74 Guzzi Eldorado

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

  1. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    So I'm setting the new clutch hub...

    Star washer, check...

    4 Pin locknut, check...

    Set the nut tightly and look for the tab to line up with one of the pin slots, check...

    How the hell am I supposed to bend that little tab up???

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  2. JonnyCash

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    Are you bleeding?! When I put mine back together, I ran into this problem. I thought it was kind of hilarious, and thought the engineers must have enjoyed knowing that they made something so simple, so difficult. I ended up tweaking the tabs up just a little bit before putting the washer in place. It was little enough that it didn't cause it to foul on the nut as I spun it on, but enough that I could get a hook under it when it was all together.
  3. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Insert flat head screwdriver into the gap between tab and id of outer gear aligned with the notch. Twist fairly hard, and the tab should be the first to give.

    Lots and lots of auto front end / transaxle parts use that setup and that's the best thing I've ever come up with. :/
  4. danedg

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    I'm not bleeding, I'm still freezin'!!
    The woodstove is still goin' fer crissakes!!!!
    :vardy




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  5. JonnyCash

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    You're not alone in the delayed springtime phenomenon. I had haoped to get out on a MC today, but it topped out at 40 here today, sunny but very windy. That engine there is mighty pretty, sir.
  6. danedg

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  7. Cogswell

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    Great Picture !!!:clap

    I am really going to miss this thread when you finish the bike.:cry


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    Mike
  8. danedg

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    ...at this blistering pace, this thing will never be finished!

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  9. danedg

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    Here's the old one. Teeth are worn and this disc is shaped much like a potato chip...:D

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    So we ordered a new one. I added the six slot heat treatment feature. New discs and 4MM hub and splines, springs... life is good...

    Until I actually fit the plate into the flywheel...WTF?????

    This thing don't fit at ALL!!!???

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    The new plate was stamped out like a Yugo...a ChiangShen. Horrid fit and finish.

    I had to take a file to every one of the 72 teeth to get rid of the frass on both sides of every tooth and now it slides nicely in the clutch assembly. But what a POS!!!
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    It's seems to fit together...
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    Don't get me wrong. All of the replacement parts, ( that amounts to a whole bunch of them ) have been of excellent quality fit and finish. I've been frustrated with all the oneofakind seals, orings, etc... It ain't like a German bike.
    But this clutch plate was crap.. I was surprised.
  10. danedg

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  11. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Well done Dan, ride report next week then:clap:clap:clap
  12. danedg

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    Dream on! If there is one thing to be learned... It's called PATIENCE.

    I'm happy to get the ticker back in the chest!:1drink
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  13. danedg

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    that I kept after this thread:wink:

    I had to pull up page 2 foto's today to remember where the 2 black pull switches were located...
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    :lol3

    And now that I see it again, it don't look right either...
    I'd want to switch the left knob with the headlight indicator.
    Symmetry
  14. danedg

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    I set the tank and seat for a little instagratis...:evil

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    I'm getting dangerously close to putting some oil in it and turning it over...:freaky
  15. danedg

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    Turns out the ignition does have the starter feature, (momentary).
    Turns out that doesn't matter if it has the starter button.

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  16. Stagehand

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    Is this damn bike done yet?
  17. danedg

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    My helper keeps running off to parts unknown. I've had to tough it out alone.
    But I sure could use your help now. I need to push the bike from the shop to the shed... I understand you've got lot's of experience pushing non running motos:hide
  18. danedg

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    A year ago I rebuilt the caliper. Brembo kit, all new parts, everything looked good.
    Today was the big day to actually charge/bleed the system.
    It took some pumping but the fresh fluid finally reached the caliper.
    Imagine my surprise/ disappointment to discover the new 6mm bleeder screws do NOT seat far enough to seal the system!
    :puke1
    It appears neither screw works right.

    How is this possible ? Has anyone had this occur and how was the problem solved?
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    I actually found the old bleeder and cannot see any obvious difference. (Other than the old one is a rusty blob!)
  19. danedg

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    By going to NAPA and buying generic 6mm x 1.0 bleeders. They're longer. Clean it up. Rebleed and the bleeders were fine and I've got pressure!
    Come out the next morning and there's a puddle of brake fluid under the caliper.
    So I take the caliper off and dismantle THAT... maybe the oring got pinched??
    Nothing. Nada. Zip.
    Everything looks good. Reassemble and install. Rebleed.
    Walk away for fifteen minutes and ... drip:cry
    A new caliper is on it's way...
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    Any news Dan?