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

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

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Got one here Kev if you want to use it. I've also got a box of various needles and a large selection of jets for those carbs that you're welcome to...I'll put them in the panniers ready for when you come over.
  2. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Thanks Rob, looks like next weekend now all the family stuff has settled down....


    Right guys, have a look at the picture below, now can any of you tell me the part number of the HT lead brackets below the carbs?

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    :deal
  3. danedg

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    Part # 14115401 - Piastrina sulle pipe = "plate on the pipe" Tavola # 1

    Don't forget the grommet. Part # 91551081... same tavola.:freaky
  4. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    What's wrong with the ones on there?
    Did I miss something again?

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  5. danedg

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  6. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Nothing is wrong with the original set that I can tell, but it does no harm to have a spare set on the shelf, when the spares for these are now getting harder to find.:deal
  7. spress

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    Run your inlet at 0.15mm and exhaust at 0.25mm as specified :deal. The V7 700 runs tighter clearances but don't be tempted to tighten the exhaust clearance on the 750 as you'll start burning valves on long fast runs. The top end is noisy on these bikes and this is normal.

    Cheers, S
  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I am curious, I bought a seal set for my Ambo, to keep in my spares box, and I see there are two oil seals, one large, and a smaller one, and a large o-ring, so can you tell me what goes where
  9. danedg

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    The large one fits the rear crank and seals the rear main bearing. The smaller fits the crank nose and seals the timing chest cover. The oring fits the front crank behind the timing sprocket. I bought one of those kits. It was described as "universal".

    I guess it has all the seals for the 700 ,750 & 850. I assume I'll end up with a lot of funny looking gaskets that don't fit anything on my bike...hopefully it's got all the ones i DO need.
  10. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Thanks, I was lucky and found a seller who just sells and oil seal and o-ring kit, the three big ones, and the 12 little ones for the cylinder bolts.

    I also have a full 750 gasket set coming from Italy, sometime, they said it could be three weeks?
  11. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    So Tuesday night was bath night, and I had the carbs all stripped down and ready to dive in, add a dash of washing up liquid, set the temp to 50deg, and the timer for half an hour......

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    all nice and clean now, just waiting on a few gaskets:clap
  12. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Do we have any Guzzi clock restorers out there in ADV land?

    I have a a pair of speedo's that need the bezel and glass taken from one, and put on the other.

    I am clumsy, I will break it.:huh
  13. Chad M

    Chad M Been here awhile

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    Wirespokes was able to freshen mine up, did a nice job too.
  14. BubbaJim

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    Hi Kev,

    Peter Bond Instrument repair and renovation; and he is on your side of the pond too. He is suppose to be excellent by all accounts.

    http://www.guagerepairs.com/index.html
  15. danedg

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    Kevin,
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    this could easily be the source of your oil leak.
    The top 4 orings. The bottom 2 are another story.
  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I have been thinking the same, and I have two sets of those little o-rings sitting here waiting for a warm day:evil
  17. England-Kev

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    And by fun you must mean costly:D
  19. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    The way I see it, is you can buy a good looking shiney bike, that the owner tells you is fantastic, reliable, never had a problem, that becomes a money pit when you get it home, or you can buy an honest project, that is not hiding behind shiney paint and polish. I know which one I would buy:evil
  20. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Sunday morning was upon me, so I thought what should I do with it? I know, I shall drag the Guzzi from its slumbers, and have a pootle about in the direction of the Barge, and maybe look into booking a few places for a camping weekend later in the year.

    So I walked down to my lockup, and dragged the old girl out, she was a bit sluggish to start, the cold had got to the battery, but it did start. Next I had to find a garage as both tyres were pretty soft, so once that was sorted, and after a blast round the block, to make sure all was well, I headed out.

    The first thing I needed to do though was find a roadside coffee hut, and grab a bacon roll and coffee, well that wasn't to hard to sort out and I was soon getting on the outside of both...

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    while enjoying the coffee, a nice little Fiat 500 pulled up..

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    Coffee and roll now done I once more headed out, to do my task for the day, and having done that I returned home to give the Guzzi and my R80 a good wash, to clear the lingering road salt that blows about at this time of the year...

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    Once that was done, I adjusted up the gear linkage assembly on the Guzzi before dropping it back to the lockup.

    I am so looking forward to warmer days...:clap