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Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,389
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
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 10-31-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,389
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...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,389
Posted By Morizzi
This is quite disappointing No witty retort ...

This is quite disappointing
No witty retort
No ballads in answer
Its not even sport

You're off to a rally
a place with no roof
but you haven't responded
to my short 3 verse spoof
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,389
Posted By Morizzi
Its actually quite hard to think of anything...

Its actually quite hard
to think of anything worse
Than a bunch of old farts
trying to spread verse

A meeting of minds
or a meeting of bores?
I'd rather have syphilis
covered in sores
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
I see you have 2 options. 1. Pull the...

I see you have 2 options.

1. Pull the gearbox and replace the oil line. Its nothing fancy, just a bent metal tube with a banjo fitting one end. Anyone who makes brake lines could make one.

2....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
The oil return line should be a metal hose tail...

The oil return line should be a metal hose tail that sticks out of the engine casing about 1" to the left side of the large breather hose.

Its part no 37 in this diagram, though the position isn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
OK, the situation as I understand it is you have...

OK, the situation as I understand it is you have time, skills, no breather and a limited budget. That's simple then, just make a breather box.

You are trying to replicate this:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
Colours? Before I start let me tell you a little...

Colours? Before I start let me tell you a little story. I have a Norton friend. He has a 1965 in bright red. Every time he takes it to a bike rally it gets surrounded by a bunch of 'know it alls'...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
The velocity stacks were a screw on extension...

The velocity stacks were a screw on extension that linked to the filter box. Mine never had the original filter set up. It came with K&Ns but fitted to the stacks/extensions. Should you get some? I'd...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
Fuel tank. If its heavily scaled some throw...

Fuel tank.

If its heavily scaled some throw in screws and rattle them around to break off the big flakes. I find that these can become jammed in the far corners of the tank.

I use a length of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
New links for you. It sounds like that with the...

New links for you. It sounds like that with the right resources you will be self reliant. Very handy if you are in a Guzzi remote area.

This is a Ducati site but down under Carburation there is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
Needy? I don't mind helping but I'll set down...

Needy? I don't mind helping but I'll set down some ground rules.

If I give you some advice then I know it. If I'm not sure then I will term it that way or if there are options then again You'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
It sure is. No 43. Sitting quite low in the...

It sure is. No 43. Sitting quite low in the diagram but it is held by the 2 top centre rocker cover bolts.

As far as I'm aware they are the same on either side. I've never had an issue fitting...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
You also need the 2 small brackets that support...

You also need the 2 small brackets that support the top of the lowers from the top of the rocker cover. These are the same on each side and the same as 3 and 4 ones.

Lower brackets come from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
I'm not the best person to answer this really as...

I'm not the best person to answer this really as I don't pretend to know everything the factory got up to in this regard but the things I am aware of are:

The SP came in 2 colours originally, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
The switch is for the hazard warning lights. They...

The switch is for the hazard warning lights. They are live even with the key out so don't walk away from the bike without checking one side isn't blinking or you can return to a flat battery.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
Front guard should be plastic, ABS plastic to be...

Front guard should be plastic, ABS plastic to be precise. Nice and maleable but I see you have a Metzeler on the front. They tend to be a bit wider so make sure the front wheel can slide in and out...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
There are pros and cons as always. The...

There are pros and cons as always.

The lowers tend to crack at the brackets due to them being under stress. A tweak of the bracket and proper rubber bushes help and rectify this.

Pros. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Morizzi
I agree with Rob. Same thing in Australia. Very...

I agree with Rob. Same thing in Australia. Very hard to find one that hasn't been cut down or butchered. Turns a world class tourer into something you can't even take to the shops as there is nowhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
The big valve Cali we got wasn't. It was more...

The big valve Cali we got wasn't. It was more akin to the breathing of an 850 LM. PHF 36 carbs and valves around the same size as the 850 but not identical. The last of the 1000S were like this too....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
You are correct. Much better light in the second...

You are correct. Much better light in the second pic. I'll change my statement to 'good for keeping your engine warm in a cold climate.' Never really did understand it unless you rode the bike at max...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
OK, I'll cop the flak. :eek1 Too many ooers and...

OK, I'll cop the flak. :eek1 Too many ooers and arrrers with poor eyesight. :wink:

Front wheel is non standard, maybe from a Laverda.
Never did like the US sealed beam light. Looks like cyclops...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
There are a few in Australia. A friend had a...

There are a few in Australia. A friend had a black one. I can't remember its number.

Last of the Tonti LeMans series. A good strong reliable sport tourer.

Hard to fit bags to due to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
Honestly Nolan, I'm not fussed. I actually...

Honestly Nolan, I'm not fussed. I actually thought you may have been interested in the truth and background. I can only report what I witnessed and observed. I'm not going to fib to fit neatly into...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
Hmmmm? Let me try and take these issues one at a...

Hmmmm? Let me try and take these issues one at a time. :wink:

VIN Numbers: There was only one place on earth that required the frame and engine numbers to match, the USA. The number in the picture...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
They don't just go to ground. They feed into the...

They don't just go to ground. They feed into the breather box that sits between and to the rear of the Vee.

There are 2 ball valves. One at the base of the thick breather hose and one inside the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
The rusty allen headed cap screw into the rocker...

The rusty allen headed cap screw into the rocker void.

The other ones are the oil feed to the rockers. This is where the breather sits.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
Thanks Nolan. The old thing has been around the...

Thanks Nolan. The old thing has been around the world a few times but still going. I tour on it and have a Monza for local rides.

Sorry for temporary hijack now back to Blaine's LM 1.

I notice...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,424
Posted By Morizzi
Thumb I'll disagree with you on this one Nolan. It...

I'll disagree with you on this one Nolan. It really depends on what he wants to do with the bike.

If he just wants to do day rides and enjoy it as it is then fine but if he actually wants to load...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Morizzi
Anal? Yes. Run them? Why not. As good? No...

Anal? Yes.
Run them? Why not.
As good? No idea.
Quality reflected in the price? Isn't it most often.
Counterfeit? Most probably.

I'm actually having a hard time to answer this in an honest...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Morizzi
Hard to tell as I don't know the model but a...

Hard to tell as I don't know the model but a picture would have been useful.

Often you need to make a thin plastic cone to slide the lip down and over the shaft and contact surface..

After that...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
Its got a big fat red wire coming out of the...

Its got a big fat red wire coming out of the dizzy like Dyna provide.

If so and origninality is an issue is there a reson the VHBs are still fitted?
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By Morizzi
I'm honestly surprised there is an issue. :huh ...

I'm honestly surprised there is an issue. :huh

Why don't you just make your own? :wink:

Most cables can be made with ferrules, nipples and cable from push bike shops. :wink: Anything specific...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Morizzi
There are very few bikes easier to re-torque than...

There are very few bikes easier to re-torque than a Guzzi big block from that era. The only one that I know of and have is a Guzzi small block. You don't need to remove the rocker spindles. :evil So...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Morizzi
Well in the words of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to...

Well in the words of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "Don't Panic!"

Smarter? Not sure I qualify. Don't know the vehicle or that particular engine but think about it, why would there be less...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
Mark at MG Classics at Signal Hill, CA, USA is...

Mark at MG Classics at Signal Hill, CA, USA is getting barrels done.

Contact him. He may be able to help.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Morizzi
Hmmm, tricky one. If it was me i'd do the...

Hmmm, tricky one.

If it was me i'd do the following/thoughts:

Remove the sump and measure the float normally. You will be able to watch the shaft move to give you a better idea too.
Using...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,519
Posted By Morizzi
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