74 Guzzi Eldorado

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by edfetz, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  2. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    That thing is covered with elbow grease !!!
  3. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I got a flexible shaft with a buffer wheel setup on the drillpress:evil

    Time Machine!
  4. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    way over yonder in the minor key
    Sounds uncomfortable.
  5. danedg

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  6. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    The exhaust valves and guides were replaced as well as intake guides. Seats were good all around.
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Heading down to Victoria this weekend for the 'Spaghetti' rally, :rofl
    run by the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria, @ Edi Cutting campgrounds, :clap
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    Sneaking in on 'White Beast' to perve on the fine machinery there, :eek1
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    and catch up with old mates for a drink or three :freaky
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    photos next week, maybe :lol3
    Cheers
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  8. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    What do you have in the Hudson?
  9. danedg

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  11. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    where we at then?
  12. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Just about to remove engine alltogether for lower end inspection and cleaning, hopefully not too much rebuilding!

    Wiring harness soon to follow. The frame is probably gonna get repainted...

    And the tank & toolbox....
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  13. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Is that where they hide the fuse rack, inside the headlight! man I am scared to look in there:eek1
  14. danedg

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    The fuse panel turned out very stout. No big deal. Well marked.

    This is a chrome cylinder with 49,000 miles on it. When is this going to fail????:evil

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  15. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    Maybe already. How deep is that ridge?
  16. danedg

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  17. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Nice shot there, did you notice that my bike is a right hand shifter?:evil
  18. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    That floppy, sloppy left shifter is an ornate transfer from the right side.:D
    Dissembling the shifter, footboard and kixtand will be an adventure. The exhaust was a PITA!:puke1
    Because of all the other bits. And it had become one with itself!
    How many miles on your bike?
    At 50,000 miles, I'm just gonna take it all down to inspection. The seals are shot and thus a messy rear drive.
    The OIL was clean so I'm thinking the gear train is ok.
    But she's a dirty girl.:clap
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  19. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    Yes sir! It's not too bad really. I added two small relays in there as well to save the original headlight switches from melting.
  20. danedg

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    So I pulled off this greasy bitch to day.
    The drive came off the shaft housing and there was 90wt that dribbled out. Not much and clean. Splines looked great and the whole thing spun smooth and tight.
    I'm parts cleansing now.
    Should there be lube in the drive shaft area? I somehow had the impression that the drive shaft assembly was "dry", unlike the BMW assembly. Or is this a seal issue. I'm going to replace seals, but hope to NOT crack the assembly open.
    And what's that little finned reservoir doing under the unit? I can't find it listed in the tavola ....
    What should I be checking for?

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