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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 01:58 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
sorry about that,:shog on a more positive...

sorry about that,:shog

on a more positive note, i've ordered a couple of new exhaust valves. i also checked the inlet valve, and it looks fine.!
i cant remember what inlet valve i used , so...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
the only differences between the two engines are...

the only differences between the two engines are carb ( both 29mm), exhaust and airfilter .
how that can result in 4 hp difference is only known by the the guzzi marketing department...

they...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
that is a pretty common problem. probably worn...

that is a pretty common problem.
probably worn dogs , because somebody hurried the gear changes.
everything is still available.
but you might get away with just having them reground.

cheers,
...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By huub
i have seen a enfield bullet started with four aa...

i have seen a enfield bullet started with four aa cells from a pocket light,
so yes, it can be done.
but a condensor like the old british bikes is a easier option.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i rebuild a couple with viton sheets , it is...

i rebuild a couple with viton sheets ,
it is not that hard , the outside can be cut with scizzors , the small holes with a dremel.
but nowadays you can get the fuel taps new, so unless you've got...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
Hi Nick, i usually make my own , but if...

Hi Nick,

i usually make my own ,
but if the usual suspects cant provide a valve guide you might try if a standard automotive part can be modified to fit
anybody with a lathe should be able to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
the guide was aligned when fitted , i actually...

the guide was aligned when fitted , i actually ground the seats the old fashioned way, it made good contact all around
the seat has taken some beating because of the valve head rattling around ,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i should probably do a complete engine strip ,...

i should probably do a complete engine strip , having said that , last time it dropped a valve i stripped the engine , and found absolutely nothing inside.
but at 93.000 km i should probably use the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i am going to change the valve seat , just in...

i am going to change the valve seat , just in case.
ione possibility is the head distorting enough to have the valveseat misaligned when hot.
not sure how to solve that?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
finally had time to pull the head of the falcone:...

finally had time to pull the head of the falcone:

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag459/huubc1/foto0036_zps16ff474f.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,495
Posted By huub
Having ridden them, the aprilia or the morini...

Having ridden them, the aprilia or the morini have more right to claim the title beast than the pretty sedate R80 G/s of any of the other heavyweights... :deal
what they loose on highway ability...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,495
Posted By huub
The R80 G/s the lightest of the beasts? you...

The R80 G/s the lightest of the beasts? you forgot the morini camel , 300 Lb dry.:deal
Actually it is so light that keeping the font wheel on the ground is a challenge.
The easiest bike i know if...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
Cry i spent the weekend riding the falcone , first to...

i spent the weekend riding the falcone , first to a autojumble ,then going to a ice skating competition , all in all , i managed nearly 500 km but the trip ended like this,
...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By huub
I used a ibeam style jig to do the finish welding...

I used a ibeam style jig to do the finish welding , but that didnt stop the frame distorting
a skilled welder would probably have done it without distortion
i solved it by machining the head...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By huub
the choice of stainless was based on availability...

the choice of stainless was based on availability , these were cutoffs i got at work.
the tubing is 304, the plate unknown
making it out of stainless proved a extra difficulty , thin walled...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By huub
i've made a couple of frames myself , as with...

i've made a couple of frames myself , as with anything , there is no magic involved , just get some tubing, and start fabricating.
after building the first one , you will have a good idea what...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By huub
just saw this one on ebay a bit rough , but...

just saw this one on ebay
a bit rough , but somebody made a serious attempt at making a enduro morini ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
Just the rear brake.

