Just Goosing Around... First steps into Guzzi land...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I remember it being a real bastard anyhow.
    I believe I did it twice;
    once laying down in the mud
    and the second time I removed the battery tray.

    Take your pick,
    both took about the same amount of time,
    and yes it has to be in the mud.

    IIRC I either used a 90degree screw driver,
    or a spanner and my fingers...


    Deal with your linkages at the same time
    if you take your battery tray out.
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  2. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    The rocker adjusting tool in the toolkit also fits the clutch arm adjuster. The nut should be smaller, like a 13mm, not a 19?
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  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I am not talking about the clutch arm adjuster, I have already adjusted that, above that is another adjuster with a 19mm locknut, and a flat blade screwdriver slot for adjustment, that is the one I need to play with, I think.
    I can't get first gear at standstill under any conditions, I have to release the clutch slightly or have the bike moving. Maybe I should just pull the rear end apart and have a look at clutch plates etc.:eek1
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  4. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    and see whether things loosen up a bit.

    If you can get first gear by letting out the clutch slightly, and as long as it isn't dragging too fiercely, my response would be to ride it for a while. That sounds about normal to me. I often have often had to use the clutch a little to engage first, both before and after changing the clutch. It may just need to be used for the bike (and the rider) to settle in. Its not a Honda.

    Nick
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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Hooray!:evil:clap:freaky
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  6. F_Sahms

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    The thing above the circled clutch arm adjuster?

    [​IMG]
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  7. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    F Sahms,
    How is that 1000s coming along?
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  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    This one, it couldn't be in a worse place to get too, and in the Clymer manual they say to cut a hole in the battery tray to adjust it!:eek1:lol3

    [​IMG]

    Not ready to be that drastic just yet.:deal
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  9. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Well if'n you were going to take care of those sloppy linkages,
    removing them should give you the room you need.

    IIRC thats for the shifter return spring adjust.

    Finding 1st just takes finding the knack.
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  10. nick949eldo

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    Not a Honda - but looking back over the photos I see its V700/750, not an Eldo / V850. Different gearbox - so nothing I have said will apply (except the clunkiness stuff, which is probably true for both series).

    Nick
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  11. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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  12. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Ok, Thanks.


    I noticed that my Guzzi already has the ball joint and threaded bar conversion, so someone in its past has played in this direction, I shall set too and remove all the play, and see where that leads me.
    They have us booked in for a sunny day tomorrow, Jan the 1st, 2013. So maybe I can get out for a ride without the need for water wings.:evil
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  13. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Is there anything I need to be aware of when pulling the cylinder heads? special tools etc?
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  14. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Just don't forget the engine bolt that resides in a deep hole beneath the large nut! The head won't come off unless you remember that one (don't ask.....).

    Nick
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  15. danedg

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    The six head bolts are only accessed after the rockers come off.
    No. 6 is under the sparker..
    After that, you're on the slippery slope!
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  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Thanks, well I have to cure this oil leak, so I have to get my hands dirty, what is the score with the recessed nut?
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  17. nick949eldo

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    Nothing special. You just need a long socket. It should come off as easily as all the others.

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  18. danedg

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    The big nut on top [22mm?] is a cover. Underneath is the 6th headbolt...
    SSSSHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...
    It's a secret!:freaky
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  19. F_Sahms

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    That recessed bolt-hole cover plug is 26mm for the old ones.
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  20. MZRider

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    +1

    Under it you should find a socket-head nut - I use a 10mm hex bit on a short extension to reach it.