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Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
I prefer to put the engine in first, tilt it...

I prefer to put the engine in first, tilt it forward on the mounting bolt and then fit the transmission to the engine. Much easier to handle than both of them together, especially if you don't have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,507
Posted By MZRider
McMaster-Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6275K53

McMaster-Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6275K53
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,218
Posted By MZRider
Yup. I scrape for almost a half hour with a fresh...

Yup. I scrape for almost a half hour with a fresh M8-1.25 tap before I get the threads straightened out enough for the plug to go in properly. But, it's what you really have to do to make a proper...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,218
Posted By MZRider
I was thinking about that - they just might work....

I was thinking about that - they just might work. They're not that expensive, so you could buy a set and try them.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,218
Posted By MZRider
Ambo rod bolts aren't stretch bolts, I reuse...

Ambo rod bolts aren't stretch bolts, I reuse them.

There was no round fin Guzzi engine with an 89 mm bore - they skipped from 83 mm for the 757 cc and 844 cc engines (Ambo and Eldo) to 88 mm for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 97,270
Posted By MZRider
CCM has no "big Rotax" bike in their current...

CCM has no "big Rotax" bike in their current line-up, I think '04 was the last for those. They switched to Suzuki DR650 power afterwards.

My CCM is a project, bought as a non-running, rolling...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By MZRider
Rotax builds a 46 hp 450 for the Can-Am DS450...

Rotax builds a 46 hp 450 for the Can-Am DS450 ATV. I don't understand why nobody has used it in a dual-sport bike.

http://www.brp-powertrain.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-243/384_read-375/
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 97,270
Posted By MZRider
Available from numerous Moto Guzzi parts vendors,...

Available from numerous Moto Guzzi parts vendors, such as Guzzino.com:
http://guzzino.com/caelwphphvhb.html
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
IMO, brass is too hard, copper should be annealed...

IMO, brass is too hard, copper should be annealed first. Aluminum or these:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#93786A150 are what I use.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,086
Posted By MZRider
'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500: 34 hp, 348 lbs....

'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500: 34 hp, 348 lbs. :D

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/MZTaskersGap001_zpsc5b7fd73.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,174
Posted By MZRider
The Moto Guzzi Nationaal Owner's Club gives out...

The Moto Guzzi Nationaal Owner's Club gives out awards for 100k miles on Guzzis.

My Ambassador is un-restored, top-end was rebuilt at 54k due to the original chrome-plated bores flaking, clutch...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,174
Posted By MZRider
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/100...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/100kmiles001_zpscd44c0b1.jpg

My '69 Guzzi Ambassador, one December day in 2012.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
After a little research, it seems the Penrite...

After a little research, it seems the Penrite assembly lube that Pete Roper uses is very similar to what I use:

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/product_detail.aspx?id=SL3331

Despite the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
Not soldered in, just inserted and punched to...

Not soldered in, just inserted and punched to expand it, sort of like a freeze plug in a Chevy V8. They do leak. Will it be that much? No, but I find any leakage from a newly rebuilt engine...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By MZRider
Sweet! Drooled over those cases on your website. ...

Sweet! Drooled over those cases on your website.

I bought a CCM C25 350 at a swapmeet last year for $750 and will be rebuilding it after I finish the ATK 604 project. The CCM has some interesting...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
Two things jump out at me in this photo: 1) did...

Two things jump out at me in this photo:
1) did you apply sealer to the two bottom bolts of the rear main bearing flange? Those two holes go the whole way through to the inside and are below oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,507
Posted By MZRider
I'm up to my arse in Guzzis right now in the...

I'm up to my arse in Guzzis right now in the shop. One nice white Eldo on the lift, two "barn fresh" Loops waiting for resurrection and a V7 Sport restoration under way. Looks like an explosion at...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,955
Posted By MZRider
If you need a wiring harness or any of the many...

If you need a wiring harness or any of the many sub-harnesses, check out Greg Bender's offerings. Excellent quality at a reasonable cost.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By MZRider
Okay, perhaps you can find a Sachs 650 Roadster...

Okay, perhaps you can find a Sachs 650 Roadster over there? Would seem to fit the bill - 650 Suzuki power, modern chassis. You have tons more choices over there than we do in the US. Surely it can't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By MZRider
The MZ I already posted about. Enclosed chain, so...

