo, fig33 in the handbook, and the description that surrounds it looks a lot...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Just looked on the GuzziTech site for the first...

Just looked on the GuzziTech site for the first time. Some great stuff there, incl. an Italian language NF manual:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Question Thanks for the tip Nick. I probably am a little...

Thanks for the tip Nick. I probably am a little lazy, but.......those springs are a little beyond the pale ! 'Though I can see the attraction with tha shaft-drive twin where it's going to need more...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Yeah it all works fine and shifts through the...

Yeah it all works fine and shifts through the gears etc., but the gear lever doesn't self centre........ It can be done by hand, but not by foot.....or at least not by my foot...

Have you ever...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Kommer/IMG_0...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Kommer/IMG_0862-1_zps921671f8.jpg
Today was to be the day. :D
New battery tray made and fitted- tick
New battery and strap fitted- tick
New chain fitted-...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Banqou. This is what my battery tray...

Thanks Banqou. This is what my battery tray looks like. It looks to be floating on rubber mounts which is nice, though the bolts from the rubber look like they're long engough to punch a couple of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Hi Nuovo folk, I notice that the back sprocket...

Hi Nuovo folk,
I notice that the back sprocket on my Militaire is 8.5mm wide, and has a 17mm pitch. Is this what's called a 530 chain ? Or is it a 525 ?

Also, the area under the seat where the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Yep. Silly.............:D:D:D ...

Yep.
Silly.............:D:D:D

http://advrider.com/forums/<a href=http://s5.photobucket.com/user/Kommer/media/Falcone_zps8b46690f-small_zps214dca6a.jpg.html...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Thanks all. I'm planning a mild cafe...

Thanks all.

I'm planning a mild cafe re-styling on my Military bike- tank and seat, footpegs and handlebars............and airfilter. Its a subjective thing no doubt, and I don't mind the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 86,198
Posted By Nitram
Just as a matter of interest, did the Civile have...

Just as a matter of interest, did the Civile have a different inlet manifold ? I think that my bike has the carby close to perpendiculer to the cylinder- i.e. aiming straight out the side. But that...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Nitram
Thanks folks. It seems pretty clear that for my...

Thanks folks.
It seems pretty clear that for my headlight bucket, I need a 130mm ring and glass. They are around on ebay I think, so it shouldn't be too hard.
Thanks again for taking the time to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Nitram
How to measure a Guzzi headlight ?????

I'm trying to track down a replacement CEV headlight rim and glass for my 1956 Guzzi Lodola. There are rims for sale on fleaBay, but what I'm not sure about what they mean when they say e.g. that...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 83,795
Posted By Nitram
Guzzi Lodola

I'm presently working on a '56 Lodola 175 OHC just like this one, and I need a replacement camshaft. Has anyone got any suggestions of somewhere perhaps in the US or GB that has an interest in...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Nitram
Hmm. No replies yet. Anyone know anyone who HAS...

Hmm. No replies yet. Anyone know anyone who HAS a 175 Lodola ?
Nitram
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Nitram
Question Moto Guzzi Lodola.

I've recently inherited this '56 175 Lodola and trying to get it running properly. It had been raced extensively (don't ask me why....it's a long story !) and has what seems like a pretty wild...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Nitram
Thanks for your responses. Especially Beemerboff...

Thanks for your responses. Especially Beemerboff for his offer (pm sent).
I ended up buying one of these:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Kommer/Glenbawn%20June%202013/Coil_zpsdabb95f8.jpg...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 243,309
Posted By Nitram
Pissed ALDI 18v drill a dud ?

I got the 18v Taurus battery drill and it came with a charger and a spare battery, and it seemed more solid than the junk that comes from Supa Cheap. But that was about four or five months ago- lost...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Nitram
Yeah OK thanks. Good idea. But the one that came...

Yeah OK thanks. Good idea. But the one that came off had two plug wires coming out of the one coil. Is that common ? Guess I'd better slip down to the wreckers and check. And I presume it needs to...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Nitram
R80 ignition coil needed

Can anyone point me in the direction of where to get an ignition coil for my points-ignition R80 ? I've read that the Dyna 3ohm dual output coil is the go, but...... where to get one in Oz ? I've...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Nitram
Ah yes.....so it is. Sorry for cluttering the...

Ah yes.....so it is. Sorry for cluttering the threads without checking first !
It seems 3 ohm and Dyna might be the way to go.
Ta.
Nitram
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Nitram
Alternative replacement airhead ignition coil ??????

In the latest installment of my run of electrical probs, my G/S's ignition coil has called it quits. It started to run on one cylinder only and pretty clearly the coil have suffered some kind of...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,602
Posted By Nitram
Disconnecting speedo- a low act ??

OK, maybe I'm a bit old fashioned, and getting to be a bit of a whinger as I roll into my mid-50s.......... but am I alone in thinking it sux when someone disconnects their speedo so they can sell it...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Nitram
Fantastic ! You know- I'm not a huge fan of the...

Fantastic !
You know- I'm not a huge fan of the internet. For me, it's just too absorbing and I have to discipline myself not to waste time there.

But getting these helpful replies so quickly...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Nitram
R80 G/S ignition timing marks ???

Not sure if my eyesight is letting me down, but after looking for 1/2 hr I can't find any sign of any "S" timing mark on the flywheel behind the little rubber bung on the LHS of the cases.

Come to...
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