Just the rear brake.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i like the looks of the NF without the dynamo. ...

i like the looks of the NF without the dynamo.
looks like a giant aermacchi.
it should be possible to fit a generator between the cases and the flywheel , but that would mean making a new...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
apparantly prices in italy are rising , in the...

apparantly prices in italy are rising , in the netherlands that kind of money would get you a nice , well sorted bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By huub
i already own a morini 350 1974 strada and a 1975...

i already own a morini 350 1974 strada and a 1975 drum brake sport
both bought in 1982.
Both have been used as daily transport, have been raced ( and crashed) so i've had all the opportunities to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
nice pictures! my NF is still in daily use , ...

nice pictures!
my NF is still in daily use ,
i've had no issues at all in the last couple of months , the think keeps amazing me.
just went over 91.000 km and counting,
On the motorcycle front...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By huub
they ordered their frames from verlicchi ( as did...

they ordered their frames from verlicchi ( as did ducati) had their own engines and so on ,

morini is more known for their 350 road models, but made a interesting line of small off road bikes ...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By huub
not exactly a beast... morini 500

considering the original morini camel was lighter than a xt500 you can hardly call it a beast...
anyway , a friend decided he wanted to get rid of a couple of bikes, and being a bike addict i...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,580
Posted By huub
probably a wise decision, After using the...

probably a wise decision,
After using the commando for a couple of years,
I bought a guzzi as a cheap winter bike , so i didn't have to ride the commando in winter. :evil
the commando hasn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,580
Posted By huub
i've used one as a daily transport for three or...

i've used one as a daily transport for three or four years. ( 25.000 km/year)
At the time it was also my only means of transportation.

my experience?
My commando was completely unsuitable as...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
it was nice to do a local tour with 50 old bikes,...

it was nice to do a local tour with 50 old bikes, the falcone fitted in perfectly. Glad i didnt bring the le mans , it would have staid in first gear all the time..
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
loads of them , have a look ...

loads of them , have a look
http://www.royal-enfield.nl/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1337

As far as i am concerned the indian ones are just as real...
i've got a couple of enfields , but they are in...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
Ok, i'm back , i was at a enfield meeting ( with...

Ok, i'm back , i was at a enfield meeting ( with the Nf of course)
Banquo already came with the answer , the shift return spring broke .
not a big deal , it is a straightforward job just remove...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,243
Posted By huub
first of all, be clear what you want to use the...

first of all, be clear what you want to use the bike for.
for occational use to go to a rally, there is nothing wrong with a british bike.
if it is everyday use, and you want to arrive somewhere...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,220
Posted By huub
wow , nice pics! and nice to see another NF...

wow , nice pics!
and nice to see another NF used the way it was designed. if you want a ( slightly) higher cruising speed you can fit a smaller rear sprocket.

but you can also just enjoy being...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By huub
wow , nice find! are we going to get a riding...

wow , nice find!
are we going to get a riding impression? :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i'm sure they will if you ask them , they list...

i'm sure they will if you ask them , they list the unleaded conversion on the website for 123 euro.

i cant find the conversion to lightweight valves on the website , so not sure if it is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
there is nothing special about a falcone head, it...

there is nothing special about a falcone head, it is simple robust fifties technology.
any decent machine shop should be able to fit a couple of guides , and provide you with two valves.
actually...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,656
Posted By huub
you might have a point, but with a bit of...

you might have a point, but with a bit of maintenance even a old guzzi will last as long as any other bike out there.


my currens set of guzzi's:

1985 V65 , just over 100.000 miles , still...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By huub
you are starting at the deep end ,...

you are starting at the deep end , troubleshooting electrics has its own learning curve , this bike has been modified , so you've got the previous owners work added to complicate things.
personally...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
it is listed as a 600CC , but i think just the...

it is listed as a 600CC ,
but i think just the weight loss is worth 10 HP ,
the original NF chassis is amazingly heavy
combine that with reduced air drag , and it should be fun to ride.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
a nice (cafe) racer based on a nuovo falcone ...

a nice (cafe) racer based on a nuovo falcone

http://www.escher.de/crbst_11.html

only needs lighting ....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i just bought a military inlet manifold, so i've...

i just bought a military inlet manifold, so i've got a civile manifold for sale..

cheers,
Hubert
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 70,632
Posted By huub
i think they are still available new. i have...

i think they are still available new.
i have one , and would like the original military one if you want to swap.
the original military filter is huge , i cant see much improvement in fitting a...
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