The MZ I already posted about. Enclosed chain, so low maintenance there. 60 mpg for good range on a tank. I haven't had the bike long enough to do any weekend trips, but that's coming soon. So far...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By MZRider
There's a pretty long thread already going here:...

There's a pretty long thread already going here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857243

About a year ago, I bought a '95 CCM C25 350 project bike for $750. Has the full Uptite Racing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By MZRider
Been there, got that. :D ...

Been there, got that. :D

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/SundayRide10202013004_zps988cfa3d.jpg

'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500. "Only" a 500, but the 605 engine (as used in ATKs)...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By MZRider
Another source: http://guzzino.com/heliribu.html

Another source: http://guzzino.com/heliribu.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
Here's a very helpful tutorial on assembling a...

Here's a very helpful tutorial on assembling a Guzzi engine:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/projects_roy_smith.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
I don't use Loctite anywhere as a gasket sealer...

I don't use Loctite anywhere as a gasket sealer or threadlocker.

I use Permatex 300 in three locations. The first is on the rear main bearing flange, the second is the lower third of the timing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,666
Posted By MZRider
Labor rates will be going up soon...

Labor rates will be going up soon...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,666
Posted By MZRider
The Ambassador was purchased 20 years ago, then...

The Ambassador was purchased 20 years ago, then put in the barn. The owner intended to restore it himself, but life got in the way.

The Eldorado is owned by the brother of the guy that bought it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,666
Posted By MZRider
These two just arrived a week ago for me to whip...

These two just arrived a week ago for me to whip back into shape for their owners.

http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/barn_fresh/
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,422
Posted By MZRider
You could have new rubber seals made for the...

You could have new rubber seals made for the stock petcocks (I can refer you to two guys that do them) or just replace them with new as GordonH mentions. Moto Guzzi parts will fit here again. There...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By MZRider
Some useful information here: ...

Some useful information here:
http://thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_small_blocks_older_small_block_issues_.html
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,463
Posted By MZRider
If I remember correctly, Harley used an enclosed...

If I remember correctly, Harley used an enclosed chain final drive on some models prior to belts. Edit: yep, here it is: FXRT:

http://www.springer.ws/fxrt/fxrt24.jpg

My MZ Silver Star has an...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,688
Posted By MZRider
Two photos of an ES250/1 with sidecar taken today...

Two photos of an ES250/1 with sidecar taken today at the PVR Swapmeet in York, PA.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/PVRSwapmeet2014001_zpsc00fe7bc.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,422
Posted By MZRider
No VIN tag on it anywhere? The parts diagram...

No VIN tag on it anywhere? The parts diagram shows an oval plate, but I'm not sure the US model uses that. I can't remember where the tag was located on my Tornado. Guzzis of the period have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,422
Posted By MZRider
You can add to a cart, but then need to send a...

You can add to a cart, but then need to send a request. Click on:
- "Benelli Teileshop"
- then scroll down to "650 Tornado 2 Serie.", click on that
- click on the arrow in the box to the right of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,422
Posted By MZRider
Back when I had mine, Cosmopolitan Motors was the...

Back when I had mine, Cosmopolitan Motors was the only parts source for anything not shared with other Italian bikes. Now it seems Detlef Burian in Germany is likely the best bet:...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,007
Posted By MZRider
Anyone have a source for the (spin on) oil filter...

Anyone have a source for the (spin on) oil filter or an aftermarket replacement? I know a guy looking for some.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 35,140
Posted By MZRider
Why not just enlarge the i.d. of the 'bars? Had...

Why not just enlarge the i.d. of the 'bars? Had to do that on my Ambo to fit the Hella repros.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By MZRider
If you need a factory manual for it, there's one...

If you need a factory manual for it, there's one on Scribd that I uploaded.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/103218934/KTM-Owner-s-Repair-Manual
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,799
Posted By MZRider
The first set of Guzzis heads I had done, I...

The first set of Guzzis heads I had done, I supplied my machinist with 1st oversized o.d. guides and he had to machine them down so they would even be close to fitting. Since then (at least two dozen...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,662
Posted By MZRider
Thanks! Yes, I have that issue around here...

Thanks! Yes, I have that issue around here somewhere. As you might could tell from my signature, I have a bit of a "thing" for the old air-cooled Rotax. :D
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