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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 16, 2012.
Full strip. No way to to get to it with the crank still in the case.
I have been out riding the old girl all day today (more of which later) including some fast motorway miles, and no leaks:eek1 well apart from the very small one at the back of the gearbox
Excellent! Glad to hear it Kev. How did the old girl like the motorway?
So, are you coming to the Guzzi National Rally in Lavigne, Ontario next weekend? Hop on a plane - after your tribulations, I'll buy you a beer and if you ask very nicely, might even lend you a bike.
Today - 6AM. Opinicon Lake
Sweet Wish I were there too! Nice photo. Great bike!
Is that an open invitation Nick??
Well the Rally is next week and I leave on Thursday morning early, so you'd better be quick.
Seriously though, any Guzzisti from the right side of the Atlantic (geographical, that is, not political) that made it across would find a welcome here.
If it wasn't for a dental appointment I'd be there.
You have dentists in Scotland? Who knew...........
Dentists, Haggis, Kilts and knackered Guzzis, we have the lot!
I was thinking that, but you said it!
Oh I hate to ask this question... but let's talk tyres
The tyres on my Ambo suck, they follow every bump and groove in the road, they track and wobble over every painted white line, they are not a lot of fun:eek1 Now I think it has Metzler's fitted, although I can't remember for sure, but I was curious as to what you guys were using? so come on spill the beans.
Dunlop K70's. Relatively cheap ($104), reasonable wearing, look great, decent handling, and a nice blocky treat for all those gravel miles.
What pressures Nick ?
To my great embarrassment, I usually just put my foot on the rim and unless its squidgy, we're good to go. When I do use a gauge, I go for about 24 front, 28 rear (solo) - about what it says in the Eldorado manual.
Dunlop D-405's are very popular. Modest tread design, high profile. I have them on both the Sport and Eldo.
Bridgestone S11 Spitfires since Continental stopped making the Blitz and Tour in Loop sizes. Inflated to 32 front and 36 rear.
I think i'll be plumping for Mitas who make a universal tyre in the standard 4.00 x 18 size. If my memory serves me correctly they'll set you back about £80 for the pair. I have them fitted to my MZ which I use in all weathers and have no complaints. Yes I realise the guzzi is a far heavier old beast but it isn't throwing out mega horsepower and I think they'll perform just fine. Those Shinko's on the other rebuild thread look quite inviting as well however.......
+1 on the Spitfires. I've gotten excellent mileage out of them as well.
Any of you guys have a spare MPH speedo for a twin clock dash kicking about the place? I have an KPH one on the bike at present, and would like to swap it over.
Once I finally get the garage cleared out of other projects, an older Guzzi will then fill that space. Probably an Eldo or an Ambassador. Something to just lazily chuff down the road for miles & miles.
How is the road along Opinion? It was under construction last year. Might be my favourite road in the whole province.