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Old 12-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #91
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IMO, there's little value in messing about with the eccentric screw on the preselector cover. I doubt it will help with your first gear issues. Some info. here: http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...e_on_a_4_speed
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:11 AM   #92
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IMO, there's little value in messing about with the eccentric screw on the preselector cover. I doubt it will help with your first gear issues. Some info. here: http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...e_on_a_4_speed
Ok, Thanks.


I noticed that my Guzzi already has the ball joint and threaded bar conversion, so someone in its past has played in this direction, I shall set too and remove all the play, and see where that leads me.
They have us booked in for a sunny day tomorrow, Jan the 1st, 2013. So maybe I can get out for a ride without the need for water wings.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #93
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Is there anything I need to be aware of when pulling the cylinder heads? special tools etc?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #94
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Is there anything I need to be aware of when pulling the cylinder heads? special tools etc?
Just don't forget the engine bolt that resides in a deep hole beneath the large nut! The head won't come off unless you remember that one (don't ask.....).

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #95
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The six head bolts are only accessed after the rockers come off.
No. 6 is under the sparker..
After that, you're on the slippery slope!

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #96
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Thanks, well I have to cure this oil leak, so I have to get my hands dirty, what is the score with the recessed nut?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #97
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Thanks, well I have to cure this oil leak, so I have to get my hands dirty, what is the score with the recessed nut?
Nothing special. You just need a long socket. It should come off as easily as all the others.

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:46 PM   #98
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The big nut on top [22mm?] is a cover. Underneath is the 6th headbolt...
SSSSHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...
It's a secret!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:35 AM   #99
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That recessed bolt-hole cover plug is 26mm for the old ones.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:22 AM   #100
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That recessed bolt-hole cover plug is 26mm for the old ones.
+1

Under it you should find a socket-head nut - I use a 10mm hex bit on a short extension to reach it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #101
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Do any of you guys have a parts diagram for the early v7 forks, my forks don't have an external drain screw? just trying to find out what I need to replace, as I have a fork oil leak...
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #102
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Do any of you guys have a parts diagram for the early v7 forks, my forks don't have an external drain screw? just trying to find out what I need to replace, as I have a fork oil leak...
All Loop forks have a drain screw (unless someone has plugged the hole for some stupid reason). It's located on the lug where the rear brace of the front fender attaches to the fork lower/slider.

Places for leaks and what to do about them:
- drain screw - replace fiber sealing washer
- big o-ring at the top of the slider, where the chrome seal holder threads on - replace o-ring
- around the crimped area of the seal holder - apply JB Weld to the inside
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...t_crimped_area
- fork seal - replace
- top plug o-ring - replace

Parts diagram: http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...g_750_1aed.pdf

Fork rebuilding:
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...ork_rebuilding
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:34 AM   #103
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All Loop forks have a drain screw. It's located on the lug where the rear brace of the front fender attaches to the fork lower/slider.
Aha! found the little sucker, it was hiding just where you said it was, and it was loose! I couldn't see it before because ...

A. I am stupid
B. I am an old git
C. I don't have a bench so it is hard getting down that low to look
D. all of the above.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:30 AM   #104
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I bought my Guzzi some late model inlet stubs, the ones with the raised section, so yesterday I drilled and tapped these for use with carb balancer fittings. All finished off with nice polished 5mm dome head allen screws and copper washers.







I shall swap these over in a week or two, when I do the head gaskets.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #105
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great thread.

Kev, you know Joe Caruso in Loughborough? Not sure what he is like on ambos but he has a line on most things Guzzi.

Also Gutsibits in Huddersfield.
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