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Old 02-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #151
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Now where did I leave that sonic bath






So Tuesday night was bath night, and I had the carbs all stripped down and ready to dive in, add a dash of washing up liquid, set the temp to 50deg, and the timer for half an hour......





all nice and clean now, just waiting on a few gaskets
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #152
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Do we have any Guzzi clock restorers out there in ADV land?

I have a a pair of speedo's that need the bezel and glass taken from one, and put on the other.

I am clumsy, I will break it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #153
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Wirespokes was able to freshen mine up, did a nice job too.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #154
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Do we have any Guzzi clock restorers out there in ADV land?

I have a a pair of speedo's that need the bezel and glass taken from one, and put on the other.

I am clumsy, I will break it.
Hi Kev,

Peter Bond Instrument repair and renovation; and he is on your side of the pond too. He is suppose to be excellent by all accounts.

http://www.guagerepairs.com/index.html
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #155
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Kevin,

this could easily be the source of your oil leak.
The top 4 orings. The bottom 2 are another story.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:43 AM   #156
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Kevin,

this could easily be the source of your oil leak.
The top 4 orings. The bottom 2 are another story.
I have been thinking the same, and I have two sets of those little o-rings sitting here waiting for a warm day
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:16 AM   #157
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Another fine project bike on the bay, you American guys get all the fun projects...








http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V...d26fea&vxp=mtr


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Old 03-03-2013, 05:20 AM   #158
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And by fun you must mean costly
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:27 AM   #159
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And by fun you must mean costly
The way I see it, is you can buy a good looking shiney bike, that the owner tells you is fantastic, reliable, never had a problem, that becomes a money pit when you get it home, or you can buy an honest project, that is not hiding behind shiney paint and polish. I know which one I would buy
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #160
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Sunday morning was upon me, so I thought what should I do with it? I know, I shall drag the Guzzi from its slumbers, and have a pootle about in the direction of the Barge, and maybe look into booking a few places for a camping weekend later in the year.

So I walked down to my lockup, and dragged the old girl out, she was a bit sluggish to start, the cold had got to the battery, but it did start. Next I had to find a garage as both tyres were pretty soft, so once that was sorted, and after a blast round the block, to make sure all was well, I headed out.

The first thing I needed to do though was find a roadside coffee hut, and grab a bacon roll and coffee, well that wasn't to hard to sort out and I was soon getting on the outside of both...



while enjoying the coffee, a nice little Fiat 500 pulled up..



Coffee and roll now done I once more headed out, to do my task for the day, and having done that I returned home to give the Guzzi and my R80 a good wash, to clear the lingering road salt that blows about at this time of the year...









Once that was done, I adjusted up the gear linkage assembly on the Guzzi before dropping it back to the lockup.

I am so looking forward to warmer days...
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #161
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:49 AM   #162
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Kevin, the red pinstripe and HT leads really work well on your bike. I love seeing your pictures.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #163
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Aye lovely indeed Kev. If mine is half as nice after twirling a spanner or six at it i'll be more than happy. Spent most of the day on this lost cause.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #164
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Closeup?

Kev, Can you get some detail on your reat tailight/ signals?
I spent my Sunday morning rekabobbulating this setup...


It's shinier now....but there's a certain lack of ......... style?



PS... the fixture says C.E.V.


The lamps are LUCAS?
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:07 PM   #165
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It looks as though you have the wrong tail light fitted to the correct bracket, which is a different setup to mine, as I have the uber rare oblong tail light

Lucas indicators are correct option though, as I see them fitted to lots of Eldo's. My indicators are cheap aftermarket mini indicators, which will be changed at some point to a more traditional 70's style, maybe from a Honda C90 cub.
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