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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Rathlindri, Aug 26, 2008.
Now that is nice, right hand shift too
Thanks ! 1967 !
Besides everything else that's just too cool about this bike, I'm digging the visor attched to the top of the windshield.
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Could you perhaps explain the second lever setup, below the clutch lever, leafman60 ?
Decompression lever? Although a Falcone prolly doesn't have enough compression to warrant one.
Even the Nuovo Falcone , the one pictured here, has maybe 6.85 to 1.
I originally held it on with duct tape, to the horror of my son (who foolishly thinks I'm aesthetically challenged). I finally got rid of the duct tape glue smears and bolted it on permanently. It completely removes any buffeting from my face, which, on longer rides, is well worth it.
Yes, that's a compression release lever. I get questions about it all the time since it doesn't look like the smaller levers typically used on other european bikes.
I have fun with it. When asked what it is, I reply "Haven't you ever heard of double-clutching?" That usually gets a serious stare from the questioner.
The engine is only 6.85:1 compression but the lever does come in handy even though not required when kick-starting instead of using the electric starter.
Most people do not know the proper procedure to kick start a big single. Slowly turn the engine over with your foot until you get to compression and feel resistance. Then , pull the compression relief lever and carefully roll the piston just past the highest compression point. Let the compression release close then and give it a helluva kick. The situation is very rare that this thing doesnt start with the first kick. The same works for my old 500 cc '53 Matchless G80.
It's not often I burst out laughing... but that's a good one!
or drop it into gear, and roll it backwards against compression. take it out of gear and kick.
The NuFalc is a joy to kick. Mine invariably chuffs to life on 1 kick. There are few things as smugly self-satisfying as 1-kicking a big single to life in front of a crowd of doubters!
btw...I've posted some stuff in the NuFalc thread also.
Wow, that's a pretty twin too !
You can't just say my Ambo, and leave it at that, we need far more info, what year, where was that taken, how long have you had it, etc.... and we need pictures man
OK, OK...easy now Kev !
It's a '71 I've had for 3 years, in original paint and patina with 61,000 miles on it. While I appreciate Concours level restos, I must admit I'm very partial to original patina bikes. I love 'em when they show their use. A friend found this one for sale and hipped me to it, knowing it was right up my alley. I couldn't pass it up...it was short money--$1,000. Hadn't run in 5 years and took a bit of attention to make roadworthy...typical stuff. Unfortunately, as often happens with these under those circumstances, the motor started showing signs of original chrome bore degradation after I'd had it on the road for a while. The further I stripped the motor, the more signs of damage were evident. Big end shells, rod bushes showed wear and chrome scarring. Crank journal's not too bad, but at that point, I put 'er on the back burner as a winter project, and it's resting in the barn. At this point I'm debating whether to rebuild the 750 or an early timing geared 850 Eldo motor I have.
The pic was taken on a back road in my area (Central Mass.) that I frequent. I'm lucky to have nice roads nearby.
Here's one from prior to departure for the Guzzi rally in Maine last year.
Thanks, it could be the twin of mine....
Great Video !
Makes me wish I still had mine.