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Old 02-14-2013, 05:27 AM   #91
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I guess that smaller rear sprocket also cuts down on wheelies and those sling-shot accelerations
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:48 AM   #92
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I guess that smaller rear sprocket also cuts down on wheelies and those sling-shot accelerations
you might be right , i have never had trouble with unwanted wheelies...
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #93
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Okay, another little helpful hint. Wanna improve the air filtration of your stock steel-wool/oil air cleaner ? Read on.

The stock air cleaner on the Civilian NFalc is Dellorto version of one of those delightful period pieces with steel wool that you saturate with oil to catch contaminants.

I thought I'd look for a modern paper or gauze filter but was unable to locate the proper 3 7/8 inch diameter size with the proper height before I realized I'd like to just keep the original ole-timey filter. It probably does okay anyway.

Then I remembered the little "pre-filter" foam wraps used on many small engines and auto applications. As luck would have it, during a visit to my local Lowe's store today, I found a Briggs and Stratton pre-filter that fits and works perfectly on the small round stock civilian air cleaner. The thing slips right over and fits neatly inside the louvered aluminum cover.


The stock air cleaner on the Nuovo Falcone Civile (darn, I just now noticed that little dent in one of my louvers) -








The inside old-fashioned steel filter-




The Briggs pre-filter #796254 -




The Briggs and Stratton pre-filter oiled and fitted over the stock cleaner element-




Cover re-installed -


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Old 02-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #94
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this would make a lovely cafe racer, it just needs a small headlight behind the fairing screen and a rear light...
i hope the nuovo falcone engine is seriously tuned....


http://www.ebay.de/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Fa...-/290862429066
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #95
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Dang. 75 ? If that's real speed were you going on a long, downhill stretch coming out of the Rocky Mountains or the Alps?
maybe he meant kph
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #96
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Lol. That's more like it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #97
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If not, I have only one thing to say:

Palo Alto Speedometer Repair


lol j/k
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #98
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In for a penny, in for a pound, just made deposits on two military Nuovo Falcones.

The red one is a zero kilometer Italian fire service bike, never issued.


The sand coloured one is a used Sahara from Umbria in Italy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #99
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Sheeza. Darn ! Awesome ! Lucky man. Where did you find those ? Italy ?



Hey there, Mr. Hobart, do you ever see a spectacular green 850GT running around there? I sold it to a nice man there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #100
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Sheeza. Darn ! Awesome ! Lucky man. Where did you find those ? Italy ?



Hey there, Mr. Hobart, do you ever see a spectacular green 850GT running around there? I sold it to a nice man there.
The zero kilometer bike is in Stafford in the UK, but came from Italy, the Sahara is in Umbria in central Italy, but due to the difficuties of getting a motorcycle registered in Italy if you don't live there, I will probably get it sent to the UK as well as I can get a motorcycle registered there a whole lot easier.
Then I shall "tonk" around the UK and western Europe for six months then send them both home to Australia.

As to the nice 850T, I think I know it, as I am in the Italian Motorcycle Club of Tasmania, the biggest club in Tasmania after the useless sissies club, even though half the members DON'T own Italian motorcycles, they just like the club.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #101
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You see a good amount of NFalcs in Italy, mostly military types, not so many Civilians. They never imported the NFalc to UK so you dont find a lot there. They're rare as chickens teeth in North America. I really like that red one.

My old 850GT is a beautiful bike. I was a fool for letting it go.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #102
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The zero kilometer bike is in Stafford in the UK, but came from Italy, the Sahara is in Umbria in central Italy, but due to the difficuties of getting a motorcycle registered in Italy if you don't live there, I will probably get it sent to the UK as well as I can get a motorcycle registered there a whole lot easier.
Then I shall "tonk" around the UK and western Europe for six months then send them both home to Australia.

As to the nice 850T, I think I know it, as I am in the Italian Motorcycle Club of Tasmania, the biggest club in Tasmania after the useless sissies club, even though half the members DON'T own Italian motorcycles, they just like the club.
those are nice finds...
if you plan to tonk around for six months, you should consider sending the head to escher for lighter valves first.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Nu...-/290844094887

these engines have a well earned reputation for dropping valves,
this is the result of a dropped valve at 100 km/h

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #103
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Damn !

But, realistically, how often does that happen. I thought these things were supposed to be bullet-proof!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:31 AM   #104
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Damn !

But, realistically, how often does that happen. I thought these things were supposed to be bullet-proof!
mine exploded with 39.000 km on the odo,
a friend had his Nf explode at 20.000 km.

The NF just needs a couple of modifications to live up to his bullet proof reputation
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:57 AM   #105
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Ive read a little bit before about dropped valves but I cant remember what the cause was said to be. Anybody know? Looks like the valve crown broke off.
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