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Old 12-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #61
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I wonder if someone will save this one....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Moto-Gu...ac89d9&vxp=mtr




I like the rear pillion footplates, very cool, why did Guzzi make so many styling changes for the same year?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:47 AM   #62
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Do you have Guzziology? It's a great read and filled with all kinda facts on that help maintain Guzzi's.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #63
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I have a plastic cover, I wonder does it serve a usefull purpose, or is it just a vanity cover to hide the generator? is it worth fitting full stop?

Thanks for the tip on the fork oil, I will go for a heavier weight when I do them, it won't be today though, as it is -6 here this morning, with a heavy frost, s it is a morning for hot coffee, and a little computer motorcycling

Are there any tips on setting up the clutch side of things, as I find it hard to select first gear, and all gear changes are at best very clunky I hope I don't have to pull the back end apart just yet.
The generator cover is really just hiding the ugly bits from view. Mine has been without for most of the last 15 years.

Greg Bender has a section on clutch adjustment that may prove helpful: http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...tch_adjustment
The 4 spd. is known for clunky changes, but with time and practice you'll get better.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #64
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What are the two mounting holes for on the handlebar clamps?





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Old 12-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #65
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I believe the 2 in the center are for a faring brace.
no idea what the one by the clutch perch is,
mine didn't have that


edit: actually think the 2 on the perch are for the original "snuff box" headlight switch


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Old 12-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #66
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What year is that thang?

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #67
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It says 1970 on the headstock Vin plate, I think it is a euro model though, as it has KM/H clocks
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #68
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What are the two mounting holes for on the handlebar clamps?




Fairing braces.........

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #69
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Well I shall try to get the clutch adjusted tomorrow, I have bought a new cable, but I think I need to adjust the plunger at the gearbox end (there seems to be a lot of play at that point) any advice on this will be gladly accepted...
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #70
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The Manual states...




Guzziology cautions to not over adjust the free play. Make sure the lever doesn't come in contact with the back cover before he's done pushin' it in....
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:58 AM   #71
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Spent the morning playing with the Guzzi, gave it some Ambo decals on the battery box sides, and I fitted the christmas present I bought it, in the shape of a new correct fuel cap. I then fitted the new clutch cable and adjusted it up, but it is no better than the old one in action, so I may jhave to dig deeper









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Old 12-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #72
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Kevin, that bike is just absolutely beautiful. To me, it's just the right mix of shiny, and patina. It's good for me to see this, as I'm in the middle of a rebuild, and I'm having a lot of trouble, letting what I originally intended to be a get-it-running-and-just-ride-it job drift into a fix-everything-that-is-showing-any-wear job. Your photography is beautiful too. Thanks for the updates!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:27 AM   #73
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I wonder if someone will save this one....




The white ones polish up easy, just needs a little elbow grease . Same year (1970) as above.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #74
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Kevin, that bike is just absolutely beautiful. To me, it's just the right mix of shiny, and patina. Thanks for the updates!
Thank you, I will never be able to restore a bike, as I don't have the time, inclination, or facilities to do so, I would much rather be riding a tatty bike, than not riding a restored one, buy hey, that's just me. Do you like how I fitted red HT wires to match the pinstripe on the tank I have done fitting new parts now, maybe a whitewall tyre on the front sometime, right now I just want to get it changing gear sweetly and I will be happy.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #75
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If I have the clutch cable adjusted correctly, could my gear selection problems be down to the gear change linkage?
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